Hendrick Hendricksz Boom1

M, #13850, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited22/01/2016
BirthOrigin*Hendrick was from Amsterdam and was perhaps born there circa 1630. His age is estimated.2,3,1 
Marriage*He married Anna Joris before 24 October 1654.1
 

Family

Anna Joris b. c 1630
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 24 December 1651 the Drommedaris and the other ships of the fleet, Goede Hoope and Reijger departed Texel under the overall command of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 6 April 1652. Among those on board the Drommedaris were Hendrick Hendricksz Boom.4,5,6 
(Witness) BirthLijsbeth Sanders was born before 2 March 1659 de Caep de Goede Hoop most likely in the household of Hendrick Hendricksz Boom and Anna Joris given that her putative mother had been re-allocated to them by the time of the 1657 muster. She was said to be 12 years old when sold in 1671.7,8 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Hendrick Hendricksz Boom was enumerated in the muster roll, as a gardener.2
On 31 May 1657 Hendrick Hendricksz Boom was enumerated in the muster roll, as a gardener earning f 25 per month.9
On 31 May 1657 Anna Joris was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the gardener, Hendrick Hendricksz Boom, with their five children who would have included Reijnier Hendercksz Boom and Dirck Boom.10
On 15 February 1658 Hendrick Hendricksz Boom was enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as owner. Enumerated with him were Herman Ernst de Gresnicht, Cornelis Claasz and Dirck Mayer described as 'in his service.11'
On 15 February 1658 Anna Joris was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the gardener, Hendrick Hendricksz Boom, with their five children who would have included Reijnier Hendercksz Boom and Dirck Boom.12
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 10 October 1657, Hendrick Hendricksz Boom was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher.13
Slave TransactionsAfter 21 April 1655 Maria van Bengale was sold to Hendrick Hendricksz Boom, no record of this transaction exists.14
Lijsbeth Arabus, a slave, was was placed on loan from the Company, in service to Hendrick Hendricksz Boom before 16 April 1657 de Caep de Goede Hoop.15,16
Before 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.17
Circa 1662 Claes Kelder van Angola and Anna van Guinea were sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Hendrick Hendricksz Boom de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
On 6 January 1665, Hendrick Hendricksz Boom sold his entire household, including two unnamed adult slaves, most likely Anna van Guinea and Claes Kelder van Angola to Matthijs Coeijmans. Included in the transaction were two unnamed slave children, probably Lijsbeth Sanders and Maria Everts who were later recorded to be living with the couple.19,20
Property TransactionsOn 30 August 1659 Jan Reijniersz, in deep financial stress due to heavy debt sells to Jan van Riebeeck, 16.666 morgen of land as stipulated in his Land Grant of 15 April 1657 on which there was now a derelict house, erwe, kraal, and damaged farm implements. The land and house was located at the voet of pas between False Bay and the Table Bay harbour, east of Windberg [Wynberg?] to the east the fresh water river Liesbeecw, to the west the hereweg [main road], to the south Hendrick Hendricksz Boom's developed land, and to the north the Company's wild and undeveloped land. He was paid f 525.3.6 in cash which went toward unpaid taxes and debt, except for f 125 in half compensation for two unnamed absconded slaves, and one unnamed deceased female slave, as well as f 100 for a female Angola slave, presumably Isabella van Angola, for whom he was still indebted to the Company in the sum of f 225 - this amount also included 2 sheep and some of the implements/tools. This slave was given to his wife to help him build up again. The transaction also included his cattle and sheep stolen by the Hottentotte. He had owned the property in partnership with Wouter Mostert, but in a transaction on the same date, the latter's half-share was been sold to Cornelis Claasz who, on the 16th of the following month sold it to Jan van Riebeeck.21

