Reinier Scherius

Today I searched for him in several ways and came across some interesting stuff.

Open Archive search Scherius

This page shows that he was employed by the VOC as firstly a weapons masters mate on the ship Ceres.  Several other records show that he made his way up the ladder with each voyage to Indonesia, on different ships. It was usual to just rig out a vessel for the specific purpose of spice trade and man it and come the end of the voyage everyone was laid off and possibly got a share of the profits?

Another interesting site about VOC is VOC site which lists the ships.

and also VOC Kenniscentrum

I also found some mention of the name Scherius on Familie Archivaris and have signed up for free membership.


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