The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Pieter Brueys

Last Name: 
Brueys
First Name: 
Pieter
Spatial: 
date of birth: 
1730 ?
year of death: 
1783
date of death: 
23.08.1783
Nationality: 
Dutch
Age at death: 
52 years, 9 months and 17 days
Gender: 
Male
Relationships: 
Husband of Susana Anna Maria Verkirk, buried at Chinsurah. His daughter had married Thomas Scott.
Full Epitaph: 
Hier rust Pieter Brueys, in leeven Opperkoopman en Hoofde, Administrateur te Chinsurah, Overleeden den XXIII Augustus MDCCLXXXIII oud zynde LII jaaren IX maanden en XVII dagen. [The epitaph roughly translates to: “Here rests Pieter Brueys, Chief Merchant and Administrator of Chinsurah, deceased on 23th August 1783, at the age of 52 years, 9 months and 17 days.”]
Occupation: 
"Grand Master of the Chinsurah Grand Lodge some time before the year 1774. Chief merchant and Chief administrator during his death." Governor of Chinsurah in 1783.
Detailed information: 

He was also once the Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge at Chinsurah.

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This record has been created by:: 

Purba Hossain