Martha Retief, 17651813 (aged 47 years)

Name
Martha /Retief/
Given names
Martha
Surname
Retief
Name
Martha /Naudé/
Type
married name
Birth December 18, 1765 22 17

Citation details: Retief, p357, b4c1d1.
Citation details: Vol 1, p292, #7103, b8c1d1e1.
Baptism December 29, 1765 22 17 (aged 11 days)

Citation details: Retief, p357, b4c1d1.
Citation details: Vol 1, p292, #7103, b8c1d1e1.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMartha Margaretha du Toit
before June 16, 1771 (aged 5 years)

Citation details: Joubert, p163, b8c1.
Citation details: Vol 1, p292, #7101, b8c1.
Death of a maternal grandfatherPieter Jacobus Joubert
May 12, 1776 (aged 10 years)
Citation details: Vol 1, p292, #7101, b8c1.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 10 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Marais
May 24, 1777 (aged 11 years)

Citation details: Retief, p357, b4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 15 years)

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: [Wikipedia](https:/…

French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 14 years)

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikip…

The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 18 years)

Note: Consequence of signing the [Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Pa…

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

Death of a paternal grandfatherFrancois Retief
about 1789 (aged 23 years)

Citation details: Retief, p357, b4.
MarriageJacob NaudéView this family
April 6, 1794 (aged 28 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p390, b4c7d2e1.
Citation details: Retief, p357, b4c1d1.
Citation details: Death notice: Margaretha Johanna NAUDÉ (1854), MOOC 6/9/65 #2353, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C91M-K?mode=g&i=238&cat=331262 image 239/2120 : accessed 11 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 33 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 29 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 31 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a fatherFrancois Retief
June 10, 1807 (aged 41 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 husbandJacob Naudé
June 5, 1813 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Naudé, p17, b1c1.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 49 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 43 years)

Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org…

A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region. Source: Wikipedia

Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 46 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death December 7, 1813 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Vol 1, p292, #7103, b8c1d1e1.