Willem Schalks van der Merwe

M, #5321, b. circa 1640, d. 12 July 1716

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Last Edited02/07/2015
BirthOrigin*Willem was from at Broeck, Nederland, and was perhaps born there circa 1640.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Elsje Cloete, daughter of Jacob Cloete and Feigen Radergoertgens, on 9 September 1668 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5
 
Death*He died on 12 July 1716.6
 

Family 1

Koddo van Guinea b. c 1640
Child

Family 2

Elsje Cloete b. b 28 Feb 1655, d. a 22 Jan 1702
Children
Arrival*Willem Schalks van der Merwe arrived at the Cape from Goeree, Nederland, on board the Dordrecht, perhaps on 26 April 1661.1,7,8 
(Witness2) MiscKoddo van Guinea may have been the individual recorded at the company barn, i.e. Groote Schuur in the complaint made between 26 September 1664 and 29 November 1664 by Pieter Cruythoff against Willem Schalks van der Merwe and Jan Carseur whom he said had conspired against him. The complaint is undated but appears between those of the dates mentioned, viz.: Complaint of Pieter Cruythoff against Willem Schalcq and Jan Carseur, of Denis—the men under him, at the “Schuur,”— presented to the Council of the Fort of Good Hope: —
Honourable Sirs, Whereas I have been charged by some of the men under me, who have falsely conspired against me, with some improprieties of which I am not guilty, and as I more and more find that these people are doing their best to play the master and do at the “Schuur” just as they like, I can no longer bear it, but have decided to report their conduct to you, and to give you the following facts:

Some time ago I proceeded to False Bay with H. Elberts and Ryk Evertsen to look for some clay for building the new redoubt, and I gave the key of the small kitchen to a female slave, so that should we be detained long, she might have enough to boil for the mess. Afterwards Willem Schalcq got the key from her, and as it was Saturday night he went to the fort or somewhere else. When I came home that evening no one could tell me where the key was, and I was obliged to go to bed without my supper. The next day I again asked everybody whether they knew who had the key, but all replied “No.” A little while afterwards Willem Schalcq came to ask my permission to go out; this I gave him and he went out towards Thielman, having before that given the key to Dirk Wesselsen. Shortly after his departure Dirk brought me the key, saying that he had just now received it from Schalk. This annoyed me, and I went to the kitchen and having opened it found that it looked more like a pig-stye (begging your pardon) than a kitchen. Dirty cans and some dirty stinking books were scattered about the floor, and there were some boxes also which I had at once carried out. I myself threw the cans outside, and some of them were broken. In the evening, Willem Schalcq returned, half drunk, and commenced to rave and bluster, asking me why I had broken the cans. I told him that his place was not there, and he had no right to bring his things there. After replying with some foul language he went to the barn and thence took the gun of Hendrik de Brechtsen, of Ossenbrugge. Jumping with it outside he took aim straight at me. I at once ran under the gun and asked him what he meant. Not knowing what to say, he replied that he intended to take the rounds, which he had not at all been ordered to do. After the gun had been taken from him, he went back to the kitchen and there conspired with his mates, who had together ordered some brandy from the “Uitwyk,” as if they wished to say “we have had honour enough, on the strength of that we ought to take a glass,” for one can understand how they assist each other. When I was speaking to Willem, five or six persons were standing near, but when I called out that they would be required to testify to the truth, all suddenly disappeared. The brandy having arrived they commenced drinking and made a great noise; I then went to the kitchen and warned them not to do so. Willem replied that I had nothing to do there, but that I was to go to my room and myself scarce. He used uncommonly bad words. I was obliged to do so, for they were all drunk together. Willem followed me and thumped and beat at my door, saying: “Come out you rogue and thief, I’ll teach you to break my cans.” I did not known whether my life was safe. All this he did on account of a certain female slave by whom he has a child, and whom he had chambered in the kitchen at the time of her lying in. He likewise, every hour of the day, took care of her by preparing her food and fetching water and fuel. Yea! what is more, when she was being confined he knocked me up and begged me to give him his brandy for the reason stated. I gave him two glasses which he brought to her to revive her. From this you can gather what connection there is between the two. Jan Carseur also wished to play the master, and whenever he was check would at once seize another’s gun and running with it to a distance threaten a person. At the same time the Company’s troop of cattle was not to be found, and when any one ordered him he repled that he had no gun. This might create great loss to the Company, and when he is on sentry he dares to go from the top of the “Schuur” to the kitchen and smoke tobacco there. Being turned out and again found absent when the rounds were made, he continued to be stubborn and would not even lay hold of his gun, by remained sitting behind it. More might be added, but I believe the above to be sufficient, and leave the matter to your judgment. No date.9,10 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.9 September 1668, the name of Willem was written in the record as Willem Schalcq.
13 August 1673, the name of Willem was written in the record as Willem Schalch.
29 December 1675, the name of Willem was written in the record as Willem Schalck.11
22 May 1678, the name of Willem was written in the record as Wilhelm Schalkc.
16 May 1688, the name of Willem was written in the record as Willem Schalk.
30 December 1698, the name of Willem was written in the record as Wellems Eskaal van den Merve.12
Baptisms - WitnessWillem Schalcq is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Feytje Shalcq on 2 November 1670 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Schalk van der Merwe on 13 August 1673 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Marritje van der Merwe on 29 December 1675 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Jacoba van der Merwe on 22 May 1678 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.16
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Jacob van der Merwe on 11 February 1680 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Petronella van der Merwe on 1 March 1682 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Aeltie van der Merwe on 30 April 1684 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Helena van der Merwe on 7 April 1686 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.20
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Pieter van der Merwe on 16 May 1688 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.21
He and Elsje Cloete witnessed the baptism of Carel van der Merwe on 30 December 1698 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.12,22
He and Elsje Cloete witnessed the baptism of Maria van Staden on 22 January 1702 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.23
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 5 May 1661, Willem Schalks van der Merwe 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 an arquebusier on the Dordrecht.1
Slave TransactionsOn 11 September 1676 Paulus van Gale was sold by Jan Jansz van Oldenburgh to Willem Schalk.24,25
On 11 April 1677 Johan Casta was sold by Joan Bax van Herentals to Willem Schalch, for Rds. 60.26,27
Hector van Bengale and Scipio Africanus van de Kust Malabar were sold by Johannes Ravensbergh, to Willem Schalk on 1 November 1677, for Rds. 50 each. I have assumed that Scipio Casta Malabar is the same person as Scipio Africanus van Malabar. Corrections welcome.28,29

