M, #17154, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Hendrick was from Hamburg and was perhaps born there circa 1640.1|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||Between 31 December 1660 and 1 January 1661, Hendrick Stelman 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.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. Hendrick Stelman of Hamborgh, arquebusier at the Fort. Granted 31st December, 1660.
Hendrick Stelman, of Hamborgh, arquebusier at the Fort. Granted 1st January, 1661.