|Jacob Huijbregtsz van Rosendael 1
master gardener 2
born Leiden 3
died 2 March 1662, Cape Town 4
| He arrived at the Cape on 9th April 1660 on the ship 'De Walvis'|
with the rank of 'adelborst', a trainee ship's officer, with a salary
of 10 guilders per month. On the 15th of May of that year he was
appointed acting master gardener, in charge of the Company's
garden at the Cape, responsible for providing fruit and vegetables
for the passing ships. On the 23 March 1661 his appointment was
confirmed, in recognition of his ability and success in the post, on
the full sarly of 25 guilders per month.
According to a letter dated 11th November 1660, his wife and four
children to join him at the Cape, and by 8th October 1661 they had
arrived, for his daughter Neeltje, aged 22, was promised in marriage
to Frans Gerritsz van den Uijthoorn, and married him on the 13th
of the same month.
On the 2nd March 1662, he died after a very short illness, leaving
his widow with two children and pregnant with a third.
(Sources: Resolutions of the Council of Policy, C2 1661, the Diary
of Jan Anthonisz van Riebeeck, March 1662, and Lorna Newcomb's
referenct to the letter in: Leibrandt's Precis of Letters and Documents