AITKENHEAD, JOHN [SSNE 6502]

Surname
AITKENHEAD, AIKENHEAD, AKENHIFF, AKENHID, AKENHIFFE
First name
JOHN, JAN

Text source

John Aitkenhead was a Scottish citizen and merchant of Tarnow, east of Cracow. He was engaged in the wine trade in Hungary along the Vistula and with Russian traders. Aitkenhead also had connections with other Scotsmen who held positions at the royal court. John also served as a commercial plenipotentiary on behalf of fellow Scot, Arthur Forbes. He was appointed servant of Jan Sobieski, the most important military officer, in 1663. In 1677 he married Elizabeth Davidson [SSNE 6501] in her hometown of Zamosc.

A. Bieganska, "Andrew Davidson (1591-1660)and his descendants" in Scottish Slavonic Review, 10 (1988), pp.7-18.

Service record

POLAND-LITHUANIA, TARNOW
Departed 1677-12-31
Capacity MERCHANT, purpose MERCANTILE