Van Rensselaer Manor Papers
Memorandum listing passengers indebted to the owners of the ship Rensselaerswijck for voyage from Amsterdam to New Netherland, 1636-1637
This document in the handwriting of Arent van Curler adds some interesting details about the final stages of the voyage of the ship Rensselaerswijck. The heading of the memorandum reads: "The following persons are indebted to the owners of the ship Rensselaerswijck for board beginning on the first of October anno 1636 and ending anno 1637 when each person landed in New Netherland." This memorandum contains the names of 33 men, women, and children and gives the exact date [or time?] when each person disembarked the ship. According to the log of the ship Rensselaerswijck printed in the Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, the ship departed Amsterdam, 25 September 1636, calling at Manhattan 4 March 1637, before arriving on 7 April 1637 at its final destination, Fort Orange.