Elsje van de Caep1

F, #18703, b. before 23 September 1696
Mother*Secilia van de Caep1 b. c 1681

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Last Edited17/07/2017
Birth*Elsje van de Caep was born before 23 September 1696 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismElsje van de Caep was baptized on 23 September 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
RacialDesignation* On 23 September 1696 Elsje van de Caep was described as halfslag, a racial tag meaning she was mixed race, i.e. her father would most likely have been white. 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 Secilia van de Caep and Elsje van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "23 [September] 1696. Een kint
    van Secilia vande Caep, genaemt — Elsje, [Halfslag]

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