Claes van Coningshoven1

M, #7702, b. before 20 May 1685
Father*Dirk van Coningshoven b. c 1660
Mother*Jannetje Bort van de Caep2 b. b 16 Sep 1663, d. b 23 May 1713
ChartsDescendants of Catharina van Palliacatta

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited02/05/2016
BaptismClaes van Coningshoven was baptized on 20 May 1685 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Maria Losëe. This witness has not been positively identified but Maria Losëe is(are) potentially the correct individual(s.)3,4 
(Witness) Defence On 16 March 1706 a petition on behalf of Willem Adriaan van der Stel was signed by the following free fishers, some of whom were also free blacks: Willem Basson, Reinier van der Sande, Jan Willemse Vermeulen, Willem Duijsert, Pieter Pieterse de Groot, Lambert Simonsz Stam, Claes van Coningshoven, Domingo van Bengale, Abraham Veij, Moses van Macassar, Joost Ventura, Coridon van Negapatnam, Emanùel van Macasser, Mirra Moor van Ceylon, Reva van Macassar and Katzilimuda van Macassar. The signatories testified that they, along with their families and slaves, had been allowed to earn an honest living fishing in Table Bay and further afield, without let or hindrance from the governor or any official acting on his behalf.5 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.11 August 1709, the name of Claes was written in the record as Nicolaas van Koningshoven.6
Baptisms - WitnessClaes van Coningshoven and Jannetje Bort van de Caep witnessed the baptism of Johannes Treùrniet on 16 September 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).7
He and Anna Hoecks witnessed the baptism of Kaspar Hasselaar on 11 August 1709 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
Slave BirthsClaes van Coningshoven was born in bondage and because his mother was at the time owned by the Company (VOC), he was too, before 20 May 1685 de Caep de Goede Hoop.8,4

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 20 dito (Mai) Claes een slavin van halfslagt, Jannetie, de vader Dirck corporal, getuige Marytie [most likely Lozee], 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.).
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 20 dito (Mai) Claes een slavin van halfslagt, Jannetie, de vader Dirck corporal, getuige Marytie, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao. 1685. Den 20 dito (Mai) Claes. een slavin van halfslagt, Jannetie, de vader Dirck Corporael getuige Marytie [DR: most likely Lozee], 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  5. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), p.180. "Appeared before the Commissioners of the Council of Justice, Willem Basson, Reynier van de Zande, Jan Willemsz: Vermeulen, Willem Duysert, Corn.[elis]Claasz: [Kuip], Pieter Pietersz: de Groot, Lammert Simonsz: [Stam], Roelof Carstensz: Osenbergh, Lourens Pluvier, Claas Koningshoven, Domingo of Bengal, Abraham de Vyf, Moses & [sic] Aaron, Joost Ventura, Sampoerny of Macassar, Coridon of Nagapatam, Claas Claasz: of Bengal, Gerrit Claasz:, Emanuel of Macassar, Mira Moor, Reba of Macassar, Abraham of Macassar, & Sriyay Moeda, all free- burghers & domiciled here, who at the requisition of the Hon.[orable] Governor W.A. van der Stel declare that they all, since the Governor's presence here, & when the weather was favourable, by day & by night whenever they had no other work, had gone out fishing, in order to earn their food properly and honestly, not only along the shores of this bay, but also elsewhere in the neighbourhood, & wherever they thought that they could do so freely & without let or hindrance, but also their children, partners & slaves. Not one of them has ever been hindered by the Hon.[orable] Governor or anyone sent by his orders, much less reproached in any way for so doing. To confirm the above the 12 first named, being Europeans, each uttered the solemn words, "So truly," &c., whilst the remaining 11 do so by means of their signatures, - In the Castle, 16 March, 1706, before the Commissioners A.[driaen] van Reede, K.J. Slotsboo, & H.[endrik] Bouman, members of the Court of Justice, who have with deponents subscribed to the above.". Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  6. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Kasper, d'Vader Jacobùs Hasselaar, d'Moeder Maria Elisabeth van Koningshooven, getùijgen Nicolaas van Koningshoven, Anna Hoeks, 11 Aùg [1709].
  7. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): D:o [16 September 1708] van Hendrik Treurtniet, en Catharina Coninkshooven; de getuigen Nicolaas Coninkshooven met Susanna Boort. - Johannes, (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).
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao' 1685
    den 20 dito (Mai) Claes een slavin van halfslagt, Jannetie, de vader Dirck corporal, getuige Marytie, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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