Jacobùs van As1

M, #7410, b. between 1661 and 1665
Mother*Angela van Bengale3 b. c 1646, d. b 18 Jul 1720
Father-CandidateJohannis van Asschen2 b. c 1635

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
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Last Edited18/02/2014
BaptismCandidateJacobùs van As may be the individual who was baptized on 28 August 1661 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
Marriage*He married Maria Clements, daughter of Matthys Michiels van Stockholm and Isabella van Delft, on 8 May 1689 de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
Marriage*He married Helena van der Merwe, daughter of Willem Schalks van der Merwe and Elsje Cloete, before 10 September 1702 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.6,7

Family 1

Maria Clements b. 11 Sep 1672
Children

Family 2

Helena van der Merwe b. 7 Apr 1686
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.5 September 1700, the name of Jacobùs was written in the record as Jacoby van As.8
Baptisms - WitnessOn 16 September 1663 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dom:e Petrus Cassier baptised 12 children, one of 'Netherland Christian' parents, the others were all children of company owned slaves. They were not named but Jacobùs van As were potentially among those baptised on this day.9,10
He and Helena Clements witnessed the baptism of Cristina Snijman on 22 July 1695 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.11,12
He and Helena Toij witnessed the baptism of Hester Bekker on 5 September 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
He and Elsie Basson witnessed the baptism of Michiel Basson on 26 June 1701 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).13
He and Helena van der Merwe witnessed the baptism of Helena Bekker on 24 December 1702 Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
He and Helena van der Merwe witnessed the baptism of Elisabeth Snijman on 21 March 1706 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
He and Helena van der Merwe witnessed the baptism of Elisabeth Maasdorp on 16 May 1706 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).16
He and Helena van der Merwe witnessed the baptism of Johannes Maré on 24 September 1708 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He and Helena van der Merwe witnessed the baptism of Jacob des Prez on 27 September 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He and Helena van der Merwe witnessed the baptism of Elsje Jansz van Rensburg on 31 July 1712 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.19 See: Baptism of Elsje Janse
NotesJacobùs van As, Johannes van As, Anna de Coningh and Arnoldus Willemsz Basson are featured with Maaij Ansela in Mansell Upham's article, Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family: A closer look at the events surrounding the first execution of a free-burgher in Cape colonial society for the murder of a non-European published in Capensis Volumes 4/1997 to 2/1999. This article is highly recommended further reading on this family.20
Slave BirthsJacobùs van As was born in bondage, between 1661 and 1665, and was most likely owned by Abraham Gabbema (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
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.21,22,20,23

