Hendrick Jansz: Schayck1

M, #17092, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited11/07/2015
BirthOrigin*Hendrick was from Montfoort and was perhaps born there circa 1630.1 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 5 March 1659 Hendrick Jansz: Schayck was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded among the Convicts and chain gang, for another 15 years.2
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 15 August 1658, Hendrick Jansz: Schayck 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 an arquebusier at the Fort. A note in the margin says he was convicted of stealing sheep and sentenced to irons and banishment (on Robben Island?)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.267.. 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.297.
  3. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.267. Hendrick Jansz: Schayck, of Montfoort, arquebusier at the Fort. Granted 15th August, 1658. (On margin, " Condemned for sheep stealing to be riveted in irons and banished-").

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