GARDNER, JAKOB [SSNE 4922]

Surname
GARDNER, GARDINER, GAIRDNER, GÄRDENÄR, GIERDNER, GIERNER, GERNER, GERDNER, GERDENER, GERDENN, JERN, JERNER, JERDNER
First name
JAKOB, JACOB, JAMES
Nationality
SCOT
Social status
BURGESS

Text source

Jacob Gardiner [SSNE 4922] was a burgess of Stockholm. Jacob Gardiner had a brother, William [SSNE 6709], who was a burgess in Åbo in Finland. He also apparently was the brother of Robert Gardiner [SSNE 6710] another burgess of Stockholm, and indeed of one 'Albreckt' (Albert?).

Further, Robert Gardiner [SSNE 2300] and William Gardiner [SSNE 2301] served as officers in the Swedish-Finnish army at this time, and so far no definitive links to either the Stockholm or Åbo Gardiners have been found. 

There is also a Jacob Garden [SSNE 4681], who was a burgess in Gothenburg.

One letter contains the signatures of a Jacob and a James Gardiner [SSNE 4937] can be found beside each other so they should be two separate individuals: 'One particular letter of Jacob Merser [SSNE 4839] was co-signed by William Merser [SSNE 4923], Jacob Gardiner [SSNE 4922], Ignatius Menner, Jurgen Garden Junior [George, SSNE 4924], James Gardiner [SSNE 4937], Robert Smidt [SSNE 4938]. It is not clear what the relationship, if any might be.

Jacob Gardiner was a "Skeppsreddare" and a burgess, but the archive does not say of which town, most probably Stockholm. He wrote two undated letters to Axel Oxenstierna which can be found in Riksarkiv. A letter to Queen Christina from Jacob mentions that his brother is already dead [c.1644?]. Jakob is mentioned in another letter from 22/07/1644 by Robert [?]. Jakob himself wrote further letters to Queen Christina on 22 July and 6 August 1647 where he mentions a dispute with Albrekt/Albert Smidt, the date 29 November 1644 and the sum of 13,204 Rixdaler.

This may be the same Jacob Gerdner/Gerner noted several times in Stockholm city records. He swore the burgess oath in Stockholm on 10 May 1619. For example, in 1627 he, along with Jöran (George) [SSNE 7352] Gerdner, are noted as involved in a case against Scottish merchant William Mitchell [SSNE 7351]. In 1628 Jacob Gerner appears as one of two Stockholm burgesses who had lent Thomas Glenn [SSNE 6132] 1500 daler. This issue reappears in the city records for 1632. This is most probably the same Jakob Gerdner noted as an inn-keeper in Gamla Stan in 1637, who had been registered as a tax-payer residing in the town in 1628 and 1631 at a house on what is today called Brända Tomten.

Sources: Swedish Riksarkiv,Biographica Microcard, E01412 4/7; Biographica Microcard, E01642 4/8. Letters signed by Jakob Merser in November 1648; SRA, Register Over Brevskrivare i Enskilda Samlinger; Oxenstierna Samlingen Skrivelser till Axel Oxenstierna B:1; Svenska Riksradets Protokoll, vol.2, p.216; Stockholmsstads tänkeböcker, 1619, p. 49; Frans de Brun, 'Vinstugor och värdshus i Stockholm i början av 1600-talet', Samfundet St Eriks Årsbok 1922, ed. Gustaf Upmark, (Stockholm, 1922), p.46; Curt Haij, 'Skottar i Stockholm under 1600-talet', unpublished list of names, Hintze biblioteket, Genealogiska Föreningen, Sundbyberg, Stockholm. Thanks to Ardis Dreisbach for this information.

 

See also various correspondence in Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069653_00167#?c=&m=&s=&cv=166&xywh=-735%2C638%2C7641%2C4406

Service record

SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM?
Arrived 1619-05-10
Departed 1648-12-31
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC, NAVAL?