BELLERDY, JAN [SSNE 8378]

Surname
BELLERDY
First name
JAN, JOHN
Nationality
ENGLISH
Social status
SAILOR

Text source

John Bellerdy was an English privateer ('Sea-Beggar' or 'Wategeuzen') in the service of the Prince of Orange, in 1571. He had served under William Laboen [SSNE 8373] for several years and when Laboen went to join the Sea-Beggars Bellerdy joined him too (perhaps, as de Meij states, impressed into service). He served as a gunner under the command of Jan Claesz Spiegel until he was captured by the Spanish and taken to The Hague where he was tortured and subsequently executed in December 1571. 

 

Sources:

J.C.A. de Meij, De Watergeuzen en de Nederlanden, 1568-1572 (Amsterdam, 1972), p. 318.

F. Vogels, '[Bellerdy, Jan]' in P.C. Molhuysen, P.J. Blok (eds.), Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, VIII (Leiden, 1930), p. 71.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE LOW COUNTRIES, PRINCE OF ORANGE, SEA-BEGGAR FLEET
Arrived 1571-01-01, as SAILOR
Departed 1571-12-31, as SAILOR
Capacity PRIVATEER, purpose NAVAL, MARITIME