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Scottish graves in Gdansk


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3 May 2011  #1

I was in Gdansk today and visited the Church of Ss Peter and Paul.

This was one of the main churches for Scots in 17th Century Gdansk and it contains some graves of Scots.

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These are mentioned in Fischer's book on Scots in Prussia (1902)

electricscotland.com/history/prussia/part3-5.htm

PennBoy Activity: 77 / 2,444
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3 May 2011  #2

Not surprised supposedly 30,000 Scottish families settled in Poland by the 17th century.

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3 May 2011  #3

Cool links,thanks :)
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4 May 2011  #4

Not surprised supposedly 30,000 Scottish families settled in Poland by the 17th century.

One would think so, but apparently there is very little physical evidence, such as graves etc. Alexander Chalmers, who was mayor of Warsaw, was buried in Warsaw cathedral but his grave was destroyed during the war. Many of the churches in Gdansk have been so badly damaged that it's hard to read graves inside.

Cool links,thanks :)

You're welcome.



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