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Johan Alferink - woensdag, 5 april 2006 om 3:36
Hi Teus, In an earlier message I inquired about Bessel Gerritsz and could he have been the famous VOC cartographer. I have since found out that both Bessel and Hessel were born 1580/1581 however Hessel died in 1632 while Bessel was still alive because in your information he married his second wife in 1654. Anyway it was a try and hope you and your family are keeping well and Holland is warming up a bit. Here in Margaret River it very fine and the fields are becomming green again after the dry summer. Kind Regards Johan Alferink
Johan Alferink - woensdag, 29 maart 2006 om 4:03
Hallo Teus<br>I'm glad you have received my Email.<br>In your family tree you have a Bessel Gerritsz born ca 1580. He married Weympje Jansdr and also Arrisje Jans.In many books I've read a Hessel Gerritsz was a well known cartographer for the VOC who was around at that time as well as the Willem Jansz I inquired about earlier. Perhaps Weympje and Arrisje are related to Willem. Is Bessel a common name in Holland. I see that Bessel had a brother Harmen who was a landbouwer,maybe Bessel had the same occupation.<br>Hope you don't mind me asking and hope life is not to busy for you.<br>Kind regards<br>Johan Alferink
Sorry I didn't answer but it was a busy week for us. Your fax did arrive in good order, thanks.
Johan Alferink - vrijdag, 24 maart 2006 om 13:17
Hi Teus, I haven't heard if my fax to you was successfull in sending you our family history. If the fax was unsuccessfull please let me know your postal address so the info can be sent via the mail. Kind regards Johan Alferink