Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer

M, #7994, b. circa 1640

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited26/06/2017
Birth*Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was born circa 1640.1
 
Marriage*He married Maria Jansz Visser, daughter of Jan Coenraad Visser and Grietje Gerrits, circa 1664. It is likely they were married before being enumerated as a couple in the muster of 1664.2,3
 

Family

Maria Jansz Visser b. c 1649, d. 7 Jun 1718
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.6 November 1664, the name of Wilhelm was written in the record as Willem Willemsz.4
6 November 1664, the name of Wilhelm was written in the record as Willem Willemsz: de Lierman.4
20 June 1667, the name of Wilhelm was written in the record as Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer, I have included two variants of this name because his last name was recorded variously as Willemsz: (var.) and Van Deventer.5
10 July 1669, the name of Wilhelm was written in the record as Willem van Deventer.6
Baptisms - WitnessWilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Geertruy Jansz witnessed the baptism of Aeltie de Lange on 4 July 1677 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 6 March 1657 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was enumerated in the muster roll, as a sailor.8
On 31 May 1657 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was enumerated in the muster roll Cabo de Boa Esperance, in which it is stated that he has left the service of the VOC, for that of the freemen. He appeared after Warnar Cornelisz van Nunspeet and before Jan Reyniersz van Amsterdam.9,10
On 15 February 1658 Steven Jansz Botma and Hendrik Elbrechts were enumerated in the muster roll, among the freemen, as Steven's Company and owners of the land granted to them. Enumerated with them was Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer described as 'in their service.11'
On 15 February 1658 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was enumerated in the muster roll Cabo de Boa Esperance, He was in the service of Steven Jansz, van Wageningen and Hendrik Elbertsz, van Ossenbrug.12
In 1660 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was enumerated in the muster roll Cabo de Boa Esperance, he was recorded as working for Pieter Cornelisz van Langewoudt, a free fisher and hunter.13
In 1661 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was enumerated in the muster roll, He was working for Steven Jansz van Wageningen and Hendrick Elbrechtsz van Ossen brugge.14
In 1662 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was enumerated in the muster roll, He was enumerated alone, no wife mentioned. There were no children recorded in this muster.15
In 1663 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was enumerated in the muster roll, He is recorded as a farmer employing two men, Jacob Pieters' van Amsterdam and Stoffel Scholten, van Campen.16
In 1664 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were enumerated in the muster roll (Cape Town).17
In 1665 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were enumerated in the muster roll, He had two employees, Jan Goldenbergh Wolffand Jan Catten van Lillo.18
In 1667 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were enumerated in the muster roll, They were recorded with two employees, Hendrick Baert van Haringenand Jan Egberts’ van Utreght.19
After 20 June 1667 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were enumerated in the muster roll. They were recorded with one unnamed child, presumably their daughter Aeltje Wilhelmse.20
1670 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were enumerated in the muster roll, they were recorded with one employee, Hendrick Schaeck, and one unnamed child. Even though they had baptised a second daughter, Jannitje, in 1669, she does not again appear in the record, so I have assumed the child with whom they were enumerated was their eldest daughter Aeltje Wilhelmse.21
In 1671 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were enumerated in the muster roll, There are no children recorded with them.22
In 1672 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were enumerated in the muster roll, There are no children recorded with them.23
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 15 April 1657, Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher. The vrijbrief was signed by Rijcklof van Goens.24
He became a burgher on 15 April 1657, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival.25
Crime and relatedOn 27 April 1672 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer shot and killed his 'Hottentot' servant and, to avoid arrest, absconded. On 4 May he stowed away on the Malgas, a Danish vessel, and when he failed to appear before the Council of Justice on 14 May, he was declared fugitive, a warrant for his arrest was issued and he was banned in perpetuity from the Cape. But in Patria, after petitioning the Heeren XVII, he was pardoned by the Prince of Orange and permitted to return to the Cape. He returned on the Europa which arrived at the Cape on 1 July 1673. The authorities at the Cape decided to investigate further and meanwhile detained him on Robben Island. Returning to the mainland in September 1675, he discovered his wife Maria had produced two children with his servant Ockert Corneliszoon Olivier.26,27
On 18 August 1676 Maria Jansz Visser was arraigned before the Council of Justice for licentious adultery after her husband Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer discovered she had been cohabiting with Ockert Corneliszoon Olivier. The two came to blows and the Council of Policy resolved to send them separately to Batavia while detaining her lover on Robben Island. However the couple reconciled, and they were instead sent together on De Vrije Zee, departing on 2 September 1676. They returned to the Cape in May 1677.28
On 14 July 1677 Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser were banished from de Caep de Goede Hoop to Mauritius.29
Company JournalOn 10 July 1669 Jacob van Borghorst wrote in his journal: July 10th.News received of the safe return of the burghers Jan Coenraad Visser and Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer, who had been on a hunting expedition inland, and had returned with 3 large sea cows.30

