Rebecca van Macassar

F, #6134, b. circa 1674

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited30/01/2015
Birth*Rebecca van Macassar was born circa 1674.1
Marriage*Rebecca van Macassar married Louis van Bengale on 21 March 1694 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. Rebecca was described as "vrijmaegdt".2,1 
(PoliticalPrisoner) ShipVoyage On 20 December 1681 the Vrijheid departed Batavia enroute to (Cape Town) where it docked on 25 March 1682. Among those on board was the politically significant convict Rebecca van Macassar.3,4 
Will*Louis van Bengale and Rebecca van Macassar left a will on 30 August 1697 Cabo de Boa Esperança. Louis made particular provisions for his three natural children. At his death each would receive fifty rijksdaalders; and, he lodged the money with the Orphan's Chamber because his financial situation was precarious.1 
Baptisms - WitnessRebecca van Macassar potentially witnessed the baptism of Cornelis Cornelisse on 7 April 1697 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), this witness has not been positively identified.5


  1. [S326] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh, "Die Blanke Nageslag van Louis van Bengale en Lijsbeth van die Kaap", Kronos (Die Blanke nageslag . . .) 1 (1979). Hereinafter cited as "Die Blanke nageslag."
  2. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao 1694
    Den selfde Dito (den 21 Martij)
    sijn inden huijwelijken staedt getreeden Louijs van Bengalen vrijswart met Rebecca van Makasser vrij maijdt, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  3. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 ( "Details of voyage 5759.5 from Batavia
    Number     5759.5
    Name of ship     VRIJHEID
    Master     Valk, Jakob
    Tonnage     1210
    Type of ship     
    Built     1666
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Zeeland
    Date of departure     20-12-1681
    Place of departure     Batavia
    Arrival at Cape     25-03-1682
    Departure from Cape     28-04-1682
    Date of arrival at destination     ± 30-08-1682
    Place of arrival     
    Chamber for which cargo is destined     Zeeland (280,449)
    Rotterdam (131,696)
    Delft (71,052)
    Amsterdam (717)
    Previous outward voyage     1385.5
    On Board     I     II     III
    Seafarers     109                         
    Soldiers     32                         
    Impotenten     17                         
    Passengers     12.                         "
  4. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), section on the princes of macassar, citing Letters despatched: Lijst … de … Macasarschen Princen C.501. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  5. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): Eodem die [7 April 1697] gedoopt het kint van Jacob Cornelissen en Neeltie Macassaar onder getuyge van Rebecca van Batavia genaemt - Cornelis, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).

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