Caspar Bester1

M, #15187, b. before 22 August 1717
Father*Jacobus Bester1 b. c 1695
Mother*Anna Haselaar1 b. b 28 Dec 1698, d. b 3 Dec 1776

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Last Edited28/12/2019
Birth*Caspar Bester was born before 22 August 1717 in Cabo de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismCaspar Bester was baptized on 22 August 1717 Nederduitsche Gereformeede Kerk, (Cape Town), Cabo de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Gerrit Gerrits and Catharina Anthonis.1 
Marriage*He married Maria Elizabeth Swart on 14 March 1756.2


Maria Elizabeth Swart
  • Casparus Bester b. c 1757
  • Hermanus Jacobus Bester b. b 26 Nov 1758
(Beneficiary) InventoryCaspar Bester benefitted from the estate of Anna Haselaar on 3 December 1776 Cabo de Goede Hoop as specified in the inventory.3
Names in the record, in publications, etc.3 December 1776, the name of Caspar was written in the record as Casper Bester.4
NotesCirca 1724 The compilers of SAG incorrectly ascribed a son named Casparus Bester [var] to Andreas Bester and Johanna Bok van der Caep and that instead the individual who marrried Maria Elizabeth Swart was Caspar Bester the son of Jacobus Bester and Anna Hasselaar. He is referred to in the inventory on 3 Dec 1776 of his mother's estate.


  1. [S502] Website Family Search ( "1717. 22. do. [Augusti.] Caspar. Jacobus Pester [Bester?], en Anna Haselaar. Gerrit van Oldenburg, Catharina Antonisz.…
    1722. 22 Maart. Gerrit Engel Engelsz. & Arij Lekkerwijn, en Maria Gerritsz.
    Willem Anna Hasselaar. Hans Hendrik __________ en Elizabeth Antonijsz…,49605402,49605403,49608601
    1720. eod. Do. [18 Februarij]. Sibilla. Engels Engels. En Anna Haselaar. Harmanus Gerritsz, en Aeltje Gerritsz.…,49605402,49605403,49608601."
  2. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  3. [S332] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference no.: MOOC8/16.12. Testator(s): Anna Hasselaar. 3 December 1776."
  4. [S332] Webpage Tanap ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Reference no.: MOOC8/16.12. Testator(s): Anna Hasselaar. 3 December 1776
    ...1) Casper Bester, de nageblevene ses onmondige kinderen van wijlen haren zoon [his children were] Casper, Hermanus, Willem, Daniel, Elizabeth and Sara Bester."

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