Joannes Pretorius

M, #9159, b. before 21 March 1711
Father*Joannes Pretorius1 b. b 22 Aug 1680, d. b 5 Jun 1732
Mother*Helena Vosloo1 b. b 1 Aug 1694, d. b 5 Jun 1732

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited24/10/2019
Birth*Joannes Pretorius was born before 21 March 1711 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismJoannes Pretorius was baptized on 21 March 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Johann Vosloo.2
(Beneficiary) InventoryJoannes's estate was inventoried on 5 June 1732 Zanddrift, Kleine Berg Revier. His wife, Helena Vosloo, was not included in the inventory and it is assumed she predeceased him. His children, Joannes Pretorius, Gerrit Pretorius, Wessel Pretorius, Johanna Pretorius, Anna Pretorius, Lodewicùs Pretorius, Jacobùs Pretorius, Arnoldùs Krùijsman Pretorius, Willem Sterrenberg Pretorius and Wýnand Pretorius were all named as the beneficiaries of his estate. It was recorded that they ranged in age from 22- to 2-years-old.3 
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)April 1720 Joannes Pretorius was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in Drakenstein District, with his wife Helena Vosloo. He was also enumerated with three sons and two daughters who would have been Joannes Pretorius, Gerrit Pretorius and Wessel Pretorius, Johanna Pretorius and Anna Pretorius. Three unnamed male slaves were included in the record. He was said to own 86 cattle, 400 sheep and four pigs.4
1723 Joannes Pretorius was enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in Drakenstein District, with his wife Helena Vosloo. He was recorded with four sons and two daughters, Joannes Pretorius, Gerrit Pretorius, Wessel Pretorius and Lodewicùs Pretorius, Johanna Pretorius and Anna Pretorius.5


  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, Joannes, d'Vader Joannes Pretoriùs, d'Moeder Helena Vosloo, getùyge Jan Vosloo: 21e Maert. 1711.
  3. [S332] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "MOOC 8/5.80, 5 Junij 1732. Inventory of the deceased estate of Johannes Pretorius."
  4. [S882] Opgaafrol, K; KA 4060; Tax Rolls, 1719, Cape Archive Depot, As transcribed by Robert C-H Shell
    Householder Last Name:      Pretorius
    Householder First Name:      Jan
    District:      Drakenstein
    Spouse Surname:      Vosloo
    Spouse First Name:      Helena
    Free Males:      1
    Free Females:      1
    Free Sons:      3
    Free Daughters:      2
    Knechts:      0
    Male Adult Slaves:      3
    Female Adult Slaves:      0
    Male Slave Boys:      0
    Female Slave Girls:      0
    Horses:      0
    Cattle:      86
    Sheep:      400
    Pigs:      4
    Vines:      0
    Leggers Of Wine:      0
    Barley Sown:      2
    Barley Reaped:      40
    Oats Sown Muids:      0
    Oats Reaped Muids:      0
    Rye Sown:      0
    Rye Reaped:      0
    Sabres:      2
    Carbines:      1
    Pistols:      1
    All Slaves:      3
    Sequence Number In Original IDNO:      0745
    Source:      Opgaafrolle KA 4060 (April 1720)
    Source Location:      Cape Town Archives.
  5. [S934] Opgaafrol vir die Kaapse districk vir 1723, Rijksarchief, Den Haag, 0337. Pretorius Jan 1 (man) 1 (wife) 4 (sons) 2 daughters … D, as transcribed by Hans Heese. Hereinafter cited as Opgaafrol 1723.

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