WATSON, JAMES [SSNE 1086]

Surname
WATSON
First name
JAMES, JACOBUS

Text source

James Joachim Watson was listed in Posen, Poland in 1636 as a Scottish burgess from Dundee. He had to provide a birthbrieve from Scotland and promise to convert to Catholicism within a year in order to become a burgess. He is probably the same as the James Watson noted as amongst the contributors in Posnan/Posen toward the subsidy for King Charles II in 1651

A.F. Steuart, Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland, 1576-1793 (Edinburgh, 1915), p.xxxii; T. Fischer, The Scots in Eastern and Western Prussia (Edinburgh, 1903), p.59, p.208; A.B. Pernal and R.P. Gasse, The 1651 Polish Subsidy to the exiled Charles II, Oxford Slavonic Papers, vol xxxii (Oxford, 1999), p.21; Z. Guldon and L. Stepkowski, Szkoci i Anglicy w Koronie w polowie XVII wieku, Kieleckie Studia Historyczne, ii (1977).

Service record

POLAND, POSEN
Departed 1651-12-31
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC