Barent Hendricksz:1

M, #17555, b. circa 1600

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Last Edited05/03/2016
Birth*Barent Hendricksz: was born circa 1600.1,2


(Father) Will On 23 February 1673 Henrick Barentze van der Zee and Jannetje Ferdinandus, both ill and confined to bed, executed a will in which they each designated their surviving spouse as beneficiary in their estate. If Hendrick died first, Jannetje would send f 600 Hollandse waarde to his father Barent Hendricksz:, the mayor of the island Ommeland ([Ameland]. If Jannetje predeceased Hendrick, he would give each of her underage sons from her first marriage, Joannes Appel and Ferdinandùs Appel, half of f 1 000 Hollandse waarde as their mother's portion. It was also their supreme will and wish that if either died first or returned to Patria Hendrick's slave, Simon van Angola, was to be emancipated, however this would only come into effect after three further years of slaving for his surviving owner. The record does not reflect whether or not this ever happened.1 
Occupation* On 23 February 1673 Barent Hendricksz: was the mayor of Ameland or Ommeland island.3 


  1. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Kaapse notariële stukke waarin slawe van vryburgers en amptenare vermeld word (II), Die tweede Dekade 1671-1680", Kronos (Die notariële stukke II) 15 (1999): 23.2.1673     CTD 6, p. 5
    Die eersame Hendrick Barents van der Zee, burger alhier en gebore te Zuerwaerden, en die eerbare Jannetje Geeraerts van Cortrijck, sy huisvrou, beide siek en bedlêend dog by hul verstand [maak hul testament] en wys die langslewende as testateur aan van al hulle besittings. As hy, sonder wettige erfgename by haar, eerste te sterwe kom, sal sy uit hul gesamentlike boedel ‘n legaat aan sy vader Barent Hendricksz, burgermeester op die eiland Ommeland, ter waarde van f 600 Hollandse waarde, as sy vaderserfporsie bemaak. As sy eerste te sterwe kom sonder dat daar kinders by hom in hul tweede huwelik verwek is, sal hy aan haar twee onmondige seuns uit haar eerste huwelik, Joannes en Ferdinandus Appel, elk die helfte van die som van f 1 000 Hollandse waarde, as hul moedersgedeelte uitkeer. Beide sal aan die Diakonie van die armes die som van f 50, Indiese waarde, uitkeer. Ook is dit hul uiterste wil en begeerte ingeval die testateur eerste te sterwe kom of na die vaderland vertrek een van sy lyfeie, Sijmon van Angola, vrygestel sal word dog haar vir nog drie jaar dien alvorens vry te wees. As sy eerste te sterwe kom, beloof hy om die slaaf ook vry te stel.. Hereinafter cited as "Die notariële stukke II."
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  3. [S607] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die notariële stukke II", 23.2.1673     CTD 6, p. 5
    ... sy vader Barent Hendricksz, burgermeester op die eiland Ommeland...

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