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.
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?