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Crew list


Who was on board

If more information about a crew member is available you can click on the name.

Name

Home town

Rank

1

François de Groot

Alkmaar

captain

2

Dirk Thomasz Meerder

Medemblik

1st lieutenant

3

Pieter Groenebroek

Medemblik

2nd lieutenant

4

Abram van Wesel

Alkmaar

3rd lieutenant

5

Claas Heddesz

Medemblik

1st skipper

6

Hendrik Molenaar

Alkmaar

2nd skipper

7

Michiel de Geus

Hoorn

1st steersman

8

Claas Cornelisz

Hoorn

2nd steersman

9

Cornelis Vis

Medemblik

3rd steersman

10

Jacob Ariensz Mulder

Texel

pilot

11

Cornelis Spanjaart

Medemblik

1st clerk

12

Cornelis van Herk

Alkmaar

2nd clerk

13

Broer Jansz

Medemblik

boatswain

14

Hendrik Gerritsz

Alkmaar

boatswain’s mate

15

Jan Michielsz

Medemblik

boatswain’s mate

16

Jacob Ewoutsz

Medemblik

boatswain

17

Jan Evertsz

Medemblik

boatswain’s mate

18

Jan Offeringa

Hoorn

boatswain’s mate

19

Jacob van Petten

Medemblik

1st gunner

20

Cornelis Jacobsz

Enkhuizen

2nd gunner

21

Andries Claasz

Alkmaar

gunner´s mate

22

Pieter Adriaansz Kuijper

Medemblik

gunner´s mate

23

Claas Roothaar

Medemblik

gunner´s mate

24

Pieter Michielsz

Medemblik

gunner´s mate

25

Jan Swart

Egmond aan Zee

1st surgeon

26

Claas Maartensz Bonefaas

Alkmaar

2nd surgeon

27

Jan Ringeling

Marken

3rd surgeon 

28

Gerrit Jansz

Medemblik

quartermaster

29

Dirk Cornelisz

Schagen

quartermaster

30

Joris IJsaksz

Alkmaar

quartermaster

31

Heijn Los

Alkmaar

quartermaster

32

Cornelis Boeierman

Medemblik

1st carpenter

33

Jacob Maartensz Schotvanger

Alkmaar

2nd carpenter

34

Tijs Cornelisz Blom

Alkmaar

3rd carpenter

36

Jan Gort

Alkmaar

steward

37

Auke Visser

Medemblik

assistant steward

38

Pieter Winkelhaak

Alkmaar

assistant steward

39

Harmanus Boenderman

Warken

cabin chef

40

Gerrit Hendriksz Kes

Medemblik

cook

41

Pieter Pietersz van Damme

Alkmaar

cook’s mate

42

Cornelis Willemsz

Alkmaar

cook’s mate

43

Pieter Sijmesz Baas

Grootebroek

1st sailmaker

44

Maarten Claasz

Medemblik

2nd sailmaker

45

Cornelis van der Hoek

Haarlem

1st cooper

46

Ari Gerritsz

Alkmaar

2nd cooper

47

Maarten Pietersz

Medemblik

comforter of the sick

48

Ari Danielsz de Geus

Alkmaar

trumpeter

49

Jan Petsz

Amsterdam

house-steward

50

Albert Prins

Alkmaar

drummer

51

Jan Borgers

?

