Emanùel van Macasser1

M, #9861, b. circa 1665

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited30/05/2017
Birth*Emanùel van Macasser was born circa 1665 in Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia, .2
BaptismEmanùel van Macasser was baptized on 16 September 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.2á
(Witness) Defence On 16 March 1706 a petition on behalf of Willem Adriaan van der Stel was signed by the following free fishers, some of whom were also free blacks: Willem Basson, Reinier van der Sande, Jan Willemse Vermeulen, Willem Duijsert, Pieter Pieterse de Groot, Lambert Simonsz Stam, Claes van Coningshoven, Domingo van Bengale, Abraham Veij, Moses van Macassar, Joost Ventura, Coridon van Negapatnam, Emanùel van Macasser, Mirra Moor van Ceylon, Reva van Macassar and Katzilimuda van Macassar. The signatories testified that they, along with their families and slaves, had been allowed to earn an honest living fishing in Table Bay and further afield, without let or hindrance from the governor or any official acting on his behalf.3á
Names in the record, in publications, etc.16 September 1691, the name of Emanùel was written in the record as Manuel van Macasser.2
Baptisms - WitnessEmanùel van Macasser potentially witnessed the baptism of Lea van de Caep on 13 June 1700 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), this witness has not been positively identified.4
He and Maria Domingo witnessed the baptism of Johannes van de Caep on 25 September 1701 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).5
He and Fransina Gillis witnessed the baptism of Johannes van de Caep on 26 November 1702 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).6
He and Margarita van Madagascar witnessed the baptism of Catrina van de Caep on 21 January 1703 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).7
He and Margarita van Madagascar witnessed the baptism of Francina van de Caep on 21 January 1703 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).7
He and Sijtje van Macassar witnessed the baptism of Dirkje de Graaf on 7 December 1704 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.8
He and Constantia van de Caep and Constantia van de Caep van Griet witnessed the baptism of Amerentie van de Caep on 13 May 1708 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.1
Slave EmancipationsOn 2 July 1695 Emanùel van Macasser and Marianna van Malabar were emancipated by Elsie van Suurwaerden, they were manumitted together.9
Slaves owned by individualsOn 16 September 1691 Emanùel van Macasser was owned by Andrijs de Man.2


  1. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[1708] 13. do. Meij) Een slaeven-kind van Gerrit Jansz. Van Aart; de Moeder is Anna van Bengaalen; de getùigen, Emanùel van Macasser, en Constantia van de Caap. Amerentie; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/… ; last accessed 21 April 2012."
  2. [S397] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: 1691
    Den 16 Dito (September) sijn gedoopt versceiden bejaerde persoonen, op hare
    voorgaende gegewen belijdenisse, Urbanus van Madagasker
    Claes Janse van de Caep, Clementia van de Caep, Isabella
    van de Caep, Lijsbeth van Madagasker, als meede Manuel
    van Macasser slaef van de E: Admintr. Andries de Man, 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. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), p.180. "Appeared before the Commissioners of the Council of Justice, Willem Basson, Reynier van de Zande, Jan Willemsz: Vermeulen, Willem Duysert, Corn.[elis]Claasz: [Kuip], Pieter Pietersz: de Groot, Lammert Simonsz: [Stam], Roelof Carstensz: Osenbergh, Lourens Pluvier, Claas Koningshoven, Domingo of Bengal, Abraham de Vyf, Moses & [sic] Aaron, Joost Ventura, Sampoerny of Macassar, Coridon of Nagapatam, Claas Claasz: of Bengal, Gerrit Claasz:, Emanuel of Macassar, Mira Moor, Reba of Macassar, Abraham of Macassar, & Sriyay Moeda, all free- burghers & domiciled here, who at the requisition of the Hon.[orable] Governor W.A. van der Stel declare that they all, since the Governor's presence here, & when the weather was favourable, by day & by night whenever they had no other work, had gone out fishing, in order to earn their food properly and honestly, not only along the shores of this bay, but also elsewhere in the neighbourhood, & wherever they thought that they could do so freely & without let or hindrance, but also their children, partners & slaves. Not one of them has ever been hindered by the Hon.[orable] Governor or anyone sent by his orders, much less reproached in any way for so doing. To confirm the above the 12 first named, being Europeans, each uttered the solemn words, "So truly," &c., whilst the remaining 11 do so by means of their signatures, - In the Castle, 16 March, 1706, before the Commissioners A.[driaen] van Reede, K.J. Slotsboo, & H.[endrik] Bouman, members of the Court of Justice, who have with deponents subscribed to the above.". Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "Eod: die [13 June 1700]. een kind van Catrina Elysabet, onder getuyge van Emmanuel, gent. - Lea [The grandmother of this child may have been Elysabet (var.)]
  5. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[25 Sept: 1701] een kind van Scipio van Bombase en Antinika vande Cust, onder getuige van Emanuel van Macasser en Maria Domingo, gent. — Johannes
  6. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[26 Nov: 1702] van Lorra van Java, onder getuygen van Emanuel van Macasser en Fransina Gillis, gent. - Johannes
  7. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[21 Jan: 1703] twee kinderen van Anthonij vande Cust en Sara van Madag:, onder getuyge van Emanuel van Macasser en Margriet van Madag: gent. — Catrina en — Francina
  8. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[1704]; 7 Dec: Dirk Janse de Graaf en Elizabet Markùsz onder getuyge van Emanùel van Maccasser en Sytje van Macasser. Gen[aem]t - Dirkje; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/… - last accessed 13 May 2012."
  9. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.170; 2.7.1695, pp. 150-151: Manuel from Macassar and Maria from Malabar (50), manumitted at the same time by EIsje van Suurwaerden.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.

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