LIVINGSTONE, JAMES [SSNE 7130]

Surname
LIVINGSTONE, LIVINGSTON
First name
JAMES
Nationality
SCOT

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James Livingston was a one of the sons of the Scottish minister and Presbyterian refugee in Rotterdam, John Livingston [SSNE 7134]. James was a merchant based in Rotterdam who also travelled to other parts of the North Sea and Baltic World. The Livingston brothers were brothers-in-law of the famous Scottish merchant, Andrew Russell [SSNE 143], who married their sister Janet [SSNE 7133]. The other brothers were William [SSNE 7131] and Robert [SSNE 7132]. On 26 July 1680 he wrote to Russell (whom he called 'Deare Brother' from Denmark noting that he had written to his wife from Elsinore.

National Archives of Scotland, Russell Papers, RH15/106/387, 26 July 1680; D. Catterall, Community Without Borders: Scots migrants and the changing face of power in the Dutch Republic, c.1600-1700 (Leiden, 2002), pp.344-5; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.112.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, SCOTLAND, ROTTERDAM
Arrived 1664-01-01
Departed 1689-12-31
Capacity MERCHANT, purpose TRADE, COMMERCE