DAVIDSEN, JACOB [SSNE 726]

Surname
DAVIDSEN, DAVIDSON, DAVIDSSON
First name
JACOB, JAKOB, JAMES

Text source

Jacob Davidson was the son of David Hansen of Elsinore, a merchant and member of St Canute's guild in 1604. He traded in corn with foreign countries, imported Spanish salt from Copenhagen 1611 and salt from Lubeck in 1612. He was one of four burgesses of Malmo who, in 1608, sent their ship to Norway and from there with timber to Spain. He rented land from the town between 1608-13, paid 5 daler not to be a rodemester 1606. Davidson became the guardian for Wilmicke, daughter of the late Johan Klerck in 1612. He and his wife, Margrete Boldicke, gave a brass chandelier to St Peter's Church. He was buried on 25/3/1617. His widow was in 1618 one of four ladies who evaluated the late Oluf Hammer's belongings.

T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.165;

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, MALMO
Departed 1617-03-25
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC