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Hester Potgieter

Name
Hester Potgieter
Given names
Hester
Surname
Potgieter
Married name
Hester Botha
Epidemic March 16, 1713

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony
MarriageChristoffel BothaView this family
December 13, 1733

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Botha, p361, b1c2.
Baptism of a daughterMaria Magdalena Botha
February 5, 1736

Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p246, a1b5c1d2.
Historical Event 1754

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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

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Marriage of a childSchalk Willem du ToitMaria Magdalena BothaView this family
March 3, 1765
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p246, a1b5c1d2.
Historical Event July 1776

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Note: Americans declare independece
War December 20, 1780

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

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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
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
Historical Event March 5, 1797

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809

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

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

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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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Hester Potgieter. She married Christoffel Botha, son of Theunis Botha and Maria Magdalena Snyman, on December 13, 1733. He was baptized on February 11, 1713.

      Children of Hester Potgieter and Christoffel Botha:

      1. Maria Magdalena Botha (1736)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Maria Magdalena Botha, daughter of Christoffel Botha and Hester Potgieter, was baptized on February 5, 1736. She married Schalk Willem du Toit (half-brother’s brother-in-law), son of Francois du Toit and Petronella van der Merwe, on March 3, 1765 in Cape Town, Western Cape. He was baptized on October 3, 1743 in Tulbagh, Western Cape and died on March 21, 1814 at the age of 70.