Claes van de Caep1

M, #13824, b. before 3 March 1697
Mother*Cornelia van Madagascar2 b. c 1670

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Last Edited17/07/2017
Slave Birth - Company OwnedClaes van de Caep was born in bondage before 3 March 1697 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), de Caep de Goede Hoop Claes van de Caep.1
BaptismClaes van de Caep was baptized on 3 March 1697 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3 
RacialDesignation* On 3 March 1697 Claes van de Caep was described as heelslag, a racial tag meaning both parents were African or Asian. For more on the racial and social typecasting of the period, visit this page: Nomenclature & identity tags peculiar to the Cape of Good Hope deriving from an individual’s legal status made for legally-entrenched hierarchic discrimination.2 
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 3 March 1697 Cornelia van Madagascar and Claes van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.2


  1. [S502] Website Family Search ( "3 Maert 1697 ...[Een kind] van Cornelia genaemt Claes heelsl.… - last accessed 1 April 2012."
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (
  3. [S502] Website Family Search ( "3 Maart 1697
    van Maria Been genaemt Regina, [Castijs]
    van Diana vande Caep genaemt Cornelia, [Castijs]
    van Manda vande Caep genaemt Johannes, [Halfslag]
    van Christyn van de Caep genaemt Arnoldus
    van Mausa genaemt Eva, [Heelslag]
    van Lakenbozie genaemt Hendrick, [Heelslag]
    van Renouieowe genaemt Geertruyd, [Heelslag]
    van Cornelia geneamt Claes, [Heelslag]
    van Mazonurajie genaemt Valentyn, [Heelslag]"

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