ROSE, ARTHUR [SSNE 7200]
Text sourceArthur Rose was an English sailor-carpenter who became a citizen of Gothenburg around 1651. In 1664 the Swedish resident, De Leyenbergh, wrote to Sir John Robinson (Lieutenant of the Tower of London) begging the release of Rose who had been pressed out of the ship 'Charles of Gothenburg' for service in the Royal Navy. De Leyenbergh argued that as a Swedish citizen he should be released as his wife and children were still in Gothenburg. He sent a bond of security by George Simon, pressmaster of Landguard Fort [Harwich] who noted that he had pressed Rose and taken a bond of £40 for his clearing.
Clalendar of State Papers Domestic, 1664-1665, p.123. 26 December 1664. Thanks to Andrew Little for this information.