Gerrit Koek1

M, #14967, b. circa 1670

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Last Edited21/05/2013
Birth*Gerrit Koek was born circa 1670.1,2
Slave TransactionsOn 12 May 1702 Rosetta van Java was sold by Gerrit Koek to Willem Adriaan van der Stel de Caep de Goede Hoop, this is the only record in which a woman at the Cape is named as Rosetta van Jafnapatnam. The date of the transaction is said to be the 9th March in the Defence of WA van der Stel.1,3,4


  1. [S744] Mansell Upham 'God's Slave & Afrikaner 'Hearts of Darkness' - Abdullah alias Adolf Jonker (c. 1709-1779)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, May 2013. "12 May 1702: sold as Rosetta van Jafnapatnam by Gerrit Koek to Willem Adriaan van der Stel for Rds 95."
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  3. [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:       1911     
    Slaves First Name:       Rosetta     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Jafnapatnam     
    Day Of Sale:       9     
    Month Of Sale:       5     
    Year Of Sale:       1702     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Gender:       Female     
    Sellers Last Name:       Koek     
    Sellers First Name:       Gerrit     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Skipper     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van der Stel     
    Buyers First Name:       Willem Adriaan     
    Buyers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Hottentots Holland     
    Buyers Occupation:       governor     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  4. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), p.127. 9th March.-Skipper G. Koek transfers a male and female named Thomas of Bengal and Rosetta of Jaffapatnam.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.

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