Zacharias Wagenaer

M, #7948, b. 10 May 1614, d. 12 October 1668

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Birth*Zacharias Wagenaer was born on 10 May 1614 in Dresden, Germany.1
 
Marriage*He married Maria aux Brebis on 30 January 1658 Batavia.2,1
 
Death*He died on 12 October 1668 Amsterdam, Nederland, at age 54.1
 
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 30 January 1662 the Angelier and Oijevaer departed Batavia enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 2 April 1662. Among the pasengers on board the vessels were Zacharias Wagenaer, Maria aux Brebis and Maria de Bucquoij. Accompanying Wagenaer were his slaves Louis van Bengale, Annike van Bengale and Anthonij de Later van Japan. The widow Verburg (Maria de Bucquoij) was accompanied by her personal slave Catharina van Malabar.3 
(Witness) BaptismHe and Maria aux Brebis, Dom:e Antonius Scherius and Geertruyd van Riebeeck witnessed the baptism of Joanna van Riebeeck on 23 April 1662 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4 
Employment* On 6 May 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer becomes commander de Caep de Goede Hoop following the departure of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.5 
(Purchaser) SlaveTransactionZacharias Wagenaer bought a slave, Marij van Angola from Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck circa 7 May 1662 de Caep de Goede Hoop.6 
Journal On 16 October 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: October 6th. Very early this morning the freeman Jan Coenraad Visser shot a horrible wolf which had killed one of his young oxen.7 
Journal On 18 December 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: December 18. [1662] Early this morning the Commander went out to the country with the Land Surveyor to mark off for the freeman Jan Coenraad Visser some better corn land than he at present possesses at the Bosheuvel, and to grant it to him, at his request, in freehold. And as he complains that his old lands are so poor and sandy that last year, instead of 8 bushels of corn and barley which he had sown on it, he had this year not enjoyed more than 6 bushels from it, which is not sufficient to feed him with his wife and 5 small children, and this having been found to be the case, the Commander gave him 12 morgen of good land behind the Uytkyck, on the other side of the Liesbeecq, as will appear from the diagram. As of this date, Visser was father to only legitimate children, so it is unclear whether Wagenaer made the error when writing the journal, or whether it was made by a transcriber later. The farm was situated on the Liebeeck River at the site of the present day South African Astronomical Observatory - formerely the Royal Observatory.8 
(Grantor) LandGrant* On 20 December 1662 12 morgen and 5 roods (Rhineland measure) of land on the Liesbeecq river was granted to Jan Coenraad Visser by Commander Zacharias Wagenaer and the Council of Policy.9
Journal* On 22 November 1663 Zacharias Wagenaer noted in his journal: This morning we were told that our interpretess Krotoa of the Goringhaicona who had disappeared last Friday with both her children, without saying a word, was staying in the country with a freeman named Thielman Hendricx , whose house is situated right in the way leading to the aforesaid Hottentoos; but as her brother-in-law, Oedasoa, takes little interest in her (as it is said) we doubt whether we shall fetch her back, or leave her there, as this lewd vixen (die lichtvaerdige prije) has often played us this trick, throwing aside her clean and neat clothes, and instead, using stinking old cattle hides, just like all other dirty Hottentoo women do.10 
Journal On 17 October 1664 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: October 17th [1664]... The agriculturist Jan Coenraad Visser shot this day a big horrible wolf, which was brought into the Fort. As a reward he received ƒ20, the amount fixed by tariff.11 
(Seller) SlaveTransactionZacharias Wagenaer sold Mary van Bali to Luitenant Johannes Coon on 1 May 1665, for Rds 70 or ƒ210.12 
(Witness) BaptismHe and Joanna Boddys witnessed the baptism of Valentijn Gabbema on 6 September 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
(Owner) BirthSlaveZacharias Wagenaer owned Elysabeth NN who was born in bondage, before 1 November 1665, de Caep de Goede Hoop.14 
(Owner) BirthSlaveZacharias Wagenaer owned Dominga NN who was born in bondage, before 1 November 1665, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15 
(Owner) SlaveOn 1 November 1665 at de Caep de Goede Hoop, Zacharias Wagenaer was the owner of Susanna NN.16 
(Owner) SlaveOn 1 November 1665 at de Caep de Goede Hoop, Zacharias Wagenaer was the owner of Helena NN.17 
(Witness) BaptismHe and Catharina Prippolnagel and Lidia de Pape witnessed the baptism of Margareta Schut on 15 August 1666 (Cape Town).18
Employment* On 27 September 1666 Zacharias Wagenaer resigned as commander de Caep de Goede Hoop and was succeeded by Commandeur Cornelis van Quaelbergen.5 
(Owner) SlaveEmancipationZacharias Wagenaer emancipated Anthonij de Later van Japan and Annike van Bengale on 30 September 1666 de Caep de Goede Hoop.19 
(Seller) SlaveTransactionIsaac van Bengale may have been the slave sold by Zacharias Wagenaer, to Augustinus Boccaert on 23 March 1668 de Caep de Goede Hoop.20 

