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Johannes Jacobus Frederik BritsAge: 82 years17811864

Name
Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits
Given names
Johannes Jacobus Frederik
Surname
Brits
Baptism October 20, 1781

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
Birth of a brotherRudolph Marthinus Brits
calculated June 10, 1782 (Age 7 months)

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 of a brotherRudolph Marthinus Brits
November 9, 1783 (Age 2 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
War 1784 (Age 2 years)

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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.
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 7 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 13 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 15 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
MarriageMaria Magdalena BritsView this family
June 28, 1799 (Age 17 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d6.
Marriage of a siblingRudolph Marthinus BritsDina Carolina BritsView this family
January 11, 1801 (Age 19 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
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Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d7.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 21 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 27 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 30 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 38 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
MarriageCatharina Elizabeth van der LindeView this family
January 2, 1825 (Age 43 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.
Economic Event 1825 (Age 43 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a daughter
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Cecilia Helena Christina Brits
July 29, 1827 (Age 45 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e1f15.
Baptism of a daughterCecilia Helena Christina Brits
October 21, 1827 (Age 46 years)
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Marriage of a siblingRudolph Marthinus BritsElizabeth 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 53 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844 (Age 62 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a childJacobus BritsCecilia Helena Christina BritsView this family
February 26, 1849 (Age 67 years)
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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
Birth of a grandson
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Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits
June 26, 1850 (Age 68 years)

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Citation details: Marrage: Jan Johannes Rudolf BRITS and Dina Carolina BOTHA (1870), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TD-ZGW?cc=1910846&wc=39ZX-L29%3A183083201%2C183099001%2C183104101 : 21 May 2014), Free State > Bloemfontein > Marriages 1870-1890 > image 6 of 828; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 1 Dec 2019
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Baptism of a grandsonJan Johannes Rudolf Brits
May 19, 1851 (Age 69 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3f2g2h1.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 75 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 79 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 70 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 72 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 May 11, 1864 (Age 82 years)
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
  1. Generation 1
    1. Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, was baptized on October 20, 1781 and died on May 11, 1864 in Boshof, Free State at the age of 82. He married 2 times. The first time he married Maria Magdalena Brits (sister-in-law), daughter of Rudolph Johannes Brits and Geertruida van Eck, on June 28, 1799. She was baptized on November 24, 1782. The second time he married Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde (niece-in-law’s aunt’s father-in-law’s niece), daughter of Gerrit van der Linde and Cecilia du Plessis, on January 2, 1825 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was baptized on November 25, 1801.

      Children of Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits and Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde:

      1. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits (1827)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, daughter of Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits and Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde, was born on July 29, 1827. She married Jacobus Brits (first cousin once removed descending), son of Jan Brits and Anna Cecilia Meyburgh, on February 26, 1849 in Colesberg, Northern Cape. He was born on January 12, 1828.

      Children of Cecilia Helena Christina Brits and Jacobus Brits:

      1. Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits (1850)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits, son of Jacobus Brits and Cecilia Helena Christina Brits, was born on June 26, 1850. He married Dina Carolina Botha (uncle’s son-in-law’s step-mother), daughter of Jacob Pieter Botha and Anna Cecilia Brits, on March 7, 1870 in Bloemfontein, Free State. She was born calculated October 1852 in Free State and died on February 7, 1923 in Bloemfontein, Free State.

      Children of Jan Johannes Rudolf Brits and Dina Carolina Botha:

      1. Jacobus Brits
      2. Anna Cecilia Brits (18721901)
      3. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits