Matthys Greef

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Last Edited23/12/2015
Birth*Matthys Greef was born circa 1660 in Maagdeburg, Germany.1,2
 
Marriage*He married Susanna Claasz, daughter of Claas Jacobs and Aagje Rijx, on 12 November 1684 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4
 

Family

Susanna Claasz b. 14 Feb 1672
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Matthys was written in the record as Matthias Greeff.
12 November 1684, the name of Matthys was written in the record as Mathys Greve.
Between 21 May 1702 and 22 November 1711, the name of Matthys was written in the record as Mattys Greev.5
18 July 1706, the name of Matthys was written in the record as Mattijs Greev.6
Baptisms - WitnessMatthys Greef and Hildegonda Boon witnessed the baptism of Joan Matthijsse Paal on 26 August 1696 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).7
He and Susanna Claasz witnessed the baptism of Barent Hermensz on 18 July 1704 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
He and Susanna Claasz witnessed the baptism of Matthijs van Dyk on 7 September 1704 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).9
He and Susanna Claasz witnessed the baptism of Adam van Dyk on 18 July 1706 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
He and Susanna Claasz witnessed the baptism of Mattijs Scheffer on 13 May 1708 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
He potentially witnessed the baptism of Susanna Dorothea Scheffer on 29 May 1710 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.11
He and Sara van der Schulp witnessed the baptism of Mattijs Greev on 22 November 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.12
He and Sùsanna Greeff witnessed the baptism of Mattheus Fredricus Delitsz on 13 March 1712 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).13
Slave BirthsBefore 20 July 1704, Filip NN was born in bondage and was owned by Matthys Greef de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
Slave TransactionsOn 7 September 1686 Diana van Macassar was sold by Herman Ernst de Gresnicht to Matthias Greeff.14,15
On 25 September 1686 Domingo van Bengale, Bacacan van Macassar and Dominga van Bengale were sold by Simon van der Stel to Matthias Greeff for Rds. 200.16
On 14 August 1688 Simon van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Elsie van Suurwaerden to Mathys Greve, for Rds. 55 (Böeseken) or Rds. 65 (Shell.)17
On 19 May 1694 Anthoni van Bengale was sold on behalf of Lucas Pieraard by Andrijs de Man, to Matthias Greeff for for f 340.18
On 8 March 1695 Gustinho van Bengale was sold by Reijnier de Vos to Matthias Greeff, for Rds. 95.19
On 15 March 1695 Hannibal van Bengale sold on behalf of Joan van Hoorn by Andrijs de Man to Matthias Greeff, for Rds. 90.20
On 30 March 1695 Matthias Greeff bought a slave, Christina van Madagascar, from Jan Kotze, for Rds. 100.21
On 11 March 1699 Jan van Bugis was sold by Marten de Jeught to Matthias Greeff, for Rds. 50.22,23
Slave EmancipationsOn 1 August 1689 Domingo van Bengale purchased his freedom from Matthys Greef, for Rds. 100.24,25

