Bernardus Mensingh

M, #7694, b. circa 1660

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited05/12/2015
Birth*Bernardus Mensingh was born circa 1660 in Herfordt.1
 
Marriage*He married Catharina Hoffers on 19 November 1689 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.11 April 1691, the name of Bernardus was written in the record as Christian Mentzing.3
NotesOn 11 April 1691 Bernardus Mensingh petitioned the Council of Policy to be absolved of the debt of his deceased wife Catharina Hoffers for travel costs of herself, her children and three slaves from Ceylon to the Cape. The council resolved that he should pay the debt in the interim and address his request to the governors' council in Ceylon. In addition Catharina's will was declared invalid and only two transcriptions of an inventory of her jewelry appear to have survived.3
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusBernardus Mensingh became a burgher on 13 November 1689, 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 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1

Citations

  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao 1689
    Den 13 9vember sijn in dne huijwelijke staedt vereenigt Bernardus Mensingh, van Herfordt, jonghman ende vrijborger alhier, met Caterina Hoffer, van Dordt, wedu ende vrijborgeresse alhier, 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).
  2. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar): ao 1689
    Den 13 9vember sijn in dne huijwelijke staedt vereenigt Bernardus Mensingh, van Herfordt, jonghman ende vrijborger alhier, met Caterina Hoffer, van Dordt, wedu ende vrijborgeresse alhier, May 2006, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  3. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "Reference code: C. 21, pp. 24-27.
    Woensdag 11 April 1691, voormiddag.
    In iegenwoordigheid van alle de leden behalven mr. C. J. Simons.
    ...
    Christian Mentzing, [2] vrij silversmid hier ter plaatse, hebbende ter vergadering versogt quijtslag van honderd Rixd., dewelke wijlen Christina Hoffers, sijn huijsvrouw, an d' E.Comp. volgens 't schrijvens van den Heer Commandeur en Raaden tot Galen de dato 22 Januarij 1689 om hier in haar cassa te betâlen verschuld is, [3] wegens kost en vragtgeld voor haar en haar kinderen en drie slaven van Ceijlon met een der retourschepen herward overgevoerd; So is eenpariger stemme verstaan dat hij Christian Mentzing de geseide honderd Rixd. bij provisie in 's Comps. cassa sal hebben te betaalen en dat 't hem vrij sal staan, bij requeste an Gouverneur en Raaden van Ceijlon de geseide quijtslag der honderd Rixd. te versoeken.
    Notes:
    [2] Volgens dr. Hoge is Christian Mentzing en Bernhardus Mensing een en dieselfde persoon. Hy was getroud met Catharina Hoffers, nie Christina Hoffers, soos hier per abuis beweer word nie. Sien die negende jaargang van Argief-jaarboek vir Suid-Afrikaanse Geskiedenis, p. 267."
 

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