BROWN, ROBERT [SSNE 5586]

Surname
BROWN
First name
ROBERT
Title/rank
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

Robert Brown amassed his wealth in Scotland from business he undertook in Zamosc, Poland. His mortification dated 14 July 1713 allowed for the interest on 10,000 Scots shillings (£500 English) should pay for the maintenance of 2 men of the Reformed faith, one Scot and one Pole, to study at the University of Edinburgh. The Scot would receive the interest of £200 .The Pole had to provide a testimonial from the Assembly or Synod in Poland, along with the Elders and Citizens of Zamosc. The Polish student would get 300 shillings (or the interest from £300) from the interest and any surplus from the bequest was to cover his travel costs.

A.F. Steuart, Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland 1576-1793 (Edinburgh, 1915), pp.290-293; A. Bieganska, The Learned Scots in Poland (From the Mid-Sixteenth to the close of the Eighteenth Century) in 'Canadian Slavonic Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, March 2001, p.4.

Service record

POLAND-LITHUANIA, ZAMOSC
Departed 1714-01-01
Capacity MERCHANT, purpose MERCANTILE