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|
|NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732||NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732|
|Birth*||Willem Plooijer was born before 5 January 1716 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1|
|Baptism||Willem 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|
- [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.
- [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Willem, de Vader Symon Plooij, de Moeder Katrijna Koopman, getn. Jan Oberholster, met Jùdith Dùplessis, 5 Janry. 1716.
- [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:."
- [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Willem, de Vader Symon Plooij, de Moeder Katrijna Koopman, getn. Jan Oberholster, met Judith Dùplessis, 5 Janry. 1716.