Christoffel Bürgert1

M, #13488, b. circa 1710, d. 1745

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NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1740NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1749
Last Edited07/11/2014
BirthOrigin*Christoffel was from Bernheide, Germany, and may have been born there circa 1710.1 
Marriage*He married Christina Mattheyse, daughter of Elizabeth van Wijck, on 3 June 1742 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The marriage was performed by Ds. Salomon van Echten.2
Death*He died in 1745 Patrys Valley, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Names in the record, in publications, etc.3 June 1742, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffel Borchert.2
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusChristoffel Bürgert became a burgher on 3 June 1742, 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


  1. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), BÜRGERT, CHRISTOFFEL (S).-Bernheide. Sa., loaned as farmhand 1738. ~ as burgher 3.6.1742 Christina Matthys, wid. Caspar Heinrich Badenhorst (q.v.). (Marr. Reg. of Paarl.) † 1745 on his farm "Patrys Valley" in distr. Stellenbosch. (CJ 1138: 73; Test. O.C. 6: 156.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  2. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Personen in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd door Predekant. Salomon van Echten.
    3 Juny [1742]. Christoffel Borchert van Bernheide Jongman, en Christina Mattheyse van Cabo de Goede Hoop; wed van Casper Batenhorst.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.

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