Paulus du Plessis, 1748

Name
Paulus /du Plessis/
Given names
Paulus
Surname
du Plessis
Baptism September 15, 1748 28 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5d4.
Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b4c2d2.
MarriageMaria du PreezView this family
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Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5.
Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b4c2d2.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 5 years)

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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.

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 6 years)

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 32 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 31 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 35 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).

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 50 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 46 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 48 years)

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Death of a brotherAndries Jacobus du Plessis
before 1801 (aged 52 years)

Citation details: van der Linde, p122, b3c10.
Marriage of a childFrancois Philippus du PlessisCornelia Geertruida du PlessisView this family
April 19, 1801 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p168, b6c1d1e3.
Citation details: Du Plessis, p134, b1c5d4e7.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 67 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 60 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 63 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 69 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 71 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.

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 76 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 86 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Death of a brotherPhillipus du Plessis
July 20, 1839 (aged 90 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p137, b1c5d11.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 95 years)

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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 110 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 116 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 153 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 153 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 116 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 118 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.

Death of a fatherJohannes du Plessis

Death of a motherAnna Claudina Roux