Christina van de Caep van Magdalena van de Caep1

F, #17585, b. before 23 September 1696
Mother*Magdalena van de Caep1 b. 15 Aug 1677

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Last Edited16/11/2022
Slave Birth - Company OwnedChristina van de Caep van Magdalena van de Caep was born in bondage before 23 September 1696 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), I have assumed her to be the daughter of Magdalena, daughter of Maaij Claesje van Angola. Corrections welcome.1
BaptismChristina van de Caep van Magdalena van de Caep was baptized on 23 September 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1 
RacialDesignation* On 23 September 1696 Christina van de Caep van Magdalena van de Caep 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 


  1. [S502] Website Family Search ( "23 [September] 1696. Een kint
    van Sara vande Caep, genaemt — Johannes, [Castijs]
    van Cicilia vande Caep, genaemt — Magdalena, [Castijs]
    van Magdalena vande Caep, genaemt — Christina, [Halfslag]
    van Mari vande Caep, genaemt — Catarina, [Halfslag]
    van Secilia vande Caep, genaemt — Elsje, [Halfslag]
    van Elisabeth vande Caep, genaemt — Thomas, [Halfslag]
    van Secilia van Madagasker, genaemt — Laurens, [Halfslag]
    van Maria van Madagasker, genaemt — Jeremias, [Heelslag]
    van Flora van Madag: genaemt — Sara, [Heelslag]
    van Helena van Madag: genaemt — Willem, Heelslag
    van Fatima van Madag: genaemt — Maria, Heelslagh"
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (

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