Jan Gerrits Onkruijt, on October 26, 1740 in the service of the Dutch East India Company

  • Departure
  • 1740
  • 1741
  • Wednesday, February 8
    105 days after departure
    Arrival of the ship Woitkensdorp on the Cape
  • Tuesday, February 28
    20 days after arrival at the Cape
    Departure of the ship Woitkensdorp of the Cape
  • Thursday, June 29
    121 days after departure from the Cape, 246 days after departure from the Netherlands
    Arrival of the ship Woitkensdorp in Batavia
  • Return
  • Tuesday, November 7
    131 days after arrival in Batavia
    Departure of the ship Amsterdam with chamber Amsterdam from Batavia
  • 1742
  • Thursday, January 25
    79 days after departure from Batavia
    Arrival of the ship Amsterdam on the Cape
  • Thursday, March 15
    49 days after arrival at the Cape
    Departure of the ship Amsterdam from the Cape destined for the Netherlands


Month certificate: No / Debenture: No


The 22 passengers aboard the AMSTERDAM included admi-raal Adriaan Valkenier with 5 servants and 13 lijfschutten (bodyguards). At the Cape this former Gouverneur-Generaal was arrested; he was accused by the future G.-G. Van Imhoff of being responsible for

Source citation

Nationaal Archief (Netherlands), Dutch East India Company, archive 1.04.02, inventory number 12985, folio 15

VOC - voyagers, this index was developed through a joint initiative of the archives of Delft and Rotterdam, Zeeuws archief, Westfries Archief (Hoorn and Enkhuizen) and the departments of history from the Universities of Leiden and Ghent.

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