Commander Cornelis van Quaelbergen

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Commander Cornelis van Quaelbergen

Also Known As: "Cornelis van Quaelberg", "Cornelis van Quaelbergen", "Cornelis van Quaalberg", "Cornelis van Quaelbergh"
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Birthplace: Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Death: February 03, 1687 (63-64)
Batavia, Java, Indonesia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margaretha de Wit; Judith van den Boogaerden and Henriëtte Chastelein
Father of Catharina van Quaelbergh; Magdalena Adriana van Qualbergen and NN daughter 2

Occupation: VOC Commander at the Cape between 27 September 1666 and 11 August 1668
Managed by: Sharon Doubell
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About Commander Cornelis van Quaelbergen

Cornelis van Quaelberg, also written as van Quaelbergen or van Quaalberg (c.1623 – 3 February 1687)[1][2] was the third commander of the Dutch Cape Colony from 1666 to 1668.

Career Van Quaelberg began his career in the service of the Dutch East India Company in 1639 when he was appointed as assistant to the Coromandel Coast. He was promoted Junior merchant in 1644, merchant in 1647 and senior merchant in 1650.[4] In this capacity he was appointed head of Masulipatam, India, in 1652.[5] In 1666 he was appointed as Commander of the Cape Colony where he landed at Table Bay on 25 August 1666 and assumed duty two days later. As the Netherlands and England was at war at this time, not much happened during his tenure, except for some additions to the Castle.[4]

He was dismissed from the service of the VOC in 1668 after lending help to a French fleet which he did not know was an enemy because news of the outbreak of war spread slowly. He then went to Batavia and succeeded in convincing the authorities of his innocence and was re-employed in 1670. He was promoted to Governor of Banda in the Indonesian archipelago during 1677 and became Governor of Malacca in 1680 until 1684.[6]

Personal Van Quaelberg was married to Margaretha de Wit, daughter of Jacob de Wit, Governor of Paliacatta. She died in 1655 and in 1672 he married Henriette Chastelein, with whom he had two daughters. He died on 3 February 1687 in Batavia.[4]

1st land grant (25 February 1667) to a non-European woman at the Cape of Good Hope – Maaij Ansiela van Bengale

ngela / Engela van Bengale aka Maaij Ans(i)ela / Moeder Jagt (dies Cape of Good Hope 1720) is granted (25 February 1667) an erf in Table Valley by the new commander Cornelis van Quaelbergen, bordering to the north on the Heerestraat (present-day Castle Street) and on the east on the property of the burgher councillor Wouter Cornelisz: Mostaert (from Utrecht).[1]

Reference : https://mansellupham.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/1st-land-grant-to-a-n...


  • Naamvarianten : Quaalberg, Qualberg

Cornelis van Quaelberg

  • 3rd Commander of the Cape
  • In office 27 September 1666 – 18 June 1668
  • Preceded by Zacharias Wagenaer
  • Succeeded by Jacob Borghorst

Personal details

  • Born 1623
  • Amsterdam
  • Died 3 February 1687
  • Republic of the Seven United Netherlands
  • Cornelis van Quaelberg, also written as van Quaelbergen or van Quaalberg (1623, Amsterdam[1] – 3 February 1687, Batavia[2]) was the third commander of the Dutch Cape Colony from 1666 to 1668.

Van Quaelberg began his career in the service of the Dutch East India Company in Masulipatam, India, where he became Commander in 1652.[3] He was transferred to the Cape in 1666. Two years later he fell out of favour and was fired in 1668 after lending help to a French fleet which he did not know was an enemy because news of the outbreak of war spread slowly. His good name was later restored[by whom?] and he was promoted to Governor of Banda in East India. Van Quaelberg died on 3 February 1687 in Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.

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Commander Cornelis van Quaelbergen's Timeline

1623
1623
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
1663
June 8, 1663
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1674
December 9, 1674
Batavia, Indonesia
1687
February 3, 1687
Age 64
Indonesia
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