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Maria Gerrits

Name
Maria Gerrits
Given names
Maria
Surname
Gerrits
Married name
Maria Brits
Epidemic March 16, 1713

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony
MarriageRudolph BritsView this family
December 5, 1722

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6.
Baptism of a sonHans Jacob Brits
January 2, 1729

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3.
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

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Baptism of a grandsonGerrit Brits
April 15, 1756

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3.
Historical Event July 1776

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Note: Americans declare independece
Marriage of a grandchildRudolph BritsJohanna Petronella OosthuizenView this family
May 21, 1780

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2.
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
Marriage of a grandchildGerrit BritsBarbara Maria RoetsView this family
March 7, 1784

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3.
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 grandchildRudolph BritsCornelia Margaretha NortjeView this family
September 23, 1792

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2.
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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Maria Gerrits. She married Rudolph Brits, son of Hans Jacob Brits and Dina Olivier, on December 5, 1722. He was baptized on October 24, 1702 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

      Children of Maria Gerrits and Rudolph Brits:

      1. Hans Jacob Brits (1729)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Hans Jacob Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Maria Gerrits, was baptized on January 2, 1729. He married Hester Engela van der Heiden.

      Children of Hans Jacob Brits and Hester Engela van der Heiden:

      1. Rudolph Brits
      2. Gerrit Brits (1756)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Rudolph Brits, son of Hans Jacob Brits and Hester Engela van der Heiden. He married 2 times. The first time he married Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen on May 21, 1780. The second time he married Cornelia Margaretha Nortje on September 23, 1792.

      Children of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen:

      1. Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits (17811864)
      2. Rudolph Marthinus Brits (17821868)
    2. Gerrit Brits, son of Hans Jacob Brits and Hester Engela van der Heiden, was baptized on April 15, 1756. He married Barbara Maria Roets on March 7, 1784.

      Children of Gerrit Brits and Barbara Maria Roets:

      1. Johannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits (17901875)
      2. Johannes Jacobus Brits (1792)
      3. Margaretha Elizabeth Brits (1806)