Jan Abraham Meyer

M, #2833, b. before 18 December 1707
Father*Gerrit Hendrik Meyer b. c 1670
Mother*Susanne Caucheteux b. 18 Dec 1675
ChartsDescendants of Catharina van Palliacatta

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NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1740NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1749
Last Edited01/10/2016
Birth*Jan Abraham Meyer was born before 18 December 1707 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismJan Abraham Meyer was baptized on 18 December 1707 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). the parents witnessed the baptism.2,1 
Marriage*He married Margaretha Botha, daughter of Theunis Botha and Maria Magdalena Snijman, on 21 October 1731 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,1


Margaretha Botha b. b 14 Oct 1714
  • Gerrit Hendrik Meyer b. c 1733
  • Theunis Meyer b. c 1739
  • Maria Margaretha Meyer b. c 1740
  • Susanna Magdalena Meyer b. c 1744
  • Theunis Meyer b. c 1745
Baptisms - WitnessJan Abraham Meyer and Margaretha Botha witnessed the baptism of Daniel Lombard on 1 June 1732 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJan Abraham Meyer became a burgher on 21 October 1731, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival Drakenstein.3


  1. [S113] Michael Meyer, Stamregister van Gerrit Hendrik Meyer.
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): 18 do: [December 1707] van Gerrit Hendrik Meijer en Susanna Costou; dezelve waren ook getuigen. - Jan Abraham, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, [21 8br 1731] Jan Abraham Meyer van Cabo, burger aan Drakensteyn Jongman met Margaretha Botha van Cabo voornoemdt Jonge Dochter. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
  4. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1732; Den 1ste Junij; Daniel; Anthonij Lombart, Johanna Snijman; Jan Abraham Meijer en Maria Jouber. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.

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