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Notarial Records from Amsterdam's Portuguese Jewish Community that Mention Danzig
Notarial records surviving from the Portuguese Jewish Community of Amsterdam attest to the activity of Sephardic merchants in Danzig in the 16th and 17th centuries. The extent of Sephardic ancestry in the modern Danzig Community is unknown. Below are extracts of records that explicitly mention Danzig, taken from the series "Notarial records relating to the Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam up to 1639," which appeared in the journal Studia Rosenthaliana during 1967 to 2001. Thanks very much to editor Dr. Emile G.L. Schrijver for permission to present this material online, and to Ton Tielen for extraction. The records are accompanied at the end by a surname index and a finding aid.

No. 8 (1596, September 18, Not. Arch., 75, fol. 45-46, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Power of Attorney granted by Manuel Rodrigues Vega to Nicolaes and Jeronimo Grisons in Danzig to demand of Hans de Verne, resident there, payment for a consignment of woad sold by Rodrigues Vega of Amsterdam to De Verne and Hans Staes.
Manuel Rodrigues Vega (1), merchant at present residing in Amsterdam, deposes that in April 1596 he sold and delivered a consignment of woad (2) to Hans Staes and Hans de Verne for a sum of 616 p. Flem., 13 sh. and 4 gr., which sum was to be paid after 22 April in 4 terms, namely one-fourth every four months. Each of the buyers pledged himself as principal for the purchase amount as appears from the ledger of the deponent, although only Hans Staes signed the bond, since De Verne had left for Danzig without informing the party. In view of the fact that the first instalment is overdue and Staes cannot meet his obligations because of bankruptcy, Rodrigues Vega authorises Nicolaes and Jeronimo Grisons, merchants of Danzig, to claim the purchase amount from Hans de Veme in or out of court.

(1) Manuel rodrigues Vega. Signs: "Manuel Ruis Vega" or in full: "Manuel Rodrigues Vega". In the texts the Christian name is written both "Manuel" and Ëmanuel".
(2) Woad: A blue dye made from the woad plant. The best quality came from Santa Maria, the largest quantity from Sao Miguel (Açores; see F. Mauro, Le Portugal et l'Atlantique au XVIIe siècle (1570-1670), étude économique; éd. Ecole pratique des hautes études, Paris 1960, p. 373).
No. 9 (1596, September 18, Not. Arch. 75, fol. 46-46v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh. Published in part by Prins, p. 47, no. 1.)
Power of attorney granted by Rodrigues Vega to Nicolaes and Jeronimo Grisons to demand of the widow of Hans van Strepen two glass (bottles) of civet (9).
Manuel Rodrigues Vega, (journeyman) merchant, at present residing in Amsterdam, authorises Nicolaes and Jeronimo Grisons of Danzig to receive from the widow of Hans van Strepen (10) two glass bottles containing roughly 23 ounce (ons) (11) of civet or the proceeds thereof. The civet had been sent to Danzig by Rodrigues Vega in order to be sold there on his behalf.

(9) Civet. Perfume and medicament obtained from the glands of the civet. See Prins, passim.
(10) Sic. Prins gives: "Hans van Streep". For Hans van Strepen of Danzig see also the deed of 1596, March 11, Not. Lieven Heylinc.
(11) Ounce, Probablyan imperial Troy ounce = 0,031 kg; 12 ounces = 1 pound.
No. 55 (1599, March 17, Not. Arch. 83, fol. 37v-38v, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Power of attorney granted by Garcia Pimentel to Jan Jansz. Klinckhamer of Danzig, to secure from Hans de Volts settlement of what is owing to him.
Garcia Pimentel, merchant of Amsterdam, grants power of attorney to Jan Jansz. Klinckhamer, merchant and burgher of Danzig, or his agent, to have seized the merchandise, claims and credits of Hans Volts (Vols), held by Philippus Asueres or others who conducted any administration or management for Volts, in order to be able to recover in this way the claim he has on Volts. (1)

(1) From the deed of 18 March 1599, fol. 41 of the same protocol it appears that Hans Volts is not present in his residence in Amsterdam and is rumoured to be insolvent.
No. 157 (1604, October 20, Not. Arch. 99, fol. 5v.-7, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Manuel Lopes Homem and skipper Joost Jansz. of Danzig. Freight contract between Manuel Lopes Homem (Homme), merchant of the Portuguese nation residing in Amsterdam, and Joost Jansz. of Danzig, skipper of the ship the "Roode Leeuw (Red Lion) , capacity 60 tons. The skipper is to sail with a full cargo of grain from Amsterdam to Vila do Conde. A pilot wilI have to be taken on board to enter this port. If this proves to be impossible, the skipper is to consult others and, if necessary, sail on to Viana. The grain is to be delivered to the person appointed by the merchant. If the cargo is unloaded at Vila do Conde, the merchant's supercargo is to inform the skipper within 14 days whether the merchant wishes to retain the ship in his service. If so, the skipper is bound to remain at anchor in Portugal for 35 days and then to sail back to Amsterdam. The freight rate is to be 6½ duc. per last of rye delivered at Vila do Conde and 37 gld. per last of rye taken on board at Amsterdam, if the skipper comes back a return cargo (2).

(2) See also deed No. 177.
No. 263 (1607, August 22, Not. Arch. 107. fol. 122v.-123, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Bottomry bond made out to skipper Andries Grijp by Thomas Nunes for a voyage to Tenerife.
Skipper Andries Grijp of Danzig states that he has received a sum of 218 gld. on bottomry terms from Thomas Nunes, merchant of Amsterdam, for the equipment of his ship the "Grijp" for a voyage from Amsterdam to Tenerife or one of the other Canary Islands. Eight or ten days af ter his return he will repay this sum plus a premium of 24% to Nunes.
No. 355 (1609, July 28, Not. Arch. 116, fol. 173-174, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Gaspar Nunes and skipper Eelcke Fetges from Workum.
Freight contract between Gaspar Nunes (1), Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam and Eelcke Fetges from Workum, skipper of the ship the "Roode Leeuwe" [Red Lion], with a capacity of about 106 tons and armed with 2 iron pieces and 2 or 4 stone guns. The deponents made the contract on July 16. With a full cargo of goods the skipper will sail to Danzig where the agent of the merchant will unload and reload the ship. From there the skipper is to sail to Faro and possibly to Portimao or Lepe to unload and reload a cargo of wine, sugar, figs and such that is to be taken to Amsterdam. The lay-time in Danzig will last from 8 to 9 weeks. The freight will amount to 30 gld. per Condado last delivered in Amsterdam. Jeronimo Rodrigues de Sousa acts as interpreter. (1) This can not be the same person as the father of Henrique Alvares who in any case still lived in Antwerp in 1611. The signatures of the two merchants also differ. Gaspar Nunes traded with Guinea where his son-in-law Luis Fernandes Duarte acted as his factor. In 1611 the index of the Amsterdam Exchange Bank shows an account of 1 folio in his name. In September 1612 it appears that he has left Amsterdam, probably because of debts. (See deed No. 125, note; Not. Arch. 123, fol. 88, Not. J. Fransz. Bruyningh; Not. Arch. 375, fol. 516, Not. J. and N. Jacobs.)
No. 516 (1612, January 26, Not. Arch. 375, fol. 38-39, Not. Nicolaes and Jacob Jacobs.)
Protest of non-acceptance of a bill of exchange served in the name of Valerius van Gistelen upon Diogo da Silva.
In the name of Valerius van Gistelen (Gistelle), Diogo da Silva,(1) merchant of the Portuguese nation, drawee, receives a protest of a bill of exchange drawn in Lisbon on December 10, 1611 by Pero Bernaldes Monteiro, for a sum of 500 crus. (at 117 gr. a crus.), to be paid at usance to Van Gistelen, the value received from Jan Sinel de Jonge. Da Silva refuses to accept the bill of exchange because he has no merchandise belonging to the drawer at his disposal and because he did not receive ad vice from Antwerp from where the merchandise is to come. Da Silva refuses to pay the bill of exchange on February 13. (2)

(1) Signs: Dioguo da Sillva. Of the period 1610-1620 we have a 54 deeds in which he figures and of the period 1625-1627 another 3 deeds. According to a deed of 1618 he must have been born in 1572. Da Silva shipped goods to and from Portugal, Venice, Brazil and Guinea. Together with seven other Portuguese he owned a ship in 1619 that was sold the following year. In 1620 he concluded five freight contracts four of which for journeys from Danzig to Portugal with a cargo of grain. After this he must have left for Glückstadt where he lived in 1627. It was not long however, before he returned to Amsterdam. In October 1627 he was here for a lawsuit and in 1629 he was deputy administrator of the Dotar society of Amsterdam. From 1611 onwards he had an account with the Amsterdam Exchange Bank, from 1620 together with his brother-in-law Manuel Aires (alias Abraham Mezurado). According to an affidavit of three Dutch merchants, he as well as Aires were solvable to 5000 to 6000 gld. in 1620. His alias was Tobiau Israel da Silva. According to the assessment for the Jewish cemetery in 1614 he was one of the five richest members of the Portuguese nation. (See also Not. Arch. 381a, fol.144, Not. N. and J. Jacobs; Not. Arch. 645, fol.1176, Not. S. Cornelisz.; Not. Arch. 625, fol. 327. idem; Not. Arch. 628, fol. 183, idem; Not. Arch. 635, fol. 47. idem; Archive of the Portuguese-Israelite Community of Amsterdam, inventory number 1141, p. 55; idem, 1142, pp. 74, 93, 117, 143; idem, 13, pp. 10,57; W. Chr. Pieterse, Livro de Bet Haim, p. 189).