Citations

  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1667
    Juni 20 Een doochter van Wilhem Wilhemse van Deventer en Maria Janz wierd genaemt Aeltje, peeters waren Jan Grof Jan Verhagen en Anneke Noormans, 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.).
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1667
    Juni 20 Een doochter van Wilhem Wilhemse van Deventer en Maria Janz wierd genaemt Aeltje, peeters waren Jan Grof Jan Verhagen en Anneke Noormans; marriage prior to this event assumed as otherwise the child would most likely have been described as onegt., 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  3. [S775] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1664 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Page 22...
    Willem Willemsen van Deventer en Marij Jans van Ommen
    Ned. dienaers ". (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. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1901), p.127: [1664] November 6th. – At noon Willem Willemsz: nicknamed the "Lierman," a free agriculturist, brought us a live Rhinoceros, whose mother, as well as another young one, he had shot behind the "Rondeberg," (? Blueberg) about 4 miles distant from here and opposite Robben Island. He and his comrades were accordingly presented with two sheep, 6 Rixdollars, and 6 lbs, tobacco. We hope that we may be able to rear this rare animal, and send it home with the return fleet expected.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  5. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao 1667. Juni 20 Een doochter van Wilhem Wilhemse van Deventer en Maria Janz wierd genaemt Aeltje, peeters waren Jan Grof Jan Verhagen en Anneke Noormans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  6. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, p.291. 1669. July 10th. – News received of the safe return of the burghers, Jan Coenraad Visser and Willem van Deventer, who had been on a hunting expedition inland, and had returned with 3 large sea cows [hippopotamus].
  7. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao. 1677
    Den 4 Julij Aeltie
    Hendrick de Lange en Danieltie Rijckers
    Willem Willemse en Geertruijt Jans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  8. [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), p.286-287. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  9. [S823] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1657 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/), "Willem Willemsz, van Deventer, uijt Comps.in diese vrije luijden dienst."
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.290.
  11. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.293.
  12. [S824] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1658 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/), "Stevens Compie.
    Stevem Jansz, van Wageningen eijgenaers
    Hendrik Elbertsz, van Ossenbrug
    Willem Wilhelms, van Deventer, in haer dienst."
  13. [S772] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1660 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Pieter Cornelisz van Langewoudt, visser en vrij wiltschut, vrouw: Anntje Bruijns.  Niederlantse dienaers: Willem Willemsz". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  14. [S773] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1661 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Stevensgeselchap. Steven Jansz van Wageningen
    Hendrick Elbrechtsz van Ossen brugge vrije luijden
    Nederlandse dienaars
    Willem Willems’ van Deventer
    Pieter Jongh, van Stadtmeer". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  15. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p.280. Anno 1662. Lists of the Freemen &c. Private Agriculturists of Commander van Riebeeck at the Uytwyck. ...Willem Willemsz, of Deventer.
  16. [S774] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1663 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Willem Willemsz van Deventer, do. (lantb.)
    do. knechts ". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  17. [S775] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1664 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) "Page 22... Willem Willemsen van Deventer en Marij Jans van Ommen
    Ned. dienaers. "
  18. [S776] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1665 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Willem Willemsen van Deventher en Maria Jans van ...
    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.).
  19. [S777] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1667 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Willem Willems’ van Deventer, geh. met Maria Jans’ van Hardenbergh
    do. knechts ". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  20. [S825] Memorie van de vrije luijden 1666-1667 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Willem Willems’ en Maria Willems, 1 kind". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  21. [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/) "Willem Willemsz en Maria Jans, 1 kind
    Ned. dienr. Hendrick Schaeck". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  22. [S778] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1671 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Willem Willemsz v. Deventer en Maria Jans". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  23. [S779] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1672 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Willem Willemsz van Deventer en Maria Jansen
    ". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).
  24. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.264. As above to:- Willem Willemsz:, of Deventer, sailor, d.d. 15th April, 1657.
  25. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. III, p.263-264. Idem. Willem Willemsz:, of Deventer, sailor, d.d. 15th April,
    1657. [Should be read in conjunction with entry for Harmen Remajenne.]
  26. [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), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), February 2012. "p.23."
  27. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/olivier/I119.html."
  28. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "p.23."
  29. [S657] Mansell Upham 'UL04 Hell and Paradise', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "p.23. Rather than have his presence aggravate tenuous relations between the colony and local Cape indigenes, the Council of Policy decided (14 July 1677) to send him and his family away - this time to Mauritius – to “keep him out of sight from the nagging ‘Hottentots’ and to avoid further unrest” (om uijt het oogh van dese schimpige Hottentots te zijn als om verdere onlusten te vermijden)."
  30. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer, p.291.
  31. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): An. 1669
    den 18 Julij
    Een dochterje van Willem Willemsz van Deventer en Marietje van Ommen wiert genaemt Jannitje tot getuyge stonden Jan Israelsz van Barkeloo en Tryntje Cornelisz, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  32. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Anno 1670
    Den 26 Octob'
    een soontje van Willem Willemsz van Deventer en Maria Jansz wiert genaamt Hendrick tot getuygen stonden Hendrick Barendtsz van Leeuwarden en Catharina Jansz van den Bergh, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  33. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Anno 1671
    den 15 9veme
    Een soontje van Willem Willemsz en Marie syn huysvr' wiert genaamt Willem tot getuyge stonden Grietje Gerridz en Jochem Marquaert, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  34. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): Ao. 1677
    Den 27 dito (Junij) Alida
    Willem Willemsz van Deventer en Maria Jansz Visser
    Gerrit Jansz Visser en Jannetie Tielmans, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  35. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[1705] 29e: Aug. Gerbrand Wynbrantsz van Batavia in dienst der E. Comp. met Pietertie Willemse Lutmug van Mauritius jonge dr.:."
 

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