BENSON, THOMAS [SSNE 7146]

Surname
BENSON, BENSONE
First name
THOMAS

Text source

Mr Thomas Benson was a merchant in Konigsberg. His nationality is yet to be established, but he was well connected among the Scottish merchants in Britain, Sweden and the Dutch Republic. On 6 July 1671, Joshua Hey [SSNE 7150] wrote to Andrew Russell [SSNE 143] from London thanking him for his kindness and to say that when Russell's money is made good to him from Mr Bensone of Konigsberg, Russell should remit it to Hey's brother Daniel at the Blackbird. On 28 December of the same year, Patrick Thomson [SSNE 6475] wrote to Russell from Stockholm that he was going to remit money drawn upon Mr Steven Deyier, merchant of Amsterdam for the account of his brother in law Mr Robert Gib and that William Gib [SSNE 7185] was to remit some more to Russell ffom Konigsberg. Initially this cash was to go from Konigsberg with men from that city but Thomson believed that Mr Jaffray would get there first. He had therefore written to Thomas Bensone of Konigsberg to take some of the money and remit it to Russell on behalf of William Gib

National Archives of Scotland, Russell Papers RH15/106/147/8. Joshua Hey to Andrew Russell, 6 July 1671; RH15/106/139/47. Patrick Thomson to Andrew Russell, 28 December 1671.

Service record

EAST PRUSSIA, KONIGSBERG
Capacity MERCHANT, purpose TRADE, COMMERCE