Pieter Paulusz: Cley1

M, #17058, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited15/10/2017
Birth*Pieter Paulusz: Cley was born circa 1630 in Delft, was from.1
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 15 February 1658 Pieter Paulusz: Cley and Dirk Ariensz: Vreem were enumerated in the muster roll among the freemen, as free carpenters. Enumerated with them was Michiel Bartholomieusz:, described as 'in their service.2'
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 10 October 1657, Pieter Paulusz: Cley 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 a carpenter.1
Crime and relatedOn 7 December 1658 Dirk Ariensz: Vreem was involved in a knife fight with Pieter Paulusz: Cley, who subsequently fled into the interior. Vreem was 'dangerously wounded in the side.3'


  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.264. As above to:- Pieter Paulusz: Cley, of Delft, carpenter, d.d. 10th October, 1657.. 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.295.
  3. [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.190. December 7th. ... Two free carpenters, Pieter Bulussen [sic] Cley and Dirk Vreem, fought with knives; the latter dangerously wounded in the side. Cley fled inland.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.

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