Christina de Brùyn1

F, #7342, b. circa 1670

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Last Edited26/12/2021
Birth*Christina de Brùyn was born circa 1670.2
Marriage*She married Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge, son of Steven Jansz Botma and Hendrika Hendriks, circa 1695.3

Family

Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge b. 23 Jul 1670, d. bt 15 Jun 1717 - 3 Apr 1722
Children
(Owner) Duplicate?It is possible that Christijn Pietersz van de Caep and Christina Pietersz van de Caep are the same individual. However, I am now of the view that there were two Christine/Christijn Pietersz: van de Caep living more-or-less contemporaneously.

The individual more frequently recorded as Christijn /Christyn was a company owned slave who spent a large part, if not all her life in the Slave Lodge.

The other was more frequently referred to as Christina, and she was a privately-owned by Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge and Christina de Brùyn and subsequently, in 1723, manumitted with her son Willem Stolts by the latter.

The reasons I have come to this conclusion are the following:
1. Each woman had a son named Willem. Christina's son was baptised in 1694 and became known as Willem Stolts (var). He died in 1750.Christijn's son was baptised in 1710. He is first enumerated in the Slave Lodge census of 1714, again in 1727 and dies in 1753 - still a company owned slave resident in the Slave Lodge.
2. Willem Stolts married Anna van Beulen who was the grandaughter of Christijn Pietersz, the company-owned slave. If the two, Christina and Christijn, were the same individual, Willem would have married his niece - which is possible but unlikely.

I would be most grateful for updates or corrections. Thank you.4,5,6
Will*Christina de Brùyn left a will on 14 July 1723.7
SlaveInventory On 29 April 1724, most likely at the time of the decease of her husband, Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge on a date unknown, Christina de Brùyn came to own the following slaves who were named in the inventory of her estate: Caesar van Madras, Flora van de Caab, Salomon van Mallabaar, Anthonij van Madagascar, Absolon van Ternaten and Kobus van de Caep.8
SlaveInventory* Before 8 May 1724, most likely at the time of the decease of her husband, Jan Stevensz Botma de Jonge on a date unknown, Christina de Brùyn came to own the following slaves who were named in the inventory of her estate: Klaas van Angola, Cupido van Madagascar, Carel van Couthin, Aron van Mallabaar, Frans van de Cust, Anthonij van Bengalen, Bivon van Mallabaar, Francis van de Caab, Susanna van Madagascar, Marcus van Madagascar, Mathijs van Mallebaar and Titus van Mallebaar.9
Names in the record, in publications, etc.20 February 1696, the name of Christina was written in the record as Stijntie de Brùijn.10
3 August 1698, the name of Christina was written in the record as Stijenten de Brùijn.11
Baptisms - WitnessChristina de Brùyn potentially witnessed the baptism of Sara Botma on 26 September 1683 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.12,13
She and Jost Reinhard Schincke witnessed the baptism of Willemina Christina de Ruyter on 29 September 1720 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
NotesThree women of this period Christina de Brùyn, Christina Stans and Christina Does were named interchangeably and frequently incorrectly in a variety of genealogical publications. I believe I have now assigned the correct women to the correct relationships and events, but corrections are always welcome.
On 8 May 1724 I have assumed Klaas van Angola is the same very young slave, slafie, purchased in 1678 by Steven Jansz Botma, the father-in-law of Christina de Brùyn, from Willem Forbis, the onderstuurman of the ship St. Andries, which I suspect was an English vessel. Relatively few slaves were imported from Angola after those who arrived on the Amersfoort in 1658. It is therefor unlikely there were two slaves from Angola named Claas/Klaas owned by members of the same family.15
On 8 May 1724 I have assumed Cupido van Madagascar is the same slave purchased in 1678 by Steven Jansz Botma, the father-in-law of Christina de Brùyn, from William Deeron, an English slaver and skipper of the John and Mary.16
Slave TransactionsOn 31 May 1724 Flora van de Caab was sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn to Johannes Botma.17
On 6 June 1724 Klaas van Angola and Susanna van Madagascar were sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn to Johannes Botma.18
On 6 June 1724 Marcus van Madagascar was sold from the estate of Stijenten de Brùijn to Gijsbert la Febvre, I have assumed the purchaser in this case to be Gijsbert la Febvre. He was one of the weesmeesteren who administered the estate and who apparently purchased a number of items from the estate. Corrections welcome.19
On 6 June 1724 Cupido van Madagascar was sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn to Johannes Botma.20
On 6 June 1724 Carel van Couthin was sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn to Jacques Pinard.21
On 6 June 1724 Aron van Mallabaar was sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn to Johannes Botma.22
On 6 June 1724 Frans van de Cust was sold from the estate of Stijenten de Brùijn to Daniel Hùgo.23
On 6 June 1724 Anthonij van Bengalen was sold from the estate of Stijenten de Brùijn, to juffr:w Robbersz, whom I have yet to identify with any certainty. There are several candidates.24
On 6 June 1724 Bivon van Mallabaar was sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn, to juffr:w Robbersz, whom I have yet to identify with any certainty. There are several candidates.25
On 6 June 1724 Francis van de Caab was sold from the estate of Stijenten de Brùijn to Adriaan Loùw.26
On 6 June 1724 Mathijs van Mallebaar was sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn to Woùter de Vos.27
On 6 June 1724 Titus van Mallebaar was sold from the estate of Christina de Brùyn to Gerrit Olivier.28
Slave EmancipationsOn 14 July 1723 Christina Pietersz van de Caep, Willem Stolts and Pieter van Bengale were emancipated by Stijenten de Brùijn. They were emancipated in terms of a testamentary provision which included a bequest to them of a wagon, 8 oxen and 2 fish nets to enable them to earn a living.7,29

