Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Frederick Bogaert's ship in September 1652
This document that I have from the Nationaal Archief, from 20 September 1652, lists his ship as the "Engel St. Michiel", combing the two names that I have seen his ship called (Engel Michiel and St. Michiel). His ship is said to have a crew of 107 men. The ship was hired by the Amsterdam Directors in March 1652. Another, undated document that must originate from March 1652 lists Frederick Bogaert's lieutenant as Adriaen Pieterszoon. That document lists his crew as 110 men, which I believe to be a nominal number.