Catharina Jacobs1

F, #9832, b. before 18 March 1691
Father-Candidate*Christiaan Meijn b. c 1660; candidate relationship, offered with a view toward further discovery in the record.3
Mother*Marta Manuels2 b. c 1671

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Last Edited16/01/2017
BaptismCatharina Jacobs was baptized on 18 March 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Jan Willemse Vermeulen and Maria Bartelz.2 
Marriage*She married Jan Verbeek, son of Gerrit Verbeeck and Lucia van Es, on 29 September 1709 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5,1
MarriageShe married Adolph Hoffman on 31 December 1724 de Caep de Goede Hoop.6


Jan Verbeek b. b 17 Nov 1679
Names in the record, in publications, etc.An unknown date , the name of Catharina was written in the record as Catharina Jacobs van der Kaap.1
18 March 1691, the name of Catharina was written in the record as Cartrjna NN.
29 September 1709, the name of Catharina was written in the record as Catharina Jacobsz.4
Baptisms - WitnessCatharina Jacobs and Adolph Hoffman witnessed the baptism of Johannes Jacobus Verbeek on 28 May 1730 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Slave BirthsBefore 18 March 1691, Catharina Jacobs was born in bondage and was owned by Tobias Vlasvath de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
Slave EmancipationsOn 31 August 1702 Table Valley, de Caep de Goede Hoop, Marta Manuels was emancipated with her children Catharina Jacobs, Jacob van de Caep, Christiaen van de Caep, Johannes van de Caep and Willem Meyn by Grysella Mostaart apparently at the behest of their former owner Hester Weijers who had died two years earlier.8


  1. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 1012. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z.
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 1691
    den selfde Dito [18 Martius) een kint gedoopt daer van moder is Matha Manuels als
    getuijge stont [a name obliterated]Jan Vermeulen, met Maria Bart[endse] genaemt Catrijna, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).
  3. [S332] Webpage ( (Original records held by Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) "; accessed on 31 May 2009; [8] Catharina Jacobs was met Jan Verbeek getroud. Na sy dood in 1722 het sy met Adolph Hoffman hertrou. Sy was die dogter van Christiaan Meijn en Martha Manuels, en is in 1691 aan die Kaap gebore. (Sien C.J.2650: Testamenten, 1709?1715, pp. 585?590; C.J.2653: Testamenten, 1727?1731, pp. 212.215.)."
  4. [S629] Personal communications between Mansell Upham and Delia Robertson, 2010-present. 29 September 1709:
    Jan Verbeek van Rotterdam, jongman
    Catharina Jacobsz, jong. alhier.
  5. [S700] VC 604, NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town), 1695-1712: 29 d:o (September)
    Jan Verbeek, jongm: van Rotterdam,
    met Catharina Jacobsz jonge d:r van
    de Caap.
    "Kerkboek 1695-1712," p. 106, 29 Sep 1709, marriage entry for Jan Verbeek and Catharina Jacobsz, transcribed by Corney Keller, (24 Mar 2012), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch Hereinafter cited as NGK Marriage Registers 1696-1712 (Cape Town).
  6. [S152] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 3 H-I (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), p. 420. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 3 H-I.
  7. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, den 29 Maij 1730; K: Johannes Jacobus; V: Johannes Verbeek; M: Johanna Hasselaar; G: Adollef Hoffman, Katarina Jacobs.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  8. [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.
  9. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch, Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).

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