Pieter Barend Meyer

M, #5673, b. before 11 November 1731
Father*Lucas Meyer b. 19 May 1684, d. c 1741
Mother*Agatha Blom b. 20 Nov 1695, d. b 23 Jun 1774

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited27/10/2014
Birth*Pieter Barend Meyer was born before 11 November 1731 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,2
BaptismPieter Barend Meyer was baptized on 11 November 1731 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Catharina Visagie and Arij Visagie. This witness has not been positively identified but Catharina Visagie is(are) potentially the correct individual(s.)1,2
Marriage*He married Helena Frederica Sappel on 23 July 1758 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3


Helena Frederica Sappel b. b 14 Jul 1743
  • Agatha Meyer b. 14 Oct 1759
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusPieter Barend Meyer became a burgher circa 1758, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival Cape Town.2


  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Ao 1731; De 11de 9br; Pieter Barent; Lùcas Meijer en Agata Blom; Arij Visagie en Catharina Visagie.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  2. [S194] GEDCOM file created by Johan Meyer, 24 August 2000.
  3. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p.609. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.

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