ABERCROMBIE, WILLIAM [SSNE 1106]

Surname
ABERCROMBIE, ABERKRAMI
First name
WILLIAM, WILHELMUS
Title/rank
BURGESS
Nationality
SCOT
Region
ABERDEEN
Social status
BURGESS
Education
Religion

Text source

William Abercrombie was listed in Posen, Poland in 1667 as a Scottish burgess from Aberdeen. He had to provide a birthbrieve from Scotland and promise to convert to Catholicism within a year in order to become a burgess. Along with him were James Watson [SSNE 1103] and George Edislay [SSNE 1104].

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.212.

Service record

POLAND, POSEN
Arrived 1667-01-01
Departed 1667-12-31
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC