Marija van de Caep

F, #9190, b. before 12 July 1699
Mother*Christina Pietersz van de Caep1 b. c 1680

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited23/03/2022
Birth*Marija van de Caep was born before 12 July 1699 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismMarija van de Caep was baptized on 12 July 1699 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Geertruy van der Bijl and Pieter van der Bijl.2
Duplicate?*It is possible that Marija van de Caep and Maria Magdalena Langeberg are the same individual. For the following reasons, I believe it is a strong possibility that these were the same individual.

In 1831 Maria Magdalena said she did not know her exact age, but believed herself to be 29 or 30 years old, and that she had been baptised by Rev. Kalde. Ds Petrus Kalden was the pastor at the Cape from 1695-1700, and ministered the sacraments in Stellenbosch four times per year. It is therefor entirely possible she was the child baptised in July 1699.

She also described herself as inboorling van Van den Brink, that is, born enslaved to Van den Brink.

Although Maria van de Caep's baptism was witnessed by Pieter van der Bijl and his daughterGeertruij, her brother Willem's baptism was witnessed by Barend van den Brink. This indicates there was a connection between him and Marija van de Caep's family.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, Marija- dochtre van Chrijstijn de getuigen Pijtter van der Bijl en sijn dochter Geertriuj van der Bijl ijs gedoop der 12 Julij 1699.
  3. [S1070] Arnoldus Coevoet, Letters in the estate file of Arnoldus Coevoet - transcribed (MOOC) 14/8/3/7, Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, transcribed by TEPC/Transcription of Estate Papers at the Cape of Good, edited by Susan Newton-King, Brief 5
    …UE: hebt mijn versogt om UE: mijn ouderdom te schryven het welk om je die waarheijd te seggen met vast en weet maar na mijn reekening soo moet ik soo een negen en twintig of dertig jaaren oud sijn maar ik ben van myn heer Kalde gedoopt en myn naam is Maria Magdalena in boorling van Van den Brink, waarde broeder hier mede besluijte ik dese naar groetenis van mijn en Jan die nog redelyk gesont en hij gaat nu verhuijsen op de Kaymans gragt dog het is beter da UE: syne breife aan mijn adriseert. …. Hereinafter cited as Arnoldus Coevoet Letters.

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