Pieter van den Bos1

M, #17103, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited05/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Pieter was from Saint-Amand, (this could be one of several locations with the same/similar name), and was perhaps born there circa 1630.1 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 1 April 1662 Pieter van den Bos was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from St. Amand, soldier.2
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 1 November 1658, Pieter van den Bos 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 soldier 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.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.304.
  3. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.267. Pieter van den Bos, of St. Amand, soldier at the Fort. Granted 1st November,1658.

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