Citations

  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Anno 1702; ditto [10 7br]; Elsje. de Vader Jacobùs van As, de Moeder Helena Willemse, Getùijgen Schalk Willemse, Alletta Willemse.
    1703; 25ste ditto [10 Novemb]; Willem. de Vader Jacobùs van As, d' Moeder Helena Willemse, d' getùygen Angela Basson, Christoffel Snijman.
    21st Maart [1706]. Elisabeth. d'Vader Christoffel Snijman, d'Moeder Margarite de Savoije, getuygen Jacobus van As, en Helena van der Merwe
    1707; 12de Junij; Fijtie. de Vader Jacobus van As, de Moeder Helena vander Merve, getuygen Pieter Robberts en Fytie Vander Merve.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  2. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Capensis (Maaij Ansela)," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99, At the time of the conception of both Jacobus van As and Johannes van As, the appearance of Johannis van Asschen (from Brussels), who arrived (December 1659) in the Gecroonde Leeuw as an adelbors and taken into service as a cooper, is noteworthy.. Hereinafter cited as "Maaij Ansela."
  3. [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 . . .
  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. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: Ao 1689
    eodem dito (den 8 Maij)
    Jacobus van As jongman van de Cabo de Goede Hoop met Maria Clemet jongedoghter van de Cabo de Goede Hoop, 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).
  6. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1702; ditto [10 7br]; Elsje. de Vader Jacobùs van As, de Moeder Helena Willemse, Getùijgen Schalk Willemse, Alletta Willemse.
  7. [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:
    Die Van As genealogie in H&L en D&P is verkeerd. Louis van As van Harlingen was nie familie van Jacobus nie. Jacobus was s/v Angela van Bengale en ? Johannes van Asschen van Brussels, adelborst wie na die Kaap gekom het in Desember 1659 op die `Gecroonde Leeuw'. Jacobus is in slawerny gebore; x8.5.1689 Maria Clements d/v Matthys Michiels van Stockholm en Isabella van Delft van Bommel. (Hulle dogters het die van Clemit/ Clements geneem.) Hulle kinders was Anna Lysbeth (b1) = Kaap 23.4.1690; Johannes (b2) = Stellenbosch 6.4.1692; Anna Isabella (b3) = Kaap 1.8.1694 en Matthys (b4) = Drakenstein 21.10.1696. Hy het op Merelust en Eensaamheid, Groot Drakenstein geboer. Sy tweede huwelik was met Helena van der Merwe.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Hester dochter van Pieter Bekker en Johanna Klerk, getùijgen Jacoby van As en Helena dù Toij 5 Septemb: 1700.
  9. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', 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), January 2012.
  10. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1901), p.72, In the meanwhile we dutifully held our religious service, and as the Rev. Petrus Cassier was quite himself again, he preached an edifying sermon, after which 12 children were baptized. Only one however was found to be of Netherland Christian parents, the rest were all of the female slaves of the Company, mostly illegitimate and born from time to time.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  11. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 22 Juilliet 1695 Christina fille de Christoffle Senaymant et de Marguerite Sauoye le temoins et Jacobus Varas [Van As] et Laina [Lena / Helena] Basson. [DR: corrected transcription from Cape Mothers]
  12. [S203] Mansell Upham 'Cape Mothers: Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta (c. 1631-1683), her slave Maria van Bengale & her daughter-in-law Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye (1673-1742)', 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), October 2014. "Le 22 Juilliet 1695 Christina fille de Christoffle Senaymant et de Marguerite Sauoye le temoins et Jacobus Varas [Van As] et Laina [Lena / Helena] Basson."
  13. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: [26 Junij 1701] van Michiel Bazon en Maria Daaldons onder getuyge van Jacobus van As, en Elsje Bazon, gent: - Michiel, 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).
  14. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1702 24de December. - Helena; de Vader Pieter Becker, de modier Jannetie de Klerk; d' getuygen Jacobus van As, Helena Schalk.
  15. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 21st Maart [1706]. Elisabeth. d'Vader Christoffel Snijman, d'Moeder Margarite de Savoije, getuygen Jacobus van As, en Helena van der Merwe.
  16. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [16 Maij 1706] van Christiaan Maasdorp en Maria Bason onder getuygen van Jacobus van As, en Helena vander Marwe (sic) gent: - Elisabeth, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  17. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Johannes, de Vader Ignatiùs Marree, de Moeder Sùsanna van Vùer, d' getùygen Jacobùs van As met Helena Schalk, der 24 7br 1708.
  18. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Jacob, d'Vader Philip dù Pree, Moeder Elisabet Prevo getùgen Jacobùs Van As, en helena Willemse: 27e 7br 1711.
  19. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Elsje, de vader Klaas Janse, d'moeder Aaltie Schalk, d'getù Jacobùs van As met Helena Schalk, 31e July 1712.
  20. [S374] Mansell G. Upham, "Maaij Ansela," Mooij Ansela & the black sheep of the family, 11/97 to 2/99.
  21. [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): 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.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  22. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 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.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  23. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), 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.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  24. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  25. [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. 85. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  26. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "c8     Engela van As born. c. 1705; confirmed Cape 30 September 1721 (witness: sister Elsje van As); inherits from paternal grandmother's deceased estate."
  27. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1707; 12de Junij; Fijtie. de Vader Jacobus van As, de Moeder Helena vander Merve, getuygen Pieter Robberts en Fytie Vander Merve.
 

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