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South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Mapping the arrival of VOC ships and passengers to the Cape

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  • Jan Brommert, SV/PROG (c.1670 - c.1730)
    In the NL Archive and the shiplist his surname is spelt BROMMER. Should we change? Jan Brommert * Amsterdam ongeveer 1670 † Kaapstad ongeveer 1730 x Kaapstad 23/12/1696 Anna van Schalkwyk d.v....
  • Gottfried Hesler, SV/PROG 2 (deceased)
    Godfried Hasler v. Leisnig, in Sakse. Aank. 1770, matroos, burger 1785, pagter v.d. meul, Stellenbosch 1786/7. x 22.4.1786 Susanna Elisabeth Kriel.
  • Daniel Joachim Schumann, SV/PROG (c.1728 - 1763)
    SCHUMANN DANIEL JOACHIM. — Mecklenburg. Arr. 1750 as so., b. 1759, resident at Stellenbosch. ~ 19.8.1759 Martha Margaretha Esterhuysen. 3 children. (GMR 1750-58; Rq. 1759: 118; G.R. nr 845.) -...
  • Johann Andreas Rauch, SV/PROG (1731 - d.)
    RAUCH Johan(n) Andreas v. Narwa, * 13.9.1731, s.v. Johannes Andreas Rauch, slotmaker, en Anna Dorothea Schmidt. Aank, 1758, soldaat, later geweeralotmaker en hoof v.d. arsenaal. Sedert 1775 Hoofopsigte...
  • Robbert Robbertsz Brand, SV/PROG (c.1680 - 1721)
    Info from Ancestry.com Alternate Birth and Death dates by different people: Birth Date 1675 Death Date 1720

Background

The VOC fitted out some 4,700 ships, nearly 1,700 in the seventeenth century and a good 3,000 in the eighteenth. Between 1602 and 1700, 317,000 people sailed from Europe on these ships, while between 1700 and 1795 this total reached 655,000.

Although some of it is missing, a huge amount of information is available through various sources about arrivals and departures to and from the Cape of Good Hope by ship. This project seeks to identify and track the sequence of these arrivals and departures in Geni.

Recorded movement -(Estimate) Arrivals vs Departure Total to date:

  • 1660 A: 1 121 & D 740
  • 1670 A: 3 421 & D 3 360
  • 1680 A: 5 115 & D 5 749
  • 1690 A: 6 528 & D 8 361
  • 1700 A: 11 270 & D 12 592
  • 1710 A 13 500 & D 16 253
  • 1720 A: 15 938 & D 20 738
  • 1730 A: 20 263 & D 26 856
  • 1740 A: 26 208 & D 34 303
  • 1750 A: 33 214 & D 42 760
  • 1800 A: 63 762 & D 92 924

Population Growth in Dutch South Africa

Maybe one day we could update the numbers with a little accuracy.

  • -Year- | -White Free Burghers & Servants -|- Slaves -|- Free Burghers -|- Soldiers -|
  • 1652 __ __ 90 __ _____0 __ ____0 __ ___ 0
  • 1658 __ __ 82 __ ____80 __ ____0 __ ___ 0
  • 1660 __ ___ 0 __ ___187 __ ____0 __ ___ 0
  • 1672 __ __221__ ___200 __ ___64 __ ___ 0
  • 1679 __ __289__ ___191 __ __142 __ ___ 0
  • 1685 __ ____0 __ ____0 __ ____0 __ __200
  • 1691 __ _1000__ ___400 __ ____0 __ ___ 0
  • 1695 __ ____0 __ ____0 __ __340 __ ____0
  • 1699 __ _1232 __ __536 __ __414 __ __751
  • 1717 __ _2500 __ _2500 __ _2000 __ ____0
  • 1733 __ _2589 __ _2218__ ____ 0 __ ____0
  • 1756 __ _5000 __ ____0 __ ____0 __ ____0
  • 1780 __ ____0 __ ____0 __12000 __ ____ 0
  • 1795 __ 16000 __ 16839 __ ____0 __ ____0

Project Objectives

Where there is record of someone being in the Cape who is not represented on a shipping list we will in the process of this project look to see if they are possible to identify how and when they could have arrived...

What to do to contribute

Help create the Timeline events and help link all the arrivees to the timeline events!

Link the profiles to this Project and edit the page to create a link to their url.


