The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Cornelius Rietveld

Last Name: 
Rietveld
First Name: 
Cornelius
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Nationality: 
Dutch
Full Epitaph: 
Hier rust Cornelis Rietveld
Occupation: 
Junior merchant and Cashier at Cossimbazar
Places mentioned 1: 
Cossimbazar (Kaseembazar)
Tomb architecture: 
Obelisk
Detailed information: 

Rietveld is mentioned in the Naam-boekje van de wel ed. heeren der hooge Indiasche regeringe [...] op Batavia [...] zoo als dezelve anno primo may 1767. in wezen zyn bevonden. P. Schouten [and] R. Ottens [booksellers], 1768. His position is that of operhoofd (head) and onderkooplieden (under-merchant) at Hooghly in 1765. He is listed in earlier  directories of the VOC as well,  showing his rise in career, in the same way as most other VOC officials in Bengal.

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This record has been created by:: 

Souvik Mukherjee