Andries van de Caep

M, #2716, b. before 21 March 1666
Mother*Susanna van Bengale1 b. c 1640, d. 13 Dec 1669

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited31/03/2014
Slave Birth - Company OwnedAndries van de Caep was born in bondage before 21 March 1666 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) Andries van de Caep.1
BaptismCandidateAndries van de Caep was presented by his mother for baptism on 21 March 1666 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was performed by Dom:e Joannes de Voogd. Before the resident minister, Dom:e Joannes de Voogd,could baptise the child, visiting minster Dom:e Philippus Baldæus intervened as senior minister and prevented the baptism on grounds that it would be a violation of church doctrine to baptise a heathen child. In the ensuing days, the ruling was overturned by the Council of Policy, and the baptism took place a week later.2 
BaptismAndries van de Caep was baptized on 28 March 1666 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Dom:e Joannes de Voogd. The baptism was performed by Dom:e Joannes de Voogd.1


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 28 dito (Maert) is geoopt een soon van een van de E.Comp: slavinnen en genaemt Andries de moeder heet Susanna, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  2. [S758] Mansell Upham 'Consecrations to God: The 'nasty, brutish, and short' life of SUSANNA from BENGAL otherwise known as 'ONE EAR' - 2nd recorded female convict at the VOC-occupied Cape of Good Hope', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, September 2012. "On 21 March 1666 the Reverend Philippus Baldeus , stops over at the Cape en route from Ceylon. He profoundly upsets the virgin colony by objecting to the inexperienced 25-year-old resident minister Joannes de Voogd baptizing the infant of an unbaptized slave woman. In mid-ritual, the visiting (more senior) minister, vociferously interrupts the ceremony. He thereupon berates the resident minister for baptizing the child of a heathen in violation of church doctrine and disregarding the holiness of the sacrament."

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