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AMSTERDAM NOTARIAL DEEDS PERTAINING TO THE PORTUGUESE JEWS IN AMSTERDAM UP
TO 1639
Author(s): E. M. Koen
Source: Studia Rosenthaliana, Vol. 1, No. 2 (JULY 1967), pp. 110-122
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AMSTERDAM
DEEDS
NOTARIAL
TO
THE
PORTUGUESE
AMSTERDAM
UP
PERTAINING
JEWS
TO
IN
1639
(second instalment)
*
Fredricxsen
GarciaPimentel
andskipperFredrick
contract
between
Nr.7 - Freight
ofEnkhuizen.
1596,July22.
Not.JanFransz.
Not.Arch.
Bruyningh.
74y
fol.218-220v.,
Mentioned
, no.463.
byIJzerman
merchantof Amsterdam,and
Freight contractbetween Garcia Pimentel(Pumentel)1,2,
ofEnkhuizen(Enchuysen),
Fredricxsen
Fredrick
skipperoftheship"SintPieter",approximately
150tons,(75last8)witha crewof20 handsand 2 boys,and armedwith,interalia, 10 ironpieces
windtheskipperis to sail fromtheberthin Zeeland
and 6 stoneguns.Withthefirstfavourable
to nearHamburg,wheretheStör(Steur)flowsintotheElbe,and therehe is to shipwithinfour
Thereafter
he is to sail aroundEngland
supercargo.
daysthecasesindicatedby themerchant's
in Barbary,wheretheshipis to stayat anchorfor70 daysin orderto discharge
to Capo Ghir,4
whether
is to determine
and to takeon a cargoofup to 120 barrels.The supercargo
its freight
storagespace is to be utilisedor not. FromBarbarythe shipis to proceedto
any remaining
Leghorn,(Li[v]orne)whereit is to be mooredfor40 days to dischargeits cargoand take on
to Safi
This cargois to be transported
alumand othermerchandise.
marble('marmelsteen'),
shallhave therightofretaining
therewithin15 days.The charterer
in Barbaryand discharged
witha cargo,provided
it to Holland,Zeelandorelsewhere
theshipinhisserviceand ofdirecting
fromCapo Ghir.In thatcase an
is givenofsuch3 or 4 dayspriorto its departure
notification
areto be paid
incurred
is to be drawnup bythetwoparties.Anydayson demurrage
agreement
rateperbarrelofmerchandise
Thefreight
toa ratetobe decideduponbyad hocarbiters.
according
at Leghornis to be 22 due. of11 Spanishreals6apiecein specie,plusthecustomary
discharged
• Thisresearch
forpure
ofZ.W.O.(Netherlands
assistance
is madepossible
work
Organisation
bythefinancial
:
members
ofthefollowing
ofa committee
thesupervision
outunder
andiscarried
scientific
composed
research)
andDrs.W.Ch.
Dr.L. Fuks,Dr.S. Hart,Dr.M.deJong
Prof.
Mr.Dr.J.A.vanPraag,
Prof.
J.S. Révah,
is: Mrs.A.M.deBruin-Cousins.
Translatress
Pieterse.
1 To achieve
arewritten
inmodern
names
inthecalendars
theChristian
wherever
possible
uniformity,
greater
ofa Portuguese
Ifthesignature
brackets
after
thename.
within
inthetextareusually
Variations
given
spelling.
in-es
surnames
andSpanish
ina note.ThePortuguese
thisismentioned
thedeeds,
from
ending
Jewisknown
inthetexts.
areusedindiscriminately
sincebothendings
with
arewritten
and-ezrespectively
-es,
1 Garcia
Pimintel.
: Garcia
Pimentel.
Signs
• Last.1last= 2 ton;
= 2032kg.(SeeFrederic
and
medieval
C.Lane,Tonnages,
1last= ± 4480Eng.pounds
=
Sec.Ser.,Vol.XVII,1964,p. 225);1 last= 2 barrels
TheEconomic
(vaten)
Review,
History
modern,
=
=
=
=
= 4 casks(booten) 6 tierces
figs 45
4 pipes(pijpen)
(kwartelen)40 "koppel"
(tertia) 8 quarters
sept.9,N.A.97,fol.144).
juli27,N.A.98,fol.126;1604,
(Seeno.12,and1604,
(kwintalen).
quintals
4 Literally:
theSpanish
of"playa",
is probably
a corruption
Theword"playe"
"deplayevanCapode Geer".
word
forshore.
= 3carolus
• Ducats
: 1due.ofLeghorn
deeds
occur
intheAmsterdam
ofexchange
rates
andReals.Thefollowing
atAmsterdam
totherateofexchange
75,fol.91v and
(8 Oct.and2 Nov.1596,Not.Arch.
according
guilders
23and26August
1606,
Not.Arch.
Exchange
(24April,
92,fol.197),idemattheAmsterdam
1602,
134;25June
1603
on21March
thereckoning
atVenice
N.A.104,fol.68,N.A.105,fol.3,N.A.103,fol.157v).Forpayment
on
or
La
for
at
Viareggio Spezia 24
Leghorn,
perducat, paymentGenoa,
(N.A.91fol.215v) was50stuivers
on
atAmsterdam
at47st.perreal,N.A.104,fol.68),forpayment
ofeight
inpieces
160658st.(payable
April
varies
toAmsterdam
Lisbon
rateoftheducatfrom
1606(N.A.104,fol.221v)55st.Theexchange
29August
N.A.33,fol.132),119gr.(13March
between
102gr.(29Sept.1597,
1610,N.A.119,fol.86).A ducatcontains
400 réis(20 October
equalsthatoftheducat.Therateof
1597,N.A.52,fol.90).Thevalueofthecrusado
N.A.76,fol.5),116fgr.(3July
105gr.(26October
between
varies
toAmsterdam
Lisbon
from
1596,
exchange
and22April1610,N.A.119,fol.91v,N.A.120,fol.51v.).
1610,N.A.119,fol.220v),119$gr.(19February
is
on29August
1605 47st.perpiece(N.A.101,fol.
atAmsterdam
ofeight
rateofSpanish
Theexchange
pieces
coinsis as
= 8reals,
rateoftheDutch
1real= about5st.,2 gr.).Theexchange
therefore
69v;a pieceofeight
= 240groats
= 20shillings
at 12groats
* 6 (carolus)
;
Flemish
apiece)
1pound
follows:
(or20shillings
guilders
110
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Halfofthissumis to be paid at Leghornand theother
fordamageand pilotage.®
compensation
halfat Amsterdam,
has beensentof thedischargeof theship's
twomonthsafternotification
freightat Safi.In addition,beforehe setsout theskipperis to receivea flagworth8 Flemish
worth6 p. Flem. The weightis to be determined
as follows:
poundsand a pieceofbroadcloth
4 wholecases or 8 halfcases or 4 hogsheadsor 2 pipesor 3 tiercesfor2250 poundsinweight.
One passengertravelling
on behalfof the merchantis to have his passageand foodfree.No
otherpassengers,
on boardwithouttheconsentofthecharterer
goodsor lettersare permitted
or hissupercargo.
Nr.8 - PowerofAttorney
Grisons
granted
byManuelRodriguesVegato Nicolaesand Jeronimo
in DanzigtodemandofHans de Verne,resident
there
, payment
fora consignment
ofwoodsoldby
toDe Verneand Hans Staes.
RodriguesVegaofAmsterdam
1596,September18.
Not.Arch.,
Not.JanFransz.
75,fol.45-46,
Bruyningh.
ManuelRodriguesVega,7merchantat presentresidingin Amsterdam,
deposesthat in April
1596 he sold and delivereda consignment
of woad8to Hans Staes and Hans de Vernefora
sumof616p. Flem.,13 sh.and4 gr.,whichsumwas to be paid after22 Aprilin4 terms,namely
one-fourth
as principalforthepurchase
everyfourmonths.Each ofthebuyerspledgedhimself
amountas appearsfromtheledgerofthedeponent,
althoughonlyHans Staessignedthebond,
sinceDe Vernehad leftforDanzig withoutinforming
the party.In viewof the factthatthe
firstinstalmentis overdueand Staes cannotmeet his obligationsbecause of bankruptcy,
Nicolaesand Jeronimo
of Danzig,to claimthe
Grisons,merchants
RodriguesVega authorises
purchaseamountfromHans de Vernein or out ofcourt.
