WEMYSS, DAVID [SSNE 6960]
David Wemyss, a Dundee merchant-burgess, was sent to Gothenburg in 1654. John Maclean [SSNE 1631] was owed by the British crown, since 1650, 16,030 riksdaler (accrued with interest at 8 percent) - ca.4-5,000 pounds. As Charles II and the parliament could not satisfy Maclean with the sum, they presented him with an act of Parliament and a public bond of the kingdom of Scotland. Maclean specified that he wanted the Great Seal of Scotland on the bond and Weymeys promised to produce the bond within 6 months, or be subject to a penalty of 5000 riksdaler himself.
Sources: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069888_00133#?c=&m=&s=&cv=132&xywh=3043%2C1240%2C2990%2C1724
T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden, (Edinburgh, 1907), pp.14-15, pp.251-3.
- SCOTLAND, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
- Arrived 1654-01-01
- Departed 1658-06-30
- Capacity ROYAL ENVOY, BURGESS, purpose ROYAL SERVICE