Pieter van de Caep van Susanna van de Caep1

M, #17584, b. before 15 April 1696
Mother*Susanna van de Caap b. c 1665; I have assumed this to be the correct mother - she is a company owned slave who fits the age and motherhood profile1

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Last Edited15/11/2022
Slave Birth - Company OwnedPieter van de Caep van Susanna van de Caep was born in bondage before 15 April 1696 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), he was described as halfslag - mixed race - his father would therefor have been white Pieter van de Caep van Susanna van de Caep.1
BaptismPieter van de Caep van Susanna van de Caep was baptized on 15 April 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1 
RacialDesignation* On 15 April 1696 Pieter van de Caep van Susanna van de Caep 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.2 
Baptisms - WitnessPieter van de Caep van Susanna van de Caep potentially witnessed the baptism of Lodewijk Bernardt Walter on 14 December 1710 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk (Cape Town), (Cape Town), this witness has not been positively identified.3


  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:
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[14 December 1710] Een kind van Samuel Walter, en Catrijn van Ceijlon, Lijf-eijgen van den [Heer] Samuel Elzevier; de getuigen Sophia van de Caap, en Pieter van de Caap. - Lodewijk Bernardt

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