Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden

F, #7816, b. circa 1632

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited23/01/2016
Birth*Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden was born circa 1632.1,2
Marriage*She married Jacob Cauw circa 1650.1
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Anna was written in the record as PN Cau.
Baptisms - WitnessAnna Machtelt van Coevoerden and Jacob Cauw, Luitenant Johannes Coon and Alexandrina Maxvelt witnessed the baptism of Elisabeth Barbara van Wullen on 25 April 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
Slave BirthsBefore 6 September 1668, Loies van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
Slaves owned by individualsBefore 6 September 1668 Diaen NN was the slave-owner relationship in this case has been assumed based on the baptism of Diaen's child as een slaffine kint from Juffr. Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden and an assumption that the child was born shortly before the baptism. Ownership of children of female slaves was automatically accorded to the owner of the mother at the time of the child's birth. owned by Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden.4


  1. [S203] Mansell Upham 'Cape Mothers: Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta (c. 1631-1683), her slave Maria van Bengale & her daughter-in-law Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye (1673-1742)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, October 2014. "A man and his wife who also again come back into Groote Catrijn's life are Jacob Cau / Cauw and Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden. He is a junior merchant (1656) in Batavia serving later in Macassar and commander (1664) of the western coast of Sumatra. A jurist, he sits on the Council of Justice at Batavia. When admiral of the return fleet (May 1666), he inspects the Cape as commissioner where he again encounters Groote Catrijn."
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - Estimate is aligned to husband's occupation in 1656.
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1666
    Den 25 April een doghter van Jaoannes van Wullen en Catharina Herber[s] syn huis vrouw, wiert genaemt Elisabeth Barbara als getuijgen stonden den Hr Jacob [Cau] den Hr Zacharias Wagenaer: Juffr. N: Cau Juffr N: Coon, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  4. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): an 1668
    den 6 Sept' een slaefinne kint van Juffr. Anna Machtelt van Coevoerden weduw van den E.Heer Jacob Kauw zal: onder getuijgenisse van de voorn. Jufr' wiert genaemt Loies des moeders naem was Diaen, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch

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