Category: English in Spain

Genealogical Oddities (XX): Three 16th century English merchants heading for Flanders

Registers covering assorted business transacted by the Cámara de Castilla in 1574 refer to permission granted on March 4th of that year to three Englishmen to travel through Spain on their way to Flanders. Stated to be merchants, they were William Caston, Gilbert Tickbone (or perhaps Tichbone) and David Stradling. The first two are enigmas…