Vergulde Tijger1

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Last Edited03/02/2013
ShipVoyage* On 15 August 1665 the Vergulde Tijger departed Texel enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 30 January 1666. Among the passengers on board was Laurens Visscher.3 
(Fleet) ShipVoyage On 7 December 1667 the Dordrecht, Kattenburg, Wapen van Middelburg, Oudshoorn, Hollandse Tuin and Vergulde Tijger departed Batavia enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 23 Feb 1668. Among those on board the Hollandse Tuin who remained when the fleet sailed, was Tobias Marquaert.4,5 


  1. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 ( "Details of voyage 1034.1 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     1034.1
    Name of ship     VERGULDE TIJGER
    Tonnage     520
    Type of ship     fluit? jacht?
    Built     hired 1664/5
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     15-08-1665
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     30-01-1666
    Departure from Cape     12-02-1666
    Date of arrival at destination     07-05-1666
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Via S. Tiago.
    Next homeward voyage     5563.1
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     132     43     5     0     27     100
    Soldiers     68          19     18     18     49
    Passengers     1          0     0     1     0."
  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), (, January 2012.
  3. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. Laurens Visscher / Visser van Wanerede uyt Hessen-landt [Wanfried] (arrived 1666 on Vergulde Tijger).
  4. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Name of ship                Master          Date of          Place of     Arrival at
    Departure     departure     Cape
    DORDRECHT                         07-12-1667     Batavia          23-02-1668
    KATTENBURG               Jansz., Ouwel     07-12-1667     Batavia          23-02-1668
    WAPEN VAN MIDDELBURG               07-12-1667     Batavia          23-02-1668
    OUDSHOORN               Flodorp, Jan     07-12-1667     Batavia          23-02-1668
    HOLLANDSE TUIN                    07-12-1667     Batavia          23-02-1668
    VERGULDE TIJGER          Zwart, . . .     07-12-1667     Batavia          23-02-1668. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  5. [S836] Vrijboek 1681 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch "Tobias Marquart van Hamburgh voor passagieren de Camer Amsterdam anno 1668 met den Hollandsen Thuijn aangelandt". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).

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