Michiel Ditmar

M, #9208, b. circa 1660

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732
JournalsJournal 1699-1732
Last Edited01/10/2010
Birth*Michiel Ditmar was born circa 1660.1
Marriage*He married Geertruy Lubbringh before 26 September 1700 de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Baptisms - WitnessMichiel Ditmar and Geertruy Willemse witnessed the baptism of Anna Margaretha Siek on 13 March 1695 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3
He and Geertruij Lùbbrins witnessed the baptism of David NN on 26 September 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4
Slave TransactionsOn 14 June 1694 David van Malabar was sold on behalf of Johannes Meerman by Michiel Ditmar to Simon van der Stel for Rds. 80.5,6
Company JournalOn on 9 February 1699 Michiel Ditmar was mentioned in the Willem Adriaan: Landdrost Ditmar of Stellenbosch ordered to command the farmers to bring their corn to the Castle, as they are getting daily more negligent in doing so. The return fleet is daily expected, hence the necessity that they should be ordered to bring in as soon as possible all the wheat already threshed. As draft oxen were also required here, he was ordered to send 50.7


  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. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: anno 1695
    dito (13 Mart) een kind van Johan Siek en Geertruij Helmeus
    genaemt Anna Margareta, getuijgen Michiel
    Ditmar en Geertruij Willemse, 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 (Bapt.).
  3. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna:
    27.9.1693 trou "Jan Siek van Bremen jonghman met Geertruijt Helms jonge dogter van de Caep" Anna Margaretha =13.3.1695 was hulle dogter. Jan xx11.12.1707 Margaretha van Neercassel van Amsterdam weduwee van Dirk Oncken.
  4. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, David slavinke soon van Jùffer Linnes getùijgen Michiel Ditmar en Geertrùij Lùbbrins 26 Septemb 1700.
  5. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.166. 14.6.1694: David from Malabar (33/34) sold by Michiel Ditmar, "keldermeester", on behalf of Johannes Meerman, fiscal on the West Coast of Sumatra, for Rds. 80.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  6. [S432] Robert C-H Shell compiler, Changing Hands, A calendar of bondage in southern Africa, 1550 to 1888, CD-ROM; ISBN 1-86918-063-1; (Cape Town: Ancestry24, September 2007), Sequence IDNO:       0909     
    Slaves First Name:       David     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       Van Malabar     
    Day Of Sale:       14     
    Month Of Sale:       6     
    Year Of Sale:       1694     
    Type Of Sale:       Oceanic     
    Type Of Name:       Old Testament     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       34     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       80     
    Sellers Last Name:       Pitman [sic - Ditmar]
    Sellers First Name:       Michiel     
    Sellers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Batavia     
    Sellers Occupation:       Fiscal [Slave Officer]     
    Buyers Last Name:       Van der Stel     
    Buyers First Name:       Simon     
    Buyers Civil Status:       VOC employee     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Liesbeeck Valley     
    Buyers Occupation:       governor     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  7. [S562] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, W.A. van der Stel Journal, 1699-1732, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1896). Hereinafter cited as W.A. van der Stel Journal 1699-1732.

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