Willem Meyn1

M, #13728, b. 16 May 1700
Father*Christiaan Meijn1 b. c 1660
Mother*Marta Manuels1 b. c 1671

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Last Edited02/10/2016
BaptismsWillem Meyn was baptized on 16 May 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Mauritsz Jacobsen and Catharina Opklim.2
Slave BirthsBefore 16 May 1700, Willem Meyn was born in bondage de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slave EmancipationsOn 31 August 1702 Table Valley, de Caep de Goede Hoop, Marta Manuels was emancipated with her children Catharina Jacobs, Jacob van de Caep, Christiaen van de Caep, Johannes van de Caep and Willem Meyn by Grysella Mostaart apparently at the behest of their former owner Hester Weijers who had died two years earlier.3


  1. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p.615. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): Eodem die [16 Maij 1700] een kind van Marta Manuels, onder getuyge van Jacob Mauruz en Catrina Vermeulen gent: - Willem, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  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). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.

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