Johanna van de Caep1

F, #14975, b. before 14 February 1717, d. before 1719
Father*Jonker van Macassar1 b. c 1660, d. 1747
Mother*Rosetta van Java1 b. c 1690, d. bt 11 Feb 1733 - 24 Apr 1733
NoticeRosetta van Java, Jonker van Macassar, Johanna van de Caep, Catharina van de Caep, Catharina van de Caep, Adolph Jonker, Jacob Jansen, Johannis 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 Edited18/05/2016
Birth*Johanna van de Caep was born before 14 February 1717 in de Caep de Goede Hoop, the child is described as een Slaaven-kind, which was the fate of all children born to slave mothers. Nevertheless she is emancipated — vrij gegeeven — by the time she is baptised, clearly indicating her special status and absent any other information this must be that her father is none other than her owner as described in the baptism, viz. Katsili Daijan Mamoedij, Prins van Ternate.1
BaptismJohanna van de Caep was baptized on 14 February 1717 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1 
Death*She most likely died before 1719; less probable is that she was alienated from her mother by the Van der Stels. She does not appear in the 1719 opgaaf with her mother who later baptises a second daughter with the same name.2 


  1. [S502] Website Family Search ( "14 Februarii [1717]. Gedoopt een Slaaven-kind van Katsili Daijan Mamoedij, Prins van Ternate: de Moeder was Rosetta van Batavia: de getuigen Titus Jacobsz. van Macassar; en Johanna van Macassar, sijn huisrow. Johanna. NB. Het kind is vrij gegeven."
  2. [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]. …]"

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