HENDERSON, WILLIAM [SSNE 5103]

Surname
HENDERSON
First name
WILLIAM
Title/rank
BURGESS
Nationality
SCOT
Region
EDINBURGH
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

In 1600 William Henderson, a merchant from Edinburgh, son of the late James Henderson and Hielos Brun, became a citizen of Cracow after taking the oath and paying 16 Hungarian florins. Andrew Leber, the assessor of Cracow, and William Forbes (SSNE 5104), trader of Cracow, both testified that Henderson was legitimate, but they also promised to ensure that a birthbrieve would be provided within a year and a day, subject to a penalty of 100 Hungarian gold pieces and the loss of civic rights.

A.F. Steuart, Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland 1576-1793, Edinburgh, 1915, p.47; Lib. Jur. Civ. Crac 1555-1612, fo.887.

Service record

POLAND, CRACOW
Arrived 1600-01-01
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC/MERCANTILE