BRYSON, DAVID [SSNE 8444]

Surname
BRYSON
First name
DAVID
Title/rank
CAPTAIN
Nationality
SCOT

Text source

Captain David Bryson, one time merchant of Edinburgh, was commander of a French privateer (perhaps the Serpent). In 1678, Bryson was accused by John Wardlaw of Aberdeen of defrauding Wardlaw, claiming to be the factor of John Tait of Prestonpans and stealing £217 13s from him and owing him an additional £27 sterling. 

 

Sources: 

NRS AC7/4, 28 November 1677. 

NRS, AC7/4, John Wardlaw of Aberdeen v David Bryson Merchant of Edinburgh, 15 January 1678.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

FRANCE,
Arrived 1678-01-01, as CAPTAIN
Departed 1678-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity PRIVATEER, CAPTAIN, purpose NAVAL, MARITIME WARFARE