M, #17107, b. circa 1630
|BirthOrigin*||Elbert was from Het Huys ter Meyden and was perhaps born there circa 1630.1|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 30 November 1658, Elbert Dircssen 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 on the De Harp.2|
- [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.268. ,1658.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.268. Elbert Dircssen, of Het Huys ter Meyden, sailor on the Harp. Granted 30th November,1658.