Matthys van As,

Name
Matthys /van As/
Given names
Matthys
Surname
van As
MarriageCatharina van WykView this family
Yes

Citation details: Rossouw, p125, b9c1d4.
Historical Event
Census
1754

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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

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Marriage of a childGabriel RossouwMaria Magdalena van AsView this family
March 29, 1777
Citation details: Rossouw, p125, b9c1d4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780

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

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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).

Baptism of a grandsonGabriel Rossouw
July 31, 1785

Citation details: Rossouw, p125, b9c1d4e4.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795

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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

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Marriage of a granddaughterGabriel RossouwHester van WykView this family
October 2, 1803
Citation details: Botha, p382, b5c9d1e1.
Citation details: Rossouw, p125, b9c1d4e4.
Death of a grandsonGabriel Rossouw
before 1809

Citation details: Botha, p382, b5c9d1e1.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809

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

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820

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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

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

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.