Rian, Thanks for your message. I indeed visited this site and found two Van Hutten's who left on VOC vessels from the Netherlands towards Batavia. One Van Hutten was even born in the same municipality as where I live now, however, sofar I haven not been able to prove a relationship with our family-branch yet. The other Van Hutten passed away during the journey in "Kaap de Goede Hoop" (Now Capetown S.A.), and never arrived in Batavia. But your tip to search for Wijnhard (first name)is usefull, and I shall try this search, maybe it returns usefull information. My experience with internet research sofar learned that some indexes may be found, but more information can only be retreived by physically digging into the archives and search! So I proably have to take a day off and go to Delft and spend some hours with VOC archives. Regards, Miel.