Carel Trost1

M, #8846, b. before 2 January 1687, d. 29 August 1690
Father*Hans Rutger Trost4 b. c 1650, d. 1716
Mother*Maria van Bengale2,3,4 b. c 1660

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited02/01/2015
BaptismCarel Trost was baptized on 2 January 1687 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Pieter Boshouwer and Cornelia Cornelisse.1,4 
Death*He died on 29 August 1690 de Caep de Goede Hoop. Trost was attacked and his home torched by fugitive slaves who had been on a killing spree. Two of his children were burnt to death and were most likely Carel and Hendrick; at the time Trost had no known other children, and the boys do not again appear in the record.5 
Slave BirthsBefore 2 January 1687, Carel Trost was born in bondage and was owned by Hans Rutger Trost de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,4


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Ao. 1687. op den selfden (2 November) zijn gedoopt twee kinderen waar van de eene is genaemt Hendrick, het ander Carel, de vader was Hans Rutger Troost, de getuijgen Pieter Gertsz: en Cornelia Cornelisze, de moeder slavinne [Maria van Bengale] [My thanks to Mansell Uphman for correcting this transcription.], transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  2. [S586] E-mails from Mansell Upham (e-mail address) to Delia Robertson, 22 Nov 2010 (Personal Library, Email Upham) "On 13 January 1688 Hans Rutger Trost bequeathed monies to his two sons in onecht by mijn gewesen slavin nu vrijgegewen Maria van Bengala."
  3. [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. 430; TROST, HANS RUTGER (S), also called HANS RUTGENTROOSTER.- Elberfeld. So. 1670, b. since 1677, resident at Stellenbosch. ~ 3.2.1692 Aaghje Claase Keysers of Rotterdam, wid. Nikolaas Breda. † 1716. (GMR 1670; MR. Vrye Lieden 1677; Will of 1688 in Stellenbosch Arch., vol. 646: 27; Will of 1702 in CJ 1164: 69; Inv. O.C. 3: 19; Bdlr. 1:97.) T. had two illeg. sons, Hendrik and Carl, by his slave Maria of Bengal, bapt. 2.11.1687; in the same year he manumitted Maria on account of her faithful services. (Stellenbosch Arch., vol. 620, under 20.11.1687.) A daughter of Aaghje Keysers and Nikolaas Breda, Engela Breda, married Michael Ley of Basel (q.v. ) (Inv. O.C. 3:20). A. Keysers had in 1690 a kindergarten school in Cape Town. (See P. S. du Toit, " Onderwys aan die Kaap onder die Kompanjie," p. 30.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  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.
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), Meanwhile the two other slaves who were still at large continued their "reign of terror" in spite of all patrols who were trying to hunt them down. On the 29th of August they set fire to the house of Hans Rutgentroost, who lost two children in the fire before he could run through the flames. He was attacked outside his home, where he received an assegai wound in the head and was struck with the butt of a gun belonging to one of the slaves. He nevertheless managed to fire his own gun which was loaded with soft-nosed expanding bullets, and wounded one of the slaves in the chest met gekapte koegels in de borst getroffen. The slave died three days later.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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