Frederick Russouw

M, #9605, b. before 11 May 1687
Father*Frederick Russouw de Wit1 b. c 1660, d. b 25 Oct 1699
Mother*Johanna Rosendal1 b. b 22 Mar 1668

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited22/12/2013
Birth*Frederick Russouw was born before 11 May 1687 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
BaptismFrederick Russouw was baptized on 11 May 1687 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Hester Weijers and Theunis Dircksen van Schalckwyck.1 
Marriage*He married Christina Diemer, daughter of Abraham Diemer and Anna Elysabet Schneewind, on 21 April 1715 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2


Christina Diemer b. b 17 May 1699
Baptisms - WitnessFrederick Russouw and Johanna Rosendal witnessed the baptism of Catryna Elisabeth Meyer on 21 April 1697 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).3
Slave TransactionsOn 12 May 1694 Domingo van Bengale was sold by William Mackdowall to Frederick Russouw, for Rds. 80.4,5
On 21 March 1695 Frederick Russouw bought a slave, Isack van Macassar, from Leendert van Deijl, for Rds. 80.6
Property TransactionsBefore 25 October 1699 Frederick Russouw acquired Zwaanswyk from Frederick Russouw de Wit , his father, who had previously died.
In 1765 on the death of Frederick Russouw Zwaanswyk became the property of Nicolaes Russouw.7


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: ao' 1687
    Den 11 Maij is een kind gedoopt en genaamt Frederick
    Waar van vader was Russouw de Wit en moeder Johanna Roosendaal
    de getuijgen waarvan Theunis Dirxse van Schalkwyck en Hester van Lier, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  2. [S733] VC 621, NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: [1715] 21 d:o [April] Fredrik Rossouw van Cabo, jongm: met Christina Diemer, van d:o, j. d:r., (1713-1756), Cape Town Archives Repository, Private Bag X9025, Cape Town, South Africa, 021-4624050. Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1713-1756 (Cape Town).
  3. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town), 2012: 21 April 1697. gedoopt het kint van Fredrick Mijert en syn huysvrouw van d:us van Loon op de rijse, onder getuyge van Fredrick Russouw en Johanna
    Rosendael, genaemt - Catryna Elisabeth
    (this child was baptized by Rev. Van Loon in April and recorded at this later date[DR: in mid June]), transcribed by Corney Keller, (1713-1742), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town).
  4. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.165. 12.5.1694: Domingo from Bengal (20), sold by William Macdowal, doctor of medicine on the English ship Charles the Second for Rds. 80.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  5. [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:       0891     
    Slaves First Name:       Domingo     
    Presumed Place Of Origin:       van Bengal     
    Day Of Sale:       12     
    Month Of Sale:       5     
    Year Of Sale:       1694     
    Type Of Name:       Day name     
    Continental Origin Code:       Indian Sub Continent     
    Slaves Age:       20     
    Slaves Gender:       Male     
    Price In Rixdollars:       80     
    Sellers Last Name:       Macdowal     
    Sellers First Name:       William     
    Sellers Gender:       Male     
    Sellers Domicile:       Transit-at sea     
    Sellers Occupation:       Surgeon     
    Buyers Last Name:       Russouw     
    Buyers First Name:       Frederik     
    Buyers Civil Status:       burgher     
    Buyers Gender:       Male     
    Buyers Domicile:       Cape district     
    Buyers Occupation:       farmer     
    Primary Reference:       Transporten en Scheepeniskennis. Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  6. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.168. 21.3.1695, p. 86: Isack from Macassar (26/27), sold by Leendert van Deijl, skipper of the Berckel, to Frederick Russouw for Rds. 80.
  7. [S792] Website Steenberg Vineyards ( ""
  8. [S736] VC 605 (NGK G1-8/2), NGK Baptism Registers 1713-1742 (Cape Town) transcribed by Corney Keller: [1732] Den 1 Junij. Nicolaes, de vaeder is Fredrik Russouw, de moeder Christina Diemer, de getuijge de heer Nicolaes Heining coopman, en dispensier alhier, en de selvs huijsvrouw juff:r Geertruij Vermeij., 1713-1742, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch

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