Catharina Anthonis1

F, #13776, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited09/07/2015
Birth*Catharina Anthonis was born circa 1630 in Zalegon (Celagon).1
 
Marriage*She married Jan Woutersz: on 21 May 1656 de Caep de Goede Hoop. This was the first mixed marriage at the Cape. The couple together with an unnamed/unbaptized child (born 1657) leave the Cape (1658) on Schelvis for Batavia via Mauritius.2,3 
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 24 December 1655 the Verenigde Provincien and the other ships of the fleet, Gecroonde Leeuw, Malacca and De Vogel Phoenicx departed Batavia as part of the return fleet under overall command of Caspaer van den Boogaerden enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 15 March 1656. Among those on board was Catharina Anthonis.4,5 
(Witness) BaptismPutativeShe and Jan Holtsmit witnessed the baptism of Maria Petronella Langeveld on 7 May 1719.6 
Baptisms - WitnessCatharina Anthonis and Gerrit Gerrits witnessed the baptism of Caspar Bester on 22 August 1717 Nederduitsche Gereformeede Kerk, (Cape Town), Cabo de Goede Hoop.7
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 31 May 1657 Catharina Anthonis was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the soldier, Jan Woutersz:, she was described as a black woman.8
On 15 February 1658 Catharina Anthonis was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the soldier, Jan Woutersz:, she was described as a black woman.9
Slave EmancipationsBefore 21 May 1656 Catharina Anthonis was emancipated by Caspaer van den Boogaerden de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
Slaves owned by individualsBefore 26 April 1656 Catharina Anthonis was owned by Caspaer van den Boogaerden.10

Citations

  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. "21 May 1656: Jan Woutersz: (from Middelburg) & Catharina Ant(h)onis: (from Zalegon / Celagon )."
  2. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "[1656] Den 21:en meij is Jan Woutersz van Middelburch adsistent voor den raet deser fortresse, getrout met een swarte jonge dochter genaemt Catharijna Anthonis van Celagon in Bengale, Godt gelievede zelvige te zegenen."
  3. [S787] Church matters (Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk), Incoming Letters, 9 April 1652-14 May 1663, (NL-SAA, archiefinventaris 379, inventarisnummer 206, pp. 29-35), (eGSSA - van der Stael Letters, http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/classis-amsterdam/…), 1656: Den 21:en meij is Jan Woutersz van Middelburch adsistent voor den raet deser fortresse, getrout met een swarte jonge dochter genaemt Catharijna Anthonis van Celagon in Bengale, Godt gelievede zelvige te zegenen. as transcribed by Corney Keller.
  4. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "15 March 1656: Return Fleet ex Batavia arrives: Verenigde Provincien brings Catharina Anthonis: from Zalagon in Bengal (future wife of Jan Woutersz:) - slave of Caspaer van den Bogaerde, Councillor Extraordinary of India & Commmander of return fleet."
  5. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006). Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  6. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: [7 Maij 1719] Maria Elizabeth
    Jacob Pietersz, en Cornelia Jacobsz
    Jan Holsmith, en Catharina Anthonisz., transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
  7. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "1717. 22. do. [Augusti.] Caspar. Jacobus Pester [Bester?], en Anna Haselaar. Gerrit van Oldenburg, Catharina Antonisz.
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…
    1722. 22 Maart. Gerrit Engel Engelsz. & Arij Lekkerwijn, en Maria Gerritsz.
    Willem Anna Hasselaar. Hans Hendrik __________ en Elizabeth Antonijsz
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…,49605402,49605403,49608601
    1720. eod. Do. [18 Februarij]. Sibilla. Engels Engels. En Anna Haselaar. Harmanus Gerritsz, en Aeltje Gerritsz.
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…,49605402,49605403,49608601."
  8. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.290.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
  10. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference code: C. 1, p. 164.
    Woonsdach den 26en April ao. 1656.
    Den adsistent Jan Woutersz van Middelburch jonghman jegenwoordich bescheijden in dese fortresse, sich in trouwbeloffte hebbende begeven met d' eerbare jonge dochter Catharina anthonis geboortich van Zalegon in Bengale, gewesene slavin van d' E. heer Caspaer van den Boogaerden, Extraordinaeris Raedt van India ende Commandeur van dese jaerse retourvlote ende by Sijn E. alhier op haer versoucq in volle vrijdom gestelt, ende dierhalven versoeckende om haer metten anderen wettelijck in den heijligen H. echten staet te mogen laeten bevestigen, Soo is bij den Raedt deser fortresse niet anders hebbende cunnen vernemen als dat beyde liber ende vrije persoonen waren, welcke met niemant ter werelt volghens oock eijgen verclaringen ende suffisante getuijgenisse ijtwes dien aengaende uijtstaende hadden; verstaen deselve jongeluijden haer billick versoucq toe te staen, mitsgaders ten dien eijnde op Sondach eerstcomende na 't Cristelijck sermoen haer eerste affcundighe te laeten doen, ende alsoo vervolgens alle Sondaghen tot de derde incluijs, omme alsdan op Sondach over veertien dagen aenstaende na de laetste affroepinge ende 't eyndigen des Christelijcken sermoens (geen wettige oorsaecke van verhinderinghe voorcomende) door den Secretaris van onsen Raedt (vermits hier geen predicant hebben) voor alle den volcke de solemnisatie wettelijck in openen Raedtcamere te laten geschieden ende met de trouw publijckelijck voort te vaeren.
    Aldus gedaen ende geresolveert in 't Fort de Goede Hope ten dage ende jare als boven.
    JAN VAN RIEBEECK. 1656.
    JAN VAN HARWARDEN. 1656.
    WILLEM MULLER.
    ROELOFF DE MAN, Secrets."
 

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