Jan Coenraad Visser

M, #5295, b. circa 1620, d. circa 1700

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Last Edited05/07/2017
Birth*Jan Coenraad Visser was born circa 1620 in Ommen, The Netherlands.1
 
Marriage*He married Grietje Gerrits before 1649.2,3
 
(ConcubineM) Concubine*Maria van Negapatnam was the concubine of Jan Coenraad Visser circa 1691 de Caep de Goede Hoop.4 
Death*He died circa 1700, the date is assumed as he does not appear in the opgaafrol for this or subsequent years.5
 

Family 1

Grietje Gerrits b. c 1630, d. 7 Mar 1692
Children

Family 2

Lysbeth van Bengale b. c 1643
Child

Family 3

Maria van Negapatnam b. c 1669
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 17 December 1657 Jan Coenraad Visser sailed on the Dordrecht from Goeree to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 28 April 1658.6,7 
Misc* In 1661 Jan Coenraad Visser attempted to stow away on the Zeepaard a vessel of the return fleet and later testified about the unhappiness of colonists at the Cape.8 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.21 February 1677, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan Coenraets Visscher.
Between 26 March 1677 and 1 April 1677, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan Groff.9
23 October 1678, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan Coenraeds Visser.10
3 May 1680, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan Groff.11
12 January 1696, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan Coenraet Visser.12
Baptisms - WitnessJan Coenraad Visser is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Zacharia Jansz Visser on 23 August 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.13,14
He and Joan Verhagens and Anneke Noormans witnessed the baptism of Aeltje Wilhelmse on 20 June 1667 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
He and Jannetie Tielmans, Gerrit Jansz and Grietie Gerrits witnessed the baptism of Thieleman Visser on 21 February 1677 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.16
He and Gerrit Jansz Visser and Beatrice Gijsbertz Verweij witnessed the baptism of Maritie Verschuijr on 25 April 1677 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He and Gerrit Janssen Visser, Jannetien Thielemans and Geesie Jans witnessed the baptism of Hendrik Visser on 23 October 1678 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He and Margareta van Hof witnessed the baptism of Jacob on 22 January 1696 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 5 March 1659 Jan Coenraad Visser was enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town), he was recorded as a soldier.20
In 1660 Jan Coenraad Visser appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). He was enumerated in the "Vassagie party"; and, family members seem not to have been enumerated in this muster.21
In 1661 Jan Coenraad Visser was enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town).22,23
After 30 January 1662 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). Children were not included in this muster.24
In 1663 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits were enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town), This is the first muster in which Jan Grof is enumerated with his wife. Children were not enumerated in this muster.25
In 1664 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The three children enumerated with them may have been Geesje Visser, Gerrit Jansz Visser and Coenraad Janse Visser.26
In 1665 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The four children enumerated with them may have been Geesje Visser, Gerrit Jansz Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser and Zacharia Jansz Visser.27
In 1667 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits were enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town), Children were not enumerated in this muster.28
In 1670 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). They were enumerated with five children, presumably these included Geesje Visser, Gerrit Jansz Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.29
1670 Jan Coenraad Visser was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in (Cape Town), as one man along with a wife and five children. Presumably these were Grietje Gerrits.30
In 1671 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The five children enumerated with them may have been Geesje Visser, Gerrit Jansz Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.31
In 1672 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits were enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town), Children were not enumerated in this muster.32
In 1673 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The four children enumerated with them may have been Gerrit Jansz Visser, Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.33
In 1675 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The three children enumerated with them may have been Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.34
In 1677 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The three children enumerated with them may have been Coenraad Janse Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.35
1678 Jan Coenraad Visser was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in (Cape Town), as one man along with a wife, three sons (?) and three daughters. By this time Grof had custody of the two illegitimate children [Cornelis Ockers and Dina Olivier] of his eldest daughter Maria. Presumably these included Grietje Gerrits.36
In 1679 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The two sons, and daughter enumerated with them may have been Coenraad Jans Visser, Zacharia Jansz Visser and Johannes Visser.37
1682 Jan Coenraad Visser was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in (Cape Town), as one man along with a wife, two sons, and a daughter [??]. Presumably these included.38
In 1685 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits appeared on the muster roll (Cape Town). The one child enumerated with them may have been their son Johannes Visser.39