Citations

  1. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 2 D-G (Pretoria, South Africa: Human Science Research Council, 1989), p. 516. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G.
  2. [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, lyfeigen van Mattys Greev. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  3. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao' 1684
    eodem dito (12 November) Mathys Greve, jonghman, vryborger en Susanna Claessen, jonge dogchter van der Caep., 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] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Sy trou 12.11.1684 Matthys Greef van Maagdeburg, vryburger aan Stellenbosch
    Lorna:
    Matthijs was van Maadeburg, 'n smit en Chirurgyn van beroep; x 12.11.1684 Susanna Claasz. Hy boer op Nooitgedacht, Stellenbosch en was 'n lid van die Heemraad.
  5. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Adrianùs, soon van Mattys Greev, d'Moeder Sùsanna Klaasz, getùygen Borger Pieterse van Dyk, en Anna Greeff, der 21e May 1702.
    Mattijs, Vader Mattys Greev, d'Moeder Sara Coetzeè, getù Mattys Greev, met Sara Vander Schùlp: 22 9br 1711.
  6. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Adam, d' Vader Bùrghert Pieterse, d' Moeder Anna Greev, getùygen Mattijs Greev, en Sùsanna Greev, 18e Jùly [1706].
  7. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): 26 Aug: 1696. gedoopt het kint van Helmer Paal en Jacob at an unknown age vander Horden onder getuyge van Matthys Greef en Hillegon Boon - Joan Matthijsse, (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).
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  9. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [7 September 1704] van Burgert Pieterz van Dyk en Anna Greef, onder getuyge van Matthys Greef en Susanna Claase, gent: - Matthijs, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  10. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Mattijs, de Vader Hendrik Schefter, de Moeder Sùsanna Greeff, getùygen Mattys Greev, Sùsanna Greev. 13e Mey 1708.
  11. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Sùsanna Dorothea, d'Vader Hendrik Scheffer, Moeder Sùsanna Greev: 29e May 1710. Getùijge Mattys Greev.
  12. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Mattijs, Vader Mattys Greev, d'Moeder Sara Coetzeè, getù Mattys Greev, met Sara Vander Schùlp: 22 9br 1711.
  13. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): D:o [13 Maart 1712] van Johannes Fredricus Delitsch, en Margarita Magdalena Greef; de getuigen Mattheus Greef, en Susanna Scheffer. - Mattheus Fredricus, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  14. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.147. 7.9.l686: Diana from Macassar (25), sold by Hermanus Gresnigh (signature Hermen Gresingh) to Matthias Grevensteijn for Rds. 50. [Purchaser was Matthias Greeff.]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  15. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO:       0511     
    Slaves First Name:       Diana     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Macassar     
    Day Of Sale:       7     
    Month Of Sale:       9     
    Year Of Sale:       1686     
    Type Of Name:       Classical     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Age:       25     
    Slaves Gender:       Female     
    Price In Rixdollars:       50     
    Sellers Last Name:       Gresnight     
    Sellers First Name:       Hermanus     
    Sellers Civil Status:       Councillor     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Sellers Occupation:       Farmer     
    Buyers Last Name:       Greef     
    Buyers First Name:       Matthijs     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Stellenbosch district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis     . Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  16. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.147.
  17. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.153. 14.8.1688, pp. 146-147: Simon from the Coromandel Coast, sold by Elsie van Suerwaerdcn, the widow of Albert van Breuge1, to Matthijs Greve for Rds. 55.
  18. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.165. 19.5.1694: Anthoni from Bengal (30/31), sold by Andries de Man to Matthijs Greeff for f340. These three slaves were sold on 19.5.1694 by De Man on behalf of Lucas Pieraard, Secretary of the Court of Minor Cases in Batavia.
  19. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.167. 8.3.1695, pp. 64,65: Gustinho from Bengal (30), sold by Reijnier de Vos, Commander of the Koning William, to Matthijs Greeff for Rds. 95.
  20. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.167. 15.3.1695, p. 73: Hannibal from Bengal, sold by Andries de Man on behalf of Joan van Hoorn to Matthijs Greeff for Rds. 90.
  21. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.169. 30.3.1695, pp. 102 (verso) - 103: Christina from Madagascar (27), sold by Jan Cotze to Matthijs Greeff for Rds. 100.
  22. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 186. 11.3.1699: Jan from Boegies (24), sold by skipper Marten de Jeught of the Driebergen, to Matthijs Greeff from Stellenbosch for an unspecified sum.
  23. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Sequence IDNO:       1483     
    Slaves First Name:       Jan     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Bougies     
    Day Of Sale:       11     
    Month Of Sale:       3     
    Year Of Sale:       1699     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Trace Possible:       slave comes up for sale again     
    Type Of Name:       Christian     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indonesian Archipelago     
    Slaves Age:       24     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       50     
    Sellers Last Name:       de Jeught     
    Sellers First Name:       Marten     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Skipper     
    Buyers Last Name:       Greef     
    Buyers First Name:       Matthijs     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Stellenbosch district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis.
  24. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.154. 1.8.1689, pp. 244--245: Domingo, allowed to buy his freedom for Rds. 100 by Matthijs Greve (signature Greeff). DR: He signed the transaction with a cross, not his name. See next citation.).
  25. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Dieselfde geld vir Mattijs Greve wat volgens Böeseken self sy naam "Greeff" geteken het as hy in werklikheid ook maar net 'n kruisie getrek het (p. 154, 1.8.1689).. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  26. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: eodem dito (26 Junius) een kindt ghedoopt waervan vader is Mathijs Greeve, de
    moeder Susanna Claesz ge ghetuijge Gerrit van der Bijl
    ende Anna Sophia Bos, ende ghenaemt Claes, 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.).
  27. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    Tas noem in sy Dagboek dat op 22.1.1706 "Deesen avond is er een zoon van Mr. Matthijs Greef genaamt Jochem verdronken." p.162 (VRV 11-1).
  28. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  29. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G, p.519.
  30. [S532] Website The Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA branch (http://www.eggsa.org/) "Jacobus Greeff, who is reported by SA Genealogies to have married Maria Louwrens on 14.1.1725, appears to have been missorted by the editors of SA Genealogies. He is not the child of Matthijs Greeff and Susanna Claasen. He appears nowhere in the six documents listed above, while all the family of Matthijs and Susanna do appear in these documents. Jacobus Greeff was never any part of the family described by those documents. Hoge does not mention him in Personalia of Germans at the Cape, 1652 - 1806.

    Marija Rostok, wife of Jacobus Greeff, appears in the members register of Stellenbosch Church11 in the early eighteenth century, with notes by the editors that confirm his marriage (and his existence): "238. Maria (Rostock) ~ 18-10-1705 dv Jan Lourens van Rostock en Anna Elizabeth Michiels; x 14-1-1725 Jacobus Greef; xx 4-11-1736 Andries Harting s/v Jan Harmenz Harting." This note explains why she is variously referred to as both Rostock and Louwrens. There is never any link between her and Matthijs and Susanna, who would have been her parents-in-law, had Jacobus been their son. All the other children in law of Matthijs and Susanna are directly linked to them in several official documents.
    http://www.eggsa.org/articles/greeff_children.htm."
  31. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G, p. 521.
 

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