Warnar Cornelisz:1

M, #17052, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited15/07/2015
BirthOrigin*Warnar was from Nunspeet and was perhaps born there circa 1630. His age is estimated.1 
LandGrant* On 14 April 1657, Harmen Remajenne, Warnar Cornelisz:, Jan Martensz de Wacht and Hans Pietersz: Faesbenger were granted land 160 by 200 roods. The grant was signed by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.2 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 31 May 1657 Warnar Cornelisz: was enumerated in the muster roll, among the free men, or vrijlieden.1
On 15 February 1658 Warnar Cornelisz: and Casper Brinckman were enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as Brinckman's Company and owners. Enumerated with them were Gerrit Sandersz: and Tomas Robberts described as 'in their service.3'
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 14 April 1657, Warnar Cornelisz: 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. The vrijbrief was signed by Rijcklof van Goens.4


  1. [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.290.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  2. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.263. The Commander, &o., grant to
    Harmen Remajenne, Jan Martensz: de Wacht, of Vrieslant, Warner Cornelisz:, of Nunspeet, Hans Pietersz: Faesbenger, of Hoven, a plot of land under the afore-mentioned conditions, 160 by 200 roods in extent.
         In the Fort “ The Good Hope,” the 14th April, 1657.
  3. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.294.
  4. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.264. As above to:- Warnar Cornelisz:, of Nunspeet, sailor, d.d. 14th April, 1657.

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