WITHMAN, ADAM [SSNE 6492]

Surname
WITHMAN, VICTHMAN, WICHTMAN, WYCHMAN
First name
ADAM
Title/rank
Nationality
SCOT
Region
EDINBURGH
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

Adam Withman was a Scotsman from Edinburgh who emigrated to Poland-Lithuania in the late 16th century. He became a burgess of Warsaw in 1571 (one of only 3 Scots to gain that right) at which point he had promised to buy a house in the town. In 1574 he was called to the town court because he had baptised his son in a non-Catholic faith. He had not yet fulfilled his promise, but when he reaffirmed that promise the case against him was dismissed.

A. Bieganska, "In search of Tolerance, Scottish Catholics and Presbyterians in Poland", in Scottish Slavonic Review, 17 (1991),p.40-1; A. Bieganska, "Scottish Merchants and traders in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Warsaw", Scottish Slavonic Review, 5, (1985), p.20.

Service record

POLAND-LITHUANIA, WARSAW
Arrived 1571-01-11
Departed 1575-01-10
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC, MERCANTILE