WILLIAMSON, HANS [SSNE 7796]

Surname
WILLIAMSON, WILLAMSONN
First name
HANS, JOHN

Text source

Hans (John) Williamson is noted as one of the Scottish officers who failed to muster some Scottish cavalry between October 1567 and January 1568, and who as a result would not be in receipt of his annual payment. Williamson is further described as 'spelman', that is musician, and that he was subsequently appointed as royal court 'cantor' and composer in May 1568. He remained in royal Swedish service in this position until 1580.

K. Hedell, Musiklivet vid de svenska Vasahoven med focus pa Erik XIV:s hov (1560-68), Uppsala, Uppsala university, 2001, p.47-8. SRA, Strodda kam handl:ar vol.53 (silverkammaren): 36v.

Service record

SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM
Departed 1568-01-31, as CAVALRY OFFICER
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
 
Departed 1580-12-31, as CANTOR, COMPOSER
Capacity MUSICIAN, purpose ROYAL COURT SERVICE