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COMPOSITION OF THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF THE CHAMBERS OF THE VOC IN 1700


Chambers   Directors
Amsterdam   20 ordinary directors, of whom after 1648 1 from Haarlem and 1 from Leiden;5 extraordinary directors: Utrecht (1613), Gelderland (1613) Friesland (1614), Dordrecht (1614) and Gouda (1665).
Zeeland   12 ordinary directors, of whom 9 from Middelburg, 2 from Vlissingen and 1 from Veere;
1 extraordinary director: Stad en Lande (1647).
Delft   7 ordinary directors;1
extraordinary director: Overijssel (1647).
Rotterdam   7 ordinary directors;
1 extraordinary director: Dordrecht (1647).
    N.B.: Delft/Rotterdam 1 ordinary director representing the Ridderschap of Holland. This director took alternate place in one of the two chambers, according to where a place fell vacant as the result of a death. He thus occupied one of the 7 ordinary places
Hoorn   7 ordinary directors.
Enkhuizen   7 ordinary directors.
    N.B.: Hoorn/Enkhuizen 1 ordinary director representing the Ridderschap of Holland (changing chamber every three years); 1 extraordinary director representing Alkmaar. This director had an alternate place in one of the two chambers, according to where a place fell vacant as the result of a death. He therefore occupied one of the ordinary places.

Source: Femme Gaastra, Bewind en beleid bij de voc. De financiële en commerciële politiek van de bewindhebbers, 1672-1702; (Zutphen 1989) 32.

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