WEIR, JOHN [SSNE 5929]

Surname
WEIR, WOIER, WEIJER
First name
JOHN, JAN

Text source

John Weir acted as Count Putskenski’s envoy to London in 1618 and A Colonel 'Johan Weijer', was a co-conspirator with Sigismund III in a proposed invasion of Sweden in 1624. Whether the same man or not, a John Weir was amongst the Scots and English in Poltowsk who subscribed to the subsidy for King Charles II in 1651. He and three others paid 250 florins in total.

Swedish Riksarkiv, Anglica V. Spens to Oxenstierna, 28 December 1618; L. Tandrup, Svensk agent vid Sundet (Aarhus, 1971), pp. 179-181, 193, 338-39, 341, 362, 431, 440, 516, 519-21; A.B. Pernal and R.P. Gasse, The 1651 Polish Subsidy to the exiled Charles II, Oxford Slavonic Papers, vol xxxii (Oxford, 1999), p.32; Z. Guldon and L. Stepkowski, Szkoci i Anglicy w Koronie w polowie XVII wieku, Kieleckie Studia Historyczne, ii (1977).

Service record

POLAND-LITHUANIA, LONDON
Capacity AGENT, purpose DIPLOMACY
POLAND-LITHUANIA, ARMY
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
POLAND-LITHUANIA, POLTOWSK
Capacity MERCHANT?, purpose MERCANTILE?