Elsje Katrina Beu1,2

F, #11726, b. circa 1700
Father*Claus Beust2 b. c 1690, d. b 26 Dec 1712
Mother*Anna Maria Dominicus2 b. c 1683

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited29/03/2016
BaptismElsje Katrina Beu was baptized on 13 December 1705 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1 
Marriage*She married Jochem Postùmùs on 20 June 1717 de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
Names in the record, in publications, etc.31 May 1706, the name of Elsje was written in the record as Elsje Catharina Beust.3,4
21 August 1729, the name of Elsje was written in the record as Elsje Katharina Beù.5
Baptisms - WitnessElsje Katrina Beu and Jochem Postùmùs witnessed the baptism of Regina Barbarina van Billion on 21 August 1729 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
Slave BirthsCirca 1700, Elsje Katrina Beu was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop, she was five when manumitted in 1705.6,1,4,2
Slave EmancipationsOn 31 May 1706 de Caep de Goede Hoop, Anna Maria Dominicus, aged 32, and her 5-year-old daughter Elsje Katrina Beu, owned by Adriaen van Rheede, were purchased into freedom by her future husband and her daughter's father, Claus Beust. A condition of the manumission was that Beust was to be responsible for the future care of his daughter.7


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "Slaven Kinder der Vrijborgers of Comps Dienaeren [includes adult baptism].
    13 Dec [1705]: Na voorgaande belydenis gedoopt ... Anna Maria
    En haar dogeter ... Elsje Katrina
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11116-195029-2, last accessed 9 May 2011."
  2. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p. 258. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  3. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Slave First Name:       Elsje     
    Second Name:       Catharina     
    Toponym:       van der Kaap. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  4. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), BEUST, CLAUS (S Beust and Beusz).-"Aalst" in Dithmarschen. Sa. 1696, farmhand 1706. ~ 31.7.170 Anna Maria of the C. One daughter. Elsje Catharina, born about 1700 (~ (1) 20.6.1717 Joachim Posthumus of Bolswaard, (2) 26.1.1744 Johann Meyer of Rothenthal (q.v.)). † about 1711. (GMR 1696; C3 1125: 118; Test. CJ 1068: 57; Test. O.C. 2: 68; CJ 1257: 178.). Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  5. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Den 21 Aùgùstùs 1729; K: Regina Barbarina; V: Barnardt van Billion M: Marija Waltùs, G: Jochem Postùmùs, Elsje Katharina Beù.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  6. [S674] Mansell Upham 'Who is Jannetje Rutgertroost? A genealogical investigation into the origins of a Cape of Good Hope-born mesties woman variously found in the records as: Jannetie / Jannetie Hans:/Hanse: Rutgertroost', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), April 2012. "Elsie / Elsje Catharina Beust born c. 1697; baptized Elsje Katrina with mother 13 December 1705; manumitted 31 May 1706."
  7. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, Slave First Name:       Anne     
    Second Name:       Maria     
    Toponym:       van der Kaap
    Age:       32

    Slave First Name:       Elsje     
    Second Name:       Catharina     
    Toponym:       van der Kaap
    Age:       5
    Sale Transaction Day:       31     
    Sale Transaction Month:       5     
    Sale Transaction Year:       1706.

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