Maria Willems

F, #6888, b. circa 1670

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited16/10/2017
Birth*Maria Willems was born circa 1670 in Hamburg, Germany.1
Marriage De facto* Between 1671 and 1689 Maria Willems and Leendert Jansz van Gijselen were in a de facto relationship. The couple were in a relationship for 18 years, but Maria is said to have married in 1689, so these dates are extrapolated from that. Corrections welcome.2 
Marriage*She married Mattys Dideriks before 30 January 1701.1
Baptisms - WitnessMaria Willems potentially witnessed the baptism of Johannes Koopman on 9 January 1701 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.3
She and Mattys Dideriks witnessed the baptism of Francina NN on 30 January 1701 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4


  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:
    Matthys was getroud met Maria Willemse van Hamburg en was 'n boukontrakteur en messelaar op Stellenbosch (G C de Wet se `Vryliede en Vryswartes'). Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    Maria, (vir 18 jaar huishoudster en bysit van Leendert Jans van Gyselen - CJ 2649 f.14) was die vrou van Matthys Diedericks [SAG says CJ 1164: 14, 3 March 1689].
  3. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Johannes soon van Bartholomeùs Koopman en Engeltje Cornelis van der Boùt, getùijgen Hendrik Van Batùm en Maria Willemse den 9 Janùar: 1701.
  4. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Francina slavinne kint van Jùff Linnes getùijgen Matthys Dideriks en Maria Willems - 30 Janù 1701.

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