CAHUN, JACOB [SSNE 6139]

Surname
CAHUN
First name
JACOB, JAKOB, JAMES

Text source

Jacob Cahun was the son of the Scottish factory owner, Peter Cahun of Falun. In 1648, Jacob studied mathematics. He left Sweden for the Dutch East Indies and was a burgess in Batavia from the 1660s until his death in 1671. Cahun was both a rich merchant and the owner of a lime-works. He married a native woman from the East Indies. His will caused friction between his brother and remaining sister. .

Source: P. Möller, 'Colquhon-Cahun-Gahn-Canonheilm; en boskillnad' in Person Historisk Tidskrift, 1966, pp.85-119.

Service record

SWEDEN,
Capacity STUDENT OF MATHEMATICS, purpose ACADEMIC
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, BATAVIA, VOC
Departed 1671-11-18
Capacity BURGESS, purpose MERCANTILE, TRADE
 
Departed 1671-11-18
Capacity BURGESS, purpose MERCANTILE, TRADE, CIVIC