Jannetie van de Caep1

F, #8647, b. circa 1694
Father-Putative*Johann Vosloo3 b. c 1649, d. bt 22 Jan 1732 - 31 Dec 1732
Mother*Helena van Malabar2 b. c 1675/76

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Last Edited21/10/2019
Slave BirthsJannetie was born in bondage, circa 1694, and was owned by Johannes Vosloo de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,2
Slave EmancipationsJannetie van de Caep and Helena van Malabar were emancipated by Johannes Vosloo, on 20 November 1696.4,5


  1. [S547] Daniel Jacobs, Die Vosloos, Nuttige Landsburgers, Deel II, Familie Register (40 Heerengracht, Cape Town: Ton Vosloo, 2003), 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.. Hereinafter cited as Die Vosloos, Nuttige Landsburgers, Register.
  2. [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."
  3. [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).
  4. [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.
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), 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.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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