KAY, ROBERT [SSNE 7751]
Robert Kay was mate on the ship The Three Crowns of Stockholm. He gave testimoy to the Admiralty Court of England in regard to the status of this ship, and that the master of the same was a Scotsman called John Agnew, a citizen of Stockholm for some four year. Kay stated that he himself resided in Leith, was a Scot by birth and residence, and was a subject of Queen Anne (actually, the deposition says "subject of the Queen of England"!). It seems he lived in Scotland but was a long term member of this Swedish ship's crew - over a year at least ("he belonged to her"). The ship had left Leith in ballast for Bordeaux, then St Martins. The ship was taken in Galway in Ireland on her return trip to Gothenburg, possibly trying to off load her cargo of salt early.
SRA Anglica VII, 546. Deposition of Robert Kay, 28 September 1703.
- SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM, LEITH
- Departed 1703-09-28, as SHIP'S MATE
- Capacity SHIP'S MATE, THE THREE CROWNS OF STOCKHOLM, purpose TRADE, COMMERCE, MERCANTILE, MARITIME