Willem van de Caep van Vololong1

M, #18756, b. before 4 January 1699
Mother*Vololong van Madagascar1 b. c 1681

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Last Edited22/07/2017
Birth*Willem van de Caep van Vololong was born before 4 January 1699 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismWillem van de Caep van Vololong was baptized on 4 January 1699 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
RacialDesignation* On 4 January 1699 Willem van de Caep van Vololong was described as halfslag, a racial tag meaning he was mixed race, i.e. the 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 4 January 1699 Vololong van Madagascar and Willem van de Caep van Vololong 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) "4 Jan: 1699
    een kint van
    Voangie van Madag: gent. Hans Jurie, [halfslag]
    Vololong van Madagas: gent. Willem, [Heelslag]
    Eva vande Caep gent. Andries, [Heelslag]
    Susanna van Madag: gent. Michiel, [Heelslag]

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