Citations

  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, Jan, de vader Jan Botma, d' moeder Christina de Brùyn, getùygen Derk Coetsèr en Margareta Cortsè den 13e Mey 1703.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  3. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, It is likely this couple was married before their son Steven was baptised, otherwise he most likely would have been described as onecht in the record, viz:.
  4. [S1001] Susan Newton-King, "Credit and debt in the lives of freed slaves at the Cape of Good Hope: The case of Arnoldus Koevoet, 1697-1735," in Bonded labour and debt in the Indian Ocean world, Gwyn Campbell and Alessando Stanziani, editors. (Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, 2013), … and Willem in 1753, all still counted among the Company’s assets.. Hereinafter cited as "Arnoldus Koevoet, 1697-1735."
  5. [S430] Slave Lodge, Cape Town, census for 31 August 1714 compiled by Robert C-H Shell, Cape Town (16 July 2003) "Year     1714
    First Name     Willem
    Matronym     Christijn Pietersz
    Toponym     van de Caab
    Birth Place     Creole
    Place Of Birth     South Africa
    Continent     Africa
    Gender     Male
    Age Group     Child
    Status     Dependent
    Occupation     Scholar
    Occupational Group     Dependent
    Relatives     None mentioned
    RelativeName     No names
    Source Reference     Cape Town Archives, C.336
    Document Title     Compn. leijfeijgenen
    Date     1714.08.31
    Page     467."
  6. [S1003] Slave Lodge, Cape Town, census for 1727 compiled by Robert C-H Shell, Cape Town (16 July 2003) "Year     1727
    First Name     Willem
    Matronym     van Christijn
    Patronym     Pietersz
    Toponym     van de Caab
    Birth Place     Creole
    Place Of Birth     South Africa
    Continent     Africa
    Gender     Male
    Domicile/Workplace     Lodge
    Status     Slave
    Relatives     None mentioned
    RelativeName     No names
    Source Reference     Cape Town Archives, C.344
    Document Title     Monster rolle van soodanige slaven, bandietten en slavinnen
    Date     1727.02.28
    Page     124."
  7. [S1008] Last will and testament of Stijntie Christoffelse de Bruijn of (Cape Town), 14 July 1723.
  8. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.121; Testator(s): Stijntie Christoffelse de Bruijn; 29 April 1724
    Een huijs en erff staande in dese Tafelvalleij … In het voorn: huijs
    1 mans slaaf gen:t Caesar van Madras
    1 slavinnetje gen:t Flora van de Caab
    Op de plaats genaamt de Schotse Kloof
    1 jonge gen:t Salomon van Mallabaar
    1 jonge gen:t Anthonij van Madagascar
    1 jonge gen:t Absolon van Ternaten
    1 jonge gen:t Kobus van de Caab."
  9. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.121 1-2; Testator(s): Steijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 8 Maij 1724
    Op de plaats gen:t Sangguas Deurdrift

