Gerrit Hendrik Meyer

M, #3251, b. before 3 March 1737, d. 2 February 1807
Father*Esaias Engelbert Meyer b. 30 Nov 1699, d. 31 Aug 1767
Mother*Maria de Brùyn b. b 21 Jul 1715

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Last Edited11/10/2010
Birth*Gerrit Hendrik Meyer was born before 3 March 1737 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismGerrit Hendrik Meyer was baptized on 3 March 1737 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,2 
Marriage*He married Hester de Wet, daughter of Jacobus Wilhelmus de Wet and Helena Bekker, on 20 March 1757.3
Death*He died on 2 February 1807 Cape Town, Cape Colony.2,3,1
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusGerrit Hendrik Meyer became a burgherin 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 Swellendam.3


  1. [S361] Machiel Christoffel (Chris) Meyer Op spoor van dié Meyers, Die Stamregister van Gerrit Hendrik Meyer, privately published by Chris Meyer, Mossel Bay, 1st Edition (2006) "p. 14."
  2. [S33] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families I A-K (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966). Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families I A-K.
  3. [S113] Michael Meyer, Stamregister van Gerrit Hendrik Meyer.

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