Apollonia van Badaga

F, #8649, b. circa 1680, d. before 1719

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited28/07/2019
BirthOrigin*Apollonia was born circa 1680, the date is estimated. She was described as van Badaga in the baptism of her daughter Francina. The Badaga are an indigenous people from the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India, where Apollonia may have been born. The Badaga migrated from the area of the ancient Mysore (Mahishuru) kingdom in Karnataka around three centuries ago; their language is Badaga, a Dravidian dialect very similar to the Kannada language.1,2 
BaptismApollonia van Badaga was baptized on 29 July 1703 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3 
Concubine* In 1699 Apollonia van Badaga was the concubine of Nicolaas Marcus de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
 
Concubine* Before 1701 Apollonia van Badaga was the concubine of Johann Vosloo de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
 
Death*She died before 1719 de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
 

Family 1

Nicolaas Marcus b. c 1683
Child

Family 2

Johann Vosloo b. c 1649, d. bt 22 Jan 1732 - 31 Dec 1732
Child
Names in the record, in publications, etc.23 August 1699, the name of Apollonia was written in the record as Appollona van Badaga.7
Slaves owned by individualsOn 29 July 1703 Apollonia van Badaga was owned by Johannes Vosloo.

Citations

  1. [S428] Website Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badagashttp://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/48397/Badaga
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Kannada
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore
    - last accessed 17 Jan 2014;."
  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. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "29 Jùlij [1703] Een Slavin van Jan Voslo na voorgaande belijdenis gedoopt + gen[aemt] Apollonia
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…."
  4. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Who is Jannetje Rutgertroost? A genealogical investigation into the origins of a Cape of Good Hope-born mesties woman variously found in the records as: Jannetie / Jannetie Hans:/Hanse: Rutgertroost', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), April 2012. "He [Marcus van Bengale] is also likely to have been the biological father of the heelslag slave, Nicolaas Marcus, who baptized a child Francina (23 August 1699) by the slave woman Appolonia van Badaga, a slave belonging to Baes Jan Vosloo (from Plettenberg) and who was baptized as an adult (17 July 1703) [sic - 29 July 1703]."
  5. [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.
  6. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", Was Vosloo ever planning to free Apollonia? Although baptised in 1703, she is still termed a slave in 1719 when she was already deceased.
  7. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "23 Aug: 1699 gedoopt een Kint van Nicolaas Marcùs by Appollona van Badaga, onder getuyge van Joost Ventùra en Elisabet van Madagascar gent Francina
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…."
  8. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "23 Aug: 1699 gedoopt een Kint van Nicolaas Marcùs by Appollona van Badaga, onder getuyge van Joost Ventùra en Elisabet van Madagascar gent Francina
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…."
  9. [S415] Mansell Upham, "Johann Vosloo", p. 6-11, Een kind van Apollonia, onder getuyge van Jan Wirik Vormer en Jannetie van Wyk, gen:(aem)t Casper.
 

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