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Last Edited11/02/2014
ShipVoyage* On 4 January 1689 the Sion departed Goeree enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 6 May 1689. Among the refugees who commenced this 17 week voyage wereAbraham de Villiers, Jacques de Villiers and Pierre de Villiers.3 


  1. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (
  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. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 ( "Details of voyage 1576.2 from Goeree to Batavia
    Number     1576.2
    Name of ship     SION
    Master     Berg, Simon van den
    Tonnage     740
    Type of ship     
    Built     1686
    Yard     Delft
    Chamber     Delft
    Date of departure     04-01-1689
    Place of departure     Goeree
    Arrival at Cape     06-05-1689
    Departure from Cape     11-06-1689
    Date of arrival at destination     16-08-1689
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     At the Cape 1 seafarer deserted. The passengers who embarked at the Cape were French prisoners.
    Next homeward voyage     5871.2
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     155     1     25     4     3     130
    Soldiers     86     0     53     1     0     34
    Passengers     0     0     0     20     0     20."

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