Claas Vechtman

M, #6873, b. circa 1650, d. 18 January 1672

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Last Edited29/12/2019
Birth*Claas Vechtman was born circa 1650 in Meraer, Tyrol.1
Marriage*He married Isabella Frederiksz on 10 May 1671 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1
Death*He died on 18 January 1672 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3


Isabella Frederiksz b. c 1652, d. c Dec 1711
(Crew) ShipVoyage On 1 August 1666 the Batavia departed Maas enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 27 December1666. Among those on board was Claas Vechtman.4 


  1. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ""
  2. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: den 10 May
    Claas Vechtman van Meraer uijt Tirool met Beelitje Fredricks jonged' van Amsterdam, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  3. [S664] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1902), p.36. [December 29th 1671] … Late at night we were informed that two wanton soldiers, named Christoffel Zweck of Bremen, and Frederick Symonsen, in a half drunken state, had outside been fighting with knives, with the result that the latter had had his throat nearly severed by the former, but not alone that! A third person, the husbandman before whose door the fight occurred, had, in his kindness, endeavoured to intervene and separate the parties, but had been shot by the same Zweck with a musket charge of shot in his chest, so that his recovery is doubtful. The perpetrator was at once searched for, and when found, incarcerated. The patients were properly attended to by the surgeon.
    pp.42-43 [January 18th 1672] The Surgeon reported that the burgher, Claes Vegtsman of Tyrol, who had arrived here in the Batavia, in 1667, and on the 29th of last month, been wounded with shot in the chest by a wanton soldier, had departed this life. From a post mortem examination held in presence of commissioners, it however appeared that he had died from a complication of diseases, and not from the wound.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1671-1674, 1676.
  4. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 ( "Details of voyage 1415.3 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     1415.3
    Name of ship     EUROPA
    Master     Kadul, Jan
    Tonnage     1140
    Type of ship     
    Built     1671
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     31-05-1681
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     28-09-1681
    Departure from Cape     15-10-1681
    Date of arrival at destination     13-12-1681
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Next homeward voyage     5769.3
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     190     15     10     3     12     171
    Soldiers     140          16     5     20     109
    Passengers     0          0     3     0     3
    Gegevens bij ING
    BronverwijzingNummer toegang: 1.04.02, inventarisnummer: 5294."
  5. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ""

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