Bartholomeus Boorn

M, #7863, b. circa 1635

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited10/08/2018
BirthOrigin*Bartholomeus was from Woerden and may have been born there circa 1635. His age is estimated.1,2 
Marriage*He married Teuntjen Bartholomeusz before 1677.3
Names in the record, in publications, etc.27 December 1664, the name of Bartholomeus was written in the record as Bartholomeus Borns.4
Baptisms - WitnessBartholomeus Boorn and Teuntjen Bartholomeusz witnessed the baptism of Johannes Visser on 16 January 1667 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 6 March 1657 Bartholomeus Boorn was enumerated in the muster roll, as a sailor.2
On 31 May 1657 Bartholomeus Boorn was enumerated in the muster roll, among the free men, or vrijlieden. It was stated he had left the company's service.6
On 15 February 1658 Jan Jansz:, Gerrit Harmens and Thomas Christoffel Müller were enumerated in the muster roll among the freemen, as owners of the Saldanha trade in oil and fishing. Enumerated with them were Cornelis Cornelisz, Bartholomeus Boorn and Henrick Barentze van der Zee, described as 'in their service.7'
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 30 April 1657, Bartholomeus Boorn was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. The vrijbrief was signed by Rijcklof van Goens.8
On 5 January 1658, Bartholomeus Boorn was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. He was recorded as a sailor.9
On 23 July 1660, Bartholomeus Boorn was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. He was recorded as a free servant of the Saldanha traders.10
Slave TransactionsOn 27 January 1662 Jan Vos was sold by Fijaart Meindertsz Bakker to Bartholomeus Borns.11,12,13
On 6 February 1663 Jan Vos was offered by Bartholomeus Boorn to Joachim Blank, as surety for a loan of f 200 at ¾% per month. Included as surety were all his possessions owned together with his partner Thomas Christoffel Müller, including a house on Dassen Island, vessels, sheep and pigs.14
On 19 May 1663 Jan Vos may have been the slave offered as an element of the surety offered by Bartholomeus Boorn to Jan Martensz de Wacht, for the purchase of a home and erf in Table Valley for f 500 which he promised to pay in three instalments, the first of f 100 and the balance in equal annual payments on 1 January. The surety included the new home and erf, as well as half his possessions owned in partnership with Thomas Christoffel Müller, both here [Table Valley?] and on Dassen Island, which were huisie, vaartuie, varke, skape along with his own slaaf. [Hattingh offers the date of 19.5.1662 - but I have assumed the year to be 1663 because of where it appears in the record]15
On 3 January 1667 Jan Vos was sold by Bartholomeus Borns to Sr. Pieter van Meerhof.16,17
Slaves owned by individualsJan Vos may have been the slave owned by Bartholomeus Boorn on 27 December 1664 and who was said to be an element of the surety offered by Borns for his debt to the Company for purchase of the boat De Bruijt for f 1000 which he promised to pay in two equal annual instalments iin the month of January [1665 and 1666]. The first component of the surety was De Bruijt together its mast, sail, and equipment; the second his house on Fortsplein in Table Valley; and the third his residence on Dasseneiland, which in addition to the said slave, also included his sheep, pigs, vaartuie [vessels?] and traanketel.4,18
Property TransactionsOn 5 June 1661 Thomas Christoffel Müller, agreed to enter a partnership with Bartholomeus Boorn, in the Saldanha trading business. Borns had previously been in Müller's service in the same enterprise. In terms of the agreement Borns would take ownership of half of everything in the business including vehicles, small houses, pigs, sheep, aksie [?], debts, creditors, all small poultry, etc., whether at the Cape, Dassen Island or Saldanha Bay previously owned by Mülller in partnership with Gerrit Harmens. A condition of sale was that Müller would retain ownership of two male slaves and one female slave. At the time he owned Pieter van Guinea, Pauwels Das, Oude Hans van Guinea and Gegeima van Guinea either wholly or in partnership. Born would acquire the child of the female slave, this may have been a child of Gegeima, but was most likely not Maria van de Caep.19
