Gerrit Cloete, 17171798 (aged 80 years)

Name
Gerrit /Cloete/
Given names
Gerrit
Surname
Cloete
Baptism September 25, 1717 30 25 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: b1c6d2, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 6 Mar 2017
Death of a motherPetronella van der Merwe
between 1717 and 1718 (aged 0)

Death of a fatherJohannes H Cloete
1732 (aged 14 years)
Citation details: Olivier, p105, a2b6.
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MarriageMaria ScheepersView this family
October 12, 1738 (aged 21 years)

Citation details: b1c6d2, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
Death of a wifeMaria Scheepers
1743 (aged 25 years)

Citation details: b1c6d2, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
MarriageAnna Catharina KuunView this family
April 19, 1744 (aged 26 years)

Citation details: b1c6d2, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 36 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 37 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

Death of a wifeAnna Catharina Kuun
1764 (aged 46 years)

Citation details: b1c6d2, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
Marriage of a childCornelis van NiekerkPetronella CloeteView this family
June 21, 1772 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4.
Citation details: b1c6d2e8, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 7 Mar 2017
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 58 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Baptism of a grandsonGerrit Gert van Niekerk
April 3, 1779 (aged 61 years)

Citation details: van Niekerk, p262, b6c4d4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 63 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 62 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

Baptism of a grandsonChristiaan van Niekerk
October 6, 1781 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: van Niekerk, p263, b6c4d5.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 66 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

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 81 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 77 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 79 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death April 26, 1798 (aged 80 years)
Citation details: b1c6d2, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/strydom/geslagsregisters/cloete/cloet_mn.htm : accessed 6 Mar 2017