Marretje van de Caep1

F, #18716, b. 16 December 1696
Mother*Lijsbet van Madagascar b. c 1665; I am assuming the same women gave birth to three children spaced 2 to 3 years apart, as was often the case at the time1

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Last Edited17/07/2017
RacialDesignation* On 16 December 1696 Marretje 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 
BaptismsMarretje van de Caep was baptized on 16 December 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Batavia.2
Slave BirthsBefore 16 December 1696, Marretje van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 16 December 1696 Lijsbet van Madagascar and Marretje van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1

Citations

  1. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "16 Decb:r 1696. van Lysbet van Madagasker, genaemt Marretje, Heelslag
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