Cornelia of the Khoe1,2

F, #19103, b. circa 1665

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Last Edited08/05/2019
Birth*Cornelia of the Khoe was born circa 1665 in de Caep de Goede Hoop, the date is estimated. Valentyn notes that in 1685 she had been living with Jan Dircksen de Beer for 16 years but that she later moved back with her people.2 


  1. Valentyn does not name this individual in the referance consulted, however she is apparently named as Cornelia in separate publications by G.C. de Wet and H.C. Bredekamp.
  2. [S927] François Valentyn Keurlyke Beschryving van Choromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha … En eindelyk een Beschryving van Kaap der Goede Hoope, … Beschryvinge van de Kaap de Goede Hoop Met de Zaaken daar toe behoorende, Johannes van Braam and Gerard Onder de Linden, Dordrecht and Amsterdam, Fifth (1726)"p. 106. Dus heb ik in 't haar 1685. een Hottentottin in 't huis van de Kaapzen Borgermeester, Jan Dirkszoon de Beer, daar it toen t'huis lag, gekent, die zeer fatsoenlyl on zyn Hollands gekleed was, en toen wel 16 jaaren by hem gewoont had; maar deze is naderhand weer na die Hottentots geloopen; hoedanigen men 'er beel aan de Kaap zou konnen aanwysen."

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