Nr.g - Powerofattorney
Grisonstodemand
granted
byRodriguesVegatoNicolaesandJeronimo
twoglass(bottles)
ofthewidowofHans vanStrepen
ofcivet*
1596,September18.
Not.Arch.
Not.JanFransz.
.
75,fol.46-46v.,
Bruyningh
Published
inpartbyPrins,
p. 47,no.1.
ManuelRodriguesVega, (journeyman)
at presentresiding
in Amsterdam,
authorises
merchant,
Nicolaesand Jeronimo
Grisonsof Danzig to receivefromthe widowof Hans van Strepen10
twoglassbottlescontaining
23 ounce(ons)11ofcivetor theproceedsthereof.
The civet
roughly
had beensentto Danzigby RodriguesVega in orderto be soldthereon hisbehalf.
Nr.io - Powerof attorney
granted
byManuelRodriguesVegato EmanuelRodrigues
Espinosa
ofNantestoclaimthereturn
ofa cargooftextile
goodsseizedin Spain.
1596,December16.
Not.Arch.
76,fol.3-4, Not.JanFransz.
Bruyningh.
Published
infullbyVazDias,Spinoza,
byZwarts,
p. 5; mentioned
p. 151è
ManuelRodriguesVega, merchant
of the Portuguesenation,beingat presentin Amsterdam,
= 40groats
= 1 (carolus)
= 20stuivers
1 poundHolland
= 3 carolus
guilder
; 1 goldguilder
guilders.
(Information
supplied
byDr.S. Hart).
Theabovementioned
«
coinswillhenceforth
be abbreviated
as follows:
Vlaams
p.Flem. pond
(pound
sh.«
Flemish);
gld.= carolusguilder;
g.gld.= goldguilder;
p. Holl.= poundHolland;
gr.= groat;
==stuiver;
= ducat.
st.
due.
shilling;
• Sinceitiscustomary
thatthecharterer
andpilotage,
nofurther
ofthiswill
mention
paysthecostsofdamage
bemadeinthecalendars.
7 Manuel
"Manuel
Roiz
or
Rodrigues
Vega.Signs:
Vega" in full"Manuel
Rodrigues
Vega".In thetextsthe
Christian
nameis written
both"Manuel"
and"Emanuel".
• Woad:A bluedyemadefrom
thewoadplant.
Thebestquality
camefrom
SantaMaria,
thelargest
quantity
from
SâoMiguel
seeF. Mauro,
Le Portugal
etl'Atlantique
au XVIIesiècle(1570-1670),
étude
écono(Açores;
éd.
Ecole
des
hautes
1960
mique;
études,
Paris,
pratique
373).
p.
• Civet.
Perfume
andmedicament
from
theanalglands
ofthecivet.
obtained
SeePrins,
passim.
10Sic.Prins
ForHansvanStrepen
ofDanzig
seealsothedeedof1596,March
gives"HansvanStrep".
11,Not.
Arch.
49,fol.67,Not.Lieven
Heylinc.
11Ounce,
=
=
an
ounce
12
1
ounces
vanallebinnenProbably imperial
0,031kg;
Troy
pound
(seeStaringslijst
enbuitenlandsche
enmunten,
second
nodate).
maten,
gewichten
enlarged
edition,
Schoonhoven,
in
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EmanuelRodriguesEspinosa(Spinosa)ofNantesto reclaima cargooftextilegoods
authorises
to Viana do Casteloin theship"De Hoop", about140 tons,skipperJan
that was transported
Kutten.Thisshipwas seizedby theSpanishsoldiersat Blauet12and takenintoport.The cargo
consistedofbales of baize 54, 60, 68, 80 and 100 "draet",18
5 piecesof Haarlemcloth,a chest
8 buffalohidesand 2 bales containing
132 piecesof shot of the customarysort
containing
14and belongedto thefollowing:
ManuelRodriguesVega,GabrielFernandes,his
(changeant)
in Antwerp,Luis (boys) Fernandes,15
of Antwerp,ManuelPalacios (Palabrother,
residing
Sanchesof Lisbon,Symonď Andradeof Porto,Bartholomeus
chios)of Lisbon,Bartholomeus
Alvares(Alveres)Occorido,Portuguesemerchant.
and PieterJan Mieusz.c.s. thattheshareofthelatter
Nr.Ii - Affidavit
in the
ofGarciaPimentel
insuranceof a cargoof merchandise
forthevoyagefromBarbaryto Leghornhas been
transport
cancelled.
1597,January7.
Not.jan Fransz.
. 76,fol.38-38v,
Not.Arch
Bruyningh.
Garcia
Beforethe notarypublicappeared
Pimentel,partyof the one part,and Pieter Jan
Mieusz.,Claes Gerbrantsz.(Garbrantsz.),
Jan Gerbrantsz.(Garbrantsz.)and Jan Coenens,
theinsurancepolicy
partiesoftheotherpart.Each ofthelattersigned,on behalfofPimentel,
whichJehande Marchena,residingin Morocco,or someoneelse put on
coveringmerchandise
18
ieť' or "SinteMargrieta
BonnaVentura",
boardtheship(galleonorsetia) called"Sinte Margar
or someoneelse was to serveas captainon the voyage
on whichPierreBarbireof Siforne17
fromLarache,fromCapo Ghiroranotherportin Barbary,to Leghorn.Bothpartiesreleaseeach
ofthepolicybyMieusz.c.s. to be nullandvoid.
anddeclarethesigning
otheroftheirobligations
Sincethepolicyis also signedby others,it remainsvalid.
between
Gonsaloď AlmeidaofFaro and skipperJacobJacobsz.ofHeencontract
Nr.12 - Freight
vliet
.18
1597,January15.
Fransz.
Not.
.
Not.Arch.
Bruyningh.
76,fol42v-43v, Jan
Mentioned
no.497.
byIJzerman
ons Heerenende
In den naemeons HeerenAmen.In den jaere van der geboortendesselffs
SalichmaeckersJhesu Christi duysent vijffhondertsevenentnegentich
opten vijfthienden
voormij,Jan FranssenBruyningh...[etc.]d'eersaemeGonsaloDalcompareerden
Januarius
ter eenreende JacobJacobsz,van Heemvliet,
medovan Phaaro in Portugaelals bevrachter
naeStGodtvan zijneùschepegenamptdie „Roode Leuw",grootomtrent
endemeester
Schipper
11Blauet.Formerly
inBrittany.
oftheBlavetriver
After
thetown
was
at themouth
a coastal
townsituated
IVbytheCatholic
II senta Spanish
oftheProtestant
from
thesupporters
League,
Philip
KingHenry
captured
in1598.
itremained
in1590,
where
ofBrittany
fleet
tothewaters
uptothePeaceofVerdun
13Draet.Thisprobably
as unitsand
sections
ofthewarpconsidered
ofportees
tothenumber
refers
(gangen),
of24threads
: thetotalnumber
ofwarpthreads
consists
In thiscasea portee
of40threads.
usually
composed
=
sealofquality
of1598:
SeealsotheLeyden
is madeupof54 x 24 1296threads.
ina pieceof54"draet"
De 54e:1296draetten"
De 60e:1440draetten.
: de68e: 1632draetten.
in4 scheeren.
I. Debaeyen
"DeJioochde
in
The
The
54th:
the
68th:
60th:
1440.
I
the
baizes:
1632.
of
the
1296).(Included N. W.
warp.
(Thelength
TheHague,1912,R. P.G.no.18
vandeLeidsche
totdegeschiedenis
Bronnen
textielnijverheid,
Posthumus,
seePosthumus,
De geschiedenis
vandeLeidsche
lakenno.324,§ 18.Fortheexplanation
Vol.Ill (1574-1610),
= stretching
ofthewarp
onthebeam.
thethreads
TheHague1939,
Vol.II, p.385).Scheren
industrie,
= shot.Inthetext:"cansianten".
ИChangeant
aregiven
Thevariants
byHermann
"casiant,
cassiant,
cagiant"
zurZeitihrer
höchsten
imMittelmeergebiet
Die Niederländer
Berlin,
1909,p. 285,
Machtstellung,
Wätjen,
van
van
de
keuren
Bronnen..
note2. SeealsoPosthumus,
op4 reeden
.,III, no.271,§ 7: "Eerste
veruieuwinge
is
eachofwhich
width
arementioned*
... indenjare1602".Herefoursortsofvarying
cangeanten
Leytsche
or"weerschijnen"
Thewarpofshotwasòf
intofivesortsandthe"coleuren"
further
-subdivided
(colours).
