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Last Edited06/03/2019
ShipVoyage* On 20 January 1682 the Kortgene departed Ceylon enroute to the Cape where it arrived on 5 April 1682. Among those on board were the politically exiled Macassarese prince Bunni Dada van Macassar van Calomkoij, his wife, Beggum (Begum) Pn Bunni Dada van Macassar, assumed; and two knechts, Rammasoda van Macassar and Ramantompi van Macassar.4,5 


  1. This vessel seems also to have been incorrectly recorded as Oortgeeme.
  2. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 5761.2 from Ceylon
    Number     5761.2
    Name of ship     KORTGENE.... Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  3. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012.
  4. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), citing C.501, Letters despatched p.508, Sep 5, 1686 … List … de … Macasarschen Princen. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  5. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Details of voyage 5761.2 from Ceylon
    Number     5761.2
    Name of ship     KORTGENE
    Tonnage     1139
    Type of ship     
    Built     1675
    Yard     Zeeland
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     20-01-1682
    Place of departure     Ceylon
    Arrival at Cape     05-04-1682
    Departure from Cape     28-04-1682
    Date of arrival at destination     31-08-1682
    Place of arrival     
    Chamber for which cargo is destined     Amsterdam (469,73)
    Previous outward voyage     1375.2
    On Board     I     II     III
    Seafarers     70                         
    Soldiers 31.

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