Hans Ras1

M, #6234, b. circa 1636, d. between March 1671 and April 1672

Copyright / Terms of Use Notice


The material on this website is subject to copyright.
Facts (names, dates, and places) are not copyright. You are free to transcribe them but not cut and paste into your data provided you use the correct attribution and citation.
I have created the narratives, sentences, and citations; they are copyright and may not be used.
You may not add them to your genealogy, your personal documents, your tree on Ancestry, nor in the data or profile sections on Geni, nor anywhere else.
Many of the images are also copyright. You may not copy them without the consent of the copyright holders.
You must use the correct attribution and citation, viz.: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. Here you add the page URL.

NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited02/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Hans was from Angeln and was perhaps born there circa 1636. Until the 19th century, the area belonged primarily to Denmark. But, in terms of ethnic and linguistic heritage, a mixed German/Danish population evolved. Denmark lost Schleswig to Austria and Prussia in 1864 as a result of the second war of Schleswig. In 1920, following Germany's defeat in World War I, a plebiscite was held to determine which areas should return to Danish control. As a result of the plebiscite, much of Schleswig returned to Denmark, but Angeln remained in Germany. [Wikipedia]2,3,4 
Marriage Bann*Marriage banns for Hans Ras and Catharina Ustings were published on 19 August 1662 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3 
Marriage*Hans Ras married Catharina Ustings on 3 September 1662 Cabo de Boa Esperança. Within hours of her marriage to Hans Ras, Trijn must have been wondering what she had let herself in for. On the wagon journey from Table Bay to Hans' farm on the Liesbeeck river at Rondebosch, the wagon drivers - Frans Gerrit of Uijthoorn and Thieleman Hendricksz, both drunk - tried to outrun each other with one wagon ultimately being forced off the track. In the ensuing argument about who was responsible Hendricksz', much to Ras' annoyance, resorted to foul language (scheltewoorden) and a fight broke out. Hendricksz stabbed Ras twice, breaking the blade of his knife in Ras' ribs in the second blow.5,2 
Death*Hans Ras died between March 1671 and April 1672, apparently from the lingering effects of an injury sustained in an attack by a lion early in 1671.2 

Family

Catharina Ustings b. c 1641, d. b 18 Aug 1708
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Between 19 August 1662 and 23 June 1669, the name of Hans was written in the record as Hans Rasch.6,7
Baptisms - WitnessHans Ras is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Hendrik Ras on 23 August 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Nicolaus Ras on 12 September 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Maria Ras on 23 June 1669 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Hans Ras on 25 June 1671 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
NotesIn 1664, Hans Ras and the other farmers along the Liesbeeck river were instructed to provide maintenance to the road between the area and the Fort (present day Main Road); Ras being given the additional responsibility of maintaining the bridge that spanned the river at his property. The bridge was described by Governor Wagenaer as "de brugh van Hans Ras".2
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 13 March 1658, Hans Ras 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 former soldier on Het Wapen van Holland.11
Crime and relatedIn July 1660, Hans Ras purchased stock directly from Hottentots, a practise outlawed by the VOC. In March 1667, he was again accused of doing so, but was acquitted.2
In 1661, Hans Ras , along with his friend Harman Ramajenne, was in trouble with the authorities for visiting female slaves at Bosheuwel. Margaret Cairns describes Ramajenne as a "somewhat unsatisfactory freeburger".2

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 21 Juni
    Een soontje van Hans Ras, en Trijn Ras syn huysvr' wiert genaamt Hans, tot getuygen stonden Hendrick Evertse smit en Lysbet Jansz.
    , 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. [S338] Margaret Cairns, "Tryn Ras", Familia (Tryn Ras) Vol. 15, 4, 1978, p.97-98; Vol 16, 1, 1979, p. 20-26; 2, 1979, p. 38-39, 41, 44-49 (1978-1979). Hereinafter cited as "Tryn Ras."
  3. [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) "Reference code: C. 2, pp. 283-284.
    Saterdag 19 Augusto 1662.

