Johannes van Zijl

M, #8235, b. before 4 July 1700
Father*Willem Willemsz van Zijl1 b. c 1668, d. b 21 Mar 1727
Mother*Christina van Loveren1 b. c 1671, d. c 1730

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Last Edited02/10/2016
Birth*Johannes van Zijl was born before 4 July 1700.1
BaptismJohannes van Zijl was baptized on 4 July 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2 
Marriage*He married Katrina van Eden, daughter of Jacobùs van Eden and Regina van Ahrendtsdorf, on 19 April 1732 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3


Katrina van Eden b. b 24 Jul 1712
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Johannes was written in the record as Johannes van Zyl.4
Baptisms - WitnessJohannes van Zijl and Hester van Zijl witnessed the baptism of Jonathan Durand on 27 September 1722 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusJohannes van Zijl became a burgher circa 1732, 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 Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4


  1. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ""
  2. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): Eodem die [4 Julie 1700] van Willem van Zijl en Christina van Loveren gent: - Johannes, (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
  3. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p.1164. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z.
  4. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z, p.1164-1165.
  5. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Dito [den 27 Sept 1722]
    Jonathan, Zoon van Jan Durand en Willemina Van Zijl. Getuijgen Jan en Hester Van Zijl.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  6. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z, p.1165.

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