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* Some dates of historical materials in Korea are changed into Anno Domini.
* The dates of The Journal of Hendrick Hamelput in the same as a copy.

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CONTENT

1630

Hamel was born in Gorcum, Netherlands. 

Nov.   6, 1650

Hamel left Texel, Netherlands. 

July 4, 1651

Hamel arrived in Batavia (Jakarta) as gunner of the Vogel Struijs

1653

Hamel was promoted to bookkeeper who managed the voyage of a ship and finance in Batavia. 

June 18, 1653

Hamel boarded the Sperwer and left Batavia. 

July 16, 1653

Hamel boarded the Sperwer and arrived in Taiwan.  

July 30, 1653

Hamel boarded the Sperwer and left Taiwan bound to Japan. 

Aug.   11, 1653

Hamel met wind and waves (typhoon) in Taiwan and the north waters of Taiwan.  The wind and waves continued until Aug.   14. 

Aug.   15.   1653

The ship was partially broken due to a severe typhoon. 

Aug.   16, 1653

Hamel found the land around 1 am.   The ship was broken immediately after.  The death of the captain was identified in the morning.  36 persons survived. 

Aug.   17, 1653

At noon, one Jeju-do person found Hamel and his mates within range of a cannon.  After a while, three people came close to them. 

Aug.   18, 1653

At noon, one or two thousands cavalry and infantry soldierssurrounded Hamel and his mates.  In the evening, they confirmed that they were in the island of Quelpaert(Jeju-do) 33 32. 

Aug.   19, 1653

The wreck of the Sperwer was collected by Joseon people. 

Aug.   20, 1653

While the wreck of the Sperwer was collected, gunpowder blew up. 

Aug.   21, 1653

The Jeju governor called Hamel and his mates.  One Jeju person stealing their things was punished.  They were moved to Daejeonghyeon. 

Aug.   22, 1653

Hamel and his mates departed Daejeonghyeon and arrived Jeju-mok via Myeongwoljin.   They were examined by the Jeju governor, Lee Won-jin.   In the evening, they stayed in a house where Gwanghae-gun was exiled. 

Oct.   29, 1653

Hamel and his mates met Weltevree(Park Yeon) for the first time. 

Oct.   30, 1653

Hamel and his mates met Weltevree(Park Yeon) again.  Weltevree heard about his home from Denijs Govertszen, 13 years old. 

Early in Dec.   1653

The new Jeju governor came. 

Early in Jan.   1654

The former Jeju governor, Lee Won-jin departed for Seoul. 

April 11, 1654

The Joseon government decided to transfer Hamel and his mates to Seoul and assign to Hullyeondogam according to Lee Won-jin's advice. 

Late in April, 1654

Hamel and his mates planned to escape from Jeju. 

Late in April 1654

Hamel failed in the escape with 5 mates. 

Late in May, 1654

King Hyojong's order to send Hamel and his mates to Seoul arrived. 

Early in June, 1654

Hamel and his mates left Jeju and arrived in Haenam. 

June 26, 1654

Hamel and his mates arrived in Seoul on the 26th day of June. 

June 27, 1654

Sureties for Hamel and his mates were given in order for them to live in private houses. 

Aug.   1654

Hamel and his mate were transferred to Namhan Sanseong because an envoy of the Ching China visited Seoul. 

Early in Dec.   1654

The general of Hullyeondogam asked the king to give Hamel and his mates the received leather shipped in the Sperwer. 

March 1655

An envoy of the Ching China visited Seoul, they were ordered not to go out. 

April 21, 1655

Hendrik Janse and Hendrik Janse Bos escaped from their residence and asked an envoy of the Ching China to send them home,  this created a disturbance. 

May 30, 1655

The persons who created disturbance died before May 30. 

June 1655

Since an envoy of the Ching China and another wrecked ship came to Jeju-do, Hamel's three mates went to Jeju-do to translate. 

June 1655

Hamel and his mates heard that their two mates trying to escape died. 

Early in 1656

An envoy of the Ching China visited Seoul twice. 

Early in March 1656

Hamel and his mates were exiled to Jeolla-do and departed Seoul.  They met Weltevree(Park Yeon) for the last time. 

Late in March 1656

Hamel and his mates arrived Gangjin Byeongyeong, Jeolla-do. 

April 1656

Hamel and his mates received deer skin left in the Sperwer. 

Sept.   6, 1656

Hamel and his mates made new rifles using their old rifles. 

Early in 1657

The Jeolla governor was discharged due to his fault, but he was promoted to a higher office of Seoul. 

Feb.   1657

A new Jeolla governor came, but he was cruel to them. 

Sept.   1657

The governor died from a heart attack. 

Early in 1658

A new governor arrived. 

April 1659

King Hyojong died and King Hyeonjong became the new king. 

Early in 1660

The Jeolla governor was changed. 

