Gerrit Jansz van Aart

M, #5172, b. before 11 June 1671

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Last Edited30/01/2015
Birth*Gerrit Jansz van Aart was born before 11 June 1671 in Delft, Nederland.1,2
BaptismGerrit Jansz van Aart was baptized on 11 June 1671 Delft.3 
Marriage*He married Levina Theunis van Genz on 11 August 1697 Rotterdam, Nederland.4,5,6


Levina Theunis van Genz b. b 9 Jun 1665
Will*Gerrit Jansz van Aart left a will on 24 March 1723 de Caep de Goede Hoop. My thanks to Tombi Peck for sharing this document.
Names in the record, in publications, etc.18 January 1705, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Jansz van Aard.7
Baptisms - WitnessGerrit Jansz van Aart and Marija Catrijna van Eden witnessed the baptism of Johanna Ceval on 18 January 1705 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Slave BirthsBefore 13 May 1708, Amerentie van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Gerrit Jansz van Aart de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
Slaves owned by individualsOn 13 May 1708 Anna van Bengaalen was owned by Gerrit Jansz van Aart.8
Resolutions of the Council of PolicyThe Council of Policy convened on 2 November 1707 de Caep de Goede Hoop with Olof Bergh, Monsr. PN van Reede, Jeronimus Cruse and Willem Corsenaar in attendance. Discussed at the meeting: Gerrit Jansz van Aart.9


  1. [S659] E-mails from Pieter van Aardt to Delia Robertson, March 2012 "As far as the Van Aart (van Aardt) genealogy is concerned, I wish to
    point out the following correct dates:
    Gerrit Jansz was baptized at Delft on 11 June 1671
  2. [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, Lorna:
    Gerrit was van Delft en het 4.10.1708 'n huiserf van Louis van Assenburgh ontvang in blok MM van Tafelvallei. 'n Voetnoot sê hy was eers 'n matroos in diens van die HOIK voordat hy 'n vryburger geword het. Sy vrou Levijntje Theunisz en hulle twee kinders Barendina en Theunis het in 1707 na die Kaap gekom. (Sien transkripsie van Resolusies vol. 5 p.327)
    [Date estimated by compiler.]. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  3. [S660] Pieter J. De V. van Aardt, "Van Aardt Family in South Africa", 2012 (e-mail address). , Gerrit Jansz was baptized at Delft on 11.06.1671.. Hereinafter cited as "Van Aardt Family in South Africa."
  4. [S660] Pieter J. De V. van Aardt, "Van Aardt Family in South Africa", On 11.08.1697 he married the widow of Jan Paulussen de Vries at Rotterdam. Her full names were Levina (Levijntje) Theunis van Gent, born circa 1665. She was the mother of a daughter, Mensje, from her first marriage.
  5. [S332] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Resolution of 2 November 1707, Van Aarde's two children were said to be 7 and 9 years old. The assumption is that the couple were married prior to the birth of the first child."
  6. [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, Page 13. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  7. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Johanna, Dogter van Bastiaan Ceval, en Cornelia Hùsing, getùygen Gerrit Jansz Van Aard, en Maria Catrina van Eden, der 18e Janry 1705.
  8. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[1708] 13. do. Meij) Een slaeven-kind van Gerrit Jansz. Van Aart; de Moeder is Anna van Bengaalen; de getùigen, Emanùel van Macasser, en Constantia van de Caap. Amerentie;… ; last accessed 21 April 2012."
  9. [S332] Webpage Tanap ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Resolution of 2 November 1707, Van Aarde's two children were said to be 7 and 9 years old."

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