Hilletjie Botes,

Name
Hilletjie /Botes/
Given names
Hilletjie
Surname
Botes
Name
Hilletjie /van der Westhuyzen/
Type
married name
MarriageJohannes van der WesthuyzenView this family
Yes

Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d2.
Historical Event
Census
1754

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

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

Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776

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

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

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

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

Marriage of a childPetrus Jacobus TheronAnna Maria van der WesthuyzenView this family
October 14, 1787

Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d2.
Citation details: Death notice: Petrus Jacobus THERON (1858), MOOC 6/9/83 #5300, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS7H-T?mode=g&i=1309&cat=331262 image 1310/2166 : accessed 13 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
calculated July 23, 1788
Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d2e1.
Text:

1788

Citation details: Death notice: Petrus Jacobus THERON (1858), MOOC 6/9/83 #5300, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS7H-T?mode=g&i=1309&cat=331262 image 1310/2166 : accessed 13 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Based on age at death
Baptism of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
October 12, 1788

Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d2e1.
Birth of a grandsonJohannes Theron
calculated March 30, 1790
Citation details: Death notice: Johannes THERON (1858), MOOC 6/9/84 #5594, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSWC-H?mode=g&cat=331262 image 1619/2166 : accessed 13 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Based on age at death. His mother dies 16 April 1790.
Death of a daughterAnna Maria van der Westhuyzen
April 16, 1790
Citation details: Deel 2, p107, b4c1d2.
Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Theron
August 29, 1790

Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

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

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

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes TheronChristina BotmaView this family
October 3, 1812
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Citation details: p83, no 36.
Text:

1812, den 3 Oct. Johannes Theron Pieter Zoon van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman Burger alhier met Christiena Bothma van Cabo voornoemd, Jonge Dogter

War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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

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

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820

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

Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes TheronJohanna Catharina OlivierView this family
December 9, 1821
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Citation details: Olivier, p107, a2b7c4d2e6.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825

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

Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes TheronJacomina Johanna Christina MaritzView this family
December 21, 1828
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835

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

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)