Petronella Cornelisz van de Capelle1

F, #9783, b. circa 1665

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited21/05/2015
Birth*Petronella Cornelisz van de Capelle was born circa 1665.2
 
Marriage*She married Pieter Jacobze Swart circa 1689.2
 

Family

Pieter Jacobze Swart b. c 1665
Child
(Orphans) ShipVoyage On 20 March 1688 the China departed Goeree enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 4 August 1688. Among those on board were a group of eight orphan girls sent to the Cape following requests by Jan van Riebeeck (1659) and Simon van der Stel (1685) that the Heeren XVII send between 20 and 40 marriageable girls to the Cape. When they were finally sent in 1688 the Heeren XVII wrote that they had been selected because of their experience in farming and it was suggested they be encouraged to marry farmers. They were: Ariaante Jansse, Willemyntje Ariens de Wit, Ariaantje Jacobs, Judith Verbeek, Engeltje Cornelisse van der Bout, Catharina Jansz van der Zee, Petronella Cornelisz and Anna Elkop. Also, on board were 28 Huguenot refugees from Provence, of whom 8, mostly women, died enroute. The refugees who commenced this 19 week voyage were Matthieu Fracassé, Pierre Jaubert, Susanne Reyne, Pierre Jourdan, Marie Jourdan, Jeanne Rousse, Marie Rousse, Marguerite Rousse, André Pellanchon, Paul Jourdan, Pierre la Grange, Jehane Marque, Jean Jourdan, Pierre Jourdan, Jean Mesnard, Louise Courbonne, Marie Anthonarde, Pierre Malan, Elisabeth Richarde, Jacques Malan and Paul Roux.3,4,5 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.2 July 1690, the name of Petronella was written in the record as Petronella Cornelisz.6
NotesPetronella Cornelisz van de Capelle My thanks to Mansell Uphman for pointing out that this is most likely the same woman who with Pieter Jacobsz Swart baptised a daughter, Barbar, on 2 July 1690 and indentifying the last of the 8 Dutch orphan girls who arrived on the China in a life event after their arrival.

Citations

  1. [S834] G.C. de Wet, Die Vryliede en Vryswartes in die Kaapse Nedersetting, 1657-1707 (Wynberg, Cape: Historiese Publikasie-Vereniging, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Die Vryliede en Vryswartes in die Kaapse Nedersetting, 1657-1707.
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 1690
    Den 2 Julius een kindt ghedoopt waer van vader is Pieter
    Jacobze Swart, de Moeder Petronella Corneli[ ]
    als ghetuijge stonden Douwe Gerbrants Stein ende
    Maria Losj[e]e ende genaemt Barbar, 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. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search).
  4. [S568] Webpage Weesmeisies (http://www.eggsa.org/articles/Weesmeisies.htm#seven).
  5. [S766] Harry Booyens 'God Bless the Good Ship China', First Fifty Years, (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui125.htm), March 2012, "http://www.e-family.co.za/remarkablewriting/…."
  6. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): 1690. Den 2 Julius een kindt ghedoopt waer van vader is Pieter Jacobze Swart, de Moeder Petronella Corneli[ ][sz?] als ghetuijge stonden Douwe Gerbrants Stein ende Maria Losj[e]e ende genaemt Barbar, 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
 

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