'
woolorcamel
hair.
Turkish
angora
¿•worsted,
11
March
ofManuel
Father
LuisFernandes.
62,
14,Not.Arch.
alia,thedeedof1611,
Rodrigues
Vega.See,inter
Not.DavidMostart.
fol.227v,
^ Setia.Originally
ofthe9thcentury.
Itwasvery
andfastandwasdriven
áiiAsianwarship
byoars.In the
light
e Brasileira).
3 masts
theshipwasgiven
16thcentury
Portuguesa
Enciclopedia
(SeeGrande
17Siforne.
is
town
intended.
is
clear
which
-It not
18Heenvliet.
inthenorth-east
oftheisland
inSouth
Voorne.
Holland,
Municipality
112
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die voorsz.comparanten,
als zij verclaren
lasten,teranderesijden,verclarende
vijffenveertich
van den voorn.schepemettenandereninnegebij desen,seeckerecontractvan bevrachtinge
te hebbenin derformeendemanieren
hierпае beschreven.
Те wetendatdie
gaenendegemaeckt
voorn.schippergehoudensal wesenzijn voorsz.schipmettenaldereerstengereette leveren,
'Twelck gedaen
dicht,wel gecalefaetende voorsienvan alle toebehorende
nootlijcheyden.
wesendesal die voorn.schippermettetselve zijn schipende metteneerstenbequamenwindt
die Godt alsdan verlenensal, mitsgaderssoodanigewarenende coopmanschappen
als den
in denvoorsz.schepeinnete schepenendete laeden,
bevrachtervoorn.believensal middelertijt
van desenlandeäffseylenendeloopenrechtdoornaerAllegarbain de Condaetendedenvoorn,
bevrachteialdaerte willeleggendentijtvan vijffweeckennaerzijnarrivement,
binnenwelcke
doorzijn commisdie voorsz.goederensal doen lossenende
voorsz.tijt die voorn.bevrachter
affladen
't voorsz.schipwederom
endevolleschepenmetwarenendecoopmanschappen
t'zijnen
tottevolleende bequaemeladingetoe. Daermededie voorn.schipperalsdan in aider
gelieven
metgodtlijcken
diligentie
hulpeseylenende kerensal naer deservoorsz.stedevan Amstelreendedie voorsz.goederen
aldaergetrouwelijk
lossen
damme,plaetssevan zijnrechteontladinge,
aen de voorn.bevrachter
oftzijn commis,die welckealsdan eerstschuldich
ende uutleveren
ende gehoudensal wesenden voorn.schipper,пае gedaenegoede leveringevan de voorsz.
van den
goederen,voor zijn verdiendevrachtete betaelenvan yder last goets,tot proffijte
voorn.bevrachter
diesommevan achtenveertich
karolusguldensendevijffstuyvers
uutgelevert,
tot veertichgrooten't stuck,goetgangbaergelt,mitsgaders
haverijeende pilotageпае contweevatenvoor't last,itemtweepijpen,tweebooten,drye
stuymevan derzee. Te reeckenen
twintich
tertias,vierquartelen,
coppelvijgen,tweentwintich
quintaelendeeenhalffvoor't vat.
пае usantieendeconstuyme
Ende voortsvan anderecoopmanschappen
van coopluydenende
Verbindende
elcx anderenvoor"tgenevoorsz.staet,haerrespective
ende
schippers.
persoonen
endespecialycken
die voorn.coopman
goederen
presentendetoecommende
egeneuutgesondert
endedie schipperzijnschip,vrachtendegereetschap
zijningeladencoopmanschappen
vandien,
submitterende
die selve tot bedwanckvan allen rechteren
ende rechtensonderarch of list.
hiervante hebbenacten,eenoftmeer,indebitaforma.
Ende versochten
Gedaen
zij comparanten
binnender voorsz.stedeten huysemijnsnotaryterpresentievan Jacobvan Tongerloende
Gerardtvan derLaen, getuygen
hiertoeversocht.
(FreightcontractbetweenGonsaloď AlmeidaofFaro and JacobJacobsz.ofHeenvliet,skipper
of theship„De Roode Le[e]uw",capacityabout 90 tons.The merchant
is to freight
theship
withmerchandise
at his owndiscretion.
The skipperis to sail withthesameto Algarve,where
themerchant's
is to have thegoodsunshipped
withina lay-time
offiveweeksand a
supercargo
fullcargoofothergoodsput aboard.The shipis thento returnto Amsterdam
withthelatter.
Thefreight
rateforgoodsdeliveredin Amsterdam
is to be 48 gld.and 5 st. perlast,reckoning
2 barrelsper last, and 2 pipesor 2 casks or 3 tiercesor 4 quartersor 20 „koppel"of figsor
22J quintalsperbarrel.)
Nr.13 - Protestfornon-acceptance
servedon PieterBornonin thenameof
ofa billofexchange
ManuelRodrigues
Vega.
1597,March15.20
Not.Arch.
Not.JanFransz.
76,fol.144v-146ì
Bruyningh.
At the requestof ManuelRodriguesVega, merchantof Amsterdam,
the notarypublicwent
withthewitnesses
to theresidence
ofPieterBornon(also: Bournon)and requestedthelatterto
honourthefollowing
billofexchange:
Eersamendiscreten
sr. PieterBornontot Amsterdam.
Den 2denmeertein Middelborch.
1597,
£.404vis.
aen sr. ManuelRodriguesVega vierOp usancebetaeltbij desenmijneneerstenwisselbrieff
19Allegarba
indeCondaet,
In theatlases
ofthisperiod,
the"Condado"
is theregion
ontheAlgarve,
bordering
located
between
therivers
andGuadalquivir
inpresent-day
Guadiana
Andalusia.
(SeeLucasJansz.
Waghenaer,
derZeevaerdt,
withintrod.
Spieghel
Leyden
1584-1585;
1964;andTheatrum
byR.A.Skelton,
Amsterdam,
orbis
terrarum
siveatlasnovus,
Guil.etIoannis
other
Blaev,Amsterdam,
1639-1654).
Here,asinmany
deeds,
theAlgarve
is taken
tobepartoftheCondado.
Thefullnameis: "Condado
de Niebla",
of
however,
county
aoNiebla.
March
Not.JanFransz.
1597,
8,Not.Arch.
76,fol.140v-141,
Bruyningh.
Hendrick
de Hase,factor
inAmsterdam
ofthePortuguese
Godines
inAntwerp,
nation
ofFrancisco
conveys
tothelatter
to
a
of
the
Court
of
a liquidbondworth
1589.2. 3 p. Flem.forthe
pursuant judgment
Holland,
which
Godines
toJacobBruyns
and
Adriaen
delivered
van
der
all
pepper
Jan
Groenewegen
Smalingh,
Goes,
three
ofwhom
havebecome
insolvent
inthemeantime.
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als
hondertvierponderivlaems.De weerdevan sr. LaureysBackx.21Steltse op reckeninge
U geadviseert
wordt.Onderteeckent:
Jaspervan Nispen
on 2 March1597. Good for404 p. Flem.,to be
(Bill,firstof exchange,drawnat Middelburg
paid at usunceto ManuelRodriguesVega. The value receivedfromLaurensBaeck,21drawn
by Jaspervan Nispenand addressedto PieterBornon.)
forhimto acceptthebill at thistime,becausehe first
Bornonstatesthatit is notconvenient
wantsJasperand Balthasarvan Nispento convertintomoneyon his advicethe goodsthey
and Zeeland.The notarypublicprotestson the groundsof nonhave in hand in Amsterdam
acceptance.
Nr.14 - Affidavit
ofBalthasarvanNispenandJoostBrestmadeon behalfofManuelRodrigues
.
atthesaleofa consignment
their
ofwoodtoHans StaesandHans de Verne
Vegaconcerning
presence
22
28.
1597,April
Not.JanFransx.
Not.Arch.
Bruyningh.
76,fol.221-222,
Balthasarvan Nispen,merchant,
aged about 28 years,and JoostBrest,broker,aged about
inAmsterdam,
52 years,bothresiding
Vega,merchant
deposeat therequestofManuelRodrigues
woad
ofAmsterdam,
thatin theirpresencein April1596thelattersold200 balesofPortuguese
and Hans de Verneforthepriceof18 gld.10 st. perbale.
to Hans Staes (Staets)28
Melo
madeon behalfofAntonioRodrigues
Nr.15 - Protest
ofa billofexchange
fornon-payment
theYounger(deJonge).
againstHärmenRodenburch
1597,April30.
