Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck

M, #6531, b. 21 April 1619, d. 18 January 1677
Jan van Riebeeck
Father*Anthony Janszoon van Riebeeck1 b. 1589, d. 1639
Mother*Lijsbet Govertsdocter van Gaesbeeck1 b. 1599, d. 1629

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Birth*Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was born on 21 April 1619 in Culemborg, Nederland.1,2
 
Marriage*He married Maria de la Queillerie on 28 March 1649 at Schiedam, The Netherlands.3
 
Death*He died on 18 January 1677 at Batavia, Java, Indonesia, , at age 57.1,4
 

Family

Maria de la Queillerie b. 28 Oct 1629, d. 2 Nov 1664
Children
(Commander) ShipVoyage On 24 December 1651 the Drommedaris and the other ships of the fleet, Goede Hoope and Reijger departed Texel under the overall command of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 6 April 1652. Among those on board the Drommedaris were Maria de la Queillerie, Elisabet van Opdorp, Sebastiana van Opdorp, Willem Barentsz: Wilant, Hendrick Hendricksz Boom and Anna Joris.5,6,7 
(Owner) ShipVoyage In November 1654 the Tulp departed Madagascar enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 December 1654. Among those on board were the slaves Eva van Madagascar, Jan Bruijn van Madagascar, Anthonij van Madagascar and Meijndert van Antongil, the last being the personal slave of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.8,9 
(Official) LandGrant On 14 April 1657, Harmen Remajenne, Warnar Cornelisz:, Jan Martensz de Wacht and Hans Pietersz: Faesbenger were granted land 160 by 200 roods. The grant was signed by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.10 
(Official) LandGrant On 15 April 1657, Jan Reijniersz and Wouter Mostert were were granted land 100 by 200 roods. The grant was signed by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.11 
(Appointor) Appointment On 17 April 1658 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck appointed Pieter van der Stael teacher to the Company owned slaves - he was required to teach them Dutch, and Christian prayers.12 
(Witness) Misc On 19 December 1660 at de Caep de Goede Hoop Barend Waendersz was asked by an unknown person if he had been intimate with any female slaves who were consequently with child. At first he denied it, but when Van Riebeeck assured him it was to the benefit of the Company, he acknowledged that it was indeed the case. The child[ren] was/were not identified.5 
Letter* On 9 April 1662 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck wrote to the Amsterdam Chamber. ...And in order fully to reply to everything contained in your letter of the 19th September, 1661, and the despatch of the 17, dated the 23rd August last, we may mention that for the present we have debited Jan Coenraad Visser for the ƒ25 advanced to his wife by vour Chamber, that he may afterwards pay it off with grain, which is as easy as it is pleasant to him, as cash as yet but little overflows him.13 
Employment* On 6 May 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer becomes commander at de Caep de Goede Hoop following the departure of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.14 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.30 December 1651, the name of Johan was written in the record as Johan van Riebeeck.15
3 June 1653, the name of Johan was written in the record as Jan van Riebeeck.15
NotesBetween 26 July 1649 and May 1662 Jan van Riebeeck wrote letters and the Company journal about the Cape. However to avoid clogging up his page, while still allowing me to link to the individuals named in the letters and journal, I created pages specifically for this purpose. This is the first volume, which is Company Journal van Riebeeck 1651 to 1655.

