Elbert Diemer

M, #7935, b. circa 1640, d. before 6 April 1689

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited10/07/2015
Birth*Elbert Diemer was born circa 1640 in Emmerich.1,2
 
Marriage*He married Christina Does, daughter of Velten Does and Joanna Boddys, on 13 January 1658 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4,5,6,7
 
Marriage BannMarriage banns for Elbert Diemer and Christina Does were published on 30 December 1657 de Caep de Goede Hoop.8 
Death*He died before 6 April 1689.9
 

Family

Christina Does b. c 1640
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.31 May 1657, the name of Elbert was written in the record as Elbert Dircksz.10
Between 27 December 1657 and 28 December 1657, the name of Elbert was written in the record as Elbert Dirckssen.
6 November 1658, the name of Elbert was written in the record as Elbert Dirckssen Diemer.
1 September 1666, the name of Elbert was written in the record as Elbert Diemers.11
Baptisms - WitnessElbert Diemer and Christina Does witnessed the baptism of Pieter van de Caep on 12 September 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.12
He and Christina Does witnessed the baptism of Martha van de Caep on 12 September 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
He and Margarita Meeckhoff witnessed the baptism of Maria Coemans on 29 September 1669 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Elbert Diemer was enumerated in the muster roll, as a soldier.15
On 31 May 1657 Elbert Diemer was enumerated in the muster roll, as a soldier earning f 9 per month.10
On 15 February 1658 Christina Does was enumerated in the muster roll as the wife of Elbert Dircqsz:, that is Elbert Diemer.16
On 15 February 1658 Elbert Diemer and Hendrik van Seurwaarden were enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as free burghers and tailors.17
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 1 October 1657, Elbert Diemer 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.18
Slave BirthsBefore 12 September 1666, Pieter van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Elbert Diemer de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
Before 12 September 1666, Martha van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Elbert Diemer de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
Slave TransactionsOn 22 April 1662 Christijn van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Elbert Diemer de Caep de Goede Hoop.19,20
Elbert Diemer bought the slaves, Anna van Bengalen and Claes van Bengale from Joachim Blanck on 27 November 1665.21,22
On 6 April 1666 Jan Meeuw van Angola and Domingo van Angola were sold by Abraham Gabbema to Elbert Diemer; included in the sale were a young boy, Jan van de Caep, whose age was not specified, and a girl, Marij van de Caep, just 5 years old.23,24
On 12 May 1684 Mousa van Guinea was sold by Goosen de Jongh to Elbert Diemer, for Rds. 50.25
Slave EmancipationsOn 27 January 1671 Sijbilla van de Caep was emancipated by Elbert Diemer, but she was required to work for Diemer for 10 years in exchange for her food and clothes.26,27,28
Slaves owned by individualsOn 27 January 1671 Abraham van Guinea was owned by Elbert Diemer.28
Property TransactionsAfter 1714 Elbert Diemer bought the property Bergvliet from Jan Brommert, subsequently Bergvliet changes hands as follows:
1761:
J. Rohland
1764-1678:
Johan Nicolaas Schott (married to Catharina van Laar)
1769:
P.M. Eksteen
1783:
Hendrik Oostwald Eksteen
1812:
Hendrik Ooswald Eksteen Jnr.
sold to J.P. Eksteen
1841:
portion Firgrove sold
1863:
W.F. Hertzog
1902:
"left to" M. Hiddingh (in fake will);
1904:
inherited jointly by Purcell & Jeffcoat
1919:
subdivided into Bergvliet homestead plus half farm (Jeffcoat) & Kreupelbosch cottage plus remaining half of land (Purcell)
next owner: Sayles
1962:
J. Newman.29

