Schalk Willem van der Merwe, 17451809 (aged 64 years)

Name
Schalk Willem /van der Merwe/
Given names
Schalk Willem
Surname
van der Merwe
Birth January 13, 1745 26 22

Citation details: van der Merwe, p586, b2c15d3.
Text:

13.11.1745

Note: Possible error in SAG?
Baptism March 5, 1745 26 22 (aged 1 month)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p586, b2c15d3.
MarriageSusanna le RouxView this family
Yes

Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d4.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p586, b2c15d3.
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Prevot
about 1745 (aged 0)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 8 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 10 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

Death of a maternal grandfatherPierre du Toit
May 16, 1768 (aged 23 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p119, b4.
Citation details: du Toit, p239, a1b5.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 31 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 35 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 34 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 38 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 maternal grandmotherElizabeth Rossouw
February 15, 1785 (aged 40 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p119, b4.
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 49 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

Death of a motherAnna du Toit
February 29, 1796 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p584, b2c15.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 53 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 52 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a childCharles Petrus TheronAnna Magdalena van der MerweView this family
March 2, 1806 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d4.
Text:

02 AUG 1806

Citation details: Death notice: Anna Magdalena THERON (1840), MOOC 6/9/21 #4443, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQGZ-D?mode=g&i=391&cat=331262 image 392/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: van der Merwe, p587, b2c15d3e8.
Citation details: Marriage: Charl Petrus THERON and Anna Magdalena VAN DER MERWE (1806), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-3SRQ-3?i=96&cat=244034 : accessed 8 Aug 2019

Marriage: Charl Petrus THERON and Anna Magdalena VAN DER MERWE (1806)

Theron gives 2.8.1806 while marriage record (1696-1899) is 2.3.1806

Birth of a grandsonRoelof Charles Malherbe
October 4, 1806 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p468, b7c6d4e2.
Baptism of a grandsonRoelof Charles Malherbe
November 16, 1806 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p468, b7c6d4e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterSusanna Wilhelmina Theron
March 27, 1808 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p467, b7c6d4e1.
Birth of a granddaughterMaria Catharina Theron
June 12, 1809 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p468, b7c6d4e2.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Catharina Theron
June 25, 1809 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p468, b7c6d4e2.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 70 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 63 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

Death of a fatherRoelof van der Merwe

Death September 7, 1809 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p586, b2c15d3.