Sources and Recommended Reading

Order of fields related to each voyage:

"Arrivals"

Section headers in format:

Name of Ship

  • Shipmaster: Surname, Name
  • Port of Departure & Date of Departure
    • Arrival & Departure Cape
      • Date of Arrival & Port of Arrival
  • Numbers disembarked and boarded

1600-1650

WEESP

  • Klaasz., Dirk
  • 23-04-1625 Surat
    • 1625 Cape
      • 19-03-1626 Texel

LEEUWIN

  • Oostzaner Overtoom, Jan Willemsz. Van
  • 25-05-1625 Masulipatnam
    • 1625 Cape 04-11-1625
      • 21-03-1626 Texel

HOF VAN ZEELAND

  • 19-01-1649 Batavia
    • 1653 Cape
      • 06-08-1649 Wielingen

WAALSTROOM

1652

DROMEDARIS (682)

  • Master: Koning, David

GOEDE HOOP (683)

  • Master Turver, Simon

REIGER (684)

  • Master: Hoogzaad, Jan

(Blown up by its own powder off Pulicat, 19-10-1654.)


  • Texel 24-12-1651
    • 06-04-1652 Cape 25-05-1652
      • 22-07-1652 Batavia
  • Arrived: 49 (Dromedaris) + 28 (Reiger).


 
  • Steven Bothma arrived at the Cape soon after or with Jan van Riebeeck?
  • Jacob Cloete thought to have arrived with Jan van Riebeeck

HOF VAN ZEELAND

  • Overstraten, Jan
  • 31-01-1652 Wielingen
    • 25-05-1652 Cape 01-06-1652
      • 03-08-1652 Batavia
  • No recorded movemment

1653

ZWARTE VOS (756)

  • Eissen, Theunis
  • 04-09-1652 Texel
    • 18-01-1653 Cape 09-06-1653
      • Gamron

After departure from the Cape command the ship under of Gerrit Abelsen went first to Gamron, then to Surat. Departure from Surat 11-11-1653.

HAAS

  • Zomer, Joris Jansz
  • 28-09-1652 Texel
    • 26-03-1653 Cape 17-04-1653
      • 20-06-1653 Batavia

WINDHOND (WITTE)

  • 01-11-1652 Texel
    • 14-04-1653 Cape 17-04-1653
      • 14-06-1653 Batavia

MUIDEN (762)

  • Harnay, Evert Theunisz.
  • 26-12-1652 Texel
    • 18-04-1653 Cape 26-04-1653
      • 01-07-1653 Batavia
  • Seafarers disembarked: 25

KONING DAVID (770)

  • Vries, Pieter Jansz. de
  • 10-04-1653 Texel
    • 29-08-1653 Cape 06-09-1653
      • 02-12-1653 Batavia
  • Seafarers

PHOENIX (771)

  • Aukes, Douwe
  • 10-04-1653 Texe
    • 16-08-1653 Cape 25-08-1653
      • 22-10-1653 Batavia
  • Soldiers

SALAMANDER (772)

  • 10-04-1653 Texe
    • 05-08-1653 Cape 14-08-1653
      • 07-10-1953 Batavia
	

HENRIETTE LOUISE (778)

  • Putte, Hendrik van der
    • 05-08-1653 Wielingen
    • 16-08-1654 Cape 01-09-1654
    • 26-11-1654 Batavia

WITTE OLIFANT

  • Master: Both, Klaas Jansz.

WALVIS

  • Egbertsz., Reinier
 
  • 03-01-1652 Texel
    • 07-05-1652 Cape 17-05-1652
      • 22-07-1652 Batavia

Seafarers recorded to disembarking at the Cape: 30 (Witte Olifant) + 30 (Walvis).


1654

VERGULDE DRAAK (779)

  • Dul, Aris Jansz
  • 23-08-1653 Texel
    • 15-02-1654 12-03-1654
      • 24-05-1654 Batavia
  • 2 leave the Cape

After departure from the Cape the ship struck on a reef but without serious damage (14-03-1654).


