Jan van Harwarden

M, #8010, b. circa 1630, d. 18 February 1659

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Last Edited08/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Jan was from Seventer and was perhaps born there circa 1630. His age is estimated.1 
Marriage*He married Joanna Boddys before 1657.1
 
Death*He died on 18 February 1659 de Caep de Goede Hoop, he was recorded among the Deceased Freemen and had been employed by the Amsterdam Chamber.2,3,4
 

Family

Joanna Boddys b. c 1620
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 10 April 1653 the Salamander departed Texel enroute to (Cape Town) where it docked on 5 August 1653. Among those on board was Jan van Harwarden.5,4 
(Killer) DeathKrouthumsa Keijtsha of the Goringhaiqua died on 3 July 1658, he was shot in the eye and killed by the sergeant Jan van Harwarden.6,7 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Jan van Harwarden was enumerated in the muster roll, as the Captn. des Armes.8
On 31 May 1657 Joanna Boddys was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of, Jan van Harwarden, with a son and daughter. These would have been Christina Does and Hendrik Does, her children with her former spouse, Velten Does.9
On 31 May 1657 Jan van Harwarden was enumerated in the muster roll, as a sergeant earning f 32 per month.10
On 15 February 1658 Joanna Boddys was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the sergeant, Jan van Harwarden, with two sons, who would have been Hendrik Does and Johannes van Harwarden.11
On 15 February 1658 Jan van Harwarden was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as Jan van Harwarden, of Seventer, sergeant.12
On 15 February 1658 Hans Jacobsz: Lisky was enumerated in the muster roll among the freemen, but in service as cook to the company sergeant Jan van Harwarden.13
Company JournalOn 20 October 1653 in the Company Journal, as translated: Cold, bleak weather. A corporal and five men return via the Kloof, sent by their comrade Jan van Harwarden, who would with 12 men follow the thieves as far as the Hout Bay, but requested to be provided with food, which was sent at once with ten armed men, so that if they meet there will be 33 quite capable of coping with 2 or 300 Hottentoos. Return of Jan van Harwarden at night, with all the men, stating that the thieves had succeeded in driving the cattle beyond the point of Hout Bay towards Cape Falso. Having no provisions they were obliged to return, not having eaten since yesterday afternoon, and being dead tired and weak. Had missed the men sent with the provisions, otherwise they would have proceeded. In short we have lost the pantaloons - being unbreeched - most unexpectedly, and this by means of the Beach-rangers or Watermen, who have always been protected and kindly treated by us, receiving for their clothing all the skins of the cattle, &c. Besides we have been cruelly deceived in our interpreter Herry, whom we had always maintained as the chief of the lot, who had always dined at our table as a friend of the house and been dressed in Dutch clothes; besides also that from every fresh arrival he was provided with bags of bread, rice, wine, &c., by way of remunerating him for his services as interpreter. But this difficulty will be overcome if the Saldanhars are not frightened away by this theft of the beach-rangers from coming to us, thinking that we might revenge ourselves on them. Do not hope so. The milch cows are to be regretted, especially as we had much milk, butter and cheese, as in the Fatherland - all gone at once. Likewise the use of the draught oxen for fetching wood, stones, &c., to say nothing of the manure. With God in the van however, we trust to get other cattle from the Saldanhars, from whom the day before yesterday we obtained eight sheep, and who after being kindly treated left, promising to bring cattle very soon - we having at present only 60 sheep, one cow, one ox, and four young calves. The rest were stolen whilst we were listening to the sermon.14
On 23 October 1653 in the Company Journal, as translated: Sent a corporal and two men, with hidden arms for defence, to meet two natives seen at a distance and if possible attract them with tobacco and good treatment, so that not only they, but the Saldanhars might be tempted to trade with us again, notwithstanding the murder committed and the theft of the cattle, and to make them feel that we wish to do them no harm, but to remain as friendly as ever, fully convinced that it was only a number of thieves and Beach-rangers who had done the mischief. For the rest they were to act in the best interests of the Company. Corporal returns in the afternoon and reports that he could not find the natives, though they had pretended to collect flowers and herbs. Wagon returns at night with a beam and two corbels. Had met seven natives armed with assegais, but no communication had been held with them. Three musketeers hastily arrive, reporting that five or six Saldanhars had visited them in the forest, and among them a captain from whom last year we had obtained much cattle, and who had once brought back to us a lost ox, and who told them that Herry was squatting with our stolen cattle at the Bay Falso and had requested the Saldanhars to live with them; but aware that he had stolen the cattle, they would have nothing to do with him, but would show us where he was, that we might regain our own with some men and fire-arms. Recognizing the captain, and knowing that his people possessed thousands of cattle and sheep and would think little of such a small number (as was stolen), also being aware that they had no great affection for Herry and his confreres, and would prefer to trade without, rather than with him, and that this captain, leaving his arms behind, had kindly come to tell us where Herry was, offering his services as guide, and for which purpose our men would expect him at the entrance of the forest this night, we decided by special resolution to send this evening, well armed and provisioned for five or six days, the Corporal Jan Jan van Harwarden, a man of good discipline and energy, with 16 of the nimblest soldiers, who had volunteered to sleep in the forest this night, and before daylight to-morrow to start thence with the Saldanhars.15
On 27 October 1653 in the Company Journal, as translated: Jan van Harwarden returns and reports that he had missed the five men sent yesterday with food. Had followed Herry persistently and for a long time, but could not catch him as he continually crossed the downs of Bay Falso, which were high, and where there was not always water, the men consequently suffering severe thirst and fatigue. Had been so near them once that one of Herry's people was within range. Tried to catch him alive to make a guide of him, but before we could lay hold of him he had made his escape through some swampy ground and bushes. Herry kept to the downs, and avoided the flats and the beach, and also the places which the Saldanhars ordinarily visit, a proof that he is as afraid of them as of us. Will find this out for certain when the Saldanhars arrive, so as to persuade them by some presents to deliver to us Herry, and his people or join us in following them up, &c.

