Pieter van der Stael1

M, #13796, b. before 1615, d. between September 1663 and March 1665

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Last Edited27/12/2015
BirthOrigin*Pieter was from Rotterdam, , and was perhaps born there before 1615.2,3 
Marriage*He married Geertruyd van Riebeeck, daughter of Anthony Janszoon van Riebeeck and Lijsbet Govertsdocter van Gaesbeeck, on 9 November 1649 Schiedam.1
 
Death*He died between September 1663 and March 1665 Batavia, Java.1
 

Family

Geertruyd van Riebeeck b. b 3 Feb 1623
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 4 October 1655 the Weesp departed Texel enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 5 March 1656. Among those on board were Pieter van der Stael.4,5 
Occupation* On 6 September 1656 Pieter van der Stael was sieketrooster.1 
Baptisms - WitnessPieter van der Stael and Roeloff de Man and Dom:e Petrus Sijbelius witnessed the baptism of Krotoa of the Goringhaicona on 3 May 1662 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.6,7
NotesOn 12 March 1661 Pieter van der Stael receives an increase in his salary for teaching slaves and indigenes de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Pieter van der Stael was enumerated in the muster roll, he was the sick-comforter.9
On 31 May 1657 Geertruyd van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the sick-comforter, Pieter van der Stael, with their two children, one of whom would have been PN van Stael. They were recorded with his personal female slave from Batavia who had been purchased from the gardener, viz. Hendrik Boom. This would have been Maria van Bengale.10
On 31 May 1657 Pieter van der Stael was enumerated in the muster roll, as the sick comforter earning f 36 per month.11
On 15 February 1658 Geertruyd van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the sick-comforter, Pieter van der Stael, with their three children, one of whom would have been PN van Stael. They were recorded with his personal female slave from Batavia who had been purchased from the gardener, viz. Hendrik Boom. This would have been Maria van Bengale.12
On 15 February 1658 Pieter van der Stael was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as Pieter van der Stael, of Rotterdam, sick comforter.13
On 5 March 1659 Pieter van der Stael was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as the sick comforter.14
In 1660 Pieter van der Stael was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as of Rotterdam, sick comforter.15
On 1 March 1661 Pieter van der Stael was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Rotterdam, sick comforter.16
On 1 April 1662 Pieter van der Stael was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Rotterdam, sick comforter.17
Slave TransactionsBefore 31 May 1657 Maria van Bengale was sold by Hendrick Hendricksz Boom to Pieter van der Stael (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, no record of this transaction exists.18
Slave EmancipationsOn 6 July 1658 Maria van Bengale was purchased into freedom by Jan Zacharias from Pieter van der Stael, in order to marry her. Receipt of the purchase price was acknowledged, but the amount was not specified. The couple were married 15 days later.19,20,21
Property TransactionsOn 8 June 1661 Gerrit Harmens, sold to Thomas Christoffel Müller, his partner and co-Saldanha trader, his half of everything the two owned in partnership, including vessels, small houses, slaves pigs, sheep, all poultry at the Cape, Dassen Island and Saldanha Bay; along with all their debt and credit, for 250 carolus guilders. The slaves were not named but at the time the two appear to have owned the following slaves in partnership Pieter van Guinea, Pauwels Das, Oude Hans van Guinea and Gegeima van Guinea. Müller signed an acknowledgement of debt in the sum of f 450 the same day. Hermans sold it to Pieter van der Stael on 7 February 1662.22
Company JournalOn 22 May 1657 in the Company Journal, as translated: S.S.E. breeze. The Oyemar leaves. Riebeeck visits the corn-lands, of which a large portion had been sown. The wife (Geertruyd van Riebeeck), of the sick comforter, Pieter van der Stael, gives birth to a daughter, PN van Stael.23

