Theunis van Aardt,

Name
Theunis /van Aardt/
Given names
Theunis
Surname
van Aardt
MarriageHilletjie KelverView this family
Yes

Citation details: Steenkamp, p150, b8.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713

Source:

Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony.
Baptism of a grandsonJan Harmse Steenkamp
about 1752

Citation details: Steenkamp, p150, b8c1.
Historical Event
Census
1754

Source:

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

Source:

Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Baptism of a granddaughterAnna Catharina Steenkamp
March 27, 1774

Citation details: Steenkamp, p155, b8c9.
Marriage of a granddaughterJan Harmse SteenkampMagdalena de ClercqView this family
October 24, 1779

Citation details: Steenkamp, p150, b8c1.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780

Source:

Wikipedia

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

Source:

Wikipedia

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

Source:

Wikipedia

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

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

Marriage of a granddaughterHendrik KrugerAnna Catharina SteenkampView this family
September 26, 1790

Citation details: Kruger, p487, a2b7c1d1.
Citation details: Steenkamp, p155, b8c9.
Marriage of a granddaughterJan Harmse SteenkampJohanna Maria van der MerweView this family
September 9, 1798
Citation details: Steenkamp, p150, b8c1.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

Source:

Wikipedia

Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795

Source:

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

Source:

Wikipedia

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

Source:

Wikipedia

Natural disaster
Drought
1809

Source:

Wikipedia

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

Source:

Wikipedia