M, #17355, b. circa 1640
|BirthOrigin*||Laurens was from Brugge and was perhaps born there circa 1640. Date is estimated.1|
|Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)||In 1660 Laurens Verstraete was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Brugge, cadet.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.299.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.