Catarina van de Caep1

F, #13825, b. before 11 January 1699
Mother-Putative*Cornelia van de Caep b. 27 Mar 1672; putative relationship offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. No other women identified thus far meet the chronological and other criteria to qualify as the mother1

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Last Edited26/07/2017
Birth*Catarina van de Caep was born before 11 January 1699 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismCatarina van de Caep was baptized on 11 January 1699 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2 
RacialDesignation* On 11 January 1699 Catarina van de Caep was described as castijs, a racial tag meaning she was a child of a mesties or mulatto slave mother and white father. 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.3 
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 11 January 1699 Cornelia van de Caep and Catarina van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.3


  1. [S502] Website Family Search ( "11 Jan: 1699 ...Een kint van Cornelia vande Caep - Catharina Cast:… - last accessed 1 April 2012."
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "11 Jan: 1699
    een kint
    van Cornelia vande Caep gent. Catarina, [Castijs]
    van Anna vande Caep gent. Geertruijd, [Halfslag]
    van Lysbeth vande Caep gent. Fredrick, [Heelslag]… - last accessed 1 April 2012."
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (

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