(2) See also deeds Nos. 530 and 552.
No. 800 (1615, January 12, Not. Arch. 198, fol. 251v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Affidavit made at the request of Alonso Dias Mendes concerning his claim for damages issuing Irom an insurance policy.
Francois Pelgrom Gerartsz., about 40 years old, Jasper van Diemen, about 39 years old and Jan Jansz. Smith, about 35 years old, all insurers in Amsterdam, declare at the request of Afonso Dias Mendes, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, that in December 1612 the Amsterdam Insurance Chamber adjudicated in a dispute about an insurance policy to the name of Hans and Jasper Honckelboer for a journey from Amsterdam to Danzig of the ship the "Vliegende Engel" of skipper Cornelis Pietersz. In the policy the name of the skipper was erroneously given as Pieter Cornelisz. On the grounds of this the above people refused to pay damages. The Chamber however, decided that they would have to pay and they have done so.
No. 925 (1616, February 28, Not. Arch. 142, fol. 190, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Fransz Claesz., from Hoorn, for a journey with the ship "Blaeuwe Duyf", large 160 lasts, from Setubal and with a cargo of salt back to Danzig at a freight-price ot 11 guilders, 10 st. a last.
No. 927 (1616, March 1, Not. Arch. 142, fol. 192v, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Cornelis Jansz. from Hoorn, tor a journey with the ship "St. Pieter", large about 120 lasts, trom Hoorn to Setubal and back with a cargo ot salt to Amsterdam by ways ot Texel or to Danzig or Köningsberg at a freight-price ot 11 guilders, 5 st. at delivery in Amsterdam or 1 guilder, 10 st. more at delivery in Danzig or Köningsberg.
No. 938 (1616, March 5, Not. Arch. 143, fol. 57v.-58, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Dirck Cornelisz. from Twisk, for a journey with the ship "Crab", large about 130 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt at a freight-price of 11 guilders, 15 st. a last.
No. 960 (1616, June 24, Not. Arch. 144, fol. 73v.-74v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Claes Jacobsz. from Wijdenes (Vennes) for a journey with the ship "Waterhont", large about 90 lasts; to Viana with merchandise and from there to Aveiro and back to Amsterdam, Danzig or Köningsberg by way of Texel, with a cargo of salt at a freight-pnce of 17 gld., 10 st. a last if the destination was Amsterdam and 1 gld., 10 st. more if it was Danzig or Köningsberg.
No. 962 (1616, July 4, Not; Arch. 121, fol. 153v.-154v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jan Reyersz. from Opperdoes, for a journey with the ship "Ruyter", large about 120 lasts, destination Setubal and back to Amsterdam, Pommern, Danzig, or Köningsberg. With a cargo of salt, at a freight-price of 11 gld. a last if the cargo is unloaded in Amsterdam, 13 gld., 10 st. if it is unloaded in Pommernland 12 gld., 10 st. in Danzig or Köningsberg.
No. 987 (1616, August 29, Not. Arch. 198, fol. 628v.-629v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh. Deed in Latin.)
Affidavit of Bento Osorio, saying that in the year 1616, 30 ships were chartered in Amsterdam for a journey to Setubal, where for the account of and commissioned by the contract of salt, they were loaded with salt for Dunkirk, Holland, Zeeland, Danzig, Köningsberg, Riga or other places in that area by Andrea Lopes Pinto, contratador and by Francisco Rodrigues Ribeiro and Antonio Dias Ribeiro, factors.
No. 990 (1616, September 5, Not. Arch. 144, fol. 174-174v., Not. Jan Fransz.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Adriaen Jacobsz. from Schiedam, for a journey of the ship "Fortuyn", large about 130 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig, Schiedam or Delfshaven, with a cargo of salt at a freight-price lof 12 gld. a last if unloaded in Danzig and 11 gld., 10 st. a last if unloaded at Schiedam or Delfshaven.
No. 1016 (1616, October 14, Not. Arch. 145, fol. 111v.-112v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Frederick Clasen Bosschieter from Edam, for a journey of the ship "Bosschieter", large about 130 lasts, to Lisbon or possibly Setubal with a cargo of goods for the skipper and back to Schiedam, Delfshaven, Rotterdam, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Amsterdam, Zeeland, Köningsberg or Danzig with a cargo of salt. The freight-price will be 11 gld. if the salt is loaded in Lisbon, 11 gld., 10 st. if loaded in Setubal and 1 gld., 10 st. more if unloaded in Danzig or Köningsberg.
No. 1023 (1616, October 27, Not. Arch. 145, fol. 132v.-133, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Pieter Claesz. Buijs from Hoorn, for a journey of the ship "Lieffde", large about 100 lasts, to Aveiro and back with a cargo of salt to Zeeland, to Schiedam by way of the Meuse, Rotterdam or Delfshaven or by way of Texel to Amsterdam, Hoorn or Enkhuizen. Delivery at the end of February or as soon as the water will be navigable, at a freight-price of 12 gld. per last of salt. In spring the merchant may also ask the skipper to sail on to Danzig or Köningsberg at 13 gld., 10 st. a last (1 Polish florin = 35 stivers). If the skipper should come from Viana, the salt may be loaded in Setubal at 10 st. a last less.
No. 1046 (1616, December 8, Not. Arch. 145, fol. 184-185, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jacob Reynersz. Vogelaer from Medemblik, for two journeys with the ship "Witte Leeuw", large about 130 lasts, first to Setubal and back to Enkhuizen with a cargo of salt at a freight-price of 11 gld., 5 st. a last; then back to Setubal and from there to Danzig with a cargo of salt at 11 gld., 5 st. a last.
No. 1051 (1616, December 12 Not. Arch. 146, fol. 50-51, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Aris Tonisz. from Medemblik, for two journeys with the ship "Zeerob", large about 125 lasts, to Setubal and back with a cargo of salt by way of Texel to Amsterdam, Hoorn or Enkhuizen, at a freight-price of 11 gld., 7 st., 8 pen. a last; back to Setubal and to the same harbours with a cargo of salt at 11 gld. a last, or to Danzig at 12 gld., 10 st. a last.
No. 1104 (1617, January 26, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 118-119, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Mieuwes Evertsen from Medemblik, for a journey of the ship "Swarte Os", large 150 lasts, from Zeeland to Setubal and back to Amsterdam, Hoorn or Enkhuizen with a cargo of salt, at 11 gld., 5 st. a last. Afterwards another journey will be made to Setubal at 11 gld. a last, but if the skipper is asked to sail to Danzig or Köningsbergen, the price will be 12½ gld. a last.
No. 1105 (1617, January 30, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 121-1Z1v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Evert Allertsz. from Stavoren, for a journey of the ship "Liefde", large 130 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at 11 gld., 5 st. a last.
No. 1109 (1617, February 10 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 126v.-127, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jan Dircxsen from Oudendijk, for a journey with the ship "Oudendijcker Kerk", large 130 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at 11 gld., 5 st. a last.
No. 1118 (1617, March 2 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 132-133, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Teunis Adriaensz. from Medemblik, for a journey of the ship "Witte Swaen", large 135 lasts, to Setubal and back to Amsterdam, Hoorn or Enkhuizen or Danzig or Köningsbergen with a cargo of salt, at 11 gld., 5 st. a last if the ship is unloaded in The Netherlands or at 12 gld., 15 st. if it is unloaded in Danzig or Köningsbergen.
No. 1137 (1617, March 31 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 146v.-147, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Thijs Michielsz. from Hoorn for a journey of the ship "Venhuyser Kerck", large 95 lasts, to Setubal and from there to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at 11 gld., 5 st. a last.
No. 1159 (1617, May 5 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 171-171v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jan Garbrantsz. from Hoogkarspel for a journey of the ship "Hoochcarspel Kerck", large 120 lasts, to Setubal and back to the Sont, with a cargo of salt. There the skipper will unload as much salt as will be most profitable for the freighter. The rest is to be unloaded in Danzig. The freight will amount to 12 gld. a last for salt unloaded in the Sont and 11 gld. in Danzig.
No. 1169 (1617, May 26 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 177-177v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Dirck Cornelisz. from Twisk, for a journey with the ship "Crab", large 120 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt. The freight will amount to 10 gld., 5 st. a last. If the skipper, acting on the freighter's orders, should selI some lasts of salt in payment of the Sont tolIs, he will get one guilder extra for every last sold there.
No. 1176 (1617, June 8 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 181-181v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jan Cornelisz. from Alkmaar, for a journey with the ship "Handt in de Pot", large 90 lasts, to Aveiro and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at 11½ gld. a last. If, acting on the freighter's orders, the skipper sells some lasts of salt in payment of the Sont tolls, he will receive one guilder extra for every last sold.
No. 1186 (1617, June 22 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 181v.-182v., Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Olfert Pietersz. Roos from Beets, for a journey of the ship "Roos", large 133 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt. The freight-price was 10 gld., 7 st., 8 p. a last of salt.
