ROBERTSON, ANDERS [SSNE 4599]

Surname
ROBERTSON, RUBERTSON, ROBBERTSEN, ROBERTSEN
First name
ANDERS, ANDREW

Text source

Andrew Robertson (aka Skot, Schott) was made a burgess of Bergen in the 1630s. It is possible he was a relative of Robert Robertson from Orkney who became a burgess in the same city soon after. On 16 January 1662, a document was signed by Robert and Anders Robertson who were both noted as burgesses, and it is most probable it was the same two men. In any case, Henry Berg notes that Anders Skot appears in Norwegian taxlists from the 1630s and links this to Anders Robbertsen Schott who resided in Trondheim farm no 337 with Kiersten Gundersdatter between 1660-1662. This source specifies that Anders traded with the Norland region north of Trondheim and that he possessed privilages in Alstadhaug. He was dead by 1677 and had been married to Marit Olsdatter.

Sources: N. Nicolaysen, Bergens Borgerbog 1550-1751 (Oslo, 1878), p.61; V. Eriksen and R. Fladby, eds., Norske Supplikker 1660-1662 (2 vols., Oslo, 1990), I, p.391; Henry Berg, Trondheim før Cicignon: Gater og Gårder før reguleringen 1681 (Trondheim, 1951), pp.335-336; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.195.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, BERGEN, ALSTADHAUG, NORWAY
Departed 1677-12-31
Capacity MERCHANT BURGESS, purpose CIVIC, MERCANTILE, TRADE
DENMARK-NORWAY, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
Capacity MERCHANT, purpose MERCANTILE