Johann Vosloo1

M, #8642, b. circa 1649, d. between 22 January 1732 and 31 December 1732

Copyright / Terms of Use Notice


The material on this website is subject to copyright.
Facts (names, dates, and places) are not copyright. You are free to transcribe them but not cut and paste into your data provided you use the correct attribution and citation.
I have created the narratives, sentences, and citations; they are copyright and may not be used.
You may not add them to your genealogy, your personal documents, your tree on Ancestry, nor in the data or profile sections on Geni, nor anywhere else.
Many of the images are also copyright. You may not copy them without the consent of the copyright holders.
You must use the correct attribution and citation, viz.: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. Here you add the page URL.

NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited25/03/2016
Birth*Johann Vosloo was born circa 1649 at Plettenberg, now part of North Rhine-Westphalia.2,3,4
 
De facto-Candidate*Circa 1693 Johann Vosloo and Nasana van Madagascar may have been in a de facto relationship.5 
De facto-Candidate*Circa 1693 Johann Vosloo and Helena van Malabar may have been in a de facto relationship de Caep de Goede Hoop.6,7  
De facto-Candidate*Between 1699 and 1701 Johann Vosloo and Tamar van Madagascar may have been in a de facto relationship de Caep de Goede Hoop.8  
Concubine* Before 1701 Johann Vosloo was the concubine of Apollonia van Badaga de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
 
Death*He died between 22 January 1732 and 31 December 1732 de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
 

Family 1

Nasana van Madagascar b. c 1665
Child
  • Helena Vosloo+ b. b 1 Aug 1694; putative relationship, with a view toward further discovery in the record.34,35

Family 2

Helena van Malabar b. c 1675/76
Child
  • Jannetie van de Caep34 b. c 1694

Family 3

Tamar van Madagascar b. 1670/71
Children
  • Johannes Vosloo+ b. b 6 Sep 1699, d. b 10 Sep 1740; putative relationship, with a view toward further discovery in the record.34
  • Maria Vosloo+ b. b 10 Jul 1701, d. 1731; putative relationship, with a view toward further discovery in the record.34

Family 4

Apollonia van Badaga b. c 1680, d. b 1719
Child

Family 5

Catrijn van Madagascar b. c 1685
Child
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 1 February 1681 Johann Vosloo sailed on the Makassar from Amsterdam to (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, where it docked on 15 May 1681.11 
VOCService* Between 1 February 1681 and 31 December 1682 Johann Vosloo was in the service of the VOC as an adelborst or midshipman.12 
(Owner) BaptismCandidateJohannes Vosloo may be the unnamed child who was baptized on 6 September 1699 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, as the enslaved child of Johannes Vosloo. Thus far no other baptism has been identified that could be for Johannes Vosloo, the younger.8,13 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Between 1 February 1681 and 31 December 1682, the name of Johann was written in the record as Jan Vosselo.3
15 November 1711, the name of Johann was written in the record as Johannes Vosloo.14
Baptisms - WitnessJohann Vosloo potentially witnessed the baptism of Christoffel Groenewald on 25 July 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.15,16
He and Abigael Vroom witnessed the baptism of Hendrina van Zijl on 30 October 1701 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He witnessed the baptism of Anna Marija Kruijsman on 8 April 1708 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He witnessed the baptism of Joannes Pretorius on 21 March 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.19
He and Anna Maria Dominicus witnessed the baptism of Andries Canfer on 15 November 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.20
He and Jannetje de Clercq witnessed the baptism of Gerrit Pretorius on 12 November 1712 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.21
He potentially witnessed the baptism of Jacobùs Pretorius on 27 February 1724 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.22
Slave BirthsCirca 1694, Jannetie van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Johannes Vosloo de Caep de Goede Hoop.23,1
Slave TransactionsOn 12 September 1695 Aron van Nagapatnam was sold by Simon van der Stel to Johann Vosloo, for Rds. 100.24
On 21 June 1696 Coridon van Batavia was sold by Jacob Joppe de Jonge to Johann Vosloo, for Rds. 100.25
On 22 June 1696 Abraham van Malabar was sold on behalf of Jan Stam by Jacob Velthuys to Johann Vosloo, for Rds. 100.26
Hendrik Constant van Macasser may have been the slave sold by Skipper Nicolaas Oole, to Johannes Vosloo on 11 June 1697, for Rds. 60. At a later, unknown date, he was then most likely sold on to Simon van der Stel.27
On 4 July 1698 Isabella van Madagascar was sold by Willem Corsenaar to Johann Vosloo, for Rds. 80.28
Slave EmancipationsOn 20 November 1696 Helena van Malabar and Jannetie van de Caep were emancipated by Johannes Vosloo.29,30
Johannes Vosloo emancipated Helena Vosloo on 10 April 1708 de Caep de Goede Hoop. Vosloo, her owner and putative father, had filed a petition for her emancipation on 1 November 1707.31,32
Slaves owned by individualsOn 6 September 1699 Tamar van Madagascar was owned by Johann Vosloo.33
On 29 July 1703 Apollonia van Badaga was owned by Johannes Vosloo.

