Schalk Willem van der Merwe1

M, #12845, b. before 1 January 1735
Father*Isaak van der Merwe1 b. 14 Apr 1711, d. 1 Jun 1777
Mother*Cisilia Janse van Rijnsbùrgh1 b. b 21 Apr 1715, d. 1 Dec 1774
ChartsDescendants of Claas Jansz van Rensburg

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited15/08/2010
Birth*Schalk Willem van der Merwe was born before 1 January 1735 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismSchalk Willem van der Merwe was baptized on 1 January 1735 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Marriage*He married Johanna Adriana Smit, daughter of Aalwijn Smit de oude and Hester Bekker, on 15 July 1759 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusSchalk Willem van der Merwe became a burgher circa 1759, 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 Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


  1. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p.549. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.

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