Between 26 July 1649 and May 1662 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck wrote letters and the Company journal about the Cape. However to avoid clogging up his page, while still allowing me to link to the individuals named in the letters and journal, I created pages specifically for this purpose. This is the second volume, which is Company Journal van Riebeeck 1656 to 1658.
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, as commander.16
On 31 May 1657 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, as the commander earning f 130 per month.17
On 31 May 1657 Maria de la Queillerie enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of the commander, Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, along with their three children, who would have included their two oldest sons Lambertus van Riebeeck and Abraham van Riebeeck. Their daughter, Maria van Riebeeck, was born 17 days after this muster, and given that 3 children were mentioned, I wonder whether it was finalised after her birth. They were recorded with his personal female slaves from Batavia.18
On 15 February 1658 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as Jan van Riebeeck, of Cuylenburgh, commander.19
On 15 February 1658 Maria de la Queillerie was enumerated in the muster roll, among the women and children as the wife of the commander, Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, along with their three children, Lambertus van Riebeeck, Abraham van Riebeeck and Maria van Riebeeck. They were recorded with three personal slaves, most likely Meijndert van Antongil, Eva van Madagascar and Lysbeth van Bengale.20
On 5 March 1659 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded 'of Cuylenburgh', commander.21
In 1660 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as of Cuylenburgh, commander.22
On 1 March 1661 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Cuylenburgh, commander.23
On 1 April 1662 Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Cuylenburgh, commander.24
Slave BirthsBetween February 1659 and 25 August 1661, Jan Dircksz van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck de Caep de Goede Hoop, the 'Guinea' slaves arrived in May 1658 - so this child must have been born sometime between early 1659 and August 1661 when he was sold away from his mother.25,26
Between February 1659 and 25 September 1661, Marij van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck de Caep de Goede Hoop, the 'Guinea' slaves arrived in May 1658 - so this child must have been born sometime between early 1659 and August 1661 when she was sold away from her mother. She was said to be ongeveer 5 jaar oud on 6 April 1666.27
Before 18 July 1660, Margaretha Jans van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck de Caep de Goede Hoop.28,29
Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck most likely owned Anna de Coningh who was born in bondage, circa 1661, de Caep de Goede Hoop.30
Slave TransactionsAfter 21 February 1657 Lysbeth van Bengale was sold by Rear-Admiral Pieter Kemp to Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck de Caep de Goede Hoop.31,32
Between 21 February 1657 and 18 September 1659 Angela van Bengale was sold by Rear-Admiral Pieter Kemp to Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck de Caep de Goede Hoop.33,34
On 1 April 1659 Evert van Guinea was sold by Casper Brinckman to Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, no amount was specified.35
On 18 September 1659 Oude Hans van Guinea and Gegeima van Guinea were given by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Jochum Elbertsz:, Thomas Christoffel Müller and Gerrit Harmens in exchange for Jackie Joy van Angola and Jan Meeuw van Angola.36,37
On 25 August 1661 Jan Dircksz van de Caep was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Abraham Gabbema de Caep de Goede Hoop, he would have been less than 3 years old and was sold away from his mother Anna van Guinea and his father Dirk van Guinea.26,38,39
On 28 September 1661 Marij van de Caep was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Abraham Gabbema de Caep de Goede Hoop, she would have been less than 3 years old and was sold away from her mother Christijn van Angola and her father Deuxsous van Guinea.40,41
Circa 1662 Claes Kelder van Angola and Anna van Guinea were sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Hendrick Hendricksz Boom de Caep de Goede Hoop.42
Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck sold Ouwe Jan van Angola and Francyn van Angola to the Company circa 1662 de Caep de Goede Hoop.43
Circa 1662 Marij Pekenijn van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Steven Jansz Botma de Caep de Goede Hoop.43
On 19 April 1662 Angela van Bengale was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema de Caep de Goede Hoop.44,45,46
Thomas Keuken van Angola, Domingo van Angola, Maaij Claesje van Angola and Jan Meeuw van Angola were sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Roeloff de Man and Abraham Gabbema on 20 April 1662 Cabo de Goede Hoop.47,48,49
On 22 April 1662 Isabel van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Hendrik van Seurwaarden de Caep de Goede Hoop.50,51
On 22 April 1662 Christijn van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Elbert Diemer de Caep de Goede Hoop.52,53
On 1 May 1662 Jackie Joy van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Roeloff de Man.54,55
Circa 7 May 1662 Marij van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Zacharias Wagenaer de Caep de Goede Hoop.43
Circa 7 May 1662 Matthijs van Coromandel was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Maria de Bucquoij de Caep de Goede Hoop.56
Slave EmancipationsOn 22 August 1659 Evert van Guinea was emancipated by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, as a reward for revealing the location of the runaway Guinea slaves.57,43
Slaves owned by individualsMaria da Costa van Bengale was a slave from the Coromandel Coast, enslaved circa 1650 and brought to Batavia, where, in 1655, she was purchased on behalf of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck by Jacob Reijniers and sent to the Cape as personal slave to the commander.58
On 12 December 1654 Eva van Madagascar was a slave from Madagascar, where she had been purchased from the King of Antongil for Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck by Frederick Verburgh and brought to at de Caep de Goede Hoop as Van Riebeeck's personal slave.59
On 12 December 1654 Meijndert van Antongil was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.60
After 28 March 1658 Maaij Claesje van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.61
After 28 March 1658 Christijn van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.62
After 28 March 1658 Domingo van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.61
After 6 May 1658 Anna van Guinea was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.63
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Marij van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.61
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Oude Hans van Guinea and Gegeima van Guinea were owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.64
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Claes Kelder van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.61
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Dirk van Guinea and Deuxsous van Guinea were owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.65
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Mathijs van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.61
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Ouwe Jan van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.61
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Francyn van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.61
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Isabel van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.66
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Thomas Keuken van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.67