    Hans Ras van Angel jongman out 26 Jaren vrij lantbouwer alhier, sich in trouw-belofte hebbende begeven, met Catharina Ufftincx van Lubeeck weduwe out 21 jare, bescheijden geweest op het hier jongst aengewesen schip Hoff van Zeelandt, Ende dies te samen in Rade verscheenen, versoeckende omme met den anderen in den H. egten staet wettelijck te mogen werden bevestight, mitsgaders tot dien eijnde te vergunnen dat haer eerste geboth morgen na ’t sermoen mogte affgecondight worden, Soo is bij den Raedt (niet anders hebbende cunnen vernemen als dat beijde liber ende vrije personen waren, welcke met niemant ter werelt volgens haerluijden eijgen verclaringe onder presentatie van eede ijetwes dienaengaende uijtstaende hadden) goetgevonden dese luijden haer billick versoeck te consenteren, mitsgaders ten dien fine op morgen naer ’t eijndigen des Christelijcken sermoens, haer eerste affcundinge te laten doen, ende alsoo vervolgens alle Sondagen tot de derde incluijs, omme als dan naer de laetste affroepinge de solemnisatie wettelijcken te laten geschieden, ende met de trouw publyckelijck voort te varen.
    Aldus gedaen ende geresolveert in ’t Fort de Goede Hope, ten dage ende jare als boven.
    Z. W AGENAER.
    ROELOFF DE MAN.
    ABRAHAM GABBEMA. 1662.
    H. LACUS, Secrets. 1662.
    "
  4. [S428] Website Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angeln."
  5. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Reference code: C. 2, p. 290.

    Sondag den 3en September 1662.

    Naer 't eijndigen des Christelijcken sermoens desen voormiddagh sonder eenige de minste verhinderinge volgens Christelijck gebruijck de derde affroepinghe sijnde gepasseert, van de ondertrouwde personen hans ras van Angel Vrij lantbouwer alhier, ende Catharina Ufftincx van Lubeeck, ende ons niet voorgecomen wesende waerdoor deselve in haer voorneemen soude cunnen off mogen werden getardeert off beleth, Soo is bij den Raedt verstaen achtervolgende resolutie van den 19en des verleden maents Augustij de voirder solemnisatie van de trouw in den name des Heeren te laten voortgaen, ende ten dien eijnde oock goetgevonden, op dat alles wettelijck ende met goede ordre tot Godes meeste eere magh toegaen, de gemelte solemnisatie (alsoo geen predicant hebben) door den Secretaris van onsen Raedt, voor alle den volcken in openen raetcamer te laten bedienen, gelijck sulcx op dato na 't lesen des sermoens in den name des Heeren dan openbaer ende wettelyck geschiet ende g'effectueert is.

    Aldus gedaen ende geresolveert in 't Fort de Goede Hope ten dage ende jare als boven.
    Z. WAGENAER.
    ROELOFF DE MAN.
    ABRAHAM GABBEMA. 1662.
    HENDR. LACUS, Secrets."
  6. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Saterdag 19 Augusto 1662.
    Hans Ras van Angel jongman out 26 Jaren vrij lantbouwer alhier, sich in trouw-belofte hebbende begeven, met Catharina Ufftincx van Lubeeck weduwe out 21 jare."
  7. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [de]n selven dito (23 Junij)
    Een dochtercke van Hans Rasch en Catharijn Obstincks syn huijsvr' wiert genaemt Maryntje tot getuygen stonden Jochem Marquart en Catharijne Rosendal
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een zoon van Hans Ras en Catharina Ostinghs, genaamt Henrik, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  9. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [1666, Den 12 Sept:] Een soontie van Hans Ras en Tryntie wiert genaemt Nicolaus
    tot getuygen stonden Maiken Tielem[an] en Wouter Mostert, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [de]n selven dito (23 Junij) [1669]
    Een dochtercke van Hans Rasch en Catharijn Obstincks syn huijsvr' wiert genaemt Maryntje tot getuygen stonden Jochem Marquart en Catharijne Rosendal
    , 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  11. [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.266. Hans Ras, of Angel, ex-soldier of Het Wapen van Holland. Granted 13th March, 1658.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
 

Bookmark and Share