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: date of birth an arbirtary estimate by preparer based on son's date of baptism merely to facilitate a potential timeline for future research., 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. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012. "13 January 1658: Albert / Elbert Dircqsz: Diemer (from Emmerich) & Christina Does (from Doesburg)."
  3. [S532] Website The Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA branch (http://www.eggsa.org/) "1658 Apr 9 (letter no. 3, 13 Jan 1658 to 9 Apr 1658 from Pieter van der Stael to the Classis Amsterdam)
    Den 13:en januari a:o 1658 is alhier voor den raet getrout
    Elbert Dircxs van Emmerich, vrijburger alhier,
    met Christina Does, van Doesburgh, zijnde de schoon
    dochter van den zarjant Jan van Harreweerden leggen-
    de alhier in't fort de Goede Hoope.
    http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/classis-amsterdam/…."
  4. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "13 January 1658:
    marriage:     Albert / Elbert Dircqsz: Diemer (from Emmerich) & Christina Does (from Doesburg); engaged (28 December 1657)."
  5. [S405] H.B. Thom, editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658 translated by J. Smuts from the original Dutch, (Cape Town, Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1954), Sunday13th . . .
    After the conclusion of the service this morning the banns of the betrothed persons Elbert Dircssen of Emmerich, a local bachelor and burgher, and Christine Does of Doesburgh, a local spinster, were published without any hindrance for the third time according to the Christian custom. As nothing had come to our notice to prevent or delay the carrying into effect of their intention, the Council decided in accordance with the resolution of 28 December last to allow the solemnizing of the marriage to proceed in the name of the Lord. For that purpose and in order than all the proceedings might be legal and proper and to the glory of God, it was decided to have the marriage solemnized by t he Secretary of the Council - as we have no minister here - in the present of the Council and all men in the open council chamber, which was done publicly and legally in the name of the Lord after the reading of of the Christian sermon.

