Maria Been

F, #10142, b. circa 1663

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited05/08/2017
Birth*Maria Been was born circa 1663 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


Baptisms - WitnessOn 16 September 1663 (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dom:e Petrus Cassier baptised 12 children, one of 'Netherland Christian' parents, the others were all children of company owned slaves. They were not named but Maria Been were potentially among those baptised on this day.2,3
Slaves Owned by the CompanyOn 30 October 1695 Maria Been was enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.1
On 7 November 1700 Maria Been and Hans Jacobs van de Caep van Maria Been were enslaved and owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the Cape.4


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao 1695
    30 dito (Octob') een kind van Jannetje van Wijk, gent. Pie[ter?]
    een kind van Lijsbeth van de Caap gent. Doroth[ea]
    een kind van Johanna van de Caap gent. Catharina
    een kind van Maria Bee gent Arent
    een kind van Leenje van Bat': gent Alett at an unknown age
    een kind van Maria van dito gent Daniel
    een kind van Lua van Madagr: gent Sara
    een kind van Caecilia van dito gent Carolus
    een kind van Calawou van dito, gent: Piet[er]
    all slaveinnen van de E: Comp:, 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. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, January 2012.
  3. [S574] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1901), p.72, In the meanwhile we dutifully held our religious service, and as the Rev. Petrus Cassier was quite himself again, he preached an edifying sermon, after which 12 children were baptized. Only one however was found to be of Netherland Christian parents, the rest were all of the female slaves of the Company, mostly illegitimate and born from time to time.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1662-1670 - Zacharias Wagenaer.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search (

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