PANTON, WILLIAM [SSNE 740]

Surname
PANTON, PANTER
First name
WILLIAM, WILLEM
Title/rank
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
BURGESS
Education
Religion

Text source

William Panton was admitted as a burgess of Malmo as a draper (klaedebodmand) in 1584, but had infact been established at Malmo by 1570. In May 1583 he bought a small stone house in which he lived, and another house of which rent was to be paid to the monastary of Boso. Panton pledged his house on 3 June 1583 as security for a loan from David Hansen at Elsinore who, by 1589, had bought it for 500 daler. Panton served as one of the four assessors of the estate belonging to Elsebe, widow of Hans Andersen Skotte in 1579. He was offered the right of pre-emption to a house at Aarhus by David Paterson in 1585 and had a testimonial made 1593. Panton was to furnish corn at Aarhus in 1583 to a Dutch merchant and is known to have traded at Vadstena with other Scots in 1586. His widow - who traded with Engelholm August 1609 - refrained from collecting the inheritance and from assuming Panton's obligations. The estate revealed business connections with both Hamburg and Lubeck. Panton married first to a woman whose name has not been recorded, but was buried around 1589-90, His second wife was called Marine and she paid taxes still in 1611. Panton himself was buried on 27 July 1600. He had numerous children and a brother called Albert.

T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p.168.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, MALMO
Arrived 1570-01-11
Departed 1600-07-26
Capacity BURGESS, purpose CIVIC