Huybert Roothof1

M, #17450, b. circa 1640, d. 17 April 1662

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Last Edited11/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Huybert was from Sluis and was perhaps born there circa 1640. Date is estimated.1 
Death*He died on 17 April 1662, he was recorded among the deceased who had been employed by the Chamber of Amsterdam.2
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 11 April 1661 the Het Raadhuis van Amsterdam departed Texel enroute to (Cape Town) where it docked on 26 July 1661. Among those on board was Huybert Roothof.3,2 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 1 April 1662 Huybert Roothof was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Sluys in Flanders, drummer.1


  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.304. 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.311. Huybert Roothoff, of Sluys in Flanders, drummer, arrived in 1682. Het Raedthuys in 1661. Died the 17th April.
  3. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 0945.1 from Texel to Ceylon
    Number     0945.1
    Name of ship     RAADHUIS
    Tonnage     360
    Type of ship     jacht
    Built     bought 1660/1
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     11-04-1661
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     26-07-1661
    Departure from Cape     03-08-1661
    Date of arrival at destination     01-11-1661
    Place of arrival     Ceylon
    Particulars     Laid up and sold, 24-11-1671.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Total     241     8                    . Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."

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