Godfried van de Caep1

M, #18741, b. before 13 July 1698
Mother*Catharina NN1 b. c 1680

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Last Edited20/07/2017
Birth*Godfried van de Caep was born before 13 July 1698 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismGodfried van de Caep was baptized on 13 July 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
RacialDesignation* On 13 July 1698 Godfried 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 
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 13 July 1698 Catharina NN and Godfried 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) "13 July 1698
    een kint
    van Catharina gent. Godfried; half:
    van Johanna gent. Gabriel, [Heelslag]

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