ship corporal

52

Weijert Jacobsz Groen

Medemblik

provost

53

Casper Meeuwszen

Alkmaar

trainee

54

Jan Doen

Hoorn

trainee

55

Claas Sloot

Enkhuizen

trainee

56

Dirk Clok

Alkmaar

trainee

57

Francois van Wesel

Alkmaar

commander of the soldiers

58

Errenst Slemp

Alkmaar

sailor

59

Jacob Jansz Duijnbeek

Den Hoef

ship’s baker

60

Claas Hendriksz

Alkmaar

sailor

61

Dirk Fransz

Alkmaar

sailor

62

Gerrit Groen

Alkmaar

sailor

63

Adam Pietersz

Alkmaar

sailor

64

Jacob Cornelisz

Alkmaar

sailor

65

Pieter Dirksz Coopal

Alkmaar

sailor

66

Jacob Evertsz

Alkmaar

sailor

67

Andries de Vries

Alkmaar

sailor

68

Willem Coopal

Alkmaar

sailor

69

Jan Jansz Spruijt

Amsterdam

sailor

70

Coenraat Hendriksz Leuvenkamp

Lemförde

sailor

71

Dominicus van Warneskerke

Utrecht

sailor

72

Frans Willemsz

Rotterdam

sailor

73

Fransoois Arno  

Amsterdam

sailor

74

Louris Jacobsz van Duijn

Alkmaar

sailor

75

Frans Hendriksz Hage

Alkmaar

sailor

76

Jan Sijmesz

Heusden

sailor

78

Stoffel Pietersz

Hoogeberg

sailor

79

Pieter Pietersz Croon

Amsterdam

sailor

80

Jan Pietersz Stoel

Hoorn

sailor

81

Johannes Dirksz

Leeuwarden

sailor

82

Teede Harmes

Bolsward

sailor

83

Jan Cornelisz de Jong

Alkmaar

sailor

84

Jan Blom

Alkmaar

sailor

85

Jan Gerritsz

Alkmaar

sailor

86

Jilles Jansz

Alkmaar

sailor

87

Jan Maartijn  

Enkhuizen

sailor

88

Claas Jacobz Toorn

Hoorn

sailor

89

Huijbert Jansz Schermer

?

sailor

90

Jan Michielsz Pilander

Alkmaar

sailor

91

Daniel Jager

Hoorn

sailor

92

Jacob Tomasz

Alkmaar

sailor

93

Tijs Arensz

Medemblik

sailor

94

Johannes Berends

Groningen

sailor

95

Jacob Claasz

Alkmaar

sailor

96

Sijbet Cornelisz

Alkmaar

sailor

97

Pieter Gerritsz Blama

Haarlem

sailor

98

Pieter Groot

Kiel

sailor

99

Albert Jansz

Leeuwarden

sailor

100

Claas Jansz

Hoorn

sailor

101

Jan Claasz Koning

Alkmaar

sailor

102

Gerrit Jansz Vrijbuijs

Alkmaar

sailor

103

Gerrit Jansz

Alkmaar

sailor

104

Jan ter Steegh

Munsterland

sailor

105

David Hudsz

?

sailor

106

Jacob Adamsz

Alkmaar

sailor

107

Jan Kruijsman

Rheinberg

sailor

108

Gijsbert Hendriksz

Alkmaar

sailor

109

Wiebe Jacobsz

Harlingen

sailor

110

Pieter Jurriaansz

Harlingen

sailor

111

Sijbout Gerritsz

Harlingen

sailor

112

Dirk Sijmesz van der Molen

Medemblik

sailor

113

Aldert Kist

Medemblik

sailor

114

Jan Stek

Medemblik

sailor

115

Tomas Dirksz

Medemblik

sailor

116

Jan de Kat

Medemblik

sailor

117

Meijndert Bakker

Medemblik

sailor

118

Johannes Antonisz

Medemblik

sailor

119

Tomas Pietersz

Medemblik

sailor

120

Claas Michielsz

Medemblik

sailor

121

Jan Kriekeboom

Medemblik

sailor

122

Maarten IJvesz

Medemblik

sailor

123

Pieter Sijmesz Koster

Medemblik

sailor

124

Daniel Louwrisz

Alkmaar

sailor

125

Aris Cornelisz Bos

Alkmaar

sailor

126

Johannes van der Hem

Amsterdam

sailor

127

Willem Arentsz

Kampen

sailor

128

Sijme Maartensz

Bolsward

sailor

129

Dirk Lodewijksz Abrahamij

?

