Abraham Gabbema

M, #7406, b. circa 1634

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited22/01/2016
BirthOrigin*Abraham was from at 's-Gravenhage or Den Hague and may have been born there circa 1634. His age is estimated.1,2 
Marriage*He married Petronella Does, daughter of Velten Does and Joanna Boddys, on 26 January 1662 at de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4
 

Family

Petronella Does b. c 1640
Children
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 6 March 1657 Abraham Gabbema was enumerated in the muster roll, as an adelborst or midshipman.2
On 31 May 1657 Abraham Gabbema was enumerated in the muster roll, as an adelborst or midshipman earning f 10 per month.5
On 15 February 1658 Abraham Gabbema was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as Abraham Gabbema, of the Hague, scribe (clerk).6
On 5 March 1659 Abraham Gabbema was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded 'of the Hague', as the 'fiscus.7'
In 1660 Abraham Gabbema was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as of the Hague, fiscal.8
On 1 March 1661 Abraham Gabbema was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from 's-Gravenhage, book-keeper and fiscal.9
On 1 April 1662 Abraham Gabbema was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from 's Gravenhage, book-keeper and fiscal.10
Slave BirthsAbraham Gabbema most likely owned Jacobùs van As who was born in bondage, between 1661 and 1665, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.11
Abraham Gabbema most likely owned Johannes van As who was born in bondage, circa 1665, de Caep de Goede Hoop.12
Slave TransactionsOn 25 August 1661 Jan Dircksz van de Caep was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Abraham Gabbema de Caep de Goede Hoop, he would have been less than 3 years old and was sold away from his mother Anna van Guinea and his father Dirk van Guinea.13,14,15
On 28 September 1661 Marij van de Caep was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Abraham Gabbema de Caep de Goede Hoop, she would have been less than 3 years old and was sold away from her mother Christijn van Angola and her father Deuxsous van Guinea.16,17
On 19 April 1662 Angela van Bengale was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Abraham Gabbema de Caep de Goede Hoop.18,19,20
Thomas Keuken van Angola, Domingo van Angola, Maaij Claesje van Angola and Jan Meeuw van Angola were sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, to Roeloff de Man and Abraham Gabbema on 20 April 1662 Cabo de Goede Hoop.21,22,23
After 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.24
On 6 April 1666 Jan Meeuw van Angola and Domingo van Angola were sold by Abraham Gabbema to Elbert Diemer; included in the sale were a young boy, Jan van de Caep, whose age was not specified, and a girl, Marij van de Caep, just 5 years old.24,25
Slave EmancipationsAngela van Bengale was emancipated by Abraham Gabbema, on 13 April 1666. Anna de Coningh, Jacobùs van As and Johannes van As were most likely the children who were emancipated with her. The reason for her emancipation was stipulated as “seer geode en getrouwe diensten en andere pregnante redenen”. In an arrangement that in my view was 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. The emancipation document was signed by Gabbema but not the stipulated witnesses.26,27,1,28

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. [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.286-287. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  3. [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])."
  4. [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.).
  5. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.287-289.
  6. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.291.
  7. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.295.
  8. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.297.
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.300.
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.303.
  11. [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 . . .
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 25.8.1661      CTD I, p.277 [Verlore.]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, die slafie Jan Dircksz hier gebore van sy Guineese slawe Dirck en Houwj. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld. Die moeder se naam kan ook Houwi wees.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  16. [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.
  17. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 28.9.1661     CTD I, p.278 [Verlore.]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, die ‘slavinnetjie’ Marij, hier gebore van ‘n Guineese slaaf Deuxsous en sy eie Angolese slavin Christijn. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.]
  18. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 19.4.1662     CTD I, p.305 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, die Bengaalse slavin Angela. [Geen bedrag vermeld.]
  19. [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.
  20. [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.
  21. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125. 20.4.1662, 1, p. 306: Domingo, Jan, Thomasso, Claesje, all from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to Roelof de Man. [DR: Jan later become known as Jan Meeuw van Angola]
  22. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 20.4.1662: Roelof de Man en Abraham Gabbema is die twee kopers van die vier slawe vermeld.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  23. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 20.4.1662     CTD I, p.306 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Roeloff de Man, onderkoopman en Abraham Gabbema, fiskaal, vier Angolese slawe en slavinne, Domingo, Jan, Tomaso en Claesje. [Geen bedrag of ouderdom vermeld.]
  24. [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.
  25. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 6.4.1666     CTD 3, p.15
    Abraham Gabbema, onderkoopman en sekunde, verkoop aan Elbert Dircx Dimmer [sic] vryburger, drie stuks slawe en ‘n slavin, Jan, Domingo, en die jongetjie ook Jan genoem en die slavinnetje Maria, ongeveer 5 jaar oud. [Geen bedrag asook ouderdomme vermeld nie.]
  26. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 13.4.1666     CTD 3, p.23
    Abraham Gabbema, onderkoopman en sekunde wat op vertrek staan na Bat[av]ia, verklaar weens ‘seer goede en getrouwe diensten en andere pregnante redenen’ en pure geneentheid sy slavin Angela, deur koop bekom, met haar drie kinders uit haar [huI] slawerny te verlos en ‘in goeden vrijen stant’ of vryheid te stel; op die voorwaarde dat sy vir ses maande by die vryburger Thomas Christoffel Muller sal woon en sodanige diens sal lewer waarvoor hierdie vryburger haar sal oplei sonder om haar daarvoor meer as kos en klere te gee, dog as die gemelde tyd verstreke is, sal sy nie langer hoef te bly as wat sy uit haar eie vrye wil verkies, en sy en die vryburger oor ‘n maandloon ooreen sal kom nie, ‘want sij niet meer voor lijffeijgen, maer voor een vrijgelatene sal gehouden ende erkennen worden’. [Alhoewel hierna staan dat dit geskied voor die getuies Dirck Bos en Pieter de Jonge, en hulle as sodanig sou teken, verskyn net die deftige handtekening van Gabbema.]
  27. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Foute en regstellings", 13.4.1666: Abraham Gabbema, Sekunde, stel net voor sy vertrek uit die Kaap vir Angela van Bengale (sy word hier Angelahens genoem) met haar drie kinders vry en wel uit hoofde van "seer geode en getrouwe diensten en andere pregnante redenen". Behalwe laasgenoemde redes vir haar vrystelling word ook nie in die addendum vermeld dat hierdie document deur niemand onderteken is nie.
  28. [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.
  29. [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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