M, #17155, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Theunis was from Maesterlant and was perhaps born there circa 1640.1|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 13 January 1661, Theunis Pietersz: 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 Perkiet.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. , 1661.. 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. Theunis Pietersz:, of Maesterlant, arquebusier on the galiot the Perkiet, 1661. Granted 13th January, 1661.