Willem Duijsert

M, #9725, b. circa 1665

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited09/08/2012
Birth*Willem Duijsert was born circa 1665.1
Marriage*He married Judith Verbeek circa 1688.2


Judith Verbeek b. c 1665
(Witness) Defence On 16 March 1706 a petition on behalf of Willem Adriaan van der Stel was signed by the following free fishers, some of whom were also free blacks: Willem Basson, Reinier van der Sande, Jan Willemse Vermeulen, Willem Duijsert, Pieter Pieterse de Groot, Lambert Simonsz Stam, Claes van Coningshoven, Domingo van Bengale, Abraham Veij, Moses van Macassar, Joost Ventura, Coridon van Negapatnam, Emanùel van Macasser, Mirra Moor van Ceylon, Reva van Macassar and Katzilimuda van Macassar. The signatories testified that they, along with their families and slaves, had been allowed to earn an honest living fishing in Table Bay and further afield, without let or hindrance from the governor or any official acting on his behalf.3 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.13 March 1689, the name of Willem was written in the record as Willem Reiniersen.4
Baptisms - WitnessWillem Duijsert and Catharina van Maarsen witnessed the baptism of Willemina Kuip on 13 December 1711 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).5
Monsterrollen and Opgaafrollen (Muster and tax rolls)1731 Jonker van Macassar and Rosetta van Java were enumerated on the opgaafrol (census/tax roll) in the, along with two sons, presumably Johannis van de Caep and Adriaan van der Caep. Recorded with them were two male slaves, who would have been one of the following individuals Alexander van Couchin, Cassamie of Origin Unknown and Fortuijn van Bougis. All of these individuals appear variously in the record connected to one or both of the principles. Significantly, Willem Duijsert, recorded as Willem Duytsers is living with the family. Is he perhaps their servant kindly taken in and allowed to run his 150 sheep on the family's lands due to a longstanding friendship? Duijsert and Jonker van Macassar, who on that occasion was recorded as Sriyay Moeda, were among those whom, in 1706, signed in support of Willem Adriaan van der Stel.6


  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Ao 1689
    Den 13 Martij een kindt ghedoopt, waer van vader is Willem Beinieuwfriende de
    moeder Judith Duijtsh inr, de ghetuijgen sijn Joan Blom en de Juffr. Lenius,
    ende ghenaemt Maritie, 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.).
  3. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), p.180. "Appeared before the Commissioners of the Council of Justice, Willem Basson, Reynier van de Zande, Jan Willemsz: Vermeulen, Willem Duysert, Corn.[elis]Claasz: [Kuip], Pieter Pietersz: de Groot, Lammert Simonsz: [Stam], Roelof Carstensz: Osenbergh, Lourens Pluvier, Claas Koningshoven, Domingo of Bengal, Abraham de Vyf, Moses & [sic] Aaron, Joost Ventura, Sampoerny of Macassar, Coridon of Nagapatam, Claas Claasz: of Bengal, Gerrit Claasz:, Emanuel of Macassar, Mira Moor, Reba of Macassar, Abraham of Macassar, & Sriyay Moeda, all free- burghers & domiciled here, who at the requisition of the Hon.[orable] Governor W.A. van der Stel declare that they all, since the Governor's presence here, & when the weather was favourable, by day & by night whenever they had no other work, had gone out fishing, in order to earn their food properly and honestly, not only along the shores of this bay, but also elsewhere in the neighbourhood, & wherever they thought that they could do so freely & without let or hindrance, but also their children, partners & slaves. Not one of them has ever been hindered by the Hon.[orable] Governor or anyone sent by his orders, much less reproached in any way for so doing. To confirm the above the 12 first named, being Europeans, each uttered the solemn words, "So truly," &c., whilst the remaining 11 do so by means of their signatures, - In the Castle, 16 March, 1706, before the Commissioners A.[driaen] van Reede, K.J. Slotsboo, & H.[endrik] Bouman, members of the Court of Justice, who have with deponents subscribed to the above.". Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  4. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. Ao 1689
    den 13 Martij: een kindt ghedoopt, waervan Vader is Willem Reiniersen, ende de [sic] Moeder, judith Duijtssers, de ghetuijgen sijn, joan Blom ende juffr:[ouw] Lenius ende ghenaemt Maritie. [My thanks to Mansell Upham for providing this corrected this transcription.]
  5. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): D:o [13 December 1711] van Cornelis Claasz Kuip, en Maria Duitsers; de getuigen waren [Catha] Willem Duitser, en Catharina van Maarssen. - Willemina, (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).
  6. [S865] Opgaafrol, FILE NUMBER; J; Tax Rolls, 1731, Cape Archive Depot, 0333 Macassar van BS [VS?] Jonker 1 (male) 1 (woman) 2 (sons?) 2 (slaves) 1 1 K
    0333B Macassar van VS Rosetta K
    0333 Duytsers Willem 1 (male) 1 (slave) 150 (sheep?) 1 1 K. My thanks to Hans Heese for sharing his transcription of this opgaaf.
  7. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1693
    Den delfde(sic) Dito Een kindt gedoopt waervan vader is Wille[m]
    Duijsert, de moeder Judith Verbeek, tot
    getuijge stondt Dirk Mol, ende Daentie
    Rijkes ende is genaemt Cornelis, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/

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