Maria van de Caep1

F, #18713, b. before 23 September 1696
Mother*Fatima van Madagascar1 b. c 1677

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Last Edited17/07/2017
Birth*Maria van de Caep was born before 23 September 1696 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismMaria van de Caep was baptized on 23 September 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
RacialDesignation* On 23 September 1696 Maria van de Caep was described as heelslag, a racial tag meaning both parents were African or Asian. In this instance given her mother was Malagasy, her father may also have been from Madagascar. 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 Fatima van Madagascar and Maria van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


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  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "23 [September] 1696. Een kint
    van Fatima van Madag: genaemt — Maria, Heelslagh."

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