Citations

  1. [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), p.271. Willem Schalck van der Merwe, of Broeck, arquebusier on the ship Dordrecht. Granted 5th May, 1661.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  2. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Resolution of 31 March 1663, Willem Schalck van der Merve van Broeck; date estimated by compiler."
  3. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  4. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: den 9 September An' 1668
    Willem Schalcq met Elsjen Jacobs Dochter van Jacob Cloeten
    , 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).
  5. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Den 2 November
    een dochtertje van Willem Schalcq en Elsje syn huysv' wiert genaamt Feytje, tot getuygenn stonden Hendrick Bruy[.l.de] en Mayche Tiele,, mans
    , 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.).
  6. [S460] Prof. Barend J. Venter, "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter", 22 September 2008 (e-mail address). This ancestral register was compiled for Delia Robertson on 22 September 2008 from the database "Die Venter familie van Suid-Afrika" compiled by B.J. Venter, J.A. Venter and M.A. Venter. Prof. B.J. Venter, 20 Ray Street, Annlin, 0182. Hereinafter cited as "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter."
  7. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 0933.4 from Goeree to Batavia
    Number     0933.4
    Name of ship     DORDRECHT
    Master     Schiedam, Adriaan de Gilde van
    Tonnage     920
    Type of ship     fregat?
    Built     1652
    Yard     Delft
    Chamber     Delft
    Date of departure     06-12-1660
    Place of departure     Goeree
    Arrival at Cape     26-04-1661
    Departure from Cape     05-05-1661
    Date of arrival at destination     18-07-1661
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Acc. to Daghregister 1661 the ship departed 16-06-1660 from Texel.
    Next homeward voyage     5513.4
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     195     5     6     1     4     189
    Soldiers     96          13     1     3     81
    Passengers     6          0     0     0     6. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  8. [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 531. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.476-478.
  10. [S810] Mansell Upham 'At Earth's Extremest End… Op 't eijnde van de Aerd … The genealogical impact of the 'Angola' & 'Guinea' slaves at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th century', August 2014, pp. 57-58. As Company slave at Groote Schuur, Plad Oor later becomes concubine to the Company official, Willem Schalksz: van der Merwe (from Broek in Oud-Beyerland).
    She appears as a Company slave (1664) housed at the Company’s barn [Groote Schuur]."
  11. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): . . .Willem Schalck. . ., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  12. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Le 30 Decembre Lannee ditau [1698]; Charle, fils de Eskaal Wellems Et de Ann Prvost pour temoins Wellems Eskaal van den Merve Et Elsijs Jacob.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 2 November [1670]
    een dochtertje van Willem Schalcq en Elsje syn huysv' wiert genaamt Feytje, tot getuygenn stonden Hendrick Bruy[.l.de] en Mayche Tielemans
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  14. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 13 dito (August's)
    Een soontje van Willem Schalch en Elsje sijn huysvr' wert genaamt Schalch
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  15. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 29 Decembr een dochtertie van Willem Schalck en Elsie ja,, cobs syn huijsvrouw wierdt genaamt Marritie, 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 22 (sic prob May) Willhelm Schalkc en sijn huijsvrow Elsgen een dochertje Jacoba gedoopt, 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.): den 11 Februy Jacob
    Willem Schalck en Elsie Jacobs Catalyn Janssen
    , 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 1. Mart. Pieternelle
