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Last Edited26/07/2014
ShipVoyage* On 19 February 1688 the Schelde departed Wielingen enroute to the Cape where it docked on 5 June 1688. Among those on board were Hercules des Prez, Cecilea d'Atis, Hercules des Prez, Elizabeth des Prez, Marie Jeanne des Prez and Philippe des Prez.3,4,5 


  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. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 1558.2 from Wielingen to Batavia

    Number     1558.2
    Name of ship     SCHELDE
    Master     Scheiteruit, Aarnoud
    Tonnage     733
    Type of ship     jacht
    Built     1682
    Yard     Zeeland
    Chamber     Zeeland
    Date of departure     19-02-1688
    Place of departure     Wielingen
    Arrival at Cape     05-06-1688
    Departure from Cape     01-07-1688
    Date of arrival at destination     16-09-1688
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Via S. Tiago.
    Next homeward voyage     5853.2
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     107          5     3     8     97
    Soldiers     105          4     4     2     103
    Passengers     29          27     3     1     4
    Gegevens over de opvarenden bij het Nationaal Archief. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  4. [S575] M. Boucher, French Speakers at the Cape in the first hundred years of Dutch East India Company rule: The European background (Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1981), p.269. Hereinafter cited as French Speakers at the Cape.
  5. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p.65. Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.

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