Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Adm Ship Guns Commander Z Hollandia 36 kapitein Adriaen Banckert vice-admiraal Johan Evertsen Z Zeelandia 32 kapitein Andries Pietersz den Boer Z Zeelandia 32 kapitein Johan Naelhout Z Zeeridder 28 kapitein Gillis Janszoon Z Neptunis 25 kapitein Jan Pauwelsz Z Vlissingen 32 kapitein Cornelis Mangelaer Z Salamander 26 kapitein Jan Christoffelsz Duijm
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Adm Ship Guns Crew Captain Z Wapen van Zeeland 34 140 Joris Willemsz Block Z Zeelandia 32 138 Andries Pietersz den Boer Z Zeelandia 32 Jan Naelhout Z Vlissingen 32 115 Cornelis Mangelaer Z Salamander 26 110 Jan Christoffelsz Duijm Z Zeeridder 28 120 Gillis Janszoon Z Neptunis 25 115 Johan PauwelszoonThis is based on two documents that I received back in early February 2007.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
There is at least some evidence that Jan Reijndersz Wagenaer's ship, the Graef Hendrick, was hired by the Groningen Directors. I had not been satisfied with any of the other candidate ships. There were certainly other ships hired by Groningen for service in 1652 to 1653, but they probably served under the Admiralty of Friesland. The two Harlingen Directors' ships, the Vergulde Pelicaen (28 guns) and the Sint Vincent (28 guns) were also considered under the category of Friesland and Groningen Directors' ships. The Vergulde Pelicaen was eventually discarded, but the Sint Vincent served up until being lost in the storm off the Texel in early November 1653.
The ship that I had long assumed was the Groningen Directors' ship, the ship of Joost Bulter, seems to have been bought for service under the Admiralty of Friesland. That ship was named Stad Groeningen en Ommelanden. That was one of two 38 gun ships listed in De Jonge's list for March 1653. The other was the Zevenwolden. The Stad Groeningen en Ommelanden came into service much later than the Graef Hendrick and the two Harlingen Directors' ships. The other candidate, the Groeninger Sint Nicolaes, also hired by Groningen, seems to have served under the Admiralty of Friesland and was commanded by Laurens Hermansz Degelcamp. I might be persuaded otherwise, but for now, I am listing the Graef Hendrick as the Groningen Directors' ship hired in 1652.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Adm Ship Guns Crew Commander A-Dir Hollantsche Tuijn 32 116 Harman Walleman A-Dir Blaeuwen Arent 28 116 captain in detention, in poor condition A-Dir Gidion 34 130 Dirck Somer A-Dir Engel Michael 28 73 Frederick Bogaert, short of 37 men A-Dir Swarte Leeuw 30 74 Hendrick de Raedt, short of 36 men A-Dir Sint Pieter 28 81 Gerrit Schuijt, in poor condition, short of 29 men A-Dir Walvisch 29 62 captain absent, short of 48 men A-Dir Vergulde Valck 26 83 Cornelis Jansz Brouwer, short of 27 men
Friday, June 22, 2007
Adm Ship Guns Crew Commander A Huis te Swieten 56 270 Vice-Admiraal Witte de With A Amsterdam 50 210 kapitein Gideon Verburgh A Huis te Cruijningen 48 210 kapitein Jacob Pouwelsz Cort A Bommel 34 130 kapitein Pieter van Braeckel A Morgen Sterre 30 110 kapitein Albert de Graeff A-Dir Hercules 27 104 kapitein Veeneman A-Dir Koninck Davidt 28 124 kapitein Volgelsanck A-Dir Sampson 26 100 kapitein Cornelis de Groot A-Dir Ceurvorst van Ceulen 32 124 kapitein Sijmon Dootjes A-Dir Faem 28 128 kapitein Jacob Cornelisz Swart Me-Dir Coninck Radbout 28 90 kapitein Jan Rootjes (not an Amsterdam ship) A-Dir Moor 36 140 kapitein Arij Cornelisz van Ackersloot
Thursday, June 21, 2007
564 AITZEMA, Lieuwe van. Saken van staet en oorlogh, in, ende omtrent de Vereenigde Nederlanden, beginnende met het jaer 1621, ende eyndigende met het jaar 1669. 's Grav., Johan Veely, Johan Tongerloo, ende Jasper Doll, 1669-1672. 6 volumes in 7. With titles printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait. - Added: SYLVIUS, L. (= Lambertus van den Bos). Historien onses tyds, behelzende saken van staat en oorlogh .. Amst., Jan ten Hoorn, 1685-1699. 4 volumes. With engraved portraits and plans. Together 11 volumes. Folio. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, with later red morocco title-labels (1 mounted with tape), raised bands. Containing numerous documents concerning New Netherland and other parts of America, the foundation of the West India Company, Usselincx and the Swedish Company of the West-Indies, the Dutch in Brazil, etc. Cat. NHSM p.346; Knuttel, Verboden Boeken 11; Van Eeghen & Van der Kellen 106.
