Martinus Bergh

M, #7615, b. before 2 November 1698
Father*Olof Bergh1 b. c 1643
Mother*Anna de Coningh1 b. c 1661

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited14/03/2017
Birth*Martinus Bergh was born before 2 November 1698 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
BaptismMartinus Bergh was baptized on 2 November 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). The baptism was witnessed by Catarina Croes and Marten de Jeught. This witness has not been positively identified but Marten de Jeught is(are) potentially the correct individual(s). Martin de Jeug[h]t was the skipper of the Driebergen and had visited the Cape several times including enroute to Batavia from 3 to 24 September 1698. So although he was not physically present at this baptism, it is probable that he had agreed to be the witness. No other individual of this name is recorded as visiting the Cape during this period.3 
Marriage*He married Catharina Ley, daughter of Michael Ley and Engela Breda, on 20 August 1719 de Caep de Goede Hoop.4


Catharina Ley b. c 1698
Names in the record, in publications, etc.27 July 1727, the name of Martinus was written in the record as Martinùs Berg.5
Baptisms - WitnessMartinus Bergh and Catharina Ley witnessed the baptism of Martinus Nel on 19 November 1724 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6


  1. [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. 232. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): 2 Nov: 1698. gedoopt het kint van Oelof Berg en Anna Koninck onder getuygen van Marten de [Slugt] en Catrina Croese gent: - Martinus [DR: the first witness is Marten de Jeugt - compare other Js on same page. ], 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch
  4. [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: Marthinus = 2.11.1698 s/v Olof Bergh en Anna de Koningh; soldaat van die Kompanjie in 1711 en bevorder tot assistent in 1714; x 1719 Catharina d/v Michiel Ley en Engela van Breda. 21.9.1720 vervang Marthinus vir Jacob Voet as Landdros van Stellenbosch en Drakenstein. Sien Leibbrandt se Precis van Requesten p. 53.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  5. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Den 27 Jùlij 1727; K: Engela Apollonia; V: Martinùs Berg; M: Katharina Leij; G; De Heer Jan Aldersz, Apollonia Africana Berg.
  6. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Martinùs, d'Vader Jan Nel, d'Moeder Sùsanna Florij, getù d'Hr Martins Berg, en Catrijna Leij, 19e 9br 1724.
  7. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.

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