As of March second 2020 a new version of the GLdH-database comes online. In 2018 and 2019 owner Nizaar Makdoembaks has produced a new publication on Seventeenth century Suriname. The research for that book also provided new information on a number of plantations. Information present in the GLdH-database has been adjusted where necessary and new links between plantations and owners have been added. In total 20 plantations have been processed for this version 3.0.
La Concorde / Concordia
Merveille [& Heijstvliet]
Belasoir / Belasor
Libanon (& Libanon [deel 200 Lavaux])
To give but an example from the latter list: using inventories, maps from the Leupe archive, marital data and the sequence of certain persons present within the GLdH-database, it could be determined that Jan Audenrogge, Jan Planteau and Laurens Nicolaas Goede, successively married tot Apolonia Audenrogge, were the owners of plantation Appecappe, and not Willem Pedij, as was noted in version 2.0 based on other secondary sources. Pedij did however prove to have been the owner of plantation Penoribo. Even though he died in 1724 and his widow married Daniel Pichot in 1728 – who was designated as the owner of Penoribo in version 2.0 – in the GldH annual lists his name is marked for Penoribo at least until 1734.
For the future versions of the GLdH-database more and more of such additions and improvements will be processed, in order to keep unveiling the early plantation history of Suriname.