No. 1200 (1617, July 8, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 189-190, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jacob Jacobsen from Zunderdorp for a journey of the ship "Abraham", large 95 lasts, to Aveiro and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt. The freight will be 11½ guilders a last; if the skipper selIs salt in the Sont in payment of the duties, he will get one guilder extra for every last sold there.
No. 1215 (1617, August 3 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 194-195, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Claes Jacobsz. from Edam, for a journey of the ship "Bruynvis", large 120 lasts, to Setubal, possibly first to Lisbon with a cargo of freight, and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt. The freightprice amounts to 10 guilders a last of salt. Should the skipper sell 6 to 8 lasts of salt in the Sont, six lasts of salt will be counted as seven in the calculation of the priee,
No. 1226 (1617, August 22, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 198-199, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jacob Reynertsz. Vogelaer from Medemblik, for a journey of the ship "Witte Leeuw", large 130 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt. If he is near Holland less than six days before All Saints' Day, he may unload in Amsterdam or the river Maas or sail on to Danzig. If he unloads in Holland the price will be 10 guilders a last, otherwise 10 guilders and 5 stivers a last.
No. 1229 (1617, August 25, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 199, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jacob Isbrantsz. Vlieland from Medemblik for a journey of the ship "Pellicaan", large 195 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt. If he is near Holland less than six days before All Saints' Day, he may either sail on to Danzig or unload in Amsterdam or on the river Maas. In Danzig the price will be 10 guilders and 5 stivers a last, in Holland 10 guilders a last.
No. 1230 (1617, August 25, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 199, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jacob Pietersen Moen from Edam, for a journey of the ship "Tortelduyff", large 130 lasts, to Setubal and back to Danzig with a cargo of salt. If the ship is near Holland less than six days before All Saints' Day, the skipper may sail on uniess he is threatened by storm or otherwise or he may unload in Holland. In Danzig the freight-prize will be 10 guilders and 5 stivers a last, in Holland, 10 guilders a last.
No. 1231 (1617, August 25 Not. Arch. 109, fol. 199v.-201, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Thijs Jansen Bol from Hoorn for a journey of the ship "Die Sweetse Juffer", large 120 lasts, to Danzig with a cargo of goods and from there to Tangier with a cargo of wheat, next to Setubal and back to Zeeland, the river Maas, the Vlie, Enkhuizen or Amsterdam with a cargo of salt. The freight amounts to 16 guilders a last of wheat and 10 guilders a last of salt. If the freighter loads less than 100 lasts of wheat he will pay for 100 lasts. If more wheat is loaded, the price will be higher accordingly.
No. 1330 (1618, February 1, Not.Arch. 109, fol. 372v.-373; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Cornelis Jansz. from Kwadijk, 33 years old and Dirck Thomassen Glimmer, broker in Amsterdam, 36 years old, make the following statement at the request of Bento Osorio. Cornelis Jansz. declares that he made his last voyage as mate on the ship "Sweetse Juffer" of skipper Thijs Jansz. Bol from Hoorn. In Danzig the ship had loaded 115 lasts ofwheat destined for Tangiers. On November 16, 1617 the ship was taken by pirates from Algiers some four miles from Tangiers. He was the only one of the crew to return. Glimmer confirms that he heard this from others as weIl.
No. 1331 (1618, February 5, Not.Arch. 151, fol.83v.-84, Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Protest of non-acceptance. Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, requests Hendrick Dircksz. Schoneman to accept a bill of exchange of 100 pounds Flemish drawn in Danzig by Willem Jansz. Buggen on January 12, 1618, 15 days after sight, the value received from Francisco Dias Nunes. Drawee Schoneman does not accept because he has no orders.
No. 1472 (1618, July 18, Not. Arch. 623, p. 261; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Sijmen Jansen from Enkhuizen, for a journey of the ship "Jager", large 110 lasts from Amsterdam to Setubal; load salt there and back to Danzig at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last with the guilder at 20 stuvers and the Polish florin at 34 stivers. If the skipper has to sell 7 or 8 lasts of salt in the Sont in payment of dues, he will receive 1 guilder a last more for these lasts.
No. 1475 (1618, Ju1y 19, Not. Arch. 625, p. 17-18; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Dirck Arentsz. from Medemblik for a journey of the ship "Bonten Os", large 120 lasts, from Amsterdam to Setubal; load salt there and continue to Danzig, at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last. If the skipper has to send 10 or more lasts of salt in the Sont, he will receive 1 guilder a last more for these lasts.
No. 1476 (1618, July 22, Not. Arch. 625, p. 20-21; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Mieuwes Evertsz. from Medemblik for a journey of the ship "Swarte Os", large 140 lasts, from Amsterdam to Setubal; load salt there and continue to Danzig, at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last, counting the polish florin as 34 stivers. If the skipper has to sell some lasts of salt in the Sont in payment of the charges there, he will receive 1 guilder more for these lasts.
No. 1496 (1618, August 6, Not. Arch. 625, p. 35-36; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Cornelis Claesz. from Terschelling, to sail with the ship "Crab", large 113 lasts, from Amsterdam to Setubal; to load salt there and continue to Danzig at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last. If the skipper sells 10, 12 or more lasts in the Sont, he will receive I guilder a last more for these lasts.
No. 1544 (1618, September 24, Not. Arch. 381 B, fol. 437; Not. Jacob and Nicolaes Jacobs.)
Freight contract between Felippe Dorta Henriques and Pieter Martsz. Winkel, skipper from Hoorn, for a journey of the ship "Winckeler-kerck", large about 56 lasts, from Hoorn to Danzig where Francisco Dias Nunes or his agent wilI load the ship with rye and possibly some wheat; to sail to Porto or Lisbon; at a freight of 6 1/8 crusados a last of rye and 7 1/8 crusados a last of wheat (10 reals for 1 crusado). Jonas Abravanel acts as broker.
No. 1565 (1618, October 26, Not. Arch. 645 A, p. 247-248; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Bento Osorio declares at the request of Gil Lopes Pinto, Portuguese merchant in Antwerp, that some time ago he and Dirck Thomas Glimmer, sworn broker in Amsterdam, talked with Thijs Jansz. Bol from Hoorn, formerly skipper of the ship "Sweetsche maecht", which ship was taken by privateers on its way from Danzig to Tangier. Bol told them that 24 privateers had surrounded him ne ar Tangier and said that he was willing to make an affidavit about this. Bol had then asked Osorio as freighter for payment of 500 or 600 Spanish reals that Bol had borrowed in Cadiz for the expenses he had made in Algiers to get his ship back. Osorio had refused this. Afterwards Bol and Glimmer repeatedly asked him to pay.
No. 1570 (1618, October 29, Not. Arch. 645 A, p. 250-252; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Affidavit of Jacop Marcusz, sworn broker in Amsterdam, made at the request of Gil Lopes Pinto, Portuguese merchant in Antwerp, saying that he was present as broker in 1617 at the making of a freight contract between Bento Osorio and Thijs Jansz. Bol from Hoorn, skipper of the ship "Sweetsche Maecht", for a journey from Amsterdam by way of Danzig to Tangier. He declares that it was a good ship, well equipped and armed, and that he bought the stone guns and powder himself for the skipper and that he knows Bol as a good skipper.
No. 1571 (1618, October 31, Not. Arch. 645 A, p. 252-253; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Affidavit of Antonio Slicker, merchant, Franc Jansz., grocer, both in Amsterdam, and Willem Dirksz. from Oostzaan, made at the request of Gil Lopes Pinto, as co-owners of the ship "Sweetsche Maecht" of skipper Thijs Jansz. Bol from Hoorn, that was seized by privateers on its way from Danzig to Tangier, thas it was a good ship and that Bol is a good skipper.
No. 1572 (1618, November 5, Not. Arch. 200, fol. 46v.-47v.; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Thijs Jansz. Bol, skipper from Hoorn, gives the following answers to questions put to him, upon the request of Bento Osorio. He confirms that at the end of August 1617 he was freighted by Osorio for a journey by way of Danzig where his ship that was new, well equipped and armed, was loaded with 115 lasts of wheat in September by Marcus, Pieter and Abraham Pels, to Tangier and from there to Setubal. In the neighbourhood of Tangier he was taken by privateers. He declares that it was impossible to escape and that he lost 1.200 guilders himself.
No. 1590 (1618, November 20, Not. Arch. 200, fol. 63-64; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Affidavit of Bento Osorio saying that in his capacity as factor and proxy of Andrea Lopes Pinto in Lisbon, contractor in Portugal for the supply to Tangier and Ceuta and of the new contract of salt in Portugal and of brazil-wood, he freighted in a period of three years some 200 ships to fetch salt from Portugal and bring it to Flanders, Holland and the Baltic countries for the account of the said Pinto, consigned to him, Osorio, or his agent. In this period he freighted ships with wheat and ammunition for Tangier and Ceuta for Pinto's account. These ships left from this country or from Norway, Hamburg or Danzig where Pinto had other factors. One of these ships was "Sweets Maecht" of skipper Thijs Jansen Bol from Hoorn, that was chartered by him on August 25,1617 an that was loaded in Danzig by Pinto's factors Marcus, Pieter and Abraham Pels.