1662

Thousands of Joseon people died because of severe drought that caused famine. 

March 9, 1662

The Jeolla governor Lee Tae-yeon asked Hamel and his mate to transfer to other towns (Hyeonjong Sillok).   It was decided to scatter Hamel and his mates within Jeolla-do.  According to The Journal of Hendrick Hamel, they were decided to transfer to Jwasuyeong, Suncheon, and Namwon in late Feb. 

Early in 1663

Hamel and his mates was moved from Gangjin Byeongyeong to Jwasuyeong, Suncheon, and Namwon. 

Mid-March 1663

Hamel and 12 mates resided in Yeosu. 

1664

Hamel continued to live in Yeosu. 

1665

Hamel and his mates made constant efforts to buy a ship.  

July 1666

The new local governor came.  Hamel and his mates bought a ship to use for escape. 

Sept.   4, 1666

They pretended to have fun to hide their plan to escape.  When the moon set, they made their escape. 

Sept.   5, 1666

Hamel and his mates sailed toward southeast. 

Sept.   6, 1666

Hamel and his mates arrived around Hirato(), Japan. 

Sept.   7, 1666

Hamel and his mates arrived around Goto(), Japan. 

Sept.   8, 1666

Hamel and his mates were found and taken by Japanese.   This place was Nama(ؤ) Village of Gamigoto(߾) in Goto. 

Sept.   9, 1666

Hamel and his mates were closely watched in their ship from September 9 ~ 11, 1666

Sept.   12, 1666

Hamel and his mates prepared equipment needed to travel to Nagasaki and anchored at a nearby fishing village. 

Sept.   13, 1666

Hamel and his mates left in the morning and arrived in Nagasaki in the evening. 

Sept.   14, 1666

Hamel and his mates arrived in Nagasaki and were examined by the governor.  They met Willem Volger, the chief of VOC branch and other staffs here. 

Jan.   1, 1666

Willem Volger departed Deshima and finally left Japan on the 23rd day. 

Oct.   25, 1666

Interrogation was performed again by the Nagasaki governor. 

Nov.   19, 1666

Japanese envoy Gul Seong-jin(й) in Waegwan mentioned that Hamel and his mates escaped to Japan.   Japan would make an inquiry.  His Japanese name was Jarokujaemon(گڦ).  Then, the Joseon Court came to know the escape of Hamel and his mates. 

Nov.   20, 1666

Bibyeonsa was shocked that any local officers did not reported Hamel and his eight mates escaping to Goto and advised revealing the truth of the escape. 

Nov.   22, 1666

Yeonghuijong and Seungji confirmed the escape of Hamel and his mates and decided to punish the local governor for not reporting the escape. 

Dec.   20, 1666

The Jeolla governor reported about the escape of Hamel and his mates and the Court decided to punish the local governor. 

March 20, 1667

Gi Seok-ju was sent to receive a Japanese mission of inquiring the escape of Hamel and his mates. 

April 14, 1667

Diniel Six, the chief of VOC Nagasaki branch wrote a letter to Nagasaki governor asking for safety of Hamel and his mates. 

Oct.   22, 1667

The Nagasaki governor consented for Hamel and his mates to leave Japan.  

Oct.   23, 1667

Hamel and his mates departed Nagasaki and finally left Japan

Nov.   28, 1667

Hamel and his mates arrived in Batatvia. 

Dec.   23, 1667

One of Dutch men staying behind in Joseon died. 

1668

The Corea was constructed. 

May 13, 1668

It was decided to send back the remaining Dutch people to Japan and to provide them clothing.  Furthermore, the way for the hand over was decided. 

May 21, 1668

7 Dutch men staying behind in Joseon were transferred from Jeolla-do to Gyeongsang-do. 

July 20, 1668

The first team, 7 people, excluding Hamel, arrived in Netherlands. 

July 26, 1668

The 7 people left Busan and arrived in Tushima(ة). 

Aug.   4, 1668

The Tushima provided food, bronze of 14 gwanmun, baekpo of24 pil, and cotton clothing. 

Aug.   10, 1668

All of the remaining 7 person arrived in Nagasaki. 

Oct 27, 1668

The second team left Nagasaki by the Nieuwpoot. 

May 20, 1669

The Corea left Wiehngen, Netherlands. 

Dec.   10, 1669

The Corea arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town. 

April 2, 1670

The Corea arrived at Batavia. 

Aug.   29, 1670

Hamel applied wages he was not paid during the stay in Joseon to the 17 Lordship. 

Nov.   15, 1679

The Corea was scrapped in Batavia. 

Feb.   12, 1692

Hamel died and he remained a bachelor.  

Oct.   13, 1705

The Joseon Court decided to remodel cannons of the Sperwer Hamel and his mates took.  

March 24, 1707

One cannon was not remodeled because it was in poor condition. 

 

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