Philippus Arnoldus du Plessis, 17911860 (aged 68 years)

Name
Philippus Arnoldus /du Plessis/
Given names
Philippus Arnoldus
Surname
du Plessis
Baptism August 21, 1791 40 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 7 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 3 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 5 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1790s_in_South_Africa)
MarriageMaria Magdalena du PlessisView this family
June 5, 1813 (aged 21 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11e3.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 24 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars)
Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 17 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 20 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_in_South_Africa)
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 27 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1818_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 28 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

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 33 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

MarriageMaria Elisabeth FouchéView this family
November 5, 1831 (aged 40 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
MarriageMaria Jacoba de VilliersView this family
after 1831 (aged 39 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 43 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 childJohannes Izaak Frederik MaraisMaria Magdalena du PlessisView this family
April 13, 1839 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS (1844), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6TZ1?mode=g&i=936&cat=331262 image 937/2225 : accessed 2 Apr 2017
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d5e9f1.

First wife of Johannes Izaak Frederik MARAIS *30.12.1809

[SAG 5, p458, e9] shows that he married Elizabeth Margaretha Maria MARAIS and had six children.

The first daughter, Maria Magdalena MARAIS *22.6.1840, has her mother named as Maria Magdalena MARAIS in her death notice. The death notice of Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS +1844, shows one child Maria Magdalena and husband Johannis Isaak Frederik MARAIS.

Since children 2-6 of J.I.F. Marais have birthdates starting from 1846, it supports the assumption that he was first married to Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS, and after her death in 1844, he married E.M.M. Marais b2c1d3e4f4. Further support for this is the fact that their first daughter (p458, f4 *22.10.1848) is named after E.M.'s mother, Rachel Maragaretha GROBBELAAR.

Birth of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Marais
June 22, 1840 (aged 48 years)
Citation details: p 8.12, b6c2d2e7f1
Text:

* JUL 1840

Citation details: Marais, p458, b2c11d2e9f1.
Citation details: Gravestone: Maria Magdalena MARAIS (1840-1912) and Nicolaas Johannes GROBLER (1839-1913), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3189335 : accessed 24 Mar 2017

First wife of Johannes Izaak Frederik MARAIS *30.12.1809

[SAG 5, p458, e9] shows that he married Elizabeth Margaretha Maria MARAIS and had six children.

The first daughter, Maria Magdalena MARAIS *22.6.1840, has her mother named as Maria Magdalena MARAIS in her death notice. The death notice of Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS +1844, shows one child Maria Magdalena and husband Johannis Isaak Frederik MARAIS.

Since children 2-6 of J.I.F. Marais have birthdates starting from 1846, it supports the assumption that he was first married to Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS, and after her death in 1844, he married E.M.M. Marais b2c1d3e4f4. Further support for this is the fact that their first daughter (p458, f4 *22.10.1848) is named after E.M.'s mother, Rachel Maragaretha GROBBELAAR.

Death of a daughterMaria Magdalena du Plessis
July 15, 1844 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Death notice Maria Magdalena DU PLESSIS (1844), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6TZ1?mode=g&i=936&cat=331262 image 937/2225 : accessed 2 Apr 2017
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d5e9f1.
Text:

† voor 1860

Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 52 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a wifeMaria Jacoba de Villiers
March 11, 1856 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.
Marriage of a granddaughterNicolaas Johannes GroblerMaria Magdalena MaraisView this family
October 31, 1859 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: p 8.12, b6c2d2e7f1
Citation details: Gravestone: Maria Magdalena MARAIS (1840-1912) and Nicolaas Johannes GROBLER (1839-1913), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3189335 : accessed 24 Mar 2017
Citation details: Marriage: Nicolaas Johannes GROBLER and Maria Magdalena MARAIS (1859), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-7B64?i=629&cat=244034 : accessed 14 May 2020
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 67 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: [Wikipedia](htt…

In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 110 years)

Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: *Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek*, ZAR), often referred to as the Tra…

The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 110 years)

Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: *Oranje-Vrijstaat*, Afrikaans: *Oranje-Vrystaat*) was an independent *…

The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a fatherJohannes Petrus du Plessis

Death of a motherSusanna Johanna de Wet

Death March 23, 1860 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p136, b1c5d5e9.