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Scots in Eastern and Western Prussia

Scots at Ratisbon.

Whilst the present volume was in the press the following list of Scotsmen acquiring citizenship at Ratisbon in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries reached us.

Considering it an important document, and one that raises the curious question of Scottish settlements in those cities of Middle and Southern Germany, where the famous Schottenkloster already existed and probably exercised an attraction for a large contingent of Scottish trading and lay immigrants as well, we had the choice of either burying it in some of the daily papers or in one of the antiquarian monthlies, which, formally speaking, would have been correct, or of tacking it on to a book from which the southern parts of Germany are excluded.

In preferring the latter irregular mode of proceeding, our excuse is the intimate connection of the two volumes on the Scots in Germany and the wish to let the reader have all available information on the subject up to the present date.

We therefore publish the list as it reaches us, asking the kind reader mentally to transfer it to its proper place, which would have been the Appendix of our first volume on the Scots in Germany.

One characteristic fact of the Scottish settlers in Ratisbon is, that none of them were vagrant Scots. The Scottish pedlar does either not occur at all or he is included in the general name of "Abenteurer" adventurer, of whom there is mention on several occasions, for instance, in 1460, 1461, 1462, 1467, and frequently afterwards. Curious also is the admission of two Scotswomen to the citizenship of Ratisbon. The first on the list is Hannes Tung (John Young), 1484, with the addition of "a Scot swore the civil oath." Each of the following names occurs with the addition "Schott " = a Scot :

A Selection of Coats-Of-Arms of Scottish-German Families

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