M, #7948, b. 10 May 1614, d. 12 October 1668
|NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695||NGK (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 Anthonij de Later van Japan, Annike van Bengale, Louis van Bengale and Willem van Bengale.3,4|
|Employment*||On 6 May 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer becomes commander de Caep de Goede Hoop following the departure of.5|
|Employment*||On 6 May 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer becomes commander de Caep de Goede Hoop following the departure of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck.5|
|Employment*||On 27 September 1666 Zacharias Wagenaer resigned as commander de Caep de Goede Hoop and was succeeded by Commandeur Cornelis van Quaelbergen.5|
|Baptisms - Witness||Zacharias Wagenaer 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.6|
He and Joanna Boddys witnessed the baptism of Valentijn Gabbema on 6 September 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
He and Catharina Prippolnagel and Lidia de Pape witnessed the baptism of Margareta Schut on 15 August 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
|Slave Births||Zacharias Wagenaer owned Dominga NN who was born in bondage, before 1 November 1665, de Caep de Goede Hoop.9|
|Slave Transactions||Circa 7 May 1662 Marij van Angola was sold by Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck to Zacharias Wagenaer de Caep de Goede Hoop.10|
On 1 May 1665 Marij van Angola was sold by Zacharias Wagenaer to Luitenant Johannes Coon, for Rds 70 or ƒ210.11,12
On 11 August 1665 Jantje van Bengale was sold by Zacharias Wagenaer to Pieter Klinckenbergh.13
On 30 September 1666 Willem van Bengale was sold by Zacharias Wagenaer to Dom:e Joannes de Voogd, for Rds 90 or f180.14
Isaac van Bengale may have been the slave sold by Zacharias Wagenaer, to Augustinus Boccaert on 23 March 1668 de Caep de Goede Hoop.15,16
|Slave Emancipations||On 30 September 1666 Anthonij de Later van Japan purchased his freedom and that of his de facto wife Annike van Bengale and their children Abraham and Elisabeth from Zacharias Wagenaer. The latter said he was emancipating the couple in consideration of ten years of faithful service; even so Anthonij Jansz paid Rds 60 for their liberty.17,18,19,20|
|Slaves owned by individuals||On 1 November 1665 at de Caep de Goede Hoop, Zacharias Wagenaer was the owner of Helena NN.21|
On 1 November 1665 at de Caep de Goede Hoop, Zacharias Wagenaer was the owner of Annike van Bengale.22
Louis van Bengale was a slave from Bengal who on 25 September 1666 de Caep de Goede Hoop was sold by Zacharias Wagenaer to the sekunde Hendrik Lacus and his wife Lidia de Pape for the sum of 80 rijksdaalders.23,24,25
|Property Transactions||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.26|
|Company 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.27|
On 18 December 1662 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: December 18.  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.28
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.29
On 17 October 1664 Zacharias Wagenaer wrote in his journal: October 17th ... 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.30
- [S428] Website Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) "http://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zacharias_Wagenaer."
- [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
Juff Maria aux Brebis wed van wijlen Jacob Sweers in leven opperkoopman. Hereinafter cited as "Some Marriages in Batavia."
- [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."
- [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui61.htm), 16 November 2014, "2 April 1662: Angelier ex Batavia brings 5 personal slaves of Dresden-born Zacharias Wagenaer (1614-1668), the Cape’s 2nd commander (1662-1666):
Japanese Christian Anthonij de Later van Japan
his concubine Annica van Bengale
their son Abraham
Louis van Bengale &
Willem van Bengale."
- [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "http://www.tanap.net/content/activities/documents/…."
- [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.
- [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.).
- [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/
- [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/
- [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].]
- [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, possibly 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"]
p.126: 1.5.1665: Marie van Bali, sold by Zacharias Wagenaerto Johannes Coon.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
- [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 1.5.1665: Die prys van 70 Rds. is in die addendum uitgelaat. Johannes Coon se beroep word in die document as "vaendrigh" aangedui wat beteken dat hy 'n amptenaar van die V.O.C, was. Dit word in die addendum verswyg.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126: 11.8.1665, II, p. 268: Jantje from Bengal (11), sold by Zacharias Wagenaer on behalf of Maria Verburg to Pieter van Clinckenberg for f 100.
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 127. 30.9.1666, III, pp. 109-110: Willem from Bengal, sold by Zacharias Wagenaer to the Rev. Joannes de Voocht for Rds. 90 or f180.
- [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."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 127. 21.3.1668, pp. 213-214: Isaak from Bengal, sold by Zacharias Wagenaer who was sailing round the Cape on 't Wapen van Middelburg, to Augustinus Boekaert for Rds. 90.
- [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): 25.9.1666 CTD 3, p.106
Die edelheer Zacharias Wagenaer, kommandeur, en op vertrek staande na Batavia, verklaar in ag te geneem het die goeie diens wat sy Japanse lyfeies Anthonij en sy huisvrou Annica van Bengale die afgelope tien jaar hom bewys het, derhalwe hulle vrywilliglik uit pure geneentheid, saam met hulle twee kinders Elisabet en Abraham, uit hul slawerny te ontslaan 'op haere vrije voeten stellende haer eijgene lieven te maken '. Hy erken die ontvangs van 60 Rds. [Onderste gedeelte van die dokument is reeds 'n geruime tyd afgeskeur.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 93. When the erf was given to Anthony from Bengal, he must have been a free man, but two days later we find another deed in which Zacharias Wagenaer frees his "Japanschen lijffeijgen gent. Anthonij" and his wife Annica from Bengal who had served him faithfully for 10 years, and who now paid him Rds. 60 for the liberty of the family, which included the children Elizabeth and Abrabam. It is easy to conclude that these two are one and the same person, and that Wagenaer, in the confusion of his last days at the Cape, first signed a deed giving property to his slave and signed the deed of liberation two days later. This is indeed what happened, …
p. 127. 30.9.1666, III, p. 106: Zacharias Wagcnaer freed his "Japanschen lijffeijgen gent. Anthonij" and his wife Annica from Bengal after 10 years of faithful service. Anthonij paid Rds. 60 for his liberty and that of his family,.
- [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Foute en regstellings", 30.9.1666: Dat Zacharias Wagenaer, kommandeur van die Kaap, voor sy vertrek na Batavia sy slaaf Anthonij en sy vrou Annica van Bengale vrystel, word wel deur Böeseken korrek weergegee, maar dat dit ook hulle twee kinders, Elisabet en Abraham, insluit, word nie so uitdruklik deur haar bewoord nie aangesien slegs na sy familie verwys word.
- [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.
- [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/
- [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/
- [S658] Mansell Upham 'Made or Marred by Time - the Other Armozijn & two enslaved Arabian 'princesses' at the Cape of Good Hope (1656)', March 2012, p.47. Louis was sold (25 September 1666) by his patron to secunde Hendrik Lacus (from Wesel) and his wife, Lijdia de Pape."
- [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 126. 25.9.1666. III, pp. 111-112: Louis from Bengal, sold by Zacharias Wagenaer to Hendrik Lacus for Rds. 80 or 1240 light money.
- [S326] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die Blanke Nageslag van Louis van Bengale en Lijsbeth van die Kaap", Kronos (Die Blanke nageslag . . .) 1 (1979). Hereinafter cited as "Die Blanke nageslag."
- [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.
- [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.
- [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, pp.30-31.
- [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
- [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, p.125.