Citations

  1. [S428] Website Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) "http://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zacharias_Wagenaer."
  2. [S685] Mr. F.H. de Vos, "Some Marriages in Batavia", Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon Vol II, No.3 (September 1909): 1658, 30 Jan.
    Wacherias Wagenaer, Eerste clercq ter Generale Secretarye
    Met
    Juff Maria aux Brebis wed van wijlen Jacob Sweers in leven opperkoopman. Hereinafter cited as "Some Marriages in Batavia."
  3. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', January 2012, 2 April 1662: Angelier & Oijevaer bring:
    Cape's newly appointed 2nd Commander Zacharias Wagenaer (from Dresden) ex Batavia with wife Maria aux Brebis (from Wesel), stepdaughter Maria de Bucuoij, Widow Coen Verburg & 5 personal slaves."
  4. [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 d:o heeft dom:e Scheerius, een predikatie gedaen, ende sijn ten doope gepresenteert dese vijff navolgende kinderen, waer van dom:e Scherius gedoopt heeft, het dochterkenm van den e: h:r commandeur Jan van Riebeeck, is genaemt Joanna, de getuigen sijn d' e: h:r command:r Zacharias Wagenaer, ende sijn huisvrou Maria Wagenaers ende Geertruidt van Riebeeck, de huisvrou van Pieter van der Stael,... as transcribed by Corney Keller.
  5. [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "http://www.tanap.net/content/activities/documents/…."
  6. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. 7 May 1662:
    Departure: Van Riebeeck & family leave Cape for Batavia.
    Zacharias Wagenaer buys: Marij van Angola [Maria van Goa [sic].]
  7. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1901), p. 21. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  8. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, pp.30-31.
  9. [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), Vol. III, p.343. 20th Dec.1660. Erfbrieven (Title Deeds). By the Commander, &c., has been granted to Jan Coenraedt Yisser of Ommen, free agriculturist, and resident here, in full ownership, a certain plot of ground, situated in the "groote veld" or the pass between Table and False Bays, behind the Table Mountain, at and on the fresh river named Liesbeecq, adjoining on the N. the land of the free burgher Thieleman Hendricksz:, and that of Pieter de Jongh of Stadmoer, and of Willem Willemsz: of Deventer; on the E. the unbuilt plots towards the mountains of Africa, and on the W. the aforesaid river Liesbeecq; long on the E. side 190 and broad on the N. side 50, and on the S. side 47 roods, thus forming together with the bends and points of the length at the aforesaid Liesbeecq, 12 morgen and 5 roods, Rhineland measure, according to the above Diagram No. 49. 20th Dec., 1662. (Signed) ZACHARIAS WAGENAER. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  10. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  11. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, p.125.
  12. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.28, 126: A year before [Wagenaer's] departure he sold the slave Mary, possible from the island of Balie, to the sergeant Johannes Coon. He was paid Rds 70 or ƒ210 for her - a considerable sum of money. [In the document she was called a "Baelse slavin"]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  13. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 6 Septemb. 1665 een zoon van Abraham Gabbema by Petronella
    Does, wierd genaamt Valentijn: als getuigen Zacharias Wagenaar, en Joanna Boddys., 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.).
  14. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  15. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een dochter van Helena Slavin van den zelven, is genaamt Dominga

    the owner has been identified from the previous entry in this source document which reads: den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  16. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin
    van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  17. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Noch een dochter van Helena Slavin van den
    zelven, is genaamt Dominga

    the owner has been identified from the previous entry in this source document which reads: den 1 Nov een dochter van Susanna, Slavin
    van S. Wagenaar, s genaamt Elysabeth, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  18. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1666
    Den 15 August: een doghter van Abraham Schut en Johanna Taypenborgh syn huysvrouw: wiert genaemt Margareta als getuygen stonden den Heer Zacharia Wagenaer Juffr. Lydia Lacus Juffr. Catharina Boccaert, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  19. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  20. [S681] Mansell Upham 'PAI TIMOR - the 'accomodatory' life and times of a 17th century exiled slave family from Timor', Remarkable Writing on FFY (Pai Timor), (http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/ui72.htm), July 2012, "Probably slave sold by Cape ex-commander Zacharias Wagenaer when returning to Netherlands from the East (1668) to Boccaert who likely sells him to Company."
 

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