Elisabet van de Caep1

F, #7972, b. before 1 November 1665
Father*Anthonij de Later van Japan2 b. 1641/42
Mother*Annike van Bengale2 b. c 1640, d. c 1670

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited23/01/2016
Birth*Elisabet van de Caep was born before 1 November 1665 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
 
BaptismElisabet van de Caep was baptized on 1 November 1665 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). In a personal communication, Mansell Upham notes that there is no record of Wagenaer owning a slave named Susanna, we have assumed therefor that the mother of the child Elysabeth baptised on 1 November 1665 was Annica van Bengale. Annica and her de facto spouse Anthonij are subsequently freed with their children Elisabet and Abraham.3,2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.1 November 1665, the name of Elisabet was written in the record as Elysabeth van de Caep.3
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)In 1670 Anthonij de Later van Japan was enumerated in the muster roll, he was enumerated without his wife, but with three unnamed children, presumably Abraham van de Caep, Elisabet van de Caep and Theuntje van de Caep. The family was enumerate between Pieter Jansen van Nimwegen en Cornelia Teunissen and Jacob Cornelisz Rosendael.4
In 1671 Anthonij de Later van Japan was enumerated in the muster roll, he was enumerated without his wife, but with three unnamed children, presumably Abraham van de Caep, Elisabet van de Caep and Theuntje van de Caep. The family was enumerated between Hendrick Evertsz Smit and his party and Jochum Marquart and Hendrick Barentsz and their party.5
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.6
Slave EmancipationsOn 25 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 Elisabet 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.7,8,9,1

Citations

  1. [S606] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "A.J. Böeseken se Addendum van Kaapse slawe-verkoopstransaksies: Foute en regstellings", Kronos (Foute en regstellings) 9 (1984): 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.. Hereinafter cited as "Foute en regstellings."
  2. [S810] Mansell Upham 'At Earth's Extremest End… Op 't eijnde van de Aerd … The genealogical impact of the 'Angola' & 'Guinea' slaves at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th century', 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), August 2014. "16 September 1663:     11 unnamed slave children baptised: … private heelslag Abraham [Annica van Bengale by Anthonij van Japan]
    25 October 1665:          … private heelslag Elysabeth [Annica van Bengale] ….
    "
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: [Den 1 Nov 1665] een dochter van Susanna, slavin van S. Wagenaar, is genaamt Elysabeth, 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.).
  4. [S786] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1670 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Pieter Jansen van Nimwegen en Cornelia Teunissen, 1 kind
    Anthony de Later van Japan, 3 kinderen
    Jacob Cornelisz Rosendael en Catarijna Jansen v. Bergh 1 kind
    Ned. diens.". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  5. [S786] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1670 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) "Hendrick Evertsz Smit, van Eupenburen
    Ned. dienr. Anthony Meijer van Osnabrugge
    Antony de Later. 3 kinderen
    Jochum Marquart, en  geaccompageneerden
    Hendrick Barentsz
    Ned dienr.    ."
  6. [S780] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1673 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "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.).
  7. [S689] Mansell G. Upham, "The first recorded Chinese and Japanese at the Cape", Capensis (The first recorded Chinese and Japanese at the Cape) 2/97 (April 1997): Op huijden den XXX Seprember ao. 1666 compareerde voor mij, Pieter de Jonge, secretaris van den Commandeur en Raed van ‘t Fort de Goede Hoope &a. aen Cabo de Bo Esperance getuijgen naergenoemt, d’E. Heer Zacharias Wagenaer, Commandeur van gemelte Forteresse, jegenwoordich op zijn vertreck naer Batavia staende dewelcke verclaerde reguart genomen te hebben op de goede diensten die hem van zijn Japanschen lijffeijgen gent. Anthonij ende zijne huijsvrouw Annica van Bengalen, zedert den tijt van 10 jaeren zijn bewesen geweest, derhalven haer vrijwilliclijck uijt puijre genegentheijt van haerde slavernije nevens haere 2 kinderen genaemt Elisabet ende Abraham te ontslaen ende op haere vrije voeten stellende haer eijgene lieven te maken ende dat voor een somme van 60 Rdr. van de welcke hij Heere comprt. bij desen bekende voldaen ende betaelt te wesen. Willende derhalven dat genoemde vrijgegevene hier sal verleent worden een acta in debita forma.
  8. [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)."
  9. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), 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,. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
 

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