Richardùs Adolphùs1

M, #7284, b. circa 1670

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NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited30/09/2018
BirthOrigin*Richardùs Adolphùs was likely from Tønder in Slesvig, a Danish town in the historically contested Southern Jutland or Northern Schleswig region, which since 2007 has been administratively designated as Region Syddanmark or Southern Denmark. He was possiby born there circa 1670.2,3á
Marriage*He married Cornelia Cornelisse, daughter of Cornelis Claasz and Catharina van Malabar, on 17 April 1707 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4


Cornelia Cornelisse b. 18 Nov 1674
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Hoge identifies this individual as Adolf van Tondern.5
Baptisms - WitnessRichardùs Adolphùs and Cornelia Cornelisse witnessed the baptism of Abram Pyl on 18 September 1712 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6 See: Baptism of Abram Pyl
Crime and relatedOn 23 September 1713 de Caep de Goede Hoop Isaac Pieters found guilty of stealing wine from Richardùs Adolphùs.7


  1. [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, Adolfùs, soon van Richardùs Adolphùs en Kornelia Kornelis getùygen Klaas Jùrriaansz, en Aaltie Kornelis, der 20e xbr 1705.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946), v . TONDERN, ADOLF.--- 17 .4,1707 Cornelia Cornelisse, wid. Abraham Bastiaan Pyl, d. of Cornelis Claasen of Utrecht and Catharina of Malabar. [Mansell Upham notes that RA came from Tønder in Slesvig, Denmark which would explain why Hoge refers to him as van Tondern.]. Hereinafter cited as Personalia.
  3. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  4. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( "17e April Adolf van Tonderen jongm' met Cornelia Cornelisse van Cabo wede. wijlen Abraham Bastiaans Pyl;"
  5. [S204] Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia, v . TONDERN, ADOLF. [Mansell Upham notes that RA came from Tønder in Slesvig, Denmark which would explain why Hoge refers to him as van Tondern.]
  6. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Abram, d'Vader Bastiaan Pyl, d'Moeder Sùsanna Pùtters, getù Richardùs Adolphùs en Cornelia Cornelisse [undated, but between two entries dated 18 7br 1712, which date is therefor assumed].
  7. [S545] J.L. (Leon) Hattingh Die Eerste Vryswartes van Stellenbosch 1679 - 1720, Wes-Kaaplandse Instituut vir Historiese Navorsing, Tygerberg, Cape Town, (1981) 0-909075-65-4 "Isak Pietersz is skuldig bevind en sy vonnis was om aan 'n paal vasgemaakte word en dan op sy ontblote rug met 'n roede geslaan te word. Hy is vir twaalf jaar na Robbeneiland verban om daar sonder kettings en vergoeding te arbei. Sy naam het vir die eerste keer in 1708 op die Stellenbosse monsterrol verskyn maar is as gevolg van die hofsaak van 1713 daarvan verwyder."
  8. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ""

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