AIDIE, ANDREW [SSNE 6312]
- AIDIE, AIDY, ADIE, AIDIUS, AEDIE
- First name
- ANDREW, ANDREAS
- Social status
Text sourceAndrew Aidy was living in Danzig by 1609. Though not a clergyman he acted as rector of Danzig Gymnasium from where he wrote several theological tracts. In 1612 he wrote to Secretary Robert Cecil from Danzig complaining about the tax imposed on Scottish and English merchants "7 sh. 6d. stirling from every on man wyf and chyld every yeir". This is probably the same Andrew Aidie noted as an Aberdonian who enrolled at Heidelberg University in 1603. Three other Scots enrolled that year, see [SSNE 7091], [SSNE 7092] and [SSNE 7093].
T. Fischer, The Scots in Germany (Edinburgh, 1902), p.314; R. Frost, "Scottish soldiers, Poland-Lithuania and the Thirty Years' War" in S. Murdoch ed. Scotland and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 (Brill, 2001), p.194; 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.7.