Christoffel Snijman1

M, #5115, b. before 9 March 1669, d. after 21 March 1706
Father-Putative*Hans Christoffel Snijman2 b. c 1645
Mother*Catharina van Paliacatta3 b. c 1631, d. c Mar 1683
ChartsDescendants of Catharina van Palliacatta

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited10/12/2016
Slave Birth - Company OwnedChristoffel Snijman was born in bondage before 9 March 1669 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), de Caep de Goede Hoop. His birth was subsequently legitimised by the marriage of his mother to his step-father, Anthonij Jansz van Bengale, who later adopted him. Legtimacy was alwas conferred at the Cape when the mother married, even if her spouse was not the biological child of the father.4,5
BaptismAll the available evidence points to the fact the child baptised on 9 March 1669 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, whose mother was named in the record as Groote Catrijn grew up to be Christoffel Snijman. Mansell Upham, in his article, In Hevigen Woede . . . Earliest recorded female bandiet at the Cape of Good Hope - A Study in Upward Mobility in Volumes 3/97 and 4/97 of Capensis, makes a strong case that this was so, including that there was only one woman known as such at the Cape, and she later married Antonij van Bengale. Christoffel Snijman would refer to the couple as mijn ouders. Furthermore, the witness at the baptism, named as Angila, was most likely the woman known variously as Angila, Angela, and Ansiela, etc., a close friend of Groote Catrijn.4,5
Marriage*Christoffel Snijman married Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye, daughter of Jacques de Savoye and Christine du Pont, before 10 December 1690 de Caep de Goede Hoop.6,5
 
Death*He died after 21 March 1706 Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
 

Family

Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye b. b 4 Sep 1672, d. Mar 1742
Children
Manumitted*Christoffel Snijman was manumitted in December 1671 Cape of Good Hope
Occupation* Between 1692 and 1705 Christoffel Snijman was farmer Zandvliet, Groot Drakenstein.5 
Ledemaat*On 14 August 1692, Christoffel Snijman was listed a congregant of the Dutch Reformed Church de Caep de Goede Hoop.7 
Event-Misc* On 22 January 1699 ,Christoffel Snijman was perhaps in financial difficulties. as Jacques de Savoye and Claas Cornellisen van de Caep stood surety for him.8  
Names in the record, in publications, etc.9 March 1669, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffel NN.9
27 January 1692, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christofell Sniman.
14 August 1692, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffel Snijman van de Caep.7
9 August 1693, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Crhijstoffel Snijman.10
22 July 1695, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffle Senaymant.11,12
1 August 1697, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffle Sçirinaan.13,14
15 December 1697, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffle C'nayman.15
25 October 1699, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffle Senaimant.16
24 July 1701, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffle Senaiman.17
Baptisms - WitnessChristoffel Snijman is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Jacobus Christoffel Snijman on 10 December 1690 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Catrina Snijman on 27 January 1692 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.19,20
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Maria Magdalena Snijman on 9 August 1693 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.10,20
He and Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye witnessed the baptism of Arij Lekkerwijn on 15 December 1697 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
He and Angela van Bengale witnessed the baptism of Willem van As on 25 November 1703 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.21,22
Slave TransactionsOn 24 January 1701 Adolph van Madagascar was sold by Nikolaas Oortmans to Christoffel Snijman, for Rds 75.23

