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*[https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo2/A21093.0001.001?view=toc ''A courante of newes from the East India. A true relation of the taking of the ilands of Lantore and Polaroone in the parts of Bande in the East Indies by the Hollanders, which ilands had yeelded themselues subiect vnto the King of England. Written to the East India Company in England from their factors there''] 1622. A transcription.  lib.umich.edu  
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*[https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo2/A21093.0001.001?view=toc ''A courante of newes from the East India. A true relation of the taking of the ilands of Lantore and Polaroone in the parts of Bande in the East Indies by the Hollanders, which ilands had yeelded themselues subiect vnto the King of England. Written to the East India Company in England from their factors there''] 1622. A transcription.  lib.umich.edu
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*''The Voyage of François Leguat of Bresse, to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Java, and the Cape of Good Hope'' edited and annotated by Captain Padfield Oliver 1891. [https://archive.org/details/voyageoffranoi01legu/page/n5/mode/2up Volume I], [https://archive.org/details/voyageoffranoi02legu Volume II]. Printed for the Hakluyt Society. Archive.org. The narrative commences 1689.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/bub_gb_7oFZAAAAYAAJ#page/n323/mode/2up "The Management of the Dutch in India",  page 309] ''An account of the trade in India: containing rules for good government in trade, price courants, and tables: with descriptions of Fort St. George, Acheen, Malacca, Condore, Canton, Anjengo, Muskat, Gombroon, Surat, Goa, Carwar, Telichery, Panola, Calicut, the Cape of Good-Hope, and St. Helena... To which is added, An Account of the Management of the Dutch in their Affairs in India'' by Charles Lockyer 1711 Archive.org.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/bub_gb_7oFZAAAAYAAJ#page/n323/mode/2up "The Management of the Dutch in India",  page 309] ''An account of the trade in India: containing rules for good government in trade, price courants, and tables: with descriptions of Fort St. George, Acheen, Malacca, Condore, Canton, Anjengo, Muskat, Gombroon, Surat, Goa, Carwar, Telichery, Panola, Calicut, the Cape of Good-Hope, and St. Helena... To which is added, An Account of the Management of the Dutch in their Affairs in India'' by Charles Lockyer 1711 Archive.org.
 
*[http://reader.library.cornell.edu/docviewer/digital?id=sea:175#page/8/mode/2up  ''A voyage to and from the island of Borneo, in the East Indies : with a description of the said island … Also a description of the islands of Canary, Cape Verd, Java, Madura; of the streights of Bally, the Cape of Good Hope, the Hottentots, the island of St. Helena, Ascension etc''] by Captain  Daniel Beeckman 1718. The first chapter states he was  in the service of the East India Company. He sailed from England  October 1713. South East Asia Visions Cornell University Library. Note, may be very slow to open. [http://seasiavisions.library.cornell.edu/catalog/sea:175 Catalogue entry] .
 
*[http://reader.library.cornell.edu/docviewer/digital?id=sea:175#page/8/mode/2up  ''A voyage to and from the island of Borneo, in the East Indies : with a description of the said island … Also a description of the islands of Canary, Cape Verd, Java, Madura; of the streights of Bally, the Cape of Good Hope, the Hottentots, the island of St. Helena, Ascension etc''] by Captain  Daniel Beeckman 1718. The first chapter states he was  in the service of the East India Company. He sailed from England  October 1713. South East Asia Visions Cornell University Library. Note, may be very slow to open. [http://seasiavisions.library.cornell.edu/catalog/sea:175 Catalogue entry] .

Latest revision as of 04:17, 30 June 2020

Includes southern Borneo. (For the former British North Borneo, see Malaysia).

Indonesia was formerly known as the Dutch East Indies, and was generally under Dutch control.

However the East India Company had some involvement as Bencoolen on the southside of the island of Sumatra, was occupied by the East India Company from 1685 to 1825, when it was exchanged with the Dutch for Malacca which was more strategically useful.

In 1811, the island of Java was captured by the Madras Army of the East india Company, see Java Expedition and Sir Stamford Raffles was appointed as the island's Governor. In 1814, Java was returned to the Dutch under the terms of the Treaty of Paris, but the British retained at least some control until 1816.

