1731G. Medleytr. ofP. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H.II. 197Francisci..related how the Red Stone-Brassem at the Cape came by the Name of Jacob Eversson...‘There was,..at the Cape, many years ago, a Master of a ship, whose name was Jacob Eversson. This man had a very red Face..so deep-pitted with the Small Pox, that his Beard, which was black, could never be shav’d so close, but that several hairs would remain in the Pock-Frets. So that his Face..had the colour, and seemed to have the Specks of the Red Stone-Brassem...The crew dining..very jovially upon this Sort of Fish, one of them took it in his Head, in a Fit of Mirth, to call it the Jacob Eversson...The Settlers..very merrily agreed to call a Red Stone-Brassem a Jacob Eversson ever after’.
[1798S.H. Wilcocketr. ofJ.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. IndiesII. 352There is likewise, it is said, a large fish near the pier-head at Amboyna, to which the name of Jacob Evertsen has been given.]
1801J. BarrowTrav.I. 31The Scorpoena Capensis, here called Jacob Evertson, is a firm, dry fish, but not very commonly used.
1823W.W. BirdState of Cape of G.H. 159The hottentot, jacob evert, elft, hake or stockfish, the king klipfish, the steen brazen and the stompneus are all of excellent quality.
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