Jacobus Marais, 1779

Name
Jacobus /Marais/
Given names
Jacobus
Surname
Marais
Birth June 8, 1779 30 22

Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4.
Baptism June 27, 1779 30 22 (aged 19 days)

Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 1 year)

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 0)

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 4 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

Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 15 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 maternal grandfatherJacobus Hugo
September 9, 1796 (aged 17 years)
Citation details: Rossouw, p135, b9c6.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 17 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
MarriageSophia van HeerdenView this family
November 23, 1798 (aged 19 years)

Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elisabeth RITCHIE (1839), MOOC 6/9/17 #3692, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M2H9?mode=g&i=1822&cat=331262 image 1823/2253 : accessed 4 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4.
Citation details: van Heerden, p224, b1c1d4e3.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 19 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Rossouw
October 6, 1801 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: Rossouw, p135, b9c6.
Marriage of a parentCharles MaraisJohanna Margaretha LessingView this family
November 3, 1810 (aged 31 years)

Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 36 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 29 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 32 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a parentCharles MaraisHester MöllerView this family
March 3, 1816 (aged 36 years)

Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 39 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 40 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

MarriageMartha Magdalena van ZylView this family
July 8, 1822 (aged 43 years)
Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4.
Death of a fatherCharles Marais
May 29, 1825 (aged 45 years)
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 45 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 childThomas RitchieAnna Elizabeth MaraisView this family
July 9, 1826 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, a1.
Text:

xx Cradock 9.7.1826 Anna Elizabeth MARAIS

Citation details: Deel 2, p387, b4c7d1e9.
Text:

Hy xx 9.7.1826 Anna Elizabeth Marais

Citation details: Marais, p4??, b2c2d1e2f4g6.
Text:

x Cradock 9.9.1826

Citation details: b4c1
Text:

d.v. Thomas Ritchie en Anna Elizabeth Marais

Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elisabeth RITCHIE (1839), MOOC 6/9/17 #3692, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M2H9?mode=g&i=1822&cat=331262 image 1823/2253 : accessed 4 March 2017
Text:

married to Thomas Ritchie

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: SAG Marais has 9.9.1826 other two sources give 9.7.1826
Birth of a granddaughterSusanna Sophia Ritchie
July 13, 1827 (aged 48 years)
Citation details: b4c1
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b1.
Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Baptism of a granddaughterSusanna Sophia Ritchie
August 26, 1827 (aged 48 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b1.
Birth of a grandsonDavid Ritchie
September 25, 1828 (aged 49 years)

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b2.
Baptism of a grandsonDavid Ritchie
November 2, 1828 (aged 49 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b2.
Birth of a grandsonJacobus James Ritchie
January 10, 1831 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b3.
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus James Ritchie
February 6, 1831 (aged 51 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b3.
Birth of a granddaughterJanet Elizabeth Jane Ritchie
June 22, 1832 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b4.
Baptism of a granddaughterJanet Elizabeth Jane Ritchie
July 22, 1832 (aged 53 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b4.
Birth of a granddaughterAnna Elizabeth Anne Ritchie
August 22, 1833 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b5.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Elizabeth Anne Ritchie
September 29, 1833 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b5.
Birth of a granddaughterMartha Magdalena Ritchie
May 13, 1835 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b6.
Baptism of a granddaughterMartha Magdalena Ritchie
May 31, 1835 (aged 55 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b6.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 55 years)

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 granddaughterElizabeth Maria Ritchie
October 21, 1836 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b7.
Baptism of a granddaughterElizabeth Maria Ritchie
November 27, 1836 (aged 57 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b7.
Birth of a grandsonThomas Ritchie
April 26, 1838 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b8.
Baptism of a grandsonThomas Ritchie
July 16, 1838 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b8.
Death of a daughterAnna Elizabeth Marais
August 16, 1839 (aged 60 years) Age: 29 years 6 months

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, a1.
Text:

29y 6m 9d

Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elisabeth RITCHIE (1839), MOOC 6/9/17 #3692, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-M2H9?mode=g&i=1822&cat=331262 image 1823/2253 : accessed 4 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 64 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a granddaughterAndries Gustaf ErlankSusanna Sophia RitchieView this family
January 11, 1847 (aged 67 years)
Citation details: b4c1
Citation details: Death notice: Thomas RITCHIE (1873), MOOC 6/9/143 #9249, (http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268119 : accessed 13 Oct 2015)
Text:

Kennisgeving van sterfgeval

  1. Naam van Overlede. Thomas Ritchie
  2. Namen der Kinderen van den Overledene, ... Susanna Sophia gehuwd met Andries Erlank jr
Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Marriage: Andries Gustaf ERLANCK and Susanna Sophia RITCHIE (1847), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-Q6YZ?i=418&cat=959223 : accessed 31 Jan 2019
Marriage of a granddaughterJacobus James RitchieAnna Johanna MaraisView this family
March 15, 1853 (aged 73 years) Husband: 22 years
Citation details: Death registration: Jacobus RITCHIE (1906), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-T3RG-R?cc=3732502 : 18 October 2020), > image 1 of 1 : accessed 18 Oct 2020
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CAL 1854

Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus RITCHIE (1906), VAB MHG R1648, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-PFR6?cc=3040532 : 26 June 2019), > image 1 of 1; citing Master's Office of the Orange Free State Archives, Bloemfontein : accessed 18 Oct 2020
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b3.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 79 years)

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 granddaughterJ. F. TiervogelAnna Elizabeth Anne RitchieView this family
before 1860 (aged 80 years)

Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elizabeth RITCHIE (1860), KAB MOOC 6/9/89 #6635, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D9TY-H?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ2%3A1598082373 : 12 June 2018), 007844940 > image 574 of 2251; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Oct 2020
Death of a granddaughterAnna Elizabeth Anne Ritchie
January 5, 1860 (aged 80 years) Age: 26 years 4 months 14 days
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b5.
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Elizabeth RITCHIE (1860), KAB MOOC 6/9/89 #6635, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-D9TY-H?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ2%3A1598082373 : 12 June 2018), 007844940 > image 574 of 2251; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Oct 2020
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 85 years)

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

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 101 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Death of a granddaughterSusanna Sophia Ritchie
May 26, 1887 (aged 107 years) Age: 59 years 10 months
Citation details: b4c1
Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 122 years)

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 (aged 122 years)

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

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 85 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 87 years)
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 (aged 94 years)
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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 101 years)
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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 106 years)
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

Death of a motherRachel Hugo

Death
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