Magdalena van de Caep1

F, #13840, b. before 23 September 1696
Mother*Cicilia Swerisse2 b. b 8 Sep 1675, d. b Dec 1713

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Last Edited17/07/2017
Slave Birth - Company OwnedMagdalena van de Caep was born in bondage before 23 September 1696 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), de Caep de Goede Hoop Magdalena van de Caep.2
BaptismMagdalena van de Caep was baptized on 23 September 1696 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3 
Duplicate?*It is possible that Magdalena van de Caep and Johanna Kemp are the same individual. Johanna Kemp's stated age at death indicates a birth date in August 1696 - and the baptism for Magdalena fits the profile for Johanna. In addition, the mother in the baptism immediately succeeding that of Magdalena is also named Magdalena, creating the environment for a potential scribal error.2 
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 23 September 1696 Cicilia Swerisse and Magdalena van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (
  2. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp - An enquiry into the ancestry of the Cape-born Johanna Kemp (c. 1689-1778) - wife of Jacob Krüger (from Sadenbeck)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (This article is under review), March 2012. "Magdalena [error for Johanna?] casties baptized Cape 23 September 1696."
  3. [S502] Website Family Search ( "23 [September] 1696. Een kint
    van Cicilia vande Caep, genaemt - Magdalena, [Castijs]

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