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David Skene, of the Mill of Potterton

David Skene,
born est c.1560,
of the Mill of Potterton (or Pottertown), N of Aberdeen (see Google Maps and streetmap).
He was a merchant.

Goes to Poland, before 1586:
He went to Poland.
Trade with Poland, mainly through Danzig, was of huge importance to Aberdeen at this time.
Skene and Ædie were two of the main families involved.
There was a large Scottish community in Poland until the 18th century.
In 1586, David became a burgess of Posen, WC Poland (now Poznan).
He returned to Scotland by 1593.

He mar 1stly to ---- Udny [of Udny, NW of Aberdeen].
She died pre-1606.
David had issue by 1st wife:

  1. Thomas Skene,
    of Potterton.

  2. David Skene,
    of Zamosc, Poland.

David mar 2ndly, 20 (poss. 28) Aug 1606 [St.Nicholas', Aberdeen] to Claris Seaton.
He died 1631, age est c.71 yrs.
David had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Sir George Skene,
    Provost of Aberdeen,
    born 1619.

Extracts from entry for David Skene.
From pp.124-126 of [Skene, 1887].

List of Scottish burgesses at Posen (Poznan), Poland.
Including David Skene in 1586.
From p.204 of [Fischer, 1903].
Document XV. Does not seem to explain where this list is from.

"Potertonmill", N of Aberdeen, on Roy Military Survey of Scotland, 1747-1755.

Potterton (or Pottertown), N of Aberdeen.
From 1869 map.
See modern satellite view.




Sources yet to be consulted


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