HUME, [SSNE 7126]


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Mr Hume was a traveller in Germany and Switzerland in 1689. In one letter from Mongo English [SSNE 7070] to Andrew Russell [SSNE 143] in Rotterdam, dated 14 May 1689 from Tubingen, English noted that Hume was sponsored by a Mr Dunlop. In the same letter he also observed that Hume had accidently been shot in the foot a fortnight previously during the local fair by one of the Duke of bavaria's Guard which ruined the group out of money. The travellers moved to Bremen in October 1689 where they lodged at the house of the Scottish merchant, Mr Gilbert Spence [SSNE 6295]. In another dated Hamburg 26 October 1689, English notes that we have "addressed our selves to our country-man Mr Robert Jolly, Mercht. here who as soon as we shewed him your letters and acquainted him that yow are our Mercht. immediately offered very kindly to advance us what money we stood in need of", Jolly followed this up with his own letter to Russell dated Hamburg, 10 December 1689. In it he said "Some weeks agoe, [I] had the honor of Mr Eliot, Mr Hume and Mr Mongo English companie from Dutchland, who shewing me your letters & giving them Credit & recomendatione to some parts in Germanie; oblidged me to give them f240 guilders for their bills on yow with advice and other bills on their friends in Scotland at £25 Scots per Gulder wich were sent to Mr Alex Pyper"

National Archives of Scotland, RH15/106/689/ff.3-35. Various letters and bills, Mungo English to Andrew Russell (1689).

Service record

Departed 1689-12-31
Capacity TRAVELLER, purpose MISC.