Derkje van de Caep

M, #7963, b. before 6 September 1665
Mother*Koddo van Guinea1 b. c 1640

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited05/08/2017
Slave Birth - Company OwnedDerkje van de Caep was born in bondage before 6 September 1665 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) Derkje van de Caep.1
BaptismDerkje van de Caep was baptized on 6 September 1665 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
NotesDerkje van de Caep and Maria Schalck Someone asked me on a public forum in April 2016 on what I based the fact that Maria and Derkje were not twins, even though I have not said they were not (or were). I have no view at present on this.

The facts are:
—as far as I am at present aware, Derkje never again appears in the record. It is therefor unlikely whether or not they were a twin will ever be established with certainty
—in that period it was not uncommon that a comment was made in baptism record when two siblings baptised together were a twin
—that as of the present, I have not confirmed beyound a doubt that Maria Schalck is the daughter of Koddo van Guinea, or that this 1665 baptism is hers
—this is why I state unequivocally on the website with respect to these events
——with respect to the mother-daughter relationship: "candidate relationship, offered with a view toward further discovery in the record"
——with respect to the baptism of the child Maria: "Maria Schalck may be the individual who was baptized on 06 Sep 1665"

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  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.).

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