M, #8847, b. before 2 November 1687, d. circa 29 August 1690
- [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 http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
- [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, Lorna:
In "Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658 -1700" p. 51/2 vertel Dr A.J. Boeseken die storie van Hans Rutger Troost se twee slawe kinders wat gesterf het op 29.8.1690 toe gedroste slawe sy huis aan die brand gesteek het. Ongelukkig word geen name genoem nie dus weet ons nie of die slagoffers Hendrik en Carel was nie.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
- [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."
- [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.
- [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.
- [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, p. 430.