TAYLOR, THOMAS [SSNE 7747]
A Thomas Taylor was resident and acting as a merchant in Bergen in 1661 and had dealings with a kinsman in Orkney. "Thomas Talzour, mercator in Birran in Norroway, haeres Alexandri Tailzour incolae in Kirkwall, avi, - in 4 mercatis terrae de Stove in Swambister: - E. 2 maills brassi, & c in feudifirmae: - obulata terrarum in Innertoun de Stromness: E. 2 settinis brassii, & c., feudirmae: - tenementis, & c. in Laverock fr Kirkwall. [16 July 1661]. [Bergen, Norway]".
Source: T. Thomson, (ed.), Inquisitionum ad Capellam Domini Regis Retornatam quae in Publicus Archiivs Scotiae adhuc servantur abbreviato (3 Vols., Edinburgh, 1811-16) vol. 1, no. 89.
We thank Dr Aonghas Maccoinnich for providing this reference.