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Rudolph Marthinus BritsAge: 86 years17821868

Name
Rudolph Marthinus Brits
Given names
Rudolph Marthinus
Surname
Brits
Birth calculated June 10, 1782

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rudolph Marthinus BRITS (1868), VAB MHG B208, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DNS5-48?i=351&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Baptism November 9, 1783 (Age 16 months)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
War 1784 (Age 18 months)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
Marriage of a parentRudolph BritsCornelia Margaretha NortjeView this family
September 23, 1792 (Age 10 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2.
Historical Event 1795 (Age 12 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 14 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Marriage of a siblingJohannes Jacobus Frederik BritsMaria Magdalena BritsView this family
June 28, 1799 (Age 17 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
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Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d6.
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 6 years)

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Note: French Revolution
MarriageDina Carolina BritsView this family
January 11, 1801 (Age 18 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
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Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d7.
Birth of a son
#1
Jan Brits
October 21, 1803 (Age 21 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 20 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Baptism of a sonJan Brits
February 5, 1804 (Age 21 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2.
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 26 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 29 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 36 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 37 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 siblingJohannes Jacobus Frederik BritsCatharina Elizabeth van der LindeView this family
January 2, 1825 (Age 42 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: van der Linde, p121, b3c3d13.
Marriage of a childJan BritsAnna Cecilia MeyburghView this family
January 21, 1825 (Age 42 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.
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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
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Citation details: Myburgh, p761, b2c5d4e2f3.
Economic Event 1825 (Age 42 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 45 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Brits
March 9, 1828 (Age 45 years)
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MarriageElizabeth Catharina BritsView this family
October 6, 1833 (Age 51 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
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Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4f1.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 52 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a grandson
#2
Gert Roelof Brits
September 12, 1836 (Age 54 years)

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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
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CAL SEP 1836

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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Baptism of a grandsonGert Roelof Brits
February 5, 1837 (Age 54 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g6.
Town founded 1844 (Age 61 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 66 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2.
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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 75 years) Husband: 21 years Wife: 17 years
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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
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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
Death of a wifeElizabeth Catharina Brits
December 27, 1857 (Age 75 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 74 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Death of a brotherJohannes Jacobus Frederik Brits
May 11, 1864 (Age 81 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 78 years)

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Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 69 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 71 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
Economic Event 1865 (Age 82 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 84 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Death November 1, 1868 (Age 86 years) Age: 86 years 4 months 21 days
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rudolph Marthinus BRITS (1868), VAB MHG B208, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DNS5-48?i=351&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
  1. Generation 1
    1. Rudolph Marthinus Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, was born calculated June 10, 1782 and died on November 1, 1868 in Zuurfontein, Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State. He married 2 times. The first time he married Dina Carolina Brits (sister-in-law), daughter of Rudolph Johannes Brits and Geertruida van Eck, on January 11, 1801 in Cape Town, Western Cape. She was baptized on February 3, 1785 in Paarl, Western Cape. The second time he married Elizabeth Catharina Brits (first cousin once removed descending), daughter of Johannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits and Anna Johanna Wilken, on October 6, 1833 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on July 9, 1816 and died on December 27, 1857 at the age of 41.

      Children of Rudolph Marthinus Brits and Dina Carolina Brits:

      1. Jan Brits (18031869)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Jan Brits, son of Rudolph Marthinus Brits and Dina Carolina Brits, was born on October 21, 1803 and died on August 3, 1869 at the age of 65. He married Anna Cecilia Meyburgh (uncle’s grandson’s son-in-law’s wife’s great-aunt), daughter of Jacobus Myburgh and Martha du Plessis, on January 21, 1825 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was born calculated May 1808 and died on November 15, 1896 in Doornhoek, Boshof, Free State.

      Children of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh:

      1. Jacobus Brits (1828)
      2. Gert Roelof Brits (18361912)
  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