Gysbert Gysbertsz:1

M, #17186, b. circa 1640

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Last Edited27/04/2016
BirthOrigin*Gysbert was from Baeckenes and was perhaps born there circa 1640. I have not identified this location, and wonder this was not his surname, as it appears thus quite often in modern records.1 
Duplicate?*It is possible that Gysbert Gysbertsz: and Johannes Baecherus are the same individual. This suggestion is offered with further discovery in the record in mind. 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.The name of Gysbert appeared as Gysbert Gysbertsz: van Baeckenes in the cited publication(s.)2
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 27 April 1662, Gysbert Gysbertsz: 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 is recorded as an arquebusier.2


  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.272.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  2. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.272. Gysbert Gysbertz:, of Baeckenes, arquebusier. Granted 27th April, 1662.

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