Isaac van de Caep1

M, #18715, b. 16 December 1696
Mother*Anna van de Caep b. c 1675; I am assuming the same women gave birth to three children spaced 2 to 3 years apart, as was often the case at the time, and all described as castijs or castys - implying she was in a de facto relationship with the same individual1

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Last Edited28/07/2017
RacialDesignation* On 16 December 1696 Isaac 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 
BaptismsIsaac van de Caep was baptized on 16 December 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Batavia.2
Slave BirthsBefore 16 December 1696, Isaac van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 16 December 1696 Anna van de Caep and Isaac 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 ( "16 Decb:r 1696. een kint van Anna vande Caep, genaemt Isaac, Castys

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