Citations

  1. [S405] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), p. 207. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658.
  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. 68. 5 March 1659. One ensign, Jan van Harwarden (who died suddenly on the 18th Feb. last), with wife and three children, exclusive of three slaves, fed as above.. .. .. Reals 6.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  3. [S532] Website The Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA branch (http://www.eggsa.org/) "april a:o 1660
    Den selffden d:o is alhier gearriveert 't jacht Vlissingen, van wegen de kamer van Zeelant daer een predikant op is, en genaemt d:e Cornelius Walrand.
    Den 4:en d:o [April 1660] heeft d:e Walrand, een predikatie gedaen ende gedoopt dese ses navolgende jonge kinderen:
    het kint van den e: h:r command:r Jan van Riebeeck ende is genaemt Elijsabeth,
    ende het kint van Maerten Jacobsz baes thuinier en is genaemt Cornelis,
    het kint van Jan van Harrewaerden, in sijn leven vaendrager, dat na sijn overlijden gebooren is en is genaemt Joanna,
    het kint van Wouter Cornelisz Mostaert vrij-burger en is genaemt Cornelia,
    het kint van Jeuriaen Jansz van Amsterdam vrijburger, en is genaemt Joannis,
    het kint van Jacob Kloeten vrijburger, en is genaemt Katharijn.
    http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/classis-amsterdam/…, last accessed 29 May 2012."
  4. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.309. Jan van Harwarden, of Seventer, ensign, arrived in the Salmander in 1653.
  5. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 0772.6 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     0772.6
    Name of ship     SALAMANDER
    Master     
    Tonnage     1100
    Type of ship     
    Built     1639
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     10-04-1653
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     05-08-1653
    Departure from Cape     14-08-1653
    Date of arrival at destination     07-10-1953
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     
    Next homeward voyage     5414.6
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    -     -     -     -     -     -. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  6. [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.136. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.
  7. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, pp.297.
  8. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.283.
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.290.
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.287-289.
  11. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
  12. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.291.
  13. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.295.
  14. [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), pp.85-86. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5].
  15. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], pp.86-87.
  16. [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. "1657: birth: Johannes
    Son of Sergeant Jan van Harwaerden and Johanna Boddijs. Baptism (1658) missing. Repatriates with mother & step-father."
  17. [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), "[4 April 1660] ... het kint van Jan van Harrewaerden, in sijn leven vaendrager, dat na sijn overlijden gebooren is en is genaemt Joanna,..."
 

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