Frederick Verburgh

M, #6535, b. circa 1627, d. between December 1655 and February 1656

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Last Edited11/06/2015
BirthOrigin*Frederick was from Amsterdam and was perhaps born there circa 1627.1,2 
Marriage*He married Meinsje Campen on 9 March 1655 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4,5
 
Death*He died between December 1655 and February 1656 Ile Sainte Marie, Nosy Boraha, Madagascar, from fever.6,7
 

Family

Meinsje Campen b. c 1635
Child
Occupation* On 26 November 1652 Frederick Verburgh was the bookkeeper for the Council of Policy having being appointed by Jan van Riebeeck.8 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Frederick Verburgh was enumerated in the muster roll, as the junior merchant.9
On 31 May 1657 Meinsje Campen enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the bookeeper of the settlement and secretary to the Council of Policy, Frederick Verburgh.10
Slaves owned by individualsOn 12 December 1654 Eva van Madagascar was a slave from Madagascar, where she had been purchased from the King of Antongil for Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck by Frederick Verburgh and brought to de Caep de Goede Hoop as Van Riebeeck's personal slave.11
Company JournalOn 8 November 1653 in the Company Journal, as translated: The same threatening destruction to everything. Jacob Reijniers: to marry Elisabet van Opdorp, niece and ward of Jan van Riebeeck, the first notice to be given in church to-morrow. The ceremony to be performed by the bookkeeper Frederick Verburgh, as by Resolution specially taken.12
On 7 February 1654 in the Company Journal, as translated: February 7th. Sent 5 men to the mountain to make a hole in the ground and see about the mineral below the surface. Hottentoos visited the redoubt at night thinking that there was nobody and intending to steal the iron off the gates, &c. Detected by the guard they ran away. All are allies of Herry having with them our stolen cattle and Herry's people. We suffer so much annoyance from them that it is becoming unbearable. Not strange therefore if this lot were disposed of not killing them but taking their cattle and using them as slaves to work on the islands for seal catching, &c., would then be able to get on nicely with the rest who are very simple minded. These however do nothing but steal, and are unwilling to sell a single beast (of which they have many fine ones) excepting the sick, lame or halt. Return of the Galiot with Frederick Verburgh and 6 firkins of oil, also 5,373 skins. Verburghreports that the work could not last longer than 3 weeks as the seals were disappearing fast; the people grumble because of the dirty stinking work, and he had great difficulty in keeping order.13

Citations

  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  2. [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.253. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  3. [S673] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, December 1651 - December 1653[5], Van Riebeeck's Journal, &c. Part I, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.216. March 9th. Calm weather ; vessels unable to go. Married by Rev. Petrus Mus the junior merchant, Frederik Verburgh, 2nd person of the fortress, to the chaste maiden Meynsgen Campen, sister of the Rev. Johannes Campius of the Malacca.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5].
  4. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference code: C. 1, p. 127.
    Saterdagh den 6en Martij 1655.

    Fredrick Verburgh, jonghman geboortigh van Amsterdam, ondercoopman ende als 2e persoon bescheijden alhier in 't fort de Goede Hoope sigh in trouwbeloffte hebbende begeven met d' eerbare jongedochter Meijnsgen Campen van Amersfoort, suster ende onder vooghdije sijnde van den predicant domo. Johannes Campius, [1] varende op 't schip Malacca ende dierhalven versouckende om haer metten anderen wettelijck in den heijligen houwelijcken Echten staet te mogen laten bevestigen, Soo is bij den Raadt versterckt met d' opperhooffden van de hier ter rheede leggende schepen: Oliphant, Malacca ende 't Wapen van Hollant, niet anders hebbende cunnen vernemen als dat beijde liber ende vrije personen waren welcke met niemant ter werelt volgens oock eijgen verclaringe ende sufficante getuijgenissen itwes dien aengaende uijtstaende hadden, verstaen deselve jongeluijden haer billicq versoeck toe te staen mitsgaders desen avont in 't gebeth hare eerste affcundinge noch te laten doen, ende alsoo dan voorts alle avonden in 't gebeth soo wel te schepe als hier aen lant tot de derde incluijs omme Maendagh aenstaende na de laeste affroepinge ende 't eijndigen der predicatie (geen wettelijcke oorsaecke van verhinderinge voorcomende) door den predicant domo. Petrus Musch voor alle den volcke de solemnisatie wettelijck te laten geschieden ende met de trouw publijcqelijck voort te varen, alles dus haestelijck goetvindende omdat de schepen overmorgen seijlreet sijnde daer na niet souden mogen opgehouden worden.


    Aldus gedaen ende geresolveert in 't Fort de Goede Hoope ten dage ende jare als boven.
    JAN VAN RIEBEECK. 1655.
    ARENT DE ROBER.
    JACOB CORNELEZ SWART.
    PIETER DE BITTER. 1655.
    ROELANT DE CARPENTIER.
    JACOBUS VAN DEN KERCKHOVEN.
    HENDRICK SCHENCKENBERGH.
    R. DE MAN, Secrets.
    Notes.
    [1] Ds. Johannes Campius was eweneens op pad na Formosa en het dieselfde lot ondergaan as sy mede-arbeider, ds. Petrus Musch."
  5. [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. "8 March 1655: marriage: Frederick Verburgh (from Amsterdam) & Maijnsgen Campen (from Amersfoort) - engaged 6 March 1655."
  6. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "He dies on Ile Sainte-Marie [Nosy Boraha, Madagascar] (1656) and she repatriates soon thereafter."
  7. [S356] E-mails from Mansell Upham (e-mail address) to Delia Robertson, 2000 to 2008 (Personal Library, Email Upham) "Widow Verburg already lost her husband sometime between December 1655 and February 1656, but only learned 31 March 1657 of her husband's death from fever on the island of St Maria (near Madagascar) whilst on a trading expedition."
  8. [S358] Resolutions of the Council of Policy of the Cape of Good Hope, 26 November 1652, c.1, 29-30, C., 1652-1795, TANAP (www.tanap.net), Aldus gedaen ende g'arresteert in 't Fort de Goede Hope ten dage ende jare als boven.
    JOHAN VAN RIEBEECK. 1652.
    SIJMEN PIETER W. TURVER.
    Fr. V.BURGH. [1]
    P. v. HELM, Secrets.
    Notes.
    [1] Soos uit die voorgaande resolusie van 19 April blyk, het Frederick verburgh die Kaap op 15 April as verstekeling op die Salamander (Salmander) bereik. Hy was bekwaam en het hier sitting gehad op die Politieke Raad omdat Jan Van Riebeeck hom as boekhouer aangestel het.. Hereinafter cited as "Resolutions 26 November 1652."
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.283.
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.290.
  11. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Eva en haer soontie voor S:[ieu]r Verburgh op Madagascar voor den Commande:[u]r gecoght sijnde dese Eva per abuijs onder d'Angoolse slavinnen na Batavia gesonden als hier voren aengeseijen.
  12. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], p.89.
  13. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], pp.177-178.
  14. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "b1 NN unbaptized girl born Cape 8 December 1655; dies 16 December 1655 - 1st non-aborigine born at the Cape."
 

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