Jacob Cloete

M, #5323, b. before 11 November 1630, d. 23 May 1693
Father-Candidate*Conradt Klauten b. c 1600; This candidate relationship is offered on the basis of Harry Booyens excellent article Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen” 1
Mother-Candidate*Catharina NN b. c 1600; This candidate relationship is offered on the basis of Harry Booyens excellent article Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”1

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Last Edited27/08/2016
Birth*Jacob Cloete was born before 11 November 1630 in Ödt, Kurfürstentum Köln.1,2
 
BaptismJacob Cloete was baptized on 11 November 1630 at Katholisch Kirche, Ödt, Kurfürstentum Köln.3 
Marriage*He married Feigen Radergoertgens, daughter of Pn Radergoertgens, on 31 May 1650 at Ödt.4,5
 
Death*He died on 23 May 1693 at de Caep de Goede Hoop; he was murdered by deserters close to the castle.6
 

Family

Feigen Radergoertgens b. c 1628, d. 28 May 1665
Children
Arrival*Jacob Cloete arrived at the Cape on 7 August 1657 shortly before he is granted a vrijbrief in which he is said to be a cadet from Cologne. He does not appear in the ofgraaf- nor monsterrollen for 1656 or 1657. The 1657 monsterol was taken on 31 May 1657, viz. den laesten Maij 1657 — clearly placing his arrival at the Cape between 31 May 1657 and 10 August 1657. In this period, two vessels arrived ex-Patria at the Cape, the Maria from Vlie on 13 July, and the Verenigde Provincien on 7 August. The records reveal that one person left the Maria at the Cape. This was Cornelis Claasz, viz. Cornelis Claassen van Utrecht voor Bosscheieter anno 1657 pr. 't Jacht De Maria voor de Camer Amsterdam aangelant en primo October desselven jaars vrij geworden. Harry Booyens' conclusion Cloete arrived on the Maria therefor cannot be correct. Twelve left the Verenigde Provincien, and one of them was Cloete whose vrijbrief was granted three days later. The next month, on 16 August, Jacob Cloete's son Gerritt Cloete arrives on the Hasselt, viz. Gerrit Cloeten voor Jongen ende Camer Amsterdam anno 1657 met 't Jacht Hasselt aangelant ... the boy was just 6 years old.7,8,9,10 
Farm* On 10 October 1657 Jacob Cloete owned the farm on the Liesbeeck River.11 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.11 November 1630, the name of Jacob was written in the record as Jacobus Klauten.12
2 April 1651, the name of Jacob was written in the record as Jacobi Klauten.13
Baptisms - WitnessJacob Cloete and Feigen Radergoertgens and Dom:e Balthasar de Metre witnessed the baptism of Coenraad Janse Visser on 8 April 1663 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.14,15,16
NotesThe attached article about Jacob Cloete and Feigen Radergoertgens by Harry Booyens published in Familia Volume 46 2009 No. 1 is essential reading for any descendant of this couple.17
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 15 February 1658 Harmen Remajenne and Jan Martensz de Wacht were enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as Herman's Company and owners. Enumerated with them were Jacobi Klauten and Hans Cornelissen described as 'in their service.18'
In 1663 Jacob Cloete and Feigen Radergoertgens were enumerated in the muster roll, they were recorded with two knechts Hendrick Hagens and Albert Barends Gildenhuisz. I have assumed the first to be Hendrick Hagens who until 1662 was recorded as an adelborst [cadet or midshipman] and who re-enters the service of the company as an adelborst in 1664.19
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 10 August 1657, Jacob Cloete 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.7

Citations

  1. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", Familia (Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten) FAMILIA 46 (1) 2009 (2009): Jacobus Klauten [bapt] 11.11.1630, possibly the "Jacob Cloete" of the Cape. Hereinafter cited as "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”."
  2. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/burger/I200.html."
  3. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", Proceeding on the assumption that Jacob was likely to have married in the town in which he had been born, we find in the transcripts of the very same Oedt Catholic church books the following baptisms: "Jacobus Klauten [bapt] 11.11.1630", possibly the "Jacob Cloete" of the Cape.
  4. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", Jacob Klauten x Feigen Radergeortgens
    31 May 1650 Katholisch, Oedt, Rheinland, Preussen.
  5. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  6. [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.61; (Entrance in Journal of 23.5.1693: "Deesen avond tusschen 8 à 9 uuren is niet verre vant casteel en by't vleeschhuys vermoort Jacob Cloeten, corporaal in dienst der E. Compagnie, d'oudste van Comp's dienaaren als hebbende den grondslag deser colonie helpen leggen, en zynde geweest d'eerste vryman, dog naderhand wederom in Comp' s dienst gekeerd . . . men vond hem deerlyk mishandeld met drie houwen int hoofd en twee steken in de borst, alle vyf doodelyk, behalven nog 25 mindere quetsuuren, leggende in syn bloed gewenteld met zyn degen op syde en in de schcide, soodat hy verraderlyk aangetast most zyn, als hy anders nog rap ter been en soo dispoost als een jongman van 25 jaren en onverzaagt was."). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  7. [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.264. As above to:- Jacob Cloeten, of Cologne, cadet, d.d. 10th August, 1657.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  8. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 0871.1 from Vlie