Between 6 May 1658 and 18 September 1659 Marij Pekenijn van Angola was owned by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.68
Property TransactionsOn 30 August 1659 Jan Reijniersz, in deep financial stress due to heavy debt sells to Jan van Riebeeck, 16.666 morgen of land as stipulated in his Land Grant of 15 April 1657 on which there was now a derelict house, erwe, kraal, and damaged farm implements. The land and house was located at the voet of pas between False Bay and the Table Bay harbour, east of Windberg [Wynberg?] to the east the fresh water river Liesbeecw, to the west the hereweg [main road], to the south Hendrick Hendricksz Boom's developed land, and to the north the Company's wild and undeveloped land. He was paid f 525.3.6 in cash which went toward unpaid taxes and debt, except for f 125 in half compensation for two unnamed absconded slaves, and one unnamed deceased female slave, as well as f 100 for a female Angola slave, presumably Isabella van Angola, for whom he was still indebted to the Company in the sum of f 225 - this amount also included 2 sheep and some of the implements/tools. This slave was given to his wife to help him build up again. The transaction also included his cattle and sheep stolen by the Hottentotte. He had owned the property in partnership with Wouter Mostert, but in a transaction on the same date, the latter's half-share was been sold to Cornelis Claasz who, on the 16th of the following month sold it to Jan van Riebeeck.69
Company JournalOn 8 November 1653 in the Company Journal, as translated: The same threatening destruction to everything. Jacob Reijniers: to marry Elisabet van Opdorp, niece and ward of Jan van Riebeeck, the first notice to be given in church to-morrow. The ceremony to be performed by the bookkeeper Frederick Verburgh, as by Resolution specially taken.70
On 20 December 1653 in the Company Journal, as translated: Riebeeck and Reijniers escorted by 20 men proceed to the forest to inspect, &c., and see whether it were possible to reach the Saldanhars. About 1½ mile from the fort from the side of the mountain we saw half-a-mile from us various troops of natives, to whom we at once went, leaving the soldiers behind us within musket range, and taking three or four secretly armed with pistols with us, and also the drummer, who was sent in advance to tell them that the captain was there himself. Having given his message, and the natives finding that we had left the armed men behind, awaited about 12 or 13 of them our coming, but as we approached, and the soldiers imperceptibly almost did the same, they sometimes, some of them, got up and ran away as hard as they could through abject fear, and even after returning, repeating it 10 or 12 times, until we left four more behind and the three of us approached. Ten of them then kept their ground, though shaking with fear; the rest stood at a safe distance, seeing how matters would end. When we came up they recognized the Commander, shook hands with him, and, as a strange sign of good feeling and friendship, took him round the neck, the Commander not being backward in his gesticulations for the same purpose. At once the bags were opened, and they were treated well with bread, arrack, wine, tobacco and pipes. Made us understand that they were greatly dissatisfied with Herry's doings, and had given him a good thrashing, &c. Seemed to be favourably disposed, and we at last succeeded in getting them with one cow to the fort, but they stopped more than 50 times on the road, afraid of proceeding, and begging us to bring the copper to them in the fields. We, on the other hand, encouraged them the best way we could, assuring them of good treatment at the fort. At last they ventured, and we, taking them by the hand, and dancing, jumping and singing, entered the fortress with them, where we filled them well with tobacco, arrack and food, besides performing various tricks which pleased them well and caused a new alliance with them, to further which we bought a cow from them for double the amount generally paid.71
On 17 August 1655 in the Company Journal, as translated: Sent the smack with the wood to Robben Island. The hunters report that the Capemen were hurriedly leaving, taking their course towards Saldanha Bay. They were followed by 20 others here, who daily fetched fuel for the cooks, but ran away as if they were hunted with fire and sword, throwing down their loads of wood. Only Herry and a few women and children remained. Herry had told them that he was angry with them and they must leave, as they would sell no cattle and only wished to fetch wood and fill their stomachs with rice, &c., which his own people could do very well without their assistance, &c. Whether they have treason on hand or are afraid of the Saldanhars expected here according to Herry, in large numbers in summer, it is difficult say. Have to be careful and send more men with the cattle, now numbering about 100. Herry calling us outside, showed us the road taken by the Capemen, which agrees with the report of the hunters. He again pointed to the mountains eastward, and said that beyond them there were many natives with much cattle, and that he was desirous of going thither in 5 or 6 days' time, requesting some copper to buy cattle for us, leaving his own behind as some security; told him to tell us when he was ready, &c. This flight of the Capemen is most inconvenient for the men, who have to work and keep watch, nobody excepted. Catechist (Bernert Willemsz Wilant), barber (unidentified) and Commander (Jan van Riebeeck) have to go about armed to see whether there is no conspiracy or secret gathering of the natives. All the dwellings in the fort are provided with firearms. The fort not to be easily taken, but the men being so scattered during the day, a great massacre might take place. The woodmen returning in the evening likewise reported the sudden departure of the Capemen.72
On 22 September 1655 in the Company Journal, as translated: Commander (Jan van Riebeeck) revisits the Island and finds it capable of providing for some cows; returns to Table Bay, finds everything as he had left it. Some of Herry's friends return to the fort, stating that the expedition had already proceeded so far that they can no longer see Table Mountain and were determined to go further to get as much cattle as possible. Corporal (Willem Muller), according to the Hottentoos, writing very much.73
On on 3 October 1655, Company Journal Willem Muller (as translated): Preparing to leave; Herry told us that if we returned, no cattle would any more be obtained at the fort, and he would not dare to show his face there again, or go on board to drink Spanish wine and fetch bread. Was prepared to take the copper with him and bring back lots of cattle. “Commander (Jan van Riebeeck), would then say that's proper. Herry come here, and eat Dutch cheese and butter and drink Spanish wine, and I will have a house, built for you, and to-morrow we go on board for wine and bread, but if you are determined to take the copper, give my knife to the Captain, but leave the white ox, as the Captain has other cattle for us at the Cape.” We rather feared, not knowing what to do when he gave us the knife; decided at last to let him have the copper according to orders when we left. Parted amicably from him and took our grey ox with us, with his permission, as he could not get it to go with him. Returned to the foot of the mountain, which we had crossed the 30th September. The weakness in our joints departed; the cause we do not know.74
