MOSSEL, Jacob

MOSSEL, Jacob. Enkhuizen 28.11.1704 — Batavia (Jakarta) 15.5.1761. Dutch Colonial Officer in India. Born in a noble family, son of Pieter Jakobsz M. and Geertruyd Leydecker. From 1721 served in Dutch Coromandel, finally as Governor. After other high positions, in 1750-61 Governor-General of Dutch East Indies. He made a half-hearted campaign against corruption, but is accused himself of benefiting much of it. Married 1730 Adriana Appels, children.

Publications: “Jacob Mossel’s Treatise on the Customary Laws of the Vellālar Chettiyars”, ed. in Dutch and translated by L. Rocher, JAOS 89, 1969, 27-50.

Sources: Wikipedia with portrait; geni.com.

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