Pieter du Plessis, 1716

Name
Pieter /du Plessis/
Given names
Pieter
Surname
du Plessis
Baptism March 8, 1716 28 24 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1c1.
MarriageElsie OosthuizenView this family
October 8, 1735 (aged 19 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1c1.
Death of a motherCecilia van Marseveen
September 18, 1736 (aged 20 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1.
Death of a fatherCharl Prieur du Plessis
September 18, 1737 (aged 21 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1.
MarriageCatharina OlivierView this family
December 2, 1742 (aged 26 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1c1.
Citation details: Olivier, p83, a1b2c3.
Death of a wifeCatharina Olivier
April 8, 1744 (aged 28 years)

Citation details: Olivier, p83, a1b2c3.
MarriageFrancina MareeView this family
April 17, 1745 (aged 29 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p353, b4c6.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1c1.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 37 years)

Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 39 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: [Wikipedia](https:…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childCarel TheronSusanna du PlessisView this family
August 28, 1763 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: p13, no 7.
Text:

1763, den 28 August Charel Theron van Cabo de Goede hoop, jongman burger aan Stellenbosch met Susanna du Plesies van Cabo voorm:, jonge dogter

Citation details: Deel 2, p353, b4c6.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p133, b1c1d3.
Baptism of a grandsonPetrus Johannes Theron
January 6, 1765 (aged 48 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d1.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Francina Theron
September 28, 1766 (aged 50 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d2.
Baptism of a granddaughterMagdalena Petronella Theron
September 4, 1768 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d3.
Birth of a grandsonCarel Wynand Theron
March 19, 1772 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
Baptism of a grandsonCarel Wynand Theron
April 18, 1772 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
Baptism of a grandsonThomas Phillipus Theron
October 20, 1774 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p371, b4c6d5.
Death of a grandsonThomas Phillipus Theron
May 14, 1775 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p371, b4c6d5.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 60 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 64 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 63 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

Marriage of a granddaughterPetrus Johannes TheronJohanna Maria NieuwoudtView this family
May 2, 1784 (aged 68 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d1.
Citation details: Marriage: Petrus Johannes THERON and Johanna Maria NIEUWOUD (1784), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SR6-X?i=87&cat=244034 : accessed 8 Aug 2019
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 67 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 granddaughterAnna Francina Theron
August 31, 1786 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d2.
Marriage of a granddaughterAndries de WetMagdalena Petronella TheronView this family
December 6, 1789 (aged 73 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p4, b2c4d6.
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d3.
Citation details: p47, no 8.
Text:

1789, den 6 Decembr: Andreas de Wet van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger aan Stellenbosch Met Magdalena Petronelle Theron van Cabo voornd:, jonge dogter

Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Helena THERON (1838), MOOC 6/9/12 #2696, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MGZ8?i=753 images 754/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a granddaughterCarel Wynand TheronSara RouxView this family
October 3, 1790 (aged 74 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna THERON (1841), MOOC 6/9/24 #5195, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQY8-4?i=1212&cat=331262 image 1213/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 82 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 78 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 80 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 99 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 92 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 95 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a granddaughterCarel Wynand TheronMagdalena Cornelia JoosteView this family
March 2, 1816 (aged 99 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
Citation details: p96, no 12.
Text:

1816, Den 2 Maart Charl Wyn:d Theron met Magdalena Cornelia Jooste

Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 102 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Death of a grandsonCarel Wynand Theron
August 8, 1820 (aged 104 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d4.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 103 years)

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

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. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 108 years)

Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: *Rijsksdaalder*) is converted into the British sterling. Source: [Wikipedia](http…

Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a grandsonPetrus Johannes Theron
April 18, 1834 (aged 118 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p354, b4c6d1.
Citation details: Death notice: Petrus Johannes THERON (1834), MOOC 6/9/1 #70, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQJ-6CHN?i=77&cat=331262 image 78/2202 : accessed 4 March 2017
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 118 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death
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