M, #17146, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Andries was from Maesterlandt and was perhaps born there circa 1640.1|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 23 August 1660, Andries Thysz: 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 on the galiot De Parkyt.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.270. , 1660.. 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.270. Andries Thysz:, of Maesterlandt, arquebuiser on the galiot De Parkyt. Granted 23rd August, 1660.