KALF (WITTE) (780)

  • Juist, Kornelis Ewoutsz.
  • 23-08-1653 Texel
    • 09-02-1654 Cape 12-03-1654
      • 30-05-1654 Batavia
  • Arrived 1 Depart 2

LAM (WITTE)===

NAARDEN===

VREDE

  • Noordstrand, Kornelis

BREDA

TULP

  • Volkertsz., Samuel

GOUDSBLOEM

  • Simonsz., Simon

BOTERBLOEM

  • Berkhout, Pieter

THOLEN

VLISSINGEN===

ZWARTE BUL

  • Adriaansz., Abraham

MARS

  • Ogel, Dirk

ZOUTELANDE===

ANJELIER

  • Reeps, Klaas Jansz.

PAREL

VLIELAND===


DOLFIJN (800)

  • Groet, Kornelis van
  • 26-05-1654 Vlie
    • 31-08-1654 Cape 07-09-1654
      • 01-11-1654 Batavia Total 30

GIDEON (801)

  • 26-05-1654 Vlie
    • 21-09-1654 Cape 27-09-1654
      • 23-12-1654 Batavia Total 16 12 13
 

1655

ROTTERDAM (825)

  • Gerritsz., Pieter
  • 16-05-1655 Goeree
  • 24-08-1655 Cape 03-09-1655
    • 08-12-1655 Batavia Total 307 2 4
 

1656

PAREL

  • Vries, Pieter Jansz. de
  • 11-04-1656 Vlie
    • 06-08-1656 Cape 21-08-1656
      • 03-11-1656 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrived 347 3 9 0 7 225

BREDA(858)

  • Konijn, Albert Jansz
  • 01-06-1656 Vlie
    • 17-10-1656 Cape 01-11-1656
      • 20-01-1657 Batavia
  • Passengers

MOLEN(859)

  • Jakob Stevensz
  • 01-06-1656 Vlie 09-11-1656 21-11-1656 11-02-1657 Batavia Seafarers 36 1 1 0
 

1657

HILVERSUM (861)

  • Jansz., Jakob
  • 19-10-1656 Texel
    • 05-02-1657 Cape 12-02-1657
      • 11-05-1657 Batavia
  • Seafarers Arrived: 1 Depart: 4

DORDRECHT (884)

  • Groot, Jakob Gerrit de
  • 17-12-1657 Goeree
    • 28-04-1658 Cape 13-05-1658
      • 14-07-1658 Batavia

Seafarers: 8 Seafarers and 6 soldiers disembarked. 30 passengers embarked. The 30 'passengers' who embarked at the Cape were slaves; 28 of them arrived at Batavia.

Unallocated:

1658


HASSELT (870)

  • Moker, Jakob Hendriksz.
  • 10-04-1657 Vlie
  • 16-08-1657 Cape



Sailed into Table Bay with the first cargo of 174 Angolan slaves for this country. At the Council meeting of 8 May 1658 it was minuted that the Hasselt had anchored two days earlier with 228 slave men and women on board. Of this group 43 slaves who were all traded at Popo (earlier called Arder, now known as Lagos ) died during the voyage.

The Council decided that the Hasselt should set sail for Batavia “en daarmee af te senden een getal van 140 a 150 stucx slaven” [and to send between 140 and 150 slaves (to Batavia )].


At the meeting of 30 May 1658 it was noted that the Company had to feed 200 slaves per day. On 28 August 1658 the Councilors learnt about the slaves from Guinea and Angola who had absconded. At the Council meeting of 26 October 1678 it was recorded that the slaves traded on Madagascar would be transported immediately to the west coast of Sumatra . This type of reporting occurs throughout the Resolutions up to the end of the VOC rule at the Cape of Good Hope.


Unallocated:

AMERSFOORT


1659

PRINSES ROYAAL

  • Doedesz., Maarten
  • 22-10-1658 Vlie
    • 08-03-1659 Cape 20-03-1659
      • 02-06-1659 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrive 8 Depart 25
  • Soldiers: Arrive 1 Depart 0
  • Passengers: Arrive 2 Depart 0
  • Pieter van Meerhof Maybe on Hector?

