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24 May 2014

Black Sheep Cornelis Teunise Bos was accused of slander

Cornelis Teunisse Bos, it was said, came to Beverwyck*, USA, in 1631 as hind to Cornelis Maase Van Buren. His wife was Maritie Thomase Mingael who, after his death in 1666, married Jurriaen Janse Groenwout. Around that time they had one daughter, Wyntie, living.

Cornelis Teunisse Bos, also known as Bosch and Van Westbroeck, was accused frequently before the court, of slander and backbiting; for example in 1658 for having defamed the honorable court, and again in 1659 for which he was fined 1200 guilders and banished for 12 year. The next year he was again arriagned for a similar offence against William Teller.

The Old Albany City Hall


* Beverwyck, was a fur-trading community north of Fort Orange on the Hudson River in New Netherland that was to become Albany, New York, when the English took control of the colony in 1664.

5 May 2014

Cornelis Jansz Langeweg worked for the Dutch East India Company

Cornelis Jansz Langeweg from Lage Zwaluwe, The Netherlands, was an experienced sailor, charged with firing a gun. He worked for the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.). On May 26, 1748, Cornelis departed from Texel, The Netherlands, as one of the crew of the newly built ship "Bredenhof". The crew consisted of 141 seafarers and 82 soldiers. The ship's captain on this voyage was Frederik Jansz van Winsum. The ship had departed earlier on May 6, but the ship stranded 'at the Haaks' and returned to Texel on the 10th.

They arrived at Cape Hope in South-Africa on September 30, 1748, and stayed there until October 20. After departure from the Cape 2 stowaways were found; one of them was the wife of a sergeant. The ship arrived at Batavia on the island of Java in Indonesia, on February 24, 1749. On May 6, 1749, Cornelis Jansz Langeweg ended his association with the V.O.C. by running away. His mother, Neeltje Huijgens, was listed as his beneficiary.

Batavia, Java, Indonesia