Luitenant Johannes Coon

M, #6821, b. circa 1650, d. before September 1679

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Last Edited15/02/2016
Birth*Luitenant Johannes Coon was born circa 1650.1
 
Marriage*He married Alexandrina Maxvelt circa 1666.1
 
Death*He died before September 1679.1
 
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 30 March 1664 the Walcheren departed Wielingen enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 29 June 1664. Passengers were landed on 12 July and among them were Luitenant Johannes Coon.2 
Occupation* On 1 May 1665 Luitenant Johannes Coon was a vaendrigh or Company official.3 
(Witness) BaptismPutativeHe witnessed the baptism of Maria Losëe on 12 September 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.30 August 1671, the name of Johannes was written in the record as Joannes Coen.
Baptisms - WitnessLuitenant Johannes Coon and Jacob Cauw, Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden and Alexandrina Maxvelt witnessed the baptism of Elisabeth Barbara van Wullen on 25 April 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
He and Pieter Klinckenbergh and Lidia de Pape witnessed the baptism of Salomon Meerhof on 12 September 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
He and Jacob van Borghorst, Agnis Kruijs and Alexandrina Maxvelt witnessed the baptism of Abraham Diemer on 29 September 1669 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
He and Anna van der Meer and Wouter Mostert witnessed the baptism of Aaltje Diemer on 30 August 1671 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
He and Catharina d' Vooght witnessed the baptism of Urbanus Croes on 26 June 1672 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
Slave BirthsBefore 12 September 1666, Maria Losëe was born in bondage and was owned by Luitenant Johannes Coon de Caep de Goede Hoop.11
Cornelia Bogaerts was New Tag it is likely that Cornelia Bogaerts was Cape born and the daughter of Marij van Angola. This is offered with a view toward further discovery in the record circa May 1669 de Caep de Goede Hoop.12,13
Slave TransactionsOn 1 May 1665 Marij van Angola was sold by Zacharias Wagenaer to Luitenant Johannes Coon, for Rds 70 or ƒ210. Böeseken refers to her as Mary possibly from the island of Balie, and notes that in the record she was said to be a Baelse slavin. She also describes her as Mari van Bali. In his transcription, Hattingh records her to be the slavin Marie. Interestingly, although Hattingh cites the CTD (previously T&S) p.249 he describes it as Verlore i.e. lost.14,3,15
On 15 May 1666 Jan van Bengale was sold by Jacob Cauw to Luitenant Johannes Coon, for Rds. 100. In terms of the agreement, Cau could purchase Jan back at the same amount; and if Coon did not have the purchase price immediately available, he could pay in instalments.16,17,18
On 9 April 1669 Catharina van Malabar was sold by Jacob van Borghorst to Rijckloff van Goens, who was enroute from Ceylon to Texel to, apparently expecting to return to the East in due when he would pick her up. However, the purchase price of Rds 80 or f 240 was paid by Luitenant Johannes Coon in an apparent dual transaction in which Coon purchased the pregnant Anna van Bengale from Van Goens, for Rds 70 or f 210 which was to be paid to Borghorst. However, if Anna died in childbirth the price was reduced by half to Rds 35.Van Goens returned to Ceylon in 1675 but Cattrijn remained at the Cape.19,20,21
On 28 May 1669 Anna van Bengale was sold by Luitenant Johannes Coon to Joan van Couwenburg, for Rds 80 without any reservasies, i.e. conditions. She would have accompanied her new owner to Batavia on the Alphen which departed the Cape on 2 June 1668.22
Slave EmancipationsLuitenant Johannes Coon may have been the person who emancipated Lysbeth van Bengale before 29 October 1673, when she was baptised as a free person.23
Slaves owned by individualsCirca May 1669 Marij van Angola was owned by Luitenant Johannes Coon.13

