Hans Christoffel Snijman

M, #5247, b. circa 1645
ChartsDescendants of Catharina van Palliacatta

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited30/01/2015
Birth*Hans Christoffel Snijman was born circa 1645 in Heidelberg, Palatinate, Germany.1
Lovers*In 1667 Hans Christoffel Snijman and Catharina van Paliacatta were lovers de Caep de Goede Hoop.2  


Catharina van Paliacatta b. c 1631, d. c Mar 1683
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Hans was written in the record as Hans Christoffel Schneider.1
An unknown date , the name of Hans was written in the record as Hans Christoffel Snijder.1


  1. [S400] Mansell Upham, "In Hevigen Woede . . . Earliest recorded female bandiet at the Cape of Good Hope - A Study in Upward Mobility", Capensis (In Hevigen Woede) 3/97, 4/97, Western Cape Branch, Genealogical Society of South Africa, (1997): Hans Christoffel Snijman (also found as Hans Christoffel Snijder or Schneider) hailed from Heidelberg in the Palatinate and is first mentioned in the records as a soldier under the Chamber of Rotterdam in 1665 together with Arnoldus Willemsz. Date estimated by compiler. Hereinafter cited as "In Hevigen Woede . . ."
  2. [S400] Mansell Upham, "In Hevigen Woede . . .", Regular nocturnal activity on the part of a distracted sentry inside the living quarters of the Fort’s washerwoman - the Company slave familiarly known to all as Groote Catrijn - resulted in the conviction on 30 July 1667 of Hans Chrisroffel Snijman.
  3. [S400] Mansell Upham, "In Hevigen Woede . . .", Groote Catrijn’s illegitimate son was baptised Christoffel on 9 March 1669 and witnessed by Mooij Ansela. The child’s paternity was no secret. He was named directly after the father. Throughout his life he identified himself by his father’s surname, as did his own children.

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