JOHNSON, ROBERT [SSNE 4535]
- JOHNSON, JOENSEN, JOHNSTONE
- First name
- Social status
Robert Johnson arived in Bergen from Aberdeen. In February 1623 he became a burgess of the city. Aberdeen produced several Robert Johnstones, but one we know of had definite contacts with Norway. On 17 April 1623. 'Robert Johnstoun' had a contract with George Anderson, master of the Kirk and John Hotoun skipper of the Aberdeen barque 'The Swan'. This ship was headed to Norway to pick up a cargo of timber for delivery to Whitby or Scarborough in England. The two Aberdonians undertook to pay the skipper for his voyage on behalf of the town of Aberdeen. It is possible that the Aberdeen and Bergen individuals were the same man, and that he travelled between the two towns.
N. Nicolaysen, Bergens Borgerbog 1550-1751 (Oslo, 1878), p.41; L. B. Taylor (ed.), Aberdeen Council Letters, vol. I, 1552-1633, (Aberdeen, 1942), p.216.
- DENMARK-NORWAY, BERGEN
- Arrived 1623-02-05
- Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC