Andries Beets

M, #7679, b. circa 1660

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited19/10/2010
Birth*Andries Beets was born circa 1660 in Maastricht.1
Marriage*He married Anna Elkop on 26 September 1688 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusAndries Beets became a burgher on 26 September 1688, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival.1
Slave TransactionsOn 27 November 1688 Titus van Bengale was sold by Jacob Matsen Rootsteen to Andries Beets, no price is recorded.2


  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: Ao 1688
    Den 26 7ber (September)
    Andries Be[ets] van Mastrigt J.M. vrijborger aan de Caap met Anna Elkop J.D. van Cleef, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.153. 27.11.1688, p. 151: Titus from Bengal (26/27), sold by Lieutenant Jacob Rootstein to the free shoemaker Andries Beets. No price mentioned.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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