COLVIJN, ROBBERT [SSNE 7894]
- COLVIJN, COLWIJN, CALLWINE, CALVIN, COLVINE
- First name
- ROBBERT, ROBBRECHT, ROBERT
- Social status
Robert Callwine, from Stirling, is first noted in his own will and testament (26 April 1653) as serving on a fire-ship under Commander Dirck Jansz Stroo, which participated in the First Anglo-Dutch War (1652-1654).
In a further account, Callwine was reported to still be serving under Stroo when, between 12-13 June 1653, the fire-ship (the Orangieboom) was sailing in Admiral Maarten Tromp's squadron somewhere near Dunkirk when it was attacked and sunk in a fight with some English ships. In the engagement, Tromp's ship was hit and had to pull away, and while most of the ships in Tromp's squadron followed him, two ships, the Orangieboom and the Sutpheen of Amsterdam, fell behind. The Orangieboom, evidently badly damaged, had taken on a substantial amount of water, rendering it useless in its capacity as a fire-ship. As the ship sank, three Scots--Jacob Houter [SSNE 7896], John Nicholson [SSNE 7897], and John Hendrickson [SSNE 7898]--managed to quickly escape the ship before being picked up by the Sutpheen. Callwine, although not one of the authors of the statement describing the fight, appears to have also survived, as his name appears in the 1656 will and testament of another Scot from Stirling--Willem Jacobsz [SSNE 7895]--who named Callwine his heir.
NB: In his will and testament, Callwine willed his possesions to his niece and his sister, Janneken Callwine.
Sources: Rotterdam Notarial Archive http://www.stadsarchief.rotterdam.nl/archieven?mivast=184&mizig=365&miadt=184&milang=en&miview=ldt.
GRONA, (Jacob Duyfhuysen jr), 214/64/191. Testament, 26 April 1653.
GRONA, (Jacob Duyfhuysen jr), 213/221/415-417. Statement, 20 June 1653.
GRONA, (Cornelis Pieter van der Licht), 557/216/456. Testament, 3 April 1656.
This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.