Leonora van de Caep1

F, #18790, b. 10 January 1700
Mother*Lysbeth van de Caep b. 14 Aug 1667; This relationship is assumed - along with two siblings, Leonora is named in the 1714 Slave Lodge as the daughter of Lijs Rodesteen. The same siblings are baptised as the children of Lysbeth Rootsteen and Elizabeth Rootstein.1

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Last Edited03/08/2017
RacialDesignation* On 10 January 1700 Leonora van de Caep was described as castijs, a racial tag meaning her mother was mulatto or mesties, and her father 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 
BaptismsLeonora van de Caep was baptized on 10 January 1700 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2
Slave BirthsBefore 10 January 1700, Leonora van de Caep was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 10 January 1700 Lysbeth van de Caep and Leonora 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) "[10 Januarij 1700] een kint
    van Lysbeth vande Caep gent. Leonora, [Castijs]
    van Marta van de Caep gent. gent. Coridon, [Heelslag]

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