Matthijs van Madagascar

M, #8886, b. circa 1685

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 Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited30/05/2017
Birth*Matthijs van Madagascar was born circa 1685 in Madagascar.1
Marriage De facto* Circa 1700 Matthijs van Madagascar and Sara Symonsz were in a de facto relationship de Caep de Goede Hoop.1  


Sara Symonsz b. c 1685
Names in the record, in publications, etc.25 June 1702, the name of Matthijs was written in the record as Mattys van Madegasker.2
Slaves owned by individualsMatthijs van Madagascar was most likely a slave from (an unknown value) before 1702 Madagascar.3


  1. [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.
  2. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Grietje, dogter van Mattys van Madegasker, d' Moeder Sara Symonsz, getuygen Leendert van Brakel, en Barbara van Brakel, der 25 Juny 1702.
  3. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, The father's slave status assumed, given that his daughter was born in slavery, viz: Kristijn, lyfeygen kind van Adam Tas, d'Vader Mattijs van Madagaskar, Moeder Sara Symon, getùyge Laùrens Sweeris en Neeltie Andries, der 17 Mey 1704. He would therefor also have been in slavery at the time his first child, Grietje, was baptised.
  4. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, lyfeygen kind van Adam Tas.

Bookmark and Share