Crew Guns Weeks of Victuals Capn. Belevelt Capn. Wickelma 108 29 13 Capn. Degelcam 77 28 11 Capn. Adriaen Bruijnsvelt 103 28 13Our working hypothesis is that "Belevelt" is a corruption of Bulter, Joost Bulter's last name. I find that explanation pretty unsatisfying, however.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Captain "Belevelt" revisited
The only place that I have seen the name of a Friesland captain named "Belevelt" is in Witte de With's lists from September 1652. In this one list, from 25 September, which has the section labeled "Admiralty Ships of Friesland", there are the following entries: