Christina Does

F, #7936, b. circa 1640
Father*Velten Does2 b. c 1620
Mother*Joanna Boddys1 b. c 1620

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1695-1712NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1695-1712
Last Edited29/04/2017
BirthOrigin*Christina was from Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands, , and may have been born there circa 1640.3,4 
Marriage*She married Elbert Diemer on 13 January 1658 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.5,6,7,8,1
 
Marriage*She married Adriaen van Rheede on 6 April 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. r.9,10
 
Marriage BannMarriage banns for Christina Does and Elbert Diemer were published on 30 December 1657 de Caep de Goede Hoop.11 

Family

Elbert Diemer b. c 1640, d. b 6 Apr 1689
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 31 May 1656 the Prinses Royael departed Vlie enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 21st September 1656. Among those on board were Jannetje Boddis, Christina Does and Gerrit Jansz: Ralandt.12,13,14 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Christina was written in the record as Stijntje de Boer.15
6 April 1698, the name of Christina was written in the record as Catharina Does.16
Baptisms - WitnessChristina Does and Dom:e Antonius Scherius witnessed the baptism of Engela Blanck on 23 April 1662 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
She and Elbert Diemer witnessed the baptism of Pieter van de Caep on 12 September 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
She and Elbert Diemer witnessed the baptism of Martha van de Caep on 12 September 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
She and Abraham Diemer witnessed the baptism of Elbert Blesius on 6 February 1689 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.20
She and Roelof Diodati witnessed the baptism of Dominicus Blesius on 16 December 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.21
She and Abraham Diemer witnessed the baptism of Deliana Blesius on 29 November 1693 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.22
She and Adriaen van Rheede witnessed the baptism of Johanna Adriana Blesius on 21 November 1700 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).23
NotesGerda Pieterse and Mansell Upham advise that three women of this period Christina Stans, Christina de Brùyn and Christina Does were named interchangeably and sometimes incorrectly in a variety of genealogical publications.
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 31 May 1657 Joanna Boddys was enumerated in the muster roll, as the wife of, Jan van Harwarden, with a son and daughter. These would have been Christina Does and Hendrik Does, her children with her former spouse, Velten Does.24
On 15 February 1658 Christina Does was enumerated in the muster roll as the wife of Elbert Dircqsz:, that is Elbert Diemer.25
Slave TransactionsOn 28 May 1693 Paul van Porca was sold by Bonifacius Ingels to Christina Does for Rds. 80. Paul's 2-year-old son Adam van Galen was included in the transaction on condition that he be freed on his 25th birthday.26,27
On 2 July 1697 Christiaan van der Kust Coromandel was sold by Matthijs de Vlamingh to Christina Does, for Rds. 70.28
On 2 July 1697 Abram van Cochin was sold by Matthijs de Vlamingh to Christina Does, for Rds. 40.29
Slave EmancipationsOn 26 April 1694 Pieter van de Caep was emancipated by Christina Does, on condition that he would faithfully serve her husband Joan Blesius and son Abraham Diemer for a further six years. If he did so, he would receive 150 weaned ewes.30
On 28 June 1695 Angela van de Caap was emancipated by Christina Does de Caep de Goede Hoop.31
Slaves owned by individualsBefore 1690 Caterina van de Caep was owned by Christina Does.

