THOMSON, WILLIAM [SSNE 8338]

Surname
THOMSON
First name
WILLIAM, WILHELM

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The merchant William (Wilhelm) Thomson was born in Dumfries. In 1620 he married Elisabeth Watson [SSNE 8337] Keeping book of all her gifts, the bride‘s mother, the widow Elisabeth Agnes [SSNE 8336], neatly noted in a bridal registry her wedding present for daughter and son-in-law, consisting of ten barrels of beer. Six years after their marriage, the Thomson couple moved their residence to Narva, where Wilhelm had acquired citizenship in 1626.

Elizabeth Watson died and was buried in Narva on 27 November 1628. The widower Wilhelm Thomson enjoyed a much longer life in Narva, where he – according to church records – was an active member of the German community, regularly attending communion, the last time on 4 February 1654.

Sources:

Rahvusarhiiv Tartus, Sünni-, abielu-, surmameetrika ja muud andmed koguduse kohta Record EAA.4380.1.1 1644-1724; Erpenbeck, Dirk-Gerd, und Enn Küng. 2000. Narvaer Bürger- und Einwohnerbuch 1581 - 1704. Vol. 64. Veröffentlichungen der Forschungsstelle Ostmitteleuropa an der Universität Dortmund. Dortmund, p. 190; Bunz, Rainer. 2018. Von Leslie – Schottischer Adel in

Deutschland und Österreich. Norderstedt: BoD – Book on Demand, p. 142.

This article was written on 18 June 2020 by Rainer Bunz.

Service record

POLAND-LITHUANIA, DORPAT
Departed 1625-12-31
SWEDEN, NARVA
Departed 1654-12-31
Capacity MERCHANT, purpose CIVIC, COMMERCE, TRADE