Jannetje van Wijk

F, #9306, b. before 27 October 1675
Mother-Putative*Maaij Claesje van Angola b. c 1645, d. b 31 Dec 1732; This putative relationship is offered on the following grounds: 1) Claasje baptised a daughter named Jannetie on 27 Oct 1675, and at the time there were no other company owned female slaves named Claasje (var.). 2) Jannetje van Wijk closely fits the profile, including age cohort, to be this child. 3) A direct matrilineal descendant of Jannetje van Wijk has tested positive for mtDNA haplogroup L4b2b - a rare group which current informatioin suggests is centered in northwest Africa around Mali. This strongly suggests that Jannetje's mother would have been one of the slaves generally identified as 'van Guinea' or 'van Angola.' Many of these slaves were embarked at Benin for the Cape and came from as far afield as Sudan. This further suggests that this mother-daughter relationship is indeed correct

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Last Edited22/07/2018
Slave Birth - Company OwnedJannetje van Wijk was born in bondage probably before 27 October 1675 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismPutativeJannetje van Wijk was almost certainly the individual who was baptized on 27 October 1675 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Marriage De facto* Between 1711 and 1718 Jannetje van Wijk and Heinrich Wedekind were in a de facto relationship de Caep de Goede Hoop.2  

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Heinrich Wedekind b. c 1670
Children
Baptisms - WitnessJannetje van Wijk witnessed the baptism of Adam van de Caep on 13 January 1704 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).3
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 30 October 1695 Jannetje van Wijk was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.4

Citations

  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao' 1675
    Den 27 dito (October) een Comp' Slavinne kint van een onbekent Christen vader de moeder was Claasje die over dit doop van t'Comp's wegen als getuyghe gestaan heeft de vaandrigh Jeronymus Croese des kints naam Jannetie, 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 (Mar).
  2. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), p.450: WEDEKIND, HEINRICH. - Paderborn. So. 1696-1702, woodcutter till 1742. 2 daughters by the free black Jannetje van Wyk: Engela ~(29.5.1712) Hermann Grutter (q.v.), Anna (18.9.1718). (GMR 1696-1741; Test. CJ 1170: 60.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).
  4. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1695
    30 dito (Octob') een kind van Jannetje van Wijk, gent. Pie[ter?]
    een kind van Lijsbeth van de Caap gent. Doroth[ea]
    een kind van Johanna van de Caap gent. Catharina
    een kind van Maria Bee gent Arent
    een kind van Leenje van Bat': gent Alett at an unknown age
    een kind van Maria van dito gent Daniel
    een kind van Lua van Madagr: gent Sara
    een kind van Caecilia van dito gent Carolus
    een kind van Calawou van dito, gent: Piet[er]
    all slaveinnen van de E: Comp:, 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.).
  5. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "23 Feb:r 1698. Een kint van Jannetie van Wyck gen:t Paulus cast:
    Company slave baptisms: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…,49605402,49605403,49605404 - last accessed 18 Apr 2014."
  6. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. c4 Christina castijs baptized Company slave 3 May 1699.
  7. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[1700] 18 april Een kint van Jannetie van Wyk, onder getuyge van Claas Cornelis en Sara Leendertz, gen:t Margrieta
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…,49605402,49605403,49605404 - last accessed 18 Apr 2014."
  8. [S629] Mansell Upham.
  9. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [1712] 29 d:o (May). van Hendrik Wedekin, en Jannetje van Wijk; dezelve ook als getuigen. - Engela, (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).
  10. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: [1718, 18 7b:r] Anna. Hendrik Wedekin, en Johanna van Wijk. de ouders., transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
 

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