No. 1679 (1619, March 9, Not. Arch. 155, fol. 37v.-38; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and Sijmen Lucassen, skipper from Zuiderwoude, for a journey of the ship St. Jacob, large about 120 lasts, armed with eight iron pieces and four stone guns, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there to Tanger or Ceuta with a cargo of 110 lasts of wheat at a freight of 27 guilders a last. The freight will be paid in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Sevilla or Lisbon.
No. 1714 (1619, May 6, Not. Arch. 625, p. 207-208; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Preightcontract between Felipe Dorta Henriques (1) Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam and skipper Dirck Outgersz. from Waarder, for a journey of the ship 't Paradijs, large 46 lasts, from Edam to Danzig and from there to Paro with a cargo ofrye at a freight of 5 ducats a last at 10 reals a ducat. If the skipper sails later than May 10 next, he will be fined 100 guilders.

(1) Felipe Dorta Henriques. He signs: Fellipe Dorta Henriques. He appears in 40 deeds from 1613 till 1661 in which he often acts as freighter and shipowner; he trades in grain, sugar and syrup. On July 27, 1622 he declares that he married Rachel Dorta in 1615. Witnesses are: Francisco Coutinho and Antonio Dias Toscana (D.T.B. 1008, p. 100). On May 1, 1641 Francisco Coutinho, Joseph Maestro and Aaron de Pas declare at the request of Catalina Henriques, widow of Sebastiao Rodrigues de Leao, that they have known her son Philippe Dorta Henriques, alias Joan Fernandes, for more than 30 years, that he lives in Amsterdam, married there and has four children. They also declare that he went to Lisbon on business in 1639 where he was emprisoned because of his religion by the Inquisition and that he is still a prisoner there (Not. Arch. 1059, fol. 83-83v.; Not. J. v.d. Ven). His Jewish alias is Mozes Dorta. This appears from his will dated April 29, 1661. In this will he appoints as his heirs his son Aron Dorta and his daughter Hester Nunes, wife of Abraham Nunes. His wife Rifica Dorta will enjoy the usufruct of his estate (Not. Arch. 2166, fol. 92-96; Not. Adriaen Loek). He dies shortly afterwards (De Castro, carton 11 No. 63).
No. 1715 (1619, May 6, Not. Arch. 611 B, fol. 552v.-553; Not. Pieter Rutjens.)
Contract of employment between Manuel Mendes Cardoso, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and Matheus Mollenhauwer from Danzig, clothmaker. During a period of one year, starting on May 8, 1619 Mollenhauwer will be employed by Cardoso at a wage of 44 pounds Flemish a year. He will card, spin, weave and perform all other jobs that are necessary in the production of cloth. He will take the cloth to the fulling-mill and the dye house, supervise the workers and hire good workers whom he knows. On Sabbath and holy days Mollenhauwer will have to work elsewhere with the wool that Cardoso will provide. In winter Cardoso will provide heating. During this year Mollenhauwer may not work for anyone else on penalty of a fine that will be set by the judicial authorities. If Cardoso fires him during the year, he will have to pay him his full wages.
No. 1719 (1619, May 14, Not. Arch. 625, p. 211-213; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Paulus van der Laan in Amsterdam, proxy of Pieter PauweIsen, Jacob Martsz. Botman and Pieter Cornelisz. van Marcken, burghers of Enkhuizen and owners of the ship De Jager of skipper Aris Martsz. from Enkhuizen, acting for themselves and for their co-owners, declares that he has received from Bento Osorio 428 guilders, 9 stivers and 8 pennies in payment of 1.602 reals at 34 maravedis a piece (taking the ducat of 375 maravedis at 118 groats a piece). Osorio owed this sum to skipper Martsz. for the remaining freight of wheat that was loaded in Danzig and unloaded in Tangier.
No. 1843 (1619, September 3, Not. Arch. 625, p. 291 -292; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jan Albertsz. from Etersheim, for a journey of the ship De Witte Valck, large 130 lasts. The ship is to sail from Amsterdam to Setubal and from there to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at a freight of 9 guilders, 15 stivers a last, at a rate of 1 Polish florin at 31 stivers. If the skipper has to pay same lasts of salt in the Sont in payment of shipping duties, the freight will be increased with one guilder a last.
No. 1844 (1619, September 3, Not. Arch. 645 A, p. 812-813; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Jorge Vas Porto, 52 years old, and Antonio Pinheiro (Pinerao), 26 years old, Portuguese from Amsterdam, make the following statement at the request of Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam. In May last an Armenian merchant, called Jorge, came to Amsterdam from Danzig. Francisco Dias Nunes, merchant in Danzig, had recommended this Armenian to Coutinho, in order that Coutinho would help him with the sale of some bales of camlet that he had brought with him. Coutinho paid the shipping duties and other expenses and did everything to effect the sale of the camlet. This was not successful since the Armenian stuck to a high price.
No. 1855 (1619, September 19, Not. Arch. 625, p. 304-306; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Claes Cornelisz. from Hoorn for a journey of the ship De Fortuijn, large 60 lasts. The ship is to sail in ballast from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there to Aveiro with wheat and rye at a freight of 6 ducats a last, with the ducat at 3 guilders.
No. 1857 (1619, September 23, Not. Arch. 611 B.fol. 596v. Not. Pieter Ruttens.)
Jean Deutz declares that Jean de Navaillors drew a bill of exchange on him for Francisco Dias Nunes, merchant in Danzig, of 400 pounds, dated September 3, 1619, to be paid to Daniel Colpin, the value received from Jan Benoit and according to Nunes's advice, for the account of Mathieu Captan. Although Deutz has no commission from Captan, he is willing to accept the bill in honour of the drawer, If the provision does not come in time.
No. 2035 (1620, March 9, Not. Arch. 645 A. p. 920-921; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Lucas Willemsz. Bloem from Kampen, 38 years old, former skipper of the ship De Goudsbloem, makes the following statement at the request of Felipe d'Orta Henriques and Miguel de Pas, Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam. In the autumn of 1619 his ship was freighted in Danzig with 75 lasts of rye and 15 lasts of wheat by Francisco Dias Nunes and Abraham Pels, merchants in Danzig. In the Baltic sea the ship sprang a leak in a heavy gale and they were compelled to jettison part of the cargo. When they came to the river Meuse they found that the grain had got heated. They sailed into Rotterdam harbour on December 29. The grain was unloaded there and stored in an attic, for which expenses were made.
No. 2059 (1620, March 26, Not. Arch. 625, p. 481-483; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Francisco de Pas, merchant in Amsterdam acting for Gabriel Lopes, merchant in Hamburg, and skipper Pieter Outgersz. from Warder, for a journey with the ship St. Pieter, large 50 lasts of rye, from Amsterdam via Danzig, where the (ship) will be loaded, to Viana or Porto, at a freight of 5½ crusados at 10 reals a crusado a last. After delivery the skipper will receive a bonus of 3 crusados. If in Danzig wood or other goods that cannot be measured per last are loaded, the skipper will be paid for 50 lasts at 5½ crusados.
No. 2063 (1620, March 31, Not. Arch. 645 B, p. 949-952; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Manuel Thomas and Francisco Sanches, Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam, also acting for their co-owners, seIl to skipper Cornelis Jansz. Hagenaer from Schiedam, the ship and its appurtenances on which Pieter Corsz. used to be skipper and that has arrived from Danzig with 58 lasts of rye, at a price of 3700 guilders, to be paid within six weeks.(1) Rem Muijs, chercher (2), burgher of Amsterdam stands surety for his brother in-law Cornelis Jansz. Hagenaer.

(1) The instrument contains a specified list of the equipment of the ship.
(2) Tax official, toll-agent, official of the Admiralty in the outside service.
No. 2072 (1620, April 10, Not. Arch 625, p. 493-496; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Miguel Esteves de Pina and Denis Yanes (lenes), Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam on the one side and skipper Pieter Jansz. Vooren from Middelie on the other side, for a journey with the ship De Witte Leeuw, large 80 lasts, from Amsterdam, via Danzig where 75 lasts of rye and a greathundred (1) of pipe-staves will be loaded, to Viana or Porto, at a freight of 5½ ducats of 10 reals a ducat a last. The skipper will receive a bonus of 5 ducats for carrying the pipe staves.

(1) = 120 pieces
No. 2101 (1620, May 19, Not. Arch. 625, p. 533-535; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Skipper Pieter Corssen from Amsterdam conveys with his owners' consent to skipper Cornelis Jansz. Hagenaer from Schiedam and his owners the ship De Fortuijn, large 58 lasts of rye, with which cargo the ship arrived from Danzig and on which ship Corssen was skipper. Francisco Sanches, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, one of the former owners of the ship, stands surety for Corssen.
No. 2115 (1620, June 4, Not. Arch. 625, p. 551-554; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Francisco de Pas, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, makes the following statement. On March 26 of this year, he, acting in the name of Gabriel Lopes, Portuguese merchant in Hamburg, in the presence of Dirck Thomasz., sworn broker, made a freight contract with Dirck Outgersz. from Warder, skipper of the ship St. Pieter, for a journey from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo of rye to Viana or Porto. De Pas has now found out that the ship is in Dunkirk and that the skipper did not fulfill the contract. The rye is still stored on attics in Danzig and the price of rye has gone down in Portugal, all this to the damage of Gabriel Lopes. De Pas holds the skipper and his owners responsibie for all expenses.
