Cicilia Swerisse1

F, #6804, b. before 8 September 1675, d. before December 1713
Mother-Putative*Dorothe van Angola b. c 1655; putative relationship offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. No other women identified thus far meet the chronological and other criteria to qualify as the mother2

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1695-1712NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1695-1712
Last Edited01/09/2017
Slave Birth - Company OwnedCicilia Swerisse was born in bondage before 8 September 1675 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), de Caep de Goede Hoop Cicilia Swerisse.3
BaptismCicilia Swerisse was baptized on 8 September 1675 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Dirck Jansz Smient.3,4 
Marriage De facto* Circa 1695 Cicilia Swerisse and N Kemp were in a de facto relationship.5,6 
MarriageShe married Jacob Jacobs Vliet on 10 November 1709 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.7,8,9
 
Death*She died before December 1713 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1

Family 1

Children

Family 2

N Kemp b. c 1665
Child

Family 3

Jacob Jacobs Vliet b. c 1685
Child
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Cicilia was written in the record as Cecilia Mulders.10
8 September 1675, the name of Cicilia was written in the record as Cecilia van de Caep.
23 September 1693, the name of Cicilia was written in the record as Cicilia van de Caep.11
10 October 1694, the name of Cicilia was written in the record as Caecilia van de Caap.12
Between 15 February 1705 and 31 August 1714, the name of Cicilia was written in the record as Sisilia Mulders.13,14
10 November 1709, the name of Cicilia was written in the record as Cecilia Sweeres.7
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 10 October 1694 Cicilia Swerisse was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.15
On 23 September 1696 Cicilia Swerisse and Magdalena van de Caep were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.11

Citations

  1. [S631] Liquidation and distribution account of the personal estate of Cicilia Swerisse of de Caep de Goede Hoop, dated 13 December 1713 (eGSSA - MOOC 13/1/1 Boedelrekeninge 1709-1722, CD no. 1).
  2. [S750] Note concerning Various, written by Mansell Upham, "she is Dorothea van A's kid."
  3. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao' 1675
    Den 8 Septemb'
    een Comp' slavinne kint synde de vader een onbekent Christen. de moeder een Angoolsr[...] Kaffarinne genaamt Dorothe des kints naam Cecilia en wa[s] over 't selve weggens de Comp' als getuyghe de Luijten[...] Dirck Jansz Smient, 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. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp - An enquiry into the ancestry of the Cape-born Johanna Kemp (c. 1689-1778) - wife of Jacob Krüger (from Sadenbeck)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (This article is under review), March 2012. "Den 8 septmb:[e]r [1675] een Comp[agnies] Slavinne kint synde de vader een onbekent Christen de Moeder een Angoolse kaffarinnen genaamt Dorothe dit kinds naam Cecilia en waar over t' selve weghens de Comp:[agnie] als getuyghe de Luijten:[ant] Dirck Jansz Smient."
  5. [S631] Inventory of the estate of Cicilia Swerisse, 13 December 1713 "... haar minderjarige dogter Johanna Kemp, geprocreeert bij N: Kemp ..."
  6. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 4 J-K (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), p 236. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K.
  7. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. 10 November 1709:
    Jacob Jacobz van Harlingen, jongman
    met
    Cecilia Sweeres van de Caap.
  8. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: 10 9b: (November)
    Jacob Jacobz Vliet, van Harlingen,
    jongm: met Cecilia Sweeres, vande Caap.
    "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 106, 10 Nov 1709, marriage entry for Jacob Jacobz Vliet and Cecilia Sweeres, transcribed by Corney Keller, (24 Mar 2012), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town).
  9. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K, p. 482.
  10. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "More significantly, perhaps, is the existence of Cecilia (baptized 8 September 1675) - also known as Cecilia Mulders:."
  11. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Ao 1694. 10 dito (October) een kind van Comp' slavinne Caecilia van de Caap, genaemt Magdalena, 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.).
  13. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "15 Feb 1705. Van Sicilia Mulders Cornelia Cast. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…."
  14. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Cornelia casties baptized Cape 15 February 1705; Company slave listed (1714)."
  15. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao 1694
    10 dito (October) een kind van Comp' slavinne Caecilia van de Caap, genaemt Magdalena, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  16. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Magdalena [error for Johanna?] casties baptized Cape 23 September 1696."
  17. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "8 Octob. 1703 …[Een Kind] van Cecilia vande Caab - Elsje Cast. … https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…."
  18. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Elisabeth (Elsje) casties baptized Cape 8 October 1703; Company slave listed (1714): Elsie Balsters van Sisilia Mulders."
  19. [S631] Inventory of the estate of Cicilia Swerisse, 13 December 1713 "... haar minderjarige dogter Johanna Kemp, geprocreeert bij N: [Nicolaas?] Kemp ..."
  20. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
 

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