Hester Möller, 17661827 (aged 61 years)

Name
Hester /Möller/
Given names
Hester
Surname
Möller
Name
Hester /Marais/
Type
married name
Birth February 1, 1766 44 23

Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Baptism February 16, 1766 44 23 (aged 15 days)
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Citation details: Baptism: Hester MÖLLER (1766), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-W9WR-K?i=576 : accessed 29 Mar 2020
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 10 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 14 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 13 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 17 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 fatherHendrik Francois Möller
November 13, 1794 (aged 28 years)

Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10d2.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 32 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 28 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 31 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a maternal grandmotherHester Retief
April 15, 1805 (aged 39 years)

Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10.
Citation details: Retief, p377, b8.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 49 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 42 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 45 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
MarriageCharles MaraisView this family
March 3, 1816 (aged 50 years)

Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 52 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 53 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 of a motherAnna Marais
December 22, 1823 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10d2.
Death of a husbandCharles Marais
May 29, 1825 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 58 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

Death April 29, 1827 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.