    In the fort of Good Hope, 13 January 1658.
    (Signed) Jan van Riebeeck
    Roeloff de Man
    Abraham Gabbema (Secretary). Hereinafter cited as Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658.
  6. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een zoon van Elbert Diemer by Christina Does, genaamt Valentijn, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  7. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 2 D-G (Pretoria, South Africa: Human Science Research Council, 1989), p. 82. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G.
  8. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, p. 207.
  9. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Assumed, based on remarriage of spouse: She [Christina Does] remarries Cape (6 April 1689) Adriaen van Reede (from Rheenen); who remarries (22 August 1708) Maria Liefrink."
  10. [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), pp.287-289. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  11. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1666
    twee slavinne kindderen van [Elbert]
    Diemers wierden genaemt Pieter en
    Martha onder getuiycheni[ss]e van [zijn]
    vrou en meester, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1666. [den 12e Sept:] twee slavinne kindderen van [Elbert] Diemers wierden genaemt Pieter en Martha onder getuiycheni[ss]e van [zijn] vrou en meester, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1666
    [den 12e Sept:] twee slavinne kindderen van [Elbert] Diemers wierden genaemt Pieter en Martha onder getuiycheni[ss]e van [zijn] vrou en meester, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  14. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): An. 1669
    Den 22 Septb' An' 1669
    een dochtertje van Mattheys Coomans en Catharina de Clerck syn huysvr, wiert genaemt Maria, tot getuyge stonden Elbert Diemer en Margietje van Seurwaerden, in plaess van Machiel Coomans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  15. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.284-286.
  16. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
  17. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.294.
  18. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.264. As above to:- Elbert Dircksz:, of Emmerich, soldier, d.d. 1st October, 1657.
  19. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.125, 22.4.1662, 1, p. 289: Christina from Angola, sold by Jan van Riebeeck to
    Elbert Dirckx Diemer.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  20. [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): 22.4.1662     CTD I, p.289 [Verlore]
    Jan van Riebeeck, kommandeur, verkoop aan Elbert Dircx Diemer, vryburger, die Angolese slavin Christina. [Geen ouderdom of bedrag vermeld.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  21. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 27.11.1665, II, p. 258: Claas and Anna from Bengal, sold by Jochem Cornelis Blanck to Elbert Diemer.
  22. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 27.11.1665     CTD 2, p.257
    Jochim Blanck, boekhouer, verkoop aan Elbert Diemer van Immerick, vryburger, die slaaf en slavin, Claes en Anna. [Geen bedrag of ouderdom vermeld.]
  23. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 6.4.1666, III, pp. 15-16: Jan and Domingo from Angola, as well as two children Jan and Marie, aged 5, sold by Abraham Gabbema to Elbert Dircx Dimmer (sic). No price mentioned.
  24. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", 6.4.1666     CTD 3, p.15
    Abraham Gabbema, onderkoopman en sekunde, verkoop aan Elbert Dircx Dimmer [sic] vryburger, drie stuks slawe en ‘n slavin, Jan, Domingo, en die jongetjie ook Jan genoem en die slavinnetje Maria, ongeveer 5 jaar oud. [Geen bedrag asook ouderdomme vermeld nie.]
  25. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 141. 12.5.1684: Mousa (named by the buyer Gideon) from Guinea (22/23), sold by Goosen de Joogh to Elbert Diemer for Rds. 50.
  26. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 27.1.1671      CTD 4, p. 19
    Elbert Dirksen Diemer, burgerraad, verklaar uit goeie redes daartoe beweeg te wees om die slavintjie Sijbilla, ongeveer vyf en ‘n halfjaar oud, wat deur die slaaf van ds Adrianus de Voogt, genaamd Abraham van Guinee, by sy slavin Catharina verwek het, vry te stel; met die stipulasie dat die vrygestelde kind voortaan vir tien agtereenvolgende jare as ‘n vrypersoon by hom in diens sal staan en dat hy haar met kos en klere sal versorg tot met die verstryking van die tyd waarna sy vry sal wees om hom te verlaat.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  27. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Op bladsy 128 is 'n ander akte, gedateer 27.1.1671, wat Böeseken veerkeerd en lomp weergee:
    "27.1.1671 … Sijlbilla (5½), child of Abraham from Guinea who belonged to Elbert Dircx Diemer, and of Catharina, the slave of Adrianus de Vooght manumitted,…"
    Hier gaan dit oor aan wie watter slaaf behoort het want wie stel vir Sijbilla vry? Die document lees egter sonder moeite en daarin is die eienaarskap baie duidelik. Die jonge Sijbilla was Diemer se slavin, nieteenstaande die feit dat sy die kind is wat Abraham van Guinee, wat die slaaf van De Vooght (sic.) was, by Diemer se slavin Catharina verwek het. Die eiendomskap van die twee volwasse slawe was dus nie soos Böeseken dit aanbied nie. Slawekinders het altyd die status van die moeder gehad aangesien slawe geen wettige huwelike kon sluit nie.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  28. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, pp. 128.27.1.1671, IV, p. 19: Sijbilla (5½), the child of Abraham from Guinea who belonged to Elbert Dircx Diemer, and of Catharina, the slave of Adrianus de Vooght manumitted, but was to serve 10 years as a free person in return for food and clothes.
  29. [S821] Mansell Upham, "Constantia Subdivisions", February 2015 (Tokyo). This breakdown of the Constantia subdivisions from Mansell Upham is based on his research in the title deeds, 1714:
    sold as subdivision of Constantia to Pieter de Meijer
    sold immediately to J. Brommert
    next owner Elbert Diemer. Hereinafter cited as "Constantia Subdivisions."
  30. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), ""Sunday 13th Lovely weather. To-day the Rev. Gerardus Holckenburgh officiated at the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Many Frenchmen of the reformed faith were also in the church, including Captain Veron and some of his people, who were also communicants. The minister had first baptized 2 children at the close of the sermon. One was the child of the free tailor Hendricq of Surwurden and was baptized Katrina; the other, who was given the name of Dirck, was the child of the free tailor Elbert Dirckssen [Diemer]"."
  31. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G, Den 8en do heeft Dome de Metre wederom een predikatie gedaen, ende gedoopt dese vier navolgende kinderen:
    een van Elbert Dirckx Diemer, vrijburger en is genaemt Christyna, de getuigen sijn Joachim Blanck, dispensier, ende sijn huijsvrou Jannetje Boiddijs.
  32. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een zoon van Elbert Diemer
    by Christina Does, genaamt Valentijn, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  33. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1667
    den 28 Aug: een soontje van Elbert Diemers en Johanna Does syn h: wiert genaemt Anthoni, de peeters waren (left blank), 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  34. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): An. 1669
    Den 29 Septb'
    een soontje van Elbert Diemer en Christina Doos syn huysvr' wiert genaemt Abraham tot getuyge stonden de E.H.Com' Jacob Borghorst; en Johannes Coon met Zandrina sijn huysvr' in stade van Abraham Gabbama en Agnis Kruijs weduwe van Willem Kruijs zal, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  35. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Anno 1671
    Den 30 Aug
    een dochtercke van Elbert Diemer en Christina Does syn huysvr' wiert genaamt Aaltje tot getuyge stonden Joannes Coen, Wouter Moster en Anna de Vooght, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  36. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Anno 1672
    Den 25 decemb
    een soontje van Elbert Diemer en Christina Does, wiert genaamt Jacob tot getuyge stonden Albert van Breugel Wouter Mostaart en Sandrina, huysvr' van den Luijth Joan
    Koon, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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