Legier Pietersz (van Cruyningen) about 1540-1 May 1620 Zeeuwsche kapitein in 1583 1588 probably served under Loncq against the Armada. 1592 captured a Dunkirker. 1595 distinguished himself at Dunkirk in the blockade fleet, attacked two privateers at Calais. 1597 off Spain under Duivenvoorde. 1599 was wounded in a fight against a galleon from Sluys. 1600 fought under Evertsen at Lillo and captured a Spanish admiral from Antwerp. 1603 distinguished himself in a sea fight off Sluys. 1606 flag captain for Haultain in the expedition to Spain, dismissed from the service due to his old age and wounds. Source: J. C. Mollema, De Eere Rol, from Geschiedenis van Nederland ter Zee, Vol.II, 1940.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Legier Pietersz (van Cruyningen)
This is my translation of what Mollema has about Legier Pietersz: