HERCULES, ALEXANDER [SSNE 7959]

Surname
HERCULES
First name
ALEXANDER

Text source

Alexander Hercules was a musketeer serving on the VOC ship Duyvel out of Delft under Captain William Andriesz in 1619. He named Christina Midi, his wife in Leith, his heir.

 

NB. George Sims [SSNE 7960] was another Scot serving on the Duyvel at this time.

 

Sources:

Rotterdam Notarial Archive

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

GRONA (Jacob Duyfhuysen), 37/141/305. Testament, 14 December 1619.

 

Steve Murdoch, “The Repatriation of Capital to Scotland, a case study of seventeenth-century Dutch testaments and miscellaneous notarial instruments,” in Mario Varricchio (ed.), Back to Caledonia: Scottish Homecomings from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Edinburgh, 2012), p. 37.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, ROTTERDAM, VOC
Capacity MUSKETEER, purpose VOC [MILITARY, COMMERCIAL]