Dutch former Colonies, Asia, India various

Dutch former Colonies, Asia, India various

* 1605 The Dutch created their first Indian factory at Masulipatnam.
* 1610–1825 Pulicat a Dutch possession.
* 1638 Factory established in Vengurla on the Konkan coast.
* 1658–1795 Tuticorin a Dutch possession.
* 1658–1781 Negapatnam a Dutch possession.
* 1780–1784 Coromandel Coast occupied by Britain.
* 1795–1818 British occupation of all Dutch India settlements.
* 1818 Malabar annexed to British India.
* 1818 Coromandel settlements restored to Netherlands.
* 1825 Coromandel ceded to Britain, becoming part of British India.

Surat (1616-1795)  Gujarat

Surat (Surat now), the VOC-location on the north west coast of India, north of Malabar. In Surat, the VOC office headed by a Director.
Surat. Factory from 1616-1795, Executive Board from 1620. Main products: indigo and cotton fabrics.
The first Dutch merchants of the major international trading city visited Surat in 1602, Hans de Wolf and Lafer, were leaving the city intercepted and executed by the Portuguese. David Deynsen was in 1607 so closely driven that he committed suicide. Caused by Pieter van den Broecke arose despite the difficult start in 1616 from a flowering plant VOC with a number of smaller offices in the hinterland. Trading Post Burhanpur and Cambay were unsuccessful. In 1637, in Vengurla a small observation post opened at the Portuguese in the eye condition. In the first half of the 18th century, Surat gradually inland cut off the supply of cotton and indigo from Agra stagnated. Trading on the Red Sea has been hampered by looting and extortion to Mocca. After some decades of internal strife and large pauperisation Surat finally came in 1759 in English hands. From that moment, the VOC in the city had a subordinate position.

Agra. (1621-1720) Uttar Pradesh

Agra was the capital of the country of the Great Mogul. Even before the establishment of the trading post in Agra in 1621 was in this place, 800 km inland, all the dye indigo purchased. The best quality indigo came from the vicinity of this city. Indigo was used in the cloth industry in the Netherlands. The factory was outside the city of Agra in about half a mile of the river Yamuna and had a circumference of about 45 to 40 meters. In 1636, all Company employees on suspicion of fraud from Agra back to Batavia. At senior merchant Wolle Brant Geleynssen de Jongh was commissioned the lodge along with two sub-merchants, four assistants and two boys to continue. In Agra for the new team was a major local staff available. Geleynssen left next to the factory to build 20 tanks cotton own to bleaching and dyeing. Trade in indigo stagnated in the early 18th century as a result of political unrest in the north of India the supply route to Surat was cut. In 1720 the office was closed in Agra. Except indigo was there on the market Agra also side Bengal and all kinds of cotton available. Because the city Surat was a six weeks travel from  from Batavia, the inspectors visit it rarely. It was possible that the compagiesdienaren fortunes could earn in private trade and carelessness with the accounts. Who from Agra wealthy not returned, but had lived in a very large foot, it was generally assumed.

Ahmadabad  1617-1744 Gujarat

Ahmadabad was a major trading city. The markets acted in indigo, cotton fabrics and yarn, silk, diamonds and nitrate. In Amadabad import and export duties had not to be paid, but the merchants had to give gifts to the governor of the city. The VOC has in 1617 established an office in Ahmadabad. The decay of the Mogolrijk at the beginning of the 18th century reduced the trade and it was also dangerous from Ahmadabad to Surat . The VOC office in Ahmadabad was closed in 1744.

Burhanpur. Ahmadabad. (1617-1744) Gujarat

Main product: indigo.

Bharuch (of Brochia, Broach). Gujarat

Bharuch (or Brochia, Broach). Comptoir. Processing cotton: a fine white cloth.

Vengurla. (1637-1685) Maharasthra