    Slaven
    1 jonge genaamt Marcus van Madagascar
    1 jonge genaamt Mathijs van Mallebaar
    1 jonge genaamt Titus van Mallebaar."
  10. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Steven soon van Jan Stevens: Botma de moeder Stijntie de Brùijn is gedoopt dej 20en Febr 1696 als getùijge Cornelis Botma met zijn vroùw.
  11. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Alletta dochter van Ijan Botma de moeder hijet Stijenten de Brùijn de getùijgen Fpijeftijs [Fijtjie?] [blank] en Anna Lo[v...?] gedoop den 3 Aùgùstij 1698.
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 1683
    den 26 dito (September) Sara
    Cornelis Stevensen en Jannetie Gerrits
    J[o]an Stevens en syn huisvrouw., 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.).
  13. [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.
  14. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Willemina Christina, d'Vader was geweest Willem de Rùyter, de Moeder Alletta Botma getùy: Joost Schenk, en Christina de Brùyn 29 9br 1720.
  15. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.121 1-2; Testator(s): Steijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 8 Maij 1724

    Op de plaats aan Riebeeks Casteel
    Lijf eijgenen
    1 jonge gen:t Claas van Angola …."
  16. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.121 1-2; Testator(s): Steijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 8 Maij 1724

    Op de plaats aan Riebeeks Casteel
    Lijf eijgenen

    1 jonge gen:t Cupido van Madagascar …."
  17. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.67; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 31 Maij 1724 …1 slavinnetje gen:t Flora van de Caab     Johannes Botma     110:--."
  18. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Claas van Angola en 1 slavin gen:t Susanna van Madagascar     Johannes Botma     203:--."
  19. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Marcus van de Caab     m: h:r Lafebre     83:4."
  20. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Cupido van Madagascar     Johannes Botma     172:--."
  21. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Carel van Couthin     Jacob Pinard     201:--."
  22. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Aaron van Mallabaar     Johannes Botma     200:--."
  23. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Frans van de Cust     Daniel Hugot     174:--."
  24. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Anthonij van Bengalen     juffr:w Robbersz:     100:3."
  25. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Biron van Mallabaar     juffr:w Robbersz:     202:4."
  26. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Francois van de Caab     Adriaan Louw     227:--."
  27. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Matthijs van Mallabaar     Wouter de Vos     52:--."
  28. [S788] Webpage Tanap "Reference no.: MOOC10/3.65; Testator(s): Stijntje Christoffelse de Bruijn; 6 Junij 1724

    1 jonge gen:t Titus van Mallabaar     Gerrit Olivier     181:--."
  29. [S649] Margaret Cairns, "Willem Stolts of the Cape - 1692-1750", Familia (Willem Stolts of the Cape - 1692-1750) XXVII/1990 No. 2 (1990): Her [Steijntjen de Bruijn] several wills provide most interesting reading, in particular on 'Willem van die Caap' as he was initially styled. Later in the same document he became 'Willem Stolts van die Caap'. Not only did the will give Willem his freedom but also, he, together with Pieter van Bengalen and Christina Pieterse van die Caap was bequeathed a wagon 8 oxen and 2 fIsh nets in order to earn a living. Citing J. 2602 no. 11 14/7/1723. . Hereinafter cited as "Willem Stolts of the Cape."
 

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