Jewish Plantations, Rabbis and Marriages
From 1642 to 1750
Jewish Plantations 1677-1750
Short after the delivery of the country to the Dutch were 2 surveyors send in the colony, Pieter de Beaumont, which the country of his determination never reached because he fell in the hands of the Englishmen, and Willem Mogge, who was ascertained at the 12th Aug 1667. In his contract , 30 guilders per month (at free food) he was advised to prepare a map of Suriname within a year . At the end of his contract he could continue working and live as free man in Suriname.
The map appeared however in 1677 and was published in "Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, 2e Ser. dl. XXX, 1913, afl.1. It indicates an amount of names of jewish plantation owners:
The first map maybe the oldest is dated 1667 printed by Willem Mogge.
Jsack van Mildert
Benta da Costa
The map of H. Doncker, Paskeart van de Rivieren van Suriname en Commewyne, 1678 (Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leiden, Port.63, no.53). It shows how rapitly he Situation changed after the land gets under Dutch administration. A lot of english people left and Jews take over the plantations.
Isack Joseph Drago
Jofoe en Jasop Nassy
Isaque da Costa
Abraham di Pinna