Symon Jansz: In 't Velt1

M, #17066, b. circa 1630, d. 1659

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Last Edited09/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Symon was from Dordrecht and was perhaps born there circa 1630.1 
Death*He died in 1659, he was recorded among the Deceased Freemen in 1659. He had been employed by the Amsterdam Chamber.2
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 24 December 1656 the Venenberg departed Vlie enroute to (Cape Town) where it docked on 22 April 1657. Among those on board was Symon Jansz: In 't Velt.3,4 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 15 December 1657 Symon Jansz: In 't Velt was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as an arquebusier.5
On 15 February 1658 Pieter Visagie, Jacob Theunisz, Frans Gerritsz van den Uijthoorn and Symon Jansz: In 't Velt were enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as Visagie's Company and owners.6


  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.265.. 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.309. Syrnon Jansz: In 't Velt, free burgher, also murdered by the Hottentoos; arrived in the flute Venenburgh in 1657 (of the Amsterdam Chamber).
  3. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 0866.1 from Vlie to Batavia
    Number     0866.1
    Name of ship     VENENBURG
    Master     Juriaansz., Hendrik
    Tonnage     703
    Type of ship     fluit
    Built     1656
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     24-12-1656
    Place of departure     Vlie
    Arrival at Cape     22-04-1657
    Departure from Cape     02-05-1657
    Date of arrival at destination     29-06-1657
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Next homeward voyage     5490.1
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     172     2     9     8     5     166
    Soldiers     72     0     6     3     1     68
    Passengers     1     0     0     0     0     1. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  4. [S406] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), Appendix:viii. April 21. The flute Venenburgh, of Amsterdam, Skipper Hendrik Juriaenszen, 245 men; from the Vlie 24th December, 1657; 2 dead, crew fairly well.. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
  5. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.265. As above to:- Symon Jansz: In 't Velt, of Dordrecht, arquebusier, d.d. 15th December, 1657.
  6. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.294.

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