OREM, THOMAS [SSNE 5133]
Text sourceIn 1603 a Thomas Orem, citizen and merchant of Cracow, protested against his arrest by Captain Robert Demster. Demster, who claimed to be working on behalf of the Polish king, had also summoned five other Scottish merchants in Cracow to appear before him and explain by what rights they were trading there. They were all forbidden from leaving Cracow. In 1607 a Thomas Horam, Scottish trader, provided a birthbrieve dated Aberdeen 17 April 1606, took the oath, paid 10 Hungarian pieces, a musket and a stone of gunpowder to be admitted a citizen of Cracow. When King Sigismund of Poland granted 8 Scots the right to ply their trade in Poland on 26 March, 1613, Thomas Orem was amongst the listed names. He may well also be the father of Peter Orem [SSNE 5134].
A.F. Steuart, Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland 1576-1793, Edinburgh, 1915, pp.8-9, p.54 and p.79; Lib. Jur. Civ. Crac. 1555-1612, Fo. 1044.