SPANG, WILLIAM [SSNE 7177]

Surname
SPANG
First name
WILLIAM

Text source

Reverend William Spang was a Scot who preached in the Dutch Republic. In 1637, Robert Baillie wrote to Spang (his cousin) then minister to the Scottish congregation at Campveere in the Dutch Republic. Baillie observed 'glaid I am to see the wickedness of that foolish prince of Saxon punished' in reference to the Duke of Saxon's defeat at Wittstock the previous year. By 1663, Spang was noted as leading the English congregation in Middelburg. Philip Skippon, an English Traveller noted that at 'the naming of the text, the men were uncovered as we observed in Scotland'. Whether this reflects the input of the minister into the order of service is not clear

D. Laing (ed.), The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie, Principle of the University of Glasgow, 1637-1662 (3 vols., Edinburgh: 1841), I, p.3; Philip Skippon esquire, An Account of a Journey made thro' part of the Low-Countries, Italy and France (1663). Reproduced in: A Collection of Voyages and Travels some now first printed from Original Manuscripts others now first published in English in six volumes (3rd edition, London, 1746), VI, p.398; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), pp.295, 310.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, CAMPVEERE
Capacity MINISTER, purpose ECCLESIASTICAL
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, MIDDLEBURG
Departed 1663-12-31
Capacity MINISTER, purpose ECCLESIASTICAL