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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Dutch Captain: Johan de Witte

Johan the Witte lived from 1635 to 1683. He was son-in-law of De Ruyter, since he married De Ruyter's daughter Cornelia in1659. He was captain of a company of marines and distinguished himself in September 1673 at the siege of Naarden. Andrew says that Johan de Witte had fought in the Four Days' Battle and the St. James's Day Battle on board his father-in-law's flagship, the Zeven Provinciƫn. In October, the Admiralty of Amsterdam appointed him a captain. In 1674, he commanded the Provincie van Utrecht (60 guns) in De Ruyter's expedition to Martinique. Sources:
  1. J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.

  2. Carl Stapel, note "Vlootlijst van de tocht naar Martinique", 2005.

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