Jacobus de Wet1

M, #12849, b. May 1673, d. before 28 June 1711
Father*Jacob Jacobsz: de Wet2 b. 1641/42, d. 11 Nov 1697
Mother*Helena Stalmans2 b. c 1648, d. a 27 Oct 1707

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1695-1712NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1695-1712
Last Edited29/04/2017
Birth*Jacobus de Wet was born in May 1673 in Amsterdam, Nederland.3
 
Marriage De facto* Circa 1695 Jacobus de Wet and Josina Pretorius were in a de facto relationship Nederland.1  
Marriage*He married Christina Bergh, daughter of Olof Bergh and Anna de Coningh, on 13 April 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5
 
Death*He died before 28 June 1711, when his widow remarried at the Cape.6
 

Family 1

Josina Pretorius b. b 27 Oct 1678, d. b 27 May 1713
Child
  • Jacobus Wilhelmus de Wet+ b. b 2 Sep 1696; While the baptism record does record the father, the son later names his own son Jacobus which fits the name pattern of the time. No other individual has been identified in the record who matches the chronological and other criteria to be the father in this relationship. The child is named a Jacobus de Wet in his mother's inventory1

Family 2

Christina Bergh b. b 18 Jun 1679
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Jacobus de Wet was also known as Jacobus de Weth.6
Jacobus de Wet was also known as Jacobus de Wet.7,8
Baptisms - WitnessJacobus de Wet and Christina Bergh witnessed the baptism of Engela Bergh on 12 December 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJacobus de Wet became a burgher in August 1708, 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 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slave TransactionsSometime between 3 February 1692 and 6 July 1710, Lena van Macassar appears to have come into possession of Jacobus de Wet following the death of her first owner at the Cape, Jacob Matsen Rootsteen.10
On 5 May 1698 Marie van Negapatnam was sold by Hendrik Doncker to Jacobus de Wet, for Rds. 60.11
On 22 April 1700 Frans van Bengale was sold by Pieter van Convent to Jacobus de Wet, for Rds. 60.12
On 22 April 1700 Robert van Ambon was sold by Pieter van Convent to Jacobus de Wet, for Rds. 60.13
On 19 July 1700 Titus van Bengale was sold by Simon Witboom to Jacobus de Wet, for Rds. 60.14
Slaves owned by individualsOn 6 July 1710 Lena van Macassar and Willem Cent Brouwer were owned by Jacobus de Wet.10

Citations

  1. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p.1124-1125. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
  2. [S88] Website RKDartists& (https://rkd.nl/) "https://rkd.nl/explore/artists/83917."
  3. [S88] Website RKDartists& (https://rkd.nl/) "Their five children were all born and baptized in Amsterdam: Theodorus bapt. 31 October 1668, Maria bapt. February 1671, Jacobus May 1673; birthdates of their their fourth and fifth child (a son Willem) unknown (Based on Van Thiel-Stroman in Biesboer/Köhler et al. 2006)
    https://rkd.nl/explore/artists/83917."
  4. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 92, 13 Apr 1698, 13 April 1698
    Jacobus de Wet jongm: geboortig van
    Amsterdam met Christina Bergh jongd:
    van Caep de G: Hoop, transcribed by Corney Keller, (24 Mar 2012), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town).
  5. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 108, 28 Jun 1711, 28 Junij
    Matthijs Bergstedt, met juff:r Christina Berg, wed:e wijlen Jacobus de Weth, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  6. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 108, 28 Jun 1711, marriage entry for Matthijs Bergstedt and Christina Berg, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  7. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 92, 13 Apr 1698, marriage entry for Jacobus de Wet and Christina Bergh, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  8. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 14, 15 Nov 1699, baptism of Olof de Wet, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  9. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "12 December 1700, van der [Captyn?] Oelof Bergh en Anna de Koninck, onder getuyge van Jacobus de WEt, en Christina Bergh, gent. Engela; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…; last accessed 28 June 2012."
  10. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  11. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 184. 5.5.1698: Marie from Negapatnam (18), sold by Hendrik Donker to Jacobus de Wit [sic] for Rds. 60.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  12. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 193. 22.4.1700: Frans from Bengal (20), sold by Pieter van Convent to Jacobus de Wit [Jacobus de Wet] for Rds. 60.
  13. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 193. 22.4.1700: Robert from Ambon (20), sold by Pieter van Convent, first mate of the Overrijp, to Jacobus de Wit for Rds. 60.
  14. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 193. 19.7.1700: Titus from Bengal (24), sold by Simon Witboom, first mate of the Huys te Bijweg, to Jacobus de Wet, the official in charge of the cellars, for Rds.60.
  15. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
 

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