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Martha du PlessisAge: 71 years17871858

Name
Martha du Plessis
Given names
Martha
Surname
du Plessis
Married name
Martha Myburgh
Baptism February 10, 1787
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Du Plessis, p165, b2c4d5e1.
Marriage of a parentGabriel du PlessisHester VenterView this family
May 2, 1790 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Du Plessis, p165, b2c4d5.
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 22 months)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 7 years)

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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
Historical Event March 5, 1797 (Age 10 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Death of a paternal grandfatherCharl du Plessis
July 31, 1797 (Age 10 years)
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Du Plessis, p158, b2c4.
MarriageJacobus MyburghView this family
March 21, 1802 (Age 15 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Phillipus Arnoldus MYBURG (1884), VAB MHG M405, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-G9NP-W?i=748&cat=195564 : accessed 28 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2.
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Du Plessis, p165, b2c4d5e1.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Anna Cecilia Meyburgh
calculated May 1808 (Age 21 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Text:

CAL JUL 1807

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia MIJBURG (1896), VAB MHG M819, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-P93Z-L?i=1476&cat=195564 : accessed 7 Dec 2019
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 16 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Baptism of a daughterAnna Cecilia Meyburgh
August 7, 1808 (Age 21 years)

Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f3.
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 21 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 24 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 31 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Birth of a son
#2
Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh
September 5, 1818 (Age 31 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Phillipus Arnoldus MYBURG (1884), VAB MHG M405, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-G9NP-W?i=748&cat=195564 : accessed 28 Nov 2019
Text:

CAL 04 SEP 1818

Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f8.
Baptism of a sonPhilippus Arnoldus Meiburgh
December 20, 1818 (Age 31 years)
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f8.
Historical Event 1820 (Age 32 years)

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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 childJan BritsAnna Cecilia MeyburghView this family
January 21, 1825 (Age 37 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Cecilia MIJBURG (1896), VAB MHG M819, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-P93Z-L?i=1476&cat=195564 : accessed 7 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f3.
Economic Event 1825 (Age 37 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a grandson
#1
Jacobus Brits
January 12, 1828 (Age 40 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Brits
March 9, 1828 (Age 41 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 47 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a grandson
#2
Gert Roelof Brits
September 12, 1836 (Age 49 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Text:

CAL SEP 1836

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Baptism of a grandsonGert Roelof Brits
February 5, 1837 (Age 49 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Marriage of a childPhilippus Arnoldus MeiburghJohanna Susanna NienaberView this family
December 26, 1838 (Age 51 years)
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Baptism: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1860), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QG-597R-G?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-2N5%3A183083201%2C183194001%2C1301770801 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Smithfield > Christenings 1848-1899 > image 129 of 546; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 27 Nov 2019
Citation details: Marriage: Philippus Arnoldus MEYBURG and Johanna Suzanna NIENABER (1838), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SPV-B?i=247&cat=244034 : accessed 27 Nov 2019
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f8.
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Maria Jacoba Meybürgh
calculated 1840 (Age 52 years)

Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Gerrit Rudolf BRITS and Maria Jacoba MEIBURG (1857), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QG-BNPY?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1301817626 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1848-1870 > image 229 of 544; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 29 Nov 2019
Town founded 1844 (Age 56 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a grandchildJacobus BritsCecilia Helena Christina BritsView this family
February 26, 1849 (Age 62 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e1f15.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus BRITS and Cicilia Helena Christina BRITS (1849), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-W97L-K?i=416&cat=244034 : accessed 22 Apr 2020
Marriage of a grandchildGert Roelof BritsMaria Jacoba MeybürghView this family
August 17, 1857 (Age 70 years) Husband: 21 years Wife: 17 years
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1933), TAB MHG #81710, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3F-N514?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BT2%3A1590242822 : 14 February 2019), 007820146 > image 1407 of 1687; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Gerrit Rudolf BRITS and Maria Jacoba MEIBURG (1857), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QG-BNPY?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1301817626 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1848-1870 > image 229 of 544; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 29 Nov 2019
Marriage of a grandchildGert Roelof BritsMaria Jacoba MeybürghView this family
August 17, 1857 (Age 70 years) Husband: 21 years Wife: 17 years
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Susanna BRITS (1933), TAB MHG #81710, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3F-N514?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BT2%3A1590242822 : 14 February 2019), 007820146 > image 1407 of 1687; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 22 Nov 2019
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Gert Roelof BRITS (1912), VAB MHG B3920, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-6Q9Q-1M?cat=195564 : accessed 26 Nov 2019
Publication: database with images
Citation details: Marriage: Gerrit Rudolf BRITS and Maria Jacoba MEIBURG (1857), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QG-BNPY?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-T3X%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C1301817626 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1848-1870 > image 229 of 544; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 29 Nov 2019
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 69 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 64 years)

