LINDSAY, ROBERT [SSNE 4853]

Surname
LINDSAY
First name
ROBERT

Text source

Robert Lindsay served as a merchant and resident at Canara since October 1676 and in September 1678 he was called to Batavia to give account of his actions there. He must have impressed, for thereafter Lindsay became 'Commissioner of Marriages and Small Affairs'. He later undertook courier missions for the Batavian Council. On his first mission he carried dispatches as far away as Cochin, and Cananore in India. By August 1680 he again worked along the Malabar Coast where he took over as senior merchant by August 1685 and thereafter seems not to have returned to Java. 

Sources: F.de Haan, 'Dagh Register gehouden int van Casteel Batavia vant paserende daer ter plaetse als over geheel Nederlands India anno 1680' (Hague, 1912), pp. 320, 542, 552, ; RPG 'General Missiven der VOC', IV, 1675-1685, pp.557, 738, 824; S. Murdoch, 'The Good, The Bad and the Anonymous: The First Scots in Indonesia, 1612-1707', in the 'Jakarta Highland Gathering 2000' magazine (Jakarta, 2000).

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, DUTCH EAST INDIES [VOC, BATAVIA, MALLABAR, COCHIN]
Departed 1685-08-31, as SUPERCARGO
Capacity SUPERCARGO, ENVOY, purpose VOC, COMMERCIAL AND DIPLOMACY]