Gerritt Cloete

M, #6691, b. before 2 April 1651, d. before 30 November 1702
Father*Jacob Cloete1 b. b 11 Nov 1630, d. 23 May 1693
Mother*Feigen Radergoertgens1 b. c 1628, d. 28 May 1665

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Last Edited02/06/2015
Birth*Gerritt Cloete was born before 2 April 1651 in Kurfürstentum Köln.2
 
BaptismGerritt Cloete was baptized on 2 April 1651 Katholisch Kirche, Ödt, Kurfürstentum Köln.2 
Marriage*He married Catharina Harmans on 26 August 1674 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
 
Death*He died before 30 November 1702 Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
 

Family

Catharina Harmans b. c 1656
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 10 April 1657 the Hasselt departed Vlie enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 16 August 1657. Among the passengers were the 5 or 6 year old Gerritt Cloete, and Jacob Theunisz.5,6,7 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.2 April 1651, the name of Gerritt was written in the record as Godefridus Klauten.2
25 November 1691, the name of Gerritt was written in the record as Gerrit Cloette.8
3 August 1698, the name of Gerritt was written in the record as Gerreijt Klùt.9
Baptisms - WitnessGerritt Cloete and Grietje Gerrits witnessed the baptism of Gysbert Hendricksz on 15 November 1671 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusGerritt Cloete became a burgher circa 1674, 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 Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
He became a burgher circa 1674, 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 Rondebosch, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slave TransactionsOn 20 March 1681 Mejer was sold by Gerritt Cloete to Jan Baptist, for Rds. 45.11
On 7 September 1686 Adam van Madagascar was sold by Willem Janssen to Gerrit Cloette, in exchange for 38 ewes.12
On 8 April 1689 Hendrick van Bouton was sold by Gualter Zeeman to Gerrit Cloette, for Rds. 55.13
On 13 June 1697 Jacob van Malabar was sold by Jacobus van de Water to Gerrit Cloette, for Rds. 60.14

Citations

  1. [S371] Website Rootsweb's World Connect (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com).
  2. [S495] Harry Booyens, "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”", Familia (Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten) FAMILIA 46 (1) 2009 (2009): Godefridus Klauten Male [bapt] 2.4.1651.. Hereinafter cited as "Jacob and Fijtje Cloeten “van Ut in ’t Land van Ceulen”."
  3. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: den 26 Augustus [1674]
    Gerrit Jacobsz Cloeten
    J.M. en Cathalijntie Harmans
    van Middelburgh Jonge Dochter., 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 (Mar).
  4. [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, Lorna:
    . . . Landdrost Michiel Ditmars, Stellenbosch word in 'n `Uitgaande' brief van 30.11.1702 berispe omdat hy nagelaat het om die owerhede te verwittig van gestorwenes in sy distrik soos in die geval van oorlede Gerrit Cloete.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  5. [S836] Vrijboek 1681 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Gerrit Cloeten voor Jongen ende Camer Amsterdam anno 1657 met 't Jacht Hasselt aangelant". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  6. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Details of voyage 0870.1 from Vlie

    Number     0870.1
    Name of ship     HASSELT
    Master     Moker, Jakob Hendriksz.
    Tonnage     365
    Type of ship     pinas
    Built     1656
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     10-04-1657
    Place of departure     Vlie
    Arrival at Cape     16-08-1657
    Departure from Cape     
    Date of arrival at destination     
    Place of arrival     
    Particulars     Remained for service at the Cape, and probably sailed to Batavia later on. Sailing to Arakan in 1665/66 it was wrecked.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     152     1     49               
    Soldiers               32.               "
  7. [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.308. Jacob Teuuisz:, of Cooltjesplaet, do., who arrived here in the yacht Hasselt, of Amsterdam, in 1657.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Gerrit - zoon van Gerrit Cloette de moeder Catrijna Jans is gedoopt de 25 November 1691 als getùijge Loùwij de Bares ende Catrina Kinst.
  9. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Kattrijna dochter van Gerreijt Klùt de moeder hijet Kattrijna Ijan[s] de getùijgen Pijetter Robbersz en Fijtijen Schalck - gedoopt den 3 Aùgùstij 1698.
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Anno 1671
    dito (15 9vrme)
    een soontje van Gijsbert Hendricksz en Geesje sijn huysvr' wiert genaamt Gysbert tot getuyge stonden Grietje Gerrids, en Gerrid Cloete[N], 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.).
  11. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.139. 20.3.1681: Mejer from an unknown origin, sold by Gerrit Cloete to Jan Baptist for Rds. 45.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  12. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.147. 7.9.1686: Adam from Madagascar (18/19), exchanged by Willem Jansz for 38 ewes belonging to Gerrit Cloete.
  13. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.154. 8.4.1689, pp. 188-189: Hendrick from Bouton (24), sold by Gualter Zeeman, Admiral of the fleet, to Gerrit Cloete for Rds. 55.
  14. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 178. 13.6.1697, p. 198: Jacob from Malabar (25), sold by Jacobus van de Water, chief chirurgyn of the Berkenroode, to Gerrit Cloete for Rds. 60.
  15. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    Levina =12.9.1677 d/v Gerrit Cloete en Catharina Harmens van Middelburg; x Ferdinandus Appel; xx 1717 Claas Jansz Hofland van Reeuwyk.
  16. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p. 592. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  17. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1682
    den 22 dito (Februar.) Pieter
    Gerrit Cloeten en Catharina Janssen
    Catharina Cloeten, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  18. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao' 1685
    (apparently the same date) Leendert
    Gerrit Kloeten en Cart syn vrou
    Catarina van Brienen, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  19. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, p. 593.
  20. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
 

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