|NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695||NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695|
|Birth*||Steven Jansz Botma was born circa 1630 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.1|
|Marriage*||He married Hendrika Hendriks circa 1655.1|
|Death*||He died before 12 March 1700 de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1|
|Hendrika Hendriks b. c 1635, d. b 31 Mar 1704|
|Arrival*||Before 21 February 1657, Steven Jansz Botma arrived at (an unknown value) from de Caep de Goede Hoop.3|
|LandGrant*||On 14 April 1657, Steven Jansz Botma, Otto Jansz:, Hendrik Elbrechts and Jacob Cornelisz Rosendaal were granted land on the eastern shore of the Liesbeecq, near the Bound Thorn Bush, 160 roods NW to SE and 200 roods N to S. The grant was signed by Rijcklof van Goens.4|
|Baptisms - Witness||Steven Jansz Botma and Hendrika Hendriks witnessed the baptism of Maria Botma on 14 May 1676 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.5|
He and Hendrika Hendriks witnessed the baptism of Sophia Botma on 15 June 1687 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
|Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)||On 31 May 1657 Steven Jansz Botma was enumerated in the muster roll, among the free men, or vrijlieden.7|
On 15 February 1658 Steven Jansz Botma and Hendrik Elbrechts were enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as Steven's Company and owners of the land granted to them. Enumerated with them was Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer described as 'in their service.8'
1663 Steven Jansz Botma was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in Cape District.9
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||On 14 April 1657, Steven Jansz Botma was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. The vrijbrief was signed by Rijcklof van Goens.10|
|Slave Transactions||Circa 1662 Marij Pekenijn van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Steven Jansz Botma de Caep de Goede Hoop.11|
On 17 October 1674 Andries van Malabar was sold by Johann Conrad von Breitenbach to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds 100.12,13
On 23 May 1675 Josias van Bengale was sold by Jan Cornelis Swart to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds 100.14,15
On 13 January 1678 Klaas van Angola was sold by Willem Forbis to Steven Jansz Botma, for f 100. Indian valuation.16,17
On 21 February 1678 Jan van Madagascar was sold by Johan Corten to Steven Jansz Botma, for f 100.18,19
On 11 February 1687 Aran van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Roelof Diodati of the Jambi, on behalf of Abraham Arnouts skipper of the Cronenburg to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds. 40.20
On 11 February 1687 Anthoni van Malabar was sold by François Lavia to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds. 22.21
On 20 June 1689 Isak van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Johannes Rigman van Weij to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds. 96.22
On 7 February 1690 Marcus van Madagascar and Cupido van Madagascar were sold by William Deeron to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds. 94.23
On 25 November 1692 Bastiaan van Malabar was sold by Thomas Nynn to Steven Jansz Botma, for Rds. 60.24
- [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. 388. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
- [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Reference no.: MOOC8/1.50; Testator(s): Steeven Jansz: Botman; 12 Maart 1700."
- [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/) "Stamvader Steven Jansz BOTMA was die eerste vryburger op 21 Februarie 1657 en een van die grondleggers van die Afrikaanse volk."
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.262-263 The Commander and Council of the Fort the Good Hope, at Cabo de Boa Esperance, having been pointed out and respectfully asked for by Steven Jansz:, of Wageningen, Otto Jansz:, of Vreede, Hendrick Elbrechtsz:, of Osenbrugge, Jacob Cornelisz:, of Rosendael – all burghers and residents – a certain plot of ground, situated in the big veld or pass between Table and False Bays, behind Table Mountain, on the East side of the little Liesbeeck, near the Bound Thorn Bush, in breadth mostly N. by W. and S. by E., 160 roods, in depth E. by N. and W. by S. at the N. and S. side 200 roods, adjoining on the W. the large public road at the said E. side of the aforesaid Liesbeeck, on the E. the Company’s orchard, towards the Cape mountain range, on the W. towards the mountains of the Continent of Africa; and on the S. and N. the cultivated and still to be cultivated land of the Hon. Company, just as it has been laid down and shown by the Surveyor in the annexed chart; that the same land, that is fit for the purpose, may without delay, be at once sown with wheat, rye, rice and other grain, and be taken possession of in freehold, and held without any tax for the space of 12 years, provided that the grantees shall not be permitted to sell, let or alienate the same, before the said 12 years shall have expired, and only then with the knowledge and consent of the Council aforesaid, instead of mortgage deeds, in which case they shall remain subject to the payment of such taxes and dues, as well as to allow such high roads thenceforth through their lands, as may have been resolved upon by the authorities in this country subject to the approbation of our Principals, or may hereafter be ordained in the interests of the Company and that of the public, on condition however that should the said freemen on account of dissipation or otherwise, be found not to display sufficient diligence, and consequently leave their lands untilled, they shall forfeit all such lands, which shall again be taken possession of by the Hon. Company, and they shall further refund the Company with their labour all the debts which they have incurred, and be bound to protect and guard all such redoubts or watch-houses as shall be erected by the Hon. Company for the protection of their lands, everything subject to the approval and confirmation of the Honourable Masters.
