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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Dutch Naval Officer: Jan Corneliszoon Poot

Jan Corneliszoon Poot served the Admiralty of Zeeland as a commandeur. He fought in the First Schooneveld Battle, where he was in Cornelis Tromp's squadron. He had been with the fleet on 23 May, prior to the battle. He was still with the fleet on 12 June, so he probably fought in the Second Schooneveld Battle, as well. In August, he fought in the Battle of the Texel, where he commanded the adviesjacht Bruinvis (Bruijnvisch) (6 guns). He was assigned to Jan de Haan's division in Cornelis Tromp's squadron. Sources:
  1. Gerard Brandt, Het Leven en Bedrijif van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter, 1687.
  2. J. R. Bruijn, De Oorlogvoering ter zee in 1673 in Journalen en Andere Stukken, 1966.
  3. Carl Stapel, unpublished manuscript "Vlootlijst Schooneveld I 7 juni 1673", 2005.

1 comment:

b_allison said...

I am pleased to see your post and the references. I have been researching family history about Poots in the Netherlands and America. I don't know if J C Poot is a relative yet, but this information was a pleasant discovery. Bill Allison

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