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Last Edited09/07/2012
(Fleet) ShipVoyage On 24 December 1651 the Drommedaris and the other ships of the fleet, Goede Hoope departed Texel under the overall command of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 6 April 1652. Among those on board the Drommedaris were Maria de la Queillerie, Elisabet van Opdorp, Sebastiana van Opdorp, Willem Barentsz: Wilant, Hendrick Hendricksz Boom and Anna Joris.2,1,3 


  1. [S673] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, December 1651 - December 1653[5], Van Riebeeck's Journal, &c. Part I, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.15. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5].
  2. [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.
  3. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Number     0738.2
    Name of ship     DROMEDARIS
    Master     Koning, David
    Tonnage     560
    Type of ship     jacht
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     24-12-1651
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     06-04-1652
    Departure from Cape     25-05-1652
    Date of arrival at destination     22-07-1652
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     With van Riebeek on board. The ship was laid up in 1661."

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