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Huibrecht Brand

Name
Huibrecht Brand
Given names
Huibrecht
Surname
Brand
Married name
Huibrecht Brits
Epidemic March 16, 1713

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony
MarriageChristoffel SmitView this family
before 1740

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6.
Death of a husbandChristoffel Smit
before 1740

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6.
MarriageRudolph BritsView this family
January 17, 1740

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6.
Baptism of a sonRudolph Johannes Brits
March 12, 1741

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p449, b6c7.
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 childRudolph Johannes BritsGeertruida van EckView this family
May 1, 1768

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p449, b6c7.
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
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Brits
November 24, 1782

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d6.
War 1784

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
Baptism of a granddaughterDina Carolina Brits
February 3, 1785
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d7.
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 grandchildJohannes Jacobus Frederik BritsMaria Magdalena BritsView this family
June 28, 1799

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d6.
Marriage of a grandchildRudolph Marthinus BritsDina Carolina BritsView this family
January 11, 1801
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d7.
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

Source: Wikipedia
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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Huibrecht Brand. She married 2 times. The first time she married Christoffel Smit before 1740. He died before 1740. The second time she married Rudolph Brits, son of Hans Jacob Brits and Dina Olivier, on January 17, 1740. He was baptized on October 24, 1702 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

      Children of Huibrecht Brand and Rudolph Brits:

      1. Rudolph Johannes Brits (1741)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Rudolph Johannes Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Huibrecht Brand, was baptized on March 12, 1741. He married Geertruida van Eck on May 1, 1768.

      Children of Rudolph Johannes Brits and Geertruida van Eck:

      1. Maria Magdalena Brits (1782)
      2. Dina Carolina Brits (1785)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Maria Magdalena Brits, daughter of Rudolph Johannes Brits and Geertruida van Eck, was baptized on November 24, 1782. She married Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits (brother-in-law), son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, on June 28, 1799. He was baptized on October 20, 1781 and died on May 11, 1864 in Boshof, Free State at the age of 82.

    2. Dina Carolina Brits, daughter of Rudolph Johannes Brits and Geertruida van Eck, was baptized on February 3, 1785 in Paarl, Western Cape. She married Rudolph Marthinus Brits (brother-in-law), son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, on January 11, 1801 in Cape Town, Western Cape. He was born calculated June 10, 1782 and died on November 1, 1868 in Zuurfontein, Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State.

      Children of Dina Carolina Brits and Rudolph Marthinus Brits:

      1. Jan Brits (18031869)