Citations

  1. [S201] Editor-in-chief C.J. Beyers Dictionary of South African Biography Vol V. (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1967), p.806. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of SA Biography V.
  2. [S201] Editor-in-chief C.J. Beyers Dictionary of SA Biography V, p.806. (*Rotterdam, the Neth., before 1615- † Batavia, Java, between Sept. 1663 and March 1665).
  3. [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.253. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  4. [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. "5 March 1656 : Weseph brings Geertruyd van Riebeeck (from Culemborg) & husband Pieter van der Stael) & 2 children."
  5. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Number     0836.2
    Name of ship     WEESP
    Master     
    Tonnage     560
    Type of ship     jacht
    Built     
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     04-10-1655
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     05-03-1656
    Departure from Cape     11-03-1656
    Date of arrival at destination     24-05-1656
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Because of adverse winds for 4 weeks at Wight. On 28/29-09-1661 run aground and wrecked on the south shore of the Andaman Islands."
  6. [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), "Den 3:en d:o heeft dom:e Sijbelius wederom een predikatie gedaen, ende gedoopt een bejaarde vrous persoon de eerste van dese ingeborene lantsluiden
    Meij anno 1662
    lantsluiden, genaemt Hottentoos, is genaemt met den naem Eva de getuijen sijn Roelof de Man, ondercoopman, en tweede persoon van deser fortresse, en Pieter vander Stael kranckbesoeck:r mede van deser fortresse."
  7. [S550] Mansell Upham 'In a kind of custody: For Eva's sake; who speaks for Krotoa', 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), 4 August 2010. "p.6, She was the Cape's first indigene to be baptized (3 May 1662 as "Eva") and to marry according to Christian rites (2 June 1664)."
  8. [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), "Pieter van der Stael gets salary increase for teaching slaves in local indigenes."
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.283.
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.290.
  11. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.287-289.
  12. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
  13. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.291.
  14. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.295.
  15. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.297.
  16. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.300.
  17. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.303.
  18. [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), "31 May 1657: listed "1 slave (his own)" in muster roll as Pieter van der Stael's "own Batavia female slave brought [sic] from the gardener" [Hendrick Hendricksz: Boom (from Amsterdam)]."
  19. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 6.7.1658                                                  CTD I, p.1
    Pieter van der Stael, sieketrooster, verkoop in vryheid aan Jan Sacharias van Amsterdam, vryburger, sy slavin Maria van Bengale wat hy weer van die vryburger Hendricq Hendricxsz Boom gekoop het op voorwaarde dat sy as ‘n vrye vrou haar in die huwelik met hom [Jan Sacharias] sal begeef en hy haar as sy wettige huisvrou sal trou. Verklaar hulle twee ook om haar in ewige vryheid te stel, as vrye vrou te erken en Jan Sacharias om haar (na die voorafgaande huweliksgebooie) as sy wettige vrou te neem. [Hoewel Van der Stael erken die hele koopsom te ontvang het, word geen bedrag vermeld nie.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  20. [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) "Jan sacharias van Amsterdam jongman ende vrijburger alhier out 27 Jaren, sigh in trouwbeloffte begeven hebbende met d' [1] jongedochter Maria ... [2] geboortich van Bengale out 20 jaren, gewesene slavinne van den sieckentrooster Pieter van der Stael, ende door voorsz Jan sacharias [3] tot dien eijnde vrijgecocht."
  21. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.124. 6.7.1658, I. p. 1: Maria from Bengal, slave belonging to the sick-comforter
    Pieter van der Stael, "sold into freedom" to Jan Sacharias from Amsterdam,
    on condition that she became his legal wife. The price paid for her freedom
    is not mentioned in the document.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  22. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 8.6.1661     CTD I, p. 271
    Gerrit Harmansz van Deventer, vry Saldanhavaarder, verkoop aan Thomas Muller van Leypzigh, mede vry Saldanhavaarder en sy vennoot sy helfte van alles wat hulle saam besit het soos vaartuie, huisies, slawe, varke, skape, alle klein ‘gevleugelte’ hier en op Dasseneiland en Saldanhabaai asook hulle skuld en krediet vir 450 carolus gulde. [Geen name vermeld.]
    8.6.1661     CTD I, p.273
    Skuldbrief van Thomas Christoffel Muller van Leypzig, vry Saldanhavaarder, vir die bedrag van f 450 wat hy Gerrit Harmansz van Deventer skuld weens bostaande kooptransaksie. As sekuriteit dien al die gekoopte goedere maar in besonder die helfte van 'n huis op Dasseneiland. Hy beloof om die skuld oor twee jaar af te betaal. [Die slawe se name is nie vermeld nie. Hierdie skuldbrief het Gerrit Harmansz op 7.2.1662 aan Pieter van der Stael, die sieketrooster, verkoop. Sien p.287.]
  23. [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), May 22nd. S.S.E. breeze. The Oyemar leaves. Riebeeck visits the corn-lands, of which a large portion had been sown. The wife of the sick comforter, Pieter van Staels, gives birth to a daughter.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.
  24. [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 July 1660:
    baptism:      Anthonia."
 

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