No. 2162 (1620, July 30, Not. Arch. 628, p. 42-43; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Diogo da Silva, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Pieter Gerbrantsz. from Oosthuizen, for a journey with the ship De Groene Papegaij, large 95 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there to Lisbon with a cargo of rye or wheat, at a freight of 20 guilders a last of rye and 23 guilders a last of wheat, calculating the Portuguese crusado at three guilders. The skipper will receive a primage of 4 crusados.
No. 2169 (1620, August 12, Not. Arch. 628, p. 51-54; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Francisco Coutinho. Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and Frederick Cornelisz. from Venhuizen, for a journey with the ship De Orangeboom, large 70 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo of rye to Villa do Conde, at a freight of 7¾ crusados a last at 10 reals a crusado. The skipper will receive a letter of recommendation for someone in Porto who will help him to get a returncargo of e.g. sugar.
No. 2170 (1620, August 13, Not. Arch. 628, p. 54.56; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Diogo da Silva, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Claes Cornelisz. Ghijsz. from Zaandam, for a journey with the ship De Orangienboom, large 80 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo, consisting for one third part of wheat and two third parts of rye to Porto or Viana, at a freight of 7 and 7 ½ ducats a last (each for one half).
No. 2174 (1620, August 18, Not. Arch. 628, p. 60-63; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Francisco de Pas, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, acting for Gabriel Lopes, merchant in Hamburg, and skipper Dirck Jansz. Cuijper from Hoorn, for a journey with the ship De Hoope, large 120 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo of rye and 10 or Iliasts of wheat to Lisbon or Porto, at a freight of 7 crusados a last if he unloads in Lisbon and 7¼ crusados if he unloads in Porto, If more than 10 or 11 lasts of wheat are loaded in Danzig, the skipper will receive one ducat a last more for all loaded wheat.
No. 2175 (1620, August 18, Not. Arch. 628, p. 63-66; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Diogo da Silva, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Gerrit Jansz. from Krommeniedijk, for a journey with the ship De Bonte Koe, large 60 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo of rye and/or wheat to Porto, at a freight of 7½ ducats a last of rye and 8½ ducats a last of wheat.
No. 2179 (1620, August 24, Not. Arch. 628, p. 75-77; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Francisco de Pas, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, acting for Gabriel Lopes, merchant in Hamburg, and skipper Cornelis Jacobsz. from Huisduinen, for a journey with the ship Brandaris, large 150 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo of rye and 10 to 12 lasts of wheat to Porto or Lisbon, at a freight of 7 crusados a last for Lisbon and 7½ crusados a last for Porto.
No. 2180 (1620, August 26, Not. Arch. 628, p. 73-75; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Miguel Esteves de Pina, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and Pieter Claesz. from Wieringen, for a journey with the ship Jonas, large 100 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo of 80 lasts of rye and further wheat up till a total of 94 lasts, to Porto, at a freight of 7½ crusados of 10 reals a last.
No. 2181 (1620, August 27, Not. Arch. 628, p. 77-79; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Miguel Esteves de Luna and Denis Yanes (Jenes) (1) Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam, and skipper Laurens Simonsz. from Graft, for a journey with the ship De Griffioen, large 80 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with a cargo of 75 lasts of rye and a greathundred of pipe-staves to Porto and Viana, at a freight of 7½ cursados of 10 reals a last of rye and 6 crusados for the pipe-staves.

(1) He was bom in Lisbon in about 1596. There are 33 instruments known of him from 1619 till 1675. He acts as freighter of sugar, oil, wine, candied peel, rye and tobacco and as insurer. According to Kellenbenz he had a modest turnover in the bank in Hamburg in 1619 and came to Amsterdam in 1619. In 1619 he married Sara Osorio, a daughter of Bento Osorio. From an instrument of May 15, 1668 it appears that he had nine children, namely Ribca Aboab who married Fernando Osorio, Ester Aboab who married Jacob da Costa, Jacob Aboab (Osorio) alias Jacob Jenes Osorio, Rachel Aboab who married Antonio Peres Mendes alias Izak Gabai Mendes, Izak Aboab alias Izak Jenes, Abigail Aboab who married Manuel Coutinho alias Abraham Mendes Coutinho, Jozef Aboab, Baruch Aboab who died in 1663 and who married Ribca da Costa, daughter of Jozef da Costa, and Salomon Aboab Jenes who died on November 15, 1667. His Jewish alias is Abraham Aboab. He should not be confused with Alfonso Rodrigues Cardoso, Antonio Faleiro (from Hamburg) or Francisco Sanches who use the same alias. He is probably the first Portuguese Jew to own landed estate. He acquired an estate in Maarssen, called "Hogesant" that he left in 1665 to his minor grandson Abraham Aboab, son of the mentioned Baruch Aboab. His wife died in 1672. (1.-S. Révah in Annuaire du Collège de France 69, 1969-1970, p. 580; D.T.B. 1008, p. 102, 10 August 1622; Kellenbenz, p.. 115; 21 March 1665, Not. Arch. 2894 A, p. 1395-1397, Not. Pieter Padthuijsen; 15 May 1668, Not. Arch. 2897, p. 293-294, Not. Pieter Padthuijsen; 4 February 1675, Not. Arch. 2909, p. 937-938, Not. Pieter Padthuijsen; 5 February 1675, Not. Arch. 2909, p. 935, Not. Pieter Padthuijsen; Deed No. 424, note; 11 August 1640, Not. Arch. 1055, fol. 225, Not. Joost van de Ven; R. van Luttervelt, De Buitenplaatsen aan de Vecht, Lochem 1948, p. 24 and 26; Jac. Zwarts, "Portugeesche Joden te Maarssen en Maarsseveen in de 17e eeuw", Jaarboekje van het oudheidkundig genootschap "Niflarlake", 1920, p. 16, 1922, p. 63 and 1927, p. 21 ff; De Castro, Carton 13, No. 171/171 A).
No. 2182 (1620, August 27, Not. Arch. 628, p. 79-81; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Diogo da Silva, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Jan Cornelisz. from Zaandam, for a journey with the ship De Jager, large 100 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with 95 lasts of rye and wheat to Lisbon, at a freight of 7 crusados a last of rye and 8 crusados a last of wheat at 10 reals a crusado.
No. 2188 (1620, August 31, Not. Arch. 164, fol. 30v.; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Protest of non-acceptance. The widow of Aert van Erp requests Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, to accept a bill of exchange of 106 crowns, 4 shillings at 126½ groats a crown. The bill was drawn in Bordeaux on luly 24, 1620 at 20 days sight by Fourcade. The value was received from François Fiany, to be put on the account of François Dias Nunes in Danzig. The bill is to be paid to Laurens Vannelly in Paris who endorsed the bill to the said widow of Aert van Erp. Coutinho refuses to accept since he has no order from the said Nunes in Danzig. Charles de Latfeur, Philippe Calandrine and Andries van der Meulen, merchants in Amsterdam, accept the bill for the honour and the account of Laurens Vannelly in Paris.
No. 2190 (1620, September 4, Not. Arch. 628, p. 84-86; Not. Sibran Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Miguel Esteves de Pina, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Rem Jacobsz. from Zaandam, for a joumey with the ship De Nachtegael, large 80 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and from there with 80 lasts ofrye and a greathundred of pipe-staves to Porto, at a freight of 7½ crusados of 10 reals a last of rye and 6 crusados for the pipe-staves.
No. 2191 (1620, September 8, Not. Arch. 628, p. 86-88; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Miguel Esteves de Pina, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Jacob Jansz. Holooch from Durgerdam, for a journey with the ship De Fortuijn, large 75 lasts, from Delfshaven to Danzig and from there with a cargo of rye and 10 to 12 lasts of wheat and a great hundred of pipestaves to Viana, at a freight of 7½ crusados a last of rye, 8 crusados a last of wheat and 5 crusados for the pipe-staves.
No. 2295 (1609, May 11, Not. Arch. 115, fol. 121v.-122; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh. This instrument in Portuguese in Not. Arch. 645 B. p. 1223-1225. Not. Sibrant Cornelisz. Undated rough draft.)
Freight contract between Jehan Moreno in Lisbon, represented by Manuel Ximenes from Antwerp, the Iatter represented by Volkardus Overlander, merchant in Amsterdam. and skipper Sijmen Claesen from Edam, for a journey with the ship De Bosschieter, large 80 lasts. From Amsterdam to Setubal and from there with a cargo of salt to Amsterdam. Danzig or Königsberg, at a freight of 12 guilders, 15 stivers a last of salt if the destination is Amsterdam and three guilders a last more if it is Danzig or Königsberg.
No. 2296 (1609, May 11, Not. Arch. 116, fol. 33-33v; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight cntract between Jehan Moreno in Lisbon, represented by Manuel Ximenes from Antwerp, the latter represented by Volkardus-Overlander, merchant in Amsterdam, and skipper Cornelis Jacobsen from Zaandam, for a journey with the ship De Witte Swaen, large 65 lasts, with grain and other goods of other freighters to the profit of the skipper from Amsterdam to the Condado, where the contract will begin after the ship has been unloaded. Then to Setubal and from there with a cargo of salt to Amsterdam, Danzig or Königsberg, at a freight of 11 guilders, 15 stivers a last of salt if the destination is Amsterdam and three guilders a last more if it is Danzig or Königsberg.
