I'm back after a few days away from the computer. Today's post returns to the family of Claes Bording - indirectly.
I decided to look at some available online Bording records. Although Claes and his family was secured in America by 1700, I looked at records from the 18th century [1700s]. I ruled out English Bordings since there was no suggestion that Claes lived there.
Four countries did dominate the records: Denmark, Prussia, Germany and Norway. Denmark was by far the dominant country Prussia next, followed by Germany and a couple of entries for Norway.
In no way do records from a century after the fact offer proof of birthplace. It does, however, offer a glimmer of hope in determining the birthplace of Claes Bording. The Netherlands do not appear in the available records. Prussia remains a strong possibility, with Demark the most likely option. Germany is a slim possibility.
Nothing firm, but maybe closer to an answer.