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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.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 66 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Death November 3, 1858 (Age 71 years)

Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Martha du Plessis, daughter of Gabriel du Plessis and Magdalena Maria Venter, was baptized on February 10, 1787 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape and died on November 3, 1858 at the age of 71. She married Jacobus Myburgh (uncle’s great-niece’s brother-in-law), son of Gerrit Myburgh and Anna Cecilia Olivier, on March 21, 1802 in Cape Town, Western Cape. He was baptized on February 9, 1783.

      Children of Martha du Plessis and Jacobus Myburgh:

      1. Anna Cecilia Meyburgh (18081896)
      2. Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh (18181884)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, daughter of Jacobus Myburgh and Martha du Plessis, was born calculated May 1808 and died on November 15, 1896 in Doornhoek, Boshof, Free State. She married Jan Brits (niece’s son-in-law’s wife’s great-great-uncle’s son), son of Rudolph Marthinus Brits and Dina Carolina Brits, on January 21, 1825 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. He was born on October 21, 1803 and died on August 3, 1869 at the age of 65.

      Children of Anna Cecilia Meyburgh and Jan Brits:

      1. Jacobus Brits (1828)
      2. Gert Roelof Brits (18361912)
    2. Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh, son of Jacobus Myburgh and Martha du Plessis, was born on September 5, 1818 and died on December 2, 1884 in Palmietfontein, Dist. Smithfield, Free State at the age of 66. He married Johanna Susanna Nienaber (second cousin), daughter of Jan Hendrik Nienaber and Maria Jacoba van den Berg, on December 26, 1838 in Colesberg, Northern Cape. She was born calculated August 24, 1823 in Klippoort, Colesberg, Northern Cape and died on August 26, 1888 in Palmietfontein, Dist. Smithfield, Free State.

      Children of Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh and Johanna Susanna Nienaber:

      1. Maria Jacoba Meybürgh (1840)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Jacobus Brits, son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, was born on January 12, 1828. He married Cecilia Helena Christina Brits (first cousin once removed ascending), daughter of Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits and Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde, on February 26, 1849 in Colesberg, Northern Cape. She was born on July 29, 1827.

      Children of Jacobus Brits and Cecilia Helena Christina Brits:

      1. Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits (1850)
    2. Gert Roelof Brits, son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, was born on September 12, 1836 and died on August 19, 1912 in Biesempan, Boshof, Free State at the age of 75. He married Maria Jacoba Meybürgh (first cousin), daughter of Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh and Johanna Susanna Nienaber, on August 17, 1857 in Bloemfontein, Free State. She was born calculated 1840.

      Children of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh:

      1. Jan Jacobus Brits (1858)
      2. Johanna Susanna Brits (18601933)
      3. Philippus Arnoldus Brits (18611919)
      4. Anna Cecilia Brits (18631869)
      5. Maria Jacoba Brits (18641919)
      6. Dina Carolina Brits (18671930)
      7. Anna Cecilia Brits (18691926)
      8. Martha Cornelia Brits (18711928)
      9. Magdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits (18741942)
      10. Jeanetta Jacoba Brits (1878)
      11. Marthinus Jacobus Johannes Brits
    3. Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, daughter of Philippus Arnoldus Meiburgh and Johanna Susanna Nienaber, was born calculated 1840. She married Gert Roelof Brits (first cousin), son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, on August 17, 1857 in Bloemfontein, Free State. He was born on September 12, 1836 and died on August 19, 1912 in Biesempan, Boshof, Free State at the age of 75.

      Children of Maria Jacoba Meybürgh and Gert Roelof Brits:

      1. Jan Jacobus Brits (1858)
      2. Johanna Susanna Brits (18601933)
      3. Philippus Arnoldus Brits (18611919)
      4. Anna Cecilia Brits (18631869)
      5. Maria Jacoba Brits (18641919)
      6. Dina Carolina Brits (18671930)
      7. Anna Cecilia Brits (18691926)
      8. Martha Cornelia Brits (18711928)
      9. Magdalena Cecilia Johanna Brits (18741942)
      10. Jeanetta Jacoba Brits (1878)
      11. Marthinus Jacobus Johannes Brits