Geesje Steenkamp1

F, #18350, b. before 4 July 1723
Father*Jan Steenkamp1 b. c 1680, d. 1744
Mother*Johanna van Eck1 b. c 1705

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Last Edited23/03/2017
Birth*Geesje Steenkamp was born before 4 July 1723 in de Caab de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismGeesje Steenkamp was baptized on 4 July 1723 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
MarriageShe married Jean Labuscaigne, son of Pieter Labuschagne and Maria Anna Bacot, on 11 October 1739 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
MarriageShe married Jan Nel, son of Jean Néel and Susanna Fourie, on 29 December 1754 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Tulbagh.4

Family 1

Jean Labuscaigne b. 16 Oct 1706, d. 17 Nov 1753
  • Frans Labuschagne5,6 b. b 22 Oct 1752

Family 2

Jan Nel b. b 13 Nov 1718
  • Gesina Nel b. b 19 Nov 1758
  • Jan Nel b. b 23 Nov 1760
NotesI originally had Gesina Steenkamp daughter of Gesina Visser as the spouse of Jean Labuscaigne and Jan Nel. However, her mother died before 1720 when her father Jan Steenkamp remarried as a widow. In 1723, with his wife Johanna van Eck he baptised a second daughter, Geesje Steenkamp, with the same name, who clearly seems to be named for her older, deceased sibling. For these reasons, and also because the wife of Jan Nel had her last child in 1767, when the daughter of Gesina Visser would have been past child-bearing age, it is in my view, this second daughter who became wife to Jan Labuscaigne and Jan Nel. My thanks to Sharon Marshall for bringing this to my attention.


  1. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012, transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
  2. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: [4 Julij 1723] Geesje. Jan Steenkamp, en Johanna van Ek de ouders., 1713-1742, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch
  3. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Personen in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd door Predekant. Salomon van Echten.
    11 October [1739]. Jan La Buscagne van Enckhuysen Burger aan Drakensteyn, wedu. en Geesje Steenkamp van Cabo de Goede Hoop. J.D.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
  4. [S532] Website The Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA branch ( "[29 Dec 1754] 1754, den 29 Xbr: Jan Nel van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger aan Swellendam met Geesje Steenkamp van Cabo voornt., wedw. wijle Jan La Buscagne."
  5. [S329] Eric Swardt, "Die Nageslag van Harmen Jansz Potgieter", February 2006. Sy trou Frans LABUSCHAGNE, trou 5 Des 1773 in Tulbagh, Kaap,1 (seun van Jan (Jean) LABUSCHAGNE en Gesina STEENKAMP) gedoop 22 Okt 1752 in Tulbagh, Kaap, verw. nr. b2c8. Hereinafter cited as "Potgieter Register."
  6. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p.8. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.

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