M, #5245, b. circa 1650, d. circa 1712
|NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695||NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695|
|NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695||NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695|
|NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732||NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732|
|Birth*||Isaq Schrijver was born circa 1650.1|
|Marriage*||He married Anna Hoecks on 9 July 1683 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3|
|Death*||He died circa 1712.4|
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||An unknown date , the name of Isaq was written in the record as Isaac S[c]rij[ner].|
15 February 1705, the name of Isaq was written in the record as Isaak Schryver.5
|Baptisms - Witness||Isaq Schrijver and Dirk van .....ghoonen, Jan[...]tie Bordt and Maria Losëe witnessed the baptism of Helena van Coningshoven on 8 July 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.6|
He and Anna Hoecks witnessed the baptism of Anna Hasselaar on 15 February 1705 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5,3,7,8
|Notes||From Dictionary of South African Biography page 547|
Schrijver, Isaq (Isak, Isaak) (fl. 1689), leader of expeditions into the interior, was an ensign in the service of the VOc. It is not known exactly when he arrived at the Cape, but on 9.8.1686 he was given his first instructions, namely to investigate Ihe salvage of goods from the ship Nostra Signora de/os Milagros. On 25.9.1686 he reported on this matter in a letter which he signed with a cross.
S[chrijver] became a member of the Council of Justice on 23.10.1687 and on 24 December the following year he asked permission to undertake an expedition into the interior without salary. On 4.1.1689, with eighteen or nineteen soldiers, several Hottentots, two waggons, trek oxen, food, ammunition and merchandise, he left on his way to the Inquaha Hottentots, returning to the Castle more than two years later (6.4.1689) with over a thousand cattle. This journey was significant, since it opened the way via the Gantouw (Sir Lowry's Pass) to the east, and because S[chrijver] also penetrated to as far as the area round the present Aberdeen he obtained more information about the interior.
On 31.3.1690 he was sent out with twenty soldiers, ten or twelve free burghers and three or four waggons in another attempt to find the crew of the Noord, and some time after his return he departed (11.9.1690) with thirty soldiers to barter livestock for tobacco, arrack and beads from the Hessequa and Sousequa Hottentots. S[chrijver] was subsequently sent on two more bartering expeditions in 1691 and 1692, but found the Hottentots more and more hostile. On 13.12.1696 he was ordered to track down slaves belonging to free burghers among the Grigriqua Hottentots and was told that if the latter refused to give them up he was to bring some of the indigenous people (Hottentots) back as hostages. This was done and S[chrijver] returned with two bosjesmans (also called 'bergmannetjes') whom the Council of Policy decided to detain until the slaves were returned.
In 1692 he was granted the farm Schoongesigt of twenty-one morgen and 400 square rood in Jan Jonckershoek (the present Jonkershoek). By then S[chrijver] was married to the widow Anna Hasselaar (nee Hoeck) who had two sons, Gaspar and Jacob Hasselaar. In 1699 S[chrijver] retired to his farm and his name no longer appeared in the minutes of the Council of Policy. When his wife, who had survived him, died in 1723 she owned five other farms in addition to Schoongesigt and the names of eight male slaves, one female slave and that of her child appeared in the inventory of the estate.
Cape Arch[ives]., C.T.: C.J. 2649: Testament, Isaq Schrijver, 1687; M.O.O.C.: Inventarissen, 1720-1727, no. 45: Inventaris, Anna Hoecks and Isaq Schrijver; Inkomende en uitgaande briewe; - E.C. GODÉE MOLSBERGEN (ed.), Reizen in Zuid-Afrika in de Hollandse tijd, 1652-1805. 4 v. (Linsch. Soc., The Hague, 1916-1932); - E.E. MOSSOP (ed.), Journals of the expeditions of the Honourable Ensign Olof Bergh (1682 and 1683) and lsaq Schrijver (1689) (V.R.S., no. 12). C.T., 1931.4
|Slave Transactions||On 14 July 1688 Christiaen van Madagascar was sold by Joris van Stralen to Isaq Schrijver, for Rds. 87.9|
On 21 May 1689 Domingo van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Theunis de Hoop to Isaq Schrijver, for Rds. 63.10
On 23 March 1695 Christiaen van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Gerrit Vieroot to Isaq Schrijver, for Rds. 100.11
On 2 July 1696 David van Malabar was sold by Elsie Suurwaarden to Isaq Schrijver, for Rds. 100. However, in Changing Hands, Shell says the seller was Wouter Valckenier.12,13
On 18 February 1700 Manniko van Bengale was was sold on behalf of Pieter Pietersz: by Jacob Lucas to Isaq Schrijver, for Rds. 60.14
|Property Transactions||In 1692 Schoongezicht at Jonkershoekvalleij, de Caep de Goede Hoop, was granted to Isaq Schrijver by Simon van der Stel.15,3|
In 1712 on the death of Isaq Schrijver Schoongezicht became the property of Anna Hoecks, his widow.3,15
- [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
- [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao' 1683. eodem dito. Isaack Schryver Sergeant, jonghman, en Anna Haecks wed: wylen Philip [Feirsier], 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 (Mar).
