Susanna van de Caep1

F, #13720, b. circa 1688
Mother*Lijsje van Madagascar1 b. c 1668

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Last Edited06/04/2017
Marriage*Susanna van de Caep married Thomas Wolfsen circa 1705. I have assumed the child emancipated in 1690 is the same Susanna who married [?] Thomas Wolfsen and is the mother of Elisabeth. I have not located a marriage record, but have assumed the couple were married, as the child was not described as born out of wedlock. I have not found any other woman who matches the profile. Corrections are welcome.2


Thomas Wolfsen b. c 1685
Slave BirthsCirca 1688, Susanna 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 Susanna van de Caep, Isaac Pieters and Diana van de Caep, in terms of his will.1,3


  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. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [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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