BOIJ, ANDERS HENDRICHSON [SSNE 4344]

Surname
BOIJ, BUIDHE? BOWIE?
First name
ANDERS HENDRICHSON, ANDREW
Title/rank
MAYOR
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
BURGESS

Text source

Andrew/ Anders Boij [from the Gaelic, Buidhe?] was the son of Henry Boij, a commandant of a Scottish fort who married Elisabet Nisbeth. Andrew immigrated to Sweden and became a tradesman in Stockholm. In 1632 he became a councillor there, and in 1652, 1650-60, and 1660 he was listed as 'herredagsman' at the Riksdag. From the Prussian account books, we know that Boij lent 2,000 RDL to the Swedish army in Prussia during the campaign of 1657-1658. In 1663 he became the mayor for buildings and community for Stockholm (byggnings och ämbetsborgmästare). He died in January 1668. Andrew married Maria Grooth and with her had notable children, including Ingrid Boij [SSNE 6596] a mining complex owner, Anton Boij [SSNE 4771] who was ennobled and Jakob Boij [SSNE 4943] who became a commissioner in the Kammarkollegium in 1674. Five of their children were baptised in Nikolai Kyrka in Stockholm between 1636 and 1648. 

 

Sources:

Swedish Riksarkiv, Kammararkivet 554, Preussiska Räkenskaper från Karl X Gustavs Krig 1655-1660, Huvudbok 1658:1, ff.118, 147-151 mentioning Forbes’s dealings with William Durham, Nathaniel Spenser and Anders Boij; Johan Kileberg (ed.), Svenska Ambetsverk, Del. VI:I Kammarkollegium 1634-1718 (Norrkoping, 1957), p.89; Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 1, pp.472-473; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862), p.486; C. Dalhede, Handelsfamiljer på Stormaktstidens Europamarknad (3 vols., Partille, 2001), II, p.413; G. Haggren, Hammarsmeder, masugnsfolk och kolare (Pieksamaki, 2001), p.94; C.F. Corin, Självstyre och kunglig maktpolitik inom Stockholms stadsförvaltning, 1668-1697 (Stockholm, 1958), pp.52 and 57; Stockholms råd och rådhus, part II (Stockholm, 1918), p.42; Stockholm Stadsarkiv, (Storkyrkan) Nikolai församling dopböker, 1623-1717, I, p.30; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), pp.186, 192, 215, 221. S. Nilsson, Ett Industriminne i Tiveden, p.6.

Service record

SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM
Arrived 1632-01-01
Capacity BURGESS, COUNCILLOR, MAYOR, purpose CIVIC, COMMERCE, TRADE
 
Arrived 1663-01-01
Departed 1663-12-31
Capacity MAYOR, BURGESS, purpose CIVIC