SOLOURS, ROLAND [SSNE 5282]

Surname
SOLOURS
First name
ROLAND

Text source

The 'Welsh Englishman', Roland Solours, a 'quarter gunner' served the Dutch East India Company [VOC] in the castle on Ambon in the Spice Islands. He interpreted some of the English written testimony for the Dutch during the infamous massacre in 1623 along with the Scot, George Forbes of Aberdeen. 

Sources: CSPCol. IV, 1625-1629, pp.686-691. 'A true relation of The Netherland's Honourable East India Company's agents proceedings against the English at Amboyna…' by George Forbes, servant within the castle, 13 November 1629. For Forbes's testimony see also pp.411-412, 428, 449 and 528-9.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, THE DUTCH EAST INDIES, VOC, AMBON
Departed 1627-12-31, as QUARTER GUNNER
Capacity ARTILLERYMAN, purpose MILITARY