Susanna van de Caep van Helena1

F, #18809, b. before 7 November 1700
Mother*Helena van de Caep van Wolletombo b. b 1 Aug 1688; This relationship is assumed. Helena was alive in the 1693 census of the Slave Lodge, and I have not identified another woman who fits the chronological profile to be a first-time mother in 1700, which I believe to be the case. It was not uncommon for very young women, who likely had just entered puberty to become pregnant1

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Last Edited06/08/2017
BaptismSusanna van de Caep van Helena was baptized on 7 November 1700 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).1 
RacialDesignation* On 7 November 1700 Susanna van de Caep van Helena 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 
Slave BirthsBefore 7 November 1700, Susanna van de Caep van Helena was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 7 November 1700 Helena van de Caep van Wolletombo and Susanna van de Caep van Helena were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1


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