WISHART, JAMES [SSNE 7167]

Surname
WISHART, WISHARD
First name
JAMES
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

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James Wishart was a Royal Navy captain who acted as one cog in the vast network of Andrew Russell [SSNE 143]. He wrote to Russell from London on 30 October 1690 indicating that Russell had some of his money, about £100. He wanted Russell to put this money in the bank at Amsterdam when a second batch of money arrived. This money was drawn upon Mr Daniel Smith in Amsterdam. He had heard that it cost 12 guilders to put money in the bank, hence he wanted Russell to put both sets in together. He wrote again twice in November. The second letter notes that he would no longer be sailing for Holland as anticipated, but had been ordered on convoy dutie to the Canaries with another man-of-war. He was to be Commodore of the said fleet, and therefore Russell was to use his £100 to his best advantage. He would take his other money with him. In July 1691 he drew money against Russell payable to Alexander Ross [SSNE 7166] in Copenhagen. Wishart told Ross the money was in Amsterdam and that he would pay Ross in London. Ross relayed this to Russell asking him to avoid paying any extra charges.

National Archives of Scotland, Russell Papers, NAS, RH15/106/710/24, 28-29. Captain James Wishart to Andrew Russell, on board Their Majesties Ship, Mary Galley, 30 October, 10 & 24 November 1690; RH15/106/724/6-7. James Ross and James Wishart to Andrew Russell, 11 & 13 July 1691.

Service record

STUART KINGDOMS, ROYAL NAVY SHIP MARY GALLEY
Arrived 1690-10-30, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL
STUART KINGDOMS, COPENHAGEN
Arrived 1691-07-11, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose NAVAL