Not.JanFransz.
Not.Arch
. 76,fol.223-224,
Bruyningh.
of Amsterdam,
thenotarypublicwent
Át therequestof AntonioRodriguesMelo,26merchant
the Younger(de Jonge)and rewiththe witnessesto the residenceof HarmenRodenburch
:
billofexchange
on thefollowing
questedhimto pay theamountoutstanding
Jhesus.En Lixbona,a los 14 de janero1597,1250realesde ocho.
No aviendopago parla primeray segunda,pagala v.m.apor esta terceraen quatorzedel mes
de abril prosimomil dusentosy sinquentarealesde ocho a Panciscode Payna2®о Antonio
RodriguesMelo y en ausenciaa Hans de Laet Aerts.Valor recividosde Fanciscode Payna y
a Pagala.Should
be: pagara.
11Laurens
Economisch-Historisch
derV.O.C.,
vandekamer
Zeeland
Baeck.W.S. Unger
Vingsregister
(Inschrij
oftheEast India
ofthéZeeland
Chamber
Lourens
Vol.XXIV(1950))mentions
Back,director
Jaarboek,
whorepeatedly
Baeck(also:Back,Backe),
as Laurens
thesameperson
Thisis probably
Joosten
Company.
anddiedin
tothewestofAntwerp,
in thedeeds.He wasbornin 1570inStekenen,
occursas underwriter
andalso
intheKeizerstraat
inAmsterdam
intheLastage
inNovember
1642.He wasa merchant
Amsterdam
folio
3
BankofExchange
withtheAmsterdam
In 1630hisaccount
comprised pages.Onthe
sugar refiner.
of
a
estimated
to
for
500
and
thus
1631
he
was
taxed
in
ofthe200th
occasion
possesscapital 100,000
gld,
penny
oftheEastIndiaCompany.
Chamber
in theAmsterdam
1200gld.as shareholder
gld.In 1602heinvested
Oost-Indische
Amsterdam
der
van
de
kamer
oudste
Het
Van
Compagnie,
aandeelhoudersregister
(See Dillen,
TheHague,
1958,
p. 206).
ÉIÍ597,
Not.JanFransz,
March
Bruyningh.
76,fol.154-154v,
19,Not.Arch.
from
thattheyreceived
vanderHeyden,
manandwife,
tsz.andJanneken
ofSanderLambrech
Affidavit
andsettlement
oftheestateleftbytheir
Barnert
(orcousin)
nephew
payment
proper
Berwijns
(Barwijns)
Salvador
andFerdinando
thelatter
's brother-in-law
forthatpartofitwhich
Lambert
JanEngelsz.
Geertsz.,
hadin their
ofHamburg
possession.
He
HansStaes.Signs:HansStaes(seedeedof1599,June25,Not.Arch.
Heylinc).
53,fol.405,Not.Lieven
inbillsofexchange.
inthedeedsasbroker
often
appears
u Fortheother
ofManuel
theledger
from
tothedeedis thetextofanextract
seeno.8. Appended
conditions
Vega.
" Rodrigues
Poorterboek
theoathofburgher
on9 Sept.1598.(G.A.A.,
swears
B,
deMelo,
merchant,
Portuguese
Rodrigues
Bank
intheindex
oftheAmsterdam
occurs
ofthe1609ledger
Antonio
deMillo
Exchange
fol.203v).Thename
and
the
earlier
itself
documents
have
The
A-6; ledger
disappeared).
A.W.B.,
" (G.A.A.,
be: de Paiva.
thisshould
De Payna.Probably
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pengacesa mi cuentesъ [Christo]con tedos.cSubsignado:RodrigoRodenborgo.In margine
stont: anno domini21 avril 1597, accepte por Rodenburgh.d'Opschrift
luyt: A Herman
den Jongenen Amsterdam.
Rodenburg
(Bill,thirdofexchange,drawnat Lisbonon 14 January1597.Goodfor1250piecesofeightto
be paidon 14 April1597to Franciscode Payna26orAntonioRodrigues
Melo,or,intheirabsence,
to Hans de Laet Aerts.The valuereceivedfromFranciscode Payna,drawnby RodrigoRodenand acceptedbythelatteron 21 April1597.)
burch,addressedto HermanRodenburch
The notarypublicdemandspaymentof thesumof thebill,amounting
to 1250reals,or, convertedintoHollandmoney,468 p., 15 sh. Flem.,withthe deductionof 99 p., 3 sh. and 4 gr.
whichhave alreadybeenpaid by Rodenburch.
The latterrepliesthathe acceptedthe bill,in
and thathe had respiteofthefactthatit was nottendereduntilafterthe date of maturity
ceivedno instruction
aboutit fromhisson.He providedevidenceofthisto RodriguesMeloby
paying1095gld.,595 of whichwerepaid at once.The remainderplus the interestwas to be
but nowdeclaresthat,althoughhe did
paid later.RodriguesMeloagreedto thisarrangement,
receivethe595 gld.,he no longerwishesto waitfortheremainder
ofthesum.
Nr.16 - Deedofsale ofa cargoofmerchandise
drawnup byManuelRodrigues
Dias
Vega,Alfonso
andPieterSymonsz
on theother
.
., ontheonehandandJanSymonsz.,
1597,August5.
Not.Arch.
Not.Lieven
52,fol.18v-19v,
Heylinc.
Mentioned
byZwarts,
p. 155.
den augusti XVc sevenentnegentich
voor mij Lieven Heylinc,
Op den vijff
compareerden
sr. Emanuel RodriguesVega ende Alfonso
residerende,
openbaernotarist'Amstelredamme
tereenre,endesr. JanSymonsz.,coopmanvan Ville
Dyas endePieterSymonsz.,coopluyden,
ter anderezijden,ende bekendenmetmalcanderen
Nova in Algerbe,27
te wesen
geaccordeert
endetenwedersijden
te hebben'tgenehiernaer
volcht.Te weetenedat die voorn.
gecontraheert
EmanuelRodriguesVega ende PieterSymonsz.ende AlfonsoDyas vercochthebbenan den
voorsz.Jan Symonsz.,die oock bekendtgecochtte hebbenzeckeregoederenoft coopmanschappen,geladenin denschepe,genaempt„SintePieter",waerschipper
op is SymonSyvertsz.
van Enchuisen,daervande specificatie
hiernaervolcht:Eerst vierendertich
stuckenbaeyen
acht 80, negen68, 6 60en ende dry54 draetten),28
sessendertich
(acht honderden,
Leytsche
sessenveertich
stuckenfijnlynen,noch twaelfstuckert
swilkens,29
saeyen,negenentwintich
groff
lynen,negenentachtentich
wageschot,
vierhondertvijffentwintich
pondentin,tweeduysent
die voorsz.goederenendecargasoensesduysentclaphoudtendeeen tonneboter,bedraegende
tweehonderttwee
daervangemaeckt.
guldensendethienpennyngen,
volgendede reckenynghe
Welckvoorsz.cargasoenende coopmanschappen
die voorsz.Jan Symonsz.bekendetot allen
te hebbenendegeladenin den voorsz.schepevan
sijnendanckendecontentemente
ontfangen
SymonSyvertsz.die metzijnenvoorsz.schepeal te hans reedtlichtvoordese stedeAmstelredammeom metteneerstenwindtťseyll te gaen ende te varennaerVilla Nova in Algerbe
tot welcherplaetsedie voorsz.vercoopersden risicovan hieraff
voorschreven,
op de voorsz.
goederensullenloopen,endede voorsz.goederentotVilla Nova in salvo gecomenwesende,sal
die voorsz.JanSymonsz.gehoudenwesendie voorsz.goederente ontfangen
ende aen hemte
daervoren
te betalende sommevan achtduysenteenhondertnemen,endedenvoorsz.vercopers
sessentwintich
tot hondertgrootenden crusaet,beloopen
guldens,de welcke gereeckendt
dryduysenttweehonderten
vijftich crusaetenende honderttsestich
rees,den crusaetvan vierhondert
an coopmanschappen
van vijgenvan de soortenhiernaervolgende,
rees,welverstaende
te weeteneveertichlast vijgen,de helft,zijndetwintich
endeď anderhelftgelycke
last,dodice80
twintich
lastmarchantos,81
detweearoben82
marchantos
tenprijsevan dryehondertvijftich
rees,
b Pengaces...
