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Harpert Maertensz (Tromp) (Van der Wel)

Also Known As: "Harpert Maertensz", "Herpert Maartensz."
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Delft, Delft, South Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died
Cause of death: died in a fight at sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Maerten Jansz. and Alida (Aeltgen) Lambrechtsdr. Van der Wel
Husband of Jannetgen Barendsdr Quack
Father of Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp, bevelhebber van 's Lands Vloot; Alida Harpers Tromp; Helena Harpers Tromp and Maria Harpers Tromp
Brother of Lambrecht Maertensz. van der Wel; Pietertgen van der Wel; Maartje Maartensdr. (van der Wel); Machtelt Maertens van der Wel and Jan Maertensz Van der Wel

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About Harpert Maertensz (Tromp)

Filitatie Harper(t) van der Wel / Tromp

Uit het Archief van Delft

Op 21-2-1581 compareerde ter weeskamer van Delft Maerten Jansz., grootwerkmaker, teneinde zijn zes kinderen te registreren, verwekt bij Aeltgen Lambrechtsdr. zaliger, te weten: Lambrecht 20 jaar, Pietertgen 18 jaar, Maritgen 17 jaar, Machteltgen 16 jaar, Jan 13 jaar (of 14 jaar, slecht leesbaar) en Harper 10 jaar. Voogden van moederszijde zijn Cornelis Lambrechtsz. van der Wel en Jacob Lambrechtsz. van der Wel, brouwers. De kinderen zullen bij meerderjarigheid elk 100 carolus guldens ontvangen als moederlijk erfdeel. Maerten verzekert deze uitkoop op zijn huis erf staande aan de Pontemarct aan de westzijde, naast ‘die Brammers huijs’. In de marge staat aangetekend dat op 28-7-1595 Joachim Cornelisz. de Bruijn, getrouwd met Marritgen Maertens, Huijch Geenen, getrouwd met Machteltgen Maertens, Lambrecht Maertensz., Pietertgen Maertens en Harpaer Maertensz. verklaren voldaan en betaald te zijn van hun moederlijk bewijs. Broer Jan Maertensz. volgt op 28-10- 1595 met een zelfde verklaring. Bron: http://nagtegaal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/watermarked-Tromp-Stamreeks2.pdf

De achternaam Van der Wel

Volgens de onderzoekers Henk Morien en Hans Nagtegaal in "Ons Voorgeslacht" nr. 67, febr. 2012, blz. 41-63 zijn de ouders van Harper, (vader van Admiraal Maarten Harpertszoon TROMP), Maerten Jansz. zonder achternaam, afkomstig uit Duitsland en zijn vrouw Alida (Aeltgen) Lambrechtsdr. Van der WEL die in feite de achternaam van haar moeder droeg, die later ook de achternaam van haar vader werd. De vader van Aeltgen heette eigenlijk eerst Sweerts, maar is zich later van der Wel gaan noemen. http://nagtegaal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/watermarked-Tromp-Stamreeks2.pdf [Recia]

Youth of Harpert

Harpert Maertensz (van der) Tromp (van der Wel(l)) was a young boy of about 10 to 12 years old when he ran away from home to become a sailor in the Dutch Navy. He wanted to be at sea and did not wanted to step in his fathers footsteps. His father was a man out of the rich Mayor family Van der Wel. Many men out of the family Van der Wel(l) were Mayor of a city or village, most of them of the city Delft, where Harpert was born. If the men Van der Well were not Mayor, they were Doctor or Pharmacist, but not sailors, that occupation was below their standing, was their opinion, so Harpert left home to never come back. He did not mention his surname Van der Wel anymore and started using his nickname 'Tromp' as his surname later on, since he sailed on a ship named 'the Elephant Trunk' (tromp = trunk). The 'Collection Tromp' (family archive of the family Tromp) in the Archive of the city Delft gives us some information about the names of the forefathers of Harpert.

Family Van der Wel(l) from Delft

I think he restored the family ties later, because when his son, Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp died, many people named Van der Well were present at his funeral (1653). And Harpert also named his only son after his father, Maerten Van der Wel(l), so it means, he respected his father and his father most probably knew that his grandson was named after him. Unfortunately we do not know much about the parents of Harpert Maertenszoon Van der Tromp (Van der Well), fot that we have to visit the archives of Brielle (alias Den Briel) and I did not have the time and possibility to do so. But we can assume that Harpert was out of the Mayor family Van der Well of the city Delft.

Death of Harpert

Harpert got caught in a fight at sea, a fight with pirates. Harpert was together with his son Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (12 years of age) when this happened. Maarten got captured by the pirates and they kept him as their "slave" and prisoner to work on board of their ship, but they treated him well and little Maarten learned a lot from these pirates, for instance how to fight at sea. And so this little boy grew up to became a very famous Dutch sea hero and Admiral in the Dutch Navy, Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp. [Recia]

Familie van der Wel(l) aanwezig bij doop van zoon Maarten H. Tromp

Maarten Harpertszoon), geboren in den Briel 23 April 1598, gesneuveld 10 Augustus 1653; gedoopt in de Groote of St. Catharinakerk te Brielle den 3. Mei 1598, waarbij als getuigen fungeerden: Lambrecht Maertensz., Jochum Corneliszoon en Machtelt Maertens. Lambrecht Maertensz van der Wel was een bekend persoon uit Delft. [Recia]. Bron: http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/molh003nieu05_01/molh003nieu05_01_1201.php

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Harpert Maertensz (Tromp)'s Timeline

1571
1571
Delft, Delft, South Holland, The Netherlands
1598
April 1598
Age 27
Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
1603
1603
Age 32
Brielle, Brielle, South Holland, The Netherlands
1610
1610
Age 39
1610
Age 39
1611
1611
Age 39
Brielle, Brielle, South Holland, The Netherlands
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