Johannes van de Caep1

M, #18695, b. before 23 September 1696
Mother*Sara van de Caep1 b. c 1681

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Last Edited16/07/2017
Birth*Johannes van de Caep was born before 23 September 1696 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismJohannes van de Caep was baptized on 23 September 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
RacialDesignation* On 23 September 1693 Johannes van de Caep was described as castijs, a racial tag meaning he was a child of a mesties or mulatto slave mother and white father. For more on the racial and social typecasting of the period, visit this page: Nomenclature & identity tags peculiar to the Cape of Good Hope deriving from an individual’s legal status made for legally-entrenched hierarchic discrimination.1 
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 23 September 1696 Sara van de Caep and Johannes van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "23 [September] 1696. Een kint
    van Sara vande Caep, genaemt - Johannes, [Castijs]

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