Johannes du Plessis, 1720

Name
Johannes /du Plessis/
Given names
Johannes
Surname
du Plessis
Name
Jean /du Plessis/
Type
also known as
Baptism February 18, 1720 32 28 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5.
Death of a motherCecilia van Marseveen
September 18, 1736 (aged 16 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1.
Death of a fatherCharl Prieur du Plessis
September 18, 1737 (aged 17 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p131, b1.
MarriageAnna Hendrina Engela OlivierView this family
before April 26, 1744 (aged 24 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5.
Text:

xx Paarl 26.4.1744 Anna Claudina ROUX

Citation details: Olivier, p102, a2b4c9.
Text:

abt 1750

MarriageAnna Claudina RouxView this family
April 26, 1744 (aged 24 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 33 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 35 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

Marriage of a childJohannes Petrus du PlessisSusanna Johanna de WetView this family
December 19, 1773 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p135, b1c5d5.
Baptism of a granddaughterGeertruy du Preez
April 2, 1775 (aged 55 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p333, b4c2d1e4.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 56 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 60 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 59 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 grandsonFrancois Philippus du Plessis
March 30, 1783 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p168, b6c1d1e3.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5d4e7.
Marriage of a childGerrit van der LindeCecilia du PlessisView this family
December 19, 1784 (aged 64 years)

Citation details: van der Linde, p120, a2b3c3.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p140, b1c5d13.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 63 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

Marriage of a childAndries Jacobus du PlessisAnna Margaretha RoosView this family
January 8, 1786 (aged 65 years)

Citation details: van der Linde, p122, b3c10.
Text:

BEF 1801

Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d12.
Marriage of a childPhillipus du PlessisMaria Magdalena MyburghView this family
December 5, 1790 (aged 70 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11.
Citation details: Myburgh, p756, b2c2d2.
Marriage of a childJacobus Schalk van der MerweGeertruy Johanna du PlessisView this family
March 20, 1791 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p548, b2c10d4e5.
Text:

02 MAR 1791

Citation details: Du Plessis, p140, b1c5d15.
Text:

20 MAR 1791

Baptism of a grandsonPhilippus Arnoldus du Plessis
August 21, 1791 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Marriage of a granddaughterCarel BlomGeertruy du PreezView this family
October 21, 1792 (aged 72 years)

Citation details: Blom, p307, b2c6d3.
Citation details: Du Preez, p333, b4c2d1e4.
Baptism of a granddaughterGeertruida Louisa van der Merwe
December 20, 1793 (aged 73 years)
Citation details: van der Merwe, p548, b2c10d4e5f2.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena du Plessis
August 16, 1795 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11e3.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 78 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 74 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 77 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sonAndries Jacobus du Plessis
before 1801 (aged 80 years)

Citation details: van der Linde, p122, b3c10.
Marriage of a grandsonFrancois Philippus du PlessisCornelia Geertruida du PlessisView this family
April 19, 1801 (aged 81 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p168, b6c1d1e3.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5d4e7.
Marriage of a childJohannes Arnoldus de LangeGeertruy Johanna du PlessisView this family
October 18, 1801 (aged 81 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p140, b1c5d15.
Marriage of a childCharl Petrus du PlessisGesina Maria du ToitView this family
October 18, 1801 (aged 81 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p140, b1c5d16.
Text:

x Tulbagh

Citation details: du Toit, p290, b8c13d7.
Text:

x Kaapstad

Note: Either Tulbagh (SAG 8) or Cape Town (SAG 13)
Baptism of a granddaughterCatharina Elizabeth van der Linde
November 25, 1801 (aged 81 years)

Citation details: van der Linde, p121, b3c3d13.
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 88 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

Marriage of a childClaas PrinslooGeertruy Johanna du PlessisView this family
September 28, 1812 (aged 92 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p140, b1c5d15.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 91 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Marriage of a grandsonPhilippus Arnoldus du PlessisMaria Magdalena du PlessisView this family
June 5, 1813 (aged 93 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11e3.
Marriage of a grandsonPhilippus Arnoldus du PlessisMaria Magdalena du PlessisView this family
June 5, 1813 (aged 93 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11e3.
Baptism of a grandsonPieter Georg du Plessis
February 20, 1814 (aged 94 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p142, b1c5d16e9.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 95 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 98 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 99 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

Marriage of a granddaughterJohannes Jacobus Frederik BritsCatharina Elizabeth van der LindeView this family
January 2, 1825 (aged 104 years)
Citation details: Brits, p446, b6c3d2e1.
Citation details: van der Linde, p121, b3c3d13.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 104 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

Marriage of a grandsonPhilippus Arnoldus du PlessisMaria Elisabeth FouchéView this family
November 5, 1831 (aged 111 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Marriage of a grandsonPhilippus Arnoldus du PlessisMaria Jacoba de VilliersView this family
after 1831 (aged 110 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 114 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a grandsonPieter Georg du PlessisHelena Elizabeth du PlessisView this family
April 2, 1837 (aged 117 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p379, b4c7d1e4f4.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p142, b1c5d16e9.
Death of a sonPhillipus du Plessis
July 20, 1839 (aged 119 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11.
Death
Yes

Shared note

Possibility that Jean DU PLESSIS married a 3rd time

According to SAG 8, Du Plessis, b1c5, there is a possibility that Jean married a third time on 2.4.1768 to Geertruy DU PREEZ. If that is confirmed then the children listed in this family that were born after 1768 should be reassigned to Geertruy DU PREEZ.