M, #17348, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Cornelis was from Linden and was perhaps born there circa 1640. Date is estimated.1|
|Attestion*||On 20 May 1661 Cornelis Willemsz: and Georgius Frederick Wreede declared that the gunner, Willem Cornelisz was absuive toward Fredericus, creating a commotion in the process. The commander, Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, ordered that he be put in irons, but before the fiscal, Abraham Gabbema, arrived on the scene to implement the order, Cornelisz: retrieved his his side arm [sword] and ran toward Fredericus. Fortunately for the latter Hendrick Hagens and François de Coninck intervened and disarmed Cornelisz:. I have assumed Cornelis Willemsz: to be the individual from Linden, elsewlhere in the record described as a cadet. Corrections are welcome.2|
|Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)||In 1660 Cornelis Willemsz: was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Linden, cadet.1|
On 1 March 1661 Cornelis Willemsz: was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Liender, cadet.3
On 1 April 1662 Cornelis Willemsz: was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Lienden, cadet.4
- [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.299.. 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.451. Declaration of Corn: Willemsz:, Corporal, and George Fredericus, of Uts [Oedt, near Cologne?], that on Monday, the 16th inst., about 8 p.m. the gunner, Willem Cornelisz:, of Rotterdam, used some bad words towards G. Fredericus, which went so far that a great commotion was created at the Fort. The commander ordered the gunner to be put in irons. The latter (whilst deponent, the corporal went to inform the fiscal [Abraham Gabbema] of the row, and who also heard the bad words), went into his room for his side arms which he brought out bare in his hand. He ran with it to G. Fredericus, but H. Hagens and Frans de Coninck took the sword from him and prevented him from doing any mischief. He swore and scolded and made a great noise, &c. The above certified by oath, 27th May.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.302.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.305.