Sunday, April 02, 2006

Dutch Captain: Jan Hollaer (Hollare)

Jan Hollaer (Hollare) served the Admiralty of Zeeland. Between at least 1626 and 1629, he commanded the ship Postpaert (crew of 85 sailors). The Postpaert was apparently a ship of 140 lasts. I have generally estimated that a vessel of 140 lasts might be 112ft x 25.5ft x 11ft, or even slightly smaller. He took part in the second expedition to Spain, from 12 November 1626 to 10 July 1627. This was commanded by Laurens Reael. One question is if this Jan Hollaer (Hollare) is different from the Jan Hollare, son of Vice-Admiral Marinus Hollare. The son of Marinums Hollare commanded his fathers' ship (the Samson) from 1642 to 1645, with Pieter Hollare as his lieutenant. Sources:
  1. Carl Stapel, personal communication "more findings about Zeeland", 10 February 2006
  2. Staet van Oorlog te Water for the year 1628
  3. Staet van Oorlog te Water for the year 1629
  4. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Tweede Nederlandse Engelse vloot in12 november 1626 tot 10 juli 1627 naar Spanje", 18 June 2005

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