Anthonij van de Caep1

M, #7954, b. before 6 September 1665
Father*Anthonij de Later van Japan2 b. 1641/42
Mother*Lysbeth van Bengale1 b. c 1643

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited23/01/2016
Slave Birth - Company OwnedAnthonij van de Caep was born in bondage before 6 September 1665 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) Anthonij van de Caep.1
BaptismAnthonij van de Caep was baptized on 6 September 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Anthonij was written in the record as Anthonij NN.1
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)In 1673 Anthonij de Later van Japan and Lysbeth van Bengale were enumerated in the muster roll, with six children, presumably Abraham van de Caep, Elisabet van de Caep, Theuntje van de Caep, Anthonij van de Caep, Maria van de Caep and Jan van de Caeb.3
Slave TransactionsAfter 18 June 1668 Abraham van Guinea was sold along with Maria da Costa van Bengale and Lysbeth van Bengale by Maria Prignon the widow of the minister Ds. Petrus Wachtendorp for f 660. Included in the transaction were Lijsbet's two unnamed children, probably Anna Pieters and Anthonij van de Caep. The purchaser was the incoming commander Jacob van Borghorst.4
On 31 December 1669 Andries van der Kust Coromandel, Claas Gerrits van Bengale, Mathijs van Angola, Anthonij Jansz van Bengale, Jeronimus van Coromandel, Titus van Bengale, Baddou van Bali, Ventura van Ceylon, Maaij Claesje van Angola, Abraham van Guinea, Maria da Costa van Bengale and Lysbeth van Bengale were sold by the departing commander Jacob van Borghorst to the Company for f 2 842:10:-, the amount he had originally paid for them. Included in the sale were three children, who, because they fit the profile, I have for the present presumed to be Lysbeth van de Caep, Anna Pieters and Anthonij van de Caep; the first the child of Pollecij/Maaij Claesje van Angola and the third and fourth the daughter and son of Lijsbeth van Bengale. However, at least some of these slaves came into the possession of Joan Bax van Herentals, Borghorst's successor.5


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Noch van de Slavinnen kinderen der Ed. Oostjndesche
    de Moeder Catharina, diens kind is genaamt Petronella
    de moeder Helena, diens kindt Joannes
    de moeder Lisabeth, diens kind Anthonij
    de moeder Catharina, diens kind Anthonij
    de moeder Francyn, diens kind Pietertje
    de moeder Ciciliaa, diens kind [Floor]ci [sic Flanci]
    de moeder [H]oddo [sic Koddo], diens kinderen Maria, Derkje
    een slavinne zoon van W.Mostaart diens naam Sabba, het kind Dirik, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  2. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise... Hope on Constantia / De Hel en Het Paradijs... De Hoop op Constantia: Jan Grof (died ante 1700) and his extended family at the Cape of Good Hope', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, February 2012. "b6     Anthonij baptized Cape 6 September 1665 (no witnesses) - accompanied parents to Batavia ?"
  3. [S780] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1673 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch "Jacob Rosendael en Catrijn van den Bergh 2 k.
    Antonij van Japan en Lijsbt van Bengalen 6 k.
    Louis, vrije zwart". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), pp. 31.The widow of the Rev. Petrus Wachtendorp sold Borghorst a male slave named Serry [Abraham/Abram] who came from Guinea, together with two female slaves and two children, not mentioned by name, for f 660. In footnote 45 on this page, Böeseken notes that on his departure from the Cape in April 1670, Borghorst sold twelve slaves, including Serry, to the Company for f 2 842:10:-.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  5. [S788] Webpage Tanap ( (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "Reference code: C. 5, pp. 89-91.
    Dingsdagh den 31en December ao. 1669."

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