Constantia Property1

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Last Edited30/09/2021
Property TransactionsCirca 1697 Witteboomen was sold by Jan Coenraad Visser to Simon van der Stel, and is incorporated into Constantia.2
In 1712 following the death of Simon van der Stel, Constantia was subdivided into three properties known as Bergvliet, Groot Constantia and Klein Constantia. At the same time Witteboomen reverted to its former, separate state.


  1. [S821] Mansell Upham, "Constantia Subdivisions", February 2015 (Tokyo). This breakdown of the Constantia subdivisions from Mansell Upham is based on his research in the title deeds, 1685 (original grant)
    Simon van der Stel (1639-1712) - commander (later governor) of Cape of Good Hope. Hereinafter cited as "Constantia Subdivisions."
  2. [S657] Mansell Upham 'Hell and Paradise... Hope on Constantia / De Hel en Het Paradijs... De Hoop op Constantia: Jan Grof (died ante 1700) and his extended family at the Cape of Good Hope', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, February 2012. "Footnote 65: 1697: S. van der Stel buys out Simonsz ("Witteboomen becomes part of the farm "Constantia")."

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