Ferdinandùs Appel

M, #6992, b. 4 October 1665, d. 1717
Father*Jurriaan Jansz Appel1 b. c 1638, d. b 21 Aug 1672
Mother*Jannetje Ferdinandus1 b. c 1640

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Last Edited12/07/2015
BirthFerdinandùs Appel was born before 4 October 1665.2
 
Lovers*In 1685 Ferdinandùs Appel and Maria Kickers were lovers.3 
Marriage*He married Levina Cloete, daughter of Gerritt Cloete and Catharina Harmans, circa 1691.4,5
 
Death*He died in 1717.1
 

Family

Levina Cloete b. 12 Sep 1677
Children
(Child) Will On 23 February 1673 Henrick Barentze van der Zee and Jannetje Ferdinandus, both ill and confined to bed, executed a will in which they each designated their surviving spouse as beneficiary in their estate. If Hendrick died first, Jannetje would send f 600 Hollandse waarde to his father Barent Hendricksz:, the mayor of the island Ommeland ([Ameland]. If Jannetje predeceased Hendrick, he would give each of her underage sons from her first marriage, Joannes Appel and Ferdinandùs Appel, half of f 1 000 Hollandse waarde as their mother's portion. It was also their supreme will and wish that if either died first or returned to Patria Hendrick's slave, Simon van Angola, was to be emancipated, however this would only come into effect after three further years of slaving for his surviving owner. The record does not reflect whether or not this ever happened.6 
(Lover) Ménage à trois Between 11 June 1683 and 1700 Maria Kickers and Jan Cornelisz were legally married, but at the same time, from at least 1687 Frederich Both and Maria were lovers, apparently with the agreement of Jan. During divorce proceedings in 1700 Maria conceded that eight of her children, that is Theunis Botha, Willem Bootha, Catrijna Both, Cornelia Botha, Anna Bota, Maria Botha and Johannes Botha were fathered by Frederich Both(a) with the apparent encouragement (aanleijding) of her spouse, Jan Cornelisz, at the time. All of these offspring subsequently used the surname Both(a). However, in 1689 two women alleged that Theunis, Maria's oldest child, was fathered by Ferdinandùs Appel. This is born out by modern DNA tests, which have shown that direct patrilineal descendants of Theunis tested positive for the same Y-DNA haplogroup as direct patrilineal descendants of Appel.7 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.2 October 1694, the name of Ferdinandùs was written in the record as Fardinandùs Appel.8
29 November 1699, the name of Ferdinandùs was written in the record as Fardinantùs Appel.9
BaptismsFerdinandùs Appel was baptized on 4 October 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Catharina Croons and Hendrik van Seurwaarden.10,5,1
Baptisms - WitnessFerdinandùs Appel and Helena Clements witnessed the baptism of Joannis van As on 6 April 1692 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.11
He and Mari Russara and Annetje Jansz Louw witnessed the baptism of Sara Coetzeè on 28 October 1694 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.12,13
He and Mari Russara and Annetje Jansz Louw witnessed the baptism of Dirck Coetse on 28 October 1694 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.14,13
He and Elsijn Gijldenhùs witnessed the baptism of Sara van Wijck on 29 November 1699 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15,16
He and Elisabeth van Brakel witnessed the baptism of Ferdinandùs du Bùisson on 3 June 1708 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He and Sophia Cloete witnessed the baptism of Jurrian Heylon on 17 February 1709 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Abigael Appel on 7 December 1710 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
He and Sophia Cloete witnessed the baptism of Ferdinandus van der Westhuysen on 18 September 1712 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.20 See: Baptism of Ferdinandùs van Westhùysen
NotesA DNA study has found that male descendants of Maria Kickers are from two different Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups. Known descendants of Theunis Botha share the same Y-chromosome DNA as a direct descendant of Ferdinandùs Appel — while descendants of the other sons have different Y-chromosome DNA — most likely that of Frederich Both. This evidence supports an allegation made by two women in 1689 that Theunis — Maria's oldest child — was fathered by Appel. Maria subsequently testified that all her children were fathered by Both and not her husband Jan Cornelisz aka Jan Bombam. Read the attached article by Jaco Greeff who did the DNA study.
Slave TransactionsOn 25 June 1697 Anthonij van Cochin was sold by Marten de Jeught to Fardinandùs Appel, for Rds. 50.21

