LYALL, ALEXANDER [SSNE 5214]
Text sourceAlexander Lyall served as Mayor of Elsinore for 23 years. He started a dynasty in the town who mostly worked in similar positions. On 27 August 1542 Hans Murdesoun made a supplication regarding David Carnegie, servant to Sanders Leil, 'Scotsman in Elsinore', and master of one of his ships against a Zealand skipper. Lyall was later appointed director of the Sound Toll in Elsinore in 1548 and was responsible for much of the reorganisation of it. The Len, or small administrative district of Ydernaes was subdivided into farms. Four of these were granted to Sander Lyall up until 1566, the Toll Officer from Elsinore. A further 9 were added in Norre Bedstrup in August 1550.
See Acts of the Lords of Council in Public Affaires, 1501-1554, edited by R. Kerrhanny (Edinburgh, 1932), p.521, 27 August 1542, Supplication by Hans Murdesoun; K. R. Erslev Danmarks Len of Lensmaend 1513-1596 (Christiania, 1879), p.95; C. Smout, 'The European Lifeline' in G. Menzies (ed.), In Search of Scotland (Edinburgh, 2001), p.121; L. Baillie (ed.), Scandinavian Biographical Index (4 vols., London Melbourne, Munich New Jersey , n.d.), p.1233; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.213.