HECTOR

  • Delfshaven
  • Lukas Bouwersz. van der Lek van
  • 06-12-1658 Goeree 22-03-1659
    • 01-04-1659 Cape 21-06-1659
      • Batavia
  • Seafarers Arrive 1 & Depart 0
  • Soldiers Arrive 2

1661

DORDRECHT

  • Schiedam, Adriaan de Gilde
  • 06-12-1660 Goeree
    • 26-04-1661 Cape 05-05-1661
      • 18-07-1661 Batavia
  • Seafarers 6 arrive & 1 Depart
  • Soldiers 13 arrive & 1 Depart



JONGE PRINS (948)

  • Veldmuis, Kornelis (died)
  • 13-04-1661 Texel
    • 16-08-1661 Cape 30-08-1661
      • 07-11-1661 Batavia
  • Seafarers: 5 disembarked & 1 Embarked
  • Soldiers: 76 arrived & 3 left
  • Passengers: 1 arrived
  • Jan Louw
  • Albert Gildenhuijzen

1666

VERGULDE TIJGER

  • 15-08-1665 Texel
    • 30-01-1666 Cape 12-02-1666
      • 07-05-1666 Batavia
  • Seafarer: Arrive 43 Depart 5
 

1668

DAMIATE

  • Muts, Kornelis
  • 02-10-1667 Texel
    • 11-02-1668 Cape 10-04-1668
      • 13-06-1668 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrive 18 Depart 2
  • Soldiers: Arrive 26 Depart 0

Unallocated:




1670

Unallocated:

1671

DAMIATE

  • Vader, Arend Simonsz
  • 13-10-1670 Texel
    • 02-03-1671 Cape 18-03-1671
      • 10-06-1671 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrive 4 Depart 3
  • Soldiers: Arrive 31 Depart 1

Unallocated:

1678


CHINA

 
  • 16/09/1677 Texel Batavia 06/06/1678 Amsterdam
  • Meindert Pruis via: Kaap de Goede Hoop van 20/02/1678 tot 17/03/1678

1681

MAKASSAR (1408)

  • Bontekraai, Hendrik
  • 01-02-1681 Texel
  • 15-05-1681 Cape 12-06-1681
  • 12-09-1681 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrive 19 Depart 29
  • Soldiers: Arrive 25 Depart 6
  • Johann Vosloo

1686

VRIJHEIT

  • 09-03-1686 Wielingen
    • 23-06-1686 Cape 03-07-1686
      • 07-09-1686 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrived 1 Depart 0*
  • Soldiers: Arrived 1 Depart 7
  • Passengers: Arrived 2 Depart 0
  • Francois du Toit Lille, Flandre - Oct. 1731 - - -
  • Guilluame du Toit Lille, Flandre
  • 3 daughters]
 

1688

VOORSCHOTEN (1553)

  • Valeriens/Villierius, Frans
  • 31-12-1687 Goeree
    • 1688 Cape 08-05-1688
      • 04-07-1688 Batavia

Belonged to the Chamber of Delft. Voorschotten - first ship to leave Holland with 22 French refugees and 22 passengers recorded to have stayed at the Cape.


Flyboat with 3 masts and a rounded hull, 130 Dutch feet long - capable of carrying 150 people.


Left Delfshaven, Zeeland (Netherlands) for Batavia on 31st December, 1687. Arrived at Saldanha Bay the Cape, 13 April, 1688, transferred to ship Jupiter which arrived at Table Bay with 192 people on April 26,1688

 

Part of the autumnal fleet - sailing with this ship were Borssenburg, Oosterland, De Schelde, Berg China, Zuid-Beveland and Wapen van Alkmaar.

  • Marguerite Basche - 23 from Aunay and/or Mer, Orléanais (1665-1688)
  • Estienne Bruère - 23 Wagon Maker from Mer and/or Blois, Orléanais (1665-aft 1722)
  • Philippe Foucher - 20 from Orléanai with wife and chi\ldren (abt 1657-1708)
    • Anne Souchay - 19 (abt 1659-aft 1708)
    • Anne (6)
    • Esther (5),
    • Jacques (3)
  • Charles Marais (abt 1640-1689) and

  • Anne Foucher (1681-1713)
  • Esther Foucher (1683-1689)
  • Jacques Foucher (1685-1689)
  • Gaspard Foucher (1667-1688)
  • Jacques Pinard (1665-1712) and Esther Foucher (1666-1697)
  • Gédéon Malherbe (1663-1713)
  • Jean le Roux (1667-1711)
  • Gabrièl le Roux (1669-1711)
  • Pierre Sabatier (1665-?)
  • Jean Machepaste (1662-1689)
  • Paul Godefroy (1665-1699)

