BLACKHALL, ALBERT [SSNE 5109]

Surname
BLACKHALL, BLAKHAL, BLAKAL, BLAHAL, BLADZKAL
First name
ALBERT, ALBERTUS, ROBERT

Text source

Robert Blackhall was an Aberdonian who became a burgess of Cracow in 1622.

In 1641 Albert (correctly Robert) Blakhall lived as a citizen of Cracow and received a donation from his servant, the free-born Scot, John Liddel, of 98 florins. In 1649 Albert testified that James Burnet [SSNE 5076] was legitimately born. He was one of several Scottish merchants in Poland ordered to liquidate his estate on behalf of the "King of England" in February 1651. On 1 March 1651 his estate realised 6795 Imperial thaler, 1 florin, 24 grosz Polish. He paid a tithe equalling 679 1/2 Imperial thaler 9 grosz Polish and took the oath. Albert was buried on 20th September 1656 in the first public funeral since the storming of Cracow Assembly 60 years previously. He had died at the age of 70.

Sources: Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie [The National Archive in Krakow], Akta miasta Krakowa [Records of the City of Cracow], Consularia Cracoviensia Inscriptiones, MS 462, p. 170; A.F. Steuart, Papers Relating to the Scots in Poland 1576-1793, Edinburgh, 1915, p.42, pp.80-1, p.199; A.B. Pernal and R.P. Gasse, The 1651 Polish Subsidy to the exiled Charles II, Oxford Slavonic Papers, vol xxxii (Oxford, 1999), p.20, p. 35; Z. Guldon and L. Stepkowski, Szkoci i Anglicy w Koronie w polowie XVII wieku, Kieleckie Studia Historyczne, ii (1977); Peter Paul Bajer, Scots in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 16th-18th Centuries (Leiden, 2012), p.118, n.2.

 

With thanks to Professor Waldemar Kowalski for the updates from the Cracow Archives.

Service record

POLAND, CRACOW
Departed 1656-09-20
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC/MERCANTILE