RAMSAY, WILLIAM [SSNE 6025]
- First name
- WILLIAM, WILHELMO
- BURGESS, TWINER
- RATTRAY, PERTH AND KINROSS
Text sourceWilliam Ramsay was a Scot living and working in Leumsburg in 1624. At the end of August 1624, a group of Scots based both in Danzig and Leumsbrig (probably Lemsburg, now Lwow in Ukraine) wrote a letter to James VI looking for his intervention complaining of the "oppressioune [against the Scots] of the strangeris amang quhome we lieff". It was signed "your maeisteis most humble and distressied subiectis of the Scottis nacioun remaining in Dantzig and Leumsbrig written at Dantzig this penult August 1624 [signed] James Moresoun, James Ruthvene, George Blewhous with sindrie utheris quhais manis cannot heir be contained; and at Leumsbrig William Lyndsay, David Outertoun [?], Thomas Mortimer, David Maxwell". A Scottish burgess in Danzig in 1641 with the same name came from Rattray and worked as a twiner. William Ramsay was amongst the Scots and English in Elbing who subscribed to the subsidy for King Charles II in 1651. He paid 480 florins. These could all have been the same man or three seperate individuals.
National Library of Scotland, Adv Mss, Denmilne Papers, vol. 11 (state business for the years 1624-1625), f.24. Letter to the King, August 1624; A.B. Pernal and R.P. Gasse, The 1651 Polish Subsidy to the exiled Charles II, Oxford Slavonic Papers, vol xxxii (Oxford, 1999), p.37; Z. Guldon and L. Stepkowski, Szkoci i Anglicy w Koronie w polowie XVII wieku, Kieleckie Studia Historyczne, ii (1977); T. Fischer, The Scots in Eastern and Western Prussia (Edinburgh, 1903), p.195.
- POLAND-LITHUANIA, LEUMSBRIG [LEMSBURG, LWOW, UKRAINE]
- Arrived 1624-08-30
- Purpose MERCANTILE, TRADE, COMMERCE
- POLAND-LITHUANIA, DANZIG, DANZIG
- Arrived 1641-01-01
- Capacity BURGESS, TWINER, purpose MERCANTILE, TRADE, CIVIC
- POLAND-LITHUANIA, PALATINATE OF MARIENBURG, ELBING
- Arrived 1651-01-01
- Capacity MERCHANT?, purpose MERCANTILE?