Breggie Elizabeth Blignaut,

Name
Breggie Elizabeth /Blignaut/
Given names
Breggie Elizabeth
Surname
Blignaut
Name
Breggie Elizabeth /Maritz/
Type
married name
MarriageFrans Stephanus MaritzView this family
Yes

Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
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

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)
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

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 childJohannes TheronJacomina Johanna Christina MaritzView this family
December 21, 1828
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Marriage of a childFrans Stephanus Jacobus MaritzHuibrecht TheronView this family
July 31, 1831
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f1.
Birth of a grandsonJohannes Lodewicus Geysbert Theron
February 15, 1832

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Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Lodewicus Geysbert Theron
July 1, 1832
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Birth of a granddaughterBreggie Elizabeth Theron
August 7, 1833

Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f5.
Baptism of a granddaughterBreggie Elizabeth Theron
September 15, 1833
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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

Birth of a grandsonJohannes Theron
January 13, 1838

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Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Theron
September 16, 1838
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Marriage of a childPetrus Jacobus TheronMargaretha Magdalena MaritzView this family
September 3, 1839
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Birth of a grandsonJohannes Gysbert Theron
August 25, 1840

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Baptism of a grandsonJohannes Gysbert Theron
September 7, 1840
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Death of a daughterJacomina Johanna Christina Maritz
January 16, 1842
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2.
Citation details: Death notice: Jacomina Johanna Christina THERON (1842), MOOC 6/9/26 #5439, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQGR-R?mode=g&i=1479&cat=331262 image 1480/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
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Birth of a granddaughterBreggie Elizabeth Theron
March 8, 1842

Citation details: Deel 2, p124, b4c1d2e2f2g2.
Baptism of a granddaughterBreggie Elizabeth Theron
June 16, 1842
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Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Birth of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
August 13, 1845

Citation details: Deel 2, p124, b4c1d2e2f2g3.
Baptism of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
September 14, 1845
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Birth of a granddaughterChristina Anna Geertruida Theron
April 3, 1847

Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g4.
Baptism of a granddaughterChristina Anna Geertruida Theron
September 5, 1847
Citation details: Deel 2, p133, b4c1d2e2f2g4.
Death of a daughterMargaretha Magdalena Maritz
March 9, 1850 Age: 31 years 3 months 20 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2.
Citation details: Death notice: Margaritha Magdalena MARITZ (1850), MOOC 6/9/50 #125, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSNR-K?mode=g&i=2059&cat=331262 image 2060/2283 : accessed 10 Mar 2017
Text:

† Tygerhoek, distrik Fraserburg, 9.3.1850

Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Tygerhoek in Division of Worcester according to death notice.
Marriage of a granddaughterJacob TheronBreggie Elizabeth TheronView this family
September 11, 1853 Husband: 21 years Wife: 19 years
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Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f5.
Citation details: Marriage: Jacob THERON and Bregje Elisabeth THERON (1853), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK8-P823?i=584&cat=244034 : accessed 23 Apr 2020

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In entry a1b4c1d2e2f5 (Breggie Elizabeth THERON), the reference to her husband Jacob THERON should be a1b4c1d2e4f4 instead of a1b2c1d2e4f4.

Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: [Wikipedia](htt…

In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes TheronMartha Maria GrobbelaarView this family
December 28, 1863
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Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes Gysbert TheronElsje Sophia Johanna TheronView this family
April 17, 1865
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War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim%27s_…

Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881
Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a granddaughterBreggie Elizabeth Theron
January 10, 1886
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886
Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes TheronHester Woutrina le RouxView this family
March 24, 1890
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Death of a grandsonJohannes Gysbert Theron
June 14, 1894
Citation details: Deel 2, p120, b4c1d2e2f2g1.
Death of a grandsonPetrus Jacobus Theron
July 24, 1894
Citation details: Deel 2, p124, b4c1d2e2f2g3.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1901_in_So…

Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia

War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902

Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: *Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek*, ZAR), often referred to as the Tra…

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. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902

Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: *Oranje-Vrijstaat*, Afrikaans: *Oranje-Vrystaat*) was an independent *…

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. Source: Wikipedia