Thomas van de Caep van Elisabeth1,2

M, #18705, b. before 23 September 1696
Mother*Elisabeth van de Caep van Calmeronde2 b. c 1680, d. 16 Jan 1729

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Last Edited29/07/2017
Birth*Thomas van de Caep van Elisabeth was born before 23 September 1696 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
 
BaptismThomas van de Caep van Elisabeth was baptized on 23 September 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).3 
RacialDesignation* On 23 September 1696 Thomas van de Caep van Elisabeth was described as halfslag, a racial tag meaning he was mixed race, i.e. his 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.2 
(Son) CensusLodge171431 August 1714 Elisabeth van de Caep van Calmeronde was enumerated in the census of the Slave Lodge as Elizabeth Calmeronde. She is also named as Lijs Calmeronde being the mother of Thomas van de Caep van Elisabeth and Maria van de Caep in the same census.4 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.31 August 1714, the name of Thomas was written in the record as Theunis van de Caep van Lijs, I have assumed he is the same individual who was baptised as the son of Elisabeth van de Caep on 23 September 1696.5
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 23 September 1696 Elisabeth van de Caep van Calmeronde and Thomas van de Caep van Elisabeth were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.2

Citations

  1. It is possible there was a scribal error either at this baptism or in 1714 when a child of Lijse Calmeronde is named as Theunis.
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "23 [September] 1696. Een kint
    ...
    van Elisabeth vande Caep, genaemt — Thomas, [Halfslag]
    ..."
  4. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence Number:       062     
    Slave First Name:       Theunis     
    Mothers Name:       Lijs Calmeronde     
    Toponym Ethnym:       van de Caab     
    Origin:       Kaap     
    Continent:       Africa-South     
    Gender:       Male     
    Archival Reference:       Cape Town Archives: C.336     
    Page:       459     
    Date Of Document:       1714-08-31     
    ---
    Sequence Number:       392     
    Slave First Name:       Maria     
    Mothers Name:       Lijs Calmeronde     
    Toponym Ethnym:       van de Caab     
    Origin:       Kaap     
    Continent:       Africa-South     
    Gender:       Female     
    Age Category:       Adult     
    Occupation:       Meijden     
    Archival Reference:       Cape Town Archives: C.336     
    Page:       472     
    Date Of Document:       1714-08-31     . Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  5. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands.
 

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