Susanna van de Caep1

F, #9757, b. before 29 January 1690
Mother*Semesia van Madagascar1 b. c 1665

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited21/07/2018
Slave Birth - Company OwnedSusanna van de Caep was born in bondage before 29 January 1690 and was owned by the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), Slave Lodge, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop, Susanna van de Caep.1
BaptismSusanna van de Caep was baptized on 29 January 1690 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by H. Capt Willem Padt and Andrijs de Man.1 


(Child) 1714 LodgeCensus31 August 1714, Semesia van Madagascar was enumerated as a Company-owned slave in the census of the Slave Lodge (Cape Town). Also enumerated in this census were her children, Marretie van de Caep, Susanna van de Caep, Apollonia van de Caep, Huijberttjen van de Caep van Semela and Christoffel van de Caep van Semigea (Semesia). Semesia's grandchildren through her daughters Marretie (son and daughter) and Susanna (daughter) were also enumerated, and were respectively, Arnoldus van de Caep van Marretie [Fredrika] van Semesia, Maria van de Caep van Mariaitje Fredrika van Semisia and Johanna van de Caep van Susanna van Semesia.2 


  1. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 1690
    den 29 dito [Jannuarius] van den Edl. Comp. slave kinderen gedoopt ten overstaen als getuigen den H. Secunda Persoon Sr. Andrijs [de Man] ende den H.Capt Willem [Padt]
    een kindt van Ansela van de Caep genaemt Angenietie een half slagh
    een kindt van Anngie genaemt Margriet een half slagh.
    een kindt van Sumisie genaemt Susanna een half slagh
    een kindt Calmeronde genaemt Leendert een half slagh
    een kindt van Suminthi genaemt Alberth een swart
    een kindt van Barnisana, genaemt Willem een swart
    een kindt van Meitze genaemt Daniel swarte
    [My thanks to Mansell Upham for corrections to this group of baptisms.], 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. [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). Hereinafter cited as Changing Hands.
  3. [S502] Website Family Search (

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