Cornelis van de Caep van Nissa1

M, #18789, b. before 5 July 1699
Mother*Nissa van Madagascar1 b. c 1684

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Last Edited30/07/2017
Birth*Cornelis van de Caep van Nissa was born before 5 July 1699 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismCornelis van de Caep van Nissa was baptized on 5 July 1699 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
RacialDesignation* On 5 July 1699 Cornelis van de Caep van Nissa was described as heelslag, a racial tag meaning both parents were African. 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 5 July 1699 Nissa van Madagascar and Cornelis van de Caep van Nissa were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "5 July 1699: een kint
    van Christyn vande Caap gent. Susanna, [Halfslag]
    van Callomeleme van Mad: gent. Albert, [Halfslag]
    van Callo van Madag: gent. Johannes [Heelslag]
    van Nissa van Madag: gent. Cornelis, [Heelslag]"

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