M, #16950, b. circa 1630
|BirthOrigin*||Ertman was from Straalsunt and may have been born there circa 1630. His age is estimated.1|
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||15 February 1658, the name of Ertman was written in the record as Eertman Gleuge.2|
|Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)||On 20 March 1656 Ertman Gleuche was enumerated in the muster roll, as an adelborst or midshipman.1|
On 31 May 1657 Ertman Gleuche was enumerated in the muster roll, among the convicts and men in chains, for another 3½ years.3
On 15 February 1658 Ertman Gleuche was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded among the 'convicts and men in irons' for another 2 years.2
On 5 March 1659 Ertman Gleuche was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded among the Convicts and chain gang, for another year.4
|Company Journal||On 19 July 1656 in the Company Journal, as translated: Same weather. The road makers sent out yesterday to repair the road to the forest, report that about ½ league on this side of the forest the mountain stream had uprooted and carried down a large number of trees. The Commander (Jan van Riebeeck) went to see whether they could be used for timber. He found a cutting about 50 feet in the bare rock from the mountains and the wood washed down in large quantities, with rocks which had uprooted trees as long as masts. They were, however, only fit for fuel. They might easily be brought to the fort – if we only had horses – our greatest want. Fuel greatly wanted, and we are compelled to employ the Hottentoos for the purpose. With wagons and horses we would have enough firewood, and be enabled to prepare lands for corn in order to supply ourselves.|
Eertman Gleuge of Straalsont, was this morning confined for stealing a popgun from the armoury. Having been allowed by the gunner to ease himself, he ran away.5
On 22 July 1656 in the Company Journal, as translated: Same weather. Men sent for beams to the forest for the jetty, which is already commenced, and will require a large quantity of timber. It will have to extend into the sea about 70 or 80 roods. The runaway (Eertman Gleuge) brought back in the afternoon by two of the Caapmen. The first night he had slept in Herry's camp and brought thither with 3 of Herry's Hottentoos the stolen greens. The latter having been consumed on the following day, Herry had turned him off to get more, but knowing that a careful watch would be kept he had hidden himself in the huts of the hunters, which were erected in the places where the birds abound, until today, when he had been caught by the 2 Hottentoos, who received a feed of rice and bread, some tobacco, and arrack for their trouble. They were also warned to tell their countrymen not to enter the gardens with any of our men, as orders had been given to the sentries to shoot all found in the gardens.6
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.284-286. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.290.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.297.
- [S405] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), p.28. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658.
- [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, p.29.