Anthony Meertens

???? - 1815


Former Governor-General of Essequibo and Demerara, dying at Clifton in 1815. In an addendum to his will [originally made in 1802 in Demerara] of 1808 he left to his wife Johanna Hendrina Catherina Slengarde the plantation Rome on the east side of the River [Demerary] between plantations Zorgen Hoop and Velzerhooft, and charged the estate with 50,000 guilders after his wife's death for each of his daughters Catherina Maria Meertens and Antoinette Meertens. In 1815 he revoked this and left Rome to his children equally.


Will of Anthony Meertens Governor General of Amsterdam proved 02/07/1817, PROB 11/1594/24.

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Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

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  • SY - Association Start Year
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  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1798 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Owner

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Deceased Husband → Widow
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Anthony Meertens had a son named Anthony Magelaars Meertens: the identification of the latter with 'A.M. Meertens' is highly likely but not yet...

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Clifton, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England