Jan Christoffel Broeckmeulen1

M, #17069, b. circa 1630, d. 1658

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Last Edited08/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Jan was from Maeseyck and was perhaps born there circa 1630.1 
Death*He died in 1658.2
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 27 June 1657 Jan Christoffel Broeckmeulen sailed on the Walvis from Goeree to (Cape Town) where it docked on 27 June 1657.3,4 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.The name of Jan appeared as Christoffel Broeckermeulen in the cited publication(s.)5
The name of Jan appeared as Harman Broeckmeulen in the cited publication(s.)2
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 15 December 1657 Jan Christoffel Broeckmeulen was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as a sailor.6
On 15 February 1658 Leendert Cornelisz: was enumerated in the muster roll among the freemen, as as a 'woodsawyer' and owner of part of a forest. Enumerated with him were Dircq Dircqsz:, Carel Broers, Christoffel Coenraetsz:, Jan Jansz: Macha, Claes Fredericksz:, Wilhelm Gou and Jan Christoffel Broeckmeulen, described as 'in his service.5'


  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.308. Harnian Broeckmeulen, freeman, who was in the service of Freemen here, and arrived in the ship Walvis of the Delft Chamber in 1657.
  3. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 0876.8 from Goeree to Batavia
    Number     0876.8
    Name of ship     WALVIS
    Master     Bunschoten, Barend Barendsz. Lam van
    Tonnage     1000
    Type of ship     
    Built     1639
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Delft
    Date of departure     27-06-1657
    Place of departure     Goeree
    Arrival at Cape     02-11-1657
    Departure from Cape     11-11-1657
    Date of arrival at destination     01-02-1658
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Next homeward voyage     5467.8
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     340     5     8     3     8     188
    Soldiers               12     5          131
    Passengers                              8. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  4. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.308.
  5. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.295.
  6. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.265. As above to:- Jan Christoffel Broeckmeulen, of Maeseyck, d.d. 15th December, 1657.

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