M, #17158, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Pieter was from Schoonhoven and was perhaps born there circa 1640.1|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 1 April 1661, Pieter Joosten 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 soldier 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.271.. 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.271. Pieter Joosten (of) Schoonhoven, sailor at the Fort, Granted 1st April, 1661.