Ankeijsaoa of the Goringhaiqua1,2,3

M, #18925, b. circa 1620

Copyright / Terms of Use Notice


The material on this website is subject to copyright.
Facts (names, dates, and places) are not copyright. You are free to transcribe them but not cut and paste into your data provided you use the correct attribution and citation.
I have created the narratives, sentences, and citations; they are copyright and may not be used.
You may not add them to your genealogy, your personal documents, your tree on Ancestry, nor in the data or profile sections on Geni, nor anywhere else.
Many of the images are also copyright. You may not copy them without the consent of the copyright holders.
You must use the correct attribution and citation, viz.: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. Here you add the page URL.

Last Edited11/01/2018
BirthOrigin*Ankeijsaoa was presumably born in the area of what is now Cape Town and was perhaps born circa 1620. The date is estimated.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.4 July 1658, the name of Ankeijsaoa was written in the record as Ankaisao Den Grooten Schaepharder off siginman, On this occasion he is described as den grooten schaepharder off siginman - does this suggest Siginman was not a name but a reference to his people or his occupation?4
NotesOn 5 May 1660 Chora of the Gorachouqua arrived at the settlement with a retinue of about 100 men, to treat for peace. As was customary he brought with him 13 head of cattle as a peace offering. This overture was accepted by the settlers, presumably led by the commander, Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck. They had been accompanied by Autshumao of the Goringhaicona and Doman of the Goringhaiqua acting as interpreters and mediators and who also sought the removal of the removal of the settlers from their pastures. This was rejected. Also present was Ankeijsaoa of the Goringhaiqua, who at his request was also included in the peace treaty.5,6,7

Citations

  1. I have assumed him to be Goringhaiqua with a view toward further discovery in the record. He and Gogosoa were described as leaders of two groups of Caapmans, the name commonly used by the settlers for the Goringhaiqua. However, on other occasions he is said only to be an ally of Gogosoa and on one occasion as '... a certain Siginman, named Ankaisoa...". Was Siginman an alias, the name of his people or an occupation?
  2. [S406] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), p.36. The fat captain, Gogosoa, is the chieftain of the larger group and a certain Ankeijsaoa of the other; .... Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
  3. [S405] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), p.295. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658.
  4. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "Reference code: C. 1, p. 347.
    Donderdagh den 4en Julij ao. 1658.
    's Morgens nochal contrarie noordtweste windt tot belet van 't schip Prins Willems vertrecq ende dierhalven den oppercoopman Bastincq noch aen landt sijnde, mitsgaders [1] door Schacher ende Doman [2] voordragende, dat hij Doman niet dorste na Caepmansleger gaen seggen, dat se met al haer huijsen ende vee hier quamen om met den andren over een nader vaste alliantie &a. te spreecken, ende dat daeromme een van de ostagiers diende gelargeert, dewijl doch geen andre Hottentoos meer hieromtrent waren, die se souden willen geloven ende daer toe voorstellende Pieter Otegno, Schachers broeder ende jonger zoon van den dicken capiteijn, soo is met advijs van d' E. Bastincq voorsz goetgevonden sulcx toe te staen ende te wagen, dewijle doch Schacher ende Osaoa van de Caepmans ende Herrij met Jan Cou de principaelste in ostagie hier blijven met die recommandatie ende affirmatie aen Pieter dat hij de Caepmans Capiteijn Gogosoa ende Ankaisao den grooten schaepharder off siginman soude verseeckeren dat wij niet quaets in 't sin hadden, ende ons oocq leet was gister een van sijn volcq door den sargeant ware dootgeschoten 't welcq niet soude sijn geschiet ingevalle sijluijden op hem niet eerst met hasagaijen hadden geschoten &a., ende wij derhalven volcomen genegen waren, alle verschillen met malcanderen aff te handelen ende een onverbreeckelijcke alliantie te maken, waerop denselven dan is vertrocken met wat tabacq tot vereeringe aen hare vrouwen &a.
    Aldus gedaen ende geresolveert in 't Fort de Goede Hoope datum uts.
    JAN VAN RIEBEECK. 1658.
    WILLM. BASTIJNCQ.
    ROELOFF DE MAN.
    JAN VAN HERWERDEN. 1658.
    ABRAHAM GABBEMA, secrets. 1658.
    Notes.
    [1] Die woord "en" is deurgehaal en "mitsgaders" deur Van Riebeeck in die plek daarvan geskryf.
    [2] Doman het in April saam met Rijckloff van Goens se vloot na Batavia vertrek en het in Maart 1658 op een van die skepe onder die vlag van Joan Cunaeus na die Kaap teruggekeer."
  5. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658.
  6. [S406] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
  7. [S844] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal III, 1659-1662, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897). Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal III 1659-1662.
 

Bookmark and Share