M, #13883, b. 1642
|Father*||Johannes Franciscusz: Villerius3 b. 1617, d. Dec 1666|
|Mother*||Maertje Rochusdr: van Pomeren4 b. c 1625|
|Birth*||Franciscus Johannesz: Villerius was born in 1642 in Vlaardingen.1,2|
|Occupation*||On 25 May 1690 Franciscus Johannesz: Villerius was skipper of the Pijlswaard.2|
|Slave Transactions||On 25 May 1690 Sijtje van Macassar, a slave, was was placed on loan from Franciscus Johannesz: Villerius, in service to Jan Holtsmit, the latter undertaking to maintain her until Villierius returned from Holland. However, Villerius died after leaving the Cape, because a note added to the file stipulated that his brother was his only heir and entitled to claim Sijtje as his property. This brother has now been identified as Rochus Johannesz: Villerius who in fact never travelled to the Cape. The Pijlswaert went down near the Shetland Islands enroute from the Cape to Patria, and all on board, including skipper Franciscus Johannesz: Villerus, lost their lives.2,5,6|
- [S847] E-mails from Andries Penders to Delia Robertson, 2015 "One of those sons was Franciscus Johannesz. Villerius (born Vlaardingen 1642)."
- [S674] Mansell Upham 'Who is Jannetje Rutgertroost? A genealogical investigation into the origins of a Cape of Good Hope-born mesties woman variously found in the records as: Jannetie / Jannetie Hans:/Hanse: Rutgertroost', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), April 2012. "On 25 May 1690 she (then aged 20/21) given in loan by Franciscus Villerius, skipper of Pijlswaard to Jan Holsmit who undertakes to look after her maintenance until Villerius returns to Holland."
- [S847] E-mails from Andries Penders to Delia Robertson, 2015 "One of my ancestors was Johannes Franciscusz. Villerius, who lived in Vlaardingen in the Netherlands, a town near Rotterdam. He was born in Brielle ca. 1617, as son of the reverend (studied theology at Leiden University in 1605) at Loenen a/d Vecht and Noordwijk and who became lateron rector of the Latin school at Brielle) and Marrigje Claesdr."
- [S847] E-mails from Andries Penders to Delia Robertson, 2015 "His First wife Lysbeth Gerrits died at an early age and he remarried at Vlaardingen 29-09-1640 with Maertje Rochusdr. van Pomeren. Johannes Villerius died in Vlaardingen in december 1666 and was buried there in the church ( de Grote Kerk)."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.157. 25.5.1690, pp. 484-485: Sijtje from Macassar (20/21), given in loan by Franciscus Villerius, skipper of the Pijlswaard, to Jan Holsmit who undertook to look after her maintenance until skipper Villerius returns from Holland. A note was added to this document, stating that the brother of the by now deceased Villerius was the only heir and entitled to claim Sijtje of Macassar.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S847] E-mails from Andries Penders to Delia Robertson, 2015 "The "Pijlswaert" left Capetown on 1-06-1690, bound for Holland, but the ship shipwrecked near the Shetland-Islands, North of Scotland, with all 170 men on board."