My family tree indicates that Jacobus van der Puije, Governor of Elmina, Gold Coast, in 1780, son of William van der Puije from Zeeland, born in 1703, is my great, great, great, grandfather. Jacobus had a son Peter with a local lady, Ayaley Ablah. Peter later became Commandant of Birecco. The van der Puije family in Ghana now is very huge and we are eager to trace our ancestry as far as possible. I would therefore be extremely grateful to get more information about my ancestor Jacobus van der Puije.