DYKE, [SSNE 6988]
Text sourceMr Dyke was a refugee who lived in Bremen briefly in the 1680s. He was a friend of Sir William Waller [SSNE 6986]. By December 1683, news reached Andrew Russell [SSNE 143] in Rotterdam that Waller had been made governor of Bremen and given command of a regiment of guards. Thereafter Waller promised to send for a minister to preach to the Britons in the town. He asked his friend Adam Freer [SSNE 6987] to seek Englishmen and Scotsmen who felt insecure in Holland to remove themselves to Bremen. There he had secured guarantees that any who came would have freedom in the city. He pointed out it was a cheap place to live and had a college with 13-14 professors. Freer noted Mr Dyke was in good health and sent his regards.
National Archives of Scotland, RH15/106/494, Adam Freer to Andrew Russell, 14 December 1683 (Old Style).