Hercules Venter

M, #10981, b. before 26 July 1750
Father*Pieter Venter1 b. 18 Oct 1699, d. c 1765
Mother*Hester Nel1 b. 1 Aug 1706, d. c 1785

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Last Edited28/02/2020
Birth*Hercules Venter was born before 26 July 1750 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismHercules Venter was baptized on 26 July 1750 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Marriage*He married Anna Sophia Fick, daughter of Bernardus Fick and Maria Claudina Guillaumet, on 2 February 1783.1


  • Martha Sophia Venter1 b. b 18 Feb 1787
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusHercules Venter became a burgher circa 2 February 1783, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


  1. [S460] Prof. Barend J. Venter, "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter", 22 September 2008 (e-mail address). This ancestral register was compiled for Delia Robertson on 22 September 2008 from the database "Die Venter familie van Suid-Afrika" compiled by B.J. Venter, J.A. Venter and M.A. Venter. Prof. B.J. Venter, 20 Ray Street, Annlin, 0182. Hereinafter cited as "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter."

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