M, #12967, b. circa 1695, d. 6 May 1787
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||Erasmus Schmidt became a burgher in 1727, 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 Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1|
- [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p.896. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
- [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 2 D-G (Pretoria, South Africa: Human Science Research Council, 1989), p.193. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G.