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S151] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 2 D-G, pm. 82.
  3. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 91, 6 April 1698
    Adrian van Reede geboortig
    van Rheenen, met Catharina [sic]
    Does geboortig van Nimmege weduwe
    van Elbert Dieme, transcribed by Corney Keller, (24 Mar 2012), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town).
  4. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  5. [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/…."
  6. [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:
    marriage:     Albert / Elbert Dircqsz: Diemer (from Emmerich) & Christina Does (from Doesburg); engaged (28 December 1657)."
  7. [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.
  8. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Noch een zoon van Elbert Diemer by Christina Does, genaamt Valentijn, 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.).
  9. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 91, 6 April 1698
    Adrian van Reede geboortig
    van Rheenen, met Catharina
    Does geboortig van Nimmege weduwe
    van Elbert Diemer, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  10. [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), "She [Christina Does] remarries Cape (6 April 1698) Adriaen van Reede (from Rheenen); who remarries (22 August 1708) Maria Liefrink."
  11. [S405] H.B. Thom editor, Journal of Jan van Riebeeck Vol II 1656-1658, p. 207.
  12. [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.33, [1656] September 21st. Rainy, N.W. weather. Arrival of Princesse Royael; skipper, Reynout Engelbrechts, and merchant Jacomo Mauryoque, 31st May from Amsterdam, in company with the galiot Urck, of Enckhuysen, and followed on the next day by the Breda and Ulysses, with another galiot from Hoorn, as they heard at sea. No deaths. Some scurvy patients and 356 men on board. Had called at St Vincent, but brought no asses, pretending, which is all humbug, that they could get none.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.
  13. [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), "21 September 1656: Princess Royaele brings: Johanna Boddijs (from Doesburg), widow of Velten Does & wifeJan van Harwaerden & 2 children: Christina Does (from Doesburg) [future wife of Elbert Dircksz: Diemer (from Emmerich)] Hendrik Does (from Doesburg)."
  14. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Number     0855.5
    Name of ship     PRINSES ROYAAL
    Master     Engelbrechtsz., Reinoud
    Tonnage     1100
    Type of ship     
    Built     
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     31-05-1656
    Place of departure     Vlie
    Arrival at Cape     21-09-1656
    Departure from Cape     07-10-1656
    Date of arrival at destination     07-12-1656
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Via S. Vincente and Sto. Antao.Three men were drowned at the Cape."
  15. [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), "Dirck Diemer son of Albert / Elbert Dircqsz: / Dircksz: Diemer / Dimmer (from Emmerich [Duchy of Cleves]) & Christina Does [Christina (Stijntje) de Boer] (from Nijmegen)."
  16. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 91, 6 April 1698
    Adrian van Reede geboortig
    van Rheenen, met Catharina [sic]
    Does geboortig van Nimmege weduwe
    van Elbert Dieme, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  17. [S787] Church matters (Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk), Incoming Letters, 9 April 1652-14 May 1663, (NL-SAA, archiefinventaris 379, inventarisnummer 206, pp. 29-35), (eGSSA - van der Stael Letters, http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/classis-amsterdam/…), Den 23 [April 1662]:...en het dochterken van Joachim Blanck, dispensier en is genaemt Engel, de getuijgen sijn Christina Does, de huisvrou van Elbert Dircksz Diemer vrijburger... as transcribed by Corney Keller.
  18. [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/
  19. [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/
  20. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao 1689
    Den 6 Februarij een kindt waer van vader is Joan Blesius, de moeder Christina Diemer, de getuijgen Christina Does, en Abraham Diemer De naem van het kindt is Elbert, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  21. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1691
    Den 16 Dito (December) een kindt gedoopt waer van vader is Joan
    Blesius, de moeder Christina Diemmers
    tot getuijge stondt Roelof Diodati, ende
    Christina Does, ende is genamet Dominicus, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  22. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1693
    Den 29 Novembris een kindt gedoopt waer van vader is
    Joannes Blesius, de moeder Christina Diemer tot ge
    tuijge stondt Abraham Diemer en Christina Does
    is genaemt Deliana, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  23. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [21 Nov: 1700] van Johan Blesius en Christina Diemer, onder getuygen van Adriaan van Rheede en Christina Does, gent: - Johanna Adriana, (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).
  24. [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.290.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  25. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
  26. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.163. 28.5.1693, p. 324: Paul from Porca (27), and his son Adam (aged two) born in Galen, sold by Bonifacius lngels to Christina Does, the widow of Elbert Diemer, for Rds. 80.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  27. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): Böeseken gee voor dat “Paul van Porca” en sy twee jarige seun op 28.5.1693 vir 80 Rds. verkoop is. Die bedrag geld egter net vir Paul alleen want die koper beloof dat hy die seuntjie “plegtelijk” op sy 25ste jaar sal vrystel.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  28. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 180. 2.1.1697, p. 238: Christiaan from the Coast (24), sold by Matthijs de Vlamingh of the Zion, to Christina Does, the widow of Elbert Diemer. for Rds. 70.
  29. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 180. 2.7.1697. p. 239: Abram of Cochin (35), sold by Matthijs de Vlamingh of the Zion, to Christina Does for Rds. 40.
  30. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.165. 26.4.1694: Pieter from the Cape (28), manumitted by Christina Does, the widow of Elbert Diemer on condition that he serves Joan Blesius and Abraham Diemer for another six years. (Christina was married to Joan Blesius and was a sister of Abraham Diemer.) If he served faithfully during the six year period, he was to receive 150 weaned ewes.
  31. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.170; 28.6.1695, p.142: Anzela from the Cape manumitted by Christina Does, the widow of Elbert Diemer.
  32. [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]"."
  33. [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.
  34. [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/
  35. [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/
  36. [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/
  37. [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/
  38. [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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