Dirk Coetzee

M, #6697, b. circa 1655, d. 25 June 1725
Father*Gerard Couché1
Mother*Margaretha Claasz1

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Last Edited15/09/2016
Birth*Dirk Coetzee was born circa 1655 in Kampen, Nederland, .2
 
Marriage*He married Sara van der Schulp, daughter of Jacob van der Schulp and Maria Elison, before 16 June 1679 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4
 
Death*He died on 25 June 1725 Papendorp.5
 

Family

Sara van der Schulp b. c 1654, d. Feb 1728
Children
(Witness) Misc Between 9 November 1707 and 10 March 1708 Jacobus Coetzee was banished to and returned from Batavia In 1707 after frequent petitions from his parents Dirk Coetzee and Sara van der Schulp the Council of Policy stripped him of his burgher rights, enlisted him as a soldier and sent him to Batavia for living a dishonourable and disgraceful life. At the time he had two illegitimate children with Liijsbeth Louisz who was married to Hans Jùrgen, an elderly freeburgher and neighbour to his parents.

But on arrival in Batavia, Jacobus (and Jan Croese who had been similarly banished) managed to convince the authorities they had been badly treated and were returned to the Cape with instructions in a letter dated 9 November 1707 that they be treated "kindly".

The authorities at the Cape were incensed and on the 10th March 1708 they wrote to Batavia asking that they "not always be liable to be called to account for groundless charges brought by one or other soldier, or sailor, and to reply to their pretended hardships".

Croese was shipped off to Holland but Coetzee was permitted to remain at the Cape as a soldier.6,7 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.16 June 1680, the name of Dirk was written in the record as Dirck Couse.
25 December 1682, the name of Dirk was written in the record as Dirck Catsie.
13 February 1692, the name of Dirk was written in the record as Dirck Coetse.8
3 January 1700, the name of Dirk was written in the record as Dirck Coetse.9
21 May 1709, the name of Dirk was written in the record as Derk Coetse.10
10 December 1713, the name of Dirk was written in the record as Derk Coetsè.11
Baptisms - WitnessDirck Catsie and Sara van de Sculp witnessed the baptism of Catrina Marquaert on 25 December 1682 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.12
He and Anne de Berault de la Magere witnessed the baptism of Heijletje Holder on 19 August 1689 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.13,14
He and Geertruy Lubbringh witnessed the baptism of Beatrix Harmensz Potgieter on 17 May 1693 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15,16
He and Margaretha Coetzee witnessed the baptism of Johannes Botma on 13 May 1703 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He and Sara van der Schulp witnessed the baptism of Sara Coetzee on 10 December 1713 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.11 See: Baptism of Sara Coetsè
He potentially witnessed the baptism of Sara Margareta Roos on 29 August 1717 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.18
He and Sara van der Schulp witnessed the baptism of Derk Coetzee on 20 April 1721 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
He and Sara van der Schulp witnessed the baptism of Sara Coetzee on 6 August 1724 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.20
NotesDirk Coetzee Lorna:
Dirk was s/v Gerard Couche en Margaretha Claasz, kom Kaap toe op die `Asia' en land 8.5.1679; x Sara van der Schulp van Amsterdam gebore 1654 d/v Jacob van der Schulp en Maria Elison. Hy was 'n kleremaker van beroep en boer op Coetzenburg. Die volgende is vervat in Leibrandt se Precis van Requesten vir 7.10.1721 (p.238) Dirk Coetzee"....submits that he was born in 1655; arrived in Africa in 1679; remained four years at the Cape of Good Hope and after that went to live at Stellenbosch, where he dwelt until the present. That since 1685 he has served the Church as Elder and Deacon; and since 1687 has often been Heemraad; in 1706 he was made Captain of Stellenbosch Infantry. He has endeavoured faithfully to discharge all his duties, but is now 66 years old, and lives with his invalid wife alone without any children in the house, so that the difficulties of a country life are beginning to tell on him, and he therefor wishes to be relieved from all his duties and allowed to go and live in Cape Town. (Granted) (No 87). Dirk sterf 25.6.1725 en sy vrou in1728.14
Slave BirthsBefore 21 May 1709, Catie NN was born in bondage and was owned by Dirk Coetzee de Caep de Goede Hoop.21
Before 21 May 1709, Geertruijt NN was born in bondage and was owned by Dirk Coetzee de Caep de Goede Hoop.21
Slave TransactionsIn 1680 Anthony was sold, perhaps by Reijnier de Groot, to Dirk Coetzee.22
On 11 April 1686 Reijnier de Groot, demanded payment from Dirk Coetzee for Anthony, whom he had purchased in 1680, but had not paid for. Coetsé promised to pay within a year, however if he failed to do so, then Anthonij would become the property of Jeronimus Cruse.22