I paid a whopping 8,500 euros in 2001, when the euro was not worth as much as now. I apparently paid too much, but I had the resources at the time and thought it worth getting the volumes. I would be negotiable on price. I had bought them from Gert Jan Bestebreurtje.
I also have one volume of the Hollandsche Mercurius that covers 1666-1670 that I would sell. I have a copy of the volume covering 1650-1658, but would not part with it.
Hollandtze Mercurius, Vervatende Het Gepasseerde in Europa, Voornamentlijk in Den Engelze Ende Nederlantschen Oorlog in 't Jaer 1666. Het Seventhiende Deel, Together with the Same, Vols 18 , 19, 20 and 21 Pieter Castelyn 1667 - 1671. 5 vols bound in one volume in contemporary vellum, hinges cracking but firm. Bears signature of Carl Ewald Ziervogel, an 18th century Cape of Good Hope colonist.
I purchased the book from a bookseller in Johannesburg (he still has his advertisment posted after all this time).
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
From September to November 1653, commandeur Gideon de Wildt commanded the Oosterwijk on the voyage to Norway with Witte de With's fleet. In July 1654, Gideon de Wildt still commanded the Huis te Oosterwijk, as it was called in the Staet van Oorlog te Water for the year 1654. Even in 1659, he commanded the Oosterwijk in 1659,when he was with De Ruyter's fleet in the Sound.
June 1665, at the Battle of Lowestoft, Dirck Schey commanded the Oosterwijk. He still commanded the ship in August, under De Ruyter's command.
August 1666, at the Twee Daagse Zeeslag, the ship was commanded by Lt.Col. Fransçois Palm, who was a marine.
In May to July 1667, during the raid on Chatham and Harwich, the ship was commanded by Jan Roeteringh.
In 1671, Engel De Ruyter commanded the Oosterwijk.
From May to July 1672, Volkert Hendriksz Swart commanded the Oosterwijk.
In April 1674, Pieter van Middeland commanded the Oosterwijk.
In July 1675, Jacob Teding van Berkhout commanded the Oosterwijk. He still commanded the ship in April 1676.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Adm Ship Guns Commander R Brederode 54 Lt-Admiraal Tromp R Utrecht 22 Cornelis Engelen Silvergieter R Gorcum 30 Jan van Nes, the Boer Jaep R Overijssel 22 Leendert Ariensz Haecxwant R Schiedam 30 Dirck Juijnbol R Holland 30 Hendrick de Munnick R Roscam, hired 24 Costiaen Eldertsz R Maria, hired 24 Quirijnen van den Kerckhoff R-Dir Hollandia 26 Ruth Jacobsz Buijs R-Dir Jonas 36 Jan de Liefde R-Dir Meerman 32 Jacob Cleijdijck R-Dir Prins te Paard 38 Corstiaen Corstiaensz (de Munnick)
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Nr. Adm Ship Guns Crew Commander 60 R-VOC Nassou 32 124 Jan Adriaensz van der Werf 61 R Haij, advijs boot 6 14 Teunis Willemsen van der Heiden 62 R Coninck David,fireship ? 14 Jacob Arentsen 63 R Orangie boom, fireship ? 13 Dirc Janssen StrooThe Haij, number 62, is noteworthy, as the summary list looked like it said "advijs berck". Actually, it should have said "advijs boot".
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Admiralty’s ships of Amsterdam Rank Name Adm/Dir guns crew Ship commandeur Gideon de Wildt A 42 160 Vrede kapitein Abraham van der Hulst A 26 100 Overijssel kapitein Gerbrandt Schatter A 26 95 Dolphijn kapitein Jacob Paulusz Cort A 28 95 Star kapitein Govert Reael A 36 140 Leeuwarden Joris de Colerij’s ship is to be deducted from the hundred. kapitein Joris de Colerij A 28 100 Hoop kapitein Joris van der Zaan A 38 130 Groningenn commandeur Nicolaes Marrevelt A 36 120 Zeelandia kapitein Barent Pieterszoon Dorrevelt A 34 125 Amsterdam kapitein Cornelis Hola A 28 105 Leiden Jan ter Stege’s ship is to be deducted from the hundred kapitein Jan ter Stege A 26 100 Keijser