Friedrich Wilhelm von Driberg was Commandant of Mullaitivu at time of his death on July 6,1807. and was probably son by his 1st wife of Diederich Carolus von Driberg who was a Capt. Lt. in the Dutch Company's service at Chilaw in 1766 etc.According to Governor North they were Hanoverians and judging from their arms of baronial rank.
Charles Driberg, a descendant signed a marriage register
as Driberg' and later as 'Drieberg''The von was dropped early. Apparently this family is in no way connected with the family of Driebergs descended from Johannes Gerardus, who married Johanna Horn.The von Dribergs married into White with the marriage of Theodora .Eliz. von Driberg to Dr Abraham White. Note honorific VON not VAN the latter being the Dutch equivalent both denoting someone of importance.The above family was never VAN.
It is supposed that this family was related to Abel Tasman. It would be interesting to learn how.
Any information re: these two families will be gratefully received with also that of Dr Abraham White and baptismsof his 7 children. My 'suspected', ancestor was baptised in St Matthews Bethall Green and I have personally viewed the register of this church on micro fiche in London.It would be interesting to note if these two families are in anyway related???
Anne W Williams