Rachel Hugo, 1757

Name
Rachel /Hugo/
Given names
Rachel
Surname
Hugo
Name
Rachel /Marais/
Type of name
married name
Baptism
January 30, 1757 23 20 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Death of a paternal grandmother
Citation details: Hugo, p501, b2.
Marriage
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 23 years)
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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 22 years)
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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 26 years)
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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 37 years)
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Note: 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.
Death of a father
Citation details: Rossouw, p135, b9c6.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 40 years)
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Marriage of a son
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 41 years)
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Death of a mother
Citation details: Rossouw, p135, b9c6.
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Ritchie, p451, b3.
Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4g3.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4g3.
Birth of a granddaughter
Text:

29y 6m 9d

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, a1.
Text:

29y 6m

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
Text:
  • 17.2.1809
Citation details: Marais, p4??, b2c2d1e2f4g6.
Note: Based on age at death birth date should be: CAL FEB 1810
Baptism of a granddaughter
Citation details: Marais, p4??, b2c2d1e2f4g6.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 58 years)
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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 51 years)
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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 54 years)
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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 61 years)
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 62 years)
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Note: 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.
Marriage of a son
Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4.
Death of a husband
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Marriage of a grandson
Citation details: Marais, p426, b2c2d1e2f4g3.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 67 years)
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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Marriage of a granddaughter
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
Death of a sister
Citation details: Deel 2, p390, b4c7d2.
Death of a sister
January 23, 1829 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p2, b2c4d2.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 77 years)
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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Death of a granddaughter
August 16, 1839 (aged 82 years) Age: 29 years 6 months
Text:

29y 6m 9d

Citation details: Ritchie, p451, a1.
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 86 years)
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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 101 years)
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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 108 years)
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Note: 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.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 144 years)
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Note: 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.
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 144 years)
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Note: 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.
Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 107 years)
South Africa
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 109 years)
Hopetown, Northern Cape, South Africa
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Note: 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.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 116 years)
Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Death
yes
Family with parents
father
17331796
Birth: Koo, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: September 9, 1796De Liefde, Western Cape, South Africa
mother
17361801
Birth: September 14, 1736 33 34
Death: October 6, 1801Staveren, South Africa
Marriage MarriageApril 11, 1756
10 months
herself
1757
Baptism: January 30, 1757 23 20
Death:
5 years
sister
17611829
Baptism: August 29, 1761 28 24
Death: January 23, 1829
17 years
younger sister
17771826
Birth: November 25, 1777 44 41
Death: December 27, 1826
Family with Charles Marais
husband
17481825
Baptism: October 13, 1748 26 23 Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: May 29, 1825Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
herself
1757
Baptism: January 30, 1757 23 20
Death:
Marriage MarriageDecember 5, 1773Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
6 years
son
1779
Birth: June 8, 1779 30 22
Death:
Charles Marais + Johanna Margaretha Lessing
husband
17481825
Baptism: October 13, 1748 26 23 Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: May 29, 1825Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
husband’s wife
Marriage MarriageNovember 3, 1810
Charles Marais + Hester Möller
husband
17481825
Baptism: October 13, 1748 26 23 Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: May 29, 1825Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
husband’s wife
17661827
Birth: February 1, 1766 44 23
Death: April 29, 1827
Marriage MarriageMarch 3, 1816
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