PORTEOUS, REINHOLD [SSNE 7576]
Text sourceReinhold Porteous was presumably related to Andrew/Anders Porteous [SSNE 6745] who was based in Abo for some time. He may be the same as, or more likely simply related to his namesake [SSNE 904]. Whichever, this Reinhold's brother Jacob Porteous [SSNE 6746] developed integrated wind-powered saw-mills in dedicated shipyards in Narva in the 1680s. Jacob told the king that he wished that his brother, Reinhold, be allowed to establish a similar wind-driven sawmill near Narva once he had acquired citizenship.
SRA, Livonica II:I, Vol. 210. Jacob Porteous to Karl XI, Narva, n.d. but after April 1683 (plus enclosures); Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.172.