In 1686 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits were enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town), Children were not enumerated in this muster.40
In 1688 Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits were enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town), Children were not enumerated in this muster.41
In 1695 Jan Coenraad Visser was enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town).42
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJan Coenraad Visser became a burgher on 30 September 1659, in 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 de Caep de Goede Hoop.43,3
On 30 September 1659, Jan Coenraad Visser was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. he was recorded as a soldier in the Fort.44
Slave BirthsCirca 1692, Anthony Visser was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Coenraad Visser de Caep de Goede Hoop.45
Circa 1694, Susanna Visser was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Coenraad Visser de Caep de Goede Hoop.45
Before 22 January 1696, Jacobus Visser was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Coenraad Visser de Caep de Goede Hoop.19,45
Slave TransactionsOn 10 December 1682 Isabel van Madagascar was sold by Jan Coenraad Visser to Cornelis Pietersz Linnes de Caep de Goede Hoop.46,47,48
Slave EmancipationsOn 24 March 1696 de Caep de Goede Hoop Maria van Negapatnam was emancipated by Jan Coenraad Visser along with her children Anthony Visser, Susanna Visser and Jacobus Visser. This emancipation was to take effect on Visser's death which would occur by 1700. However the emancipation may only have become fully effective in 1702.49,50
Slaves owned by individualsCirca 1691 Maria van Negapatnam was owned by Jan Coenraad Visser.45
Property TransactionsOn 20 September 1660 the Commander and Council of Policy agreed to grant Jan Coenraad full title to the land he had previously co-owned with Philip van Royen who had died earlier in year. The property was situated at Bosheuwel on the Liesbeeck River.51
On 20 December 1662 12 morgen and 5 roods (Rhineland measure) of land on the Liesbeecq river was granted to Jan Coenraad Visser by Commander Zacharias Wagenaer and the Council of Policy.52
In 1678 Jan Coenraad Visser bought the property Witteboomen, the original transfer documents have not been located. Witteboomen is adjacent to Constantia, the estate granted to Simon van der Stel in 1685. Grof only relocates to the property after 1688.53
Circa 1697 Witteboomen was sold by Jan Coenraad Visser to Simon van der Stel, and is incorporated into Constantia.54
Company JournalOn 8 September 1660 in the Company Journal, as translated: ...As the agriculturists Pieter Visagie and Jan Coenraad Visser, are becoming daily more indifferent to their work and consequently piling up their debt, without displaying any zeal whatever in the rearing of wheat, with which alone they will be able to pay what they owe, it was finally decided to instruct the Company's agricultural superintendent, Cruythoff, daily to urge them on to their work as if they were still in the Company's service, until they shall have cultivated their lands to such an extent as will make them equal in value to their debt, seeing that the Company advances everything to them at a cheap rate, keeps their mouths open, and helps them up from the very bottom. It is therefore but fair that they should make every effort for repayment, without being compelled to do so by the Company.55
On 16 October 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: October 6th. Very early this morning the freeman Jan Coenraad Visser shot a horrible wolf which had killed one of his young oxen.56
On 18 December 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: December 18. [1662] Early this morning the Commander went out to the country with the Land Surveyor to mark off for the freeman Jan Coenraad Visser some better corn land than he at present possesses at the Bosheuvel, and to grant it to him, at his request, in freehold. And as he complains that his old lands are so poor and sandy that last year, instead of 8 bushels of corn and barley which he had sown on it, he had this year not enjoyed more than 6 bushels from it, which is not sufficient to feed him with his wife and 5 small children, and this having been found to be the case, the Commander gave him 12 morgen of good land behind the Uytkyck, on the other side of the Liesbeecq, as will appear from the diagram. As of this date, Visser was father to only legitimate children, so it is unclear whether Wagenaer made the error when writing the journal, or whether it was made by a transcriber later. The farm was situated on the Liebeeck River at the site of the present day South African Astronomical Observatory - formerely the Royal Observatory.57
On 17 October 1664 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: October 17th [1664]... The agriculturist Jan Coenraad Visser shot this day a big horrible wolf, which was brought into the Fort. As a reward he received ƒ20, the amount fixed by tariff.58
On 1 December 1666 Commandeur Cornelis van Quaelbergen wrote in his journal: December 1st.... This afternoon our agriculturist Jan Coenraad Visser returned from the interior. At his, and his companion's request, they had been sent out with another Company's servant in November last to catch wild horses. They brought with them alive a young and extraordinarily beautiful striped foal, having the shape of a horse, but with long ears. It had been caught in snares with its dam near Riebeeck's Kasteel; but the mare, finding herself captured, had kicked and jumped in order to get free, and struggled so long, yea! bitten off her own tongue, that she finally died in the snare, as the skin which they brought showed. Time will show whether the foal, which was slightly sprained in the loins, will be reared. Obtained 1 ox and 9 sheep from the Cochoquas.59
On 10 July 1669 Jacob van Borghorst wrote in his journal: July 10th.News received of the safe return of the burghers Jan Coenraad Visser and Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer, who had been on a hunting expedition inland, and had returned with 3 large sea cows.60

