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Known Voyages of Cornelis MELYN
VOYAGE NEW WORLD* VESSEL OLD WORLD SOURCE
1 Westward Arrived NN 
4 Aug 1638
Het Wapen 
van Noorwegen
(The Arms of Norway)
Departed Texel 
(island in the West Frisians) 
aft. 12 May 1638
Curtis (1999) 
Evjen (1916)
2 Eastward Departed NN 
14 Aug 1638
Het Wapen 
van Noorwegen
Arrived France 
bef. 12 May 1639
Curtis (1999)
3 Westward Arrived NN 
late July 1639
De Liefde
(The Love)
Departed Holland
soon aft. 12 May 1639
Evjen (1916) 
4 Eastward Departed NN on 
or aft. 6 Sep 1639
Brant van Troyen?
Den Harinck?
Arrived Holland
bef. 9 Dec 1639
Curtis (1999) 
5 Westward 
(aborted 
two weeks
out)
Captured by pirates
(a Dunkirk frigate)
13 Aug 1640
De Vergulden Hoop
(The Guilded Hope)
Departed Holland 
ca. 1 Aug 1640
Brooks (1999) 
Evjen (1916)
  ? Returned to Holland 
bef. Feb 1641
6 Westward Arrived NN
bef. 15 Aug 1641
Den Eyckenboom
(The Oak Tree)
Departed Holland 
ca. 17 May 1641
Evjen (1916)
7 Eastward Departed NN 
ca. 16 Aug 1647
Princess Amelia Wrecked in Bristol Channel 27 Sep 1647 
Arrived Holland late Oct 1647
Curtis (1999)
8 Westward Arrived NE 
in or bef. Nov 1648
De Jonge 
Prins van Denmark?
Departed Holland
aft. 22 May 1648
Curtis (1999) 
9 Eastward Departed NN 
ca. 24 Aug 1649
Prins Willem? Arrived Holland
4 Oct 1649
Curtis (1999) 
10 Westward Arrived NN 
ca. 19 Dec 1650
Nieuw Nederlandtsche
Fortuyn
Departed Holland
ca. 10 Aug 1650
Curtis (1999) 
11 Eastward Departed NE? 
bef. Dec 1658
? Arrived Holland
bef. 30 Jan 1659
Curtis (1999) 
12 Westward Arrived NN 
5 Mar 1660
De Liefde
(The Love)
Departed Holland
aft. 14 Oct 1659
Curtis (1999) 
*NN = New Netherlands; NE = New England.
Purposes of the Voyages
1 This voyage appears to have been a reconnaissance mission.  Melyn returned on the same ship after only ten days in the New World, .
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7 Melyn and Kuyter were traveling as prisoners of Kieft.  The ship struck rocks off Swansea, and 81 passengers were drowned, including Kieft.  Melyn and Kuyter, along with 18 others, survived.
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Sources
Brooks
1999
Courtesy of Chris Brooks: 
"I did see in the New Netherland Connections that Pim Niewenhuys was printing some of the Amsterdam Notarial records that relate to New Netherland.  A couple mention Cornelis Melyn's ill fated voyage of 1640 and give the name of the ship as De Vergulde Hoop (The Guilded Hope)."
Curtis
1999
Courtesy of Joanna Baxter Curtis:
A chart entitled, "The Known Voyages of Cornelis Melyn."
Mea culpa, I've lost the bibliographic citation.
Evjen
1916
John O. Evjen.  1916.  Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674.  K.C. Holter, Minneapolis, MN.  For excerpt, click here.
Family Group Sheet of Cornelis MELYN, Patroon of Staton Island

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