Jan Zacharias

M, #9279, b. circa 1631

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited05/09/2015
BirthOrigin*Jan was from Amsterdam and was perhaps born there circa 1631. He was said to be 27 years old in 1658.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Maria van Bengale on 21 July 1658 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5
 

Family

Maria van Bengale b. 1638, d. 21 May 1665
Children
Names in the record, in publications, etc.6 July 1658, the name of Jan was written in the record as Jan Sacherias.6
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)On 20 March 1656 Jan Zacharias was enumerated in the muster roll, as a soldier.3
On 31 May 1657 Jan Zacharias was enumerated in the muster roll, as a soldier earning f 9 per month.7
On 15 February 1658 Jan Zacharias was enumerated in the muster roll among the freemen, but in service as cook to the company bookkeeper Roeloff de Man, and his assistants.
On 1 March 1661 Jan Zacharias was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Amsterdam, cadet.8
On 1 April 1662 Jan Zacharias was enumerated in the muster roll, he was recorded as from Amsterdam, cadet.9
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusOn 1 October 1657, Jan Zacharias was granted a vrijbrief or letter of freedom which released him from his contractual obligations to the VOC and accorded him the status of vrijburgher or free burgher.10
Slave EmancipationsOn 6 July 1658 Maria van Bengale was purchased into freedom by Jan Zacharias from Pieter van der Stael, in order to marry her. Receipt of the purchase price was acknowledged, but the amount was not specified. The couple were married 15 days later.11,12,13

Citations

  1. [S332] Webpage tanap.net (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "Saterdagh den 6en July ao. 1658.
    Jan sacharias van Amsterdam jongman ende vrijburger alhier out 27 Jaren..."
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Den 4en deo heeft Dom. Kasier, des avonts voor het gebedt, gedoopt de dochtertje van Jan Zacharias, leggende op het Robben Eijlant, ende is genaemt Hester; de getuigen sijn de ouders selve., 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.).
  3. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), p.284-286. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  4. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Bans to be read 7, 14, 21 July 1658, and marriage following service last bans were read, i.e. 21 July.
    Saterdagh den 6en July ao. 1658. ... deselve jongeluyden haer billicq versoeck toe te staen, mitsgaders ten dien eynde op Sondagh eerstcomende na 't Cristelijcq sermoen haer eerste affcundinge te laten doen, ende alsoo vervolgens alle Sondagen tot de derde incluijs omme als dan na de laeste affroepinge ende gedaen sermoen (geen wettige oorsaecke van verhinderinge voor comende) door den Secretaris van onsen Raedt (vermits geen predicant hebben) de solemnisatie voor allen den volcque in openen raedt camere [5] te laten geschieden ende met de trouw publijckelijcq voort te varen."
  5. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012. "21 July 1658: Jan Sacharias: / Zachariasz: (from Amsterdam) & Maria van Bengale."
  6. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Saterdagh den 6en July ao. 1658.
    Jan sacharias van Amsterdam jongman ende vrijburger."
  7. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.287-289.
  8. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.302.
  9. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.304.
  10. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, p.264. As above to:- Jan Zachariasz:, of Amsterdam, soldier, d.d. 1st October, 1657.
  11. [S853] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)", Kronos - Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670) 15 (1988): 6.7.1658                                                  CTD I, p.1
    Pieter van der Stael, sieketrooster, verkoop in vryheid aan Jan Sacharias van Amsterdam, vryburger, sy slavin Maria van Bengale wat hy weer van die vryburger Hendricq Hendricxsz Boom gekoop het op voorwaarde dat sy as ‘n vrye vrou haar in die huwelik met hom [Jan Sacharias] sal begeef en hy haar as sy wettige huisvrou sal trou. Verklaar hulle twee ook om haar in ewige vryheid te stel, as vrye vrou te erken en Jan Sacharias om haar (na die voorafgaande huweliksgebooie) as sy wettige vrou te neem. [Hoewel Van der Stael erken die hele koopsom te ontvang het, word geen bedrag vermeld nie.]. Hereinafter cited as "Kaapse noteriële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (1658 - 1730? 1670)."
  12. [S332] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service) "Jan sacharias van Amsterdam jongman ende vrijburger alhier out 27 Jaren, sigh in trouwbeloffte begeven hebbende met d' [1] jongedochter Maria ... [2] geboortich van Bengale out 20 jaren, gewesene slavinne van den sieckentrooster Pieter van der Stael, ende door voorsz Jan sacharias [3] tot dien eijnde vrijgecocht."
  13. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.124. 6.7.1658, I. p. 1: Maria from Bengal, slave belonging to the sick-comforter
    Pieter van der Stael, "sold into freedom" to Jan Sacharias from Amsterdam,
    on condition that she became his legal wife. The price paid for her freedom
    is not mentioned in the document.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  14. [S654] Mansell Upham 'UL01 What can't be cured, must be endured …', Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), "Den 8:en d:o heeft do:e Walrand wederom een predikatie gedaen, ende gedoopt het kint van Jan Zachariasz vrijburger, is genaemt Marij."
 

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