JACOBSEN, JOB [SSNE 5201]
- JACOBSEN, DISCHINGTHUN, DISSINGTON, DISCHINGTON
- First name
- ORKNEY and BERGEN
Job Jacobsen Dischingthun was the son of Jacob Anderson Dischingthun who had been born in Holland district in Stronsay in the Orkney Islands. Jacob had several children namely Job, Anders, Jon, Anna, Ahl, Wenche, Jacob and Marthe. Going by the dates of birth of these children. These may not all have been with the same woman. According to the entries in the family bible, Job died on 22 November 1699 aged 64 years, 5 months and 20 days. That makes his date of birth 02/06/1635. Yet one of Jacob's other sons, Anders, was born on 02/01/1635, and certainly to Jacob's wife, Lutzia Jansdatter, so if the dates on the bible are correct, then the two children could not have had the same mother. Job became a burgess of Bergen on 21/02/1665 at the age of 30 and in the presence of the Aldermen and Burgomaster. He said of the event "May God help me to so use my citizenship in this world, that I may, when this here comes to an end, be worthy of a citizenship among the selected inhabitants of Heaven, Amen". It might be this 'Dissington' who was noted as a skipper of Bergen who traded with Gothenburg in 1688 in August. Compare with [SSNE 5211]. Important events in the Dischingthun family life were recorded in the family bible. Job had a son called Jørgen and married to Karen Andersdatter who died in 1713.
Sources: National Records of Scotland, GD 106/224. Obligation by John Scarlatt of Kirkwall to Job Dishingtoune, burgess of Birgane, for 7 Rex Dollars. Dated at ‘Birgan in Norroway’, 12 July 1667; D. A. Bailey, 'An ancient Bible and a Family Record' in Norske Slektshistorisk Tidsskrift, XXV (Oslo 1976), pp. 169-171; C. Dalhede, Handelsfamiljer på Stormaktstidens Europamarknad (3 vols., Partille, 2001)III, cd rom.