Pieternella van Meerhof, b2 - PIETERNELLA VAN MEERHOF

Started by lambertus hechter on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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7/17/2013 at 6:08 AM

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS STILL FAMILY OF PIETERNELLA IN MAURITIUS?

7/18/2013 at 10:15 AM

Sorry, no idea. Let us know if you find out, Iambertus

7/21/2013 at 7:18 AM

Probably not. All the VOC people left the island, either to go to Batavia or the Cape early in the 18th Century.

7/21/2013 at 2:42 PM

Not everybody can leave - surely some stayed behind - but how closely they related to her ... one will have to research and find out :-)

7/21/2013 at 10:07 PM

Everyone HAD to leave. The VOC abandoned its post on Mauritius in 1708.

Pieternella and her husband and children came to the Cape where they settled at Stellenbosch. They both died at the Cape before 1 Dec 1714. Her daughter Catharina married Roelof Diodati and died in Batavia. Her son Daniel died in Asia.

See http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/bosmandevriesbuys/I057.html

7/22/2013 at 12:06 AM

The book "islands" by Dan Sleigh gives a very good idea of what happened to them.

7/22/2013 at 3:05 AM

Thanks guys; good discussion - Jansi, I added that to her profile with the link and the fact that you'd contributed it. Go and check that you're happy with it, but I thought it was a great answer to Iambertus' question.

We so often talk about 'Eilande' that I wonder if we shouldn't have a project to go with the book?

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