    Number     0871.1
    Name of ship     MARIA
    Master     Bording, Klaas Fransz.
    Tonnage     120
    Type of ship     jacht
    Built     
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     10-04-1657
    Place of departure     Vlie
    Arrival at Cape     13-07-1657
    Departure from Cape     18-07-1658
    Date of arrival at destination     
    Place of arrival     
    Particulars     Remained for service at the Cape. From 10-09-1657 till 29-05-1658 to Angola. The ship departed from the Cape to Batavia with 35 men. It was laid up and sold at Batavia, 13-08-1669.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     38     0     1               
    Details of voyage 0873.8 from Wielingen to Batavia

    Number     0873.8
    Name of ship     VERENIGDE PROVINCIEN
    Master     Nesse, Andries v. after the Cape: Dalen, Pieter v.
    Tonnage     1100
    Type of ship     
    Built     1643
    Yard     Zeeland
    Chamber     Zeeland
    Date of departure     13-04-1657
    Place of departure     Wielingen
    Arrival at Cape     07-08-1657
    Departure from Cape     27-08-1657
    Date of arrival at destination     25-10-1657
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     The men who embarked at the Cape came from the HASSELT and the MARIA. The master, Andries van Nesse, was dismissed because of adultery with the wife of the onderkoopman. According to Van Riebeek, II, 153, the ship departed from the Wielingen with 263 men.
    Next homeward voyage     5465.8
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     276     7     12     50     7     200
    Soldiers                    32          124
    Passengers                    0          15
    Details of voyage 0870.1 from Vlie

    Number     0870.1
    Name of ship     HASSELT
    Master     Moker, Jakob Hendriksz.
    Tonnage     365
    Type of ship     pinas
    Built     1656
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     10-04-1657
    Place of departure     Vlie
    Arrival at Cape     16-08-1657
    Departure from Cape     
    Date of arrival at destination     
    Place of arrival     
    Particulars     Remained for service at the Cape, and probably sailed to Batavia later on. Sailing to Arakan in 1665/66 it was wrecked.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     152     1     49               
    Soldiers               32. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  9. [S836] Vrijboek 1681 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/). (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  10. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", All this would have taken considerably more than three days to achieve, making the Maria of 13 July 1657 his likely ship of arrival.
  11. [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 589. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  12. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", Jacobus Klauten [bapt] 11.11.1630.
  13. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", Father: Jacobi Klauten.
  14. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Den 8en do heeft Dome de Metre wederom een predikatie gedaen, ende gedoopt dese vier navolgende kinderen:
    ende een van Jan Coenraets Visscher vrij lantbouwer, en is genaemt Coenraet, de getuigen sijn Jacob Cloeten, vrij lantbouwer ende sijn huysvrouw., 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.).
  15. [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/).
  16. [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, Lorna:
    Coenraad is gedoop aan die Kaap deur Ds de Metre op 8.4.1663. Hy was die s/v Jan Coenraad Visser van Ommen en Margaretha Gerrits van Hardenberg. Hy trou 5.8.1685 met Catharina Everts van de Zee =2.7.1673 d/v Evert Cornelis en Maria Willems van Utrecht. Coenraad het op Veelverjaagd (Vlaggeberg), Stellenbosch geboer.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  17. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”."
  18. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.294.
  19. [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/) "Jacob Cloeten van Ceulen, lantbouwer
    geh. met Feytje Raderotjes van Oijt
    do knechts ". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  20. [S371] Website Rootsweb's World Connect (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com).
  21. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", Adelheidis Klauten Female [bapt] 28.2.1655. . . . The witnesses to this baptism are Petrus Sax en Agnes Klauten. It seems reasonable to conclude that the second witness was none other than Jacob’s younger sister “Nehssgen”.
  22. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  23. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao 1693
    Den 26 Dito (Julii)
    sijn in den huijweliijen staedt vereenigt Coenraedt Cloeten van de Caep jongh man, met Maritie Verschuijr jongedogter van de Caep, 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).
 

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