sailor

130

Hans Johannes

Bolsward

sailor

131

Gijsbert Maartensz

Bolsward

sailor

132

Douwe Hendriksz

Bolsward

sailor

133

Gerrit Sordt

Bolsward

sailor

134

Philippus Cobes

Bolsward

sailor

135

Wobbe Benedictus

Franeker

sailor

136

Reijnder Douwes

Bolsward

sailor

137

Jacob Gijsen

Toggenburg

sailor

138

Anne Gerritsz

Franeker

sailor

139

Albert Werniksz

Enkhuizen

sailor

140

Jan Jansz Haanekraaij

Enkhuizen

sailor

141

Jacob Pietersz Portier

Enkhuizen

sailor

142

Harmen Roosendaal

Amsterdam

sailor

143

Sijme Jurriaansz

Enkhuizen

sailor

144

Arent Pietersz

Franeker

sailor

145

Coert Louwerisz

Skærbæk

sailor

146

Jan Cornelisz

Grådyb

sailor

147

Jan Cornelisz Kleijn

Grådyb

sailor

148

Jan Roelofsz

Grådyb

sailor

149

Cornelis Roelofsz

Grådyb

sailor

150

Christiaen Eversz

Harpstedt

sailor

151

Claas Molon

Franeker

sailor

152

Jan Jansz

Bolsward

sailor

153

Cornelis Lambertsz

Groningerland

sailor

154

Jan Bordees

Emden

sailor

155

Maarten Siebrantsz

Franeker

sailor

156

Jan van Damme

Alkmaar

sailor

157

Jan Hermensz

Sneek

sailor

158

Dirk Rutte

Weert

sailor

159

Cornelis Florisz

Alkmaar

sailor

160

Claas Miesz

Alkmaar

sailor

161

Jacob Fransoois

Franeker

sailor

162

Jurriaen Hansjes

Franeker

sailor

163

Floris Dirksz

Purmerend

sailor

164

Frans Josephsz

Amersfoort

sailor

165

Sjaak Douveijn

Saint Valéry en Caux

sailor

166

Jelle Hendriks

Franeker

sailor

167

Arie Pietersz

Medemblik

sailor

168

Michiel Basenaar

Aalbeke

sailor

169

Heere Harmesz

Bolsward

sailor

170

Jan Gou

Wieringen

sailor

171

Cornelis Baukes

Franeker

sailor

172

Jan Harmesz

Franeker

sailor

173

Dirk Cornelisz

Alkmaar

sailor

174

Dirk Bruddes

Sneek

sailor

175

Jan Jansz

Sneek

sailor

176

Barent Leenders

Sneek

sailor

177

Jelte Johannes

Harlingen

sailor

178

Reijnder Ottesz

Sneek

sailor

179

Foeke Claas

Sneek

sailor

180

Evert Reijers

Sneek

sailor

181

Wiebe Eelkens van der Werf

Sneek

sailor

182

Sicke Louwes Rensma

Sneek

sailor

183

Jan Cornelisz van der Pruijm

Sneek

sailor

184

Albert Mertensz uit de Weij

Sneek

sailor

185

Harmen Tjeers

Sneek

sailor

186

Jurriaen Steffesz

Sneek

sailor

187

Gooie Pietersz

Sneek

sailor

188

Jan Gerritsz

Harlingen

sailor

189

Jacob Pets

Amsterdam

ship’s boy

190

Cornelis Jansz Spijker

Alkmaar

ship’s boy

191

Arie Pietersz Hak

Schermerhorn

ship’s boy

192

Jan Gijsbertsz

Alkmaar

ship’s boy

193

Claas Gerritsz Coster

Alkmaar

ship’s boy

194

Cornelis Jansz

Alkmaar

ship’s boy

195

Cobus Jacobsz van Assouw

Alkmaar

ship’s boy

196

Jan Evertsz

Alkmaar

ship’s boy

197

Gerrit Claasz Voogt

Medemblik

ship’s boy

198

Arien de Boer

Medemblik

ship’s boy

199

Hendrik Albertsz

Medemblik

ship’s boy

200

Pieter Dirksz Mol

Medemblik

ship’s boy

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