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Daniel Van Overbeke

Birthplace: Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicolaas Van Overbeke and Maria Nauta
Husband of Theodora Petronella Immens, PROG
Father of Daniel Anthony Overbeek; Capt. Gerard Ewoud Overbeek, SV/PROG; Petrus /Pieter Franciscus Overbeek; Cornelia Maria Van Overbeke and Alexander Van Overbeke

Managed by: Sharon Doubell
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About Daniel Van Overbeke

According to Ancestry 24, Daniel was sent by the VOC to Bengal as Onderkoopman in 1752 then to Kassima Bazaar as Kassier in 1763 and finally, as Boekhouer to Hougly.

Details of what MAY be his voyages (given that his son, Gerard, became a Capt in the VOC too) -

but is probably more likely to be the voyages of the Daniel Van Overbeke (13 Mar 1695-29July 1751 m Elizabeth Hals & Gertruida Brengman) who was the Governor of Ceylon in 1742-1743 (whose memoirs of this period have recently been translated and published: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Governors_of_Zeylan; http://www.lankalibrary.com/geo/dutch.htm http://sundaytimes.lk/091122/Plus/plus_17.html; http://books.google.co.za/books/about/Memoir_of_Daniel_Overbeek_Governor_of_Ce.html?id=AgK6ygAACAAJ&redir_esc=y)

between the Netherlands and Asia, via the Cape, as Capt for the VOC:

  • The D'Uno left Batavia 20.11.1725 arrived Texel 04.07.1726
  • The Hogersmilde left Texel 30.01.1727 arrived Ceylon 24.08.1727
  • The Hogersmilde left Batavia 09.12.1728 arrived Texel 30.07.1729
  • The Flora left Texel 11.12.1730 arrived Batavia 04.07.1731
  • The Flora left Batavia 13.10.1731 arrived Texel 18.06.1732
  • The Berkenrode left Texel 5.11.1732 arrived Batavia 01.06.1733

Assuming it would be unlikely that an experienced ship's capt would be demoted to Onderkoopman after his sea career, the Capt Daniel of these voyages seems more likely to be this Daniel's uncle and, the brother of his father Nicolaas Van Overbeke. Further information is needed to confirm this, tho.

The following 'sightings' :-) may also be the same man who became Gov of Zeylon. Otherwise it is likely to be a relative:

From Kyle Joustra's 'International Ceylon Database" List of people with known arrival and ship names that ended up in Ceylon at the time of Dutch Rule:

  • "Arnout Caspersz & Daniel Overbeek 15/5/1717-13/3/1718 -

Wielingen,Holland-Ceylon on the Ship "Vaderland Getrouw" 848 tonne Built 1705 Captain Willem de Vries via the Cape of Good Hope the captain died on the voyage"

  • Jan Michiel Gambs 30/1/1727-11/1727 -

Texel,Holland-Ceylon on the Ship "Hogersmilde" 810 tonne Built 1723 Captain Daniel Overbeek via the Cape of Good Hope


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Daniel Van Overbeke's Timeline

March 17, 1727
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
February 6, 1765
Age 37
Cossimbazar or Chinsura, India
February 14, 1767
Age 39
Cossimbazar, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
Age 41
Age 41
Bengal, India
Age 43