Willem Botha, 1687

Name
Willem /Botha/
Given names
Willem
Surname
Botha
Baptism November 2, 1687 34 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Botha, p372, b2.
Historical Event
French Huguenots
April 1688 (aged 4 months)

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Note: French Huguenot refugees arrive after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Simon van der Stel, the…

French Huguenot refugees arrive after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape Colony settles the Huguenot refugees in the present day Drakenstein, Franschhoek and Wellington areas which were beyond the Cape Colony and belonged to the Khoikhoi people.

MarriageCatharina PylView this family
July 14, 1709 (aged 21 years)
Citation details: Botha, p372, b2.
Epidemic
Smallpox
March 16, 1713 (aged 25 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at the Cape Colony.
Marriage of parentsFriedrich BothaMaria KickersView this family
June 21, 1714 (aged 26 years)
Source: Stamouers
Citation details: Verdere Inligting oor Jan Cornelisz en Maria Kickers (http://www.stamouers.com/stamouers/a-c/69-botha-friedrich) : accessed 21 Mar 2017
Text:

Let wel Pama en De Villiers gee die trou jaar as 1717 maar dit is verkeerd, dit moet 1714 wees

Citation details: Botha, p360, a1.
Text:

x Stellenbosch 21.6.1717

Citation details: du Toit, p239, a1b4.
Note: They could only marry after the death of her ex-husband.
Marriage of a childFrederik BothaPetronella OosthuizenView this family
October 23, 1735 (aged 47 years)

Citation details: Botha, p372, b2c4.
Baptism of a granddaughterCatharina Botha
November 22, 1750 (aged 63 years)

Citation details: Botha, p374, b2c4d6.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 66 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 67 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Marriage of a grandsonJan du PlessisCatharina BothaView this family
October 27, 1771 (aged 83 years)

Citation details: Du Plessis, p168, b6c1.
Citation details: Botha, p374, b2c4d6.
Death of a brotherJohannes Botha
May 19, 1779 (aged 91 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p239, a1b4.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 93 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 92 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 96 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 111 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 107 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 109 years)

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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 128 years)

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Death of a fatherFriedrich Botha

Death of a motherMaria Kickers