Jan Gabriel du Plessis, 1747

Name
Jan Gabriel /du Plessis/
Given names
Jan Gabriel
Surname
du Plessis
Baptism January 1, 1747 29 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 7 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 8 years)

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Death of a paternal grandfatherJean Louis du Plessis
March 14, 1768 (aged 21 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2.
MarriageRachel Catharina BlignautView this family
October 15, 1769 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5.
Citation details: Rossouw, p122, b7c1d4.
Death of a sisterMagdalena Geertruida du Plessis
January 14, 1774 (aged 27 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d1.
Death of a paternal grandmotherMadeleine Rousseau
October 2, 1780 (aged 33 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 33 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 33 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 37 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).

Marriage of a childJohannes RossouwBrechje Jacoba du PlessisView this family
February 5, 1797 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Rossouw, p122, b7c1d4.
Marriage of a childJan Gabriel du PlessisElsie Susanna du PreezView this family
June 9, 1799 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5e4.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 52 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 48 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 50 years)

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Baptism of a grandsonJan Gabriel du Plessis
May 24, 1802 (aged 55 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5e4f2.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 68 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 62 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 65 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 71 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 73 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 grandsonJan Gabriel du PlessisJohanna Christina VisserView this family
January 11, 1824 (aged 77 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5e4f2.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 78 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 88 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Marriage of a grandsonJan Gabriel du PlessisChristina Margaritha du ToitView this family
May 10, 1841 (aged 94 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Gideon Petrus DU PLESSIS (1904), VAB MHG #P2081, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LW-GSWT-W?cc=3040532 : 26 June 2019), > image 1 of 1; citing Master's Office of the Orange Free State Archives, Bloemfontein : accessed 5 Mar 2021
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5e4f2.
Death of a daughterBrechje Jacoba du Plessis
March 29, 1844 (aged 97 years)
Citation details: Rossouw, p122, b7c1d4.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 97 years)

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Death of a grandsonJan Gabriel du Plessis
February 1, 1848 (aged 101 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5e4f2.
Death of a sonJan Gabriel du Plessis
April 24, 1849 (aged 102 years)
Citation details: Du Plessis, p154, b2c3d5e4.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 112 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 118 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 155 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 155 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 118 years)
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Death of a fatherPetrus du Plessis

Death of a motherBrechie Boeiens