On 24 June 1662 Thomas Christoffel Müller and Bartholomeus Boorn signed a skuldbrief or lien in the amount of f 3050 in favour of Cornelis Mostaert for the purchase of his home, payable in two equal instalments of f 1525, the first on 1 April 1663 and the second one year later. They were individually responsible for paying half of each instalment. As surety they offered their own recently purchased home on the corner of Fortsplein and the street on the strand [?], as well as their vaartuie, huisies, slawe, varke, skape - i.e. vehicles [wagons?], little houses/buildings, slaves, pigs, sheep, etc. At the time Müller owned at least the following slaves, Pieter van Guinea, Pauwels Das, Oude Hans van Guinea and Gegeima van Guinea while Borns owned Jan Vos, all of whom may have been part of the surety.20

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1667
    Januarij 16: een soonje van Jan Coenraets en Grietjen Gerritsen sijn huysvrouw, wierd genaempt Johannes, peters waren Bartholomeus Boorn en Teuntjen Bartholomeusz, 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. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.286-287. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  3. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa).
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 126. 27.12.1664, II, p. 117: Amongst the possessions of Bartholomeus Borns a
    slave is mentioned as surety that he would pay his debts.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  5. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1667
    Januarij 16: een soonje van Jan Coenraets en Grietjen Gerritsen sijn huysvrouw, wierd genaempt Johannes, peters waren Bartholomeus Boorn en Teuntjen Bartholomeusz., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  6. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.291.
  7. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.294. Jan Jansz:, of Amsterdam, Gerrit Hermansz:, of Deventer, and Thomas Clmstoffel Mulder — owners of the Saldanha trade for burning oil, fishing, &c.
    Cornelis Comelisz:, of Rotterdam, Bartholomeus Borns, of Woerden and Hendriok Barentsz: of Leeuwaerden, in their service.
  8. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.264. As above to:- Bartholomeus [Borns], of Woerden, sailor, d.d 31st [sic] April, 1657.
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.265. As above to:- Bartholomew Borns, of Woerden, sailor, d.d. 5th January, 1658.
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.270. Bartholomeus Borns, of Woerden, free servant of the Saldanha traders. Granted 23rd July, 1660.
  11. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 27.1.1662     CTD I, p.307
    Tjaert Meijndertsz Backer, skipper van die galjoot De Naghtegael, verkoop aan Bartholomeus Borns van Waerden, vryburger, die ‘Cabo Verdesz’ slaaf, Jan Vos, wat hy van ‘Cabo Verde’ gebring het. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  12. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 125. 27.1.1662, I, p. 307: Jan Vos from "Cabo Verdcsz", probably Cape Verde, sold by Tjaert Meijdertsz Backer. skipper of the Nagtigael, to Bartholomeus Borns.
  13. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (Unpublished), 16 November 2014. "17 January 1662: Nachtigal [Nachtegaal] - galjoot en route to Paliacatta [Pulicat] stopping at Cap Vert (12-22 August 1661) brings 1 slave ex Cap Vert, Senegal
    Jan Vos van Cabo Verde [sic - Cap Vert] [sold (27 January 1662) by Fijaart Meijnderts Bakker to free-burgher Bartholomeus Borns (from Waerden [Friesland].)]
    "
  14. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 6.2.1663     CTD 2, p.3
    Bartholomeus Borns van Waerden, vry Saldanhavaarder, se skuldbrief ten gunste van Jochum Blanck van Lubeck, dispensier in die fort, vir die bedrag van f 200 wat hy geleen het teen ‘n driekwart persent per maand. Borns bied as pand die helfte van al die goedere, soos sy huis op Dasseneiland, hul vaartuie, skape en varke wat hy saam met Thomas Christoffel Muller, mede vry Saldanhavaarder, besit asook sy eie slaaf genaamd Jan Vos.
