Thieleman Hendriks

M, #5718, b. circa 1632, d. before 25 July 1673

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited01/04/2019
BirthOrigin*Thieleman was from Utrecht and was perhaps born there circa 1632. He was said to be 27 years old in 1659.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Mayken Hendriks van den Berg on 31 August 1659 de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5,6,7,2
EngagementHe and Mayken Hendriks van den Berg were engaged on 16 August 1659 de Caep de Goede Hoop.8 
Death*He died before 25 July 1673 Moordkuil.9,10
 

Family

Mayken Hendriks van den Berg b. c 1625
Child
Misc*Wine, bartered in contravention of a placaat, was seized by the fiscal from Thieleman Hendriks on 16 June 1663 Uitwijck.11 
Misc*Thieleman Hendriks requested the Council of Justice to relax the punishment imposed on his wife, Mayken Hendriks van den Berg , which had restricted her movement around the castle for three years. She had been found guilty of stealing sheep and incitement to desertion. His request was granted on 13 April 1672.12
Names in the record, in publications, etc.22 November 1663, the name of Thieleman was written in the record as Thielman Hendricx.13
Baptisms - WitnessThieleman Hendriks and Catharin Roosendaal witnessed the baptism of Gerthruij Israels on 22 November 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusThieleman Hendriks became a burgher on 1 November 1658, 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.15
On 1 November 1658, Thieleman Hendriks 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 cadet in the Fort.16
On 15 December 1661, Thieleman Hendriks 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 free agriculturist.17
Slave TransactionsOn 19 March 1671 Anthoni van Macassar was sold by Jacob Granaat to Thielman Hendricx, for Rds. 45.18,19
Company Journal22 November 1663 Zacharias Wagenaer noted in his journal: This morning we were told that our interpretess Krotoa of the Goringhaicona who had disappeared last Friday with both her children, without saying a word, was staying in the country with a freeman named an unknown person , whose house is situated right in the way leading to the aforesaid Hottentoos; but as her brother-in-law, Oedasoa, takes little interest in her (as it is said) we doubt whether we shall fetch her back, or leave her there, as this lewd vixen (die lichtvaerdige prije) has often played us this trick, throwing aside her clean and neat clothes, and instead, using stinking old cattle hides, just like all other dirty Hottentoo women do.13

Citations

  1. [S572] Resolutions of the Council of Policy of the Cape of Good Hope, 16 August 1659, C.2, 44-45., C., 1652-1795, TANAP (www.tanap.net), Tielman Hendricxz van Uijtrecht jonghman out 27 jaren, . . .. Hereinafter cited as "Resolutions 16 August 1659."
  2. [S152] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 3 H-I (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), p.303. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 3 H-I.
  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. [S573] Resolutions of the Council of Policy of the Cape of Good Hope, 31 August 1659, C.2, 54, C., 1652-1795, TANAP (www.tanap.net), Reference code: C. 2, p. 54.

    Sondagh den 31en Augustij ao. 1659.

    Na 't eijndigen des sermoens desen voormiddagh sonder eenige de minste verhinderinge volgens Cristelijck gebruijck de derde affroepinge sijnde gepasseert van de ondertroude persoonen tielman Hendricxsz van Uijtrecht ende Maeijken Hendricksz van den Berch geboortigh van Cooltiens Plaet, ende ons niet voorgecomen wesende waerdoor deselve in haerer voornemen souden cunnen ofte mogen werden geretardeert ofte belet, Soo is bij den Raedt verstaen, achtervolgende de resolutie van den 16en deser, de vordere solemnisatie van de trou in de Name des Heeren te laten voortgaen ende ten dien eijnde oock goedtgevonden opdat alles wettelijck ende met goede ordre tot Godes meeste eere mochte toegaen, de gemelte solemnisatie (alsoo geen predicandt hebben) door den Secretaris van onsen Raedt voor allen den volcke in openen raedtcamere te laten bedienen gelijck sulcx op dato na 't lesen des Christeljken sermoens in de Name des Heeren dan openbaer ende wettelijck geschiedt ende g'effecteert is.

