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Drs.Martijn Maarleveld has complied the several book ´s which,.. will
be published ,,for the CBG, NL.,..soon.
Interesting are the native Tamil / Singelese Dutch Reform marriages ,,
of Jaffna ..,
The Burgher items are quite well known as Mr De Vos had been translating &
compiling them into the DBU.. Journals,in the 1930´s.
There Books were bored from the Jaffna Registries by Mr deVos who ..lend
them to Mr Prins .
Mr Prins decided to hole on to them . .He died in Uk.
After his death his family did not know what to do with the several books
and donated them to the CBG (NL).
Maarleveld asking me if such material was interesting as it seems since
1990´s no one took notice of them.The CBG thought they were Colombo
Records ??.. with a lot of names..& did not want to look further into the
matter ,.. nor found any one who was supportive enough to transcribe them
These books were in a strange order ,they were listed under first names &
not by year of the event ..or surnames.
I asked Maarleveld to try copy as much as possible ,he finally decided to
get permission & publish them..( the Burgher may profit of this material..)
.Much of this data is well Documented in the Genealogies of the DBU.
Of Great value were the names of the Birth place ,Dates or sometimes
Baptism Parents ,Occupation or social status were mentioned.
Interesting are the correspondence between Mr. De Vos ( & Prins..) who
requested the return of these books .
Fortunate for us .. Mr Prins decided to keep them .
There are two entries for Anderson & Toussaint ,one was an error and the
other with a added correction.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rohan A VanTwest" <rvantwes(a)uoguelph.ca>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 5:39 PM
Subject: [SRILANKA] Anderson Jaffna
> Dear Larry and Coreen, Greetings from Canada. A few days ago I was at the
> National achieves at the Den Haag pouring over material from the Prins
> Inventory including some long lost church registers from Jaffna. I only
> had a quick view as time was very short but I did come across the marriage
> entry for:
> James Thomas Anderson from Scotland m. 4 December 1803 to Adriaan
> Geertruida Toussaint from Jaffna. I was not permitted to digitally copy
> anything from this register due to its poor state. I believe that James
> Thomas was not a VOC servant but perhaps British. If I come across any
> more information about Coreen's Anderson ancestor I will pass it onto you.
> All the best
> Nummer Toegang: 2.21.317 Plaatsinglijst van de Collective van de famlilr
> Prins, item #8 Doopboek van Hollands Gereformeerde Kerk in een onbekende
> plaats op Ceylon 1730-1718.
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Hi All, My wife and I had a brief opportunity to check out just 3 of the 46 items listed under the Family Prins Inventory at the National Archive at Den Haag this August. We were interested in extracting information on specific familes e.g. Bartholomeusz, van Sanden, Leendertsz. Moreover we had to beg to actually view one on the items (#9) due to its fragile state- this particular item contained part of a marriage and baptism DRC register from 1742-1789; however I could not say where these events were recorded. My guess was from Colombo and area rather than Jaffna, Mannar (i.e. North) as there were no recognizable Jaffna Burgher names. Hopefully Martijn will be given permission to view and study this item carefully.
I had a long study of item # 40, which was a bound note book containing extracts from the DRCs in the South of Ceylon e.g. Galle, Matara, Kalutara. So the originals must be still in the DRC Library in Colombo. Now I have tried to get conformation from the Rev. Jansz but no luck thus far. However I know that researchers from the University of Leiden has viewed the Galle registers for their work.
Martijn Maarleveld is well placed to study these registers at the Den Haag, so if he is able to publish the contents I for one will be willing to buy such a work.
Martijn and I had a chat about this and I did urge him to do so; I also understand that he has been sending Nina and Malcolm information from the Den Haag collection. Please do post these extracts on the forum as others may also find them useful.
I will be posting some on the information that I have from the Den Haag trip shortly as well
Rohan van Twest
Dear Larry and Coreen, Greetings from Canada. A few days ago I was at the National achieves at the Den Haag pouring over material from the Prins Inventory including some long lost church registers from Jaffna. I only had a quick view as time was very short but I did come across the marriage entry for:
James Thomas Anderson from Scotland m. 4 December 1803 to Adriaan Geertruida Toussaint from Jaffna. I was not permitted to digitally copy anything from this register due to its poor state. I believe that James Thomas was not a VOC servant but perhaps British. If I come across any more information about Coreen's Anderson ancestor I will pass it onto you.
All the best
Nummer Toegang: 2.21.317 Plaatsinglijst van de Collective van de famlilr Prins, item #8 Doopboek van Hollands Gereformeerde Kerk in een onbekende plaats op Ceylon 1730-1718.