GUTHRIE, WILLIAM [SSNE 798]
- GUTHRIE, GUTRIE, GUTETHRIE, GUTTRIJ
- First name
- WILLIAM, WELAM, WILHELM
- Social status
William Guthrie was a Scottish merchant who lived in Stockholm and had arrived in Sweden around 1612. He became a burgess of the town on 15 December 1641. This is possibly the same man noted as burgess and merchant who married Margareta Dargeman, daughter of Jorgen Dargeman a goldsmith, on 28 February 1667. William Guthrie had his son, William [SSNE 830], baptised on 28 March 1675, and his daughter, Chatarina, baptised on 26 June 1677, both at Riddarholm church in Stockholm. A second daughter, Maria was baptised on 6 August 1681 at the same church. He was perhaps the father of James Guthrie [SSNE 3126], pastor and lector of logic and Greek at Uppsala University. A William Guthrie was buried at Riddarholm church in Stockholm on 19 September 1697.
Sources: Stockholm Stadsarkiv: Borgare i Stockholm. Register 1651-1688, p.77; T. Kleberg,'Engelsksprakig diktning i Stormaktstidens Sverige' in 'Lychnos' [Annual of the Swedish History of Science Society], (Uppsala and Stockholm, 1942), p.140; T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), p.216. Curt Haij, 'Skottar i Stockholm under 1600-talet', unpublished list of names, Hintze biblioteket, Genealogiska Föreningen, Sundbyberg, Stockholm. Thanks to Ardis Dreisbach for this information.
William Guthrie's signature appears on a document in connection to John Sempell [SSNE 8312] and he is describes as a notary and translator of the English and Scottish languages. See Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0073822_00201#?c=&m=&s=&cv=200&xywh=3137%2C2644%2C2885%2C1664