Jacobus Visser

M, #6380, b. 22 January 1696
Father-Candidate*Jan Coenraad Visser b. c 1620, d. c 1700; candidate relationship, offered with a view toward further discovery in the record.1
Mother*Maria van Negapatnam1 b. c 1669

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited10/09/2016
Names in the record, in publications, etc.22 January 1696, the name of Jacobus was written in the record as Jacob.2
BaptismsJacob was baptized on 22 January 1696 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Margareta van Hof and Jan Coenraad Visser.2
Slave BirthsBefore 22 January 1696, Jacobus Visser was born in bondage and was owned by Jan Coenraad Visser de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3
Slave EmancipationsOn 24 March 1696 de Caep de Goede Hoop Maria van Negapatnam was emancipated by Jan Coenraad Visser along with her children Anthony Visser, Susanna Visser and Jacobus Visser. This emancipation was to take effect on Visser's death which would occur by 1700. However the emancipation may only have become fully effective in 1702.4,5


  1. [S377] Webpage South Africa's Stamouers (http://www.stamouers.com/).
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [22] Jan: 1696. gedoopt het kint van Maria onder getuygen van Jan Coenraet Visser en Margareta van Hof genaemt - Jacob, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S325] Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register, Lorna:
    Susanna, gebore c 1693, was d/v Maria van Negapatnam (ook soms aangegee as van Bengale) en Jan Coenraad Visser, die stamvader. Hy het Maria vrygestel 24.3.1696 saam met haar kinders Anthony (4 jaar oud), Jacobus (1) en Susanna (2). Sien Boeseken se Slaves and Free Blacks p.172. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), 29.3.1696. p.44 (verso) - 45 (verso): Maria from Bengal (27/28), manumitted together with her three children Anthony (4), Jacobus (1), Susanna (2) by Jan Coenraad Visscher. The deed was to take effect on Visser's death and Maria was to be allowed to take her possessions, kist and clothes out of the estate.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  5. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present.

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