Marretie van de Caep

F, #9648, b. before 1 August 1688
Mother*Semesia van Madagascar b. c 1665

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited21/07/2018
Slave Birth - Company OwnedMarretie van de Caep was born in bondage before 1 August 1688 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), Slave Lodge, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, Marretie van de Caep.1
BaptismMarretie van de Caep was baptized on 1 August 1688 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Luitnt' Dominiqu Paque de Schavonnes and Andrijs de Man.2 


(Child) 1714 LodgeCensus31 August 1714, Semesia van Madagascar was enumerated as a Company-owned slave in the census of the Slave Lodge (Cape Town). Also enumerated in this census were her children, Marretie van de Caep, Susanna van de Caep, Apollonia van de Caep, Huijberttjen van de Caep van Semela and Christoffel van de Caep van Semigea (Semesia). Semesia's grandchildren through her daughters Marretie (son and daughter) and Susanna (daughter) were also enumerated, and were respectively, Arnoldus van de Caep van Marretie [Fredrika] van Semesia, Maria van de Caep van Mariaitje Fredrika van Semisia and Johanna van de Caep van Susanna van Semesia.3 


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695, 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. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): [Ao. 1688]
    den 1 st Au:[gusti]
    naarvolgende kinderen uijt de Slave logie gedoopt ten overstaan van Mons:[eignieu]rs De Man en Cap:[teijn] Dom:[inicus] De Schavonnes
    als getuijgen van [s vonijes] wegen.
    Een kind van Cicilia en is genaamdt Constantia
    een kind van Maria haar kindt is genaamdt Pieter
    een kindt van Mijtzele en is genaamt Catarina
    een kint van Kallehijzang en is genaamd Jan
    een kindt van Somesie en is genaamdt Marretie
    een kind van Wolletombo en is genaamdt Helena
    een kindt van Warie en is genaamdt Eva
    een kindt van Armosije en is genaamdt Claas
    een kindt van Calmeronde en is genaamt Catrijn
    een kind waar van de moeder Dood is en is genaamt Anna[My thanks to Mansell Upham for correcting the transcription of this group of baptisms.], 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search (

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