  • Foucher (Fouché) Esther - 20 from )Orléanais -
  • Pinard Jacques Pinaid Pierre, born 1690, *Jacques, born 1692
  • Foucher (Fouché) Gaspar Orléanais - 21 - - -
  • Godefroy Pauel Orléanais - 22 - - -
  • Le Roux Gabriel3 Orléanais - 19 1711 - -
  • Le Roux Jean4 Orléanais - 21 1711 - -
  • Machepasté Jean Orléanais - 25 1689 - -
  • Malherbe Gedeon Normandy - 25 1713 - -
  • Marais Charles Plessis, France - - - Catherine Taboureux Claude (24)5, Charles (19)6, *Isaac (10), Marie-Madeline (6)7
  • Paste Jean - - 25 - - -
  • Pinaid (Pienaar) Jacques8 Normandy Carpenter 23 1712 Esther Foucher on 10 Dec. 1687 in Delft, Natherlands Pierre, born 1690, Jacques, born 1692
  • Sabatie or Sabatier Pierre Orléanais - 22 - - -

NOTES:

  • 1. Married (1) Esther des Roulles in 1690 and (2) Suzanne du Puis on 19 Feb 1702
  • 2. Married Pierre Jourdaan in 1696
  • 3. Married Marie-Catherine le-Fevre
  • 4. Married Joanne Mouy in 1703
  • 5. Married (1) Maria Avice in 1690 and (2) Suzanne Gardiol on 31 October 1701
  • 6. Married Anne des Roulles in 1692
  • 7. Married (1) Estienne Niel in 1700, (2) Pierre Taillefert, (3) Pieter Booysen
  • 8. Married Marthe le Févre in 1698

  • Anne Souchay
  • Charles Marais from Plessis, France -
  • Catharina Taboureux Marais
  • Claude Marais - 24
  • Charles Marais - 19
  • Isaac Marais - 10
  • Marie Marais - 6
  • Philippe Fouche
  • Anne Fouche
  • Anne Fouche - 6
  • Esther Fouche - 5
  • Jacques Fouche - 3
  • Marguerite Basche Bruere - 23
  • Estienne Bruere, wagon-builder - 23
  • Jacques Pinard - 23 - carpenter
  • Esther Fouche Pinard - 21
  • Pierre Sabatie, from Marriere - 23
  • Jean Leroux - 21
  • Gideon Malherbe - 25
  • Marie Grillon Malherbe
  • Jean Paste - 25
  • Paul Godefroy - 22
  • Gasper Flouche - 21
  • Gabriel Le Roux - 17

22 Huguenots

Borssenburg

Texel 06 Jan 1688 Table Bay 12 May 1688

OOSTERLAND (1557)

  • 29-01-1688 Wielingen
    • 25-04-1688 Cape 15-05-1688
      • 19-07-1688 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrive 3 & Depart: 5
  • Soldiers: Arrive 4 & Depart3
  • Passengers Arrive 27 & Depart 3

Surname First Name(s) Origin Age Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Avicé Sara Chateaudun - - - - -
  • Briet Suzanne Chateau Thierry, Champagne - - - Isaac Taillefert Eliabeth (14), Jean (12), *Isaac (7), Pierre (5), Susanne (2 1/2), Marie (1)
  • Carnoy Antoinette1 Tournai, Flanders - - - - -
  • Clouden Jean Condé - - Shoemaker - -
  • Cochet Sara2 - - - - - Abraham, Joost and Jeanne le Clerq
  • Jan Picardy de Buiyse (du Buis, Buis,Buys) - - Agriculturist - -
  • Jacques de Savoie
    • Marie-Madeline le Clerq of Tournay
  • Marguéite-Thérèse (17),
    • Barbe-Thérèse (15),
    • Jacques (9 months)
  • Jean Prieur du Plessy (Plessis) from Poiters age 50 1708 Surgeon

  • Nortie (Nortier) Daniel Saint-Blaise near Guines, Picardy - - Carpenter Maria Vitu (also Vitout) -
  • Nortie (Nortier, Nortjé) Jacques6 Saint-Blaise near Guines, Picardy - 20 Sept. 1732 Agriculturist - -
  • Nortie (Nortier, Nortjé) Jean Saint-Blaise near Guines, Picardy - - - - -
  • Pariset(Parisel) Jean Paris 21 After 1707 Farmer - -
  • Talifer (Taillefert) Isaac Chateau Thierry - c.1699 Vine grower and hatter Susanne Briet of Chateau Thierry Eliabeth (14), Jean (12), Isaac (7), Pierre (5), Susanne (2 1/2), Marie (1)
  • Therond (Theron) Jacques Languedoc - 2 Dec. 1739 Soldier - -

