BARKER, FRANCIS [SSNE 4680]

Surname
BARKER, BARCKER
First name
FRANCIS, FRANS
Title/rank
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
BURGESS
Education
Religion

Text source

Francis Barker was noted amongst the burgesses of Gothenburg in 1639, where his occupation was given as furrier. In addition, two undated letters survive from Francis Barker in Swedish to the Swedish Court. He appears to have undertaken trade specifically to Amsterdam in 1641. Although Dalhede lists them as two separate men, this is probably the same man who exported tar to Leith in 1649, on a ship with goods belonging to Alexander Young [SSNE 7164], James Merser [SSNE 4839] and John Maclean [SSNE 1631]. He also traded with Hull (3 times), Copenhagen, King's Lynn, and Dumbarton in 1649. There is probably some relation between him and Thomas [SSNE 7214] and George [SSNE 7215].

Göteborg Landsarkivet, Drätselkammare; E. Långström, Göteborgs Stads Borgarelängd 1621-1864, (Göteborg, 1926), p.18; Swedish Riksarkiv, Biographica Microcard, vol. 8, E01227, 5/7; C. Dalhede, Handelsfamiljer på Stormaktstidens Europamarknad (3 vols., Partille, 2001), III, cd rom.

Service record

SWEDEN, GOTHENBURG
Arrived 1625-01-01
Departed 1649-12-31
Capacity BURGESS, MERCHANT, purpose CIVIC, TRADE, MERCANTILE