Maria Aletta Retief, 17781829 (aged 50 years)

Name
Maria Aletta /Retief/
Given names
Maria Aletta
Surname
Retief
Name
Maria Aletta /Conradie/
Type
married name
Birth July 5, 1778 35 30

Citation details: Retief, p357, b4c1d8.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 2 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 1 year)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
Baptism May 13, 1781 38 33 (aged 2 years)

Citation details: Retief, p357, b4c1d8.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 5 years)

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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

Death of a paternal grandfatherFrancois Retief
about 1789 (aged 10 years)

Citation details: Retief, p357, b4.
MarriagePieter Jacobus ConradieView this family
April 16, 1797 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: [2729] c2d4.
Citation details: Retief, p357, b4c1d8.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 20 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 16 years)

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

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
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 18 years)

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Death of a fatherFrancois Retief
June 10, 1807 (aged 28 years)

Citation details: Retief Pt 2, p10, b4c1 http://family.morkel.net/wp-content/uploads/Retief-Pt-2-Reconstructed-.pdf : accessed 25 Feb 2017.
Death of a sisterMartha Retief
December 7, 1813 (aged 35 years)

Citation details: Vol 1, p292, #7103, b8c1d1e1.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 37 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 30 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 33 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 40 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 41 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapma…

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.

Death of a motherMargaretha Joubert
October 23, 1821 (aged 43 years)

Citation details: Retief Pt 2, p10, b4c1 http://family.morkel.net/wp-content/uploads/Retief-Pt-2-Reconstructed-.pdf : accessed 25 Feb 2017.
Citation details: Vol 1, p292, #7102, b8c1d1.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 46 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Death May 30, 1829 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Retief, p357, b4c1d8.
Note

Niggie van die Voortrekker Pieter Retief, en is en op dieselfde dag as Pieter gedoop