Citations

  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - He is recorded as from Ommen in several musters.
  2. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/olivier/I112.html, last accessed on 27 Oct 2010; date estimated by compiler based on the presumed date of birth of the apparent first child."
  3. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), Page 1061-1062. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
  4. [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, based on date of baptism of first child of the couple. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  5. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise... Hope on Constantia / De Hel en Het Paradijs... De Hoop op Constantia: Jan Grof (died ante 1700) and his extended family at the Cape of Good Hope', 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), February 2012.
  6. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Details of voyage 0884.3 from Goeree to Batavia

    Number     0884.3
    Name of ship     DORDRECHT
    Master     Groot, Jakob Gerrit de
    Tonnage     920
    Type of ship     fregat?
    Built     1652
    Yard     Delft
    Chamber     Delft
    Date of departure     17-12-1657
    Place of departure     Goeree
    Arrival at Cape     28-04-1658
    Departure from Cape     13-05-1658
    Date of arrival at destination     14-07-1658
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Via S. Vincente: 2 seafarers and 4 soldiers deserted there. The 30 'passengers' who embarked at the Cape were slaves; 28 of them arrived at Batavia.
    Next homeward voyage     5472.3
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     368     14     8          36     200
    Soldiers               6               110
    Passengers                    30          32."
  7. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Hailing from Ommen in the United Dutch province of Overijssel, Grof sailed (1657) on the VOC ship Dort [Dordrecht] for the Cape... The ship sailed from Goeree (17 December 1657) carrying 364 persons. She put in at the island of St. Vincent (3 February 1658) due to loss of her bowsprit and a mast, leaving again (6 February 1658) and arriving at the Cape (Sunday 28 April 1658)."
  8. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "In 1661, accosted as one of the many attempted stowaways on the departing VOC return fleet, Grof attested to the general unhappiness of the colonists, many attempting to abandon the colony."
  9. [S729] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/cgh/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference code: C. 10, pp. 95-106.
    Resolutie mediterende van den 26n Martij tot pmo. April 1677.
    ...Jan Coenraet Visser alias Jan groff..."
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den selfden dito (23 October) Hendrick, Gerrit Janssen Visser en Jannetien Thielemans Jan Coenraeds Visser en Geesie Jans, 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.).
  11. [S729] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/cgh/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Reference code: C. 10, pp. 161-166.
    Vrijdagh 3en Maij 1680.
    ...Jan Coenraadt Visscher alias Jan Groff..."
  12. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/olivier/I266.html; last accessed on 4 Oct 2010; Cape Town registers 1696-1712
    page 2: 12 Jan: 1696 gedoopt het kint van Maria onder
    getuijge van Jan Coenraet Visser & Margareta
    van Hof genaemt Jacob."
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een kind van Joan Coenraadsz Visscher by Grietje Gerrits, genaamt Sacharias., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  14. [S205] Mansell G. Upham 'Keeping the gate of Hell… 'subliminal racism' & early Cape carnal conversations between black men & white women', 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), 18 October 2012. "Page 25
    "Zacharia Jans Visser was born at the Cape and baptised on 23 August 1665. Since commander Zacharias Wagenaer had been her godfather, she was commonly referred to as Zacharias Wagenaer. Possibly, this is earliest documented case of a woman at the Cape using a man's name. ""
  15. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1667
    Juni 20 Een doochter van Wilhem Wilhemse van Deventer en Maria Janz wierd genaemt Aeltje, peeters waren Jan Grof Jan Verhagen en Anneke Noormans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  16. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 21 dito (Febr) Tielman Gerrit Jansz en Jannetie Tielmans Jan Coenraets Visscher en Grietie Gerrits syn huijsvr', 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  17. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao. 1677
    Den 25 April Marretie
    Hendrick Gijsbertsz en Geesie Jans
    Jan Koenraets Visscher en Gerrit Jansz en Beatrice Gijsbertsz, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  18. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den selfden dito (23 October) Hendrick, Gerrit Janssen Visser en Jannetien Thielemans
    Jan Coenraeds Visser en Geesie Jans
