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Gerrit Willemse

Name
Gerrit Willemse
Given names
Gerrit
Surname
Willemse
Historical Event April 1688

Source: Wikipedia
Note: French Huguenot refugees arrive after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape Colony settles the Huguenot refugees in the present day Drakenstein, Franschhoek and Wellington areas which were beyond the Cape Colony and belonged to the Khoikhoi people
Epidemic March 16, 1713

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony
Birth of a son
#1
Gerrit Nieuwoudt
December 17, 1716

Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Steenkamp, p147, b2.
Text:

ABT 1722

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1.
Not marriedJohanna “Anna” van WykView this family
yes

Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Mansell G. Upham, "Was Gerrit Nieuwoudt really a NIEUWOUDT?", Capensis [Gerrit Nieuwoudt] 3/2001 (Augst 2001). Sourced from http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/exhibits/was-gerrit-nieuwoudt-really-a-nieuwoudt.pdf : accessed 5 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1.
Text:

...haar vorige man, Gerrit Willemse...

Baptism of a sonGerrit Nieuwoudt
May 2, 1717
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1.
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Mansell G. Upham, "Was Gerrit Nieuwoudt really a NIEUWOUDT?", Capensis [Gerrit Nieuwoudt] 3/2001 (Augst 2001). Sourced from http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/exhibits/was-gerrit-nieuwoudt-really-a-nieuwoudt.pdf : accessed 5 Dec 2019
Adoption of a sonGerrit Nieuwoudt
after 1717

Adoption: Adopted by father
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1.
Publication: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project.
Citation details: Mansell G. Upham, "Was Gerrit Nieuwoudt really a NIEUWOUDT?", Capensis [Gerrit Nieuwoudt] 3/2001 (Augst 2001). Sourced from http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/exhibits/was-gerrit-nieuwoudt-really-a-nieuwoudt.pdf : accessed 5 Dec 2019
Marriage of a childGerrit NieuwoudtJohanna SteenkampView this family
April 26, 1739
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p283, b8c13.
Publication: Vol. 12, So-Sz (2005) ISBN: 0-7972-1032-6
Citation details: Steenkamp, p147, b2.
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1.
Text:

Hy x Drakenstein 6.4.1739 Johanna STEENKAMP

Birth of a grandson
#1
Jan Harmen Nieuwoudt
February 5, 1740
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Baptism of a grandsonJan Harmen Nieuwoudt
February 28, 1740
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Baptism of a grandsonJeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt
June 28, 1744
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p329, b1c3.
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Gesina Maria “Geesje” Nieuwoudt
May 25, 1746

Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p283, b8c13.
Baptism of a granddaughterGesina Maria “Geesje” Nieuwoudt
August 7, 1746
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p283, b8c13.
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
Marriage of a grandchildJan Harmen NieuwoudtMaria Cecilia van KerkenView this family
November 27, 1768

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Marriage of a grandchildCharl du ToitGesina Maria “Geesje” NieuwoudtView this family
February 4, 1770
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Du Plessis, p140, b1c5d16.
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p283, b8c13.
Marriage of a grandchildJan Harmen NieuwoudtMaria Margaretha WolfaardtView this family
June 27, 1773

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Marriage of a grandchildJeremias Cornelis NieuwoudtJacoba BotmaView this family
August 20, 1775
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p329, b1c3.
Historical Event July 1776

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Americans declare independece
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

Source: Wikipedia
Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
War from 1789 to 1799

Source: Wikipedia
Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795

Source: Wikipedia
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
Death of a sonGerrit Nieuwoudt
about 1797

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1.
Historical Event March 5, 1797

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of Gerrit Willemse and Johanna “Anna” van Wyk:

      1. Gerrit Nieuwoudt (17161797)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Gerrit Nieuwoudt, son of Gerrit Willemse and Johanna “Anna” van Wyk, was born on December 17, 1716 and died about 1797. He married Johanna Steenkamp (great-niece’s sister-in-law’s great-grandfather’s daughter), daughter of Jan “Harmensz” Steenkamp and Geesje “Gesina” Visser, on April 26, 1739 in Drakenstein, Western Cape. She was baptized on October 4, 1716.

      Children of Gerrit Nieuwoudt and Johanna Steenkamp:

      1. Jan Harmen Nieuwoudt (17401822)
      2. Jeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt (17441811)
      3. Gesina Maria “Geesje” Nieuwoudt (1746)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Jan Harmen Nieuwoudt, son of Gerrit Nieuwoudt and Johanna Steenkamp, was born on February 5, 1740 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape and died on January 12, 1822 in Clanwilliam, Western Cape at the age of 81. He married 2 times. The first time he married Maria Cecilia van Kerken (brother-in-law’s uncle’s great-grandson’s father-in-law’s mother), daughter of Gerrit van Kerken and Cecilia Vivier, on November 27, 1768. She was baptized on July 19, 1739 and died on May 27, 1770 at the age of 30. The second time he married Maria Margaretha Wolfaardt on June 27, 1773. She was born on October 26, 1754 in Wagenmakersvallei, Dist. Paarl, Western Cape and died on April 30, 1844 in Clanwilliam, Western Cape at the age of 89.

      Children of Jan Harmen Nieuwoudt and Maria Cecilia van Kerken:

      1. Gerrit Nieuwoudt (17691771)

      Children of Jan Harmen Nieuwoudt and Maria Margaretha Wolfaardt:

      1. Regina Barbara Nieuwoudt (1774)
      2. George Sebastiaan Nieuwoudt (17881856)
    2. Jeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt, son of Gerrit Nieuwoudt and Johanna Steenkamp, was baptized on June 28, 1744 in Drakenstein, Western Cape and died on May 18, 1811 at the age of 66. He married Jacoba Botma, daughter of Johannes Arnoldus Botma and Jacoba Keyser, on August 20, 1775 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. She was born on May 25, 1757.

      Children of Jeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt and Jacoba Botma:

      1. Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt (17871859)
    3. Gesina Maria “Geesje” Nieuwoudt, daughter of Gerrit Nieuwoudt and Johanna Steenkamp, was born on May 25, 1746. She married Charl du Toit (aunt’s son-in-law’s great-great-uncle’s son), son of Stephanus du Toit and Deborah Marais, on February 4, 1770 in Paarl, Western Cape. He was baptized on May 25, 1749 in Paarl, Western Cape and died about 1806.

      Children of Gesina Maria “Geesje” Nieuwoudt and Charl du Toit:

      1. Gesina Maria du Toit (17831844)