Andrew Dick

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Captain Andrew Dick (b. Aft 1637, d. 3 January 1701) was a member of the Parliament of Scotland for Orkney and Shetland 1678 and also the Stewart Principal of the same area in 1669, Chamberlain of Stewartry in 1675, and also took Bishopric rents in 1675-81. In 1686, he was accused of "many malversations and oppressions" in Orkney and banished. He moved to Shetland and bought land in Lerwick.

He was accused and subsequently convicted of purchasing goods that had been stolen at sea from Philip Van Portan. Captain Dick claimed that he did not know the goods he was purchasing were stolen, but the ruling fell against him.

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