Hendrick Wilhelmse

M, #8082, b. before 26 October 1670
Father*Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer1 b. c 1640
Mother*Maria Jansz Visser1 b. c 1649, d. 7 Jun 1718

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Last Edited03/03/2016
Birth*Hendrick Wilhelmse was born before 26 October 1670 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Duplicate?*It is possible that Hendrik Willemz and Hendrick Wilhelmse are the same individual. This may be a stretch, but I think it is worth serious consideration that the father of Willem Willemsz baptised on 7 November 1711 was one and the same as Hendrick Wilhelmse, son of Wilhelm Wilhelmse van Deventer and Maria Jansz Visser. In turn, it is worth serious consideration that the two Maria's were one and the same individual. Maria van Negapatnam was aka Maria van Bengale and one Hendrik Willemse on 28 June 1699 witnessed the baptism of her child Maria with Jan Coenraad Visser. They all moved in the same circle.2 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)In 1673 Maria Jansz Visser appeared on the muster roll in 1673. She is recorded without her husband who had absconded after killing a 'Hottentot'. Two unnamed children are recorded with her, one of whom must have been Aeltje Wilhelmse. By then she had also had two sons, Hendrick Wilhelmse and Willem Wilhelmse, one of whom must have been the second child.3


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 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, 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. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1711; 7de Novembr; Willem. d'Vader Hendrik Willemsz, en Maria Van Bengale niet [... ....] getroùt; getùygen Ary Derksz van Nek en Anna Hester.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  3. [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/) "Marie Willemsz 2 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.).

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