No. 2299 (1618, January 2, Not. Arch. 109., fol. 214v.-215; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Barent Jansz. from De Rijp, for a journey with the ship De Witte Duijff, large 130 lasts, from Amsterdam to Setubal and from there with a cargo of salt to Danzig, at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last of salt (calculating the Polish florin at 34 stivers).
No. 2300 (1618, January 9, Not. Arch. 109., fol. 215v.-216; Notl. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Pieter Jansen Kervel from Hoogwoud, for a journey with the ship Het Casteel van Medemblick, large 160 lasts, from Amsterdam to Setubal and from there with a cargo of salt to Danzig, at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last of salt (calculating the Polish florin at 34 stivers, 8 pennies). The shipper will get one guilder a last more for every last he unloads in the Sound.
No. 2303 (1618, February 27, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 220v.-221; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Auwel Clasen, from Graft, for a journey with the ship De Visscher, large 140 lasts, from Amsterdam to Setubal and from there to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last and one guilder more for every last of salt that the skipper will have unloaded in the Sound, calculating the Polish florin at 34½ stivers.
No. 2308 (1618, July 20, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 226-226v; Not Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Sijvert Gatges from Hindelopen, for a journey with the ship 't Seepaert, large 120 lasts, from Amsterdam to Pasajes in the service of another merchant and from there to Setubal and then to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at a freight of 9 guilders, 15 stivers a last (calculating the Polish florin at 34 stivers).
No. 2310 (1619, August 1, Not. Arch. 109, fol. 227v-228.; Not. Jan Fransz. Bruyningh.)
Freight contract between Bento Osorio and skipper Jacob Ysbrantsz. Vlieland from Medemblik, for a journey with the ship De Pellicaen, large 140 lasts, from Amsterdam to Setubal and then to Danzig with a cargo of salt, at a freight of 9 guilders, 10 stivers a last (calculating the Polish florin at 31 stivers a last).
No. 2358 (1621, February 26, Not. Arch. 645 B, p. 1445-1447; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
The following agreement is made between Miguel Esteves de Pina, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam and former freighter of the ship De Witte Leeuw of which Pieter Jansen Voom from Middelie was skipper, on the one side and Willem Cornelisz. Ameland and Dirck Thomasz. Glimmer, from Amsterdam, former owners, also acting for their co-owners, on the other side. Pina claimed from the skipper and his owners a sum of 808½ ducats for 18½ lasts and 10 alguieras of rye which were not delivered in Oporto from the 75 lasts the skipper had loaded in Danzig, with every last priced at 224 alguieras and every aguiera at 8 reis, which was the price of rye upon arrival in Oporto. The skipper and his owners wanted 412½ ducats as the freight price of 75 lasts of rye at 5½ crusados a last according to the freight contract, 6 ducats for anchorage- and pilotage dues in Galicia, 3¾ ducats for a primage15 of one vintem a last 8¼ ducats for small expenses in Oporto and 18¼ ducats for other expenses in Oporto due because of the 18¼ lasts of rye that were delivered less, the total amounting to 4483¾ ducats. The freighter will receive the difference of 3593¾ ducats. Acting for the owners, the said Ameland gives Pina a bill of exchange for this amount, chargeable to Cornelis Carelsen in Oporto, to be paid there at usance to Thomas Fereira. When the bill has been paid Fereira will lift the attachment that was placed on the money due to the skipper and his owners. An previous agreements that were made in Oporto are null and void. If the bill is not accepted or paid in time in Oporto, the owners are obliged to pay the said sum promptly in Amsterdam.
No. 2402 (1621, May 7, Not. Arch. 645 B, p. 290-291; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Pieter Willemsz. Schram from Enkhuizen declares that Thomas Nunes Pina appointed him as managing skipper of the ship Jonas, large 55 lasts, for a journey from Amsterdam to La Oratava, where he is to deliver the cargo to Joan Teixeira or his agent; he is then to sail to Gomera to load goods and return to La Oratava for the rest of his cargo, with which he is to return to Texel. At Texel he is to wait for a message whether he is to sail on to Danzig or to go to Amsterdam to unload the ship.
No. 2404 (1621, May 12, Not. Arch. 628, p. 297-298; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, gives a power of attorney to … (1) in Danzig to attach there with Francisco Dias Nunes, merchant in Danzig, goods, claims etc. that belong to Felipe Dorta Henriques, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, in order to recover what the said Henriques still owes him.

(1) The name of the proxy is not filled in.
No. 2405 (1621, May 13, Not. Arch 628, p. 295-297; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Notice served at the request of Felipe d'Orta Henriques, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, upon Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam. Henriques requests from Coutinho immediate payment of the 36 pounds Flemish that Francisco Dias Nunes, merchant in Danzig, transferred to Coutinho for the account of Henriques. Coutinho answers that the sum cIaimed by Henriques comes from wine sent to Danzig from Spain, for which he, Coutinho, paid the full sum.
No. 2479 (1621, August 21, Not. Arch. 628 p. 367-369; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Thomas Nunes Pina and Antoni Hendirxsz., skipper from Amsterdam, for a journey of the ship Sampson, large 65 lasts, of which Pina is the owner. The ship is to sail with goods from Amsterdam to La Oratava (Canary Islands) where the cargo is to be delivered to Joao Teixeira, reload in Gomera and La Oratava and back to Texel, where it will be decided whether the skipper is to sail on to Amsterdam or to Danzig. In the latter case the skipper is to return to Amsterdam, after having unloaded in Danzig. The skipper declares that Pina engaged him as skipper and that he and the crew were given their promised advances.
No. 2500 (1621, October 3, Not. Arch. 645B, p. 1374; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Marcus Pels, 32 years old, merchant in Amsterdam, makes the following statement at the request of Bento Osorio, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam. In november 1618 he sold to Osorio 24 lasts, 22 muids and 3 bushels of prime Polish wheat and helped Osorio to buy another consignment of Polish wheat from Arent Dirxsz. Bosch, amounting to a total of 70 lasts, including the wheat he sold to Osorio. The wheat was good enough to be shipped to Tanger or Seuta and better than several cargoes of wheat loaded in Danzig by the brothers of Marcus Pels for Osorio, destined for Tanger and Seuta, for which cargoes Osorio thanked him on several occasions. The said 70 lasts were not mixed with any rye, as often happens with Polish wheat.
No. 2524 (1621, November 17, Not. Arch. 384 B, fol. 763; Not. Jacob and Nicolaes Jacobs.)
Pieter Jacobsz., skipper of the ship De Swarte Leeuw, 32 years old and Volcard Volcardsz., sailor on this ship, 19 years old, declare at the request of Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, that on November 1 of this year they left Enkhuizen with this ship in ballast for Danzig and that they encountered a very heavy storm on the following night, in which they lost three anchors, a new rope, one third of another new rope and about half of the daily rope and that in order to save the ship and their lives, they were compelled to cut down the mast and the standing rigging.
No. 2590 (1622, March 17, Not. Arch. 645 E, p. 1626-1627; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, authorizes Nicolaes Rijckaert, attorney before the court of Hoorn, and skipper Pieter Jacobsz. from Hoorn, to reclaim in his name as owner of the ship De Swarte Leeuw on which Pieter Jacobsz. was skipper, from those who had been engaged for a journey from Enkhuizen to Danzig, half of their wages that had been advanced to them.
No. 2592 (1622, March 18, Not. Arch. 645 E, p. 1629-1630; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, authorizes Mr. Willem Cornelisz. in 't Wijnhuijs, attorney before the court of Enkhuizen, to reclaim in his name as owner of the ship De Swarte Leeuw on which Pieter Jacobsz. from Hoorn was skipper, from those who were engaged for a journey with this ship from Enkhuizen to Danzig, and who have received half of their wages in hand in advance, this half of their wages, since the journey did not take place.
No. 2646 (1622, June 13, Not. Arch. 646 A, p. 120 and 125; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Pieter Pels, 30 years old, merchant in Amsterdam, makes the following statement at the request ot Bento Osorio, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam. During his sojourn in Danzig he loaded several ships with wheat destined tor Tanger and Ceuta on the orders of Osorio. This wheat was ordinary Polish wheat, not prime quality, mixed with rye as Polish wheat normally is. There have never been any complaints about this. On the contrary, Osorio thanked him for loading the ships with this wheat.
No. 2690 (1622, August 10, Not. Arch. 646 A, p. 210-211; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Notice served at the request of Goosen Gerritsen, skipper from Danzig, upon Miguel de Pas and Duarte Saraiva, Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam. The skipper says that he is willing to continue and accomplish the journey to Porto which he agreed upon in Danzig with Francisco Dias Nunes according to the freight-contract, provided that they indemnify him for the goods that they loaded in the ship and promise him that he will receive the freight-price. De Pas answers that he does not see how he is responsible for the freight-price, but that he, as weil as Saraiva, acknowledge the notice.