Citations

  1. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", Capensis (Johann Vosloo - reworked 2014) 3/2001, Western Cape Branch, Genealogical Society of South Africa, (2014): p. 6-11. Hereinafter cited as "Johann Vosloo."
  2. [S547] Daniel Jacobs, Die Vosloos, Nuttige Landsburgers, Deel II, Familie Register (40 Heerengracht, Cape Town: Ton Vosloo, 2003), Part I, p.33 Jan Vosloo se geboorte en woonplek in Duitsland DAAR IS reeds daarop gewys dat Jan Vosloo na Plettenberg as sy plek van herkoms verwys het. Dié inligting verskyn in verskeie dokumente wat in die Staatsargief in Roelandstraat, Kaapstad, bewaar word. So word hy byvoorbeeld in 'n testament, gedateer 24 Januarie 1714, aangedui as "Jan Vosloo geboortigh van Plettenburgh". Ook in onder meer die monsterrolle van 1697 en 1699 word na Jan Vosloo, die baashoutkapper, verwys as afkomstig van Plettenberg.
    p. 33-34 'n Interessante brokkie inligting, wat deur die meeste vorige navorsers misgekyk is, kom voor in sy laaste testament wat op 22 Januarie 1732, kort voor sy dood, opgestel is. Daarin word na hom verwys as "den burger Johannes Vosloo van Plettenberg, omtrent Lippstadt geboortig".
    p.42. IN JAN VOSLOO se testament, gedateer 31 Oktober 1719, word genoem dat hy in daardie stadium "out omtrent de 70 Jaaren" was. Dit beteken dus dat hy omstreeks 1649 gebore is... Hereinafter cited as Die Vosloos, Nuttige Landsburgers, Register.
  3. [S620] Website Nationaal Archief, VOC Opvarenden (http://vocopvarenden.nationaalarchief.nl/default.aspx) "Gegevens van Jan Vosselo uit Plettenburch
    http://vocopvarenden.nationaalarchief.nl/detail.aspx, last accessed 10 Jan 2014."
  4. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), p.442. VOSLOO, JOHANNES.-Plettenberg in Westphalia. * about 1649. Master woodcutter since 1693, in 1714 mentioned as free farmer. In 1700 the Council of Policy complained that he provided the burghers with wood at the detriment of the Company, in 1703 he was reprimanded by the Council of Justice because he had not yet started with the erection of a mill at Drakenstein, though he had already received the money for it. (Leibbrandt, Letters desp. 1696-1708, pp. 157 and 226.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  5. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", b1     Helena (Lena) van de Caap / Helena Vosloo (mother: Company slave Nantsana van Madagascar?) born 1696.
  6. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo."
  7. [S547] Daniel Jacobs, Die Vosloos, Nuttige Landsburgers, Register.
  8. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", 6 Sept:[ember] [1699] Gedoopt een kint van Tamar lijfijgen van Baas Jan onder getuygen van Antonij Jilles en Anna Ledimans.
  9. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", The fact that Casper (later Vosloo) and his slave mother were both baptised is further proof that they had a special place in Johann Vosloo's heart. Casper, initially, was to have received a larger legacy than his other half-siblings. Vosloo made a point of only mentioning Casper's mother and not the mothers of his other beneficiaries. Baptism, however, did not automatically lead to manumission - but the question must be asked: Was Vosloo ever planning to free Apollonia? Although baptised in 1703, she is still termed a slave in 1719 when she was already deceased.
  10. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, p.442. In his final will of 22.1.1732, he cancelled all his former wills and nominated as his heir Abraham de Clerq, on whose farm he lived at that time. He died in the same year.
  11. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Details of voyage 1408.3 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     1408.3
    Name of ship     MAKASSAR
    Master     Bontekraai, Hendrik
    Tonnage     1014
    Type of ship     pinas?
    Built     1671
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     01-02-1681
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     15-05-1681
    Departure from Cape     12-06-1681
    Date of arrival at destination     12-09-1681
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     Acc. to Daghreg. 1681 the ship departed from Zeeland. At the Cape 27 soldiers of the SILLIDA (1407) embarked. Laid up and sold at Batavia on 20-11-1688.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     217     45     19     29     37     191
    Soldiers      145      25     6     32     121
    Passengers     4          0     0     0     4
    - See more at: http://www.historici.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/DAS/…."
  12. [S620] Website Nationaal Archief, VOC Opvarenden (http://vocopvarenden.nationaalarchief.nl/default.aspx) "Detailgegevens
    Gegevens van Jan Vosselo uit Plettenburch
    Datum indiensttreding:     01-02-1681     Datum uit dienst:     31-12-1682