On 17 December 1655 in the Company Journal, as translated: Sloop to take 50 sheep to Robben Island, and then to proceed to Dassen Island with Commander's (Jan van Riebeeck) letter to Woutersen. Obtained only four sheep; natives promise to bring more. Woodmen report that the Hottentoos had already crossed the mountains, and Herry likewise. One of the English merchants lands, and asks to be immediately supplied with some cattle for the crew, as in consequence of their long and painful voyage they would, unless supplied here, run short of provisions. Offered to pay what we asked. Told them civilly that we had given them from the gardens as much as they wanted every day, and also two head of cattle and four sheep, with which they were better supplied as a small crew pro rata than our ships with their large numbers of men. They replied that every day we obtained much cattle, but we answered that between now and March about 40 large ships were expected, which had to be provided for, and if each one only got six beasts, then 240 would be required, a number which we did not yet possess; that such a proportion of fresh provisions was little enough for the large number of men on board the Company's ships; and that we had given them meat in the same proportion in which our own crews received it, but to show our good feeling we would give them another animal and four sheep, with the request not to ask us for more; garden produce we would give them as much as they liked, as we were, thank God, abundantly supplied Made them understand that what we gave them we took from our own ships, &c.75
On 10 January 1656 in the Company Journal, as translated: Weather as yesterday. Herry arrived this morning at the fort with one of his wives, but loitered outside the bridge until he was unexpectedly confronted by the Commander, proceeding to the gardens. He was kindly asked where he had been so long, and replied that he had remained at a distance because the Commander (Jan van Riebeeck), had so much cattle, and there was not sufficient pasture, but when the grass grew again he would come with his all to the fort. He was shaking with fear all the time, and could hardly speak. Everything was done to give him courage. At noon he was fed from the Commander's table and given some wine, whilst pleasant conversations were held with him to remove his fears. We felt however that he was suspecting us, caused by the hatred of the men of the garrison, in consequence of his treachery, and who threatened to kill him. He complained of this to the Commander, and said that if the latter left, he would not dare to come to the Fort. He was told not to mind the men, as he saw that the Commander liked him. This made him more at ease, though the Commander hardly dared to look up or speak to anyone, as he at once supposed that he spoke about him. It was therefore difficult to manage him with his restless conscience.
     Those of the forest reported that he was encamped in 7 huts at the foot of the mountain below the forest, having with him a good number of cows and sheep. Last night he had asked them in the forest for English tobacco, but was told that they had none, but only two strong English dogs and fire-arms. He said nothing and went away.
     He wished, at dinner, to advise us to protect our cattle with 30 or 40 soldiers against the Saldanhars, as 10 of the latter were supposed, with their assegais, to be able to overpower one of our men. They could muster in great force, but not we, unless ships were in the bay; so that they would take us unawares when at our weakest. Though it is necessary to be on our guard, we consider his statement entirely false, as the fuel-carriers, Caapmen and others, have often told us that he has many times endeavoured to persuade them to assist him again to steal our cattle. He likewise still retains the animals procured with the Company's copper, which he professes to have been stolen from him. Payment must be made however in time. Our cattle now guarded by 13 or 14 sturdy soldiers, and, when we see many natives in the neighbourhood, by 20 to 25 men.
     Herry requested to sleep in the fort, not being willing to trust himself in the company of the Caapmen. The latter are strongly prejudicing us against him, saying that he will do his best to make some more profit for himself out of the Company's cattle, as soon as he has the chance.
     At night, strong wind from S.S.E.76
On 12 January 1656 in the Company Journal, as translated: Fine weather. Herry took careful notes of the walls of the fort and the cattle kraals; he was allowed to do so, but carefully watched. At table he stated, on being asked what he thought of the works, that the Saldanhars could easily take the cattle from the kraal at night (every one having 12 assegays) by cutting the cord with which the gate is fastened: but he did not know and was not told that at night the gate was closed with a good lock. In the meantime the hunters were ordered to go to Herry's camp and see how things were there. Whilst still at table 3 or 4 Hottentoos came to tell Herry to return home at once, as swarms of bees had come into his camp, greatly troubling the inmates and cattle, so that they would be obliged to move, &c. Herry then left, taking all the fuel carriers, &c., with him, so that not one Hottentoo remained with us. The story of the bees was false, the hunters having found at Herry’s camp only the stout Captain of the Caapmen with 2 wives and 150 cattle without even a herd; on their return many Hottentoos, walking briskly, had passed them about a musket shot distance, and going in the direction of Herry's camp. As at present only Herry's people and the Caapmen are here, and our fuel carriers have left in the same manner as when the cattle were stolen, we carefully watched Herry, and therefore have sent out scouts to see what is going on, whilst the guns on the fort are loaded with grape, especially those near the kraal. The guards are also strengthened and the rounds are made oftener. On their return the soldiers reported that they had found Herry with 20 men in his five huts, eating thick milk and unarmed; their arms they hide in the bushes; his cattle numbered about 100 large and 200 small. All this the rascal procured with the copper of the Company, which he pretended he had been robbed of. A certain girl, called by us Eva, (living in the house of the Commander (Jan van Riebeeck), properly clothed, and in that way already able to converse in Dutch) had told our people that Herry intended to pitch his tents nearer to the fort. Of our fuel carriers not more than 2 or 3 were with him; all had joined the Caapmen, making us fear that the cattle is in danger, for the chief of the Caapmen was also in Herry's huts, with not more than 2 or 3 women and only a few children. Strong N.W. wind and clear sky.77
On 22 June 1656 in the Company Journal, as translated: New moon. Same weather. The Caapmen stole during the night 12 hides. Sergeant sent to Herry to inform him. Skins at once produced, but already cut up. Herry ordered to appear with the thieves, before the Commander (Jan van Riebeeck), that they might be punished according to agreement. Herry came and said that the thieves had escaped; he wished that the matter might be overlooked this time, promising that he would take care that we would not be robbed in future. Not to cause unpleasantness and seem to be too severe, the matter was left in abeyance.78
On 19 July 1656 in the Company Journal, as translated: Same weather. The road makers sent out yesterday to repair the road to the forest, report that about ½ league on this side of the forest the mountain stream had uprooted and carried down a large number of trees. The Commander (Jan van Riebeeck) went to see whether they could be used for timber. He found a cutting about 50 feet in the bare rock from the mountains and the wood washed down in large quantities, with rocks which had uprooted trees as long as masts. They were, however, only fit for fuel. They might easily be brought to the fort – if we only had horses – our greatest want. Fuel greatly wanted, and we are compelled to employ the Hottentoos for the purpose. With wagons and horses we would have enough firewood, and be enabled to prepare lands for corn in order to supply ourselves.
     Eertman Gleuge of Straalsont, was this morning confined for stealing a popgun from the armoury. Having been allowed by the gunner to ease himself, he ran away.79
On 17 June 1657 in the Company Journal, as translated: (Sunday). Dirty, rainy and changing weather...Riebeeck's (Jan van Riebeeck) wife (Maria de la Queillerie), confined of a daughter (Maria van Riebeeck.)80

