Janneken Willemsz1

F, #13765, b. circa 1633

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Last Edited19/02/2012
Birth*Janneken Willemsz was born circa 1633 in Amsterdam.2,1
Marriage*She married Adolphus ten Bengevoort on 1 September 1653 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The couple arrived at the Cape on the Coningh Davit and departed shortly afterward on the same vessel bound for India. This is the first recorded marriage at the Cape.1 


  1. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012. "1 September 1653:
    marriage:     Adolphus ten Bengevoort (from Amsterdam) & Janneken Willemsz:
    (from Amsterdam) - en passant
    30 August 1653:
    "permission was granted to Adolphus ten Bengevoort (from Amsterdam), bachelor, to marry the spinster from Amsterdam, both on board the Koning David and on their way to India. The marriage was consumated soonest on 1 September 1653 so as not to delay the ship's departure"."
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.

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