Maria van der Merwe, 1703

Name
Maria /van der Merwe/
Given names
Maria
Surname
van der Merwe
Name
Maria /Burger/
Type
married name
Birth April 15, 1703 29

Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c6.
Baptism April 29, 1703 29 (aged 14 days)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c6.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713 (aged 9 years)

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1…

Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a paternal grandfatherWillem van der Merwe
July 12, 1716 (aged 13 years)

MarriageAndries BurgerView this family
April 14, 1720 (aged 16 years)
Citation details: Burger, p505, b3.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c6.
Death of a sisterSophia van der Merwe
before 1727 (aged 23 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p124, b9.
Marriage of a childBarend LubbeMartha BurgerView this family
February 19, 1736 (aged 32 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p576, b2c13d4.
Citation details: Lubbe, p336, b12.
Citation details: Burger, p505, b3c1.
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Lubbe
February 3, 1737 (aged 33 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p336, b12c1.
Death of a brotherPieter van der Merwe
before 1738 (aged 34 years)

Citation details: Pieter van der Merwe, b3c9, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 9 May 2020
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Frederik Lubbe
October 4, 1738 (aged 35 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p336, b12c2.
Death of a fatherSchalk van der Merwe
1740 (aged 36 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Lubbe
March 2, 1741 (aged 37 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p337, b12c3.
Marriage of a childWillem BurgerMaria Magdalena BurgerView this family
November 1, 1744 (aged 41 years)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b3c2.
Baptism of a grandsonWillem Burger
October 3, 1745 (aged 42 years)

Citation details: Burger, p505, b3c2d1.
Death of a motherAnna Prevot
about 1745 (aged 41 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p531, b2.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Burger
July 1, 1747 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d2.
Birth of a granddaughterCatharina Johanna Lubbe
1749 (aged 45 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p576, b2c13d4.
Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Sophia Burger
February 13, 1752 (aged 48 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d3.
Baptism of a granddaughterJacoba Lubbe
March 18, 1753 (aged 49 years)
Citation details: Lubbe, p336, b12c9.

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.

Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 50 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 52 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

Birth of a granddaughterElsie Lubbe
May 26, 1755 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2.
Citation details: Petrus van der Merwe, b3c12d3, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 14 Jan 2019

Identity of Elsie LUBBE, wife of Petrus VAN DER MERWE

Relying on the information in the extract of the book by Janet Melville, obtained from her website (b3c12d2).

Baptism of a granddaughterElsie Lubbe
July 6, 1755 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: Petrus van der Merwe, b3c12d3, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 14 Jan 2019
Baptism of a granddaughterMartha Barbara Burger
July 6, 1755 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d4.
Marriage of a granddaughterAndries LubbeMaria Magdalena MoutonView this family
February 8, 1756 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Lubbe, p336, b12c1.
Citation details: Mouton, p705, b9c2.
Baptism of a grandsonFrans Lubbe
May 1, 1757 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Lubbe, p339, b12c10.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Burger
September 11, 1757 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d5.
Marriage of a granddaughterBarend Frederik LubbeJohanna Maria KeyserView this family
August 19, 1759 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2e1.
Citation details: Lubbe, p336, b12c2.
Birth of a granddaughterAletta Sophia Lubbe
about 1762 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c12.
Note: Based on baptism dates of her older (1757) and younger brother (1766).
Baptism of a granddaughterHester Cecilia Burger
September 11, 1763 (aged 60 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d6.
Marriage of a granddaughterWillem LubbeElizabeth Geertruy van der MerweView this family
April 8, 1764 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Lubbe, p337, b12c3.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p532, b2c3d1e1.
Marriage of a granddaughterHendrik van der MerweCatharina Johanna LubbeView this family
January 1, 1765 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p542, b2c9d6e2.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p576, b2c13d4.
Baptism of a grandsonBarend Frederik Burger
July 3, 1768 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7.
Death of a brotherJacob van der Merwe
October 31, 1769 (aged 66 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p532, b2c4.
Death of a brotherGerrit van der Merwe
February 9, 1770 (aged 66 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p580, b2c14.
Marriage of a granddaughterBarend Jacobus BurgerJacoba LubbeView this family
February 18, 1770 (aged 66 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.

Marriage of a granddaughterPetrus van der MerweElsie LubbeView this family
October 17, 1775 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2.
Citation details: Petrus van der Merwe, b3c12d3, http://vandermerwefamilytree.com/en/Extract.html : accessed 14 Jan 2019
Death of a brotherWillem van der Merwe
July 3, 1776 (aged 73 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p538, b2c5.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 73 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Marriage of a granddaughterFrans LubbeJohanna Andriana BurgerView this family
April 20, 1777 (aged 74 years)

Citation details: Lubbe, p339, b12c10.
Death of a brotherIzaak van der Merwe
June 1, 1777 (aged 74 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p549, b2c11.
Marriage of a granddaughterAlewyn Johannes BurgerAletta Sophia LubbeView this family
May 17, 1778 (aged 75 years)

Citation details: Burger, p503, b2c2d5.
Citation details: Lubbe, p340, b12c12.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 77 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 76 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

Death of a brotherDavid van der Merwe
April 1, 1784 (aged 80 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p541, b2c9.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 80 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

Marriage of a grandsonBarend Frederik BurgerMartha Sophia van HeerdenView this family
January 13, 1788 (aged 84 years)

Citation details: Burger, p506, b3c2d7.
Citation details: van Heerden, p236, b1c2d5.
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
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 95 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 91 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 93 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 112 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 105 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 108 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Death of a granddaughterElsie Lubbe
December 16, 1816 (aged 113 years)

Citation details: van der Merwe, p568, b2c13d2.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 115 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 116 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

Death
Yes