Gideon van Zyl,

Name
Gideon /van Zyl/
Given names
Gideon
Surname
van Zyl
MarriageMaria Elisabeth van EedenView this family
Yes

Citation details: Rossouw, p127, b9c1d5.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713

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Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony.
Historical Event
Census
1754

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Wikipedia

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

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Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Marriage of a childFrederik van ZylSusanna Elizabeth RossouwView this family
October 18, 1778

Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Gabriel VAN ZYL, Sr (1857), MOOC 6/9/78 #4472/1857, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CS47-2?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 12 June 2018), 007844939 > image 437 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Dec 2018
Citation details: du Toit, p280, a1b6c7d9.
Citation details: Rossouw, p127, b9c1d5.
Baptism of a grandsonPieter Gabriel van Zyl
January 30, 1780

Citation details: du Toit, p280, a1b6c7d9.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780

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Wikipedia

Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780

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Wikipedia

Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784

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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).

Marriage of a grandsonPieter Gabriel van ZylAnna Helena du ToitView this family
May 5, 1799

Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Gabriel VAN ZYL (1841), MOOC 6/9/23 #4950/1841, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQV6-H?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZV%3A1598082367 : 12 September 2017), 007844936 > image 941 of 2223; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 29 Dec 2018
Citation details: p318, b5c2d3e1.
Citation details: du Toit, p280, a1b6c7d9.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795

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Wikipedia

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

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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809

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Wikipedia

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

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Wikipedia