No. 2698 (1622, August 29, Not. Arch. 629, fol. 4-4v.; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Notice served at the request of Miguel de Pas, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, proxy of Joao Coronel, upon skipper Goossen Gerritsz. from Danzig. De Pas requests delivery of the hemp and flax that the skipper loaded in Danzig from Francisco Dias Nunes for the account of Coronel, to be shipped to Porto. The ship, however, was seized by a man-of-war and taken to Hoorn, where the AdmiraIty released the ship on July 29, so that it could continue its intended joumey, on the condition that the flax and hemp would be unloaded. De Pas is willing to pay the freight for these goods for the journey from Danzig to Holland, provided that the skipper delivers the goods to him or provides bail for the freight-price that may be awarded to the skipper according to the verdict of the Admiralty of August 18. The skipper answers that he adheres to the freight contract and that he wishes to receive the full freight-price. (42)

(42) On fol. 3 a similar notice at the request of Francisco de Pas in the name of Gabriel Lopes, merchant in Hamburg, for goods loaded in Danzig by Francisco Dias Nunes. (1622, July ... [date not filled in]).
No. 2700 (1622, September 1, Not. Arch. 628, p. 508-510; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Francisco Vas de Leao, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, proxy of Duarte and Jorge Pereira, Portuguese merchants who used to live in Amsterdam, authorizes Gilles Anne, merchant in Saint-Malo, sojourning in Danzig, to claim from Salomon Voerknecht, merchant in Danzig, payment of a sum of money that Voerknecht owes according to the verdict of the Insurance Chamber of Amsterdam, concerning an insurance for Duarte and Jorge Pereira for goods loaded in the ship St. Petro St. Paulo of skipper Petro Julian for a journey from Venice to Istanbul.
No. 2721 (1622, October 13, Not. Arch. 385B, fol. 354-355; Not. Jacob and Nicolaes Jacobs.)
Freight-contract between Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, also acting for his company, and skipper Douwe Reiniersz., from Friedrichstadt (Schieswick-Holstein), who is represented by Cornelis Jansz. Goudtsblom, for a joumey with the ship Vredenrijck, large 110 lasts, from Friedrichstadt to Danzig where 100 lasts of rye and possibly other goods will be loaded, and then to Porto or Lisbon, at a freight-price of 14 ducats a last of rye, with the ducat at 10 reais.
No. 2757 (1622, December 1, Not. Arch. 737, p. 336-337; Not. Hendrick Bruyningh.)
Protest of non-acceptance. Jacob Jansz. Hop, merchant in Amsterdam, requests Jeronimo Rodrigues de Sousa, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, to accept a bill-of-exchange of 300 pounds Flemish, drawn at 10 weeks sight in Danzig on November 14, 1622 by Francisco Dias Nunes, the value received from Jan Simosen for the account of Manuel Namias in Hamburg. The drawee refuses to accept the bill since he has no orders from the person for whose account the bill was drawn. On the same day Francisco Coutinho accepts the bill in honour and for the account of the drawer.
No. 2759 (1622, December 7, Not. Arch. 646 A, p. 306; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Notice served at the request of Henrico Zacuto, alias Moses Zacuto, Portuguese broker in Amsterdam, upon Diogo Martins, Portuguese merehant in Amsterdam. When Zacuto had bought 38 cloths from Martins which were then kept by Francisco Dias Nunes in Danzig, he wrote to Hamburg to say that a special messenger should be sent to his sons Abraham Bensamerro and Mordecehay Zacuto in Poznan to notify them that he had bought the cloths from Martins and that they would be sent to Poznan to be traded there. His sons have not yet received the cloths, while they are making expenses there amounting to three rixdollars a week. Zacuto passed a bond of 200 pounds Flemish to the benefit of Martins. He says that the term of the bond wilI not begin before the day on which the cloths have been sent trom Danzig to Poznan. He holds Martins liable for all damages and costs since the value of cloth is ten percent higher in the winter than in the summer. Martins acknowledges the notice.
No. 2821 (1623, February 22, Not.Arch. 646 A, p. 489-490; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Notice served at the request of Cornelis Jansz. Goutsbloem, merchant in Amsterdam, upon Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam. Goutsbloem asks Coutinho if he abides by the freight-contract that he made with Coutinho before notary Nicolaes Jacobs in October 1622.Coutinho answers that he is no longer bound to load the ship in Danzig in compliance with the contract, since his agent there had the cargo ready in the autumn of last year and that moreover he is entitled to claim from Goutsbloem the loss of ane crusado a last that he had to pay to the skippers of two other ships above the price agreed upon with Goutsbloem. His agent had to load 100 lasts of rye in these ships in Danzig when Goutsbloem's ship failed to appear, for which he paid 50 crusadas a last. Since Goutsbloem's ship arrived too late it was impossible to obtain a permit to ship superior grain because the magistrates of Danzig ordered the customs house (Du.: 'pontkamer') to be closed. Only a consignment of inferior grain that nobody wanted to buy, could be shipped. Coutinho is willing to write to his agent in Hamburg to obtain another cargo for the ship. Goutsbloem adheres to the contract and holds Coutinho responsible for all expenses.
No. 2840 (1623, March 27, Not. Arch. 629, fol. 79-80; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight contract between Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam and skipper Sijmen Abbes from Molkwerum for a journey with the ship Abrahams Offerande, large 125 lasts, from Amsterdam to Danzig and Königsberg where 125 lasts of goods will be loaded; then to Bordeaux and possibly to Brouage, Oléron, Ile de Ré or Sendre and back to Danzig at a freight-price of 20 guilders a last for goods unloaded in Bordeaux and 13 guilders a last for goods loaded in Bordeaux and 13 guilders for every last of salt loaded in the other places. If the return cargo consists of salt, half of the ship's capacity will be at the disposal of the skipper and his owners. If the skipper does not meet with a convoy on his outward and return voyage, he will first have to call at a port in Holland for a convoy before he continues his journey.
No. 2846 (1623, March 29, Not. Arch. 646 A, p. 508-510; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz. In Portuguese.)
On November 2, 1622 Diogo Martins Bondia, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, sold to Moses Zacuto, alias Henrico Zacuto, sworn Portuguese broker in Amsterdam, 38 pieces of cIoth that are in Danzig in the hands of Francisco Dias Nunes, at a price of 432 pounds Flemish. Of this sum Zacuto still owes 200 pounds Flemish, of which a deed was drawn up by Zacuto and his wife Branca de Tavora. Bondia agrees with Zacuto that Zacuto will first receive 28 pieces of cIoth, of which Bondia will notify Nunes in Danzig. Nunes will hand the 38 pieces over to the sons of Zacuto, for which Zacuto has transferred the 261 pounds Flemish to Bondia that Joao Gonçalves owes to Zacuto. Thomas Fernandes and Antonio Lopes Pereira sign as witnesses.
No. 2888 (1623, May 23, Not.Arch. 646 A, p. 542 and 547; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Skipper Hinderich Dock from Danzig declares that Francisco Coutinho, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, has bought for him in Enkhuizen a new ship 't Land van Beloften, large 90 lasts, with its equipment, from Andries Jansz. Hamburger at a sum of 9.418 guilders. The ship is ready to sail from Amsterdam to Danzig. He promises to pay this sum after his arrival in Danzig to the person appointed by Francisco Dias Nunes, alias Francisco Coutinho. Coutinho may appoint Antoni Hendrixsen next to him as supervisor on the ship for the journey from Amsterdam to Danzig.
No. 2928 (1623, June 29, Not. Arch. 386, fol. 264-264v.; Not. Jacob and Nicolaes Jacobs.)
Cornelis Claesz. from Kuinre, mate, 28 years old, Jan Jochumsz. from Danzig, 30 years old, and Arent Jansz., cook, 32 years old, all having sailed on the ship St.Michiel with skipper Jan Raetgens, make the following statement at the request of the said skipper. About two and a half months ago Raetgens engaged them with other crew members for a journey from Amsterdam to Malaga. They received two months' wages. They helped to load the cargo that consisted mostly of wood and packed goods. The ship and the cargo belong to Francisco Vas de Leao and Michael Cardoso, Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam, who dismissed Raetgens, themselves and the rest of the crew on June 21 without giving any reasons and hired others in their stead.
No. 3031 (1623, November 15, Not Arch. 631, p. 19-20; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz; Copy of this instrument in Not.Arch. 351 A, fol. 34v-35.)
Thomas Nunes Pina and Christovao Mendes Franco, Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam, authorize Francisco Dias Nunes, merchant in Danzig, to attach the ship De Hope, large 70 to 80 lasts, with former skipper Andres Richart from Edinburgh, which ship was seized with a cargo of sugar and other goods by a privateer in May 1623 on its journey from Viana to Amsterdam, and to claim the cargo. They have heard that this ship, of which they are the owners, was given to a skipper from Danzig whose ship had been taken by this privateer.
No. 3035 (1623, November 17, Not Arch. 387, fol 206-206v. Not. Jacob and Nicolaes Jacobs.)
Antonio Nunes Torres, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, sells to Jean Gilles, merchant in Amsterdam, 18 fardels of cinnamon or as much as is stil unsold and in possession of Francisco Dias Nunes in Danzig at the price of 23 stivers a pound. The cinnamon is of the same quality as the 11 fardels that Torres sold and delivered to Gilles. Twenty-three pounds of tare will be deducted from every fardel. The seller will have the 18 fardels, or as many as are still unsold delivered by Nunes to Lion Cambier, merchant in Hamburg. The buyer is to pay for the cinnamon in Amsterdam one month after is been established here that the delivery has taken place. There will then be a discount for thirteen months at eight percent a year.
