Maria Gerrits1

F, #13430, b. before 30 August 1705, d. 30 March 1738
Father*Gerrit Gerrits1 b. c 1675, d. 1730
Mother*Susanna van Mombasa1 b. c 1660

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Last Edited15/10/2016
Birth*Maria Gerrits was born before 30 August 1705 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismMaria Gerrits was baptized on 30 August 1705 Nederduitsche Gereformeede Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Margarita Blaupart and Jan Siek.2,1 
Marriage*She married Rùdolphùs Brits, son of Hans Jacob Brits and Dina Olivier, on 5 December 1722 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
Death*She died on 30 March 1738 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


Rùdolphùs Brits b. b 24 Dec 1702
Baptisms - WitnessMaria Gerrits and Arij Lekkerwijn witnessed the baptism of Gerrit Engelsz on 22 March 1722 Nederduitsche Gereformeede Kerk, (Cape Town), Cabo de Goede Hoop.4
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)April 1719 Susanna van Mombasa was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in Cape District, with one son and three daughters, namely Hermanus Gerrits, Hilletie Gerrits, Maria Gerrits and Sophia Elizabeth Gerrits. I have assumed these to be the children enumerated with her because they all appear elsewhere in the record at later dates. As of October 2016, I have not yet identified her youngest daughter, Susanna, in the record after her baptism.5


  1. [S521] Margaret Cairns, "Gerrit Gerrits of Oldenburg and Susanna of Bambaser: An early 18th century couple", Familia (Gerrits & Bambaser) 17, nr. 3/4 (1990): Maria Gerrits bap. 30.8.1705 died 30.3.1738. At the age of 17 she married Rudolph Brits from Koornhoop. Their marriage given as on 5.12.1722 in DV/P has not been found.. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrits & Bambaser."
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[1706] 30 Aug: van Gerrit van Oldenburg en Susanna van Macasser, onder getuyge van Jan Siek en Margareta Blaupart gent: - Maria…,49605402,49605403,49605404."
  3. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p.446. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search ( "1717. 22. do. [Augusti.] Caspar. Jacobus Pester [Bester?], en Anna Haselaar. Gerrit van Oldenburg, Catharina Antonisz.…
    1722. 22 Maart. Gerrit Engel Engelsz. & Arij Lekkerwijn, en Maria Gerritsz.
    Willem Anna Hasselaar. Hans Hendrik __________ en Elizabeth Antonijsz…,49605402,49605403,49608601
    1720. eod. Do. [18 Februarij]. Sibilla. Engels Engels. En Anna Haselaar. Harmanus Gerritsz, en Aeltje Gerritsz.…,49605402,49605403,49608601."
  5. [S882] Opgaafrol, K; KA 4060; Tax Rolls, 1719, Cape Archive Depot, Householder Last Name:      Unknown
    Householder First Name:      Unknown
    District:      Cape District
    Comment:      Freeblack
    Spouse Surname:      Bambassa van
    Spouse First Name:      Sussanah
    Free Males:      0
    Free Females:      1
    Free Sons:      1
    Free Daughters:      3
    Knechts:      0
    Male Adult Slaves:      0
    Female Adult Slaves:      0
    Male Slave Boys:      0
    Female Slave Girls:      0
    Horses:      0
    Cattle:      0
    Sheep:      0
    Pigs:      0
    Vines:      0
    Leggers Of Wine:      0
    Barley Sown:      0
    Barley Reaped:      0
    Oats Sown Muids:      0
    Oats Reaped Muids:      0
    Rye Sown:      0
    Rye Reaped:      0
    Sabres:      0
    Carbines:      0
    Pistols:      0
    All Slaves:      0
    Sequence Number In Original IDNO:      0161
    Source:      Opgaafrolle KA 4060 (April 1720)
    Source Location:      Cape Town Archives.

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