Council of Justice: Contracts (1737 - 1740)
CJ 2887 ref. 143, pp. 378-390: Albertus Bergh :: Michiel Mulder van Mitskidde
Contract of employment between Albertus Bergh, represented here by Oloff Martini Bergh, assitent merchant, and Michiel Mulder of Mitskidde (Meschede). Michiel Mulder is to serve as general servant (knegt) for a period of one year in exchange for a monthly pay of eighteen guilders, Cape (Indian) valuation, as well as boarding and lodging. The contract was signed on the 1st of January 1740 and extended five times between 1741 and 1745.
Michiel Mulder is beter known as Anthonie Michiel Muller, 'stamvader' of many Muller familes in South Africa today. Arrived as soldier from Meschede aboard the ship Oostrust in 1735 (source: NL-HaNA, VOC, 1.04.02, inv.nr. 5998, fol. 251.)
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(images and transcription by Corney Keller)