M, #17041, b. circa 1630
|BirthOrigin*||Juriaen was from Amsterdam and was perhaps born there circa 1630. His age is estimated.1|
|Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)||On 31 May 1657 Juriaen Jansz: was enumerated in the muster roll, as an arquebusier of the Robbejactien, earning f 12.1|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 15 December 1657, Juriaen Jansz: was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. He was recorded as an arquebusier.2|
|Slave Transactions||Between 6 May 1658 and 1 October 1658 Pauwels Das was sold by the Company to Juriaen Jansz:, Gerrit Harmens and Thomas Christoffel Müller, this transaction is assumed. The 3 settlers were co-owners of the Saldanha oil and fishing lease or pach.3|
On 1 October 1658 Pieter Rob, Pauwels Das, Jan Meeuw van Angola and Jackie Joy van Angola were put up as security in a skuldbrief by Juriaen Jansz:, Gerrit Harmens and Thomas Christoffel Müller in favour of the wife of the commander Maria de la Queillerie. This was for a loan of f 300 at ¾% per month. In addition Jansz:, Hermanusz: and Muller included as security their current two vehicles [wagons?] as well any they may acquire in the future. The payment in the first month was excused, thereafter they were to make monthly payments until the original amount, plus interest, was repaid. Presumably they carried out the agreement, because the skuldbrief was cancelled on 1 February 1660.3
- [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), pp.287-289. 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.265. As above to:- Jeuriaen Jansz:, of Amsterdam, arquebusier, d.d. 5th January, 1658.
- [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 1.10.1658 CTD I, p.108
Jurrien Jansz van Amsterdam, Gerrit Hermanusz van Deventer en Tomas Cristoffel Muller van Leypsigh, asook hul vennoot Jochum Elbert van Amsterdam, almal vryburgers, skuld Maria de la Quellerije, huisvrou van kommandeur Jan van Riebeecq, f300 wat hulle van haar geleen het teen driekwart persent rente per maand, die eerste maand daarvan verskoon. Hulle beloof om maandeliks te betaal tot dat die skuld en rente betaal is en stel as pand hulle huidige twee en toekomstige vaartuie, de Pogingen en Zeeleeuw, asook hulle vier slawe, Pieter Rob, Pauwels Das, Jan Meeu en Jacque Jooij. [Kantnota: 1.2.1660 gerojeer.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."