Boij Boijsen

M, #7712, b. circa 1670, d. 1743

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NGK (Cape Town) Marriages1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Marriages 1665-1695
Last Edited02/01/2014
Birth*Boij Boijsen was born circa 1670 in Barlt, Ditmarschen, Germany.1,2
Marriage*He married Hermina van Nek on 10 June 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Death*He died in 1743 Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3


Hermina van Nek b. c 1670
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Boij Boijsen was also known as Boy Booysen.
Baptisms - WitnessBoij Boijsen and Hermina van Nek witnessed the baptism of Maria Claasz on 20 March 1712 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).4
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusBoij Boijsen became a burgher before 10 June 1691, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival de Caep de Goede Hoop.1


  1. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: ao 1691
    Den 10 junij sijn in den huijwelijken staedt vereenigt, Boij Boijsen van Baselt jonghman, ende vrijborger alhier, met Hermina van [Nek], van Wijk te Duijrsteeden, jongedoghter, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  2. [S519] Website Booysen Family Website ( "Boy Booysen obtained the farm Optenhorst in 1693. JG le Roux states in Noorder-Paarl ?(part of the series Ons Drakensteinse Erfgrond, published by the Drakensteinse Heemkring)?: "Hierdie plaas is in 1713 toegeken aan Booy Booysen, oorspronklik van Barlt, 'n dorpie in die deel van Holstein langs die Noordsee bekend as Ditmarschen. Hy was reeds in 1688 'n burger van Drakenstein en in 1713 'n bejaarde persoon van 73. Binne twee maande nadat Optenhorst aan hom toegeken is, verkoop hy die helfte daarvan aan Jean Louis du Plessis, tweede seun van die stamvader Charl Prieur du Plessis. Jean Louis noem sy deel van die plaas Olyfboom, maar koop in 1716 ook die oorblywende deel van Optenhorst van Booysen sodat die plaas weer verenig is.""
  3. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p.329. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  4. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): [20 Maart 1712] van Hendrik Claasz, en Maria Booijsz; de getuigen Booij Booijsz, en Hermina van Es. - Maria, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  5. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, p. 329.
  6. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 1, p. 331.

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