There are some names of former VOC employees in Ceylon listed here:
I've had the words on the adjoining pdf files translated and thought I would share it,
as it provides just a little more information than what's been transcribed on the
website. Please note that (a) it is not exactly a word-for-word translation and (b) there
are some variations in names from what's on the website and the way the translator has
read them. Hopefully it will be of interest to a few.
U236a10 akte 116 fol. 673
On September 6th 1780 came to Jan Klemmé, notary in Utrecht:
Mister (de WelEdelGestrenge Heer) Christiaan Rose, former commander of Jaffanapatnam
(Jaffna), living in Utrecht, authorized by the following persons in the Dutch East Indies
- Jan Carel Werkmeester, proxy Sept 7 1779 by Frederik Bernard Giffenig, authorized person
at the office in Manaar
- lieutenant and commander of the militia David Kakle, proxy August 31 1779 by August
Willem Strube, authorized clerk in Batticaloa
- assistant Willem Hendrik Franken, proxy Sept 27 1779 by Arnoldus Lunel, bookkeeper and
chief clerk at the office in Patukorijn?
- bookkeeper Paulus Francken and chief carpenter Ernst Stroeff, proxy Sept 1 and 3 1779
Nicolaas Bernardus Martheze, clerk at commandment Gale (Galle)
- the reverend Henricus Philipsz, and Barend Aleman, and captain commander Jan Brohier;
proxy Sept 2 and 3 and 4 1779 by Frederik Jacob Billing assistant VOC-official
(onderkoopman) and chief clerk at the castle of Colombo
All proxies have been shown in original.
Christiaan Rose authorizes mister Joost van den Bergh, broker in Amsterdam, to collect at
VOC-office in Amsterdam the money for these people, as for:
- Jan Carel Werkmeester f 600 guilders,
- David Kakle f 600 guilders,
- Willem Hendrik Francken f 288 guilders,
- Paulus Francken f 360 guilders,
- Ernst Stroeff f 720 guilders,
- reverend Henricus Philipsz f 1440 guilders,
- Barend Aleman f 720 guilders,
- Jan Brohier f 1200 guilders.
Written in Utrecht, witnesses were Abraham Hartman en Cornelis Mijnard van Cleeff.
Signed: Chr Rose, A Hartman, C:M:vCleeff, J:Klemmé not.s1780.
U236a10 akte 101 fol 609
To Jan Klemmé, notary in Utrecht, came on June 29 1780
Christiaan Rose, former commander of Jaffanapatnam (Jaffna), now living in Utrecht,
authorized by people in the Dutch East Indies, as:
- Captain engineer and commander of the artillery Jan Brohier, proxy Sept 4 1778, f 1200
- Reverend Henricus Philipsz, proxy Sept 9 1778, f 1440 guilders;
- Captain Abraham Mijtens, proxy Sept 9 1778, f 722 guilders;
- Lieutenant Hendrik Willem Eichler, proxy Sept 9 1778, f 600 guilders;
All these proxies by Frederik Jacob Billing, assistant VOC official (onderkoopman) and
clerk in Colombo;
- Lieutenant Jan Carel Werkmeester, proxy Sept 7 1778 by Frederik Bernard Giffenig,
authorized person at the office in Manaar; f 600 guilders;
- Bookkeeper Paulus Francken f 360 and assistent Willem Hendrik Francken f 288 guilders,
Sept 12 1778 bij Nicolaas Bernardus Martheze, clerk at commandment Gale (Galle)
- Lieutenant and commander of the garrison at Batticaloa David Kakle, proxy Sept 28 1778
by August Willem Strube, authorized person at Batticaloa, f 600 guilders;
- Sergeant Nicolaas Sweckert, f 1152 guilders and 6 stuiver; and bookkeeper and warehouse
Abraham Pusel Leven f 360 guilders; and bookkeeper Servas Bredam f 360 guilders; and
bookkeeperAbraham Otlij f 360 guilders; and bombardier Jacob Burgers f 323 guilders and 4
stuiver [f 1 = 20 stuiver]; and bookkeeper Christiaan Gerrard Saalveld f 360 guilders; and
bookkeeper Jurgen Kats f 360 guilders; and bookkeeper Johannes Daniel Metger f 360
guilders; and bookkeeper Louis Verwijk f 360 guilders, and lieutenant Francois de Lisle f
600 guilders, and bookkeeper Philippus van der Spar f 360 guilders, and bookkeeper and
merchant negotiator Louis Maartensz f 360 guilders, and bookkeeper Johannes Arnoldus
Heinsberg f 360 guilders, and cornet (vaandrig) Justus Johan Luur f 480 guilders, and
cornet (vaandrig) Johan Godfried Deijberd f 480 guilders, and lieutenant Jan Nicolaas
Lelanche f 600 guilders, and bookkeeper Anthony de la Rambelje f 360 guilders
All proxies Sept 9 1778 by Benjamin de Nieze, chief clerk in Jaffanapatnam;
- Benjamin de Nieze, his own proxy Sept 1 1778 by Carl Frederik Schreuder assistant VOC
official (onderkoopman) and secretary in Jaffanapatnam, f 360 guilders.
All proxies have been shown in original.
Christiaan Rose authorizes Mister Joost van den Bergh, broker in Amsterdam, to collect at
the VOC office in Amsterdam the money mentioned above for each person.
Written in Utrecht, witnesses Abraham Hartman and Cornelis Meijnard van Cleeff.
Signed: Chr Rose, A Hartman, C:M:vCleeff, J:Klemmé Nots 1780.
For those who (like me) are also tracing Bartholomeus/Bartholomeusz connections, this may
also be of interest (sorry but this is all I have...not the whole article):
From the Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
Volume 17, No 53, 1902 page 414
Article: Resolutions and sentences of the council of the town of Galle, 1640-44: being the
translation of Volumes I and II of the Galle Dutch Records, made for the Society in
Holland/ edited and revised by R.G. Anthonisz, Government Archivist.
"Bartholomeus Bartholomeus of Amsterdam, arrived in India in 1640 in the ship
"Sutphen" (should be Zutphen) as a sailor, on a pay of 7 guilders monthly, whose
engaged time is about to expire, is, by these presents, at the request, admitted to a new
three years' engagement in the capacity of Adlborst (midshipman) on a pay of 10
guilders monthly, the increase of pay being held to have begun on the 27th April last, and
the new engagement to begin on expiry of the old one."
(Tracing Bartholomeusz, Werkmeester, Van Braunhoff, Flanderka, de Zilva, Davidson)