Gerrit van de Caep1

M, #18682, b. before 13 September 1711
Father-Candidate*Jesaias Michaelse van Booven b. c 1670, d. b 22 Aug 1714; This relationship is offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. I have generally observed that if a slave child was born to a white father, the child was described as een slavin-kind van. However, if the owner was not the father, the mother and/or the family was described as lijfeigen van [var.]1
Mother*Isabella van Madagascar1 b. c 1691

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Last Edited27/06/2017
BaptismGerrit van de Caep was baptized on 13 September 1711 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
(SlaveChild) InventoryJesaias Michaelse's estate was inventoried on 22 August 1714. The inventory named Levina Lijvens, Machiel van Booven and Susanna van Boven as benefitting from the estate. The only slave mentioned in the inventory, was Isabella van Madagascar who was valued at f 90:-:- and described as an oude slavin. Her son Gerrit van de Caep who may also have been the child of the deceased, was not mentioned.3 
Slave BirthsBefore 13 September 1711, Gerrit van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves owned by individualsOn 13 September 1711 Isabella van Madagascar and Gerrit van de Caep were owned by Jesaias Michaelse van Booven.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[13 September 1711] Een Slaven-kind van Josias Michielsz, de moeder was Isabella van Madegascar; de getuigen Johannes Dares, en Helena van Tranquebaar. - Gerrit"
  3. [S788] Webpage Tanap ( "Reference no.: MOOC8/2.113
    Josias van Boven
    22 Augustij 1714
    Inventaris en taxatie van alle soodanige roerende en onroerende goederen als 'er met 'er dood ontruijmt en nagelaten zijn bij wijlen Josias van Boven ten voordeele van desselfs huijsvr:w Lewina Livens ter eenre, en
    haar twee kinderen namentlijk     Servaas de Cok als in huwelijk hebbende Susanna van Boven en     
    Mighiel van Boven tegenwoordig in Indien - ter andere zijde."

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