Hannibal van Macassar1

M, #14399, b. 1663/64

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1695-1712NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1695-1712
Last Edited11/03/2019
BirthOrigin*Hannibal was from Macassar and was perhaps born there in 1663/64. He was said to be 28 or 29 years old in 1692.1 
Marriage*He married Sara van Macassar on 24 May 1705 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
(FatherCandidate) BirthPieternella van de Caep was born before 16 October 1701 in de Caep de Goede Hoop, I have assumed this to be the correct mother-daughter relationship, due to the fact that the baptism was recorded amongst those of the free population, and that Sara van Macassar married a few years later in the same church. Slaves were not permitted to marry formally. Corrections are welcome. In my view the father could have been one of three individuals, namely: Abraham van Macassar, Abram van Macassar and Hannibal van Macassar. I have yet to identify manumissions for either Abraham nor Abram, prior to the baptism of this child. Hannibal on the other hand was manumitted in 1692 and married Sara in 1705.3 
Slave EmancipationsOn 22 November 1692 Hannibal van Macassar was emancipated by Gerrit Victor, following 13 years of faithful service but on condition he work for Victor for a further 3 years. I have assumed this to be the same individual who married Sara van Macassar in 1705.4


  1. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 100, 24 May 1705, marriage entry for Hannibal van Macassar and Sara van Maccassar, 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: [24 Maij 1705] Hannibal van Macassar jongm: met Sara van Maccassar jongd:, 24 Mar 2012, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/
  3. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (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).
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.161. 22.11.1692, p. 175: Hannibal from Macassar (28/29), manumitted by Gerrit Victor after 13 years of faithful service on condition that he works for Gerrit Victor for three further years.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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