This list highlights first nations people. Few first nations people, Khoe, San, etc., are currently included  in the project. This will change when I have finished entering data from the church and other records of the period and move on to the journals, official correspondence, court records, etc.

With respect to the first nations people - Khoe and San (Bushmen) - in particular, it is important to bear in mind that everything we know about them in the first decades of the settlement at the Cape, comes from records (journals, letters, etc.) written by members of the settler population. We do not have the words, perspectives, or knowledge of these original people, except as quoted by the settlers who did not know their language, and who routinely commented on their lifestyle, customs and traditions as individuals who clearly saw themselves as superior. The settlers often wrote with disdain, suspicion and prejudice, and if the expected action did not materialise and confirm the suspicion/prejudice, this was frequently turned on its head, to show ill-intent on the part of the indigene(s). A complete picture never emerges. Intrepretation of these records is therefor always going to be constrained by this lack of balance.

There is also an increasingly vocal interest group who maintain that the settler population at the Cape were "there first" and that Africans arrived after them. This is clearly a nonsense as is born out by the 1726 map which showed the locations of the various First Nations people. If not African, then what were the Khoe and San? The same group also insists there are no modern survivors of the Khoe and San - which is just as much of a nonsense.

I have wrestled with how to respectfully identify these individuals, while simultaneously making it easy to find them in the project. Where I have been able to identify the distinct people to whom they were — apparently — born, such as the Goringhacona, the Cochoquas, etc., I have thusly identified them - for example, Krotoa of the Goringhaicona. If I have thus far been unable to their people, for now I am using the suffix ‘of the Khoe’. As far as I know, I do not yet have any San in the project.

Some of the distinct peoples thrown into the Khoe mix, were apparently not strictly Khoe, but for now I am focused on entering as many individuals and groups as possible without much data. Once I have done that I will return to the journals and other records, and add events and commentary to which they are connected in the record. Hopefull this will lead to expanding and refining the individual entries.

My thanks, as always, goes to Mansell Upham, who shared a great deal of information and thus allowed me to find individuals and groups in the record.

 

 

 

