Maribassa van Java1
M, #15360, b. circa 1650
|Birth*||Maribassa van Java was born circa 1650 in Java.1|
|(Convict) ShipVoyage||Circa 1 August 1673 the Goyland departed Batavia enroute to the Cape where it arrived on 25 September 1673. Among those on board were two convicts Maribassa van Java and Francisco Manilha, respectively banished for 25 and 10 years. Also sent, at the request of his owner Yutche Yaop/Jutsche Edop and until further notice, was Oesin van Balij who was to kept at 'hard labour.1'|
- [S664] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1902), pp. 160 & 186.
September 25th. Arrival of the flute Goyland from Batavia with rice and other necessaries for this place. She brought a letter from the High Government:-
… We also send you two convicts in the Goyland, viz,: Maribassa, a Javanese, banished for 25 years, and Francisco Manilha for 10 years, according to their sentences. At the request of Yutche Yaop, we also send you his slave, named ? for misconduct; he must be kept there at hard labour until further orders. We also send you six brass mortars. . . ." (Signed) Joan Maetsuycker, &c. In the Castle Batavia the 1st August, 1673.
March 11th . The Danish vessel which arrived yesterday salutes the Castle with five guns, and is thanked. Some of her officers land with their Captain's greetings to the Governor, and the request to be permitted to refresh here. Their ship's name was De Magelooz, a return ship of the Danish Company, which had taken the place of the Oldenburg, that had been found unfit for the purpose. . . . She brought us a packet of letters from the High Government at Batavia, and was granted the usual permission to obtain water and refreshments. The following are extracts from the despatch from Batavia. ..." Great trouble has been taken to search for the person mentioned in yours of the 29th October, 1672, named Pieter Martensz: Kuijneman, who, as you believe, left Europe about 15 years ago in the flute Venenburg, but we have not been successful, so you must not expect any information on this head from us. The slave of Jutsche Edop banished to the Cape in one of the former ships is named Oesin of Balij; as he came on board the very last moment, we were not able to discover his name in time.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1671-1674, 1676.