Jacobus Willemsz ten Damme1,2

M, #9423, b. before 6 August 1679, d. after 24 June 1713
Father*Willem ten Damme b. c 1650, d. b 14 Aug 1714; I am offering this relationship based on the names of father and son, the later whom in later life clearly identifies himself as the son of Willem ten Damme. There was no other Willem ten Damme at the Cape2
Mother*Maria Everts3 b. c 1663, d. bt 8 Jun 1713 - 24 Jun 1713

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited27/12/2015
Birth*Jacobus Willemsz ten Damme was born before 6 August 1679 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
BaptismJacobus Willemsz ten Damme was baptized on 6 August 1679 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town). The baptism was witnessed by Jacomina Thomasz Frost.4 
Death*He died after 24 June 1713.1
Will*Jacobus Willemsz ten Damme left a will on 24 June 1713 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Slave TransactionsOn 18 January 1700 Alexander van Madagascar was sold by Heribert Dompselaar to Jacobus Willemsz ten Damme, for Rds. 50.5


  1. [S560] Richard Ball, "Richard Ball e-mail 25 Sep 2010 09:18:59," e-mail message from e-mail address (Norfolk, United Kingdom) to e-mail address, 25 Sep 2010, MOOC 7/2
    27 Copia
    (on 24 June 1713 at 8 o'clock in the evening), Jacobus Willemsz Ten Damme, burger en inwoonden alhier, siekelijk te bedde leggende ...
    aan sijn broeder gent. Johannes Colijn een slaav met name Alexander van Madagascar, drie hondert schapen en een wagen met tien beesten,...
    soo verklaarde de testateur to sijn erfgen: ... sijn twee broeders, en drie susters , mitsgaders den burger Bastiaan Colijn, en dat ider in egale portie ... so en indiervoegen als uijt het testament bij der testateurs moeder Zalr: in dato den 8e deser, .... Hereinafter cited as "Richard Ball e-mail 25 Sep 2010 09:18:59."
  2. [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) "[1] Volgens haar [Maria Evertsz] testament, gedateer 8 Junie 1713, was haar erfgename haar ses kinders, Jacobus Willemsz. ten Damme, Cornelia Everina kraak, Johannes Colijn, Johanna Colijn, Maria Colijn en Evert Colijn, en die burger Bastiaan Colijn. (Sien C.J.2598: Testamenten, Codicillen &a., 1702-1714, no. 62, pp. 171-177.)."
  3. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao' 1679
    den selfden dito (6 Augusti) Jacobus
    Swarte Mary dochter van Swarte Evert van G[oure]
    Jacomyn Hendr[ic]ks, 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.).
  4. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): ao' 1679. den selfden dito (6 Augusti) Jacobus, Swarte Mary dochter van Swarte Evert van G[oure] [sic - Guinea], Jacomyn Hendr[ic]ks, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 191. 18,1.1700: Alexander from Madagascar (16), sold by Heribertus van Dompselaar to J acobus Willemsz [ten Damme] for Rds. 50.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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