BERG CHINA (1560)

  • 20-03-1688 Goeree
    • 04-08-1688 Cape 24-08-1688
      • 13-11-1688 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrive 19 Depart 10
  • Soldiers: Arrive 4 Depart 1
  • Passengers: Arrive 29 Depart 0

PASSENGERS Surname First Name(s) Origin Age died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Athonarde Marie1 Provence 64 - - - -

ANTHONARD, Marie, mother-in-law either of Jean MESNARD or of his wife, Louise CORBONNE, sailed with the MESNARDS in the China, from Rotterdam on 20th March, 1688, but it does not appear that she ever reached the Cape

NOTES:

  • 1. Mother-in-law of Louise Corbonne or her husband Jean Mesnard
  • 2. Cousin of Pierre la Grange
  • 3. Married Jeanne Cordier in 1697
  • 4. Possibly died on the voyage
  • 5. Married Elizabeth le Long in 1690
  • 6. Married Estienne Viret in 1696
  • 7. Married (1) Anne Fouché in 1696 and (2) Marie Verdeau in 1721.
  • 8. Married Margaretha Kool of Amsterdam on 16 November 1704
  • 9. Widow of Jourdan and mother of Jean Jourdan
  • 10. Cousin of Pierre and Paul Jourdan and Susanne Resue
  • 11. Cousin of Pierre and Paul Jourdan and Andre Pelanchon
  • 12. Married Marie-Catherine Wibaut in 1702

ZUID BEVELAND

Surname First Name(s) Origin Occupation Age Died Spouse Children

  • de Berault Louis1 L'Aigle, Normandy - - 1698 - -
  • De Gournay Salomon2 Dieppe, Normandy Agriculturist - - - -
  • Des Roulles (De Ruelle) Daniel3 Guines, Picardy - - 1726 Anne Goudalle Esther, born 6 Nov 16724, Anne, born 10 Nov. 16735, Daniel, born 26 Oct. 1675 (died in infancy), Daniel, born 14 Mar. 1677, Pierre, born 14 Mar. 1681 (died in infancy)
  • Le Long (de Lange) Charles6 L'Aigle, Normandy - - - - -
  • Sénècal (Senekal) David7 Dieppe, Normandy Agriculturist - - - -
  • Simond Pierre8 Embrun, Dauphiné Reverend - - Anne de Berault -
  • Vivier Abraham Normandy - - - - -
  • Vivier Jacob Normandy - - - - -
  • Vivier Pierre Normandy - - - - -

NOTES:

  • 1. Brother of Anne de Berault
  • 2. Married Anne Martin, widow of Jean du Puis, in 1693
  • 3. Married (2) Katherine Taboureaux (widow of Charles Marais (Snr.)) in 1690
  • 4. Married Estienne Bruére
  • 5. Married Charles Marais (junr.) in 1692
  • 6. Son of Jean le Long who arrived at the Cape c.1685
  • 7. Married Marie-Madeline du Puys in 1694.
  • 8. Children: Catherine (bapt. 17 March 1689 at Cape Town); Pierre, Jacques, Cleophas, Maria and Lydia (the latter 5 born at Drakenstein, Cape Province).
  • 9. Married Jacquemine du Preez in 1695
 

1689

WAPEN VAN ALKMAAR==='

sailed from Texel on 27 July 1688 and arrived at Table Bay on 27 January 1689

PASSENGERS

Surname First Name(s) Origin Age Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Arniel Matthieu Le Luc, Provence 56 Nov 1719 Agriculturist (1) Suzanne Aubanelle; (2) c.1689 Jeanne Mille 2
  • Aubanelle Suzanne Le Luc, Provence - - - Matthieu Arniel 2
  • Martin Antoine Languedoc 25 1699 - -

SCHELDE left for the Cape on 19 February 1688 and was anchored in Table Bay on 5 June 1688.

