WILSON, ROBERT [SSNE 6882]

Surname
WILSON, WILLSON
First name
ROBERT, ROBBERT
Nationality
SCOT

Text source

Robert Wilson was Scottish skipper operating in the North Sea and the Baltic. The Edinburgh merchant James Graham wrote to Andrew Russell [SSNE 143] telling him that Wilson was bound for Bremen with barley. He asked that, should Wilson be blown off-course into Rotterdam, perhaps Russell could help him dispose of his cargo before it spoiled. By 1694 a Robert Wilson, perhaps the same man, was registered as the skipper of the Abo registered ship 'St Johannes' on a journey from St Martin to Abo.

National Archives of Scotland, Russell Papers, RH15/106/570/1-4. James Graham to Andrew Russell, 8, 11 and 14 February 1685; Danish Rigsarkiv, TKUA, England, AII. Patrick Leyel 1683-1698 'Specification paa Svenske skibe 1 januarii til 1 decembris 1694'; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.219.

Service record

SCOTLAND, BREMEN or ROTTERDAM
Arrived 1685-02-11
Capacity SKIPPER, purpose TRADE
SWEDEN, ABO, FINLAND, ST MARTIN
Arrived 1694-01-01
Capacity SKIPPER, purpose TRADE