Aletta van der Merwe

F, #5316, b. 30 April 1684, d. 30 September 1729
Father*Willem Schalks van der Merwe b. c 1640, d. 12 Jul 1716
Mother*Elsje Cloete b. b 28 Feb 1655, d. a 22 Jan 1702
ChartsDescendants of Claas Jansz van Rensburg

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Last Edited13/03/2017
BirthAletta van der Merwe was born before 30 April 1684 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
 
Marriage*She married Martinus van Staden, son of Marten Jans van Staden and Maria Ariens, circa 1701.2
 
MarriageShe married Claas Jansz van Rensburg on 14 August 1708 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4
Death*She died on 30 September 1729 possibly on her farm on the Bergrivier de Caep de Goede Hoop at age 45.5,6 
Inventory*Her estate was inventoried on 15 November 1729 de Caep de Goede Hoop.7

Family 1

Martinus van Staden b. 1675, d. bt 6 Sep 1707 - Dec 1707
Children

Family 2

Claas Jansz van Rensburg b. 1677, d. 31 Aug 1728
Children
Will*Claas Jansz van Rensburg and Aletta van der Merwe left a will on 29 December 1727 Cabo de Goede Hoop. My thanks to Christo van Rensburg for sharing this document.8
Names in the record, in publications, etc.30 April 1684, the name of Aletta was written in the record as Aeltie van der Merwe.
10 September 1702, the name of Aletta was written in the record as Aletta Willemse.9
13 April 1704, the name of Aletta was written in the record as Aaltie Willemsz.10
27 June 1705, the name of Aletta was written in the record as Aletta Schalk.11
19 May 1709, the name of Aletta was written in the record as Aaltie Schalk.12
7 July 1709, the name of Aletta was written in the record as Aaltie Willems Schalk.13
BaptismsAeltie van der Merwe was baptized on 30 April 1684 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Willem Schalks van der Merwe, Elsje Cloete, Catarina Jacobs, Pieter Claessen van den Bergh and Skipper Jan van Brienen. This witness has not been positively identified but Catarina Jacobs and Skipper Jan van Brienen is(are) potentially the correct individual(s.)1
Baptisms - WitnessAletta van der Merwe and Schalk van der Merwe witnessed the baptism of Elsje van As on 10 September 1702 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
She and Martinus van Staden witnessed the baptism of Jacobus Burcherdt on 13 April 1704 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
She and Claas Jansz van Rensburg witnessed the baptism of Marritie van der Swaan on 19 May 1709 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
She and Claas Jansz van Rensburg witnessed the baptism of Anna Maria Minie on 23 August 1722 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
She and Claas Jansz van Rensburg witnessed the baptism of Helena van Heerden on 27 September 1722 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.16
She and Claas Jansz van Rensburg witnessed the baptism of Catharina van Jaarsveld on 4 April 1723 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
She witnessed the baptism of Barend Olivier on 2 October 1723 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)Aletta van der Merwe appeared on the opgaafrol of 1702 Cabo de Boa Esperança with a daughter.19

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 30 April Aeltie
    Willem Schalck en Elsie Jacobs
    Pieter Claessen van den Bergh, skipper
    Jan van Brienen, en Catarina Jacobs
    , 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.).
  2. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "probably at Drakenstein (he theorizes Drakenstein is likely because the church registers to 1717 are missing while those for Stellenbosch after 1700 are extant)."
  3. [S598] G1-8/1, Aletta vd Merwe-Claas Jansz van Rensbùrg Marriage Record: 1708 ditto [den 14 Aùg] Claas Janse van Rensbùrg met Aaltie Schalk vande Caab, (14 August 1708), Dutch Reformed Church Archive Repository, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. Hereinafter cited as Aletta vd Merwe-Claas Jansz van Rensbùrg Marriage.
  4. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), Page 591. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  5. [S596] Richard Ball, "Richard Ball e-mail 23 Jan 2011 21:37," e-mail message from e-mail address (Norfolk, United Kingdom) to e-mail address, 23 Jan 2011, She died, in fact, towards the end of September or early October 1729.

    On Friday 7th October, at the meeting of the weesmeesteren, the farmer
    Frans Smit and the minor Johannes van Rensburg notified the meeting of
    the death of their mother, Aletta van der Merwe, last widow of Claas
    Jansz van Rensburg. MOOC 1/6.

