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Gerrit Brits1756

Name
Gerrit Brits
Given names
Gerrit
Surname
Brits
Baptism April 15, 1756

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3.
Historical Event July 1776 (Age 20 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
Marriage of a siblingRudolph BritsJohanna Petronella OosthuizenView this family
May 21, 1780 (Age 24 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2.
War December 20, 1780 (Age 24 years)

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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 (Age 23 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
MarriageBarbara Maria RoetsView this family
March 7, 1784 (Age 27 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3.
War 1784 (Age 27 years)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 32 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Baptism of a sonJohannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits
February 21, 1790 (Age 33 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4.
Marriage of a siblingRudolph BritsCornelia Margaretha NortjeView this family
September 23, 1792 (Age 36 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2.
Baptism of a sonJohannes Jacobus Brits
November 4, 1792 (Age 36 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p449, b6c3d3e6.
Historical Event 1795 (Age 38 years)

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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 (Age 40 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
Baptism of a daughterMargaretha Elizabeth Brits
May 11, 1806 (Age 50 years)

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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 (Age 52 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 55 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Marriage of a childJohannes Jacobus BritsAnna Maria BothaView this family
May 22, 1814 (Age 58 years)
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 childJohannes Nicolaas “Johan” BritsAnna Johanna WilkenView this family
October 30, 1815 (Age 59 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4.
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 47 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Elizabeth Catharina Brits
July 9, 1816 (Age 60 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4f1.
Baptism of a granddaughterElizabeth Catharina Brits
December 7, 1816 (Age 60 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4f1.
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 62 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 63 years)

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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 childAdam Adriaan van NiekerkMargaretha Elizabeth BritsView this family
October 8, 1821 (Age 65 years)
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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.
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Magdalena Catharina Gesina Brits
December 28, 1823 (Age 67 years)

Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c7d1e1f4.
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Catharina Gesina Brits
January 9, 1824 (Age 67 years)
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c7d1e1f4.
Birth of a grandson
#3
Roedolph Johannes van Niekerk
August 26, 1824 (Age 68 years)

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Citation details: van Niekerk, p213, b2c3d3e3f2.
Economic Event 1825 (Age 68 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Baptism of a grandsonRoedolph Johannes van Niekerk
February 26, 1825 (Age 68 years)
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Citation details: van Niekerk, p213, b2c3d3e3f2.
Marriage of a grandchildRudolph Marthinus BritsElizabeth Catharina BritsView this family
October 6, 1833 (Age 77 years)
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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
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Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4f1.
Historical Event 1835 (Age 78 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844 (Age 87 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Death of a granddaughterElizabeth Catharina Brits
December 27, 1857 (Age 101 years)

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Citation details: Brits, p447, b6c3d2e3.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 100 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 104 years)

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Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 95 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 97 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Economic Event 1865 (Age 108 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 110 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 117 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Death of a sonJohannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits
April 7, 1875 (Age 118 years)
Address: Roodekoppies, Transvaal
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Brits, p448, b6c3d3e4.
Text:

† Roodekoppies (tans Brits) Tvl.

  1. Generation 1
    1. 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)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. 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)
    2. 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)
    3. 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)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Elizabeth Catharina Brits, daughter of Johannes Nicolaas “Johan” Brits and Anna Johanna Wilken, was born on July 9, 1816 and died on December 27, 1857 at the age of 41. She married Rudolph Marthinus Brits (first cousin once removed ascending), son of Rudolph Brits and Johanna Petronella Oosthuizen, on October 6, 1833 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. He was born calculated June 10, 1782 and died on November 1, 1868 in Zuurfontein, Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State.

    2. Magdalena Catharina Gesina Brits, daughter of Johannes Jacobus Brits and Anna Maria Botha, was born on December 28, 1823. She married Albertus Hendrik Adriaan du Toit (uncle’s great-aunt’s great-great-nephew), son of Francois Jacobus “Frans” du Toit and Elsie Susanna Grobbelaar, on September 11, 1879 in Boshof, Free State. He was born on October 2, 1810 and died on March 14, 1885 in Varkfontein, Dist. Boshof, Free State at the age of 74.

    3. Roedolph Johannes van Niekerk, son of Adam Adriaan van Niekerk and Margaretha Elizabeth Brits, was born on August 26, 1824. He married Aletta Maria van Niekerk (second cousin), daughter of Jan Albert van Niekerk and Aletta Margaretha van der Merwe,. She was born on February 28, 1826 and died on March 27, 1886 in Edenburg, Free State at the age of 60.

      Children of Roedolph Johannes van Niekerk and Aletta Maria van Niekerk:

      1. Margaretha Elizabeth van Niekerk (18551936)