    Willem Schalck en Elsie Cloeten
    Jan van Brienen en Catarina Cloeten
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  19. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 30 April Aeltie
    Willem Schalck en Elsie Jacobs
    Pieter Claessen van den Bergh, skipper
    Jan van Brienen, en Catarina Jacobs
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  20. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. [ao. 1686] den 7. April lena willem schalck en Elsie Jacobs Jacob Matsen Rootsteen en Agnietie van der gragt.
  21. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): eodem dit (Maij) is een kind gedoopt en genaamd Pieter waar van vader is Willem Schalk en moder Elsie Jacobs, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  22. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 557. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R.
  23. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/staden/I055.html##I043, accessed on 6 June 2009."
  24. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 132.11.9.1676: Paul us from Ga1e, sold by Jan Jansz van Oldenburgh to WiIlem Schalk for Rds. 46.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  25. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 11.9.1676     [Verlore]
    Jan Jansz van Oldenburgh verkoop aan Willem Schalk die slaaf Paulus van Gale vir 46 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  26. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 133. 11.4.1677: Johan Casta [Coast], sold by Governor Jo(h)an Bax to WiIlem Schalk for Rds.60.
  27. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 11.4.1677          [Verlore, TS I]
    Goewerneur Joan Bax verkoop aan Willem Schalk die slaaf Johan Casta … vir 60 Rds. [Nagesien]
  28. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.136. 14.9.1678: Hector, Casta [Coast] Bengal and Scipio Casta [Coast] Malabar, sold by Johannes Ravensberg, "medicinale doctor", to Willem Schalk for Rds. 50 each.
  29. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 14.9.1678          TS 3, g.p.
    Willem Schalck, vrylandbouer alhier, erken dat hy aan sr Joannes Ravensbergh, mediese dokter alhier, die bedrag van f 200 skuld spruitende uit die koop van twee lyfeies, genaamd Hector en Scipio, vir f 200, betaalbaar op 1 Januarie aanstaande jaar; indien hy in gebreke sou bly om op die dag te betaal sal °5 tot die bedrag bygevoeg word asook 6% rente per jaar bereken van 1 November 1677 tot 1 Januarie 1679; en in welke geval die twee lyfeies ook aan Ravensbergh terug besorg sal word sonder enige verdere aanspraak op hulle.
    14.9.1678          TS 3, g.p.
    Sr Joannes Ravensbergh, medisyne dokter en kassier alhier, verkoop aan Willem Schalck, vrylandbouer alhier, die twee slawe Hector Casta Bengale en Schipio Casta Malabar vir 100 Rds, te wete 50 Rds elk; erken hy ‘tot genoeghen voldaan ende betaelt te wesen, den laatsten penningh met den eersten … ‘
    [Soos uit die vorige stuk blyk was hy nie ten volle betaal nie en het die werklike transaksie al veel vroeer plaasgevind. Die aangehaalde sinsnede is eerder gebruik om die verkoper se tevredenheid met die ooreengekomde verkoopprys te kenne te gee en nie as ‘n aanduiding dat hy dit in werklikheid ontvang het nie.].
  30. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), p. 161. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  31. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 2 November
    een dochtertje van Willem Schalcq en Elsje syn huysv' wiert genaamt Feytje, tot getuygenn stonden Hendrick Bruy[.l.de] en Mayche Tiele,, mans
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  32. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  33. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Lannee 1696; Le 28 May il ya Eut Un Enfant Baptize du beau Fils de Willem Escalk Van den Meruen.
  34. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 17 ditau [a'oust] Lannee, 1698; Hendris Willems fills de Eskal Wellems Van de Meruve, Anna Prevot, pour Temoins Piter Roobeers Et Une fille de Willems Eskal.
 

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