: pongalos
a micuenta,
с Tedos
: todos.
27VilleNova:
Vila
" Seeno.10,note.Novade Portimão.
*•Swilkens.
a certain
sortofGerman
inGerman
Probably:
swilligen,
which
textile,
perhaps
ticking,
"zwillick",
wasoften
Cf.theextract
theregister
from
ofresolutions
oftheStatesGeneral,
exported.
1599,Dec.16:"De
ende
sullen
in.'t
inkomen
van4 stuck
Duytsche
Fusteyiien,
betalen
anderhalven
Swilligen Boccasijnen
stuyver
endein't uytgaen
eenstuyver"
Placaetboeck
: bijeengebracht
doorMr.Cornelis
1658.
(Groot
Cau,TheHague,
Vol.I, p. 767).
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aroben't last gereeckendt.
endede tweearobenblancostotvierhondert
rees,tothonderttsestich
Welckevoorsz.vijgendie voorn.JanSymonsz.gehoudenzal zijn te laedenin 't voorsz.schip
ende't selffe äffte veerdigen
aleereenighevan daerdryeofte vierdaeghen
van SymonSyvertsz.
zullenwesenvan degenendie met hem in compangniealgindergearriveert
voor vertrocken
sullenwesenofte die in ses dagenvoorhemaldaergeweestsullenzijn,endedeselvevijghenvrij
en librean boordtte leverentot des voorsz.JanSymonsz.oncostenendewelgeconditionneert
die voorsz.veertichlastenvijgentenprijseals bovendryeduysent
leverbaergoet,bedraegende
crusaten,zijndea hondertgrootenelckencrusaet,sevenduysentvijffhondert
guldens,ende de
resterende
rees,bedraegende
crusaeten,honderttsestich
penningen,
zijndetweehondertvijftich
seshondertsessentwintich
guldens,sal die voorsz.Jan Symonsz.an geldtmettevoorsz.vijgen
als die voorsz.
ofte in tonnekens
metvijgensoo de voorsz.schippermeerder
medeoverseynden
veertichlastenvijgenbegeerdete ladenoftin eenigeanderenschepengelijckeden voorsz.Jan
alle 't genevoorsz.
Symonsz.best dunckenzal. Gelovendedie voorsz.pertijencontrahenten
daervooren
ende te volbrengen,
te effectueren
пае te comenendegetrouwelick
respectivelijck
tot bedwanch
harerespective
endegoederenpresentendetoecomende
in verbinden
persoonen
een
enderechteren,
versouckende
vanallerechten
gemaecktte wordenen
bij mijnotarishieraff
in derbesteforme.Dit was aldus gedaenbinnendervoorsz.
oftmeeropenbareinstrumenten
ten dagheende jare als boven,ter presentievan AbrahamLuis ende
stedeAmstelredamme
hiertoeversochtendegebeden.
Lodewijckde Pottereals getuygen
w.g. JanSymens,AfonncoDyas, ManuelRodríguezVega,bij mij PieterSymens.
(ManuelRodriguesVega, AlfonsoDias and PieterSymonsz.depose that theysold to Jan
34 piecesof baize
merchandise:
of Vila Nova de Portimão,the following
Symonsz.,merchant
36 Leydensays, 29 "swilkens"
(8 of100,8 of80,9 of68, 6 of60, 3 of54 portee(draetten)),28
425 poundsof
46 piecesoffinelinen,12 piecesofcoarselinen,89 piecesofwainscot,
(ticking),29
tin,2000piecesofcask-woodand a barrelofbutter.The totalvalue ofthecargois 6,202gld.
10 pennies.JanSymonsz.deposesthathe has receivedthesegoodsand thathe has put them
on board the ship "Sinte Pieter'1,skipperSymonSyvertsz.of Enkhuizen,whichis lyingin
wind.On safearrivalthere,
in Amsterdam
to sail to Portimãowiththefirstfavourable
readiness
JanSymonsz.willbe indebtedfora sumof8,126gld.or 3,250crusados,160réis(at 100 gr.per
cr. and 400 réispercr.). The sea voyagewillbe at theriskofthesellers.For thesumof8.126
20 lastsof „dodice"or white(blancos)
gld. Symonsz.is to deliver40 lasts of figs,specifically
at 350 réisper 2
and 20 lastsof „marchantos"81
at thepriceof400 réisper2 arrobas,82
figs80
160 arrobasperlast. Thesefigsare to be deliveredon boardfreeof charges
arrobas,reckoning
to 626 gld. is
sum amounting
forthetotalsumof 3,000crusadosor 7,500gld.The remaining
to be sentin moneyor in barrelsof figswiththe shipof Syvertsz.,or of someoneelse at the
ofSymonsz.Symonsz.is to sendofftheship3 or 4 days beforethedepartureofthe
discretion
shipswhicharrivedat thesametimeor6 daysearlierthenhisship.)
"
Nr.17 - Abandonment
Vegaofgoodsonboardtheships"N. Sra. de Victoria
byManuelRodrigues
and "N. Sra. da Luz".
1597,November24.88
80Dodice.
werewild
or"dodische
Taal""dodesche"
derNederlandsche
tothe"Woordenboek
vijgen"
According
theprice,
from
as appears
areofa goodquality,
inquestion
thefigs
ofaninferior
however,
Here,
figs
quality.
't
in
Woordenboeck:
"HetGroot
thanthatofthe"marchantos".
whichis higher
gestelt Neder-Duytsch,
doorArnout
Gedrukt
Hexham.
Leers,anno1658)gives:
endeiri4 Engelsch"
Rotterdam,
(doorHendrick
ordry,
ofdried,
= Dry
refer
tothecolour
couldpossibly
"blancos"
Thequalification
"Dodische
vijgen
figgs".
were
dried.
white
were
considered
tobethebestandonlythebestquality
figs
Also,
figs.
figs
" Marchantos.
da comadre",
to quality:
varieties
intothree
"figo
"figo
according
Portuguese
figsaredivided
thesecond
madeto "mercantes",
is undoubtedly
Herereference
chocho".
(seeG.
quality,
mercante",
"figo
occurs
"marchants"
Thefig,itshistory,
andcuring,...,
culture
1901,p. 48).Thespelling
Washington,
Eisen,
on5 May1601.The
andWestFriesland
ofHolland
inthelistofincoming
bytheStates
charges
convoy
passed
3 sh.per
"dodische"
for
the
and
60
of
about
is
sh.
forthe"marchants"
5 perhamper
ponds,
convoy
charges
ofabout30pounds.
Stat.v.Holl,enW.Fr.,1601,
190).
p.
hamper
(See
31Aroben.
= oldSpanish
about11£kilogrammes.
ofweight
measure
Arroba
of25Spanish
pounds,
•• 1597,
Not.JanFransz.
November
Bruyningh.
78,fol.182-183v.,
17,Not.Arch.
of
widow
ofMariaBernaldes
as representative
LindoofAntwerp
between
Alexander
(Barnaldis),
Agreement
of
merchants
denOtter,
andHillebrant
andOlphert
on28May1576,
deceased
atBadAachen
Lindo,
Jeronimo
the
of
theCourt Middelburg
their
suitbefore
areto continue
against
Thetwolast-mentioned
Amsterdam.
ofLuisAlvares
dela Palmeonbehalf
insurers
whosigned
thepolicy
drawn
(Louis
upinthenameofSalvador
seealso
ofAntwerp,
merchant
nation.
ofthePortuguese
merchant
Caldera,
(ForAlvares
Alvarez)
Caldera,
Lieven
March
Not.
fol.
Not.
Arch.
1595,
Heylinc.).
31,
47, 113,
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Not
. Lieven
NouArch.
Heylinc.
52,fol.1Ù6,
Mentioned
byZwarts,
p. 159**
thenotarypublicnotifies
of Amsterdam,
At therequestofManuelRodriguesVega,merchant
Baltazar van Nispen,Jan Stevensz.,Jacquesvan Hanswijck,Jan Veen, GuillaumeBuys,
Dirck
PieterGerritsz.
