Hermen Buys1

M, #14244, b. circa 1650

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1695-1712NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1695-1712
Last Edited02/01/2014
BirthOrigin*Hermen was from Batavia, Jawa Barat, Indonesia, , and may have been born there circa 1650.1 
Marriage*He married Sara van Soloor on 14 December 1698 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
Names in the record, in publications, etc.6 February 1707, the name of Hermen was written in the record as Hermanus Buijs.3
Baptisms - WitnessHermen Buys and Sara van Soloor witnessed the baptism of Anna Elisabeth Wiederholt on 23 November 1704 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).4
He potentially witnessed the baptism of Larius Erasmus on 6 February 1707 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.3
Slave BirthsBefore 10 March 1709, Sara van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Hermen Buys.5
Before 10 March 1709, Pieter van de Caep was born in bondage and was owned by Hermen Buys.5
Slave TransactionsBefore 10 March 1709 Diana van Trancquebare was sold by Claas Holm to Hermen Buys, this transaction is assumed — corrections welcome.


  1. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 93, 14 Dec 1698, marriage entry for Hermen Buys and Sara van Soloor, transcribed by Corney Keller, (24 Mar 2012), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town).
  2. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 93, eod: dit:o (14 Dec: 1698)
    Hermen Buys van Batavia jongm:
    met Sara van Soloor weduwe van Claas
    Gerritz van Bengale, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  3. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1707; Den 6de February; Larius; d' Vader Pieter ERasmus [...], de Moeder Maria Elisabetz, getuygen Hermanus Buijs, en Harmina Carelsz. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  4. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [23 Nov: 1704] van Willem Widerholt, en Hendriette Wittebols, onder getuygen van Harmen Buijs en Sara Buys gent: - Anna Elisabeth, (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).
  5. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[10 Maart 1709] Twe slaave-kindren van Harmen Buijs, de moeder was Diana van Krankebaar [sic]; de getuigen Moses van Macasser, en Sara van Macasser. — 1. Sara — 2. Pieter."

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