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    Name of ship     DROMEDARIS
    Master     Koning, David
    Tonnage     560
    Type of ship     jacht
    Built     
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     24-12-1651
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     06-04-1652
    Departure from Cape     25-05-1652
    Date of arrival at destination     22-07-1652
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     With van Riebeek on board. The ship was laid up in 1661."
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    Anthonij Malagasy slave (disappears 12 March 1655)."
  9. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui61.htm), 16 November 2014, "12 December 1654: Tulp brings 4 slaves purchased on Madagascar
    Eva van Madagascar & son Jan Bruijn;
    Anthonij van Madagascar
    (disappears 12 March 1655)
    Meinjdert van Antongil.
    [private slave of Jan van Riebeeck]"
  10. [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.263. The Commander, &o., grant to
    Harmen Remajenne, Jan Martensz: de Wacht, of Vrieslant, Warner Cornelisz:, of Nunspeet, Hans Pietersz: Faesbenger, of Hoven, a plot of land under the afore-mentioned conditions, 160 by 200 roods in extent.
         In the Fort “ The Good Hope,” the 14th April, 1657.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  11. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.263. The Commander, &c., grant to      Jan Reyniersz:, of Amsterdam, and Wouter Cornelisz: Mostert, of Utrecht, a plot of land under the aforesaid conditions, 100 by 200 roods in extent.
         In the Fort “The Good Hope,” the 15th April, 1657.
         (Signed) JAN VAN RIEBEECK.
  12. [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), 1658; April 17th. - Fine weather. Arrangements made for establishing a school for the Company's slaves from Angola brought hither by the Amersfoort. The sick comforter, Pieter van der Stael, to be the teacher, especially as he reads Dutch correctly; and that he may encourage the slaves to attend and hear or learn the Christian prayers, it is ordered that everyone shall receive after school a glass of brandy and two inches of tobacco each. All their names are to be written down, those who have no name are to get one, paired or unpaired, young and old. Everything to be done in the presence of the Commander, who shall attend for a few days to put everything in proper order, and bring these people under proper discipline, signs of which are already apparent. All the slaves have been properly clothed, to protect them from the daily increasing
    cold. The strongest have been already set to work.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.
  13. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, pp. 227-228.
  14. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "http://www.tanap.net/content/activities/documents/…."
  15. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository).
  16. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.283.
  17. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.287-289.
  18. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.290.
  19. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.291.
  20. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
  21. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.295.
  22. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.297.
  23. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.300.
  24. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.303.
  25. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.125: 25.8.1661, I, p. 277: Jan Dircksz. child of Jan Dircksz from Guinea and Houwj from Guinea, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema. Age and price not mentioned in the document. [DR: Father was Dircksz - not Jan Dircksz.]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  26. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, 7 May 1662:
    Departure: Van Riebeeck & family leave Cape for Batavia.
    Abraham Gabbema buys:
    Maaij Ansela van Bnegale
    Marij van de Caep
    Jan Dircksz van de Caep.
  27. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125, 28.9.1661, I, p. 278: Mary, child of Deuzsous from Guinea and Christijn from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema. Age and price not mentioned in the document.
    p. 126. 6.4.1666, III, pp. 15-16: Jan and Domingo from Angola, as well as two children Jan and Marie, aged 5, sold by Abraham Gabbema to Elbert Dircx Dimmer (sic). No price mentioned.
  28. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "Reintje
    buiten echt geboren dochter van een slavin van Riebeeck ? illegitimate halfslag private slave
    ..."
  29. [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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  30. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Capensis (Maaij Ansela)," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, . . . we cannot discount the possibility the the following two slave children, jointly baptised on 28 August 1661 were her two children:
    Jacob buiten echt geboren moeder niet vermeld
    Annetjie buiten echt geboren moeder niet vermeld . . .. Hereinafter cited as "Maaij Ansela."
  31. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise … Hope on Constantia', February 2012, As one of numerous privately owned slaves owned by Van Riebeeck, Lijsbeth was not alone."
  32. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)' "21 February 1657:     Return Fleet ex Batavia arrives:
    Prins Willem brings exiled convict (Company slave)
    Catharina (Groote Catrijn) van Paliacatta [Pulicat]
    Amersfoort brings 5 private slaves
    Angela / Engela (Maaij Ansela / Moeder Jagt) van Bengale [sold to Jan van Riebeeck]
    Elisabeth (Lijsbeth) van Bengale [misrecorded as Domingo [sic] - sold to Jan van Riebeeck]
    Jan van Bengale [sold to Jan Vetteman]
    Claes van Bengale [sold to Jochum Cornelisz: Blancq (from Lübeck)]
    Anna van Bengale [sold to Jochum Cornelisz: Blancq (from Lübeck)].
    "
  33. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99.
  34. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125.
  35. [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): 1.4.1659     CTD 1, p.119
    Casper Brinckman van Vreeckenhorst, vryburger, verkoop aan kommandeur Jan van Riebeeck ‘n sekere Guineese slaaf Evert, wat hy op 10 Mei 1658 van die Kompanjie gekoop het. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld nie.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  36. [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. [DR: Jajenne was also known as Lobbetje.]
  37. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 18.9.1659      CTD I, p.127 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck ruil met die vry Saldanhavaarders, Tomas Christoffel Muller, Gerrit Harmansz van Deventer en Jochem Elberts van Amsterdam (elkeen met ‘n derde aandeel) ‘n sekere Guineese slaaf en slavin, Oude Hans en sy vrou Jajenne, waarteen die Saldanhavaarders Thomas Muller en Jochum Elberts, versterk deur hul makker Gerrit Harmansz: twee Angolese slawe, Jan Meeu en Jackie Joij, 10 en 12/13 jaar oud, aanbied.
  38. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125: 25.8.1661, I, p. 277: Jan Dircksz. child of Jan Dircksz from Guinea and Houwj from Guinea, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema. Age and price not mentioned in the document.
  39. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 25.8.1661      CTD I, p.277 [Verlore.]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, die slafie Jan Dircksz hier gebore van sy Guineese slawe Dirck en Houwj. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld. Die moeder se naam kan ook Houwi wees.]
  40. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125, 28.9.1661, I, p. 278: Mary, child of Deuxsous from Guinea and Christijn from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema. Age and price not mentioned in the document.
  41. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 28.9.1661     CTD I, p.278 [Verlore.]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, die ‘slavinnetjie’ Marij, hier gebore van ‘n Guineese slaaf Deuxsous en sy eie Angolese slavin Christijn. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.]
  42. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. Hendrik Boom buys (no record) Claes Kelder van Angola, Anna van Guinea.
  43. [S629] Mansell Upham.
  44. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 19.4.1662     CTD I, p.305 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, die Bengaalse slavin Angela. [Geen bedrag vermeld.]
  45. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, Maaij Ansela was sold (19 April 1662) by Commander Jan van Riebeeck prior to his departure to Batavia. No children of hers whatsoever are mentioned and in any case do not appear to have been born yet.
  46. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125: 19.4.1662, 1, p. 305: Angela from Bengal, sold by Jan van Ricbecck to Abraham Gabbema. No mention made of age, price, or what happened to her husband and three children.
  47. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125. 20.4.1662, 1, p. 306: Domingo, Jan, Thomasso, Claesje, all from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Roelof de Man. [DR: Jan later become known as Jan Meeuw van Angola]
  48. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 20.4.1662: Roelof de Man en Abraham Gabbema is die twee kopers van die vier slawe vermeld.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  49. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 20.4.1662     CTD I, p.306 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onderkoopman en Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, vier Angolese slawe en slavinne, Domingo, Jan, Tomaso en Claesje. [Geen bedrag of ouderdom vermeld.]
  50. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125, 22.4.1662, I, p.290: Isabella from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Hendrik van Zuerwaerden.
  51. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 22.4.1662     CTD I, p.290 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Hendrik van Zeurwaerde, vryburger, die Angolese slavin Isabella. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.]
  52. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125, 22.4.1662, 1, p. 289: Christina from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to
    Elbert Dirckx Diemer.
  53. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 22.4.1662     CTD I, p.289 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Elbert Dircx Diemer, vryburger, die Angolese slavin Christina. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.]
  54. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125: l.5.1662, l, pp. 301-302: Jacqje from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to
    Roelof de Man.
  55. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 1.5.1662      CTD I, p.301
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onder-koopman, die Angolese slaaf Jacqje. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld. Hierdie is ‘n afskrif]
    1.5.1662     CTD I, p.302 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onder-koopman, die Angolese slaaf Jacqje. [Hierdie is die oorspronklike van die voorgaande.]
  56. [S203] Mansell Upham 'Cape Mothers: Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta (c. 1631-1683), her slave Maria van Bengale & her daughter-in-law Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye (1673-1742', Uprooted Lives, UL014, October 2014 "Soon after arrival, his step-daughter acquires slaves in attendance:
    Jantje van Bengale
    Matthijs van Coromandel (Likely purchased from Jan Van Riebeeck [no record] & sold (30 September 1666) to succeeding Commander Cornelis van Quaebergen.)
    Paulo van Malabar (later property of Groote Catrijn`s future husband, the free-black Anthonij Jansz: van Bengale) and
    de meijt Catharijn [Catharina (Catrijn) van Malabar (born c. 1637)]."
  57. [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, Many of the remaining ‘Guinea’ slaves again try to run away (August 1659) but are retrieved - thanks to the collaboration of a compatriot named Evert van Guinea belonging to the commander, who reveals their hiding place. For such betrayal, Evert receives his freedom (22 August 1659). He is the 1st slave (and 1st privately owned slave) to be freed at the Cape."
  58. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise' "Maria (Marij) da Costa / van Bengale (1655 - Van Riebeeck's personal slave sent from
    Batavia by Jacob Reijniers:)."
  59. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Eva en haer soontie voor S:[ieu]r Verburgh op Madagascar voor den Commande:[u]r gecoght sijnde dese Eva per abuijs onder d'Angoolse slavinnen na Batavia gesonden als hier voren aengeseijen.
  60. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Meijndert van Antongil becoming van den Coopman Cops [DR:???].
  61. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Guinees
    Dirck ende Dirckie [Hoewj/Hoen(a)/Anna]           


