COUDEN, JACOB [SSNE 7952]

Surname
COUDEN, COWDEN
First name
JACOB, JAMES

Text source

James Cowden was a Scot serving with the VOC in 1607 and was headed to the East Indies under Captain Jacob den Boudt. He had borrowed 30 guilders to buy equipment for his trip from one Jochom Willemsz Druyff and thus named Druyff and his wife, Neeltgen Michielsdr, his heirs to that amount. The rest he left to Druyff's children and to his own father, Peter Cowden, who was still living in Edinburgh.

 

Sources: Rotterdam Notarial Archive

http://www.stadsarchief.rotterdam.nl/archieven?mivast=184&mizig=365&miadt=184&milang=en&miview=ldt

GRONA (Gerrit Jansz van Woerden), 25/267/572. Testament, 29 November 1607.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, ROTTERDAM, VOC
Capacity SOLDIER, SAILOR ?, purpose VOC [MILITARY, NAVAL, COMMERCIAL]