  15. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 19.5.1662 [19.5.1663?]                                     CTD 2, p.66
    Bartholomeus Borns van Waerden, vry Saldanhavaarder en vryburger se skuld brief ten gunste van Jan martens de Waght vir die gedrag van f 500 weens die koop van ‘n huis en erf in Tafelvallei. Hy beloof om in drie paaiemente te betaal, die eerste van f 100 en die resterende in gelyke bedrae jaarliks op die eerste Januarie, en bied as pand veral die nuwe huis en erf asook die helfte van sy besittings wat hy saam met Thomas Christoffel Muller [nou sy buurman langs Fortsplein] besit, hier en op Dasseneiland, huisie, vaartuie, varke, skape asook sy eie slaaf. [Naam nie vermeld nie.]
  16. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.29. On the 3rd of January 1667 Bartholomeus Borns, a Free Burgher from Waerden, sold a slave to Pieter van Meerhoff. This slave had the unusual name of Jan Vos and was said to have come from Cape Verde, the cape on which Dakar lies to-day.
    p. 127. 3.1.1667, III, p. 119: Jan Vos from Cape Verde, sold by Pieter [Bartholomeus] Borns to Pieter van Meerhoff.
  17. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 3.1.1667     CTD 3, p.119
    Bartholomeus Borns van Waerden, vryburger, verkoop aan Pieter van Meerhoff van Copenhagen, chirurgyn, die ‘Cabo Verdens’ slaaf, Jan Vos. [Geen bedrag vermeld.]
  18. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 27.12.1664     CTD 2, p.115
    Bartholomeus Borns van Waerden, vry Saldanhavaarder, koop van die Kompanjie die opgeboude boot, 6 laste groot genaamd De Bruijt, en verklaar aan die Kompanjie skuldig te wees die bedrag van f 1000 wat hy beloof om in twee gelyke jaarlikse paaiemente in Januarie te betaal. Die boot, mas, seil en gereedskap sal in die eerste plek as pand dien en daarna sy huis aan Fortsplein in Tafelvallei, sy woning te Dasseneiland, sy slaaf, skape, varke, vaartuie en traanketel. [Geen naam vermeld.]
  19. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 5.6.1661     CTD I. p243
    Thomas Muller van Leypzigh, vry Saldanhavaarder, en Bartholomeus Borns van Waerden, oak ‘n vry Saldanhavaarder, verklaar dat hulle twee ooreengekom het om saam te handel en dat Borns sal toetree tot die helfte van hulle vaartuie, huisies, varke, skape, aksie, skulde, krediteure, alle klein ‘gevleugelte’, ens. hier aan die Kaap en op Dasseneiland en Saldanhabaai wat Thomas Muller met Gerrit Harmansz om die helfte besit het, op die voorwaarde dat Thomas Muller vir hom partikulier twee slawe met ‘n slavin, wat voorheen aan hom behoort het, uithou en Bartholomeus Borns die kind van die slavin … [Geen name vermeld.].
  20. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 24.6.1662     CTD 1, p.326
    Skuldbrief aan [van?] Thomas Christoffel Muller van Leypsigh en Bartholomeus Borns van Waerden, vryburgers en Saldanhavaarders, gesamentlik verskuldig aan Wouter Cornelisz Mostert, oud burgerraad, die som van f 3 050 vir die koop van van Mostert se huis. Elkeen verantwoordelik vir die helfte van die paaiement van f 1525 waarvan die eerste betaalbaar is op 1 April 1663 en dan die jaar daarna. Hulle bied as pand hulle nuut gekoopte huis op die hoek van Fortsplein en die straat aan die seestrant asook hulle vaartuie, huisies, slawe, varke, skape, ens. soos op Dasseneiland en in Tafelbaai. [Geen name word vermeld nie.]
 

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