Pieter Pieterse de Groot1

M, #14364, b. circa 1680

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1695-1712NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1695-1712
Last Edited30/04/2017
Birth*Pieter Pieterse de Groot was born circa 1680 in Amsterdam, was from.1
Marriage*He married Maria Pieterz on 11 November 1703 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3


Maria Pieterz b. c 1680
Occupation* Between 11 January 1700 and 18 January 1700 Pieter Pieterse de Groot was was either a first mate or the skipper of the Nieuwland.4 
(Witness) Defence On 16 March 1706 a petition on behalf of Willem Adriaan van der Stel was signed by the following free fishers, some of whom were also free blacks: Willem Basson, Reinier van der Sande, Jan Willemse Vermeulen, Willem Duijsert, Pieter Pieterse de Groot, Lambert Simonsz Stam, Claes van Coningshoven, Domingo van Bengale, Abraham Veij, Moses van Macassar, Joost Ventura, Coridon van Negapatnam, Emanùel van Macasser, Mirra Moor van Ceylon, Reva van Macassar and Katzilimuda van Macassar. The signatories testified that they, along with their families and slaves, had been allowed to earn an honest living fishing in Table Bay and further afield, without let or hindrance from the governor or any official acting on his behalf.5 
Baptisms - WitnessPieter Pieterse de Groot and Willemina Willemsz witnessed the baptism of Johannes Meerkens on 20 May 1708 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).6
Slave TransactionsBetween 11 January 1700 and 18 January 1700 Titus van Madagascar was gifted by the unnamed English captain of the Wijngaert Pink to Pieter Pieterse de Groot.4


  1. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 99, 11 Nov 1703, marriage entry for Pieter Pieterse de Groot and Maria Pieterz, 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. [S717] NGK G 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk - First Marriage Register at the Cape, 1665-1712: 11 November 1703:
    Pieter Pieterse de Groot van Amsterdam, jongman
    Maria Pietersz van Cabo, jongedochter
    [MU Note: Not to be confused with Pieter Claesz de Groot who was married to Anna Pieterse, alias Anna Pauls (see Hoge, p. 490)], as transcribed and annotated by Mansell Upham, (10 September 2012), Personal Library. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk - First Marriages.
  3. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: 11 Nov:
    Pieter Pieterse de Groot van
    Amsterdam jongm: met Maria Pieterz
    van Cabo de G: Hoop jongd:
    "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 99, 11 Nov 1703, marriage entry for Pieter Pieterse de Groot and Maria Pieterz, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 191. . . . 1.1700: Titus from Madagascar, a gift from the English captain of the Wijngaert Pink to Pieter de Groat, first mate of the Nieuwland. [Entry is recorded between others days 11 and 18 January.]. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  5. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), p.180. "Appeared before the Commissioners of the Council of Justice, Willem Basson, Reynier van de Zande, Jan Willemsz: Vermeulen, Willem Duysert, Corn.[elis]Claasz: [Kuip], Pieter Pietersz: de Groot, Lammert Simonsz: [Stam], Roelof Carstensz: Osenbergh, Lourens Pluvier, Claas Koningshoven, Domingo of Bengal, Abraham de Vyf, Moses & [sic] Aaron, Joost Ventura, Sampoerny of Macassar, Coridon of Nagapatam, Claas Claasz: of Bengal, Gerrit Claasz:, Emanuel of Macassar, Mira Moor, Reba of Macassar, Abraham of Macassar, & Sriyay Moeda, all free- burghers & domiciled here, who at the requisition of the Hon.[orable] Governor W.A. van der Stel declare that they all, since the Governor's presence here, & when the weather was favourable, by day & by night whenever they had no other work, had gone out fishing, in order to earn their food properly and honestly, not only along the shores of this bay, but also elsewhere in the neighbourhood, & wherever they thought that they could do so freely & without let or hindrance, but also their children, partners & slaves. Not one of them has ever been hindered by the Hon.[orable] Governor or anyone sent by his orders, much less reproached in any way for so doing. To confirm the above the 12 first named, being Europeans, each uttered the solemn words, "So truly," &c., whilst the remaining 11 do so by means of their signatures, - In the Castle, 16 March, 1706, before the Commissioners A.[driaen] van Reede, K.J. Slotsboo, & H.[endrik] Bouman, members of the Court of Justice, who have with deponents subscribed to the above.". Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  6. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [20 Meij 1708] van Daniel Meerkens, en Elizabet Markus, de getuigen Pieter Pietersz de Groot, en Willemina Willemsz. - Johannes, (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).
  7. [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. "Notes: He was the free fisherman, Pieter Pietersz de Groot (from Amsterdam). He married on 11 November 1703 the jongedochter[sic] Maria Pietersz van Cabo. She was probably baptized on 24 January 1677, the daughter of the Company slave woman Joanna [Jannetje Bastians?]. ... Their daughter Cecilia de Groot married at the Cape 3 March 1709 Heinrich Brüning / Bruning / Bruinink (from Lingen)."

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