Hester Bekker

F, #6675, b. before 5 September 1700, d. 30 April 1777
Father*Pieter Becker2 b. 1673, d. c 1748
Mother*Jannetje de Clercq1 b. b 3 May 1676

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Last Edited05/09/2017
Birth*Hester Bekker was born before 5 September 1700 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
BaptismHester Bekker was baptized on 5 September 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Jacoby van As and Helena Toij.1
Marriage*She married Aalwijn Smit de oude, son of Jan Smit and Adriana Tol, on 25 December 1718 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
Death*She died on 30 April 1777 Land van Waveren.5


Aalwijn Smit de oude b. b 28 Sep 1695, d. bt Jun 1774 - Oct 1774
Baptisms - WitnessHester Bekker and Aalwijn Smit de oude witnessed the baptism of Zacharias de Beer on 5 March 1719 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6


  1. [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, Hester dochter van Pieter Bekker en Johanna Klerk, getùijgen Jacoby van As en Helena dù Toij 5 Septemb: 1700.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/smit/I232.html."
  3. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  4. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Anno 1718; Den 25 Dec. Alewyn Smit van Cabo. Jongman met Hester Besfùr; jonge Dogter. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
  5. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/smit/I128.html."
  6. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Zaccharias, de Vader Mattys de Beer, d'Moeder Heiltie Smit, getn' Halewijn Smit, en Hester Bakker, 5e Maart 1719.
  7. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1722; Den 26ste Dito [April]; Helena, Doghter van Alewijn Smit en Magdalena Bekker. Getuijgen Jacobus De Wet en Helena Bekker. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  8. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1723; Den 31ste Dito [October]; Hester, Doghter van Alewijn Smit en Hester Bekker. Getuijgen Stefanùs Bekker en Johanna De Clerk.
  9. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 19 Aùgùstùs 1725; K: Adriana; V: Alewijn Smits; M: Esther Bekkers. G: De Oùders Zelve.
  10. [S371] Website Rootsweb's World Connect (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com).
  11. [S532] Website The Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA branch (http://www.eggsa.org/) "Alewyn
    Baptised: 1736,
    8 April
    Father: Alewijn Smit
    Mother: Hester Bekker
    Witnesses: vader en moeder van 't kind
    Additional notes: Door den Heer Hertzsogenrath vergeten dese twee kinderen te boek te stellen.
    Note by transcriber: These two baptisms were added at a later date by Rev. Salomona van Echten.
    Source: Nederduits Gereformeerde Gemeente (NGK), Drakenstein, Baptism register, 1694-1745, page 135. Repository: NG Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, G3 3/1. Transcribed by Lizette Svoboda (1702-1716) and Corney Keller (1733-1745), from photocopies of Cape Archives VC 644."

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