Hans Cornelissen1

M, #17081, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited25/06/2015
BirthOrigin*Hans was from Legelant List and was perhaps born there circa 1630. I have not identified this location.1 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 15 February 1658 Harmen Remajenne and Jan Martensz de Wacht were enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as Herman's Company and owners. Enumerated with them were Jacobi Klauten and Hans Cornelissen described as 'in their service.2'
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 31 March 1658, Hans Cornelissen 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 sailor at the Fort.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.266.. 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.294.
  3. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.266. Hans Cornelissen, of Legelant List, sailor in the Fort. Granted 31st March, 1658.

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