|(Fleet) ShipVoyage||In February 1655 the Dolfijn, Dordrecht, Gideon, Henriette Louise, Parel, Prinses Royael and Tholen, ships of the return fleet, departed Batavia enroute to the Cape where they docked on 21 April 1655. Among those who arrived that day were the slaves Maria da Costa van Bengale and Maria van Bengale.2,3|
|ShipVoyage*||On 31 May 1656 the Prinses Royael departed Vlie enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 21st September 1656. Among those on board were Jannetje Boddis, Christina Does and Gerrit Jansz: Ralandt.4,5,6|
|(Ship) ShipVoyage||On 17 January 1658 Domingo van Bengale was an exiled convict on board the Prinses Royael, one of the vessels of the return fleet which left Batavia on 17 January 1658 and which included Ulysses, Hoff van Zealandt and Nieuw Enckhuisjen, all enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they arrived on 1 April 1658.7|
|ShipVoyage||On 22 October 1658 the Prinses Royael departed Vlie enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 8 March 1659. Among those on board was Sr. Pieter van Meerhof, Pieter Egberts and Claes Lambertsz.8,9,10|
|ShipVoyage*||On 23 December 1661 the Prinses Royael, Marseveen and De Vogel Phoenicx, ships of the return fleet, departed Batavia enroute to the Cape where they docked on 15 March 1662. Arriving on board the Prinses Royaal were the slaves Catharina van Malabar and Pieter van Ceylon. The Marseveen carried 15 slaves namely: Baddou van Bali, Jeronimus van Coromandel, Matthijs van Coromandel, Jantje van Bengale, Adriaen van Bengale, Gratia d' Costa, Paulo van Malabar, Catharina van Bengale, Jacob Cornelisse van Colombo, Jan Luy van Ceylon, Ventura van Ceylon, Pai Marquart van Ceylon, Florinda van Jafnapatnam and Helena van Malabar.11|
- [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', 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), January 2012.
- [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (Unpublished), 16 November 2014. "21 April 1655: Return Fleet (Dolfijn, Dordrecht, Gideon, Henriette Louise, Parel, Prinses Royaal & Tholen) ex Batavia brings
Maria van Bengale (Marij da Costa) [belonging to Jan van Riebeeck]
Maria van Bengale (Maria Sacharias:) [belongs 1stly to Hendrik Hendricksz: Boom (from Amsterdam) & 2ndly to Pieter van der Stael (from Rotterdam)]."
- [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006). Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
- [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.33,  September 21st. Rainy, N.W. weather. Arrival of Princesse Royael; skipper, Reynout Engelbrechts, and merchant Jacomo Mauryoque, 31st May from Amsterdam, in company with the galiot Urck, of Enckhuysen, and followed on the next day by the Breda and Ulysses, with another galiot from Hoorn, as they heard at sea. No deaths. Some scurvy patients and 356 men on board. Had called at St Vincent, but brought no asses, pretending, which is all humbug, that they could get none.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.
- [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "21 September 1656: Princess Royaele brings: Johanna Boddijs (from Doesburg), widow of Velten Does & wifeJan van Harwaerden & 2 children: Christina Does (from Doesburg) [future wife of Elbert Dircksz: Diemer (from Emmerich)] Hendrik Does (from Doesburg)."
- [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Number 0855.5
Name of ship PRINSES ROYAAL
Master Engelbrechtsz., Reinoud
Type of ship
Date of departure 31-05-1656
Place of departure Vlie
Arrival at Cape 21-09-1656
Departure from Cape 07-10-1656
Date of arrival at destination 07-12-1656
Place of arrival Batavia
Particulars Via S. Vincente and Sto. Antao.Three men were drowned at the Cape."
- [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "1 April 1658: Return Fleet (Princess Royaele, Ulysses,t Hoff van Zeelandt and N. Enckhuijsen) under the command of Cornelis van Quaelbergen (later commander at the Cape)."
- [S406] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), Appendix: xi. Mar. 8. The ship Princesse Royael, Skipper Maarten Doedez; 394 men; 22nd October from the Vlie ; 8 deaths, the crew all well.. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
- [S406] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662, p.212. And whereas Pieter Meerhoff has satisfactorily discharged for 2 years the duties of junior surgeon at the Fort and everywhere here and in the country on expeditions, &c., it was deemed just to give him the following testimonial:
‘Pieter van Meerhoff, of Copenhagen, arrived here on the 22nd March, 1659, in the Princesse Royael as soldier at f9 per month, and since employed as junior surgeon at the Fort and in several expeditions inland, &c., having everywhere given proof of his ability, is at his request and for his fitness as junior surgeon, confirmed in that rank, with a salary of f20 per month, from the 1st instant.’.
- [S406] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662, p.148: The following promotions were made:- Claas Lambertz, of Aelsmeer, arrived on the 22nd March, 1659, as arquebusier in the Princess Royal, since employed as cook for the Company's slaves, and baker of the ration loaves for the garrison ; both appointments confirmed with f18 per month.
- [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "15 March 1662: Return Fleet (Marseveen, Phoenix, Prinses Royaal) ex Batavia brings
17 unnamed Asian slaves (Malabar, Ceylon, Coromandel / Bengal and Bali) (mostly soon sold privately)):
Prinses Royaal brings 2 private slaves:
Catharina van Batavia [Catharina van Malabar / Bengale (born c. 1637)?] sold (3 April 1662) sent by Jacob Does in Batavia with merchant Gillis Nonnemans sailing on Princess Royaal to hand over to Jochem Blanck (from Lübeck) at the Cape;
Pieter van Ceylon sold (28 March 1662) by Jacob Does to Jochem Blanck (from Lübeck) for 50.00;
Marserveeren brings 15 slaves:
Baddou / Barru van Bali
Maria van Bali
Jeronimus van Coromandel
Matthijs van Coromandel
Jan (Jantje) van Bengale
Adriaen (Arie) van Bengale
Paul(o) van Malabar
Catharina van Bengale (born c. 1651)
Helena van Malabar
Jacob Cornelisse: van Colombo / Malabar / Bengale
Jan Luij / Leeuw van Ceylon
Ventura van Ceylon
Marquart [Pai] van Ceylon
Florinda van Jafnapatnam."