Kobus van de Caep1

M, #18655, b. 12 August 1708

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Last Edited21/12/2021
(Slave) SlaveInventory On 29 April 1724, most likely at the time of the decease of her husband, Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge on a date unknown, Christina de Brùyn came to own the following slaves who were named in the inventory of her estate: Caesar van Madras, Flora van de Caab, Salomon van Mallabaar, Anthonij van Madagascar, Absolon van Ternaten and Kobus van de Caep.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.29 April 1724, the name of Kobus was written in the record as Kobus van de Caab.3
BaptismsKobus van de Caep was baptized on 12 August 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). The baptism was witnessed by Joost Ventura and Maria van Bengale.4
NotesOn 29 April 1724 I have assumed Kobus is the same individual baptised as a slave of Willem ten Damme in 1708. Ten Damme died ca 1714 and 39 unnamed slaves were recorded in the inventory of his estate. It is therefor possible that Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge purchased him from the estate. Kobus is not a common name among slaves at the time. Corrections welcome.4
Slave BirthsBefore 12 August 1708, Kobus van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Willem ten Damme de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  2. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.121; Testator(s): Stijntie Christoffelse de Bruijn; 29 April 1724
    Een huijs en erff staande in dese Tafelvalleij … In het voorn: huijs
    1 mans slaaf gen:t Caesar van Madras
    1 slavinnetje gen:t Flora van de Caab
    Op de plaats genaamt de Schotse Kloof
    1 jonge gen:t Salomon van Mallabaar
    1 jonge gen:t Anthonij van Madagascar
    1 jonge gen:t Absolon van Ternaten
    1 jonge gen:t Kobus van de Caab."
  3. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.121; Testator(s): Stijntie Christoffelse de Bruijn; 29 April 1724."
  4. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[12 Augusti 1708] Een slave Jongetje van den burger Willem ten Damme; de getuigen Joost Ventura, en Maria Antonisz. - Kobus

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