Isaak van de Caep1

M, #18734, b. 23 February 1698
Mother*Sarmasa van Madagascar1 b. c 1678

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Last Edited19/07/2017
RacialDesignation* On 23 February 1698 Isaak van de Caep was described as heelslag, a racial tag meaning both parents were African or Asian. 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 
BaptismsIsaak van de Caep was baptized on 23 February 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2
Slave BirthsBefore 23 February 1698, Isaak van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 23 February 1698 Sarmasa van Madagascar and Isaak 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 ( "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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