FIFE, DAVID [SSNE 4931]

Surname
FIFE, FEIF, PFEIF
First name
DAVID
Nationality
SCOT

Text source

David Fife became a burgess of Stockholm on 27 October 1673. He lent the noblewoman Anna Hiernehöök 31,500 daler kopparmynt (£1,313 Sterling) and received farms and other security in Fällingsbro where Fife now had his forges (bruk and hammer). As a commoner Fife had no right to the pawned properties and sought clarification of his status. In the view of Bergskollegium, there was no loss of revenue to the Crown and they suggested a continuation of the present arrangement. He may be related to David [SSNE 708] or to other members of that family, see [SSNE 4779], [SSNE 782] and [SSNE 6679]. He may be David's [SSNE 708] son and thus be the brother of Henry [SSNE 7276], in which case he lived from 1644 to 1695 and had two sons named Henric [SSNE 2430] and Jacob [SSNE 753], but eight children of his were baptised in Nicolai Kyrka in Stockholm between 1674 and 1690.

Stockholm Stadsarkiv: Borgare i Stockholm. Register 1651-1688, p.217. 27 October 1673; Stockholm Stadsarkiv, (Storkyrkan) Nikolai församling dopböker, 1623-1717, I, pp.148-149; Swedish Riksarkiv, Bergskollegii skrivelser till Kung. Maj:t. 1640-1840 – Re. David Feif (Fife), 21 December 1689; Svensk Biografisk Lexicon, vol.15, pp.507-511; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), pp.190-191.

Service record

SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM, FELLINGSBRO
Arrived 1689-01-01
Departed 1689-12-31
Capacity IRON MERCHANT, BURGESS, purpose CIVIC, TRADE, MERCANTILE