Jacobus van de Caep van Constantia1

M, #17583, b. before 15 April 1696
Mother*Constantia van de Caep van Griet b. 11 Feb 1680; I have assumed this to be the correct mother - she is a company owned slave born to a father named Jacob, a name she seems to have given to her son1

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Last Edited15/11/2022
Slave Birth - Company OwnedJacobus van de Caep van Constantia was born in bondage before 15 April 1696 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), described as halfslag, i.e. mixed, his father would have been white Jacobus van de Caep van Constantia.1
BaptismJacobus van de Caep van Constantia was baptized on 15 April 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1 
RacialDesignation* On 15 April 1696 Jacobus van de Caep van Constantia was described as halfslag, a racial tag meaning he was mixed race, i.e. his 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


  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:

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