    Functie bij indiensttreding:     Adelborst     Reden uit dienst:     Laatste vermelding
    Uitgevaren met het schip:     Makassar     Waar uit dienst:     Kaap de Goede Hoop
    Maandbrief:     Nee     Schuldbrief:     Ja
    http://vocopvarenden.nationaalarchief.nl/detail.aspx, last accessed 10 Jan 2014."
  13. [S747] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), Burger Slave Baptisms, 1696-1712: [6 Sept: 1699] gedoopt een kint van Tamar lijfeigenv en slavin an Baas Jan, onder getuijge van Antonij Jilles en Anna [Ledimans]. — (the child is not named), transcribed by Corney Keller, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as Burger Slave Baptisms.
  14. [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, Andries, d'vader Cornelis Camfer, d'moeder dorothea oelofse, get' Johannes Vosloo met Anna Maria [Beeù], 15 9br 1711.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  15. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[Cape Town] [25 Julij 1700] van Christoffel Groenewould, en Catarina Nieman ond[e]r getuijgen van J[an?] Voslo, g[e]n[aam]t Christoffel."
  16. [S294] E-mails from Alet Swanepoel (e-mail address) to Buitenposten, 10 Jan 2004- (Personal Library.
  17. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [30 Octob: 1701] van Willem van Zijl en Christina [van] Lovere onder getuijge van Jan Vosloo, en Abigael Vroom, gent: - Hendrina, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  18. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [1708] D:o (8 Apr). van Arij Cruisman en Maria Vosloo; de getuige Jan Vosloo. - Anna Maria, 1695-1712, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  19. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Joannes, d'Vader Joannes Pretoriùs, d'Moeder Helena Vosloo, getùyge Jan Vosloo: 21e Maert. 1711.
  20. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Andries, d' Vader Cornelis Canfer, d' Moeder Dorothea Oelofse, getù Johannes Vosloo, met Anna Maria Beeù. 15e 9br 1711.
  21. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1712; 12de November; Gerrit. d'Vader Johannes Pretoriùs, d'Moeder Helena Voslo: Getùygen Jan Voslo, en Joanna de Clercq.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  22. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1724; Den 27ste Dito [Febr:]; Jacobùs, Zoon van Jan Pretoriùs en Maghdalena Vosloo. Getùijgen Jan Vosloor en Gerbra Herfst.
  23. [S547] Daniel Jacobs, Die Vosloos, Nuttige Landsburgers, Register, p.78. Dr. Anna Böeseken het in haar Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape verwys na 'n dokument waarvolgens Jan Vosloo op 20 November 1696 die slavin Helena van Malabar en haar tweejarige kind vrygestel het. Sy verwys op een plek in die publikasie na die kind as Jannetje, wat 'n meisienaam is, en op 'n ander plek weer as Jantje, wat 'n seunsnaam is. Dít terwyl die spelling in die oorspronklike dokument Jannetie, 'n meisienaam, is. Dié dokument [Transporten en Scheepenkennis] meld ook dat die kind 'n meisietjie was. Ander navorsers het moontlik op grond van dr. Bóeseken se transkripsie van die naam as Jantje aangeneem dat hierdie kind Johannes was vrygestel is, beteken dat sy Jan se persoonlike slavin was. Hy sou immers nie 'n Kompanjieslavin kon vrystel nie.
  24. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.170. 12.9.1695, p. 161: Aron from Nagapatnam, sold by Simon van der Stel to Jan Vosloo for Rds. 100.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  25. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.173. 21.6.1696, pp. 76 (recto et verso): Coridon from Batavia, sold by Jacob Joppe de Jongh, skipper of the Swaag, to Jan Vosloo for Rds. 100.
  26. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.173. 22.6.1696, pp. 83 (verso) - 84: Abraham from Malabar (20), sold to Jan Vosloo by Jacob Velthuys on behalf of Jan Stam for Rds. 100.
  27. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.177.] 1.6.1697, p. ]95: Hendrik from Macassar (22), sold by Nicolaas Oole, skipper of the Ceulen, to Jan VosIoo, chief woodcutter, for Rds. 60.
  28. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 185. 4.7.1698: Isabel1a from Madagascar, sold by Willem Corssenaar to Jan Vosloo for Rds. 80.
  29. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Slave First Name:       Helena     
    Toponym:       van Mallebaar van de Kust     
    ...
    Gender:       F     
    ...
    Age:       20     
    ...
    Owner Related:       Yes     
    No Of Slaves In Manumission Related:       2     
    Owner Surname:       Vosloo     
    Owner First Name:       Jan     
    ...
    Sale Transaction Day:       20     
    Sale Transaction Month:       11     
    Sale Transaction Year:       1696     
    IDNO:       3101     
    Manumission Type:       Owner's wish     
    ...
    Reference:       Transporten and Scheepenkennis     
    Page Number:       Fol 119-20     

