Burghert Pieterz van Dyk

M, #7918, b. circa 1664, d. before 8 January 1721
Father*Pieter NN b. c 1650; The father of Burghert and and Joost was for years incorrectly recorded as Jan Pietersz van Dijk. For one thing, their father's first name would have been Pieter (var.) and the relationship is not born out by the record1,2

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Last Edited02/01/2017
BirthOrigin*Burghert was from Isberg, spelled Ysenberg/Isenberg in the records at the Cape, and may have been born there circa 1664. The date is estimated, and is based on the fact that soldiers/sailors employed by the VOC were generally in their early to mid twenties. I have assumed him to be younger than his brother Joost.3,4,5,6 
Marriage*He married Anna Greeff, daughter of Matthys Greef and Susanna Claasz, on 12 February 1701 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Marriage*He married Helena du Toit, daughter of Francois du Toit and Suzanne Seugnet, after June 1711.8
 
Death*He died before 8 January 1721, when his estate was first inventoried.9
 
Inventory*Burghert Pieterz's estate was inventoried on 8 January 1721.9
InventoryBurghert Pieterz's estate was inventoried on 17 January 1721.10
InventoryBurghert Pieterz's estate was inventoried on 24 February 1721.11

Family 1

Maria Matyssen b. c 1663, d. b 29 Nov 1697
Child
  • Maria Eali+ b. b 5 Sep 1694; This relationship is offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. It is significant that Burgert Pietersz: inventories her mother's estate in 1697; that prior to her assumed marriage to Johannes Richtman (var.) her mother appears to have been the slave of Pietersz:, and that at her marriage Maria is described as Maria Pieterse van Dijk jonge dogter. On the other hand, in Personalia, Hoge describes her mother as the 'niece' of Burgert Pietersz:, I have not yet identified the source of this assertion. But it seems to be chronologically unlikely, as Burgert and his brother Joost only arrived at the Cape in 1686, and Maria's mother Maria Matthijsen (var.) would have most likely been born around 1663 - which would have rendered her eligible for freedom, and marriage to Richman (var.), at age 22 in around 168521,22,23

Family 2

Anna Greeff b. 7 Oct 1685
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 25 May 1686 Burghert Pieterz van Dyk sailed on the Huis te Zilverstein from Texel to (Cape Town) where it docked on 26 September 1686.12 
Occupation* On 3 April 1691 Burghert Pieterz van Dyk and Joost Pietersz van Dyk were appointed woodcutters in the Compagnie's Bosch at Hout Bay for the next five years.13
(Executor) InventoryHe took the inventory of the estate of Maria Matyssen on 29 November 1697.14
Names in the record, in publications, etc.3 April 1691, the name of Burghert was written in the record as Borchard Pietersz van Isenberg.15
3 April 1691, the name of Burghert was written in the record as Borchard Pieterz.15
1692, the name of Burghert was written in the record as Burgert Pietersz: van Dyk.16
21 May 1702, the name of Burghert was written in the record as Borger Pieterse van Dyk.17
1 September 1709, the name of Burghert was written in the record as Bùrger Pieterse van Dijk.18
Baptisms - WitnessBurghert Pieterz van Dyk and Anna Greeff witnessed the baptism of Adrianùs Greev on 21 May 1702 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)1692 Joost Pietersz van Dyk was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in Kaap district, Burgert (No. 01341) followed his brother (01331) on the roll. Each man was recorded with one male slave Burghert Pieterz van Dyk.16
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 28 December 1690, Burghert Pieterz van Dyk and Joost Pietersz van Dyk were each granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released them from their contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded them the status of vrijburgher or free burgher.
Slaves owned by individualsIt appears that, before 1685, Maria Matyssen was a slave owned by owned by Burghert Pieterz van Dyk, most likely before her assumed marriage to Johannes Ryckman. In 1697, in the inventory of her estate done by Burchert Pietersz it is stated wiens meijt sij is geweest - that is, whose slave she had been. In the period, meijt (var.) referred most commonly to a female slave and should not be confused with the modern Afrikaans word, meid, which means maid or female domestic servant. It is also not inconceivable that following her separation (divorce?) from her husband (who died in 1691), she returned to the home (and the bed?) of Pietersz.19,20

