Bernardus van Niekerk, 1709

Name
Bernardus /van Niekerk/
Given names
Bernardus
Surname
van Niekerk
Baptism
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6.
Marriage
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6.
Marriage of a parent
Citation details: van Niekerk, p211, a1.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713 (aged 4 years)
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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 44 years)
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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony.
Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 46 years)
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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Death of a wife
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6.
Marriage of a son
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4.
Citation details: b1c6d2e8, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4d4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 71 years)
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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 70 years)
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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d5.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 74 years)
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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).
Marriage of a son
Citation details: van Niekerk, p265, b6c7.
Citation details: Smit, p402, a2b7c4.
Text:

Swartland

Citation details: Death notice: Adriaan Pieter VAN NIEUWKERK (1855), MOOC 6/9/70 #3190, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C912-Z?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZN%3A1598082371 : 27 April 2020), 007844938 > image 1176 of 2120; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 May 2020
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: Death notice: Adriaan Pieter VAN NIEUWKERK (1855), MOOC 6/9/70 #3190, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C912-Z?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZN%3A1598082371 : 27 April 2020), 007844938 > image 1176 of 2120; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 May 2020
Baptism of a grandson
Citation details: van Niekerk, p265, b6c7d3.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 89 years)
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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 85 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.
Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 88 years)
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Marriage of a grandson
Citation details: Death notice: Daniel Jacobus VAN NIEKERK, snr (1900), MOOC 6/9/410 #3179, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-73J8-W?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8B%3A1598092306 : 28 September 2018), 007844974 > image 1925 of 2141; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 May 2020
Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4d4.
Marriage of a grandson
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d5.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 106 years)
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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 99 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 102 years)
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Marriage of a grandson
Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d5.
Citation details: Pretorius, p431, b5c3d6e1f4.
Citation details: Marriage: Christiaan VAN NIEUWKERK and Engela Dorothea Maria PRETORIUS (1815), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-QDRJ?i=77&cat=959223 : accessed 3 Feb 2019
Marriage of a grandson
Citation details: van Niekerk, p265, b6c7d3.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 109 years)
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 110 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.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 115 years)
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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Death of a father
Death of a mother
Death
yes
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage MarriageApril 1, 1691Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
21 months
sister
1693
Baptism: January 4, 1693 17 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3 years
brother
2 years
brother
1697
Baptism: September 15, 1697 21 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5 years
brother
1702
Baptism: April 2, 1702 26 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3 years
sister
1704
Baptism: November 9, 1704 29 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
4 years
himself
Mother’s family with Samuel Walter
stepfather
mother
Marriage MarriageMarch 22, 1711
Family with Aletta Hendrina van der Heuvel
himself
wife
Marriage Marriage
son
8 years
son
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Baptism: September 20, 1761 52 36 Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: May 4, 1834Kamiesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa
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