M, #17319, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Claes was from Aalsmeer and was perhaps born there circa 1640. Date is estimated.1|
|(Passenger) ShipVoyage||On 22 October 1658 Claes Lambertsz: sailed on the Prinses Royael from Vlie to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 8 March 1659.2,3,4|
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||Between 8 July 1660 and 10 July 1660, the name of Claes was written in the record as Claas Lambertz.4|
3 December 1959, the name of Claes was written in the record as Claas Lambertse.5
|Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)||In 1660 Claes Lambertsz: was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as of Aelsmoer, arquebusier.1|
On 1 March 1661 Claes Lambertsz: was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Alsmeer, cook and baker.6
On 1 April 1662 Claes Lambertsz: was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Aelsmeer, cook and baker.7
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 3 December 1659, Claes Lambertsz: and Louys Ryckert were, in terms of a Resolution of the Council of Policy, released him from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to become free bakers for the settlement.5|
- [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.298.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
- [S406] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), Appendix: xi. Mar. 8. The ship Princesse Royael, Skipper Maarten Doedez; 394 men; 22nd October from the Vlie ; 8 deaths, the crew all well.. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
- [S406] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662, p.212. And whereas Pieter Meerhoff has satisfactorily discharged for 2 years the duties of junior surgeon at the Fort and everywhere here and in the country on expeditions, &c., it was deemed just to give him the following testimonial:
‘Pieter van Meerhoff, of Copenhagen, arrived here on the 22nd March, 1659, in the Princesse Royael as soldier at f9 per month, and since employed as junior surgeon at the Fort and in several expeditions inland, &c., having everywhere given proof of his ability, is at his request and for his fitness as junior surgeon, confirmed in that rank, with a salary of f20 per month, from the 1st instant.’.
- [S406] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662, p.148: The following promotions were made:- Claas Lambertz, of Aelsmeer, arrived on the 22nd March, 1659, as arquebusier in the Princess Royal, since employed as cook for the Company's slaves, and baker of the ration loaves for the garrison ; both appointments confirmed with f18 per month.
- [S406] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662, pp.94-95: ...and as we have for a long while already hinted that free baking will be allowed, and as at last Louwys Richart, inside cook, and Claas Lambertse, of Alsmear, outside cook of the Company, have requested, in consequence, free papers for the purpose ; and as they have baked the first loaves for the Company's servants, and as a trial has been made to discover whether they would be able to make a living by it, at the same time keeping in view the interests of the Company, it was, after mature deliberation, decided to grant them their freedom for that purpose...
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.301.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.303.