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Gerrit van Kerken

Name
Gerrit van Kerken
Given names
Gerrit
Surname
van Kerken
MarriageCecilia VivierView this family
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Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Epidemic March 16, 1713

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony
Baptism of a daughterMaria Cecilia van Kerken
July 19, 1739

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
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 childChristiaan Gerhardus RaspMaria Cecilia van KerkenView this family
January 27, 1760

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Rasp, p112, b2.
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Baptism of a grandsonChristiaan Gerhardus Rasp
September 21, 1766

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Rasp, p112, b2c5.
Marriage of a childJan Harmen NieuwoudtMaria Cecilia van KerkenView this family
November 27, 1768

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Birth of a grandson
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Gerrit Nieuwoudt
July 22, 1769

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1d1.
Baptism of a grandsonGerrit Nieuwoudt
August 6, 1769
Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1d1.
Death of a daughterMaria Cecilia van Kerken
May 27, 1770

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1.
Death of a grandsonGerrit Nieuwoudt
May 3, 1771

Publication: Vol. 6, N (2000) ISBN:
Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p320, b1c1d1.
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
Marriage of a grandchildChristiaan Gerhardus RaspAnna Lasya Johanna JanseView this family
January 11, 1789

Publication: Vol. 9, Ra-Ron (2003) ISBN: 0-7972-0961-1
Citation details: Rasp, p112, b2c5.
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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of Gerrit van Kerken and Cecilia Vivier:

      1. Maria Cecilia van Kerken (17391770)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Maria Cecilia van Kerken, daughter of Gerrit van Kerken and Cecilia Vivier, was baptized on July 19, 1739 and died on May 27, 1770 at the age of 30. She married 2 times. The first time she married Christiaan Gerhardus Rasp (brother-in-law’s step-sister’s step-son’s father-in-law), son of Christiaan Rasp and Geertruyd Nauta, on January 27, 1760. He was baptized on December 14, 1721. The second time she married Jan Harmen Nieuwoudt (granddaughter’s son-in-law’s uncle’s first cousin), son of Gerrit Nieuwoudt and Johanna Steenkamp, on November 27, 1768. He 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.

      Children of Maria Cecilia van Kerken and Christiaan Gerhardus Rasp:

      1. Christiaan Gerhardus Rasp (1766)

      Children of Maria Cecilia van Kerken and Jan Harmen Nieuwoudt:

      1. Gerrit Nieuwoudt (17691771)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Christiaan Gerhardus Rasp, son of Christiaan Gerhardus Rasp and Maria Cecilia van Kerken, was baptized on September 21, 1766. He married Anna Lasya Johanna Janse on January 11, 1789.

      Children of Christiaan Gerhardus Rasp and Anna Lasya Johanna Janse:

      1. Alida Elizabeth Johanna Rasp (17961829)