Margarita van der Caep

F, #9453, b. February 1680
Father*Jacob van Bengale1 b. c 1656
Mother*Cathrijn van Bengale1 b. c 1651

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited22/12/2014
BaptismMargarita van der Caep was baptized on 19 April 1680 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Mary van Couchyn and Titus van Bengale.1 
Slave BirthsIn February 1680, Margarita van der Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Tobias Vlasvath de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1
Slave TransactionsOn 24 May 1680 Margarita van der Caep was gifted by Tobias Vlasvath, to Titus van Bengale de Caep de Goede Hoop, on at least three occasions, Vlasvath purchased, sold, or gifted very young children.2


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1680
    den 19 dito (April) Margarita
    de vader Jacob een slave, de moeder
    een slavin van Monsr. Vlasvat, Catarina
    Titus van Bengale en Mary van Couchyn, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 138, 24.5.1680: Catrina, a slave woman, belonging to the fiscal Tobias Vlasvat, had a child of two months old, called Margareta. The child's father was Jacob from Bengal. Vlasvath now gave the baby to Titus from Bengal, who had been the slave of the Commissioner, Sybrant Abbema, and who promised to look after the child until it was old enough to look after itself.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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