Dorothe van Angola

F, #8126, b. circa 1655

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Last Edited01/09/2017
Birth*Dorothe van Angola was born circa 1655 in Angola.1
 

Family

Children
  • Johannes van de Caep b. 23 May 1667; putative relationship offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. No other women identified thus far meets the chronological and other criteria to qualify as the mother10
  • Cornelia van de Caep+ b. 27 Mar 1672; putative relationship offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. No other women identified thus far meet the chronological and other criteria to qualify as the mother5
  • Cicilia Swerisse+ b. b 8 Sep 1675, d. b Dec 1713; putative relationship offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. No other women identified thus far meet the chronological and other criteria to qualify as the mother11
  • Dorothea van de Caep+ b. 26 Nov 1679; putative relationship offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. No other women identified thus far meet the chronological and other criteria to qualify as the mother9
  • Claas Coos+ b. b 21 Apr 1686; putative relationship offered with a view toward further discovery in the record. No other women identified thus far meet the chronological and other criteria to qualify as the mother12
(Slave) ShipVoyage On 14 October 1657 the Amersfoort departed Vlie enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 28 March 1658. With more than half the journey completed, on 23 January 1658, probably off the coast of Angola, the Amersfoort sighted a Portuguese slaver with 500 slaves on board. After a 24-hour chase, the vessel was captured, and 250 slaves were taken aboard the Amersfoort for the journey to the Cape. The crippled Portuguese vessel was abandoned to whatever fate might befall her, 250 slaves and her crew.

Of those, when the Amersfoort heaved to in Table Bay two months later, only 174 had made it alive, most them, according to Jan van Riebeeck "girls and small boys" - among them were Dorothe van Angola.2,3,4 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.27 March 1672, the name of Dorothe was written in the record as Dorethe NN.5
Dorothe van Angola was also known as Dorothea NN.
Slave TransactionsIn September 1667 Dorothe van Angola, and presumably her putative son Johannes van de Caep, became forfeit to the Company when Hendrik Lacus was found guilty of theft and embezzlement.6
Slaves owned by individualsAfter 14 October 1657 Dorothe van Angola was owned by Hendrik Lacus.7
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 27 March 1672 Dorothe van Angola was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.5
On 8 September 1675 Dorothe van Angola was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape. Is this one of the earliest uses in the records at the Cape of the term 'kaffir[inne]'?8
On 26 November 1679 Dorothe van Angola was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.9

Citations

  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao' 1675
    Den 8 Septemb' een Comp' slavinne kint synde de vader een onbekent Christen. de Moeder een Angooler kafarinne genaamt Dorothe des kints naam Cecilia en was over 't selve weggens de comp' als getuyge de Luijten[ ] Dirck Jansz Smient, 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 (Mar).
  2. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp - An enquiry into the ancestry of the Cape-born Johanna Kemp (c. 1689-1778) - wife of Jacob Krüger (from Sadenbeck)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (This article is under review), March 2012. "This was followed by the arrival of the Amersfoort (March 1658) offloading a cargo of mostly Brazil-bound Angola slave children (170 of whom 125 were not sent to Batavia) captured from the Portuguese off the coast of Brazil (sometime in January 1658)..."
  3. [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), p.113; March 28th. N. W. breeze. The Amersfoort casts anchor; had 323 men on her, 29 dead and 30 sick. The weakest brought on shore and exchanged for others. Was provided with refreshments for the crew and the slaves who were brought on shore, already reduced to 170 in number. Many of them still very ill; most of them girls and small boys, from whom for the next 4 or 5 years very little can be got.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.
  4. [S522] André van Rensburg, "Capensis (The Amersfoort)," October 2000. Hereinafter cited as "The Amersfoort."
  5. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Anno 1672
    den 27 Maart
    een Comp' slavinne kint zynde de vader een onbekent christen de moeder Dorethe, wiert genaamt Cornelia tot getuyge stont Alexander alz Carpius schoolmeester, 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.).
  6. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "In September 1667 he is discharged from office and relegated to Robben Island (his wife joins him) for theft of Company goods and embezzlement of the Company money amounting to 6,865 gulders. Their slaves Dorothea van Angola and Louis van Bengale are confiscated."
  7. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Belonging to secunde Hendrik Lacus (from Wesel [duchy of Cleves]) and his wife, Juffr. Lijdia de Pape..."
  8. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Den 8 septmb:[e]r [1675] een Comp[agnies] Slavinne kint synde de vader een onbekent Christen de Moeder een Angoolse kaffarinnen genaamt Dorothe dit kinds naam Cecilia en waar over t' selve weghens de Comp:[agnie] als getuyghe de Luijten:[ant] Dirck Jansz Smient."
  9. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1679
    den selfden dito (26 November) Dorothea
    de moeder een compan. slav. kint halfslagt [egnamt]
    Dorothea, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  10. [S665] Mansell Upham 'Johanna Kemp', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713),.
  11. [S750] Note concerning Various, written by Mansell Upham, "she is Dorothea van A's kid."
  12. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao' 1686
    den 21 dito (April) Claes
    de moeder Dorothea lyfeigen van de Comapny, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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