                                  Angools
    Hier onder heeft den Commandeur een Angools [Marij Pekenijn] tegen een Madagascarsz slavin [Eva van Madagascar] die per abujis onder d'Angoolse na Bat:a[via] gesonden is
                                  
    Mathijs en: Marselij [Claesje?]
    Domingo en: Francyn
    Tomas Keuken ende Marij
    Klaes Kelder
    Jan Meeu en: Marij Pekenijn
    Jackie Joij
    Ouwe Jan en Isabel [Maaij Isabella?]

    Meijndert van Antongil                becoming van den Coopman Cops

    Marij van Bengale [Maria da Costa]          door Jacob Reijniersz op Batavia laten                                    coopen aen de heer gesonden

    Domingo [sic Elisabeth van Bengale] ende          van d'heer Kemp hier aen de Caep becomen
    Angela [Maaij Ans(i)ela van Bengale] van ditto [Batavia]

    Eva en haer soontie                    voor S:[ieu]r Verburgh op Madagascar                                    voor den Commande:[u]r gecoght sijnde                                    dese Eva per abuijs onder d'Angoolse                                    slavinnen na Batavia gesonden als hier                                    voren aengeseijen
    Jan Bruijn

    Cleijn Eva                         door den Coningh van Antongil aen der                                    Commande:[u]rs vrou tot vereeringh                                         gesonden

    Cornelia ende
    Lijsbeth                          van Abissina door den Fransen admiral                                    Lacrox aen den Commande:[u]rs vrouw vereert

    [Note in margin about the last 5 slaves]     

    dese 5 lijfeijgenen sijn deur Comp:[agni]e goedt gedaen onder dato 2en Maij a:[nn]o 1657

    Welcke 2 laeste door ordre van d'e:[del]e h:[ee]r Van Goens den overleden onder coopman Verburghs huijsvrou ende den sieckentroost:[er]r ter Van der Staels vrou elck een provisioneel tot haar dienst sijn geleendt van allen t' welcke wij onder geschreven raedts personen des forts de Goede Hoop bij dese oirconde wil connen kennisse ende wetenschap te hebben ende volgens desen en please van acto in forma onderteijkent
    Actum in't Fort voorsz: desen 1en September a:[nno] 1659
    [signed] Roeloff de Man

    Van alle 't bovenstaande, ick ondergeschreven verclaer, mede kennisse te hebben, excepto van Marij van Bengale, Eva ende Jan Bruijn haer soontjen, die voor mijn arrivement alhier aen de Caep geweest t' sijn: doch wel uijt den monde van andere gehoort, datse gelijck boven verhoedt gecoght, ende also hier gecomen waren.
    [signed] Abraham Gabbema.
  62. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125, 28.9.1661, I, p. 278: Mary, child of Deuzsous from Guinea and Christijn from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema. Age and price not mentioned in the document.
  63. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, ende 2 d:[it]o slavinnen [Jajenne / Gegeima / Lobbetje & Dirkie / Hoewj / Hoen(a)/Anna].
  64. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, pp. 13, 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.
  65. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Cape Archives (CA): C 2391 (Council of Policy: Attestations 4 September 1652- 6 February 1660)

