Anna Johanna Breytenbach, 1772

Name
Anna Johanna /Breytenbach/
Given names
Anna Johanna
Surname
Breytenbach
Name
Anna Johanna /Janse van Rensburg/
Type
married name
Baptism January 19, 1772 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 8 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 7 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 11 years)

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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

MarriageNicolaas Janse van RensburgView this family
January 21, 1787 (aged 15 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 26 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 22 years)

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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.

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 25 years)

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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 43 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 36 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 39 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 46 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 47 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapma…

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.

Marriage of a childNicolaas Janse van RensburgHester Catharina Susanna FourieView this family
January 2, 1823 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6e1.
Birth of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Isabella Janse van Rensburg
October 24, 1823 (aged 51 years)

Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6e1f1.
Baptism of a granddaughterMaria Magdalena Isabella Janse van Rensburg
August 2, 1824 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6e1f1.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 52 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Death of a husbandNicolaas Janse van Rensburg
May 21, 1831 (aged 59 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 62 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Marriage of a grandsonCornelius Johannes RoelofseMaria Magdalena Isabella Janse van RensburgView this family
March 6, 1843 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Elizabetha Anna ROELOFSE (1881), VAB MHG R275/1881, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9LW-P9XX-L?i=1747&cat=195564 : accessed 12 July 2019
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6e1f1.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 71 years)

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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 86 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
Death of a sonNicolaas Janse van Rensburg
May 12, 1863 (aged 91 years)
Citation details: Janse van Rensburg, p266, b1c1d6e1.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 93 years)

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Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War.

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 129 years)

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

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.

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 129 years)

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

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.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 92 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 94 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 101 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 109 years)

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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 108 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 113 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.