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  19. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [22] Jan: 1696. gedoopt het kint van Maria onder getuygen van Jan Coenraet Visser en Margareta van Hof genaemt - Jacob, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  20. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), Vol. III, p.297. Anno 1659. Muster Roll of the Officers, Sailors and Soldiers stationed at The Fort "The Good Hope," at Cabo de Boa Esperance, on the 5th March, 1659. ...Jan Coenraet Visser, of Ommen, soldier.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  21. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p.273. Anno 1660. Lists of the Freemen &c. Vassagie's Company. Jan Coenraedt Visser. Pieter Vassagie of Antwerp.
  22. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p.277. Anno 1661. Lists of the Freemen, &c. Bosheuvel. ... Jan Coenraed Visser of Ommen.
  23. [S773] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1661 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 10 ...
    Jan Coenraet Visser, van Ommen". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  24. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p.279. Anno 1662. Lists of the Freemen &c. Private Agriculturists of Commander van Riebeeck at the Uytwyck. ...Jan Coenraedt Visser, of Ommen. Geertjen Gerrits of Hardenburg.
  25. [S774] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1663 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 18...
    Jan Coenraet Visser, van Ommen, geh. met Geertjen Gerrits van Hardenb.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  26. [S775] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1664 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Page 22...
    Jan Coenraet Visser, van Ommen met Geertje Gerrits van Hardenburg. 3 kinderen". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  27. [S776] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1665 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 26...
    Jan Coenraet Visscher van Ommen en Geertje Gerrits van Hardenberg 4 kind:r". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  28. [S777] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1667 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Page 34
    Jan Coenraet Visser, van Ommen geh. met Grietje Gerrits van Hardenb.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  29. [S786] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1670 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 39...Jan Coenraet Visser en Margarita Gerrits 5 kinderen". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  30. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Cit.: 1670: No. 34:      Jan Visser: 1 man 1 wife 5 children. His immediate neighbours were Willem de Lierman, Jan Pietersz: Louw and Willem Schalksz: van der Merwe."
  31. [S778] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1671 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 40 ...
    Jan Coenraed Visser van Ommen en Grietje Gerrits, 5 kinderen". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  32. [S779] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1672 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 46...
    Jan Coenraed Visser en Grietje Aelties". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  33. [S780] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1673 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 48...
    Jan Coenraed Visser en Grietje Gerrits 4 k.
    Man: Jan Coenraed Visser
    Vrouw: Grietje Gerrits.
    Soons: 3
    Dogters: 1
    Knechts: -
    Slaven: -
    Slavinne: -
    (Slaven) Kindre: -". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  34. [S782] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1675 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Page 53...
    Jan Coend. Visser en Grietje Gerrits, 3 k.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  35. [S783] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1677 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 55...
    Jan Coenraed Visser en Grietje Gerrits, 3 k.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  36. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Cit.: 1678: No. 65: Jan Coenraad Visser: 1 man, 1 wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 2 males slaves, 3 female slaves, 1 slave child."
  37. [S771] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1679 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Man: Jan Coenraadt Visser
    Vrouw: Griet Gerritsz:
    Soons: 2
    Dogters: 1
    Knechts: 1
    Slaven: 2
    Slavinne: 1
    (Slaven) Kindre: -". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  38. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Cit.: 1682: No. 14: Jan Coenraad Visser: 1 man, 1 wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 male slave, 1 female slave, 1 slave child."
  39. [S770] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1685 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 69
    ...Jan Coenraet Visser en Grietie Pieterse 1 k.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  40. [S784] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1686 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "page 77...
    Jan Coenraat en Grietje Gerritse". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  41. [S785] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1688 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Jan Coenraet Visser en Grietje Visser". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  42. [S643] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1695 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Jan Coenraad Visser."
  43. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p. 268: 1659. Jan Coenraedt Visser, of Ommen, soldier at the Fort. Granted
