Jan Holtsmit

M, #7100, b. circa 1640

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited15/08/2010
Birth*Jan Holtsmit was born circa 1640.1
 
Marriage*He married Hester Weijers on 12 March 1684 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
 
Occupation* On 12 March 1684 Jan Holtsmit was schoenmaker de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
(Witness) BaptismPutativeHe and Catharina Anthonis witnessed the baptism of Maria Petronella Langeveld on 7 May 1719.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.4 April 1694, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan Holdtsmidt.
Baptisms - WitnessJan Holtsmit witnessed the baptism of Margaretha Elberts on 17 March 1686 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4
He and Anna Catharina van Dragen witnessed the baptism of Anna Margareta Mulder on 27 April 1687 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJan Holtsmit became a burgher on 12 March 1684, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival.1
Slave BirthsBefore 4 April 1694, Jacob van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Holtsmit de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
Before 4 April 1694, Helena van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Holtsmit de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
Before 19 June 1695, Christiaen van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Holtsmit de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Slave TransactionsOn 5 May 1686 Antonio van Mozambique was sold by Joseph de la Gracia to Jan Holtsmit, for Rds. 50.8
On 25 May 1686 Antonio van Mozambique was sold by Joseph de la Gracia to Jan Holtsmit, for Rds. 50.9
On 18 June 1686 Paulus van Mozambique was sold by Juan Maehado to Jan Holtsmit, for Rds. 10. He was described as "thick-set and small of stature."10
On 24 December 1686 Thomas van Madagascar was sold by Martin Weber to Jan Holtsmit, for Rds. 50.11
On 6 February 1687 Hercules van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Pieter Doen to Jan Holtsmit, for Rds. 40.12
On 30 January 1688 Thomas van Madagascar was sold by Jan Holtsmit to Simon van der Stel, for Rds. 25.13
On 25 May 1690 Sijtje van Macassar, a slave, was was placed on loan from Franciscus Johannesz: Villerius, in service to Jan Holtsmit, the latter undertaking to maintain her until Villierius returned from Holland. However, Villerius died after leaving the Cape, because a note added to the file stipulated that his brother was his only heir and entitled to claim Sijtje as his property. This brother has now been identified as Rochus Johannesz: Villerius who in fact never travelled to the Cape. The Pijlswaert went down near the Shetland Islands enroute from the Cape to Patria, and all on board, including skipper Franciscus Johannesz: Villerus, lost their lives.14,15,16
On 18 June 1692 Claas van Malabar was sold by Wessel Jansz Koese to Jan Holtsmit, for Rds. 80, Rds. 50 to be paid immediately and the balance in 1693.17
On 14 March 1695 Laurens van Malabar was sold by Nicolaes Kraijenvanger to Jan Holtsmit, for Rds. 75.18
Sijtje van Macassar, a slave, was was placed on loan from Jan Holtsmit, in service to Octavius van Macassar on 27 February 1698 de Caep de Goede Hoop.19,20
On 10 March 1698 Koumet van Poupou was sold by Jan Holtsmit to Claas Hendricksz Diepenouwe, for Rds. 100.21
Slaves owned by individualsBetween 4 April 1694 and 27 January 1697 Marta Manuels was owned by Jan Holtsmit.6,22