Citations

  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, Lorna:
    Dirk was s/v Gerard Couche en Margaretha Claasz, kom Kaap toe op die `Asia' en land 8.5.1679; x Sara van der Schulp van Amsterdam gebore 1654 d/v Jacob van der Schulp en Maria Elison.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S460] Prof. Barend J. Venter, "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter", 22 September 2008 (e-mail address). This ancestral register was compiled for Delia Robertson on 22 September 2008 from the database "Die Venter familie van Suid-Afrika" compiled by B.J. Venter, J.A. Venter and M.A. Venter. Prof. B.J. Venter, 20 Ray Street, Annlin, 0182. Hereinafter cited as "Voorsate staat van Heinricha Venter."
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1680
    den 16 dito (Junij) Jacobus
    Dirck Couse [Coetzee] en syn huisfrou Sara Couse [van der Schulp]
    Jan Dircksen en Juffrou [.]urrij, 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.).
  4. [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. 622. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  5. [S594] Jan Louis Venter, "Een Coetzee Familie", Genesis [Coetzee] 29 (December 2010). Hereinafter cited as "Een Coetzee Familie."
  6. [S721] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Received 1695-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), Jacob Coetche born at the Cape, and Jan Croese, born there also, both soldiers, have stated that they have been enlisted against their will and sent away; the latter added that he had lost his hand by the bursting of a gun when watching some of the "Wynbergen" at the Cape, and was therefore unable to serve the Company. They have consequently been allowed to return to the Cape in their condition as soldiers, and to request you to become agriculturists. You are to deal kindly with them, and assist them.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  7. [S576] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1696-1708, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1896), p.342. To Batavia. 10th March. … To what you wrote in yours of the 9th November about the soldiers Jacobus Coetzee and Jan Croese, who arrived here with the "Barneveld," we reply that by complaining to you they did not do the right thing; the first is a person of most dishonest and depraved habits, and has been taken into the Company's service not only at the urgent request of his father and mother, but also with his own wish and consent.His parents begged hard and incessantly to send him to India, that they might no longer experience such disgrace through him, and that he might never return.It was the same with the other.He had been a Company servant, and on loan, then to one, and then to another farmer for many years, but instead of remaining with the master who loaned him, he wandered over the whole country, finding shelter among different people. He is a vile fellow - a great drunkard; and lost his one hand by the bursting of his gun, on which he had put a double charge, not as is said to protect some vineyards, but when he was drunk as usual. Besides, there were other weighty reasons for sending him away, because when drunk, he had once uttered very many slanders against the ex-governor Van der Stel.He had asked us to be allowed to settle here as freeman, but for the reasons given, and because of the lies he uttered, we ordered him to proceed to Holland.The first named we will employ some time longer, to see whether he intends to mend, then he will receive his freedom again, if his parents request it.We do not believe, however, that they will have much inclination to do so, but prefer to see him far, far away.
    We wish you to believe that we did not act in this matter as these two persons stated, and beg that henceforth you may be pleased not to listen to such complaints, unless supported by good evidence, that we need not always be liable to be called to account for groundless charges brought by one or other soldier, or sailor, and to reply to their pretended hardships.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Cornelis, zoon van Dirck Coetse de moeder Zara van der Schùlp is gedoopt de 13 Feb 1692 als getuijge, Cornelis [joh] Linnes met zij vroùw.
  9. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Ijùdick dochter van Dirck Coetse de moeder Sara van der Schulp de getùgen Petrùs Kaelde en sijn hùijsfroù ijs dedoop den den 3 Ijanùarij 1700.
  10. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Geertrùijt, en Catie twe slave kinders, van Monsr Derk Coetse, [te] opstaan van syn vroùw Sara Vander Schùlp 21 May 1709.
  11. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Sara, d'Vader Jan Coetsè, de Moeder Anna Elisabeth Paelling, getù Derk Coetsè, en Sara Vander Schùlp 10 xbr 1713.
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1682
    den 25 dito (December) Catrina
    Tobias marquart en Catarina van den Bergh
    Dirck Catsie en Sara van de Sculp, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao 1689. eodem dito (19 Augustus) een kint ghedoopt aen Stellenbosch waervan vader is Albert Holler, de moeder Arjaantie Jans de ghetuijge Dirk Coetzie en Anna de Biero, ende ghenaemt Heijletie., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  14. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  15. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Beatries, dogter van Harmen Smit de moeder Beeltie Fredricksz is gedoopt dj 17 Maij 1693: als getùijge Dirck Coetse Geertrùij Lùbbringh.
  16. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/lombard/I339.html##I346."
  17. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Jan, de vader Jan Botma, d' moeder Christina de Brùyn, getùygen Derk Coetsèr en Margareta Cortsè den 13e Mey 1703.
  18. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Anno 1717; Den 29ste Dito [Junij]; Sara Margareta, Doghter vban Jan Jùrgen Roos en Sara Coetse. Getùygen Dirck Coerze en Margareta Krùgel.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  19. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Derk, d'Vader Johannes Coetsè, Moeder Anna Paal, getù Derk Coetsè, Sara van der Schùlp, 20e Appril 1721.
  20. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Sara, d'Vader Gerrit Coetsè, d'Moeder Sùsanna Levi [Loëfke] , getù Derk Coetsè en Sara Vander Schùlp, 6e Aùgs 1724.
  21. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, slave kind van Monsr. Derk Coetse, ten overstaan van syn vrouw Sara Vander Schulp.
  22. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.144. 11.4.1686: Anthony, a slave sold in 1680 to Dirk Coché (signature Coetse) for Rds. 50. The slave had not yet been paid for and Reijnier de Groot, sailing on the Waterland, demanded payment. Coetse promised that he would pay within a year. The money was to be paid to Jeronimus Cruse. If the money was not paid, the slave would be taken over by Cruse.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  23. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, p. 603.
  24. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, p. 607.
  25. [S371] Website Rootsweb's World Connect (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com).
  26. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, p. 618.
  27. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012, transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
 

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