Clara Bok van der Caep

F, #5180, b. 1716, d. 19 May 1797
Father*Christiaan Bok b. c 1669, d. b 26 Aug 1716
Mother*Anna Groothenning van Bengale b. c 1676, d. a 1719

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Last Edited22/04/2023
Birth*Clara Bok van der Caep was born in 1716.1
Marriage*She married Johan Jurgen Fuchs on 4 February 1731.1
MarriageShe married Gideon Slabbert, son of Floris Slabbert and Huibrecht Jasperse, on 1 August 1756 Swartland, de Caep de Goede Hoop. Published genealogies and researchers have recorded this marriage between Gideon Slabbert the son and Clara Bock. However, the inventory of the estate of Francina Karsten, first wife of Gideon Slabbert senior, did not include the son Gideon, who must therefor have predeceased her. Clara therefor married Gideon Slabbert senior - which also makes chronological sense, given that she was 23 years older than Gideon junior.2
Death*She died on 19 May 1797.1
(Beneficiary) InventoryThe estate of Christiaan Bok was inventoried between 26 August 1716 and 28 August 1716 Cabo de Goede Hoop with Geringer receiving one half, his widow Anna, one quarter, and the remaining quarter divided between Michiel, Catharine, Johanna, Christiaan and Clara. Maria Bok was not mentioned. Sixteen male slaves valued at ƒ4,800, and 3 female slaves valued at ƒ450 were included in the inventory, none of whom were identified.3
Baptisms - WitnessClara Bok van der Caep and Christiaan Bok witnessed the baptism of Michiel Bester on 14 August 1740 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).4,5
NotesThe attached article by Margaret Cairns is essential reading for any descendant of Anna Groothenning.6


  1. [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 314. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  2. [S502] Website Family Search ( "1756. Getrouwd d: 1 August: Gideon Slabber met Clara Bock
    Item 7     … -- Marriages 1745-1813 (title board is incorrect)."
  3. [S332] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference no.: MOOC8/3.36
    Christiaan Bock
    Aldus geinventariseert en getaxeert door ons onderget:e gecommitt:e Weesm:ren ter presentie van Hans Casper Gerringer en wed:e Anna Groot Heijningh aan Cabo de Goede Hoop den 26ste, 27 en 28 Augustus 1716."
  4. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: Den 14 dito Augustus 1740] Michiel. De vader is Andries Bester. De moeder Anna Bock. De getuigen sijn Christiaan Bock en Clara Bock., transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
  5. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, pg. 251.
  6. [S198] Margaret Cairns, "Geringer and Bok: a genealogical jigsaw", Familia (Geringer and Bok) 13, nr. 2 (1976): Volume 34, Number 3, 1976, Pages 27-37 and 40.. Hereinafter cited as "Geringer and Bok."

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