SCHELDE

  • Scheiteruit, Aarnoud
  • 19-02-1688 Wielingen
    • 05-06-1688 Cape 01-07-1688
      • 16-09-1688 Batavia
  • Seafarers: Arrive 5 & Depart 3
  • Soldiers: Arrive 4 & Depart 4
  • Passengers: Arrive 27 & Depart 3

PASSENGERS


Surname First Name(s) Origin Age Died Occupation Spouse Children

5, *Francois-Jean (11)6, Jaquemine (9)7, Philippe (7)8

NOTES:

  • 1. Married Isabeau Pochox in 1724
  • 2. Married (2) Nicolas de Lanoy in 1698
  • 3. Married Pieter Jansz van Marseveen on 25 July 1688
  • 4. Died 9 May 1721. Married (1) Marie le Févre in 1696 and (2) Cornelia Villion/Viljoen5. Jacques Theron in 1697
  • 6. Married Maria Cordier
  • 7. Married Abraham Vivier
  • 8. An agriculturist. Married Isabeau Prevost
  • 9. A farmer. Married Louise Cordier in 1702
  • 10. Married (1) Daniel Terrier in 1692; (2) Jean du Buis in 1700.
  • 11. Married Gerrit van Vuuren
  • 12. Married Susanna Fourie
  • 13. Married (1) Pieter Peil on 1 January 1708; (2) Barend Pieterse
  • 14. Married Anna van Marseveen on 12 May 1709
  • 15. Married Willem Schalk van der Merwe in 1696
  • 16. Married (1) Philippe du Pré and (2) Christian Gobrecht(s).
  • 17. Married Sara Jacob in 1692

ZION

The ZION sailed from Holland on 8 January 1689 and arrived at Table Bay on 6 May 1689

PASSENGERS

Surname First Name(s) Origin Age Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • De Villiers Abraham1 La Rochelle 30 March 1720 - - -
  • De Villiers Jacob2 La Rochelle 28 1735 - - -
  • De Villiers Pierre3 La Rochelle 32 - - - -

NOTES:

  • 1. Married Susanne Gardiol on 5 October 1689
  • 2. Married Marguerite Gardiol
  • 3. Married Elizabeth Taillefert in 1694

1691


SPIERDIJK

The SPIERDIJK arrived at Table Bay in 1691

PASSENGERS

Surname First Name(s) Origin Age Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Gauch (Gaucher, Gous, Gouws) André1 Le-Pont-de-Monvert - 1698 Blacksmith (1) in 1683 m.Jacqueline Decré 3 sons, 2 daughters
  • Gauch (Gaucher, Gous, Gouws) Etienne Le-Pont-de-Monvert 7 - - - -

NOTES:

  • 1. Married (2) in 1691 m.Johanna de Klerk
  • 2. Married Catherine Bok in 1718

1698

DRIEBERGEN

The DRIEBERGEN sailed from HOLLAND on 25 May 1698 and arrived at Table Bay on 03 September 1698

PASSENGERS Surname First Name(s) Origin Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Crosnier/Crosnier (Cronjé) Etienne1 Normandy 2 Sept. 1724 Agriculturist - -
  • Crosnier/Cronier (Cronjé) Pierre (Born 1671)2 Normandy 2 Sept. 1718 Agriculturist - -
  • Drouin Philip3 Calais, Picardy 1702 Agriculturist - -
  • Duthuilé (Du Tuilé, Du Tuillet) Jean - - Agriculturist - -

l*e Riche4 Louis Normandy 1732 - - -

NOTES:

  • 1. Also known as Stephen Cronier
  • 2. Married Suzanne Taillefert in 1709
  • 3. Also known as Philip van Rouan or van Renen
  • 4. Also known as Louwys de Ryck. He married Suzanne Fouché in 1708

1696

===VOSMAAR===
The VOSMAAR sailed from Holland in April 1696 and arrived at Table Bay in October 1696

PASSENGERS

Surname First Name(s) Origin Age Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Bisseux Jacques1 Picardy - 11 June 1723 Baker - -
  • Bisseux Pierre2 Picardy 3 1735 - - -

NOTES:

  • 1. Married (1) Marie le Févre and (2)Isabeau Pochox in 1700.
  • 2. Married Maria Coetsee, widow of Johannes Keyts, in 1729.