    [pp. 86-87] [pp. 119-120] transcribed by Mansell Upham



    87

    Wij ondergeschreven certificeren dat den Commande:[u]r Jan van Riebeeck met onse kennisse ende wetenschap van d’e:[dele] Comp:[agi]e heeft gecoght 4 Guinees slaven ende 2 d:[it]o slavinnen neffens oock 3 Angoolse slaven ende 4 dito slavinnen conform ‘t geboeckte inde negotieboecken onder dato ultima April,10 Maij ende ul:[tima] Xb:[e]r 1658 sijnde te samen, 13 stux lijfeijgenen van welcke voorsz: 6 Guineese slaven dito Commande:[u]r d’e:[dele] Comp:[agni]e heeft verder gelevert 3 stux ende in mangerlinge daer tegen weder gevenen 3 Angoolse te weten 2 jongens genaemt Tomas Keuken ende Claes Kelder met een jongen slaventien genaempt Marij Pekenijn Item verruijlt een paer ander Guineese slaven aen de vrij saldanhavaerders tegen 2 Angoolse jongens vandeselve genaempt Jan Meeuw ende Jackie Joij mitsgaders gecogt van Casper Brinckman een Guinees slaef sulx hij hier ‘t 14 stux gefoedt door van hem een ouloopen sij onder volgens dien jegenwoordigt op dato noch heeft 13 stux soo Guinees als Angools, namentl:[ijc]k

                                  Guinees
    Dirck ende Dirckie            


                                  Angools
    Hier onder heeft den Commandeur een Angools tegen een Madagascarsz slavin die per abujis onder d’Angoolse na Bat:a[via] gesonden is
                                  
    Mathijs en: Marselij [Claesje?]
    Domingo en: Francyn
    Tomas Keuken ende Marij
    Klaes Kelder
    Jan Meeu
    en: Marij Pekenijn
    Jackie Joij
    Ouwe Jan
    en Isabel

    Meijndert van Antongil                becoming van den Coopman Cops

    Marij van Bengale [Maria da Costa[:ITAL          door Jacob Reijniersz op Batavia laten                                    coopen aen de heer gesonden

    Domingo.
  66. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Guinees
    Dirck ende Dirckie [Hoewj/Hoen(a)/Anna]           
    Angools
    Hier onder heeft den Commandeur een Angools [Marij Pekenijn] tegen een Madagascarsz slavin [Eva van Madagascar] die per abujis onder d'Angoolse na Bat:a[via] gesonden is

    Mathijs en: Marselij [Claesje?]
    Domingo en: Francyn
    Tomas Keuken ende Marij
    Klaes Kelder
    Jan Meeu
    en: Marij Pekenijn
    Jackie Joij
    Ouwe Jan
    en Isabel [Maaij Isabella?]

    Meijndert van Antongil — becoming van den Coopman Cops

    Marij van Bengale [Maria da Costa] — door Jacob Reijniersz op Batavia laten coopen aen de heer gesonden

    Domingo [sic Elisabeth van Bengale] ende Angela [Maaij Ans(i)ela van Bengale] van ditto [Batavia] — van d'heer Kemp hier aen de Caep becomen

    Eva en haer soontie — voor S:[ieu]r Verburgh op Madagascar voor den Commande:[u]r gecoght sijnde dese Eva per abuijs onder d'Angoolse slavinnen na Batavia gesonden als hier voren aengeseijen
    Jan Bruijn

    Cleijn Eva — door den Coningh van Antongil aen der Commande:[u]rs vrou tot vereeringh gesonden

    Cornelia ende Lijsbeth van Abissina — door den Fransen admiral Lacrox aen den Commande:[u]rs vrouw vereert

    [Note in margin about the last 5 slaves]     

    dese 5 lijfeijgenen sijn deur Comp:[agni]e goedt gedaen onder dato 2en Maij a:[nn]o 1657

    Welcke 2 laeste door ordre van d'e:[del]e h:[ee]r Van Goens den overleden onder coopman Verburghs huijsvrou ende den sieckentroost:[er]r ter Van der Staels vrou elck een provisioneel tot haar dienst sijn geleendt van allen t' welcke wij onder geschreven raedts personen des forts de Goede Hoop bij dese oirconde wil connen kennisse ende wetenschap te hebben ende volgens desen en please van acto in forma onderteijkent
    Actum in't Fort voorsz: desen 1en September a:[nno] 1659
    [signed] Roeloff de Man

    Van alle 't bovenstaande, ick ondergeschreven verclaer, mede kennisse te hebben, excepto van Marij van Bengale, Eva ende Jan Bruijn haer soontjen, die voor mijn arrivement alhier aen de Caep geweest t' sijn: doch wel uijt den monde van andere gehoort, datse gelijck boven verhoedt gecoght, ende also hier gecomen waren.
    [signed] Abraham Gabbema.
  67. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham.
  68. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, Guinees
    Dirck ende Dirckie [Hoewj/Hoen(a)/Anna] Angools
    Hier onder heeft den Commandeur een Angools [Marij Pekenijn] tegen een Madagascarsz slavin [Eva van Madagascar] die per abujis onder d'Angoolse na Bat:a[via] gesonden is               
    Mathijs en: Marselij [Claesje?]
    Domingo en: Francyn
    Tomas Keuken ende Marij
    Klaes Kelder
    Jan Meeu en: Marij Pekenijn
    Jackie Joij
    Ouwe Jan en Isabel [Maaij Isabella?]

    Meijndert van Antongil                becoming van den Coopman Cops

    Marij van Bengale [Maria da Costa]          door Jacob Reijniersz op Batavia laten                                    coopen aen de heer gesonden

    Domingo [sic Elisabeth van Bengale] ende          van d'heer Kemp hier aen de Caep becomen
    Angela [Maaij Ans(i)ela van Bengale] van ditto [Batavia]

    Eva en haer soontie                    voor S:[ieu]r Verburgh op Madagascar                                    voor den Commande:[u]r gecoght sijnde                                    dese Eva per abuijs onder d'Angoolse                                    slavinnen na Batavia gesonden als hier                                    voren aengeseijen
    Jan Bruijn

    Cleijn Eva                         door den Coningh van Antongil aen der                                    Commande:[u]rs vrou tot vereeringh                                         gesonden

    Cornelia ende
    Lijsbeth                          van Abissina door den Fransen admiral                                    Lacrox aen den Commande:[u]rs vrouw vereert

    [Note in margin about the last 5 slaves]     

    dese 5 lijfeijgenen sijn deur Comp:[agni]e goedt gedaen onder dato 2en Maij a:[nn]o 1657

