Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea

F, #6259, b. circa 1650
Mother*PN NN1,2

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Last Edited23/12/2016
Birth*Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea was born circa 1650.
 

Family

Child
  • Lijsbeth Jans+ b. b 2 Sep 1663; candidate relationship, offered with a view toward further discovery in the record.16
Duplicate?*It is possible that Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea and Christijn van Angola are the same individual. The daughter of Lijsbeth Jans, who is a strong candidate to be the daughter of Regina, is named as Regina Christina in the 1712 monsterrol (muster) and as Regina Kristina when she baptises her own daughter Katrina on 24 July 1712.3,4,5 
(Slave) ShipVoyage On 10 September 1657 the Hasselt departed the Cape (after an earlier false start) for Angola and the coast of 'Guinea' with orders to acquire slaves for the Cape. They had been deterred from attempting to purchase slaves at the bay of Luanda de St. Paulo by the presence of four other ships anchored there, and sailed on. They went first to Cape Lopez on the Gabonese coast for water and wood, and then proceeded to Andra, a slave-trading centre on the coast of upper Guinea. The vessel arrives at the Cape with 226 or 228 [different figures recorded contemporaneously] remaining from 271 originally embarked. Forty three or 45 died enroute and some women were already pregnant according to a later account. Eighty of the best 'Guinea' slaves were sent on to Batavia, and at the Cape a few abscond and many succomb to illness — by 5 March 1659 only 41 remain. The slaves had been purchased at what is now Grand Popo in present day Benin and would have come from as far afield as Sudan. The Hasslt arrived back at the Cape on 6 May 1658 and its slave cargo was discharged the following day. The following slaves would most likely have been among those who survived at the Cape: Abraham van Guinea, Adouke van Guinea, Anna van Guinea, Claas van Guinea, Deuxsous van Guinea, Evert van Guinea, Koddo van Guinea, Louis van Guinea, Maria van Guinea, Oude Hans van Guinea, Pieter van Guinea, Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea and Gegeima van Guinea.6,7 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea was also known as Regina van Guinea.8
1 October 1658, the name of Regina was written in the record as Tavina van Rapenberg.9
Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea was also known as Jajenne van Guinea.10
Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea was also known as Licinne van Rapenburg.
1682, the name of Regina was written in the record as Ticonne van Guinea.1,11
NotesAccording to fellow researcher, Mansell Upham, who is currently working on female African slaves brought to the Cape, Regina was embarked at Benin for the Cape. However, given that slaves were brought to Benin from as far afield as the Sudan, it will likely prove impossible to identify Regina's country of origin.12
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)1682 Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in, She is recorded as Ticonne van Guinea and sister of Anna van Guinea.13
Slave TransactionsOn 1 October 1658 Jan Bruijn van Madagascar, Judas de Wever, Sara de Waster, Pieter Pietersz and Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea were, along with any of their future offspring, put up as security in a skuldbrief by Leendert Cornelisz: in favour of the wife of the commander Maria de la Queillerie. This was for a loan of f 300 at ¾% per month. Cornelisz: as well as all his possessions, were included as security. The payment in the first month was excused, thereafter he was to make monthly payments until the original amount, plus interest, was repaid. Presumably he carried out the agreement, because the skuldbrief was cancelled on 12 November 1658.14,15

Citations

  1. [S845] Opgaafrol van burgers, 4036 VOC, 0035 GUINEA V VS EVERT 1113 8 2 2 19 3 1 K
    0036 GUINEA V VS TICONNE X 1 K
    0035BGUINEA V VS ANNA K
    0036BSUSTER V ANNA V GUINEA K; Algemene Rijksarchief, Den Haag, as transcribed by Hans Heese. Hereinafter cited as Opgaafrol Kaap 1682. My thanks to Hans Heese for sharing his transcription of this opgaaf.
  2. [S658] Mansell Upham 'Made or Marred by Time - the Other Armozijn & two enslaved Arabian 'princesses' at the Cape of Good Hope (1656)', 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), March 2012. "Regina van Guinea and Anna were sisters."
  3. [S658] Mansell Upham 'UL03 Made or Marred by Time', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Endnote 152: ...she appears to be same person as Christina (Christijn) [sic] van Angola [sic?] whom Van Riebeeck sold (20 April 1662) to Elbert Dircksz: Diemer (from Emmerich)."
  4. [S706] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1712 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/), "Jacobus van Eede & Regina Christina van Arensdorp."
  5. [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, Katrina, d'Vader Jacobus van Eden, Moeder Regina Kristina, getuygen Hendrik Loots met Lijsbeth Jansen, 24 July 1712.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  6. [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', 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), August 2014. "pp. 5, 22-27."
  7. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), pp.10, 12. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  8. [S356] E-mails from Mansell Upham (e-mail address) to Delia Robertson, 2000 to 2008 (Personal Library, Email Upham) "The Guinea slave Regina and Anna were sisters."
  9. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 1.10.1658 CTD I, p.110
    Leendert Cornelisz van Sevenhuijsen, … en slavinne … Tavina van Rapenburg …. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  10. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125: 18.9.1659, I p. 127: "Oude Hans and Jajenne" both from Guinea, belonging to Jan van Riebeeck, are exchanged by him for Jackie Joy and Jan Meeuw from Angola, respectively 12 and 13 years old, who had been the property of Thomas Muller and Jochem Elbertsz.
  11. [S658] Mansell Upham 'UL03 Made or Marred by Time', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713),.
  12. [S356] E-mails from Mansell Upham to Delia Robertson, 2000 to 2008.
  13. [S845] Opgaafrol Kaap 1682, Den Haag, 0035 GUINEA V VS EVERT 1113 8 2 2 19 3 1 K [i.e. Cape District]
    0036 GUINEA V VS TICONNE X 1 K [i.e. Cape District]
    0035BGUINEA V VS ANNA K [i.e. Cape District]
    0036BSUSTER V ANNA V GUINEA K[i.e. Cape District], as transcribed by Hans Heese. My thanks to Hans Heese for sharing his transcription of this opgaaf.
  14. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 1.10.1658 CTD I, p.110
    Leendert Cornelisz van Sevenhuijsen, vryburger en houtsaer, skuld Maria de la Quellerije, huisvrou van kommandeur Jan van Riebeecq, bedrag van f 300 wat hy van haar geleen het teen drie-kwart persent per maand, die eerste maand verskoon. Hy beloof om maandeliks te betaal tot die volle bedrag en rente betaal is, en stel as pand homself en al sy besittings, veral sy slawe en slavinne Jan Bruijns, Judas de Wever, Sara de Waster, Tavina van Rapenburg en Pieter Pietersz mel hulle kinders en nog te verwekte kinders. [Kantnota: Op 12. 11.1685 gerojeer.]
  15. [S810] Mansell Upham 'UL 20 At Earth's Extremest End…', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Pieter Pietersz: van Guinea aka Pieter Rob appears to be purchased by Thomas Christoffel Muller (from Leipzig) who in turn sells him (12 March 1668) to Hendrik Snijer."
  16. [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. "Lijsbeth Jans: van de Caep halfslag likely daughter of Regina / Tavina van Rapenberg / Licinne / Ticonne van Guinea born c. 1662 Cape mesties; baptized 1663 [?]."
 

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