1699

WESTHOVEN

Table Bay 16 Jun 1699


DONKERVLIET

? Table Bay 20 Jul 1699

1700

REYGERSDAL

?- Table Bay 1700

The REYGERSDAL arrived at Table Bay in 1700

PASSENGERS Surname First Name(s) Origin Age Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Cellier Josué Orléanais - Oct. 1721 Vinedresser and carpenter Elizabeth Couvret -
  • Couvret Elizabeth1 Bazouches-en-Dunois and/or Orléanais 24 - - Joshué Cellier -
  • Couvret Paul2 Bazouches-en-Dunois and/or Orléanais - Vinedresser and shoemaker *Anne Valette 3 plus Anne Elizabeth (bapt. 14 Oct. 1699 in Delft)

NOTES:

  • 1. Married (2) Paul Roux in 1722
  • 2. Brother of Elizabeth Couvret. He returned to Europe in 1712 with his wife and 4 children

1708

GENERALE VREDE

? Tessel Table Bay 1708'''===

The GENERALE VREDE arrived at Table Bay in 1708

PASSENGERS

Surname First Name(s) Origin Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • d'Ailly Jean Amsterdam, Netherlands - - Johanna de Potter from Harlem, Netherlands *David (born 1705, Jan Benjamin (born c.1717)
  • d'Ailly Johannes Godefidus1 Amsterdam, Netherlands - - - -
  • de Potter Johanna Harlem 1718 - Jean d'Ailly -

NOTES:

  • 1. Married Alida de Lange (widow of Francois Guto) in 1708

1724

NOORDQUATIER

26 Maij 1724

PASSENGERS Surname First Name(s) Origin Died Occupation Spouse Children

  • Eloy (Cloy) Claudine Bordighera - - - Francois Guillaume 1 son, 3 daughters
  • Guillaume Francois Aimargues or Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouz - - - Claudine Eloy (Cloy) *Matthieu (15)1, Jeanne (11) 2, Marie (9)3, Anne (7) 4

NOTES:

  • 1. Married (1) Suzanne Radyn in 1738 and (2) Engela Margaretha Bruyns in 1785; Children: ?
  • 2. Married (1) Jan Engelbrecht (2) Jacobus Louw in 1741; Children: 1st marriage - 4; 2nd marriage - 5
  • 3. Married (1) Louis Jourdan in 1739 and (2) Casper Schalcker; Total Number of Children: 3 sons, 3 daughters
  • 4. Married Johan Witt. Children: ?

1713

ENGEWORMER

The Engewormer sailed from Wielingen on the 7th March 1713 and sailed into Table Bay on the 5th July 1713

Surname-First Name(s)-Origin-Age-Died-Occupation-Spouse-Children-Reference

1717

PRINS EUGENIUS

The Prins Eugenius sailed from Texel on the 5th May 1717 and sailed into Table Bay on the 4th September 1717

Surname-First Name(s)-Origin-Age-Died-Occupation-Spouse-Children-Reference

1719

MIJNDEN

The Mijnden sailed from Texel on the 16th May 1719 and sailed into Table Bay on the 1st October 1719

Surname-First Name(s)-Origin-Age-Died-Occupation-Spouse-Children-Reference

1726

GOUDRIAAN

Gegevens van de vaart Vertrek Delft:18-10-1725 Kaap: 25-02-1726

Unallocated: Jan Greyling

BERBICE

? ? Table Bay 1726

The BERBICE arrived at Table Bay in 1726

1753

ZAAMSLUG?

Nolte Andries Soldier

1795

MEERMIN

left Batavia & arrived at the Cape in 1795

Captain: Gerard Ewoud Overbeek


On 18-05-1795 the MEERMIN originally departed from the Cape for the Nerherlands in a 16 ship VOC convoy, escorted by two war ships; a day later 8 ships had to return because of adverse wind. When they sailed out again they were intercepted by English ships who had heard the news that France had overrun the Netherlands. The MEERMIN and 6 other VOC ships (including Alblasserdam; Mentor; Dordwijk ) were captured with no loss of life by the English off St. Helena and taken to Shannon in Ireland. Full story of the Meermin’s capture at: [http://www.shipstamps.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6953.]

After this, Capt Gerard Overbeek appears to have decided to settle in the Cape for good, marrying Alida Cornelia Brink These were the last days of the VOC, which collapsed into bankruptcy.

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