Diana van de Caep1

F, #13719, b. circa 1686
Mother*Lijsje van Madagascar1 b. c 1668

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Last Edited02/01/2014
Slave BirthsCirca 1686, Diana van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Leendert Jansz van Gijselen de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slave EmancipationsLijsje van Madagascar was emancipated by Leendert Jansz van Gijselen, on 28 August 1690, with her children Diana van de Caep, Isaac Pieters and Susanna van de Caep, in terms of his will.1,2


  1. [S545] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh Die Eerste Vryswartes van Stellenbosch 1679 - 1720, Wes-Kaaplandse Instituut vir Historiese Navorsing, Tygerberg, Cape Town, (1981) 0-909075-65-4 "Laasgenoemde het inderdaad op 28 Augustus 1690 vir Lijsje van Madagaskar met haar drie kinders, Isaq, Diana en Susanna begunstig. Dieselfde dag is ook uit sy boedel 'n slaaf met die naam Pieter van Madagaskar (25) verkoop wat waarskynlik die vader van hierdie drie kinders kon gewees het, aangesien Isaac inderdaad as 'n "swart" jong bestempel is."
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.157. 28.8.1690, pp. 22-23: Lijsje from Madagascar is freed, together with her three children Isaq, Diana and Susanna, in accordance with the will of the late Leendert van Gijselen.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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