Sara van de Caep van Eva1

F, #17582, b. before 15 April 1696
Mother*Eva van de Caep b. c 1675; I have assumed the mother is the same woman who gave birth to twins in 1689 based on the fact that in 1693 there were two adult company slave women named Eva, and one had been placed in the service of an official - the other was a laborer. Both were heelslag. Corrections gratefully received.1

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Last Edited22/07/2017
Slave Birth - Company OwnedSara van de Caep van Eva was born in bondage before 15 April 1696 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), described as halfslag, i.e. mixed, her father would have been white Sara van de Caep van Eva.1
BaptismSara van de Caep van Eva was baptized on 15 April 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1 
RacialDesignation* On 15 April 1696 Sara van de Caep van Eva was described as halfslag, a racial tag meaning she was mixed race, i.e. her father would most likely have been white. For more on the racial and social typecasting of the period, visit this page: Nomenclature & identity tags peculiar to the Cape of Good Hope deriving from an individual’s legal status made for legally-entrenched hierarchic discrimination.2 
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 15 April 1696 Eva van de Caep and Sara van de Caep van Eva were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.2

Citations

  1. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[15 April 1696] gedoopt drie Slavinne kinderen vande [Edele Compagnie] waer van moeders
    Constantia vande Kaep, genaemt — Jacobus, halfs:
    Susanna vande Caep, genaemt —Pieter, halfs:
    Eva vande Caep, genaemt — Sara, halfs:
    familysearch.org."
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
 

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