Jan Zeeman1

M, #15645, b. circa 1640

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Last Edited23/12/2014
Birth*Jan Zeeman was born circa 1640.1
Occupation*Jan Zeeman was skipper of the Naaldwijk outward bound from Texel to the Cape and Batavia. The vessel had stopped over at Cape Lopez, a peninsula on the western reaches of what is modern day Gabon on 14 December 1680.2,3 
Slave TransactionsOn 14 December 1680 Pasquael van Del Mina was sold by Jan Zeeman to Cornelis Botma, for Rds. 50. Zeeman was the skipper of the Naaldwijk from Texel enroute to Batavia. The vessel had stopped off at Cape Lopez enroute, which is presumably where Zeeman acquired Pasquael.4,3,2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.139.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Number     1401.1
    Name of ship     NAALDWIJK
    Master     Zeeman, Jan
    Tonnage     332
    Type of ship     pinas? jacht?
    Built     1680
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     01-06-1680
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     07-12-1680
    Departure from Cape     19-12-1680
    Date of arrival at destination     20-03-1681
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Via Cape Lopez Gonsalvez. The ship was wrecked on the Ganges in Bengal in 1688.. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.139. 14.12.1680: Pasquael from Del Mina, sold by Jan Baptist on behalf of skipper Jan Zeeman to Free Burgher Cornelis Stevensz for Rds. 50.
  4. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Terwyl die addendum by die inskrywing van 12.12.1680 die naam “Jan Baptist” vermeld, kom so ‘n naam glad nie eers in die document voor nie!. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."

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