Eva van Madagascar1
F, #6916, b. circa 1688
|NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732||NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732|
|BirthOrigin*||Eva was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1688. The date is estimated, she was old enough to profess her faith in 1703.1|
|Baptism||Eva van Madagascar was baptized on 18 February 1703 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).2,1|
|Marriage De facto*||Circa 1705 Eva van Madagascar and Gerrit van Malabar were in a de facto relationship. This relationship is assumed based on the baptism of an infant with parents thus named on 31 January 1706.3|
|Marriage De facto*||Circa 1710 Eva van Madagascar and Tibout van Caap Fero were in a de facto relationship. This relationship is assumed based on the baptism of an infant with parents thus named on 5 April 1711.3|
|Gerrit van Malabar b. c 1666|
|Tibout van Caap Fero b. c 1680|
|Notes||Circa 1700, there were apparently three contemporaneous Malagasy slave women named Eva. As is the case for all similarly named slaves it is often very difficult to work out who they were. The things I consider include:|
---the age they were considered adult, which seems to have been when they reached puberty although in some instances seems to include prepubuscent children
---age gaps between children. The gaps between the birth of children seem predominantly to be between 12 to 36 months, but occasionally less or more
---naming patterns and the way some individuals are identified in the lodge census records in which both mothers and grandmothers are identified
All of this is further complicated by the fact that slaves sometimes passed between private owners without being recorded, and also sometimes passed from a private owner to the Company and even back again. In the case of these women, two appear to have remained privately owned, and one Company owned. However, it could be that there were only two. For now I am assuming there were three separate individuals and that Eva van Madagascar was owned by the Company, while Eva van Madagascar and Eva van Madagascar were privately owned.
|Slaves owned by individuals||On 18 February 1703 Eva van Madagascar was Madagascar owned by Francois van der Stel.1|
- [S520] Mansell Upham, "Lijsbeth Vion", 2 March 2010 (Tokyo, Japan - e-mail address). "Eva [van Madagascar] was baptized as an adult (18 February 1703) at which time she is recorded as lijfeijgen van Jonker Francois van der Stel.". Hereinafter cited as "Lijsbeth Vion."
- [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[18 Febr: 1703] Na voorgaande belydenis gedoopt lyfygen van Jonker Francois vander Stel. — Eva
- [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).
- [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
- [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:
Eva se identiteit is onbekend. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
- [S520] Mansell Upham, "Lijsbeth Vion", "... children (Andrina & Barend ) by Eva [van Madagascar?]..."