- [S349] Mansell Upham, "Anna Haecks", March 2006 (Pretoria, South Africa). This short register was prepared for Delia Robertson by Mansell Upham in March 2006.. Hereinafter cited as "Anna Haecks."
- [S161] Editor-in-Chief C.J. Beyers Dictionary of South African Biography Vol IV. (Durban: Butterworth & Co (SA) (Pty) Ltd, 1972), pg 547. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of SA Biography IV.
- [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, Anna, dogter van Jacob Hasselaar, en Maria Elisabeth Koningshoven, de getùygen Isaak Schryver en Anna Hoek, der 15 Feb 1705.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
- [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Den 8 Julij  een kindt gedoopt waer van vader is Dirk van Coninghooven de moeder Jannetie Bordt, als getuijge stondt Isaac Scrijver, ende Marritie L[.oose] is genaemt Helena., transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/ Mansell's transcript
Den 8 Julij  een kindt gedoopt waer van vader is Dirk van Coninghooven de moeder Jannetie Bordt, als getuijge stondt Isaac Scrijver, ende Marritie L[.oose] is genaemt Helena.
Den  Julij een kindt gedoopt waer van vader is Dirk van .....ghoonen de moeder Jan[ ] tie Bordt, als getuijge stondt Isaac S[c]rij[ner] [ ] Marritie L[..ia] is genaemt Helena. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
- [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.
- [S131] "Groenewald Family Register", 1999, Alet Swanepoel (Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa), to Delia Robertson (e-mail address); Hereinafter cited as "Groenewald Family Register."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.153. 14.7.1688: Christiaan from Madagascar (21/22), sold by Joris van Straten [Stralen] to Isak Schrijver for Rds. 87.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.154. 21.5.1689, pp. 218-219: Domingo from the Coromandel Coast (15), sold by Theunis de Hoop, skipper of the Nierop, to Isaq Schrijver for Rds. 63.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.168. 23.3.1695, p. 92: Christiaen from Coromandel (18), sold by skipper Gerrit
Vieroot to Isak Schrijver for Rds. 100.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 174. 2.7.1696, pp. 87 (verso) - 88: David from Malabar, sold by Elsje van Suurwaerden, the widow of Andries de Man, to Isaack Schrijver for Rds. 100.
- [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: 1086
Slaves First Name: David
Presumed Place Of Origin: Van Malabar
Day Of Sale: 2
Month Of Sale: 7
Year Of Sale: 1696
Type Of Name: Old Testament
Continental Origin Code: Indian Sub Continent
Slaves Age: 30
Slaves Gender: Male
Price In Rixdollars: 100
Sellers Last Name: Valkenier
Sellers First Name: Wouter
Sellers Civil Status: VOC employee
Sellers Gender: Male
Sellers Domicile: Table valley
Sellers Occupation: Administrator
Buyers Last Name: Schrijver
Buyers First Name: Isaak
Buyers Civil Status: VOC employee
Buyers Gender: Male
Buyers Domicile: Table valley
Buyers Occupation: ensign
Comments And References: Sreg
Primary Reference: Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 192. 18.2.1700: Manniko from Bengal (22), sold by Jacob Lucas, Free Burgher from Batavia, on behalf of Pieter Pietersen, free merchant from Batavia, to Isaq Schrijver for Rds. 60.
- [S593] Webpage Lanzerac History (http://www.lanzeracwines.co.za/).