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. "Reijnier Hendricksz: Boom son of Hendrick Hendricksz: / Hindericksz: Boom [Boomtjen] (from Amsterdam) & Anna (Annetje) Joris (from Overtoom); repatriates with parents."
  2. [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.283. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  3. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  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),.
  5. [S673] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, December 1651 - December 1653[5], Van Riebeeck's Journal, &c. Part I, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.15. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5].
  6. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Number     0738.2
    Name of ship     DROMEDARIS
    Master     Koning, David
    Tonnage     560
    Type of ship     jacht
    Built     
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     24-12-1651
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     06-04-1652
    Departure from Cape     25-05-1652
    Date of arrival at destination     22-07-1652
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     With van Riebeek on board. The ship was laid up in 1661."
  7. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 2.3.1671; Matthijs Cooijmans van Herentals, burger, verkoop aan Adriaaen van Brakel, baastimmerman in diens van die Kompanjie, 'zeker meijt slavin van d'Caep' genaamd Lijsbeth, ongeveer 12 jaar oud, vir ƒ450.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  8. [S658] Mansell Upham 'Made or Marred by Time - the Other Armozijn & two enslaved Arabian 'princesses' at the Cape of Good Hope (1656)', 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), March 2012. "Lijsbeth [Arabus], was re-allocated to the Company's chief gardener Hendrick Hendricksz: Boom (from Amsterdam) already before Van der Stael's departure, as evidenced by the muster (16 April 1657)..."
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.287-289.
  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, p.294.
  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.265. As above to:- Hendrick Hendricksz: Boom, of Amsterdam, master gardener, d.d. 10th October, 1657.
  14. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (Unpublished), 16 November 2014. "21 April 1655: Return Fleet (Dolfijn, Dordrecht, Gideon, Henriette Louise, Parel, Prinses Royaal & Tholen) ex Batavia brings
    Maria van Bengale (Marij da Costa) [belonging to Jan van Riebeeck]
    Maria van Bengale (Maria Sacharias:) [belongs 1stly to Hendrik Hendricksz: Boom (from Amsterdam) & 2ndly to Pieter van der Stael (from Rotterdam)].
    "
  15. [S658] Mansell Upham 'UL03 Made or Marred by Time', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Muster of Private & Company Slaves (Rijckloff van Goens, 16 April 1657) ... 1 female slave [Cornelia Arabus van Abisinna] with the Junior Merchant [Roelof de Man (from Culemborg)]
    1 female slave [Lijsbeth Arabus van Abisinna] with the Gardener [Hendrick Hendricksz: Boom (from Amsterdam)] ..."
  16. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.9; Thus the widow of Frederick Verburgh was allowed to borrow the two Arab girls from Abyssinia from the Company, . . .. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  17. [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)]."
  18. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. Hendrik Boom buys (no record) Claes Kelder van Angola, Anna van Guinea.
  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): 6.1.1665     T30     T49 en T50     CTD 2, p.146
    Hendrick Hendricx Boom van Amsterdam, oud burgerraad, aan Matthijs Cooimans van Heerentals sy huis en erf te Tafelvallei, volgens die grondbriewe van 1 Maart 1660 en 15 Junie 1662, een morg 312 roede groot, asook 300 skape, een slaaf met ‘n slavin en twee slawe kinders asook al die tuingereedskap, melk-gereedskap asook alles wat nag los en naelvas is en daartoe behoort alles vir die bedrag van 5000 carolus gulde. [Op dieselfde dag teken Matijs Coijmans ‘n skuldbrief (p.148) vir dieselfde bedrag en al die eiendomme vir die delgingsperiod van vyf jaar. In geeneen van die dokumente word die slawe se name genoem nie.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  20. [S658] Mansell Upham 'UL03 Made or Marred by Time', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "A repatriating Boom, sold (6 January 1665) his entire establishment (his house and erf in Table Valley) to the baker Matthijs Coeijmans (from Herentals). This included his two slaves "and 2 children": Anna van Guinea and Claes Kelder van Angola. Were the heelslag Lijsbeth Sanders: and Maria Everts: (Anna's daughter by Evert) the two children sold that day?"
  21. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 30.8.1659     T3      TI6     CTD I, p.140
    Jan Reijniersz van Amsterdam, vryburger, verklaar ten einde uit sy nood en groot ‘ireparable’ skuld gehelp en gered te word, verkoop hy aan kommandeur Jan van Riebeecq sy 16 en twee-derde morge grond, synde sy helfte te wees van sy gesamentlike besitting met Comelis Claesz van Uijtrecht, asook die helfte van die ‘qual[lijk] halft volmaeckte ende sonderwandt oft muijr gansch reddeloos vervallende huijs, erwe, crael ende tegenwoordigh gans wijnigh by synde verdorven onbequame landtbouw gereedtschapen die alfoor wijnigh maer veel minzes voorsz huijs gebruijckt cunnen worden sonder alvooren noodigh reparatie met groote costen te doen daer toe sich den vercoper en transporteur onvermoogen bent, ende mits 't roven vande beesten soodanigh in't underspit ende-schuldigh leght dat noodtsaken daer aen een stercke handt verrijst tot weder op reghtinge …’ Die land en huis is geleë aan die voet of pas tussen ‘Baaij falce’ en Tafelbaaihawe, oos van Windberg, aan die oostekant daarvan die ‘verserivier Liesbeecq’, aan die westekant die groot hereweg, aan die suidekant Hendrick Boom se bewerkte land en aan die noordekant die woeste en onbewerkte grond van die Kompanjie, volgens die grondbrief van 15 April 1657. Die word verkoop vir f 525.3.6 in kontant waarmee al sy belastings en skulde vrygekoop word, behalwe f 125 vir die helfte van twee weggeloopte slawe en een ‘gestorven slavin’ asook f 100 vir ‘n Angolese slavin in sy besit. Die slavin, op rekening van die Kompanjie gekoop, twee skape en party van die gereedskap, saam f 225, bly hy nog skuldig. Die slavin, ‘alleen ten vollen waerdigh’, word aan sy vrou gelaat om [hom] weer op die been te help. [Kantaantekening: Hy doen ook afstand van die beeste en skape wat die Hottentotte van hom geroof het. As hulle ooit teruggevind word, is hulle inbegrepe in die oordrag.] [Comelis Claesz het op die dag die eienaar van die ander helfte geword toe hy dit van Wouter Cornelisz Mostert gekoop het. Sien T5, p.147. Met T7, p.149 verkoop Cornelis Claesz op 16 September 1659 ook sy helfte aan Jan van Riebeeck.]
    1.9.1659     CTD I, p. 125 [Deels verlore]
    Jan Reijniersz van Amsterdam, vryburger, skuld die Kompanjie 225 carolus gulde Waarvan f 100 vir die koop van ‘n ‘Angoolse’ slavin is en f 125 vir die helfte van twee weggeloopte slawe en 'n afgesterfde slavin wat hy van die Kompanjie gekoop, en met die verkoop van sy huis, nog uitstaande was. Hy belowe om die bedrag sover moontlik in geld te betaal maar ook in sodanige goedere as wat die Kompanjie bereid sal wees om te neem. Die slavin word as pand beskou. [Geen name en ouderdomme van die slawe is vermeld.]
  22. [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), "(Sunday) 22 October 1656:
    baptism:     Dirck

    "Cloudy, fickle weather. The minister Brockborn preached in the fort, and baptized the child of the gardener Hendrik Boom with the name Dirk"."
 

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