Abraham Gabbema

M, #7406, b. circa 1634

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited14/11/2014
Birth*Abraham Gabbema was born circa 1634 in 's-Gravenhage.1
 
Marriage*He married Petronella Does, daughter of Velten Does and Joanna Boddys, on 26 January 1662 de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3
 
(Owner) BirthSlaveAbraham Gabbema most likely owned Jacobùs van As who was born in bondage, between 1661 and 1665, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4 
(Purchaser) SlaveTransactionAbraham Gabbema bought a slave, Jan Dircksz van de Caep from Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck on 25 August 1661 de Caep de Goede Hoop, he would have been less than 3 years old and was sold away from his mother.5,6 
(Purchaser) SlaveTransactionAbraham Gabbema bought a slave, Marij van de Caep from Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck on 28 September 1661 de Caep de Goede Hoop, she would have been less than 3 years old and was sold away from her mother.7 
(Purchaser) SlaveTransactionAbraham Gabbema bought a slave, Angela van Bengale from Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck on 19 April 1662 de Caep de Goede Hoop.8,9 
(Purchaser) SlaveTransactionAfter the death of Roeloff de Man on 6 March 1663, Jan Meeuw van Angola and Domingo van Angola came into the possession of Abraham Gabbema, he presumably purchased them from De Man's estate.10 
(Owner) BirthSlaveAbraham Gabbema most likely owned Johannes van As who was born in bondage, circa 1665, de Caep de Goede Hoop.11 
(Seller) SlaveTransactionAbraham Gabbema sold Jan Meeuw van Angola to Elbert Diemer on 6 January 1666, included in the sale were a boy and a girl.10 
(Owner) SlaveEmancipationAngela van Bengale was emancipated by Abraham Gabbema, on 13 April 1666 de Caep de Goede Hoop. Anna de Coningh, Jacobùs van As and Johannes van As were most likely the children who were emancipated with her. In an arrangement that in my view was apparently crafted to ease her transition, in the first six months of freedom Angela was to work for Thomas Christoffel Müller in exchange for food and clothing. Thereafter if she wished to continue in his employ, Müller would have to pay her a salary; and, if she so wished, she would be entitled to leave his service.1,12 

Family

Petronella Does b. c 1640
Children

Citations

  1. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Capensis (Maaij Ansela)," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99. Hereinafter cited as "Maaij Ansela."
  2. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', January 2012, 26 January 1662: Abraham Gabbema (from ‘s-Gravenhage [The Hague]) & Petronella Does (born Nijmegen)(from Doesburg [Gelderland])."
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 6 Septemb. 1665 een zoon van Abraham Gabbema by Petronella
    Does, wierd genaamt Valentijn: als getuigen Zacharias Wagenaar, en Joanna Boddys, 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. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, . . . we cannot discount the possibility the the following two slave children, jointly baptised on 28 August 1661 were her two children:
    Jacob buiten echt geboren moeder niet vermeld
    Annetjie buiten echt geboren moeder niet vermeld . . .
    [DR: In February 2011 Mansell Upham notes there are two other contenders for the child Jacob i.e. Jacob Meerhoff and Jacob Hagis, but none other for the child Annetjie.]
    2, At the time of conception of both Jacobus van As and Johannes van As, the appearance of Johannis van Asschen from Brussels, who arrived in December 1659 in the Gecroonde Leeuw as an adelbors . . .
  5. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, 7 May 1662:
    Departure: Van Riebeeck & family leave Cape for Batavia.
    Abraham Gabbema buys:
    Maaij Ansela van Bnegale
    Marij van de Caep
    Jan Dircksz van de Caep.
  6. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.125: 25.8.1661, I, p. 277: Jan Dircksz. child of Jan Dircksz from Guinea and Houwj from Guinea, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema. Age and price not mentioned in the document.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  7. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125, 28.9.1661, I, p. 278: Mary, child of Deuxsous from Guinea and Christijn from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema. Age and price not mentioned in the document.
  8. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, Maaij Ansela was sold (19 April 1662) by Commander Jan van Riebeeck prior to his departure to Batavia. No children of hers whatsoever are mentioned and in any case do not appear to have been born yet.
  9. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.125: 19.4.1662, 1, p. 305: Angela from Bengal, sold by Jan van Ricbecck to Abraham Gabbema. No mention made of age, price, or what happened to her husband and three children.
  10. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 6.4.1666, III, pp. 15-16: Jan and Domingo from Angola, as well as two children Jan and Marie, aged 5, sold by Abraham Gabbema to Elbert Dircx Dimmer (sic). No price mentioned.
  11. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, On 23 January 1688, the 23-year-old, Cape-born free-burgher and knecht Jan (Jantje) van As, was executed for stock theft and the murder of a slave boy.
  12. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 13.4.1666, Ill, p. 120: The slave Angela from Bengal and her three children manumitted by Abraham Gabbema before his departure for Batavia. Provision made for Angela who would have to work for six months in the home of Thomas Christoffel Muller in return for food and clothes. If after six months they mutually agreed to continue the arrangement, Muller was to pay Angela a salary and allow her to leave his service, should she desire to do so.
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Den 8en do [April 1663] heeft Dome de Metre wederom een predikatie gedaen, ende gedoopt dese vier navolgende kinderen: een van den Ondercoopman, en tweede persson van deser fortresse, Sr Abraham Gabbama en is genaemt Marija; de getuijgen sijn d'E. Hr Commandr Van Rijck, ende sijn huysvrou, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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