Delff,Reynierde Loker,Willemvan Campen,Melchiorvan Dortmont,
of the goodstakenon board the
Alewijn,Baltazar Tacotand Daniel Cambier,underwriters
India to
ships"N. Sra. de Victoria"and "N. Sra. da Luz" comingfromCochin(Coxien)inMelchior
Lisbon,thathe abandonsthesegoodsand requestspaymentof the amountinsured,
he insuredthemiftheshipswereill
van Dortmont
deposesthat,to thebestofhis knowledge,
thefleetthatis due to put intoportand that,ifthisrefersto thepreviousfleet»he does not
considerhimself
obligedto pay.
Nr.18" - Abandonment
by AlfonsoDias and PieterSymonsz.of goodson boardtheship"SiiШ
Pieter
ofSymonSyvertsz.
1598,January7.
Not.
Lieven
Not.Arch.
Heylinc.
62,fol.146v,t
AlfonsoDias and PieterSymonsz.notifyGaspar and Baltazar Coymans,Hans van Gheel,
who insuredforhimgoods
of Amsterdam
BaltazarJacotand Thibautde Pickere,merchants
that
whichwereput on boardtheship"SintePieter",skipperSvmonSyvertsz.(Sieuwertsz.),
theyabandonto themthesegoodsand requestpaymentof thesuminsured.Hans van Gheel
repliesthat,on thepolicyhe signed,thenameoftheskipperwas SyvertSymonsz.,not Symon
Syvertsz.
Nr.19 - Powerofattorney
, to Adriaendê
granted
by FranciscoDias Nunes (Nunges),merchant
in and
solicitor
at thelawcourtofAmsterdam
, toacton hisbehalf
Clerck,
againstGillisLourensz.,
outofcourt.
1598,February16.
Not.Arch.
Not.Lieven
53,fol.28-28v,
Heylinc.
madein thenameôf ManutiRodrigues
Nr.20 - Protestfornon-acceptance
ofa billofexchange
VegaagainstDaniel de Mares.
1598,February24.
Not.Lieven
Not.Arch
. 53,fol.34v'36,
Heylinc.
wentto theresidence
At therequestofManuelRodrigues
Vega,thenotarypublicand witnesses
ofDaniel de Maresand,in theabsenceofthelatter,requestedhiswifeto acceptthefollowing
bill of exchange:
- 312 - 15.
Laus Deo, den lOenfebruary
1598in Antwerpen
dentwedenonbetaeltzijnde,
Op uso U.E. zal believente betalendesenmijneerstenwisselbrief,
aen sr. ManuelRodriguesVega de sommevan dryhonderttwaelf
scellingen
ponden,vijfthien
ende
vims.De weerdealh[i]erontfangen
van sr. Adriaenvan Nispen.Doet goedebetalinghe
stelletop reeckening.
Allesper advies. Ende was onderteckent
: Stevenvan den Casteele.De
was: aen den eersamensr. Daniel de Marestot Amsterdam.
superscriptie
on 10 February1598.Goodfor312 p., 15 sh. Flem.,
(Bill,firstofexchange,drawnat Antwerp
to be paid at usanceto ManuelRodriguesVega. The value was receivedfromAdriaenvan
Nispen.Drawnby Stevenvan denCasteele,addressedto Danielde Mares,Amsterdam.)
The wifesaysthatherhusbandis out oftown,but she is certainthatthebillofexchangewill
notbe accepted,sinceit was nottenderedon time.The notarypublicprotestsnon-acceptance.
84Zwarts
ofHolland,
mentions
twelve
wholesale
merchants
traders
withIndia.
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Nr.2i - Abandonment
byManuelRodrigues
Vegaofgoodsonboardtheship"Ste.Pieter",belonging
*
toshipperSymonSyvertsz.
ofEnkhuizen.
1598,February25.
Not.Arch.
53,fol.36v,Not.Lieven
Heylinc.
At therequestofManuelRodriguesVega,merchant
of Amsterdam,
thenotarypublicnotifies
of
Ghijselbrecht
Bruynincx,
JanVeen,JanCornelisz.Visscher,
MathijsJansz.,andthebrother
Cornelisvan Bogaerde,who insuredgoodsand merchandise
on his behalfon board the ship
"Sinte Pieter",skipperSymonSyvertsz.
ofEnkhuizen,
thatthisshipwaslostonitspassagefrom
Portimãoand thathe abandonsthegoodsto themin returnforthepaymentoftheinsuredsum.
Nr.22 - Freightcontract
between
Manuel RodriguesVega and skipperEvertHeyndrixsz.
of
Enkhuizen
1598,March10.
Not.Arch.
Not.Lieven
Heylinc.
53,fol.51v-52,
eenbepaalde
woonот deJoden
Mentioned
in Amsterdam
byIJzerman
, no.707;VasDias, Eenverzoek
Amstela definite
to allottheJews
in Amsterdam
placeofresidence),
plaatsaan te wijzen{a petition
odamum
, XXXV(1938),
p. 187,note3; Zwarts
p. 159.
of Amsterdam,
and ÈvertHeynFreightcontractbetweenManuelRodriguesVega, merchànt
drixsz.of Enkhuizen,skipperof theship"SintePieter",capacity150 tons.About70 lastsof
windtheskipperis to sail with
grainare to be loadedat Enkhuizen.Withthefirstfavourable
thisCargoto Cascais.Thencehe is to go on to Lisbonto inquirewhetherhe is to unloadat
ratesare to be
LisbonorMadeira.The lay-timeis to last from3 weeksto a month.The freight
of thewindthe
7 due. perlast at Lisbonand 11 due. at Madeira.If becauseof the direction
skipperhas to sail aroundEngland,he is to receive1 due. per last extra.In additionto the
rateagreedon, he is to receivea flagworth25 gld. JamesLopes da Costaand Miguel
freight
(Michièl)Lopes Homemact as witnesses.85
Manuel RodriguesVega and skipperBarentPietersz.Roest
between
Nr.23 - Freightcontract
of Venhuizen.
1598,March31.
Not.Arch.
Not.Lieven
Heylinc.
53,fol.77v-78,
Mentioned
no.720.
byIJzerman
FreightcontractbetweenManuel RodriguesVega, merchantof Amsterdam,and Barent
Pietersz.RoestofVenhuizen,
skipperofttheshipthe "Roode Muelen",capacity192 tons.The
merchant
is to freight
theshipwith48 lastsofwheat.Withthiscargotheskipperis to sail to
he is to takè on a returncargoof 15 or 20 lasts. The
Lisbonwhere,afterhe has unshipped,
theChannel,or 7 due.
rateto Lisbonis to be 6 due. perlast iftheskippersailsthrough
freight
is to be 38 gld.perlast
rateto Amsterdam
perlastifhe has to sail roundEngland.The freight
minusthe6 or7 due.perlastwhichwillalreadyhavebeénpaid at Lisbon.Shouldthecharterer
at Amsterdam
or his supercargo
have leftLisbonor have no returncargo,thenthecharterer
as faras Lisbon.
is notobligedto pay morethanthefreight
chargesincurred
Nr.24 - Powerof attorney
grantedbyManuel RodriguesVegato Arias da Vega to claimfrom
David de Weertin Moroccothereturn
ofcertaingoods.
1598,April1.
7
8v~7
Arch.
Not.
Lieven
Not.
Heylinc.
53,fol. 9,
DeedinFrench.
Mentioned
byZwarts,
p. 159.
of Amsterdam,
ManuelRodriguesVega,merchant
grantspowerof attorneyto Ariasda Vega
'•*Zwarts:
ofthefirst
andMichiel
LópesdaCostawasthefounder
Jaimes
LopezGomez.
Jacomez
LopezDacosta
Thename
inAmsterdam.
HisaliaswasJacob
Tirado.
pp.187-188).
(SeeVazDias,Eenverzoek...,
synagogue
Bank.ForMiguel
oftheAmsterdam
inthe1609index
LopesHomem,
Exchange
Jennes
LopesdaCostaoccurs
see,inter
alia,no.71.
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(Davega), Portuguesebachelor,to claim back fromDavid De Weert,Flemish'merchantin
fromanotherparty,thefollowing
merchandise
or thereceiptsofsame:
Morocco,or ifnecessary
30 quintalsofironin 97 pieces;2 packagescontaining
538 poundsofgingerpackedin18sacks;
1 packagecontaining300 poundsof clovesin 10 sacks; 1 packagecontaining
262 poundsof
20 quintalsand 38 poundsofcordage;20 -empty
chests
nutmegin 11 sacks;3 barrelscontaining
to be filledwithsugar.On 29 September1597,thesegoodswereconsignedto De Weertby
Gasparvan Nispenin Zeelandat the expenseof ManuelRodriguesVega and weresentthere
withtheshipthe"Valk",skipperBalthazarStevensz.On itssafearrivalthere,thelatterhanded
overthecargoto De Weert.
contract
between
Nr.25 - Freight
GarciaPimentel,
ofFranciscoGodinesandskipper
actingonbehalf
ofEnkhuizen.
