PERCY, HENRY [SSNE 5402]
Text sourceHenry Percy served as a merchant factor in Trondheim from about 1690. He wrote several letters from Trondheim which survive in the National Archives of Scotland. These concern themselves with the embargo on tar placed by the king of Denmark-Norway who hoped to conserve the commodity for his navy. On 8 June 1697, Percy in Trondheim received a moritorium on paying taxes for three years due to the financial difficulties he found himself in caused by French and Spanish pirates and loans he had made to Norwegians.
R. Fladby (ed.), Norske Kongebrev (6 vols., Oslo, 1962), VI, p.106; National Archives of Scotland, Lambe Manuscript, 166, letters from Henry Percy, 12 July 1690 and 23 May 1691; T. C. Smout, Scottish Trade on the Eve of Union (Edinburgh & London, 1963), p.157.