    Welcke 2 laeste door ordre van d'e:[del]e h:[ee]r Van Goens den overleden onder coopman Verburghs huijsvrou ende den sieckentroost:[er]r ter Van der Staels vrou elck een provisioneel tot haar dienst sijn geleendt van allen t' welcke wij onder geschreven raedts personen des forts de Goede Hoop bij dese oirconde wil connen kennisse ende wetenschap te hebben ende volgens desen en please van acto in forma onderteijkent
    Actum in't Fort voorsz: desen 1en September a:[nno] 1659
    [signed] Roeloff de Man

    Van alle 't bovenstaande, ick ondergeschreven verclaer, mede kennisse te hebben, excepto van Marij van Bengale, Eva ende Jan Bruijn haer soontjen, die voor mijn arrivement alhier aen de Caep geweest t' sijn: doch wel uijt den monde van andere gehoort, datse gelijck boven verhoedt gecoght, ende also hier gecomen waren.
    [signed] Abraham Gabbema.
  69. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 30.8.1659     T3      TI6     CTD I, p.140
    Jan Reijniersz van Amsterdam, vryburger, verklaar ten einde uit sy nood en groot ‘ireparable’ skuld gehelp en gered te word, verkoop hy aan kommandeur Jan van Riebeecq sy 16 en twee-derde morge grond, synde sy helfte te wees van sy gesamentlike besitting met Comelis Claesz van Uijtrecht, asook die helfte van die ‘qual[lijk] halft volmaeckte ende sonderwandt oft muijr gansch reddeloos vervallende huijs, erwe, crael ende tegenwoordigh gans wijnigh by synde verdorven onbequame landtbouw gereedtschapen die alfoor wijnigh maer veel minzes voorsz huijs gebruijckt cunnen worden sonder alvooren noodigh reparatie met groote costen te doen daer toe sich den vercoper en transporteur onvermoogen bent, ende mits 't roven vande beesten soodanigh in't underspit ende-schuldigh leght dat noodtsaken daer aen een stercke handt verrijst tot weder op reghtinge …’ Die land en huis is geleë aan die voet of pas tussen ‘Baaij falce’ en Tafelbaaihawe, oos van Windberg, aan die oostekant daarvan die ‘verserivier Liesbeecq’, aan die westekant die groot hereweg, aan die suidekant Hendrick Boom se bewerkte land en aan die noordekant die woeste en onbewerkte grond van die Kompanjie, volgens die grondbrief van 15 April 1657. Die word verkoop vir f 525.3.6 in kontant waarmee al sy belastings en skulde vrygekoop word, behalwe f 125 vir die helfte van twee weggeloopte slawe en een ‘gestorven slavin’ asook f 100 vir ‘n Angolese slavin in sy besit. Die slavin, op rekening van die Kompanjie gekoop, twee skape en party van die gereedskap, saam f 225, bly hy nog skuldig. Die slavin, ‘alleen ten vollen waerdigh’, word aan sy vrou gelaat om [hom] weer op die been te help. [Kantaantekening: Hy doen ook afstand van die beeste en skape wat die Hottentotte van hom geroof het. As hulle ooit teruggevind word, is hulle inbegrepe in die oordrag.] [Comelis Claesz het op die dag die eienaar van die ander helfte geword toe hy dit van Wouter Cornelisz Mostert gekoop het. Sien T5, p.147. Met T7, p.149 verkoop Cornelis Claesz op 16 September 1659 ook sy helfte aan Jan van Riebeeck.]
    1.9.1659     CTD I, p. 125 [Deels verlore]
    Jan Reijniersz van Amsterdam, vryburger, skuld die Kompanjie 225 carolus gulde Waarvan f 100 vir die koop van ‘n ‘Angoolse’ slavin is en f 125 vir die helfte van twee weggeloopte slawe en 'n afgesterfde slavin wat hy van die Kompanjie gekoop, en met die verkoop van sy huis, nog uitstaande was. Hy belowe om die bedrag sover moontlik in geld te betaal maar ook in sodanige goedere as wat die Kompanjie bereid sal wees om te neem. Die slavin word as pand beskou. [Geen name en ouderdomme van die slawe is vermeld.]
  70. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], p.89.
  71. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], pp.94-95.
  72. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], pp.233-234.
  73. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], p.237.
  74. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], p.241.
  75. [S673] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal 1651-1653[5], p.252.
  76. [S646] Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658, p.1.
  77. [S405] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), pp.2-3. Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658.
  78. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, p.23.
  79. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, p.28.
  80. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, [1657] June 17th (Sunday). Dirty, rainy and changing weather.
    Riebeeck's wife confined of a daughter.
  81. [S364] Editor-in-chief W.J. de Kock Dictionary of SA Biography II, p.805.
  82. [S672] NGK Baptism Records Cape Town 1652 to 1695: Den 22 desemb in't jaer 53 is hier gekomen mit schip Breda domine Abraham Lendersz uth gevaren van die camer Hoorn en heeft op kersdaegh hier gepredickt ende het heijlige avontma[...] des Heeren utgedeilt ende onse commandaers soontien gedoopt ou[t] sijnde twe maent seven dagen genaemt Abraham van Rebeeck., (1652 to 1695), eGSSA - van der Stael Letters, http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/classis-amsterdam/…. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Records Cape Town 1652 to 1695.
  83. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "8 December 1655:
    Birth:     Anthony

    Son of Commander Jan van Riebeeck & Maria de la Queillerie; dies unbaptized Cape (20 February 1656).

    "February 20th (Sunday)?Heavy North West wind … Between 2 and 3 o'clock this morning the youngest child of the Commander died, so that the twins [referring to an older infant that had died young] are now both with the Lord"."
  84. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "17 June 1657: birth Maria
    Daughter of Jan van Riebeeck. Baptism (1658) missing. Accompagnies parents to Batavia (1662)."
  85. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "[4 April 1660] ... het kint van den e: h:r command:r Jan van Riebeeck ende is genaemt Elijsabeth..."
  86. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)' "born Cape (23 January 1662); accompagnies parents to Batavia; dies Malacca (21 July 1665)."
 

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