MOSSEL, Jacob

MOSSEL, Jacob. Enkhuizen 28.11.1704 — Batavia (Jakarta) 15.5.1761. Dutchman Colonial Officer in India. Born in a noble family, from 1721 served 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 of himself benefiting much of it.

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.

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