Also see

FIBIS resources

Records

  • See General Register Office for general sources which may be relevant.
  • See Dutch for sources or aids which may be relevant.
  • Bogor, Indonesia : the cemetery in the Botanical Gardens by Justin Corfield 1999 36 p. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01009894001 . Distributed by BACSA
Pangkalpinang : a guide to cemeteries : Bangka Island, South Sumatra by Justin Corfield 1999. 48 p. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01009894005 48p. Distributed by BACSA
  • BACSA publication Java: British and Empire Graves (1743-1975) by Justin Corfield, 1999. MIs including World War II.
188pp, 70 illustrations and plans Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008880088 .
For details including purchase, see BACSA Books - select Cemetery Record Books.
BACSA have put indexes to the majority of their cemetery books online and these indexes are free to search and browse, see the BACSA Fibiwiki page. If an indexed name is of interest then application can be made to BACSA for details of the relevant burial inscription - charges apply for this service.
Justin Corfield’s book incorporates some of, perhaps the British burial entries of, three of the four volumes of the book by P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins, Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden betreffende Europeanen op Java, [Genealogical and heraldic memorabilia relating to Europeans in Java] published 1934-1939, but not Volume 4, published in Batavia in 1939 and not widely available due to WW2. Volume 4 appears to be available at the British Library, UIN: BLL01002992238 (note the BL appears to be missing Volume 3), and Volume 4 is also included, together with the first three volumes, in the DVD mentioned below (Dutch language). Note that the FamilySearch catalogue, see following, states that the information has been "transcribed from gravestones".
  • The FamilySearch catalogue of microfilms/digitised microfilms includes the following
    • "Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden betreffende Europeanen op Java" (stated to be "Genealogical and heraldic information transcribed from gravestones in European cemeteries in Java") catalogue entry Volumes 1-3 of the book by P. C. Bloys van Treslong Prins, mentioned above. Note these have been digitised, but are not available for viewing, so currently are only available if you can locate a microfilm.
    • "Extracts from St. Andrew's Outlook, quarterly messenger of the Presbyterian Churches in Malaya, Sumatra, Burma and Siam : marriages and deaths, March 1914 - July 1951" catalogue entry film 87992.
See the Fibiwiki page FamilySearch Centres for information about microfilms and digitized microfilms.
  • For online editions of the publication The Directory & Chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Netherlands India, Borneo, the Philippines, &c, and similar publications, which may contain birth, marriage and death notices, see the Fibiwiki page China.
  • British & Indian Armies in the East Indies (1685-1935) by Alan Harfield 1984 is available at the British Library, UIN: BLL01012321679 and UIN: BLL01012672115 . History of British and Indian Armies in Sumatra, Java, Sarawak, Malaya and Singapore from 1685-1935. Includes names of officers and men buried in these areas. Also includes name lists of persons in some military units which served in these areas.
  • The Dutch Indies Genealogical Association sells publications, including a DVD of records from multiple sources including all four volumes of the book by Bloys van Treslong Prins, refer above. Note both the DVD and the webpage describing the DVD, are in Dutch. If the webpage does not display the contents of the DVD, click on Beschrijving. Google Translate, for reasons unknown, does not display the entire current webpage, but see Google Translate English version of an earlier webpage, now archived, which however may contain some inaccuracies.
The contents of the DVD, with additional information, is also available on IGV Publicaties USB Stick also referred to as "USB stick 1: IGV Publicaties", and additionally there is also "IGV Bronnen USB Stick" also referred to as "USB stick 2: IGV Bronnen", which can be purchased separately, or the two together for a discounted amount. At 2019/10/13, the DVD was sold out, so in the future it may be necessary to purchase the USB stick.
Provisional search guide for genealogical research to Europeans (Dutch) in the Dutch East Indies (South and South East Asia) (version: April 2018) Google Translate English version of
Voorlopige zoekwijzer ten behoeve van genealogisch onderzoek naar Europeanen (Nederlanders) in Nederlandsch-Indië (Zuid- en Zuid-Oost-Azië) (versie: april 2018)
  • Search online newspapers and books on the free Dutch language website Delpher "Ruim 100 miljoen pagina's uit Nederlandse kranten, boeken en tijdschriften" ["More than 100 million pages from Dutch newspapers, books and magazines"]. Description page for Newspapers (Dutch language), which advises the collection includes Dutch East Indies newspapers with a link to List of newspapers (Dutch language). The following titles were noted (but there may be others) with first and last dates, but no details of the extent of the holding:
Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië 2-7-1900 to 22-12-1957
Java government gazette 29-2-1812 to 10-8-1816. In English and Dutch. (The British were in control during this period.)
Java-bode : nieuws, handels- en advertentieblad voor Nederlandsch-Indie 5-1-1853 to 30-11-1957
Javasche courant 3-1-1828 to 29-12-1847
Nederlandsch-Indisch handelsblad 16-12-1828 to 18-6-1833.

External links

"Raffles and the British Invasion of Java" "Footnotes and Sidelights from the Story of the British Interregnum in Java". The British, (being the East India Company in India) ruled Java to 1816.
"A Highlanders' Grave at Probolinggo East Java" by E. Edwards McKinnon. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research Volume 74, Spring 1996 pp. 52-56. jstor.org. Officers of the 78th Highlanders were killed in May 1813 trying to enforce a new 'land distribution scheme' with which many of the locals did not agree. Read online for free on the website Jstor.org, subject to registration with Jstor.org, and restrictions apply. For more details about Jstor, and the restrictions, see the page Miscellaneous tips. Alternatively you may be able to log in with a Library card.
See Historical books online, below.
  • The website Malayan Volunteers Group malayanvolunteersgroup.org.uk includes a category Sumatra. Mainly 1930s and WW2 period.

Maps

Note: this map contains insets including A plan of the city of Batavia (bottom corner, towards the left) and A plan of the city of Bantam (top left hand corner) both of which can be enlarged considerably.

Historical books online

Alexander Dalrymple’s Treaties with Sulu in Malay and Tausug 05 June 2014 British Library Asian and African studies blog.
Images from the book New York Public Library Digital Collection.
Come to Java: Information for Travellers, with two maps. Trips in the isle of Java… Official Tourist Bureau 1920. South East Asia Visions, Cornell University.
Volume 3 of the series:The invasion of the Dutch East Indies edited and translated by Willem Remmelink 2015. The campaign to gain control over the Indonesian archipelago. Open Access oapen.org.
Volume 26 of the series: The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal edited and translated by Willem Remmelink 2018. Describes the Japanese Navy’s role in the campaign to gain control over the Indonesian archipelago. It includes the first complete Japanese analysis of the Battle of the Java Sea, a much-debated battle that ended disastrously for the Allies and opened the way to Java for the Japanese. Open Access oapen.org.
It is intended to translate as a final volume, volume 34 Army Air Drive to the Southern Pacific. More details from The Corts Foundation, a Dutch non profit organisation.

Fiction

References

  1. Full title ‪The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation‬: ‪Particulary the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time‬, Volume 11