No. 3118 (1624, March 11, Not Arch. 631, p. 98-100; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Protest of non-payment. Diogo Fernandes Dias, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, re quests from Willem Jansz. de Wit, merchant in Amsterdam, payment of a bill-of-exchange of 230 pounds Flemish, drawn on two months' sight by Jeremias Darras in Danzig on 7 December 1623, the value received from Francisco Dias Nunes. A young man says that De Wit is not at home.
No. 3160 (1624, May 23, Not. Arch. 631, p. 157-159; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Freight-contract between Duarte Nunes da Costa and Lopo Ramires, Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam and skipper Tannis Claesz. from Danzig. It concerns a journey with the ship Tobias, large 150 lasts, from Zeeland to Setubal and back to Amsterdam with a cargo of salt at a freight price of 250 guilders for each hundred of salt. The agent of the freighters in Setubal may also order the skipper to bad sugar, jewelry or precious stones.
No. 3262 (1624, December 17, Not Arch. 631, p. 281-282; Not. Sibrant Cornelisz.)
Protest of non-payment. Miguel Cardoso and Rodrigo Alvares de Pas, Portuguese merchants in Amsterdam, request from Hans van Soest, merchant in Amsterdam, payment of a bill-of-exchaoge of 84 pounds and 6 shillings Flemish, drawn in Danzig on 26 November 1624 by Johan de Haen with a term of 1 month after sight, the value received from Francisco Dias. Van Soest's wife says that her husband is not at home. On the same day broker Jaques Wijnegen declares that the usual rate of exchange of Danizg is: 203 groschen for one pound Flemish, to be paid one month after sight.
No. 3263 (1624, December 18, Not.Arch. 389, fol. 4 Not. Jacob and Nicolaes Jacobs.)
Protest of non-acceptance. Diego Fernandes Dias, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, requests from Hans van Soest, merchant in Amsterdam, payment of a bill-of -exchange of 115 pounds and 14 shillings Flemish, drawn in Danzig on 26 November 1624 by Johan de Haen with a term of 1 month after sight, the value received from Francisco Dias. Van Soest's servant says that his master had to stay away because of a serious lack of money but that the bill would certainly be paid by the drawer.
No. 3509 (1627, February 3, Not. Arch. 394 f. 6, Not. Jacob and Nicolaes Jacobs.)
Notice served at the request of Rodrigo Alvares de Pas, acting for his father Francisco de Pas, upon Pieter Seullijn, Jan Bicker and Bartolomeus Bertels, merchants in Amsterdam, who insured for the said Francisco de Pas hemp and other goods loaded in the ship of Skipper Goosen Gerritsz. The journey went from Danzig to Porto and the said hemp was unloaded in Hoorn and is now in the hands of Francisco Coutinho in Amsterdam. Coutinho keeps the hemp as security for the bail that he put up for the freight price that is claimed by the skipper, with whom he is involved in a litigation. De Pas requests that the insurers collect the hemp according to the abandonment made to them and to reach an agreement with Coutinho as if it were their own case, and requests them to allow him to transfer the policy to the Insurance Chamber to he dispatched.
No. 3555 (1627, July 25, Not. Arch. 634 f. 128v-129, Not. Sibrant Cornelisz)
Freight contract between Juan de Flaro, Portuguese merchant in Amsterdam, as freighter on the one side and skipper Harman Kramer from Danzig on the other side. The ship De Fortuijree, large 80 lasts, armed with four iron guns and four stone guns, will sail with goods from Amsterdam to Faro, sailing around England and Scotland. To load and back with figs and other goods within eight weeks and back to Amsterdam even if the bills of lading mention other places. The freight price amounts to 84 guilders a last. One last equals 160 small baskets of figs, 4000 pounds of figs in caskcts, 3600 pounds of almonds, four pipes of oil and 8 cases of sugar. If the skipper is the first to arrive in Amsterdam with figs, he will get a new coat.
Surname Index

Abbes 2840
Aboab 2181
Abravanel 1544
Adriaensz. 1118
Aires 516
Albertsz. 1843
Allertsz. 1105
Alvares 355
Alvares de Pas 3262 3509
Ameland 2358
Anne 2700
Arentsz. 1475
Asueres 55
Benoit 1857
Bensamerro 2759
Bernaldes Monteiro 516
Bertels 3509
Bicker 3509
Bloem 2035
Bol 1231 1330 1565 1570 1571 1572 1590
Bosch 2500
Bosschieter 1016
Botman 1719
Buggen 1331
Buijs 1023
Calandrine 2188
Cambier 3035
Captan 187
Cardoso 2928 3262
Carelsen 2358
Claesen 2295
Claesz. 925 1496 2180 2928 3160
Clasen 2303
Colpin 1857
Cornelisz. 800 938 1169 1176 1855 2169 2182 2592
Coronel 2698
Corssen 2101
Corsz. 2063
Coutinho 1331 1714 1844 1855 2169 2181 2188 2404 2405 2524 2590 2592 2721 2821 2840 2888 3509
Cuijper 2174
da Costa 2181
da Silva 516 2162 2170 2175 2182
Darras 3118
de Flaro 3555
de Haen 3263
de Latfeur 2188
de Navaillors 1857
de Pas 1714 2035 2059 2115 2174 2179 2690 2698 3509
de Pina 2072 2180
de Tavora 2846
de Verne 8
de Volts 55
de Wit 3118
Deutsz 1857
Dias 3262 3263
Dias Mendes 800
Dias Nunes 1331 1544 1844 1857 2035 2188 2404 2405 2690 2698 2757 2759 2846 2888 3031 3035 3118
Dias Ribeiro 987
Dias Toscana 1714
Dircksz. 1331
Dircxsen 1109
Dirksz. 1571
Dock 2888
Dorta 1714
Dorta Henriques 1544 1714 2035 2404 2405
Esteves de Luna 2181
Esteves de Pina 2190 2191 2358
Evertsz. 1476
Faleiro 2181
Fereira 2358
Fernandes 2846
Fernandes Dias 3118 3263
Fernandes Duarte 355
Fetges 355
Fiany 2188
Gabai Mendes 2181
Gabrantsz. 1159
Gatges 2308
Genartsz. 800
Gerbrantsz. 2162
Gerritsen 2690 2698
Gerritsz. 3509
Ghijsz. 2170
Gilles 3035
Gistelle 516
Glimmer 1330 1565 2358
Goncalves 2846
Goudtsblom 2721
Goutsbloem 2821
Grijp 263
Grisons 8 9
Hagenaer 2063 2101
Hendirxsz. 2479
Hendrixsen 2888
Henriques 1714
Holooch 2192
Homme 157
Honckelboer 800
Hop 2757
Ienes 2072
Isbrantsz. 1229
Jacobs 2821
Jacobsen 1200 2296
Jacobsz. 960 990 1215 2179 2190 2524 2590 2592
Jansen 1472
Jansz. 157 927 1330 1571 2175 2299 2928
Jenes 2181
Jochumsz. 2928
Julian 2700
Kervel 2300
Klinckhamer 55
Kramer 3555
Lopes 2059 2115 2174 2179 2698
Lopes Homem 157
Lopes Pereira 2846
Lopes Pinto 987 1565 1570 1571 1590
Lucassen 1679
Maestro 1714
Marcusz 1570
Martins 2759
Martins Bondia 2846
Martsz. 1719
Mendes Cardoso 1715
Mendes Franco 3031
Mezurado 516
Michielsz. 1137
Moen 1230
Mollenhauwer 1715
Moreno 2295 2296
Muijs 2063
Namias 2757
Nunes 263 355 1714
Nunes da Costa 3160
Nunes Pina 2402 2479 3031
Nunes Torres 3035
Osorio 925 927 938 960 962 987 990 1016 1023 1046 1051 1105 1109 1118 1137 1159 1169 1176 1186 1200 1215 1226 1229 1230 1231 1330 1472 1475 1476 1496 1565 1570 1572 1590 1679 1719 1843 2181 2299 2300 2303 2308 2310 2500 2646
Outgersz. 1714 2059 2115
Overlander 2295 2296
Pauwelsen 1719
Pels 1572 1590 2035 2500 2646
Pereira 2700
Peres Mendes 2181
Pietersz. 800
Pimentel 55
Pinerao 1844
Pinheiro 1844
Raetgens 2928
Ramires 3160
Reiniersz. 2721
Reyersz. 962
Richart 3031
Rijckaert 2590
Rodrigues de Leao 1714
Rodrigues de Sousa 355 2757
Rodrigues Ribeiro 987
Rodrigues Vega 8 9
Roos 1186
Ruis Vega 8
Sanches 2063 2101 2181
Saraiva 2690
Schoneman 1331
Scrahm 2402
Seullijn 3509
Simonsz. 2181
Simosen 2757
Sinel de Jonge 516
Slicker 1571
Smith 800
Staes 8
Teixeira 2479
Thomas 2063
Thomasz. 2115
Tonisz. 1051
van der Laan 1719
van der Meulen 2188
van Diemen 800
van Erp 2188
van Gistelen 516
van Marcken 1719
van Soest 3262 3263
van Streep 9
van Strepen 9
Vannelly 2188
Vas de Leao 2700 2928
Vas Porto 1844
Vlieland 2310
Voerknecht 2700
Vogelaer 1046 1226
Volcardsz. 2524
Vols 55
Volts 55
Voom 2358
Vooren 2072
Wijnegen 3262
Winkel 1544
Ximenes 2295 2296
Yanes 2072 2181
Zacuto 2759 2846

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