Ismael van de Khoe1,2

M, #18014, b. before 22 November 1705
Mother*Jacoba van de Khoe2 b. c 1690

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Last Edited07/01/2017
Birth*Ismael van de Khoe was born before 22 November 1705 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
BaptismIsmael van de Khoe was baptized on 22 November 1705 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). The baptism was witnessed by Dom:e Petrus Kalden, Albertus Coopman and Maria Bergh. The baptism was performed by Dom:e Petrus Kalden.3 
NotesIsmael van de Khoe is the subject of Mansell Upham,'s At War with Society ... Did God hear? - the curious baptism in 1705 of an 'Hottentot' infant named Ismael) which contextualises this baptism and the name of the child in terms of naming and baptism practices of children at the Cape in the period, as well as in terms of etymology and history. The article is available here.


  1. His mother would have been from one of the Khoe peoples in the area.
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [22 November 1705] [van] een kind van een onbekende vader, en wiens moeder is een Hottentottin genaamt Jacoba, over welke getuyge syn Aalbert Coopman en Maria Bergh, gent: - Ismael, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch

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