Hester Smit, 1723

Name
Hester /Smit/
Given names
Hester
Surname
Smit
Name
Hester /Burger/
Type
married name
Baptism October 31, 1723 28 23 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c2.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAdriana Tol
February 15, 1729 (aged 5 years)
Citation details: p302
MarriageSchalk Willem BurgerView this family
September 16, 1742 (aged 18 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2.
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6c2.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 30 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 31 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 childBarend Jacobus BurgerJacoba LubbeView this family
February 18, 1770 (aged 46 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2.

Identity of Jacoba LUBBE, wife of Barend Jacobus BURGER

Lubbe (b12c9), is taken as the wife in this family, based on name and age. Use with caution, until more source material is found.

Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willem Burger
July 6, 1771 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e1.
Birth of a grandsonBarend Jacobus Burger
calculated April 2, 1774 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Jacobus BURGER (1845), MOOC 6/9/36 #7877, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6RQ9?mode=g&i=1400&cat=331262 image 1401/2225 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Text:

2 Birth place of the Deceased: On Sneeuvley Division Graaffreinet

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Birth date calculated from age at death
Death of a fatherAlewijn Smit de oude
about 1774 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Jacobus Burger
April 22, 1775 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Marriage of a childAndries Petrus BurgerMartha PienaarView this family
October 7, 1775 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p577, b2c13d4e4.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d6.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 52 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Sophia Burger
1777 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p577, b2c13d4e4.
Marriage of a childFrans LubbeJohanna Andriana BurgerView this family
April 20, 1777 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p339, b12c10.
Death of a motherHester Bekker
January 11, 1778 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Smit, p436, a4b6.
Marriage of a childAlewyn Johannes BurgerAletta Sophia LubbeView this family
May 17, 1778 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5.
Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c12.
Birth of a granddaughterHester Helena Burger
1779 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p578, b2c13d5e1.
Baptism of a granddaughterHester Helena Burger
May 21, 1780 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5e1.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 57 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 56 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 childJacobus Stephanus BurgerHester Sophia van der MerweView this family
February 9, 1783 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9.
Birth of a grandsonSchalk Willem Petrus Burger
calculated April 1, 1784 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Willem Petrus BURGER (1864), MOOC 6/9/124 #4528, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MSSV-6?mode=g&i=1793&cat=331262 image 1794/2192 : accessed 2 March 2017
Text:

Karmelk Vallei, dist Clanwilliam

Note: Based on age at death.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willem Petrus Burger
April 10, 1784 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Marriage of a childJacobus Lodevicus van der MerweMartha Dorothea BurgerView this family
October 10, 1784 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p557, b2c11d2e5.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d10.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 60 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

Baptism of a grandsonBarend Petrus Burger
May 6, 1785 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5e2.
Birth of a grandsonAndries Jacobus Dowe Andries Burger
July 23, 1785 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Andries Jacobus BURGER (1785-1866), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I371&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Stephanus Burger
August 7, 1785 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e2.
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Jacobus Dowe Andries Burger
October 1, 1785 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e5.
Citation details: Andries Jacobus BURGER (1785-1866), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I371&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Jacobus Burger
May 7, 1787 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e3.
Baptism of a granddaughterMartha Maria Burger
October 7, 1787 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5e3.
Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Adriana Lubbe
November 9, 1788 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c10d6.
Baptism of a granddaughterHester Sophia Burger
May 10, 1789 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e4.
Baptism of a grandsonSchalk Willem Burger
September 11, 1789 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5e4.
Marriage of a childWillem Petrus BurgerAnna Magdalena van HeerdenView this family
November 22, 1789 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Text:

Louisa Jacoba BURGER ... d.v. Willem Petrus Burger en Anna Magdalena van Heerden

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d11.
Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Willem BurgerMartha Johanna van HeerdenView this family
October 10, 1790 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e1.
Citation details: van Heerden, p245, b1c10d2.
Birth of a granddaughterMartje Pieternella Vorster
1791 (aged 67 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p578, b2c13d5e1.
Marriage of a childAlewyn Johannes BurgerJacoba Wilhelmina van WykView this family
March 17, 1793 (aged 69 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5.
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Jacobus BurgerMagdalena Elizabeth BurgerView this family
October 27, 1793 (aged 69 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsje Sophia Lubbe
December 25, 1793 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c10d8.
Baptism of a grandsonAlewyn Jacobus Burger
April 20, 1794 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e5.
Baptism of a grandsonFrancois Johannes Burger
August 17, 1794 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e5.
Baptism of a granddaughterLouisa Jacoba Burger
December 25, 1794 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Citation details: Burger, p505, b2c2d11e3.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p555, b2c11d2e2f4.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Jacoba Aletta Burger
April 21, 1796 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e6.
Baptism of a grandsonAlewyn Johannes Burger
September 25, 1796 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e6.
Death of a sisterDorothea Maria Smit
after May 1797 (aged 73 years)

