Hester Retief, 17191805 (aged 86 years)

Name
Hester /Retief/
Given names
Hester
Surname
Retief
Name
Hester /Marais/
Type of name
married name
Name
Esther /Retief/
Type of name
also known as
Birth
Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10.
Citation details: Retief, p377, b8.
Baptism
February 2, 1719 56 33 (aged 1 day)
Citation details: Retief, p377, b8.
Death of a father
Citation details: Retief, p357, a1.
Death of a sister
about 1738 (aged 18 years)
Citation details: Rossouw, p124, b9.
Marriage
Text:

23.2.1740

Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10.
Citation details: Retief, p377, b8.
Text:

28.2.1740

Note: Used date in [SAG 9]
Death of a husband
June 6, 1751 (aged 32 years)
Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 34 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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 36 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Death of a mother
Citation details: Retief, p357, a1.
Death of a sister
after 1763 (aged 43 years)
Citation details: Hugo, p503, b3.
Citation details: Retief, p357, b2.
Marriage of a daughter
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10d2.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p567, b2c13d1e8.
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Susanna MÖLLER (1768), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV8-WTL6?i=233&cat=993681 : accessed 29 Mar 2020
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Marais, p425, b2c2d1e2.
Baptism of a granddaughter
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
Marriage of a daughter
Citation details: Retief, p363, b4c3.
Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10d4.
Birth of a granddaughter
Text:

17 JUN 1768

Citation details: van der Merwe, p567, b2c13d1e8.
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Susanna Moller (1857), MOOC 6/9/80 #4765, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSD2-B?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 September 2017), 007844939 > image 753 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Mar 2020
Baptism of a granddaughter
Baptism of a granddaughter
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Death notice: Maria MOLLER (1855), MOOC 6/9/70 #3130, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS36-L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZN%3A1598082371 : 27 April 2020), 007844938 > image 1105 of 2120; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 30 Dec 2021
Baptism of a granddaughter
Baptism of a granddaughter
Marriage of a son
Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d13.
Citation details: Marais, p456, b2c10d7.
Baptism of a grandson
Baptism of a grandson
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 61 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 60 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
Baptism of a granddaughter
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d13.
Citation details: Death notice: Hester MARAIS (1853), MOOC 6/9/65 #2330, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS9Y-W?mode=g&cat=331262 image 214/2120 : accessed 11 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Baptism of a grandson
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 64 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).
Death of a brother
about 1789 (aged 69 years)
Citation details: Retief, p357, b4.
Marriage of a granddaughter
Citation details: [0005] c1d2.
Marriage of a granddaughter
Citation details: Deel 2, p442, b4c8d1.
Marriage of a daughter
Citation details: Marais, p450, b2c4d4e7.
Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10d4.
Death of a son
Citation details: Marais, p456, b2c10d7.
Death of a daughter
Citation details: Marais, p450, b2c4d4e7.
Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10d4.
Citation details: Retief, p363, b4c3.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 79 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 75 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

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 78 years)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Marriage of a granddaughter
Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d13.
Citation details: Death notice: Wouter THERON (1841), MOOC 6/9/22 #4713, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQPF-S?i=683&cat=331262 image 684/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Hester MARAIS (1853), MOOC 6/9/65 #2330, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS9Y-W?mode=g&cat=331262 image 214/2120 : accessed 11 Mar 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (on the date of death)
Source citation:

Wikipedia

Death
April 15, 1805 (aged 86 years)
Citation details: Marais, p453, b2c10.
Citation details: Retief, p377, b8.
Family with parents
father
16631721
Birth: February 2, 1663 Blois, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Death: September 23, 1721
mother
Marriage MarriageMay 2, 1700
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
17041763
Birth: October 29, 1704 41 19
Death: after 1763
4 years
elder brother
6 years
elder brother
5 years
herself
17191805
Birth: February 1, 1719 55 33
Death: April 15, 1805
Family with Jacques Marais
husband
17091751
Baptism: September 22, 1709 41 35
Death: June 6, 1751
herself
17191805
Birth: February 1, 1719 55 33
Death: April 15, 1805
Marriage MarriageFebruary 28, 1740Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
17461798
Birth: March 20, 1746 36 27
Death: January 22, 1798
6 years
son
17511794
Birth: October 21, 1751 42 32
Death: December 14, 1794Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa
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