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Johannes Arnoldus Botma

Name
Johannes Arnoldus Botma
Given names
Johannes Arnoldus
Surname
Botma
MarriageJacoba KeyserView this family
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Citation details: Nieuwoudt, p329, b1c3.
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
Birth of a daughter
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Jacoba Botma
May 25, 1757

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Baptism of a daughterJacoba Botma
October 9, 1757

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Marriage of a childJeremias Cornelis NieuwoudtJacoba BotmaView this family
August 20, 1775
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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
Birth of a grandson
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Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt
December 14, 1787
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Baptism of a grandsonHeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt
November 26, 1788
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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
Marriage of a grandchildHeremias Cornelis NieuwoudtJannetjie Sophia “Johanna” BockView this family
February 7, 1808
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Citation details: Death notice: Jannetjie Sophia BOCK (1840), MOOC 6/9/20 #4196, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQPH-5?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 June 2018), 007844936 > image 110 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 7 Dec 2019
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
Economic Event 1825

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
  1. Generation 1
    1. Children of Johannes Arnoldus Botma and Jacoba Keyser:

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

      Children of Jacoba Botma and Jeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt:

      1. Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt (17871859)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt, son of Jeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt and Jacoba Botma, was born on December 14, 1787 in Klynfontein, Clanwilliam, Western Cape and died on March 4, 1859 in Dist. Calvinia, Northern Cape at the age of 71. He married 3 times. The first time he married Jannetjie Sophia “Johanna” Bock, daughter of Michiel Nicolaas Bok and Johanna Sophia “Jannetjie” Steenkamp, on February 7, 1808 in Tulbagh, Western Cape. She was born on March 29, 1790 in Groenrivier, Onder-Bokkeveld, Dist. Clanwilliam, Western Cape and died on February 27, 1840 in Groenrivier, Onder-Bokkeveld, Dist. Clanwilliam, Western Cape at the age of 49. The second time he married Sophia Maria Jacoba van der Merwe (uncle’s step-mother’s great-great-niece), daughter of Willem Schalk van der Merwe and Anna Louisa Jacobs, on May 16, 1841 in Clanwilliam, Western Cape. She was born on May 6, 1812 in Tulbagh, Western Cape and died on November 20, 1842 in Onder-Bokkeveld, Calvinia, Northern Cape at the age of 30. The third time he married Maria Magdalena van Zyl, daughter of Gideon van Zyl and Catharina Johanna Kriel, on June 9, 1845 in Drooge Rivier, Clanwilliam, Western Cape. She was born in Kruisfontein, , and died on March 13, 1864 in Modderfontein, , .

      Children of Heremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt and Jannetjie Sophia “Johanna” Bock:

      1. Gerrit Christiaan Jacobus “Gert” Nieuwoudt (18131847)