M, #14031, b. before 29 April 1703
|(Witness) Will|| On 24 January 1727, Jonker van Macassar 'appeared' before the Secretaris or Secretary of the Council of Policy, Daniel Thiebault, to execute his will with the assistance of a Portuguese interpreter. This assistance may have been accorded to him due to his royal status. He was in fact ill and confined to bed, so the official would have come to him. However, there is nothing in the record which indicates the will was ever probated. There are several edits in the original will. He is described as a Vrij gegeevene Leijffeijgen known to the Secretaris. His de facto wife Rosetta van Java named on this occasion as Rosetta van Java, is first described as sijne Concubine, this is deleted and substuted with de vrijswartinne. To her he bequeaths the slave Alexander van Couchin and stipulates that this bequest cannot be contested. To their son and daughter Jacob Jansen and Johanna Jonker, he leaves the slave September van Manda. A comment describing Jacob as door een ander persoon geprocreeert was crossed out, but at his 1730 baptism Jacob is described as halfslag, indicating his father was white and that he was therefor not the biological son of the prince. To his other son and daughter Jacob Jansen and Johanna Jonker, he bequeaths the slaves Cassamie of Origin Unknown and Fortuijn van Bougis. All of the slaves were to remain with his de facto wife until the children attained their majority. Rosetta van Java also inherited the residue of his estate except for Rds 50 given to Jacob to assist in raising the other children to majority. |
- [S152] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 3 H-I (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), p.220; b1 Marthinus *1699 x 14.4.1726 Maria Möller d.v. Hendrik Möller en Anna van Banchem wed. v. Guillaume Heems. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 3 H-I.
- [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
- [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) " 24 April van Guilliam Heems en Anna van Bankem, gent: Martinus
[My thanks to Ami Maree (Bester) for bringing this baptism to my attention]."
- [S733] VC 621, NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: April 14  Martinus Heems van Cabo de Goede Hoop adsistent in diens der e: compagnije j: m: en Marija Moller van dezen uijthoek j: d:, (1713-1756), Cape Town Archives Repository, Private Bag X9025, Cape Town, South Africa, 021-4624050. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town).
- [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO: 3962
Slaves First Name: September
Presumed Place Of Origin: Van Manda
Day Of Sale: 9
Month Of Sale: 8
Year Of Sale: 1730
Type Of Name: Month_name
Continental Origin Code: Indian Sub Continent
Slaves Gender: Male
Price In Rixdollars: 93
Sellers Last Name: Van Java
Sellers First Name: Rosetta
Sellers Civil Status: freeblack
Sellers Gender: Female
Sellers Occupation: Occupation
Buyers Last Name: Heem
Buyers First Name: Martin
Buyers Civil Status: VOC employee
Buyers Gender: Male
Buyers Domicile: Table valley
Buyers Occupation: bookkeeper
Comments And References: Sregocc
Primary Reference: Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.