Gerrit Romont

M, #8304, b. before 5 September 1683
Adoptive father*Michiel Rodement b. c 1660; On his marriage to Cornelia Bogaerts, the mother of Gerrit Romot, Michiel Rodement became the adoptive father of Gerrit and, and in terms of prevailing practice, also thereby legimitised him1,2
Mother*Cornelia Bogaerts1 b. May 1669

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Last Edited06/09/2015
Birth*Gerrit Romont was born before 5 September 1683 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismGerrit Romont was baptized on 5 September 1683 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Catharina Kiens.3,1 
Marriage*He married Jannetje van Madras circa 1706 Mauritius.1


Jannetje van Madras b. c 1670
Names in the record, in publications, etc.26 February 1730, the name of Gerrit was written in the record as Gerrit Roomont.4
Baptisms - WitnessGerrit Romont and Antie Steijn witnessed the baptism of Douwe Stein on 27 January 1709 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).5
He and Jannetje van Madras witnessed the baptism of Christoffel van Laar on 21 August 1712 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).6
He and Johanna Heylon witnessed the baptism of Johanna Catrina Constant on 15 September 1715 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7 See: Baptism of Johanna Catrina van Constant
He and Cornelia Bogaerts witnessed the baptism of Gerrit Odendaal on 26 February 1730 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4


  1. [S325] Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register, Lorna:
    Gerrit (= 5.9.1683) is slegs as s/v Cornelia Bogaert gedoop en was Michiel Romont waarskynlik nie sy vader nie alhoewel hy sy van geneem het. 11.7.1683 trou Michiel Romont met Cornelia Bogaert; Michiel, woonagtig op Mauritius, was in die Kaap ten tye van sy huwelik om as segsman vir die burgers op te tree. Hy gaan terug na Mauritius in 1684. Sien Dan Sleigh se `Buiteposte' p.649/650. Gerrit Romont was getroud met Jannetje van Madras wie kinders by Machiel Heylon gehad het.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S842] First Fifty Years project on Facebook, posts by Mansell Upham, online, Although born of an unknown biological father, he was legitimised just a few months prior to his baptism when his mother wed (11 July 1683) his adoptive father Michael Romond (from Zutphen) then visiting the Cape from Mauritius to convey grievances of his fellow free-burghers on the island to Cape Commander Simon van der Stel.... Hereinafter cited as FFY FB post Mansell Upham.
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 1683
    eodem dito (5 September) Gerrit
    de moeder Cornelia Bogaerts
    Katarina Kiens of Meier, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  4. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Den 26 Februarij 1730; K: Gerrit; V: Willem Ootendaal; M: Jùdith Nel; G: Gerrit Roomont, Cornelia Roomont.
  5. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): 27 d:o (Jan) van Jacobus Steijn, en Maria Potgieter; de getuigen Gerrit Roomont, en Anna Steijn. - Douwe, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  6. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): D:o [21 Augusti 1712] van Jacobus van Laar, en Anna Hijlon; de getuigen Gerrit Roomont, en Jannetje Hijlon. - Christoffel, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch
  7. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Johanna Catrina, d'Vader Philippùs Simons van Constant, d'Moeder Catrina Heilon, getù Gerrit Romont met Anna Heilon: 15 7br 1715.
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.

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