JacobYsbrantsz.
1598,April25.
Not.Arch
. 79,fol
. 189v-190,
Not.JanFransz.
Bruyningh.
Mentioned
no.727.
byIJzerman,
merchant
òfAmsterdam,
FreightcontractbetweenGarciaPimentel(GerciaPiementèl),
acting
on behalfof FranciscoGodines,and Jacob Ysbrandtsz.of Enkhuizen,skipperof the ship
"Hercules",capacity140 tons.The skipperis to sail witha cargoof 60 lasts of ryeto Porto,
wherehe is to deliverit to HenricoGomes(Gommes)da Costa,or in his absence,to Gonsalo
rate is to be 6J due,per last
Lopes and Miguel(Michielo)Gomesor theiragent.The freight
ofrye.Furthermore
it is stipulatedthattheskipperis notpermitted
to freight
grainbelonging
to anyoneelse.
Nr.26 - Freightcontract
between
Manuel RodriguesVega and skipperCornelisCornelisz.of
alias OudeKees.
Rotterdam,
1598,April28.
Not.Arch.
53,fol.100-101
, Not.Lieven
Heylinc.
Mentioned
no.729.
byIJzerman,
and Cornelis
FreightcontractbetweenManuel RodriguesVega, merchantof Amsterdam,
Cornelisz.of Rotterdam,
alias Oude Kees,86skipperof theship"SintJan",capacity80 tons.
The skipperis to sail fromRotterdamto Portowithhis shiploadedwithryeand wheat.Here
the merchant
or hissupercargo
is to unshipthecargoand put 12 or 15 lastsofgoodson board
forthereturntrip.The freight
rateto Portois to be 8,due. perlast,and to Amsterdam
22£gld.
is not boundto pay moreat Amsterdam
thanthe sum owingforthe
per last. The charterer
of
the
at
Porto.
Gabriel
Fernandes
acts as witness.
goodsshipped
transport
Nr.27 - Cornelisvan Westkapelle,
arrested
at therequestofManuel.RodriguesVega,declareshé
willindemnify
thelatter
balesofginger.
fortheshortage
ofthree
1598,April29.
Not.Arch.
53,fol.101, Not.Lieven
Heylinc.
Cornelisvan Westkapelle,
has been arrestedat the requestof Manuel
skipperof Middelburg,
RodriguesVega because of a shortageof 3 balesofgingerin a cargoof60 baleswhichhe was
to receive,accordingto a writtencommunication
fromLaurens Baeck (LouwereysBacx),
of Middelburg.
merchant
The skipperdeposesthathe receivedonly57 bales ¿romBaeck. In
orderto be releasedfromarrest,however,he promisesto indemnify
RodriguesVega against
Baeck and to thisendpledgeshisperson,goodsand shipcalled"'t Seepaert".
" Thetextruns:Cornelis
Corneliss
Forthecorrect
Outkees.
nameseeno.50.
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in" tktпата of ManuelRodriguesVegaof a cargoof wheaton boardthe
Nr,28 - Abandonment
toskipperBeveviPietersz
, Roest.
ship "De RoodenMuelen belonging
1598,May 1 and 2.
. äStfol
Noi.LùvenHey
line.
Arch
. 103v,
#of.
At therequestofManuelRodrigues
Thibaut
Vega,thenotarypublicinforms
GasparCoymans,
BaltazarJacot,DirckAlewijn,Hubrecht
de Pickere,Dirckvan Os,MathijsJansz,van Straeten,
of Amsterdam,
who insuredthe
Wachmans,Jan le Brun and ConrardBosserei,merchants
on theship"De RoodenMuelen",skipperBerentPietersz.Roest,that
wheatforhimfreighted
theshipwas lostat sea on itsoutwardvoyagefromEnkhuizenand thathe abandonsthewheat
to themin returnforthepaymentoftheinsuredsum.
Claesz.ш behalf
thesale ofbaize
Nr.29 - NoticesewedonHendrick
ofFranciscoLopesconcerning
fora bondin thenameofGuillaumeBuys.
1598,June2. "
. 33xfol.I68v, Not.Jacob
Not.Arch
Gijsbertsz.
of the Portuguesenation,informs
HendrickClaesz.,dyer,burgher
FranciscoLopes,merchant
that he is willingto hand over to Claesz. a bond in the name of Guillaume
of Amsterdam,
thatBuysdoes,indeed,owe himtheamount
(Guilielmo)
Buysfor365 p. Flem.and to declareaccounts
in hisname.He requiresthatClaesz.
ofthebondand thatthereareno otherunsettled
shalldeliverhimthebaizehe boughtwiththebond.In theeventofrefusalhe protestsall costs,
in orderto speakto BuyspersonClaesz.requests8 dayspostponement
damagesand interests.
ally,sincethelatteris convalescent.
and skipperAdriaenJanssen.
between
GarciaPimentel
contract
Nr.30 - Freight
1598,June10.
Not.JanFransz.
Not.Arch.
80,fol.92-93,
Вгиутщ,
no.741.
Mentioned
byIJzerman,
and
merchantof Amsterdam,
FreightcontractbetweenGarciaPimentel(GerciaPiementel)»
ofAmsterdam,
AdriaenJanssen,
burgher
skipperoftheship"Koode Gans",capacity140 tons»
firelocks,
mannedby a crewof11handsand1 boyandarmedwith6 ironpieces,2 stoneguns»rifles»
and otherammunition.
Pimentelis to ship60 lastsofrye.The skipperis to
spears,gunpowder
sail withthiscargoeitherthroughthe Channelor aroundEnglandto Lisbon»wherehe is to
rate
The freight
handthecargooverto thepersonappointedforthispurposeby themerchant.
to carryany
is to be 6 due. perlast. A further
is thattheskipperis notpermitted
stipulation
to a thirdparty.
goodsbelonging
a tetter
received
Nr.31 - Affidavit
ofManuelRodriguesVegaconcerning
byhimfromDavid de
Weert
in Morocco.
1598,June23.
Lieven
Not.Arch.
Not.
53,fol.153v,
Heylinc.
ManuelRodrigues
Vega deposeson behalfofGasparvan Nispenthathe receiveda letterfrom
MoroccofromDavid ae Weert,dated26 January1598.In it De WeertwritesthatRodrigues
•T1598,
Not.Jacob
33,fol,167vt
Gijsbertsz,
May27,Not.Arch.
served
ofAntwerp,
ofGillisde Greve»
Notice
vanWilligen,
merchant
as representative
byFrançois
acting
ofAmmerchant
ofHamburg,
onHansSimonsz.,
merchant
ofAntwerp,
merchant
andNicolaes
Rodrigues,
for
ofDe Greveand
to
render
account
his
of
the
conduct
of
the
and
administration
sterdam,
goods
factory
andtoappear
before
theaccounts.
inorder
toliquidate
1598,June8,idem,
Rodrigues,
responsible
persons
ofattorney
Power
toJanHoofdt,
merchant
ofAmsterdam
fol.170-170V.
granted
byVanWilligen
(seefurther
theabovedeed).
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De Weertthat
Vega is to receivethebillsofladingfromPedroMartines.The latterconformed
BalthazarStevensz.wouldnot take on boardthe goodsMartineswas to deliverforDe Weert
De Weertinstructed
Martinesto shipas muchgoodsbelonging
on a bond.Thereupon
to friends
and to thisend sentalongan openletterto the
as possiblein ordernotto have to pay freight
be made
skipper.The latterrefusedto accepttheletter.De Weertrequestedthat,a deposition
about thismatterand that it be sentwiththe ship. Jeronimus
Wonderaer(Wonderar)and
PedroRodriguesappearbeforethenotarypublicand deposethattheletterfromDe Weertis
in thelatter'sownhandwriting.
contract
between
GarciaPimentel
Nr.32 - Freight
and skipperSymenJansz.ofAkersloot.
1598,July8.
Not.Arch.
Not.JanFransz.
80,fol.118v-119v,
Bruyning.
