Jacobus Pietersz Louw

M, #9073, b. April 1700, d. before 14 August 1778
Father*Pieter Jansz Louw1 b. b 17 Jul 1667, d. May 1713
Mother*Lijsabeth Windtsel1 b. c 1673

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Last Edited01/10/2016
Birth*Jacobus Pietersz Louw was born in April 1700 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismJacobus Pietersz Louw was baptized on 16 May 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Jacobus Louw and Elisabeth van Brakel.2,1 
Marriage*He married Wilhelmina van Zyl, daughter of Willem Willemsz van Zijl and Christina van Loveren, on 4 October 1727 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
Death*He died before 14 August 1778 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


Wilhelmina van Zyl b. c 1695
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Between 4 October 1727 and 31 October 1728, the name of Jacobus was written in the record as Jacobus Louw.3,4
Baptisms - WitnessJacobus Pietersz Louw and Maria van Brakel witnessed the baptism of Jacobus Louw on 4 February 1725 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
He and Wilhelmina van Zyl witnessed the baptism of Christiaan Rabie on 2 July 1730 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
He and Wilhelmina van Zyl witnessed the baptism of Abraham van Zijl on 26 November 1730 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJacobus Pietersz Louw became a burgher on 4 October 1727, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival de Caep de Goede Hoop.3


  1. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk) "4 Resolutions of the Council of Policyweb site
    23 March 1723
    . . .
    ten aansien hij in den aanstaande maand 23 jaren sal bereijken . . . den Burger Jacobus Louw Pietersz: van deesen uithoek geboortig . . ."
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [16 Maij 1700] een kind van Pieter Janse Lou en Elisabeth Wendels onder getuyge van Jacob Janse Lou en Elisabeth van Brakel gent: - Jacobus, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Den 4 October 1727. Jacobus Louw van Cabo de Goede Hoop, Borger aan Cabo J.M. met Wilhelmina van Zeijl van Haerlem Weduwe van wylen Jan Durandtz.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
  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, Den 31 October 1728; K: Petrùs Johannes; V: Jacobùs Loùw; M: Wilhelmina van Zeijl; G: Johannes Loùw, Magdalena Wendels.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  5. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Jacobùs, d'Vader Adriaan Loùw, d'Moeder Maria Malang getù Jacob Malang, en Maria van Brakel: 4e Feb: 1725.
  6. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Ao 1730; Den 2 Jùlij; Christiaan, de Vaeder Christiaan Rabie; de moeder Margaretha Pyl, De Getuyge Jacobùs Loùw en Willemina van Zijl.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  7. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Ao 1730; den 26 November; Abraham, de Vader Albertus van Zijl, de Moeder Martha Vivie, de Getuijge Jacobus Loùw, en Wilhelmina van Zijl.
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  9. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1732; de 19de 8br; Wilhelm; Jacob Lauw en Wilhelmina Van Zeijl; Jan Bastianze en Geertruyt de Toyt.

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