Given in the Fort “The Good Hope,” on the 14th April, 1657, and signed Ryckloff van Goens. On the open space was pressed the seal of the Company in red wax, under which stood, “By order of the above-mentioned honourable gentleman, in the Fort, and on the date as above and signed by me–
ABRAHAM GABBEMA, as Clerk.". Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
- [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Anno 1676. Den 14 Maij, Maria. Cornelis Stevensz van Wageningen en Jannetie Gerrits
Steven Jansz en Hendricke Hendricks, 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.).
- [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao' 1687
Den 15 dito (Junii) is een kint gedoopt ende genaamt Stephia [DR: Sophia]
waarvan vader was Coornelis Stevensz Botma de moeder Jannetie Gerritsz
de getuijgen Steven Janszen Botma en Hendrickie Hendricsz, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.290.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
- [S935] Opgaafrol, J __; J; Tax Rolls, 1663, Cape Archive Depot, 0001A BOTMA K 2 STEVEN JZ 1 3 13 30 1 232 4 K.
- [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.264. As above to:- Steven Jansz:, of Wageningen, sailor, d.d. 14th April, 1657.
- [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. Steven Jansz Botma buys (no record?), Marij Pekenijn van Angola.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 131. 17.10.1674, VI, p. 145: Andries from Malabar, sold by Coenraet van Breitenbach to Steven Jansz for Rds. 100. [I have assumed the purchaser in this case to be Steven Jansz: Botma - corrections welcome.]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [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): 17.10.1674 CTD 6, p. 195
Mons. Coenraad van Breytenbagh verkoop aan Steven Jansen, burger, die slaaf Andries van Malabar, … , vir 100 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.131. 23.5.1675: Josias from Bengal, sold by first mate Jan Cornelis Swart to Steven Jansz for Rds. 100. [I have assumed the purchaser was Steven Jansz: Botma - corrections welcome.]
- [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 23.5.1675 [Verlore]
Opperstuurman Jan Cornelis Swart verkoop aan Steven Jansz die slaaf Josias van Bengale vir 100 Rds.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.135; 13.1.1678: Klaas from Angola, sold by second mate Willem Vorbus (signature Forbis) to Steven Jansz van Wageningen for f 100. Indian valuation.
- [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 13.1.1678 TS 3, g.p.
Willem Vorbus, onderstuurman op die St Andries, verkoop aan Steven Jansz van Wageningen, vryburger alhier, die slafie Klaas van Angola vir f 100. [Willem Forbis]
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.135; 21.2.1678: Jan from Madagascar, sold by Johan Corten to Steven Jansz from Wageningen for f 100.
- [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 21.2.1678 TS 3, g.p.
Johan Cortez, assistent alhier, verkoop aan die vryburger Steven Jansz die slaaf Jan van Madagaskar vir f 100.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.149. Aran from the Coast (18/19), sold by Roelof Diodati of the Jambi, for Abraham Arnouts, skipper of the Cronenburg, to Steven Jansz for Rds. 40.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.149. 11.2.1687: Anthoni from Malabar (14), sold by François Lavia, chief steward of the Alkmaar, to Jan Stevensz Botma for Rds. 22.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.154. 20.6.1689, pp. 237-238: Isaak from Coromandel (14), sold by Johannes Rijckman van Weij to Steven Jansz Botma for Rds. 96.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.155. 7.2.1690, pp. 331--332: Marcus (14/15) and Cupido (8/9), both from Madagascar, sold by W. Deeron to Steven Jansz Botma for Rds. 94.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.162. 25.11.1692, p. 171: Bastiaan from Malabar (16), sold by Thomas Nynn, English captain of the Diana, to Steven J ansz Botma for Rds. 60.
- [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:
. . . Jan Stevensz de Jonge =23.7.1670 x Christina de Bruin en boer op Vredenburg, in de Moddergat. Hier word miskien na Jan de Jonge verwys omdat hy ln die omgewing gewoon het.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.