Johannes Mulder

M, #7335, b. circa 1660, d. 1732

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
Last Edited12/06/2011
Birth*Johannes Mulder was born circa 1660 in Rotterdam, .1
Marriage*He married Jacoba Kiggelaar on 13 December 1682 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3
Death*He died in 1732.1
Burial*He was buried in 1732 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. ". . . voor die preekstoel van Stellenbosch se kerk."1 
(Witness) LoversJohannes Mulder witnessed the Defacto of Jantje van Batavia and Adriana van Jaarsveld in 1694 Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5 
Slave TransactionsOn 25 March 1686 Jan Credit van Macassar was sold by Beyer Visch on behalf of Cornelius Lindius to either Johannes Mulder or Jan Claesz Mulder, for Rds. 60. He would be freed if he returned to Java. I am not sure which of the Johannes Mulder's was the purchaser.6
On 25 March 1698 Tandoel Origin Unknown was sold by Samuel Elsevier to Johannes Mulder, for Rds. 60.7


  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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  2. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao' 1682
    den 13 December.
    Johannes Mulder Jonghman soldaet van Rossendorf en Jacoba Kegelaer jonge dochter. uit Sgravenhage, 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. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    Jacoba was van Den Haag en trou 13.12.1682 met Johannes Mulder van Rotterdam. Hy het as soldaat na die Kaap gekom met die `Gele Beer'. Hy was landdros van Stellenbosch 1685-1691 en het daarna 'n vryburger geword. Hy het op die plaas Hoopenburg geboer (nou Muldersvlei). Hulle het geen kinders gehad nie. Johannes is in 1732 oorlede en is begrawe voor die preekstoel van Stellenbosch se kerk.
  4. [S205] Mansell G. Upham 'Keeping the gate of Hell… 'subliminal racism' & early Cape carnal conversations between black men & white women', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (, 18 October 2012. "In 1694 the shepherd Jantje van Batavia, a manumitted slave and free black, had sexual relations with Adriana van Jaarsveld, a girl aged thirteen living at the home of Jan’s employer in Drakenstein, the landdrost Jan Mulder and his wife. . . .
    At his trial, the fiscal demanded death on the gallows, but Jantje, in self-defence, said that Adriaantje had been pregnant before he had sexual intercourse with her. Having heard his defence, the Council of Justice decided that they would delay their final judgement until the child was born. If the child was black, they would send Jantje to the gallows. If white, as it happened to be, the sentence was to be commuted to flogging, branding and a life-time in chains … It was noted in December that:
    … Dezen Adriana van een blanck kind verlost zijnde, is de sententie verandert in geselen, brandmercken en ad vitam in de kettingh …
    Though there was evidence of the girl’s general promiscuity, the court sentenced Jan to be scourged and sent in chains to Mauritius for twenty years’ hard labour.
    In September 1699, word was received from Mauritius concerning Jantje van Batavia. He had petitioned the Cape authorities for clemency begging … that he might be relieved of his chains, and received a very good character and strong recommendation …. "
  5. [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 "Die fiskaal het die aandag daarop gevestig dat hulle meermale verkeer het en dat die Statute van Indië uitdruklik bepaal "dat enig heijden, moor of ander onchristen persoon, bij een christen vrouw, 't zij getrouwd of ongetroud boeleerende, sonder enige remissie met de dood gestraft sal werden"."
  6. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.144. 25.3.1686: Jan Credit. a slave from Maeassar, sold by Beyer Visch, Captain of the Goudesteijn on behalf of Comelis Lindius to Johannes Mulder for Rds. 60. If the slave returned to Java, he would be free.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  7. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 183. 25.3.1698: Tandoel from an unknown origin (26), sold by Samuel Elsevier to Johannes Mulder for Rds. 60.

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