CARNEGIE, HANS [SSNE 4832]

Surname
CARNEGIE, CARNEGY, KARNEIJ
First name
HANS, JOHN
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
MERCHANT

Text source

John Carnegie was one of the earliest burgesses of Nylöse, and is subsequently mentioned as being a citizen of Gothenburg from the time the town was founded, 1621, but a burgess only from 1634. Already by 1627, Carnegie was granted the running of four sawmills in the Arboga region of Sweden. His letters show that he was still alive in the late 1640s. He is probably the same as the Hans Carnegie noted in Gothenburg shipping registers as trading with Spain, England and Hamburg out of Gothenburg in 1638. In 1641 he also freighted goods to Scotland and Hamburg.

Swedish Riksarkiv,Biographica Microcard, E01300 3/11, undated letter to Queen Christina in Swedish mentioning Customs officer Henrik Sinclair [SSNE 4688]. Three further letters all on the same subject and one dated 19 January 1648 mentioning the late Henrik Sinclair; H. Almquist, Göteborgs Historia, (Gothenburg, 1929), pp.320-321; H. Froding, Berättelser ur Göteborgs äldsta historia (Gothenburg, 1908), pp.61 and 197; W. Berg, Samlingar till Göteborgs Historia, Christina Kyrkas Böcker for vigda, födda och döda (Gothenburg, 1890), vol. I, 1624-1725; C. F. Corin and F. Sleman (eds.), Stadshistoriska Institutet, Privilegier, Resolutioner och Förordningar för Sveriges Städer, vol. 6, (Stockholm, 1985), p.628. Gustav II Adolf’s contract with Hans Carnegie for four sawmills, 16 April 1627; E-B. Grage, 'Scottish merchants in Gothenburg, 1621-1850', in T.C. Smout, ed, Scotland and Europe 1200-1850, (Edinburgh, 1986), p.112; E. Långström, Göteborgs Stads Borgarelängd 1621-1864 (Gothenburg: 1926), 16; C. Dalhede, Handelsfamiljer på Stormaktstidens Europamarknad (3 vols., Partille, 2001), III, cdrom; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.192.

Service record

SWEDEN, NYLOSE
Arrived 1619-01-01
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC, TRADE
SWEDEN, GOTHENBURG, ARBOGA
Arrived 1620-01-01
Departed 1649-12-31
Capacity BURGESS, MERCHANT, purpose CIVIC