Mentioned
byIJzerman
, no.773.
and
FreightcontractbetweenGarciaPimentel(GerciaPiementel),merchantof Amsterdam,
skipperoftheship"Die SwartenHondt",capacityabout 100tons,
SymenJansz.ofAkersloot,88
4 ironpiecesand 2 stoneguns.The merchant
is to ship45 lasts of wheat.
weaponsincluding
The skipperis to sail withit to Lisbon,wherehe is to deliverthecargoto thepersonin whose
namethebillsofladingare madeout. The freight
rateis to be 5Jdue. per last iftheskipper
theChannel,and 1J ducimoreifhe sailsaroundEngland.
sailsthrough
Nr.33 - Affidavit
to a letter
ofHans de Laet madeat therequestof FranciscoLopes,pertaining
in thenameofAnthonio
ofcredit
Henriques.
1598,July29.
Not.Arch.
Not.JanFransz.
80,fol.172v-173,
Bruyningh.
In thepresenceof the notarypublic,Hans de Laet, merchant
of Amsterdam,
deposesat the
that:
requestofFranciscoLopes,Portuguésmerchant,
heeftseeckereadvysbrieff
uut Lonnenin
...hij déposantop huyden,date deses,ontfangen
achthienden
Engelandtgeschreven
bij DirckLipsoon,gedateert
ditto,stilonovo,endeaen hem
inhoudende
ende
dat d'voorn.DirckLipsoonenden
geaddreseert,
expresselijek
mitbrengende
Pietervan Loor geweesthaddenbij ThomasCotteels,coopmantot Lonnenvoorsz.,ende hem
betaelthaddevoorAnthonioHenriques,gevangenaldaer,
affgevraechtofthijeenige
penningen
daer den zelvenop antwoorde:neen.Daerbij seggende:den brieffvan credentiedie Symon
haddevercregen,
zal ick weder
RodriguesDevora van sr. Mertende la Faillietot Antwerpen
sendenals die voorn.De la Faille mijsulexsal ordonneren
endeandersniet.
fromLondon,dated 18 July1598,in which
(That todayhe recieveda letterof instruction
DirckLipsoonwriteshimthat,togetherwithPietervan Loor of London,he visitedThomas
merchant
of that city,and asked himif he had paid forAnthonioHenriques,who
Coteels,89
was imprisoned
there.Coteelsrepliedthathe had notdoneso and thathe wouldsendbackthe
letterof creditwhichSymonRodriguesď E vora had receivedfromMartende la Faille89of
ifDe la Faille gave orderto thiseffect.)
Antwerp,
" IJzerman:
ofAckersloot.
Fransz.
Symen
•• Thomas
Coteels
andMarten
dellaFaille.DeliaFaillewasa sonofJandellaFailletheElderofAntwerp
and
wasbornin 1545.After
thedeathofhisfather
in 1582heformed
a partnership
withhisthree
chief
factors,
hisbrother-in-law
Thomas
Thepartnership
Coteels.
lasted
from
1583to1594andhaditsheadquarters
including
inAntwerp,
where
Marten
wasin charge.
Thelatter
alsohadthelargest
sharein thecapital.
was
Trading
onmainly
carried
with
lesser
with
theIberian
After
1594Marten
Italyandtoa much
retired
degree
peninsula.
from
and
entered
a
career
in
He diedin1620.
service.
Coteels
trading
continued
inLondon
government
trading
after
1594.(SeeW.Brulez,
De firma
dellaFailleendeinternationale
handel
vanVlaamse
inde 16e
firma's
1959.Verband,
vande Kon.VI.Acad,,
voorWet.,Lett,enSchone
eeuw,Brussels,
Künsten.
of
(Proceedings
TheRoyalFlemish
forScience,
Literature
andFineArts).)
Academy
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contract
between
ManuelRodrigues
Nr.34 - Freight
Vegaand skipperJan Adriaensz.of Uitgeest.
1598,August1.
Not
. 179v-181,
. JanFransz.
Not
. Arch.
80,fol
Bruyningh.
no.794.
Mentioned
byIJzerman,
FreightcontractbetweenManuelRodriguesVega and JanAdriaensz.ofUitgeest,40
skipperof
theChannelor around
theship"'t Postpaert",capacity110tons.The skipperis to sail through
Englandto Lisbonwitha cargoof goodswhichwillbe shippedby bothRodriguesVega and
are to be to thecreditofRodrigues
others.The proceedsofthetransport,
however,
Vega alone.
is to have the cargounshippedas quicklyas possible,
At Lisbon,the merchant's
supercargo
fromManuelde Palaciosand GabrielRuberò,
theskipperis to receiveinstructions
whereupon
of Lisbon,to sail to Portimão,Lagos, Faro or Tavira (Tavila) in the Condado.41
merchants
is to ship50 lastsoffigsorothermerchandise
withina lay-time
of45 days.
Therethesupercargo
or Rotterdamand theredeliverhis
Withthiscargotheskipperis to sail back to Amsterdam
The freight
rateis to be 57 gld. to Amsterdam
or
cargoto RodriguesVega or his supercargo.
2 barrelsperlast,and 2 pipes or 2 casks or 3 tiercesor 4 quartersor
Rotterdam,
reckoning
to thecustomary
20 "koppel"offigsor22' quintalsperbarrel,and othermerchandise
according
and skippers.
ofmerchants
tariff
between
ManuelRodriguesVegaand skipperPieterPietersen
contract
Nr.35 - Freight
ofHoorn.
1598,August5.
Not.JanFransz
. Bruyningh.
. 130-131V,
Not.Arch.
81,fol
no.797.
Mentioned
byIJzerman,
ofAmsterdam,
andPieterPietersen
betweenManuelRodrigues
contract
Vega,merchant
Freight
of Hoorn,skipperof the ship"'t Fortuyn",capacity110 tons.The merchantis to shipa full
cargoofgrain.The skipperis to sail withit to Porto.If on hisarrivalat Texeltwootherships
are lyingtherewhichare to sail aroundEngland,he is obligedto join them.In Portothe
merchant'ssupercargowill informhim whetherthe cargois to be unshippedthereoi at
at Porto,and 10 due.
rateis to be 6 due.perlastifthecargois unshipped
Thefreight
Funchal.42
ifat Funchal.
and skipperDirckGerritsz.
GarciaPimentel
between
contract
Nr.36 - Freight
ofStavoren.
1598,August12.
Fransz.
Not.
Arch.
Not.
Bruyningh.
80,fol.200-201, Jan
no.803.
Mentioned
byIJzerman,
and Dirck Gerritsz.of
FreightcontractbetweenGarcia Pimentel,merchantof Amsterdam,
is to ship
Stavoren,skipperof the ship "GroenePapagay",capacity110 tons.The merchant
The skipperis to sail withthemto Faro in theCondado,
at discretion
goodsand merchandise.
is to unshipthecargowithin6 weeksandputonboard40 lasts
wherethemerchant's
supercargo
or up
Withthiscargothe skipperis to sail back to Amsterdam
of figsor othermerchandise.
rate is to be
at the time.The freight
the Meuseto Rotterdam,accordingto circumstances
or Rotterdam,
2 barrelsto a
28 gld. and 10 st. per barreldeliveredat Amsterdam
reckoning
of40 piecesor 80 halfpieces)or 22' quintal
last and 2 pipesor 20 "koppel"offigs(consisting
to a barrel.
40IJzerman:
is present-day
vanUutgeest.
Uitgeest.
Uutgeest
JanAndriessen
indeCondaet"
eneenderplaatsen
FaroofFavulla
MIJzerman
(VillaNova,Lagios,
gives:"VillaNova,Lagios,
"VillaNova,Lagios,Farooft
intheCondado).
Thetextruns,
however:
andoneoftheplaces
Faroor Favulla
inoneofthe
indeCondaet
ineenderzelver
gelegen"
(VillaNova,Lagios,FaroorTavilla,
Tavilla,
plaetsen,
intheCondado).
located
sameplaces
41IJzerman
In the
teFunsael
"Porta PortofteMallega
lossen
(Madera)".
(enzoonoodig
givesas destination:
there
"ofthijtotPortvoorsz.
is tosailto"Porta Port"andenquire
itis saidthattheskipper
however,
text,
have
location
the
names
the
last-mentioned
voirts
naer
Madera
in
In
Funsael".
offvandaer
sallossen
seylen
issituated
onMadeira,
andnotviceversa.
sinceFunchal
beenexchanged,
probably
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