Jacob van de Caep1

M, #18732, b. 23 February 1698
Mother*Meenttie van Madagascar1 b. c 1665

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Last Edited18/07/2017
RacialDesignation* On 23 February 1698 Jacob van de Caep was described as halfslag, a racial tag meaning he was mixed race, i.e. his father would most likely have been white. 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 
BaptismsJacob van de Caep was baptized on 23 February 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2
Slave BirthsBefore 23 February 1698, Jacob van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 23 February 1698 Meenttie van Madagascar and Jacob van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  2. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "23 Feb:r 1698
    een kint
    van Jannetie van Wyck gent. Paulus, [Castijs]
    van Meentie van Madagascar gent. Jacob, [Halfslag]
    van Maria van Batavia gent. Juliana, [Halfslag]
    van Isabella van de Caep gent. Johannes, [Heelslag]
    van Sarmasa van Madagasker gent. Isaak, [Heelslag]

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