Citations

  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: Anno 1679
    den 29 September
    Lodwijk Francois Boureau J.M. van Brussel en Alexandrina Maxvelt weduwe van den luitn[an]t Johannes Coon., 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).
  2. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012. "29 June 1664: Walcheren brings Alexandrina Maxwell & husband Johannes Coon (from Sommelsdijk) (land 12 July).     "
  3. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 1.5.1665: Die prys van 70 Rds. is in die addendum uitgelaat. Johannes Coon se beroep word in die document as "vaendrigh" aangedui wat beteken dat hy 'n amptenaar van die V.O.C, was. Dit word in die addendum verswyg.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  4. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Maria (Marij) [?van Angola] (purchased 1 May 1665 from Zacharias Wagenaer) who was mother to:
    Maria Lozee (baptized Cape 12 September 1666: een slavinne kint van Joannes Coon gedoopt onder getuychen van den heer en wiert genaemt Maria)
    Cornelia (baptized Cape 9 March 1669)."
  5. [S672] NGK Baptism Records Cape Town 1652 to 1695: een slavinne kint van Joan[es ....]
    [Heer] en wiert genaemt [mo...]
    (the ink has faded off down the right side and
    at bottom right hand corner of the above page), (1652 to 1695), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Records Cape Town 1652 to 1695.
  6. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1666
    Den 25 April een doghter van Jaoannes van Wullen en Catharina Herber[s] syn huis vrouw, wiert genaemt Elisabeth Barbara als getuijgen stonden den Hr Jacob [Cau] den Hr Zacharias Wagenaer: Juffr. N: Cau Juffr N: Coon, 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.).
  7. [S687] VC 603, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, baptisms. Cape Archives Verbatim Copies, (1665-1696), Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa: [ao 1666] den 12 Sept: een soontje van Sr Pieter Meerhof en Eva syn huysvrouw genaemt Salomon; de getuigen ward Lydia Lacus, Joannes Koon en Pieter Klinckenbergh
    [Thanks to Mansell Upham for clarifying this transcription]. Photocopy image thanks to Mansell Upham. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, baptisms.
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): An. 1669
    Den 29 Septb'
    een soontje van Elbert Diemer en Christina Doos syn huysvr' wiert genaemt Abraham tot getuyge stonden de E.H.Com' Jacob Borghorst; en Johannes Coon met Zandrina sijn huysvr' in stade van Abraham Gabbama en Agnis Kruijs weduwe van Willem Kruijs zal, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  9. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Anno 1671
    Den 30 Aug
    een dochtercke van Elbert Diemer en Christina Does syn huysvr' wiert genaamt Aaltje tot getuyge stonden Joannes Coen, Wouter Moster en Anna de Vooght, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Anno 1672
    Den 26 Juni
    een soontje van Hieronimus Croes en Aeltje Elberts syn huysvr' wiert genaamt Urbanus tot getuyge stonden Joan Coon en Catharina de Voocht huysvr' van Henrick Crudop, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  11. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Maria (Marij) [?van Galle / Bali] (purchased 1 May 1665 from Zacharias Wagenaer) who was mother to:
    Maria Lozee (baptized Cape 12 September 1666)
    Cornelia (baptized Cape 9 March 1669)."
  12. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present.
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): An. 1669. den May (day left blank). een dochtertje van Mary slavinne van de luyt: Coon wiert genamet Cornelia tot getuiyge stont Angila, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  14. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.28: A year before [Wagenaer's] departure he sold the slave Mary, possibly from the island of Balie, to the sergeant Johannes Coon. He was paid Rds 70 or ƒ210 for her - a considerable sum of money. [In the document she was called a "Baelse slavin"]
    p.126: 1.5.1665: Marie van Bali, sold by Zacharias Wagenaerto Johannes Coon.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  15. [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): 1.5.1665     CTD 2, p.249 [Verlore]
    Die edele heer Zacharias kommandeur, verkoop aan mons. Johannes Coon, vaandrig, ‘n slavin Marie vir 70 Rds. [Geen ourderdom vermeld.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  16. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 15.5.1666     CTD 3, p.93
    Die edele heer Jacob Cauw, admiraal van die retoervloot en kommissaris, verkoop aan Johannis Coon, vaandrig, ‘n Bengaalse slaaf, Jan van Bengale, op die voorwaarde dat Cauw hom weer kan terugneem wanneer hy die Kaap aandoen vir 100 Rds. [‘n Skuldbrief van Coon vir die bedrag kom op p.99 voor, dog is egter nie onderteken nie.]
  17. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 15.5.1666, III, pp. 93-94: Jan from Bengal, sold by Jacob Cauw, Admiral of the return fleet, to Johannes Coon.
  18. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Foute en regstellings", 15.5.1666: Jan van Bengale word aan Johannes Coon vir 100 Rds. verkoop. Nie net word die prys in die addendum verswyg nie, maar ook die voorwaardes. Jacob Cauw kon hom teen dieselfde prys terugkoop. Indien Coon nie die koopsom dadelik sou kon bybring nie, kon hy wel in paaiement maar teen rente betaal.
  19. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, pp. 127-128.9.4.1669, III, p. 311: Catrijn from the Coromandel Coast, sold by Jacob Borghorst to Rijckloff van Goens Jr. for Rds. 80 or f240. In the margin a note was later added that J. Coon paid this amount to Borghorst.
  20. [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)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), October 2014. "With Borghorst’s departure, he mostly sells (31 December 1669) his slaves to the Company - with the exception of Catharina (Catrijn) van Malabar whom he sells to Rijkckloff van Goens although the purchase price is paid by Sergeant Johannes Coon (from Sommelsdijk)..."
  21. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 9.4.1669 CTD 3, p.310
    Die edel heer Jacob Borghorst, kommandeur, verkoop aan die edele heer Rijckloff van Goens die jonge, admiraal van die aanwesige vier Ceylonse retoerskepe en op die skip De Logge [Kogge?] die slavin Cattrijn van die Kus van Coromandel vir 80 Rds of f 240. [Nota deur Borghorst] Die bedrag is betaal deur luitenant Johannes Coon.
    9.4.1669     CTD 3, p.311
    Die edel heer Rijckloff van Goens die jonge, admiraal van die aanwesige vier Ceylonse ret oerskepe en op die skip De Logge [Kogge?] wat op vertrek staan na Patria, verkoop aan die provisionele luitenant Johannes Coon die slavin Anna van Bengale, wat swanger is, op die voorwaarde dat as sy met die kraam te sterwe kom net die helfte, 35 Rds, anders moet 70 Rds of f 210 aan kommandeur Jacob Borghorst oorhandig word.
  22. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 28.5.1669      CTD 3, p.324
    Johannes Coon, luitenant, verkoop die slavin Anna van Bengale aan Joan van Couwenburg, onderkoopman op die skip Alphen vir 80 Rds sonder enige ‘reservasies’.
  23. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1673
    dito (29 dito (October))
    Twee bejaarde Vrouwe-Personen, waar van d'een genaamt wierd Catharina van Malbaar out 36 Jaren: d'ander Elisabeth van Bengalen out ontrent de 30 Jaren, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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