Lourens Erasmus, 17371794 (aged 57 years)

Name
Lourens /Erasmus/
Given names
Lourens
Surname
Erasmus
Baptism October 6, 1737 33 20 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5.
Death of a maternal grandfatherJacques Pienaar
about 1750 (aged 12 years)

Citation details: Pienaar, p14, b2.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 16 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 17 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

MarriageMachteld van der MerweView this family
April 13, 1760 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5.
Citation details: van der Merwe, p582, b2c14d3.
MarriageMargaretha Louisa de BruynView this family
November 4, 1762 (aged 25 years)
Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5.
Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa Cordier
November 22, 1774 (aged 37 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p14, b2.
Historical Event
Americans declare independece
July 1776 (aged 38 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_(1776%E2%80%9389))
Marriage of a childJacobus SmitMartha Louisa ErasmusView this family
between September 7, 1777 and September 27, 1777 (aged 39 years)

Citation details: Smit, p417, a4b3c5d5.
Text:

07 SEP 1777

Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5d1.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 43 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 42 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 grandsonJacobus Francois Smit
June 9, 1782 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Smit, p418, a4b3c5d5e3.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 46 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 61 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution)
Death December 12, 1794 (aged 57 years)
Citation details: Erasmus, p217, b3c5.