Magdalena van der Caep1

F, #18438, b. before 30 December 1708
Father*September van Bengale1 b. c 1685
Mother*Magdalena van Batavia1 b. c 1685

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Last Edited14/04/2017
BaptismMagdalena van der Caep was baptized on 30 December 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). The baptism was witnessed by Otto Ernst van Graan and Rachael van der Kust Coromandel.2 
Slave BirthsBefore 30 December 1708, Magdalena van der Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Brommert, although the parents of this child were enslaved, she is described in the baptism as vrij-gegeeven or emancipated, likely an indication her parents had purchased her freedom.1


  1. [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).
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): 1708 30 Xb:r (Dec) van September van Bengalen, en Magdalena van Batavia, lijf-eigenen van Schipper Brommert; getuigen Ottho Ernst van Gran en Rachel van de Cust. Het kint is vrij-gegeeven. - Magdalena, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch

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