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David Keyser

Name
David Keyser
Given names
David
Surname
Keyser
MarriageAnna Margaretha KlemView this family
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Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
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Text:

v.d. K = van die Kaap

Historical Event 1754

Source: Wikipedia
Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony
Epidemic May 1, 1755

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Birth of a daughter
#1
Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser
January 13, 1773
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth KEYSER (1863), MOOC 6/9/105 #776, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-X9PV-Q?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ5%3A1598082374 : 12 September 2017), 007844941 > image 2109 of 2198; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 16 Oct 2020
Text:

Birth place of the Deceased: District Uitenhage in this Colony

Age of the Deceased: Ninety years nine months + thirteen days

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite,Trysie Joubert and Richard Ball as part of the eGGSA Project, from VC 657, Cape Archives Repository
Citation details: Baptism: Magdalena Catharina KEYSER (1777), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-WT2B?i=263&cat=993681 : accessed 15 Jan 2020
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gebore 1773

Historical Event July 1776

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Note: Americans declare independece
Christening of a daughterMagdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser
November 16, 1777
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: a1
Publication: Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite,Trysie Joubert and Richard Ball as part of the eGGSA Project, from VC 657, Cape Archives Repository
Citation details: Baptism: Magdalena Catharina KEYSER (1777), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-WT2B?i=263&cat=993681 : accessed 15 Jan 2020
War December 20, 1780

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Britain declares war on the Netherlands. French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English
Historical Event 1780

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
Birth of a grandson
#1
David Johannes Welgemoed
calculated February 1793

Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: b4
Text:

* 19.1.1803

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Citation details: Death Notice: David Johannes WELGEMOED (1871) (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-CVQZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S83%3A1598082379 : 12 September 2017), 007844945 > image 219 of 2137; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa.
Note: Birth date as given by Welgemoed-naamlys is in dispute with age at death calculation.
War from 1789 to 1799

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in.The start of free trade was announced
Marriage of a childJohann Godfried WelgemoedMagdalena Catharina Elizabeth KeyserView this family
May 15, 1796
Publication: Copy obtained in 2015
Citation details: a1
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johann Godfried WELGEMOED (1841), MOOC 6/9/23 #4811, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQ2F-K?mode=g&i=788&cat=331262 image 789/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth KEYSER (1863), MOOC 6/9/105 #776, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-X9PV-Q?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ5%3A1598082374 : 12 September 2017), 007844941 > image 2109 of 2198; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 16 Oct 2020
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Marriage: Johan Godlieb WELGEMOED and Magdalena Catharina Elisabeth KEYSER (1796), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-SR5P?i=662&cat=993508 : accessed 15 Jan 2020
Historical Event March 5, 1797

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Birth of a grandson
#2
Hendrik Paul Welgemoed
October 22, 1808

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DRV2-RW?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-T38%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50282101%2C50291701 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Stellenbosch > Baptisms 1788-1815 > image 149 of 241; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 23 Sep 2018
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Baptism of a grandsonHendrik Paul Welgemoed
November 11, 1808
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DRV2-RW?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-T38%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C50282101%2C50291701 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Stellenbosch > Baptisms 1788-1815 > image 149 of 241; State Archives, Cape Province : accessed 23 Sep 2018
Natural disaster 1809

Source: Wikipedia
Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier
Marriage of a grandchildDavid Johannes WelgemoedMaria Elizabeth KrugelView this family
about 1824
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Citation details: b4, but does not mention the place
Economic Event 1825

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of David Keyser and Anna Margaretha Klem:

      1. Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser (17731863)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser, daughter of David Keyser and Anna Margaretha Klem, was born on January 13, 1773 in Dist. Uitenhage, Eastern Cape and died on October 26, 1863 in Palingkloof, Cradock, Eastern Cape at the age of 90. She married Johann Godfried Welgemoed on May 15, 1796 in Cape Town, Western Cape. He was born in November 1759 in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation and died on February 14, 1841 in Welgevonden, Winterhoek, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape at the age of 81.

      Children of Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser and Johann Godfried Welgemoed:

      1. David Johannes Welgemoed (17931871)
      2. Hendrik Paul Welgemoed (1808)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. David Johannes Welgemoed, boer and veldkornet, son of Johann Godfried Welgemoed and Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Keyser, was born calculated February 1793 and died on June 10, 1871 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. He married Maria Elizabeth Krugel, daughter of Andries Jacobus Krugel and Elisabeth Margaretha du Plessis, about 1824 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was born calculated April 1810 in Cradock, Eastern Cape and died on June 13, 1875 in Brakfontein, Cradock, Eastern Cape.

      Children of David Johannes Welgemoed and Maria Elizabeth Krugel:

      1. Andries Jacobus Welgemoed (18301911)
      2. Elizabeth Margaretha Welgemoed (18381897)
      3. Hendrik Paul Welgemoed (18401899)