Hans Jacobs van de Caep van Maria Been1

M, #18807, b. before 7 November 1700
Mother*Maria Been1 b. c 1663

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Last Edited05/08/2017
BaptismHans Jacobs van de Caep van Maria Been was baptized on 7 November 1700 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2 
RacialDesignation* On 7 November 1700 Hans Jacobs van de Caep van Maria Been was described as castijs, a racial tag meaning the mother was mulatto or mesties, and the 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 
Slave BirthsBefore 7 November 1700, Hans Jacobs van de Caep van Maria Been was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 7 November 1700 Maria Been and Hans Jacobs van de Caep van Maria Been 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) "[7 November 1700] een kind van
    Maria Beem v: Cabo gent. Hans Jacobs, [Castijs]
    van Constantia vande Cabo gent. Margriet, [Halfslag]
    Ysabella vande Cabo gent. Hendrik, [Heelslag]
    Helena vande Cabo gent. Susanna, [Heelslag]
    Fatima van Madag: gent. Cornelia, [Heelslag]
    Eva van Madag: gent. Maria, [Heelslag]

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