    30th September.
  44. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.268. Jan Coenraedt Visser, of Ommen, soldier at the Fort. Granted 30th September, 1659.
  45. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    Susanna, gebore c 1693, was d/v Maria van Negapatnam (ook soms aangegee as van Bengale) en Jan Coenraad Visser, die stamvader. Hy het Maria vrygestel 24.3.1696 saam met haar kinders Anthony (4 jaar oud), Jacobus (1) en Susanna (2). Sien Boeseken se Slaves and Free Blacks p.172.
  46. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 139, 10.12.1682: IsabeI from Madagascar, sold by Joan Coenraed Visser to Cornelis Pietersz Linnes for Rds. 25.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  47. [S520] Mansell Upham, "Lijsbeth Vion", 2 March 2010 (Tokyo, Japan - e-mail address). "Linnes purchased 10 December 1682) Isabella van Madagascar from Jan Coenraed Visser and again (26 October 1695) another Isabella van Madagascar from Oliver Cranisbough]". Hereinafter cited as "Lijsbeth Vion."
  48. [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). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  49. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, 29.3.1696. p.44 (verso) - 45 (verso): Maria from Bengal (27/28), manumitted together with her three children Anthony (4), Jacobus (1), Susanna (2) by Jan Coenraad Visscher. The deed was to take effect on Visser's death and Maria was to be allowed to take her possessions, kist and clothes out of the estate.
  50. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present.
  51. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p.334. 20th Sept.1660. Erfbrieven (Title Deeds). The Commander and Council of the Fort the Good Hope at Cabo de Bonne Esperance, having been requested by Jan Coenraed Visser of Ommen, free burgher here, to assume in full ownership a certain plot of ground 15 morgen in extent, which lately belonged to him in partnership with one Philips van Royen of the Hague, also a free burgher here, who died here insolvent and was the partner of Jan Coenraet Visser, who undertakes to take over as his own debt, all such liabilities as may have been incurred to the Company to date on the said land, or which may still be incurred ; and as the said land, by the death of the said Van Rooy, has been bonded to the Company for the debt, and would otherwise be left untilled; and further, as no one else (there being still much land left uncultivated) has asked for it, and it is necessary that it should be further cultivated, the memorialist's, Jan Coenraet Visser's, request is granted, namely, that he shall take possession in freehold of the said lands for the debts, in order to do with it as with the other half adjoining it (which two plots formerly belonged to both as partners) as he may deem fit, and in accordance with the conditions on which the first owner, Frans Gerritz: of den Uythoorn, possessed it, and on which it was granted to him, with the same rights and dues as are laid down in the title deeds of the 15th December, 1657, according to which the petitioner shall have to regulate himself.
    Given in the Fort the Good Hope, the 20th September,1660.
  52. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p.343. 20th Dec.1660. Erfbrieven (Title Deeds). By the Commander, &c., has been granted to Jan Coenraedt Yisser of Ommen, free agriculturist, and resident here, in full ownership, a certain plot of ground, situated in the "groote veld" or the pass between Table and False Bays, behind the Table Mountain, at and on the fresh river named Liesbeecq, adjoining on the N. the land of the free burgher Thieleman Hendricksz:, and that of Pieter de Jongh of Stadmoer, and of Willem Willemsz: of Deventer; on the E. the unbuilt plots towards the mountains of Africa, and on the W. the aforesaid river Liesbeecq; long on the E. side 190 and broad on the N. side 50, and on the S. side 47 roods, thus forming together with the bends and points of the length at the aforesaid Liesbeecq, 12 morgen and 5 roods, Rhineland measure, according to the above Diagram No. 49. 20th Dec., 1662. (Signed) ZACHARIAS WAGENAER.
  53. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Grof finally purchased (c. 1678) a farm Wittebomen relocating (after 1688) to the valley near Constantia Kloof with its two forests De Hel and Het Paradijs."
  54. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Footnote 65: 1697: S. van der Stel buys out Simonsz ("Witteboomen becomes part of the farm "Constantia")."
  55. [S406] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), 9.156. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
  56. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1901), p. 21. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  57. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, pp.30-31.
  58. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, p.125.
  59. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, pp. 202-203.
  60. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, p.291.
  61. [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/).
  62. [S640] Mansell Upham, "Genealogy of Visser Family at the Cape", July 2011 (Tokyo, Japan). Unknown comments. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Visser Family at the Cape."
  63. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012, transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
 

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