Jesaias Michaelse van Booven

M, #7735, b. circa 1670, d. before 22 August 1714

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Last Edited27/06/2017
Birth*Jesaias Michaelse van Booven was born circa 1670 in ter Goes.1
 
Marriage*He married Levina Lijvens on 29 September 1692 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
 
Death*He died before 22 August 1714, when an inventory was taken in his deceased estate.2
 
Inventory*Jesaias Michaelse's estate was inventoried on 22 August 1714. The inventory named Levina Lijvens, Machiel van Booven and Susanna van Boven as benefitting from the estate. The only slave mentioned in the inventory, was Isabella van Madagascar who was valued at f 90:-:- and described as an oude slavin. Her son Gerrit van de Caep who may also have been the child of the deceased, was not mentioned.3 

Family 1

Levina Lijvens b. c 1670
Children

Family 2

Isabella van Madagascar b. c 1691
Child
  • Gerrit van de Caep b. b 13 Sep 1711; This relationship is offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. I have generally observed that if a slave child was born to a white father, the child was described as een slavin-kind van. However, if the owner was not the father, the mother and/or the family was described as lijfeigen van [var.]8
Names in the record, in publications, etc.29 September 1692, the name of Jesaias was written in the record as Jesaias Michaelse van Booven.
6 October 1697, the name of Jesaias was written in the record as Josias Michelsen.4
The name of Jesaias appeared as Josias Michiels in the cited publication(s.)5
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJesaias Michaelse van Booven became a burgher before 29 September 1692, 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.6
Slave TransactionsOn 4 October 1700 Hannibal van Madras was sold by Jesaias Michaelse van Booven to Claas Meijboom, for f 224.7
Slaves owned by individualsOn 13 September 1711 Isabella van Madagascar and Gerrit van de Caep were owned by Jesaias Michaelse van Booven.8

Citations

  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao 1692
    Den 29 September
    sijn in den Huijwelijken staet vereenigt Jesaias Michaelse van Booven, geboortigh van ter Goes, jong man ende vrijborger alhier, met Levina Lijvens, van Middelburgh, jongedoghter., 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. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "Reference no.: MOOC8/2.113
    Testator(s):
    Josias van Boven
    22 Augustij 1714."
  3. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository) "Reference no.: MOOC8/2.113
    Testator(s):
    Josias van Boven
    22 Augustij 1714
    Inventaris en taxatie van alle soodanige roerende en onroerende goederen als 'er met 'er dood ontruijmt en nagelaten zijn bij wijlen Josias van Boven ten voordeele van desselfs huijsvr:w Lewina Livens ter eenre, en
    haar twee kinderen namentlijk     Servaas de Cok als in huwelijk hebbende Susanna van Boven en     
    Mighiel van Boven tegenwoordig in Indien - ter andere zijde."
  4. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: ...Josias Michelsen..., 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).
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 194.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  6. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar): ao 1692. Den 29 September. sijn in den Huijwelijken staet vereenigt Jesaias Michaelse van Booven, geboortigh van ter Goes, jong man ende vrijborger alhier, met Levina Lijvens, van Middelburgh, jongedoghter., May 2006, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  7. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 194. 4.10.1700: Hannibal from Madras (19), sold by Josias Michiels to Gaas Meijboom for f 224.
  8. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  9. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: anno 1695
    13 Mart een kind van Jesaias Machielse van B[.e.] en Levinia [Leveus] de Waal, genaemt Machiel getuijgen Douwe Gerbrandze Steijn en Marritje D[ouwes], 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.).
  10. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller, 1713-1742, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
 

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