Citations

  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao' 1684
    den 12 Maart
    Jan Holtsmit van sitter jonghm, vryburger en schoenmaker en Juffrou Hester Weiers van Lier, weduwe van Wouter Mostart, 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. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: [7 Maij 1719] Maria Elizabeth
    Jacob Pietersz, en Cornelia Jacobsz
    Jan Holsmith, en Catharina Anthonisz., transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao' 1686
    den 17 Maert Margarita
    Hendrick Elbert en Aeltie ter Meulen
    Jan Holtsmit en [Bina] van de Haugen, 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.).
  4. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 2 D-G (Pretoria, South Africa: Human Science Research Council, 1989), p. 177. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G.
  5. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao' 1687. Den 27 April is een kint gedoopt en genaamt Anna Margareta waar van de vader was Hendrick Mulder de moeder Margreta Maijchart [Marquart] de getuijgen Jan Holsmit, en A[nna ] Catharina van Dragen, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  6. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1694
    Den 4 April twee Slavinne kinderen gedoopt van Jan
    Holdtsmidt, waer van de moeder is genaemt Marth at an unknown age
    Manuell, tot getuijge stonden Sara Claesze, ende
    Catarina Willems, sijn genaemt de eene Jacob,
    de andere Helena, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  7. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1695
    dito (19 Junii) een kind van Marta, gent Christiae[N]
    getuijgen jan Willemse Vermeulen en
    Catharina van Bengale, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  8. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.146. 5.5.1686: Antonio from Mozambique (28/30), sold by Joseph de la Gracia to Jan Holsmith for Rds. 50.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  9. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.146. 25.5.1686: Antonio de Mozambique (28/30), sold by Joseph de la Gracia to Jan Holsmith for Rds. 50.
  10. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.147. 18.6.1686: Paulus from Mozambique, "thick-set and small of stature", sold by Juan Maehado, who was shipwrecked on the Nostra Signora de los Milagros, to Jan Holsmith for Rds. 10.
  11. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.148. 24.12.1686: Thomas from Madagascar (20/21), sold by Marthinus Webber (signature Martin Weber) junior chirurgijn on the Jambi, to Jan Holsmith for Rds.50.
  12. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.149. 6.2.1687: Hercules from the Coromandel Coast (16/17), sold by Pieter Doen, first mate of the Cronenburg, to Jan Holtsmith for Rds. 40.
  13. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.151. 30.1.1688, pp. 26-28: Thomas from Madagascar (18/19), sold by Jan Holsmith to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 25.
  14. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Who is Jannetje Rutgertroost? A genealogical investigation into the origins of a Cape of Good Hope-born mesties woman variously found in the records as: Jannetie / Jannetie Hans:/Hanse: Rutgertroost', 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), April 2012. "On 25 May 1690 she (then aged 20/21) given in loan by Franciscus Villerius, skipper of Pijlswaard to Jan Holsmit who undertakes to look after her maintenance until Villerius returns to Holland."
  15. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.157. 25.5.1690, pp. 484-485: Sijtje from Macassar (20/21), given in loan by Franciscus Villerius, skipper of the Pijlswaard, to Jan Holsmit who undertook to look after her maintenance until skipper Villerius returns from Holland. A note was added to this document, stating that the brother of the by now deceased Villerius was the only heir and entitled to claim Sijtje of Macassar.
  16. [S847] E-mails from Andries Penders to Delia Robertson, 2015 "The "Pijlswaert" left Capetown on 1-06-1690, bound for Holland, but the ship shipwrecked near the Shetland-Islands, North of Scotland, with all 170 men on board."
  17. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.160. 18.6.1692, p. 73: Claas from Malabar (21/22), sold by Wessel Jansz Coesen (signature Koese) to Jan Holsmit for Rds. 80 of which Rds. 50 was to be paid immediately and the rest in 1693.
  18. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.167. 14.3.1695, p. 70: Laurens from Malabar (20), sold by the Rev. Nicolaes Craaijvanger, sailing on 't Huys te Loo, to Jan Holsmith for Rds. 75. (Signature Kraijenvanger.).
  19. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Uprooted Lives 30 Jannetje Rutgertroost', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "On 27 February 1698 she is given in loan to free-black [sic], Octavia [sic] van Macassar, by Holsmit, who is about to return to Patria. He promises to return Zijtje to the heirs of her former master, the late Francicus Villerius, should they come to the Cape to claim her."
  20. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 182. 27.2.1698: Zijtje from Macassar, who was about 20 in 1690, now given in loan to the Free Black, Octavia from Maeassar, by Jan Holtsmit, who was about to return to Patria. Octavia promised to return Zijtje to the heirs of her former master, the late skipper Franciscus Villcrius, should they come to the Cape to claim her. See also 25.5.1690.
  21. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 183. 10.3.1698: Koumet from Poupou (27), sold by Jan Holsmith to Claas Hendrik Diepenauw for Rds. 100.
  22. [S747] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), Burger Slave Baptisms, 1696-1712: 10 Novb:r 1697. … Marta Emanuel slavin van Johannes Holsmit …, transcribed by Corney Keller, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as Burger Slave Baptisms.
 

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