Eva van Madagascar

F, #9915, b. circa 1670

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited07/08/2017
BirthOrigin*Eva was from Madagascar and was perhaps born there circa 1670. The date is estimated based on her description as bejaerde, that is an adult, in 1692. The age of majority for women was 22.1 
Marriage De facto* Circa 1703 Eva van Madagascar and Anthony van de Kust were in a de facto relationship. This relationship is assumed. 

Family 1

Anthony van de Kust b. c 1687
  • Leonora van de Caep b. b 20 Apr 1704; I have assumed the relationships of the parents to Leonora and Aron as both were owned by Jan Dircksz: de Beer. Corrections gratefully received3
  • Aron van de Caep b. b 20 Apr 1704; I have assumed the relationships of the parents to Leonora and Aron as both were owned by Jan Dircksz: de Beer. Corrections gratefully received3

Family 2

NotesCirca 1700, there were apparently three contemporaneous Malagasy slave women named Eva. As is the case for all similarly named slaves it is often very difficult to work out who they were. The things I consider include:
---the age they were considered adult, which seems to have been when they reached puberty although in some instances seems to include prepubuscent children
---age gaps between children. The gaps between the birth of children seem predominantly to be between 12 to 36 months, but occasionally less or more
---naming patterns and the way some individuals are identified in the lodge census records in which both mothers and grandmothers are identified

All of this is further complicated by the fact that slaves sometimes passed between private owners without being recorded, and also sometimes passed from a private owner to the Company and even back again. In the case of these women, two appear to have remained privately owned, and one Company owned. However, it could be that there were only two. For now I am assuming there were three separate individuals and that Eva van Madagascar was owned by the Company, while Eva van Madagascar and Eva van Madagascar were privately owned.
Slave TransactionsOn 30 January 1678 Eva van Madagascar was sold by Cornelis Cornelisz to Jan Dircksen de Beer, for Rds. 28, she was described as a slavintjie — a child.2


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Den 20 Dito (April) sijn verscheiden bejaerde slaven ende slavinnen van
    de Ede. Comps. op hare voorgegeven belijdenisse[ ]
    gedoopt als Daniel, Adrian, Anthonij, Cornelis, J at an unknown age
    nis, Claes, alle ses van Madegasker
    Jacob van Zeilon; Eva, Magdalena, Anna, alle drie van
    Madagasker item twee slavinnen van de Ede. Heer Gouverneur
    waer van de eene genaemt is Maria, de andere Lijbet(sic), 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. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 30.1.1678          TS 3, g.p.
    Cornel is Cornelisz, skipper van De Quartel, verkoop aan Jan Dircksz van Wageningen, vrymeulenaar alhier, die slavintjie Eva van Madagaskar vir 28 Rds.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org).

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