    Slave First Name:       Jannetje     
    Toponym:       van Mallebaar van de Kust     
    ...
    Age:       2.... Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  30. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 174. 20.11.1696, pp. 119 (verso) 120 (verso): Helena from Malabar (20) and her child Jannetje (2), manumitted by Jan Vosloo, chief lumberman at the Cape.
  31. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", See request 1 November 1707 - manumitted conditionally 10 April 1708.
  32. [S547] Daniel Jacobs, Die Vosloos, Nuttige Landsburgers, Register, p.82. Op 1 November 1707 het Jan Vosloo in 'n petisie, waarin hy na homself as die gewese baashoutkapper verwys, aan die Politieke Raad genoem dat Lena, 'n slawemeisie, sowat tien of elf jaar vroeër in sy huis gebore is. Hy meld ook dat die ma 'n Kompanjieslavin was, wat in die bos na hom omgesien het.
  33. [S747] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), Burger Slave Baptisms transcribed by Corney Keller: [6 Sept: 1699] gedoopt een kint van Tamar lijfeigene en slavin an Baas Jan, onder getuijge van Antonij Jilles en Anna [Ledimans]. — (the child is not named), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  34. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", p. 6-11. Investigation thus far, reveals that Johann Vosloo appears possibly to have been more (openly?) liberal than most free-burghers and Company officials at the Cape of Good Hope in the early colonial period in his dealings with the slave women at hand - either his own or those belonging to others and/or the Company. Johann Vosloo appears to have fathered at least 6 children by 6 different slave women:
    (1) Marla Vosloo (mother unknown)
    (2) Jannetje (mother: Helena van Malabar)
    (3) Helena / Lena Vosloo (mother unknown Company slave)
    (4) Casper Vosloo (Apollonia)
    (5) Jobannes Vosloo (Constantia?)
    (6) Catrijn (Catrijn van Madagascar).
  35. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    Johannes =22.9.1680 s/v Johannes Pretorius en Johanna Victor; x Helena d/v 'n onbekende Kompanjie slavin. Jan Vosloo was heelmoontlik Helena se vader alhoewel hy dit nooit erken het nie.
  36. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", p. 6-11, Her freedom and that of her mother was guaranteed in terms of [Jan Vosloo's] last will. Their baptism may well still come to light.
    Investigation thus far, reveals that Johann Vosloo appears possibly to have been more (openly?) liberal than most free-burghers and Company officials at the Cape of Good Hope in the early colonial period in his dealings with the slave women at hand - either his own or those belonging to others and/or the Company. Johann Vosloo appears to have fathered at least 6 children by 6 different slave women:
    (1) Marla Vosloo (mother unknown)
    (2) Jannetje (mother: Helena van Malabar)
    (3) Helena / Lena Vosloo (mother unknown Company slave)
    (4) Casper Vosloo (Apollonia)
    (5) Jobannes Vosloo (Constantia?)
    (6) Catrijn (Catrijn van Madagascar).
 

Bookmark and Share