RAMSAY, CHARLES [SSNE 6608]
Charles Ramsay arived in Danzig from Dundee in 1591 along with one Janotta Duncan [SSNE 6609]. They both went to work for one James Geletin. At the age of 29, Charles began to trade on his own in Elbing where he got made a merchant burgess. His family remained in the town after the Swedes ejected the English merchants of the Eastland Company soon after. He died in 1659. He had a son, also called Charles Ramsay who remained in the town, and descendants lived there until 1863.
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.16; Elbing Club Pangritz Kolonie E.V.: Elbing, als ehemaliger englischer Handelsplatz (Elbing, 1977), p.22. This source confuses two men, and has Charles Ramsay dying in 1659 yet being made councillor in 1661.
- POLAND-LITHUANIA, PRUSSIA, DANZIG
- Arrived 1594-01-01
- Departed 1613-12-31
- Capacity MERCHANT, purpose MERCANTILE, TRADE, COMMERCE
- POLAND-LITHUANIA, PRUSSIA, ELBING
- Arrived 1614-01-01
- Departed 1661-12-31
- Capacity MERCHANT, BURGESS, purpose CIVIC, MERCANTILE, TRADE, COMMERCE