(no surname)
Claas Das  b. c 1630
Diknavel  b. c 1630
Eva  b. 1641/42, d. 29 Jul 1674
(no surname) (cont.)
Keesje Goegoe  b. c 1630
Kleine Lubbert  b. c 1630
Army of the Chobona
Cou
Jan  b. c 1630
Das
Claes  b. c 1630
de Visser
Willem  b. c 1630
Den Grooten Schaepharder off siginman
Ankaisao  b. c 1620
First Nations
First Nations (cont.)
Hottentot
Abraham  b. c 1759
Jan van Amsterdam  b. c 1739
Khoen
Asdrubal  b. c 1685, d. b 15 Feb 1714
Bisente  b. c 1630
Bontebaart  b. c 1635
Cieinte  b. c 1630
Cinquepas  b. c 1635
Cleene Man  b. c 1635
Comko  b. c 1635
Cornelia  b. c 1665
Cupido  b. c 1675
Dacha  b. c 1675
Dickop  b. c 1635
Dikkop  b. c 1675
Donckeman  b. c 1641
Dorea  b. c 1635
Edessha  b. c 1669, d. c 23 Apr 1689
Egutha  b. c 1630
Gamako  b. c 1635
Gingro  b. c 1675
Goegoe  b. c 1630
Hans  b. c 1675
Heybinga  b. c 1630
Hober  b. c 1630
Kaikana Makoukoa  b. c 1630
Mosscha  b. c 1630
Ore  b. c 1635
Khoen (cont.)
Pn  b. c 1615
Poesje  b. c 1675
Quasso  b. c 1630
Quisa  b. c 1635
Soetekoek  b. c 1675
Willem Schalck  b. c 1635
Wittebooy  b. c 1675
Meerhoff
Eva  b. 1641/42, d. 29 Jul 1674
of the Chainouqua
Chaihantima  b. c 1635
Claas  b. c 1635
Dorhá  b. c 1635
Eijcouqua  b. c 1627
Eycouqua  b. c 1627
Hanhumma  b. c 1635
Hankumma  b. c 1635
Heestkhema  b. c 1600
Hustkhema  b. c 1600
Oocktis Koukoa  b. c 1635
Oocktis Koukoua  b. c 1635
of the Chainouquas
Chaynunqua  b. c 1600
Goeboe  b. c 1640
Sousoa  b. c 1620
of the Chariguriquas
Hosa  b. c 1630
of the Chobona
Chancumqua  b. c 1635
of the Cochoquas
Gonnoma  b. c 1630, d. 1689/90
Harru  b. c 1635
Koukosoa  b. c 1630, d. 1689/90
Namies  b. c 1650
Nengue  b. c 1635
Nuquma  b. c 1635
Oedasoa  b. c 1620, d. 1689/90
of the Gorachouqua
!Kora  b. c 1620
Chora  b. c 1620
Gaking  b. c 1625
of the Gorachouquas
of the Goringchaicona
Demtaä  b. c 1630
of the Goringhaicona
Arre  b. c 1630
Autshumao  b. c 1600, d. 1663
Boubo  b. c 1630
Bymam-Kakoa-Danhou  b. c 1630
Claes  b. c 1630
Claes Das  b. c 1630
Hemoao Khatimaä  b. c 1630
Herry  b. c 1600, d. 1663
Hum Tha Saankhumma  b. c 1630
Humtha Sankhumma  b. c 1630
Jan Cou  b. c 1630
Khamy  b. c 1630
Khonomao Namtesij  b. c 1630
Krotoa  b. 1641/42, d. 29 Jul 1674
Lubbert  b. c 1620
Orenbare  b. c 1630
Pn  b. c 1610
Pn  b. c 1630
Sister of Krotoa  b. c 1630
Symon  b. c 1630
Thoe Maka Koa  b. c 1630
Thoo Makakoa  b. c 1630
Trosoa  b. c 1630
of the Goringhaiqua
Ankeijsaoa  b. c 1620
Carabinga  b. c 1635
Dochol  b. c 1643
Doeda  b. c 1645
Doman  b. c 1630
Domine  b. c 1630
Euwchoebe  b. c 1647
Gogosoa  b. c 1562
Jan  b. c 1625
Khuma  b. c 1625
Krouthumsa Keijtsha  b. c 1623, d. 3 Jul 1658
Oringhkhimma  b. c 1620
Osaoa  b. c 1630
Osinghkamma  b. c 1620
Otegno  b. c 1630
Pieter  b. c 1630
Platneus  b. c 1635
Schacher  b. c 1620
of the Khoe
Asdrubal  b. c 1685, d. b 15 Feb 1714
Biecquabe  b. c 1630, d. a 27 Apr 1685
Bisente  b. c 1630
Bontebaart  b. c 1635
Cieinte  b. c 1630
Cinquepas  b. c 1635
Cleene Man  b. c 1635
Comko  b. c 1635
Cornelia  b. c 1665
Cupido  b. c 1675
Dacha  b. c 1675
Dickop  b. c 1635
Dikkop  b. c 1675
Donckeman  b. c 1641
Dorea  b. c 1635
Edessha  b. c 1669, d. c 23 Apr 1689
Egutha  b. c 1630
Gamako  b. c 1635
Gingro  b. c 1675
Goede  b. c 1630, d. a 27 Apr 1685
Goegoe  b. c 1630
Goukou  b. c 1640
Guasso  b. c 1630
Hans  b. c 1675
Heijbingha  b. c 1630
of the Khoe (cont.)
Heybinga  b. c 1630
Hober  b. c 1630
Hoogh en Laagh  b. c 1630
Kaikana Makoukoa  b. c 1630
Kison  b. c 1630, d. a 27 Apr 1685
Mosscha  b. c 1630
Oddade  b. c 1630, d. a 27 Apr 1685
Ore  b. c 1635
Pn  b. c 1615
Poesje  b. c 1675
Quasso  b. c 1630
Quisa  b. c 1635
Soetekoek  b. c 1675
Willem Schalck  b. c 1635
Wittebooy  b. c 1675
of the Namaqua
Akembie (King)  b. bt 1591 - 1601
van Neurenbergh
Hans  b. c 1630
 

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