Edessha of the Khoe1

M, #19117, b. circa 1669, d. circa 23 April 1689

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Last Edited18/05/2019
Birth*Edessha of the Khoe was born circa 1669 in de Caep de Goede Hoop, the date is estimated. He was tried for murder in 1689.1
Death*He died circa 23 April 1689, he had been found guilty of the murder of Charles Marais and was returned on this date to his people who executed him in the traditional way, he was beaten to death with sticks.1 
(Murderer) DeathCharles Marais died on 3 April 1689 de Caep de Goede Hoop, murdered by “a member of the Khoi people”. This was Edessha of the Khoe.2 


  1. [S414] H.F. Heese, Reg en Onreg (Kaapse Regspraak in die Agtiende Eeu) (Belville, South Africa: Instituut vir Historiese Navorsing, Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland, 1994), ISBN 1-86808-195-8, Hierdie vorm van teregstelling is in 1689 herhaal toe die Khoikhoi Edessha, alias Dikkop, met stokke doodgeslaan is na die moord op die Hugenoot Charles Marais. Hereinafter cited as Reg en Onreg.
  2. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p. 425. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.

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