Johanna Petronella Basson1

F, #17497, b. before 5 January 1716
Father*Cupido van Batavia2 b. c 1690
Mother*Clara van de Caap2 b. b 23 Sep 1696

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Last Edited27/04/2016
Birth*Johanna Petronella Basson was born before 5 January 1716 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
BaptismJohanna Petronella Basson was baptized on 5 January 1716 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). The baptism was witnessed by Anna de Coningh and Simon Petrus Bergh.2 
Marriage-Putative*It is very likely Johanna Petronella Basson and Willem Plooijer were marrried on 30 September 1742 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch. I am offering this as a putative relationship because Johanna's baptism was witnessed by Sijmon Petrus Berg(h) and his mother Anna de Coning - daughter and grandson of Maaij Ansela van Bengale, the founding mother of the Basson family. She may have been born in the household of Anna de Coning who owned a slave Cupido van Bengale. It was not uncommon for slave born children to later adopt a surname in the family of ownership. My thanks to Mansell Upham for helping me with this theory.1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.5 January 1716, the name of Johanna was written in the record as Johanna Petronella van de Caep.2


  1. [S502] Website Family Search ( "1742 Septembr: den 30: Willem de Plooij van Cabo de Goede Hoop, burger aan Stellenbosch, jongman met Johanna Petronella Basson, van Cabo voornt:."
  2. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: 1716. 5 Januarii. Johanna Petronella. Cupido van Batavia, en Clara van de Caap. Sijmon Petrus Berg, en Anna de Coning., transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).

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