Citations

  1. [S887] Anrie Hoogendoorn, "Herkoms van die Broers Joost en Burgert van Dyk en hul lewens aan die Kaap: korreksies en aanvullings van die 1975-Geslagsregister", Genesis (Anrie Hoogendoorn) (2016). Hereinafter cited as "Herkoms van die Broers Joost en Burgert van Dyk."
  2. [S33] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families I A-K (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 185. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families I A-K.
  3. [S620] Website Nationaal Archief, VOC Opvarenden (http://vocopvarenden.nationaalarchief.nl/default.aspx) "Gegevens van Burgert Peters uit Isberg."
  4. [S805] J.H. van Dyk, Geslagregister van die Broers Joost en Burgert van Dyk (Pretoria: Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing, 1975), p.6. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregister van die Broers Joost en Burgert van Dyk.
  5. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  6. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 2 D-G (Pretoria, South Africa: Human Science Research Council, 1989), pg. 151. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G.
  7. [S471] 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), Marriage Register, Den selven dato [12 Febr 1702] Burgert Pieterser van Dijk , met Joanna Greef_. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Marriages.
  8. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 984. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
  9. [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) "Reference no.: MOOC10/2.24
    Testator(s):
    Burgert Pieterse van Dijk
    8 Januarij 1721."
  10. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Reference no.: MOOC8/4.59
    Testator(s):
    Burgert Pietersz van Dijk
    17 Januarij 1721."
  11. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Reference no.: MOOC10/2.25
    Testator(s):
    Burgert Pieterse van Dijk
    24 Februarij 1721."
  12. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 1526.4 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     1526.4
    Name of ship     HUIS TE ZILVERSTEIN
    Master     Gilde, Karsten de
    Tonnage     1017
    Type of ship     
    Built     1674
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     24-05-1686
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     26-09-1686
    Departure from Cape     07-10-1686
    Date of arrival at destination     30-12-1686
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Via S. Tiago.. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  13. [S729] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/cgh/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Resolutions of the Council of Policy of Cape of Good Hope Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa
    Reference code: C. 21, pp. 17?23.
    Dingsdag 3 April 1691, voormiddags."
  14. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Reference no.: MOOC8/1.31
    Testator(s):
    Maria Matthysz: Eli
    29 November 1697."
  15. [S729] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/cgh/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Joost Pietersz en Borchard Pietersz van Isenberg ...
    Joost en Borchard Pieterz."
  16. [S889] Opgaafrol van burgers, 4036 VOC, 01331VANDYK JOOST PZ 1 1 1 211 K
    01341VANDYK BURGERT P1 1 1 211 K; Algemene Rijksarchief, Den Haag, as transcribed by Hans Heese. Hereinafter cited as Opgaafrol Kaap 1692. My thanks to Hans Heese for sharing his transcription of this opgaaf.
  17. [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, Adrianùs, soon van Mattys Greev, d'Moeder Sùsanna Klaasz, getùygen Borger Pieterse van Dyk, en Anna Greeff, der 21e May 1702.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  18. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Bùrger, de Vader Bùrger Pieterse van Dijk, d'Moeder Anna Greeff, getùygen, Klaas en MariaGrieta Magdalena Greeff, 1 Sept 1709.
  19. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "Reference no.: MOOC8/1.31
    Testator(s):
    Maria Matthysz: Eli
    29 November 1697
    Inventaris der goederen nagelaten bij Maria Matthysz Eli, eertijds huijsvrouw van Johannes Rigman geweesen baasthuijnier soo als deselve door Burchert Pietersz vrijhoutkapper (wiens meijt sij is geweest:) aan de
    Weeskamer sijn overgelevert, bestaande in als volgd namentlijk ..."
  20. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository) "Reference no.: MOOC10/1.1
    Testator(s):
    Johannes Eigman van Weij
    16 Juni 1691
    Verkoping der goederen toebehoorende de 2 kinderen van Johannes Eigman van Weij gewesene baasthuijnier sijn:de een soontjen, en een dogtertjen; welke, Eigman door den E: Agb: Raad van Justitie, van sijn
    huijsvrouw Maria Matthijsse hebben gesepareerd;."
  21. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository) "Reference no.: MOOC8/1.31
    Testator(s):
    Maria Matthysz: Eli
    29 November 1697
    Inventaris der goederen nagelaten bij Maria Matthysz Eli, eertijds huijsvrouw van Johannes Rigman geweesen baasthuijnier soo als deselve door Burchert Pietersz vrijhoutkapper (wiens meijt sij is geweest:) aan de Weeskamer sijn overgelevert, bestaande in als volgd namentlijk ..."
  22. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "... Maria Pieterse van Dijk jonge dogter ..."
  23. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), p.335. ~ Maria Matthysse Eli, niece of the free woodcutter Burgert Pietersz.. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  24. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (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).
  25. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
 

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