M, #17166, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Johan was from Stammerborgh and was perhaps born there circa 1640.2|
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 5 May 1661, Johan Quever 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 on the Dordrecht.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.271. Johan Quever, of Stammerborgh in Westphalia, soldier on the ship Dordrecht. Granted 5th May, 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.271.