Scroll to top
Peter Swart 7th July 2021
Overview article 2016-2021

Overview article 2016-2021

On 26th June last, the 88th Yearbook of the West Frisian Historical Society was presented. This Yearbook contains an extensive article about the frigate Huis...

Peter Swart 2nd July 2021
Tijs Blom from Alkmaar

Tijs Blom from Alkmaar

Blom is a common family name in the Netherlands. The name has the same meaning as bloem (flower). Two crew members of the frigate Huis...

Peter Swart 24th May 2021
Pieter Jorisz Groenebroek

Pieter Jorisz Groenebroek

Pieter Groenebroek was second lieutenant on the frigate Huis te Warmelo. He came from Medemblik. His name recently surfaced in a deed from an Amsterdam...

Peter Swart 30th March 2021
A ship’s boy from Alkmaar

A ship’s boy from Alkmaar

The ship's boys on the Huis te Warmelo were at the very bottom of the ranks. They were young and employed on the warship for...

Peter Swart 20th February 2021
The skipper's house

The skipper's house

On the Vooreiland in Medemblik, there are three houses with a stepped gable in a row. They were built in the seventeenth century and form...

Peter Swart 19th January 2021
Cook Gerrit Hendriksz Kes

Cook Gerrit Hendriksz Kes

Gerrit Hendriksz Kes served as a ship's cook at the Huis te Warmelo. His place on the ship was the galley, the common name for...

Peter Swart 24th December 2020
Jan Haanekraaij from Enkhuizen

Jan Haanekraaij from Enkhuizen

Jan Jansz Haanekraaij was a sailor on the frigate Huis in Warmelo. According to the payment register of the ship, he came from Enkhuizen. His...

Peter Swart 5th October 2020
Auke Visser and the Lieveloo family

Auke Visser and the Lieveloo family

On the internet there is a family tree of the Lieveloo family with the name Auke Dirksz Visser. He was assistant steward on the frigate...

Peter Swart 10th August 2020
Sorrow of a seaman's wife

Sorrow of a seaman's wife

Dirk Thomasz Meerder, the first lieutenant of the frigate Huis te Warmelo, was married to Annetjen Karstens. We know little about Dirk's career, but presumably...

Peter Swart 8th July 2020
Auke Visser from Medemblik

Auke Visser from Medemblik

Auke Visser was an assistant steward at the frigate Huis te Warmelo. The steward and his assistants had to supervise the ship's provisions and were...

Peter Swart 13th May 2020
Bells and cannon roar

Bells and cannon roar

You will find the names of those on board the Huis te Warmelo in baptismal and marriage registers, notarial deeds and court documents. But they...

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,...

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...

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...

Peter Swart 19th September 2019
Captain's son Jan Doen from Hoorn

Captain's son Jan Doen from Hoorn

On 20th May 1715, Jan Doen reported aboard the Huis te Warmelo. He was barely 15 years old, the son of a navy captain and...

Peter Swart 1st August 2019
Three surgeons

Three surgeons

The treatment of the ill and injured aboard the Huis te Warmelo was in the hands of three surgeons: first surgeon Jan Swart from Egmond...