Willem Plooijer

M, #8393, b. before 5 January 1716
Father*Sijmon Pietersz Plooijer1 b. 29 Aug 1666, d. bt 11 Feb 1733 - 11 Sep 1733
Mother*Catharina Coopman1 b. c 1695

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited29/11/2015
Birth*Willem Plooijer was born before 5 January 1716 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismWillem Plooijer was baptized on 5 January 1716 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Johann Oberholster and Judith du Plessis.2 See: Baptism of Willem Plooij
Marriage-Putative*It is very likely Willem Plooijer and Johanna Petronella Basson were marrried on 30 September 1742 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch. I am offering this as a putative relationship because Johanna's baptism was witnessed by Sijmon Petrus Berg(h) and his mother Anna de Coning - daughter and grandson of Maaij Ansela van Bengale, the founding mother of the Basson family. She may have been born in the household of Anna de Coning who owned a slave Cupido van Bengale. It was not uncommon for slave born children to later adopt a surname in the family of ownership. My thanks to Mansell Upham for helping me with this theory.3 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.5 January 1716, the name of Willem was written in the record as Willem Plooij.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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Willem, de Vader Symon Plooij, de Moeder Katrijna Koopman, getn. Jan Oberholster, met Jùdith Dùplessis, 5 Janry. 1716.
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "1742 Septembr: den 30: Willem de Plooij van Cabo de Goede Hoop, burger aan Stellenbosch, jongman met Johanna Petronella Basson, van Cabo voornt:."
  4. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Willem, de Vader Symon Plooij, de Moeder Katrijna Koopman, getn. Jan Oberholster, met Judith Dùplessis, 5 Janry. 1716.

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