Hendrick Barentsz

M, #6704, b. circa 1630, d. circa July 1673
Father*Barend NN; This individual has been added to allow a sibling link between his presumed sons

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited01/04/2019
Birth*Hendrick Barentsz was born circa 1630.
MarriageHe married Maria Hendricksz Winkelhausen circa 1672.1
Death*He died circa July 1673, he may have been among the eight freeburghers who had gone hunting without permission and who were captured and murdered by the Khoe leader Gonnema or some of his meN.2,3
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 18 December 1672 the Azië departed Texel enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 15 April 1673. Among those on board who disembarked at the Cape were Albert Barends Gildenhuisz, Margaretha Hoefnagels, Hendrick Barentsz and Maria Hendricksz Winkelhausen. Albert and Hendrick appear to have been brothers.4,5 
NotesHendrick Barentsz and Albert Barends Gildenhuisz These are presumably brothers. They arrived together in 1673 with their wives.


  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: dito
    Pieter Jansz van Westhuijsen
    J.M. en Maria Hendricksz
    van [Borghstijnsfurt] wed' van
    Hendrick Barentsz, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  2. [S664] H.C.V. Leibbrandt Compiler, (Castle Street, Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1902), p.140: [1673] June 29th. Some Hottentoos of Gonnema's tribe reported to various freemen here that Gonnema had surrounded somewhere on a point of land, whence they could neither retire nor advance, eight of our burghers, who, without permission, had gone up to shoot some large game for the needs of their families. His object was to cut them off from all supplies, except what they had with them, that they might perish in consequence, but as this rumour seems to be rather untruthful, it was accepted as false.
    pp.150-141: [1673] July 4th. The rumours spread by the Hottentoos regarding the remaining away of the eight freemen above mentioned (see 29th June) are still continuing, and it is feared, not without reason, that should they not return shortly, or other tidings are obtained of them, there may be some truth in the rumour, as the privileged time for their staying away will soon be past.. Hereinafter cited as Journal 1671-1674, 1676.
  3. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - based on date of remarriage of spouse, Maria Hendricksz.
  4. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 1236.1 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     1236.1
    Name of ship     AZIË
    Master     Doen, Jan Sijbrandsz.
    Tonnage     1140
    Type of ship     
    Built     1671
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     18-12-1672
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     15-04-1673
    Departure from Cape     19-05-1673
    Date of arrival at destination     14-08-1673
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     On 29-12-1672 there was a fight with an English frigate (1 dead and 8 wounded), but the ship escaped on the third day. During this voyage the master and nearly all the officers died. Acc. to Daghregister 1673 the ship left the Cape on 26-05-1673.
    Next homeward voyage     5671.1
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     205     80     3     7     59     150
    Soldiers     97          34     35     31     67
    Passengers     24          5     4     6     17. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  5. [S780] Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1673 for de Caep de Goede Hoop (Cape Town) (Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/) "Albert Barents     Margriet Hoefnagels beijde nieuwelinx met Asia aengecomen
    Hendrick Barents     Maria Hendrix
         ". (The monsterrolle or muster rolls were in effect a population census. In my view they were likely based on ships' musters of the period.).

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