Christian Liebenberg

M, #8514, b. circa 1695

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Last Edited01/11/2014
Birth*Christian Liebenberg was born circa 1695 in Munchenberg.1
Marriage*He married Catharina Lubbe, daughter of Berend Löbe and Jacoba Brandenbùrg, on 11 May 1727 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1


Catharina Lubbe b. 23 May 1706
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 9 April 1715 Christian Liebenberg sailed on the Vrijburg from Texel to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 21 August 1715.3,4 
Occupation* Between 9 April 1715 and 1724 Christian Liebenberg was soldier Cabo de Goede Hoop.4 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.29 June 1727, the name of Christian was written in the record as Christiaan Leeùwenberg.5
26 September 1728, the name of Christian was written in the record as Christiaan Lieùwenberg.6
Baptisms - WitnessChristian Liebenberg and Catharina Lubbe witnessed the baptism of Aletta Keyser on 29 June 1727 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusChristian Liebenberg became a burgher on 23 October 1725, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival.7


  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. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Den 11 Meij 1727; Christiaan Lievenberg van Mùnchenberg J.M. [jongman] met Katharina Libben van Cabo De Goede Hoop J.D. [jongedogter].. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
  3. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 2244.7 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     2244.7
    Name of ship     VRIJBURG
    Master     Koning, Jan de
    Tonnage     784
    Type of ship     
    Built     1695
    Yard     Zeeland
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     09-04-1715
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     21-08-1715
    Departure from Cape     01-10-1715
    Date of arrival at destination     29-02-1716
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     From 19-05 till 26-05-1715 at S. Tiago. Due to leakage back to the Cape and second departure from there on 21-01-1716. The master left the ship and was replaced by Bartold Bolleman. The VRIJBURG was laid up at Batavia on 25-09-1722.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     132     2     5     3     3     119
    Soldiers     47     0     7     5     0     41
    Passengers     4     0     4     0     0     0
    - See more at:…. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  4. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, [Lorna: Christiaan was van Mùnchenberg en het as soldaat in 1715 op die Vrijbùrg na die Kaap gekom. In 1724-5 versoek hy om 'n vrybùrger te word. Sien Leibbrandt se Precis van Reqùesten p.667. Hy troù 1727 met Catharina Lùbbe.].
  5. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Den 29 Jùnij 1727; K: Aletta; V: Paùl Keijzer; M: Aletta Lùbben; G: Christiaan Leeùwenberg, Katharina Lùbben.
  6. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Den 26 September 1728; K: Christiaan; V: Christiaan Lieùwenberg; M: Katharina Lùbben.
  7. [S729] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "[4] Die eerste burger, Christiaan liebenberg, het reeds op 23 Oktober [1725] die eed afgelê. Sien C.678, Eed Boek, 1692-1747, p. 213."
  8. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p. 103. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.

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