Hendrick Claasz

M, #9571, b. before 30 December 1685
Father*Claas Gerrits van Bengale1 b. c 1650
Mother*Sara van Soloor1 b. c 1650

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited16/01/2017
Birth*Hendrick Claasz was born before 30 December 1685 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismHendrick Claasz was baptized on 30 December 1685 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Armosyn de Groote van de Caep. This witness has not been positively identified but Armosyn de Groote van de Caep is(are) potentially the correct individual(s.)1 
Marriage*He married Maria Booysen, daughter of Boij Boijsen and Hermina van Nek, on 14 July 1709 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.2


Maria Booysen b. c 1700
Baptisms - WitnessHendrick Claasz and Anna Groothenning van Bengale witnessed the baptism of Nicolaas Bruijn on 25 April 1717 Nederduitsche Gereformeede Kerk, (Cape Town), Cabo de Goede Hoop.3


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao' 1685
    die 30 December Hendrick
    Claes Gerritsen van Bengalen en Sara van Soloor
    Armosy en Jan Riet an unknown person , 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.).
  2. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p. 583. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[1717] 25 do.: [Aprils] Nicolaas. Micolaas Bruijn, en Maria Groothenning. Hendrik Claasz en Anna Groothenning [My thanks to Mansell Upham for pointing out this baptism.]
  4. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (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).
  5. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Den 5 Meij 1725; K: Gerrit; V: Hendrik Classe; M: Marija Booijsen: G: Gerrit Booyijsz, Marija Magdalena Karsten. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  6. [S740] Mansell Upham, "Claas Gerrits(z) van Bengale," in Die Claas(s)en Afstammelinge in Suid-Afrika, deel 1&2, (Nicolaas & Gert Hendrik Claassen, compilers, 2001). Hereinafter cited as "Claas Gerrits(z) van Bengale."

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