    Aldus gedaen ende geresolveert in 't Fort de Goede Hope datum ut supra.. Hereinafter cited as "Resolutions 31 August 1659."
  5. [S572] Resolutions 16 August 1659, C.2, 44-45., C., 1652-1795, TANAP (www.tanap.net), Tielman Hendricxz van Uijtrecht jonghman out 27 jaren, vrij bouknecht van d' heer Commandr. Jan van Riebeeck, sich in troubelofte hebbende begeven met Maijken Hendricx van den Berch geboortich van Cooltiens Plaet, out 34 jaren, weduwe van Jacob Teunisz van Cooltjens Plaet, gewesen vrijborger alhier aen Cabo de Boa Esperance, welcke versoeckende omme metten anderen in den H. echten staet wettelijck te mogen worden bevesticht; mitsgaders tot dien eijnde te vergunnen dat haer eerste gebodt morgen na 't sermoen mochte affgecundicht worden,.
  6. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', 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), January 2012. "Den 30:en augustij a:o 1659 is getrout alhier voor den raet, Tielman Heindricx geboortigh van Uijtrecht, met Maijken Heindricx vanden Berch, geboortigh van Cooltjens Plaet weduwe van Jacob Theunisse, van Cooltjens Plaet gewesen vrijburger alhier, Godt de Heere gelieve deselvs te zegenen."
  7. [S33] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families I A-K (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), Page 304. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families I A-K.
  8. [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) "Saterdagh den 16en Angustij ao. 1659.
    … Tielman Hendricxz van Uijtrecht jonghman out 27 jaren, vrij bouknecht van d' heer Commandr. Jan van Riebeeck, sich in troubelofte hebbende begeven met Maijken Hendricx van den Berch geboortich van Cooltiens Plaet, out 34 jaren, weduwe van Jacob Teunisz van Cooltjens Plaet, gewesen vrijborger alhier aen Cabo de Boa Esperance, welcke versoeckende omme metten anderen in den H. echten staet wettelijck te mogen worden bevesticht; mitsgaders tot dien eijnde te vergunnen dat haer eerste gebodt morgen na 't sermoen mochte affgecundicht worden
    ..."
  9. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713),.
  10. [S664] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1902), p.140. 1673 June 29th. - Some Hottentoos of Gounema's tribe reported to various freemen here that Gounema had surrounded somewhere on a point of land, whence they could neither retire nor advance, eight of our burghers, who, without permission, had gone up to shoot some lage game for the needs of their families. His object was to cut them off from all supplies, except what they had with them, that they might perish in consequence, but as this rumour seems to be rather untruthful, it was accepted as false.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1671-1674, 1676.
  11. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1901), [1663] June 16th. Fiscal Lacus seizes 4 half aums of Batavia arrack at Uitwyk at the house of the freeman and tapper Thielman Hendriksz: They were the remainder of 11, smuggled in through the Salt River and bartered for sheep from a certain skipper on board one of the return ships. Such smuggling is strictly prohibited by placcaat.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  12. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Resolution of 13 April 1672."
  13. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  14. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 22 nov 1665 is gedoopt een dogter van [Jan] Israels by Heltjen Redogs, is genaamt Gerthru[ij] ald getuigen Tielleman Hendrikze met Catharin at an unknown age Roosendaal, 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. [S356] E-mails from Mansell Upham (e-mail address) to Delia Robertson, 2000 to 2008 (Personal Library, Email Upham) "1 November 1658: Tielman Hendricxze (from Utrecht) cadet at Fort granted Free Letter [Note: not mentioned in muster roll (15 February 1658): did he arrive after this date but before November?]."
  16. [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.267. Tielman Hendricxze, of Utrecht, cadet at the Fort. Granted 1st November, 1658.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  17. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.271. Thielman Hendricx, of Utrecht, free agriculturist. Granted 15th December, 1661.
  18. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 129: 19.3.1671, IV, pp. 33-34: Anthoni from Macassar (12), sold by fiscal Jacob Granaat to Tielman Hendricksz for Rds. 45.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  19. [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): 19.3.1671     [Verlore]
    Jacob Granaat, fiskaal verkoop aan Tielmans Hendricksz die slaaf Anthoni van Macassar, 12 jaar oud, vir 45 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  20. [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), [1660] July 18th (Sunday). Fine weather. Westerly breeze, with rain in the afternoon. The freemen's boat returns from Dassen Island, and Het Schtipenjachtjen from Robben Island. The latter brought some sheep manure for 'the gardens here.

    After the sermon a child of the free agriculturist, Thielman Hendricxs, was baptized by the aforesaid minister, and named Jannetgen.. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol III 1659-1662.
 

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