Citation details: Vorster, p92, b3.
Baptism of a granddaughterJacoba Martha Maria Burger
April 8, 1798 (aged 74 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e7.
Baptism of a grandsonIsaak Adriaan Burger
June 3, 1798 (aged 74 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e7.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 75 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 71 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 73 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Baptism of a granddaughterCornelia Johanna Sophia Burger
April 13, 1800 (aged 76 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e8.
Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Adriana Dorothea Burger
January 17, 1802 (aged 78 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e8.
Baptism of a grandsonCornelis Andries Johannes Burger
October 3, 1802 (aged 78 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e9.
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Magdalena Burger
June 12, 1804 (aged 80 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p562, b2c11d2e8f3.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Magdalena Burger
November 4, 1804 (aged 81 years)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b2c2d11e8.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Dorothea Maria Burger
December 25, 1804 (aged 81 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e10.
Marriage of a granddaughterJacobus Petrus HoughJohanna Adriana LubbeView this family
July 13, 1805 (aged 81 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c10d6.
Marriage of a grandsonAndries Jacobus Dowe Andries BurgerAletta Sophia van der MerweView this family
September 7, 1806 (aged 82 years)
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e5.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p572, b2c13d2e2f2.
Citation details: Marriage: Andries Jacobus BURGER and Alettha Sophia VAN DER MERWE (1806), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDT6?i=55&cat=959223 : accessed 31 Jan 1806
Citation details: Andries Jacobus BURGER (1785-1866), https://burgerfamilie.com/getperson.php?personID=I371&tree=Tree5 : accessed 1 May 2020
Birth of a granddaughterAlida Wilhelmina Burger
December 27, 1806 (aged 83 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e11.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsi Maria Jacoba Burger
March 29, 1807 (aged 83 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e9.
Baptism of a granddaughterAlida Wilhelmina Burger
July 4, 1807 (aged 83 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e11.
Birth of a granddaughterMaria Elizabeth Petronella Burger
April 29, 1809 (aged 85 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e12.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Elizabeth Petronella Burger
November 5, 1809 (aged 86 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e12.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 85 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

Marriage of a granddaughterSchalk Willem Petrus BurgerElsje Sophia LubbeView this family
April 7, 1810 (aged 86 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: p72, no 12.
Text:

1810, den 7 April Schalk Willem Petrus Burger Jac'b's Zoon van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jonkman burger alhier met Elsie Sofia Lubbe van Cabo voornoemd, Jongedogter

Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c10d8.
Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Willem Petrus BurgerElsje Sophia LubbeView this family
April 7, 1810 (aged 86 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8.
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: p72, no 12.
Text:

1810, den 7 April Schalk Willem Petrus Burger Jac'b's Zoon van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jonkman burger alhier met Elsie Sofia Lubbe van Cabo voornoemd, Jongedogter

Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c10d8.
Birth of a granddaughterJohanna Helena Burger
January 8, 1812 (aged 88 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e13.
Baptism of a granddaughterJohanna Helena Burger
August 2, 1812 (aged 88 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e13.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 88 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a grandsonBarend Frederik BurgerHester Sophia BurgerView this family
September 3, 1814 (aged 90 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e4.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Frederik BURGER (1839), MOOC 6/9/18 #3929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MLLJ?mode=g&i=2069 image 2070/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: p90, #27.
Text:

1814, Den 3 September Barend Fre: Burger met Hester Sophia Burger

Death of a brotherAndries Adriaan Smit
September 23, 1814 (aged 90 years)
Citation details: Smit, p440, a4b6c10.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Jacoba Wilhelmina Burger
November 19, 1815 (aged 92 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e14.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 92 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Marriage of a grandsonIzaak Jacobus van der MerweLouisa Jacoba BurgerView this family
before 1816 (aged 92 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p226, b4c1d9e1.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p555, b2c11d2e2f4.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 94 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Baptism of a grandsonRoelof Jacobus Burger
January 24, 1819 (aged 95 years)

Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d5e15.
Marriage of a grandsonFrancois Johannes BurgerCornelia Johanna Sophia BurgerView this family
February 6, 1820 (aged 96 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e5.
Citation details: p120, no 3.
Text:

1820, den 6 February Francois Johannis Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger alhier met Cornelia Johanna Sophia Burger van Cabo voornt., jonge dogter

Marriage of a grandsonFrancois Johannes BurgerCornelia Johanna Sophia BurgerView this family
February 6, 1820 (aged 96 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e5.
Citation details: p120, no 3.
Text:

1820, den 6 February Francois Johannis Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger alhier met Cornelia Johanna Sophia Burger van Cabo voornt., jonge dogter

Marriage of a grandsonAndries Jacobus Dowe Andries BurgerAletta Jacoba van der MerweView this family
December 3, 1820 (aged 97 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p571, b2c13d2e1f4g9.
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e5.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p572, b2c13d2e1f10.
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 96 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

Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Willem BurgerElsie Dorothea Maria BurgerView this family
April 7, 1822 (aged 98 years)
Citation details: Burger, p507, b3c2d7e6.
Citation details: p134
Text:

1822, Den 7 April. Schalke Willem Burger van Cabo de Goede Hoop, Jongman Burger alhier met Elsje Dorotia Maria Burger van Cabo voorn., Jonge dogter

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 101 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

Marriage of a grandsonBarend Jacobus BurgerElisabeth Magdalena TheronView this family
April 16, 1826 (aged 102 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p372, b4c7d1e1.
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2.
Citation details: Death notice: Barend Jacobus BURGER (1845), MOOC 6/9/36 #7877, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6RQ9?mode=g&i=1400&cat=331262 image 1401/2225 : accessed 8 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Marriage of a grandsonSchalk Willem Petrus BurgerAlida Carolina SteenkampView this family
November 15, 1829 (aged 106 years)
Citation details: Burger, p504, b2c2d9e1.
Citation details: Steenkamp, p165, b13c3d7.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 111 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
Yes