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Hester Engela van der Heiden

Name
Hester Engela van der Heiden
Given names
Hester Engela
Surname
van der Heiden
Married name
Hester Engela Brits
MarriageHans Jacob BritsView this family
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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

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Baptism of a sonGerrit 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 childRudolph 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
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Jacobus Frederik Brits
October 20, 1781

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
Birth of a grandson
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Rudolph Marthinus Brits
calculated June 10, 1782

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rudolph Marthinus BRITS (1868), VAB MHG B208, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DNS5-48?i=351&cat=195564 : accessed 1 Dec 2019
Baptism of a grandsonRudolph Marthinus Brits
November 9, 1783

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Marriage of a childGerrit 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
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits
February 21, 1790

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4.
Marriage of a childRudolph 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
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Jacobus Brits
November 4, 1792

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p449, b6c3d3e6.
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
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
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Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d7.
Marriage of a grandchildJohannes Jacobus BritsAnna Maria BothaView this family
May 22, 1814
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c7d1e1f4.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p449, b6c3d3e6.
Marriage of a grandchildJohannes Nicolaas “Johan” BritsAnna Johanna WilkenView this family
October 30, 1815
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Baptism of a granddaughterMargaretha Elizabeth Brits
May 11, 1806

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Citation details: van Niekerk, p213, b2c3d3e3.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d3e5.
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
Marriage of a grandchildAdam Adriaan van NiekerkMargaretha Elizabeth BritsView this family
October 8, 1821
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Citation details: van Niekerk, p213, b2c3d3e3.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p450, b6c7d3e5.
Marriage of a grandchildJohannes Jacobus Frederik BritsCatharina Elizabeth van der LindeView this family
January 2, 1825
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Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
Publication: Vol 5, L-M (1999) ISBN: 0-7972-0732-5
Citation details: van der Linde, p121, b3c3d13.
Economic Event 1825

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Marriage of a grandchildRudolph Marthinus BritsElizabeth Catharina BritsView this family
October 6, 1833
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4f1.
Historical Event 1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
  1. Generation 1
    1. Hester Engela van der Heiden. She married Hans Jacob Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Maria Gerrits,. He was baptized on January 2, 1729.

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

      1. Rudolph Brits
      2. Gerrit Brits (1756)
  2. Generation 2back 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)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, was baptized on October 20, 1781 and died on May 11, 1864 in Boshof, Free State at the age of 82. He married 2 times. The first time he married Maria Magdalena Brits (sister-in-law), daughter of Rudolph Johannes Brits and Geertruida van Eck, on June 28, 1799. She was baptized on November 24, 1782. The second time he married Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde (niece-in-law’s aunt’s father-in-law’s niece), daughter of Gerrit van der Linde and Cecilia du Plessis, on January 2, 1825 in Cradock, Eastern Cape. She was baptized on November 25, 1801.

      Children of Johannes Jacobus Frederik Brits and Catharina Elizabeth van der Linde:

      1. Cecilia Helena Christina Brits (1827)
    2. Rudolph Marthinus Brits, son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, was born calculated June 10, 1782 and died on November 1, 1868 in Zuurfontein, Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State. He married 2 times. The first time he married Dina Carolina Brits (sister-in-law), daughter of Rudolph Johannes Brits and Geertruida van Eck, on January 11, 1801 in Cape Town, Western Cape. She was baptized on February 3, 1785 in Paarl, Western Cape. The second time he married Elizabeth Catharina Brits (first cousin once removed descending), daughter of Johannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits and Anna Johanna Wilken, on October 6, 1833 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born on July 9, 1816 and died on December 27, 1857 at the age of 41.

      Children of Rudolph Marthinus Brits and Dina Carolina Brits:

      1. Jan Brits (18031869)
    3. Johannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits, son of Gerrit Brits and Barbara Maria Roets, was baptized on February 21, 1790 and died on April 7, 1875 in Brits, North West Province at the age of 85. He married Anna Johanna Wilken on October 30, 1815 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.

      Children of Johannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits and Anna Johanna Wilken:

      1. Elizabeth Catharina Brits (18161857)
    4. Johannes Jacobus Brits, son of Gerrit Brits and Barbara Maria Roets, was baptized on November 4, 1792. He married Anna Maria Botha, daughter of Theunis Johannes Botha and Magdalena Gesina Roets, on May 22, 1814 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. She was born calculated January 16, 1799 and died on June 14, 1880 in Gemsboksfontein, , .

      Children of Johannes Jacobus Brits and Anna Maria Botha:

      1. Magdalena Catharina Gesina Brits (1823)
    5. Margaretha Elizabeth Brits, daughter of Gerrit Brits and Barbara Maria Roets, was baptized on May 11, 1806. She married Adam Adriaan van Niekerk (niece’s mother-in-law’s great-uncle’s great-nephew), son of Gerrit van Niekerk and Maria Adriana Tas, on October 8, 1821 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was baptized on November 14, 1802.

      Children of Margaretha Elizabeth Brits and Adam Adriaan van Niekerk:

      1. Roedolph Johannes van Niekerk (1824)