Citations

  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1703; 28ste October, Sùsanna. d'Vader Christoffel Snijman, Moeder Margareta de Savoije, getùygen Anselaar van Bangale.
    1703; 25ste ditto [10 Novemb]; Willem. de Vader Jacobùs van As, d' Moeder Helena Willemse, d' getùygen Angela Basson, Christoffel Snijman.
    21st Maart [1706]. Elisabeth. d'Vader Christoffel Snijman, d'Moeder Margarite de Savoije, getuygen Jacobus van As, en Helena van der Merwe. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  2. [S400] Mansell Upham, "In Hevigen Woede . . . Earliest recorded female bandiet at the Cape of Good Hope - A Study in Upward Mobility", Capensis (In Hevigen Woede) 3/97, 4/97, Western Cape Branch, Genealogical Society of South Africa, (1997): Groote Catrijn’s illegitimate son was baptised Christoffel on 9 March 1669 and witnessed by Mooij Ansela. The child’s paternity was no secret. He was named directly after the father. Throughout his life he identified himself by his father’s surname, as did his own children.. Hereinafter cited as "In Hevigen Woede . . ."
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: [1669]; [de]n 9 Maert een soontje van Groote Catrijn wiert genaemt Christoffel tot getuyge stont Angila, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  4. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [1669]; [de]n 9 Maert een soontje van Groote Catrijn wiert genaemt Christoffel tot getuyge stont Angila., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  5. [S203] Mansell Upham 'Cape Mothers: Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta (c. 1631-1683), her slave Maria van Bengale & her daughter-in-law Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye (1673-1742)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), October 2014.
  6. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - based on baptism of apparent first child, Jacobus Christoffel. If he had been born out of wedlock the baptism record would most likely have described him as "onegt".
  7. [S203] Mansell Upham 'UL14 Cape Mothers', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "He is certainly born and baptized as a halfslag infant at the Cape of Good Hope. Being recorded Christoffel Snijman van de Caep ('from the Cape' or 'of the Cape', thus Cape-born) further confirms his origins. He is recorded in the list of commmunicants of the Reformed Church at Stellenbosch:
    Den 14 Augusti [1692] sijn aen Stellenbosch tot het gebruijk van des Heeren H.[eilighe] Avontmael overgekoomen Chrijstoffel Snyman van de Caep, Catrina Jansen van Middelburgh, Willem Schalk van Outbeierlant ende Jacobje Schalk van de Caep alle met voorgaende belijdenisse."
  8. [S203] Mansell Upham 'UL14 Cape Mothers', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "On 22 January 1699 the free-black Claes Cornelisz van de Caep, together with Jacques de Savoye, stood surety for his son-in-law, Christoffel Snijman. Was Snijman in financial trouble?"
  9. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [de]n [g.] Maert een soontje van Groote Catrijn wiert genaemt Christoffel tot getuyge stont Step Angila, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den selfden Dito (9 Augustii) een kint an Stellenbosch gedoopot waer van vader is Crhijstoffel Snijman, de moeder Margriet de Savoie, de getuijge Willem Bason, ende Maria de Lafebre, is genaemt Maria Magdalena, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  11. [S203] Mansell Upham 'UL14 Cape Mothers', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Le 22 Juilliet 1695 Christina fille de Christoffle Senaymant et de Marguerite Sauoye le temoins et Jacobus Varas [Van As] et Laina [Lena / Helena] Basson."
  12. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 22 Juilliet 1695 Christina fille de Christoffle Senaymant et de Marguerite Sauoye le temoins et Jacobus Varas [Van As] et Laina [Lena / Helena] Basson.
  13. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le premier Decembre Lannee 1697 Elsij fille de Christoffle Sçirinaan et de Marguerite Savoye Le temoins et Hercules de Pret et Elsij Jacob. [DR:Corrected transcription from Cape Mothers]
  14. [S203] Mansell Upham 'UL14 Cape Mothers', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Le premier Decembre Lannee 1697 Elsij fille de Christoffle Sçirinaan et de Marguerite Savoye Le temoins et Hercules de Pret et Elsij Jacob."
  15. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 15 ditau [Decembre] Lannée, 1697; Harijs fils de la Veuve de Marie Lanou famme de Harijs [LeKervoiin]; Le temoins Christoffle C'nayman Et Marguerite Savoye.
  16. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 25 diton [Octobre] 1699 Janne fille de Christoffle Senaijmant et de Marguerite Savoye le temoins et Christians de Bacre et Marie Delanoy pour marraine. [DR: Corrected transcription from Cape Mothers]
  17. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 24 Juillet 1701 Philippe fils de Christoffle Senaiman net de Marguerite Savoye, Le temoins et Philippe Rodolf et Aletta Savoye mais Claude Marais à Repondre pour le garson et sa mere a Repondre pour sa fille.
  18. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1690. Den 10 Dito (December) aen Stellenbosch een kindt gedoopt waer van vader is Christoffel Snijman de moeder Margaretha Savoi, als getuijge stondt Maria Maddalena La Clerq ende genamet Jacobus Christoffel, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  19. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 27 Januarius aen Stellenbosch een kindt gedoopt waer van vader is Christofell Sniman, de moeder Ma[ ] =gartitha de Savoye, tot getuiijge stondt Lambart va[ ]
    [hoff], ende Barbara de Savoye, ende genaemt Catrijn
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  20. [S325] Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  21. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1703; 25ste ditto [10 Novemb]; Willem. de Vader Jacobùs van As, d' Moeder Helena Willemse, d' getùygen Angela Basson, Christoffel Snijman.
  22. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p. 85. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  23. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO:       1756     
    Slaves First Name:       Adolph     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Madagascar     
    Day Of Sale:       24     
    Month Of Sale:       1     
    Year Of Sale:       1701     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Mada&Mau     
    Slaves Age:       43     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       75     
    Sellers Last Name:       Oortman     
    Sellers First Name:       Nicolaas     
    Sellers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Sellers Occupation:       Farmer     
    Buyers Last Name:       Snijman     
    Buyers First Name:       Christoffel     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Drakenstein district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  24. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 25 diton [Octobre] 1699 Janne fille de Christoffle Senaijmant et de Marguerite Savoye le temoins et Christians de Bacre et Marie Delanoy pour marraine.
  25. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 21st Maart [1706]. Elisabeth.
    d'Vader Christoffel Snijman, d'Moeder Margarite de Savoije, getuygen Jacobus van As, en Helena van der Merwe.
 

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