VAUS, PATRICK [SSNE 1600]
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Text sourceSir Patrick Vaus of Barnborroch was a Stuart envoy to Denmark with Peter Young in the summer of 1587. King James VI of Scotland wrote Patrick on 14 June 1587 regarding Scottish merchant ships returning from Danzig with food - apparently English had been intercepting them. The king requested that these ships not be tolled at Elsinore and he wanted to know all the details of the said ships in order to learn who was selling food to other countries when Scotland was in need of it. Patrick accompanied James VI to Norway 1589, and kept a journal of the journey. Both he and his son John became entitled to land (infeft) because of his work in the conclusion of James VI's and Anne's marriage.
T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), p.80; ER XXII, p.157; Gibson Craig, Papers Relative to the Marriage of King James the Sixth, 17/10/1589: RMS V no. 1717, 30/11/1589); R.V. Agrew, ed. Correspondence of Sir Patrick Vaus of Barnbarroch, knight, part 2 (Edinburgh, 1887), pp 396-402. Thanks to Dr Dauvit Horsbroch for the last reference.