Jan Willebrandt1

M, #17127, b. circa 1630, d. 1660

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Last Edited10/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Jan was from Eynckelroo and was perhaps born there circa 1630.1 
Death*He died in 1660, he was recorded among the deceased freemen in 1660.2
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 12 February 1659 the Oranje departed Holland where it docked on 28 June 1659. Among those on board was Jan Willebrandt.3 
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 15 December 1659, Jan Willebrandt 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 cadet at the Fort.4


  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.269. ,1659.. 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.310. Jan Willebrantdsz:, of Eynkelroo, freeman here; arrived in the Orangie in 1659.
  3. [S406] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), Appendices xii. June 28. The ship Orange, Skipper H. v. d. Putten, of Zealand; had left Holland 12th February, with 410 men, 15 dead, 40 sick.. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
  4. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.269. Jan Willebrandt, of Eynckelroo, cadet at the Fort. Granted 15th December,1659.

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