Regina van de Caep1

F, #18720, b. 1 March 1697
Mother*Maria Been1 b. c 1663

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Last Edited17/07/2017
Slave Birth - Company OwnedRegina van de Caep was born in bondage before 1 March 1697 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), de Caep de Goede Hoop Regina van de Caep.1
RacialDesignation* On 1 March 1697 Regina van de Caep was described as castijs, a racial tag meaning she 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.1,2 
BaptismsRegina van de Caep was baptized on 1 March 1697 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).3


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (
  2. [S203] Mansell Upham 'Cape Mothers: Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta (c. 1631-1683), her slave Maria van Bengale & her daughter-in-law Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye (1673-1742)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, October 2014. ""
  3. [S502] Website Family Search ( "1 Maart 1697
    van Maria Been genaemt Regina, [Castijs]
    van Diana vande Caep genaemt Cornelia, [Castijs]
    van Manda vande Caep genaemt Johannes, [Halfslag]
    van Christyn van de Caep genaemt Arnoldus
    van Mausa genaemt Eva, [Heelslag]
    van Lakenbozie genaemt Hendrick, [Heelslag]
    van Renouieowe genaemt Geertruyd, [Heelslag]
    van Cornelia geneamt Claes, [Heelslag]
    van Mazonurajie genaemt Valentyn, [Heelslag]"

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