YOUNG, ALEXANDER [SSNE 7164]
- YOUNG, JUNGH, JUNG,
- First name
- Social status
Text sourceAn Alexander Young was a Gothenburg-based merchant. He was most likely a Scotsman himself. His name appeared in the Gothenburg shipping registers from 1641 when he freighted goods to Amsterdam. Apart from there, he also sent cargo to Stralsund, London, Aalborg, Hamburg, Hull, Spain and Stockholm. He was amongst two other Scottish burgesses of Gothenburg (John Spalding [SSNE 4677] and James Merser [SSNE 4839]) who exported bar iron to Crail in Scotland in November 1645. The other freighters on Anders Peterson's ship, which had come from Crail, appear to be Swedes. He also exported tar to Leith in May 1649 (on a ship with goods from Francis Barker [SSNE 4680]), and Merser and John Maclean [SSNE 1631]. Again the remaining freighters, on David Wardau's ship from Leith, appear to be Swedish or German.
Göteborg Landsarkivet, Drätselkammare, volume for 1645, n.34; volume for 1649, n.30; C. Dalhede, Handelsfamiljer på Stormaktstidens Europamarknad (3 vols., Partille, 2001)III, cdrom.
- SCOTLAND, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
- Arrived 1645-01-01
- Capacity MERCHANT, purpose CIVIC, TRADE, COMMERCIAL