Pieter van de Caep1

M, #18738, b. 25 May 1698
Mother*Constantia van de Caep1 b. 11 Feb 1680

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Last Edited19/07/2017
RacialDesignation* On 25 May 1698 Pieter 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 
BaptismsPieter van de Caep was baptized on 25 May 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2
Slave BirthsBefore 25 May 1698, Pieter van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 25 May 1698 Constantia van de Caep and Pieter 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) "25 May 1698
    een kint
    van Elisabeth vande Caep gent. Catarina, [Halfslag]
    van Constantie gent. Pieter, [Halfslag]
    van Maria gent. Jeremias

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