SPALDING, HENRIK [SSNE 6107]
Text sourceHenrik Spalding was a merchant in Norrköping. On 23 June 1686, he shipped some 53 dozen dealls to Amsterdam on board the ship of John Gib (Elder)[SSNE 7071] destined for the company of Andrew Russell [SSNE 143] in Rotterdam. The cargo had been authorised by Russell's business partner in Norrköping, James Thomson [SSNE 6332]. The value of Henrik's goods was £314:16. In August of the same year, James Thomson's accounts record that Henrik also had some £117:9 worth of goods brought into Sweden aboard the ships of the two John Gibs [SSNE 7071 & 7072] in May and June 1685. Spalding married Magdelena Speet and they had a son, Anders [SSNE 6108], who served in the Swedish army 1703-1706. According to marginal notes handwritten in the copy of Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, Vol. VII, pp.370-371, this individual was the son of the foreign born Gothenburg based merchant James Spalding [SSNE 4813]. In fact, James was actually based in Norrköping from the late 1640s until his death in October 1676, so there is a strong possibility of a relationship. If Herik was his son, he was the brother of John [SSNE 4941], Anders [SSNE 714], George [SSNE 4814] and Christina [SSNE 6875].
National Archives of Scotland, Russell Papers, RH15/106/607/2. James Thomson to Andrew Russell, 23 June 1686 and accounts, 14 August 1686; A. Lewenhaupt, Karl XII:s Officerare Biografiska anteckningar (2 vols., Stockholm, 1920), II, p.641; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.245.