Citations

  1. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p. 73. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - based on date of baptism.
  3. [S748] Jaco M. Greeff & J. Christoff Erasmus, "Appel Botha Cornelitz: The abc of a three hundred year old divorce case", Forensic Science International: Genetics (Appel Botha Cornelitz) 7 Issue 5 (September 2013). Hereinafter cited as "Appel Botha Cornelitz."
  4. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - based on date of baptism of first daughter, Sophia.
  5. [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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  6. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 23.2.1673     CTD 6, p. 5
    Die eersame Hendrick Barents van der Zee, burger alhier en gebore te Zuerwaerden, en die eerbare Jannetje Geeraerts van Cortrijck, sy huisvrou, beide siek en bedlêend dog by hul verstand [maak hul testament] en wys die langslewende as testateur aan van al hulle besittings. As hy, sonder wettige erfgename by haar, eerste te sterwe kom, sal sy uit hul gesamentlike boedel ‘n legaat aan sy vader Barent Hendricksz, burgermeester op die eiland Ommeland, ter waarde van f 600 Hollandse waarde, as sy vaderserfporsie bemaak. As sy eerste te sterwe kom sonder dat daar kinders by hom in hul tweede huwelik verwek is, sal hy aan haar twee onmondige seuns uit haar eerste huwelik, Joannes en Ferdinandus Appel, elk die helfte van die som van f 1 000 Hollandse waarde, as hul moedersgedeelte uitkeer. Beide sal aan die Diakonie van die armes die som van f 50, Indiese waarde, uitkeer. Ook is dit hul uiterste wil en begeerte ingeval die testateur eerste te sterwe kom of na die vaderland vertrek een van sy lyfeie, Sijmon van Angola, vrygestel sal word dog haar vir nog drie jaar dien alvorens vry te wees. As sy eerste te sterwe kom, beloof hy om die slaaf ook vry te stel.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  7. [S566] Divorce Record Kickers-Cornelisz, 3: 22.01; CJ, 1700, Western Cape Archives and Records Service.
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Jurrien zoon van Fardinandùs Appel de moeder Jantie Cloete is gedoopt den 2 Octobr 1694 als getùijge Roelif Pasman met zijn vroùw.
  9. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Sara dochter van Arij van Wijck de moeder Cornelija Hel[m] de getùgen Fardinantùs Appel en Elsijn Gijldenhùs ijs dedoopt den 29 November 1699.
  10. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 4 Octob. is gedoopt een zoon van Juriaen
    Janssen Appel, by Janneken Ferdinandus, en
    is genaamt Ferdinandus: de getuijgen waar
    Hendrik van Seurwaarden, en Catharina
    Croons, 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.).
  11. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Joannis zoon van Jacobus van As de moeder Marija de Sweed [Clements] is gedoopt de 6en April 1692 als getùijge Fardinandùs Appel Lena Sweed [Clements].
  12. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Dirck en Sara soon en dogter van Dirck Coetse de moeder Sara van der Schulp is gedoopt den 28 Octobr 1694 als getijge Ferdinand[us?] Appel, Mari Russara, Annietie Jans Loùw.
  13. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, p. 622.
  14. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Dirck en Sara - Soon en dogter van Dirck Coetser de moeder Sara van der Schulp is gedoopt den 28 Octob:e 1694 als getuijge Ferdinandus Appels, Maria Russara Annietie Jansz Louw.
  15. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Sara dochter van Arij van Wijck de Moeder Cornelija Helm de getuiegen Fardinandus Appel en Elsijn [Elsie?] Gijldenhuijs ijs dedoop 29 November 1699.
  16. [S324] GSSA, "Die VAN WYK-families van Suid-Afrika, Uitgawe 3", 6 Feb 2010 (Pretoria). , Citing NG Kerk Stellenbosch baptism register, p.17.. Hereinafter cited as "Die VAN WYK-families van Suid-Afrika, Uitgawe 3."
  17. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Ferdinandùs, de Vader David dù Bùisson, de Moeder Claùdine Lombarr, getùygen Ferdinandùs Appel, Elisabeth van Brakel. 3e Jùny 1708.
  18. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Jùrrian, de Vader Jacob Maggielse, d' Moeder Jannetie Roman, d'getùyge Ferdinandùs Appel en Sophia Cloeten (gebore 26e 7br 1706) gedoopt 17 Febry 1709.
  19. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Abigael, d'Vader Ferdinandùs Appel, d'Moeder Fytie Kloete, getùyge Adam Tas, en Abigael Vroom: 7 xbr 1710.
  20. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Ferdinandùs, d'Vader Barent van Westhùysen, d'moeder Sofia Appel getù Ferdinandùs Appel, Fytie Cloeten, 18e 7br 1712.
  21. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 179. 25.6.1697. p. 226 (verso): Anthonij from Cochin (24), sold by Marten de Jeught, skipper of the Jerusalem, to Ferdinandus Appel for Rds. 40.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  22. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, 1711; Abigael; d'Vader Ferdinandus Appel, d' moeder Fytie Kloete, getuygen Adam Tas, en Abigail Vroom: 7 10br [December] 1710.
 

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