    Her goods were auctioned 16 and 17 November (MOOC10/3.83) 'op den
    opstal aan de Groote Bergrivier', and on the 7th Jan 1730 the Koster
    of Drakenstein was paid 45:15 gulden for her burial costs.. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Ball e-mail 23 Jan 2011 21:37."
  6. [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/) "Aletta died 30 September 1729 and she was buried in the Drakenstein church cemetery."
  7. [S597] Inventory of the personal estate of Aletta van der Merwe of Cape Town, South Africa, taken 15 November 1729 (Western Cape Archives and Records Service, MOOC8/5.24).
  8. [S65] Claas Jansz van Rensburg and Aletta van der Merwe will (21 March 1727), Claas Jansz van Rensburg and Aletta van der Merwe Will CJ2604-9 dated 21 March 1727 CJ2604 No. 9, Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Hereinafter cited as CJ van Rensburg and A van der Merwe Will CJ2604-9 1727.
  9. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Anno 1702; ditto [10 7br]; Elsje. de Vader Jacobùs van As, de Moeder Helena Willemse, Getùijgen Schalk Willemse, Alletta Willemse.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  10. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1704; 13e Appril. Jacobus. d' Vader Barent Burger, d' Moeder Marrijtie Willemsz; getuygen Martinus Van Staden, Aaltie Willemsz.
  11. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 27 Junij [1706]. Marthe. d'Vader Martinue van Staden, d' Moeder Aletta Schalk. Getuijgen Maarten van Staden en syn huysvrou.
  12. [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, Marritie, de vader Gerrit Vander Swaan, de moeder Agnitie Canfer, getùygen Claas Janse met aaltie Schalk, 19 May 1709.
    Elsje, de vader Klaas Janse, d'moeder Aaltie Schalk, d'getù Jacobùs van As met Helena Schalk, 31e July 1712.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  13. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Johannes, de vader Claas Janse d'moeder aaltie Willems Schalk, getùygen Gerrit Basson met syn hùysvroùw Jannetie, 7 Jùly 1709.
  14. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Marritie, de vader Gerrit Vander Swaan, de moeder Agnitie Canfer, getùygen Claas Janse met aaltie Schalk, 19 May 1709.
  15. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1722; Den 23ste Dito [Aùgùst]; Anna, Maria, Doghter van Jan Willemse en Sùsanna Maarschalk. Getùijgen Claas Janse Van Rijnsbùrgh en Aaltje Schalk.
  16. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1722; Dito [Den 27ste Septembr:]; Helena, Doghter van Pieter Willemse van Deeren en Maghtelt van Merven. Getùijgen Claas Janse Van Rijnsburgh en Aaltje Van Merven.
  17. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1723; Den 4de April; Cornelia, Doghter van Adriaan Van Jaarsvelt en Cornelia Nel. Getùijgen Claas Janse van Rijnsburgh, Aaltje Van Der Merven. [Published records ascribe this baptism to Catharina van Jaarsveld, married to Joseph de Klerk. In addition, in her father's inventory of 9 Jan 1751, Catharina is described as 27 years old. The name on this baptism must therefor be an error - the scribe repeating the mother's name.]
  18. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1723; Dito [Den 2de October]; Barent, zoon ban Jan Olivier en Helena Bùrger. Getùijgen Aletta van Der Merven.
  19. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "In the opgaafrollen (tax returns) for 1702 he is listed as having 1 wife and 1 daughter and living in the Cape district - in the same year he and Aletta baptised their first child in the church at Cape Town."
  20. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 917. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
  21. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  22. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Ao 1715; Den 21ste Dito [April]; Cisilia, Doghter van Claas Janse van Rijnsbùrgh en Aletta Van Der Merven. Getùijgen Schalk Van Der Merven en Anna Prevoo.
  23. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1717; Den 21ste Nov; Willem, soon van Claus Janse van Rensbùrgh en Aletta Willemse Van Merven. Getùijgen Catharina Cloete.
  24. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1720; Den 31ste Dito [Maart]; Claas, zoon van Claus Janse van Rijnsbùrgh en Aletta Van Der Merven. Getùijgen de Oùders selfs.
  25. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1723; Den 12de Sept; Hendirk, zoon van Claas Janse van Rijnsbùrgh en Aletta Van Der Merven. Getùijgen Jacobùs Van Merven en Sophia van Merven.
  26. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 23 December 1725; K: Sophia; V: Claas Janszen van Rijnsbùrg; M: Aletta Van Der Merven. G: Pieter Willemzen van Heerden, Machteltje van der Merven.
 

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