Cornelia van de Caep1

F, #18721, b. 1 March 1697
Mother*Diana van de Caep1 b. 5 Nov 1685

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Last Edited17/07/2017
RacialDesignation* On 1 March 1697 Cornelia 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 
BaptismsCornelia van de Caep was baptized on 1 March 1697 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2
Slave BirthsBefore 1 March 1697, Cornelia van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 1 March 1697 Diana van de Caep and Cornelia van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (
  2. [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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