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Peter Swart 24th February 2020
The Pilander family from Alkmaar

The Pilander family from Alkmaar

The article in the Alkmaarsche Courant of 11th February 2020 resulted in a response and information about the family of Jan Michielsz Pilander. In 1715, this Alkmaar…

Peter Swart 11th February 2020
Article in Alkmaarsche Courant

Article in Alkmaarsche Courant

Almost one third of all men on board of the frigate Huis te Warmelo came from the town of Alkmaar. Many of them, captain François de Groot included, died in the…

Peter Swart 2nd February 2020
Vice-principal Van Herk and son

Vice-principal Van Herk and son

According to the payment register of the Huis te Warmelo, Cornelis van Herk from Alkmaar held the position of second clerk. The second clerk was the assistant and…

Peter Swart 1st January 2018
Captain with VOC background

Captain with VOC background

The frigate Huis in Warmelo was commanded by captain François de Groot from Alkmaar. He was appointed as captain by the States General on 21st March 1713 , in the…