Catharina van de Caep1

F, #14973, b. before 6 February 1707, d. before 1719
Father*Adam van Batavia1 b. c 1684
Mother*Rosetta van Java1 b. c 1690, d. bt 11 Feb 1733 - 24 Apr 1733
NoticeRosetta van Java, Jonker van Macassar, Catharina van de Caep, Catharina van de Caep, Adolph Jonker, Jacob Jansen, Johannis van de Caep, Johanna van de Caep, Johanna Jonker, Maria Juliana Jansen, Adam van Batavia, Bastiaen van Cijlon, Johannes Jansz van Ceijlon and Rosetta van Bengale are the subjects of two important articles published by Remarkable Writing on the First Fifty Years project as part of Mansell Upham's Uprooted Lives series. (Clicking on the title will take you directly to a download of the article.)

The first is: God's Slave and Afrikaner 'Hearts of Darkness' — Abdullah alias Adolf Jonker (c.1707-1770)

And the second: Identifying Jonker van Macassar

There will be further updates to the profiles of some of these individuals in due course.

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Last Edited17/06/2017
BaptismCatharina van de Caep was baptized on 6 February 1707 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Maria van Macassar.2 
DiedYoung*She may have died young or was perhaps alienated from her mother by the Van der Stels. She does not appear in the 1719 opgaaf with her mother before 1719.3 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.6 February 1707, the name of Catharina was written in the record as Catrina van de Caep.4
Slave BirthsBefore 6 February 1707, Catharina van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Willem Adriaan van der Stel de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1


  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. "b1 Amel [??? (Amal[ii])] aka Catharina (Catrina) Jonker heelslag born c. 1706; baptized Cape 6 February 1707 (father: Adam van Batavia) (witness: Maria van Macasser); manumitted 24 April 1733."
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[6 Feb:r 1707] van Adam van Batavia en Rosetta van Cijlon onder getuyge van Maria van Maccasser, gen[aem]t. - Catrina. Lijfegen vand [Edele] Heer Willem vander Stel"
  3. [S856] Mansell Upham 'Identifying Jonker van Macassar', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (…), April 2016. "1719     Opgaaf
    (no. 333) Jonker van Macassar & [his enslaved concubine?] Rosetta van Macassar: 2 sons [Jacobus Jansz: & Adolph Jonker] & 2 slaves [? Leander van Malabar aka Alexander van Couchin [Cochin] & either Cassamie or Fortuijn van Bougis [Bugis]. …]"
  4. [S502] Website Family Search (

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