Johannes Stephanus du Toit, 1762

Name
Johannes Stephanus /du Toit/
Given names
Johannes Stephanus
Surname
du Toit
Baptism August 1, 1762 30 32 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7.
Death of a paternal grandfatherPierre du Toit
May 16, 1768 (aged 5 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p119, b4.
Citation details: du Toit, p239, a1b5.
Death of a maternal grandmotherLouisa Cordier
November 22, 1774 (aged 12 years)
Citation details: Pienaar, p14, b2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 18 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 17 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
Death of a fatherJohannes du Toit
September 28, 1784 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p253, a1b5c7.
MarriageCecilia Geertruy du PlessisView this family
December 19, 1784 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 21 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).

Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Rossouw
February 15, 1785 (aged 22 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p119, b4.
Death of a motherJohanna Pienaar
October 9, 1787 (aged 25 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p253, a1b5c7.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 36 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 32 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 34 years)

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Marriage of a childPhilippus Petrus du ToitAnna Louisa BuysView this family
October 3, 1812 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7e2.
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 53 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 46 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 49 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 56 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 57 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.

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 62 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Birth of a grandsonAndries Daniel Jacobus du Toit
June 30, 1826 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7e2f6.
Baptism of a grandsonAndries Daniel Jacobus du Toit
August 21, 1826 (aged 64 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7e2f6.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 72 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 81 years)

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Marriage of a grandsonAndries Daniel Jacobus du ToitAletta Maria Susanna le RouxView this family
February 8, 1848 (aged 85 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Abraham Du Plessis DU TOIT (1941), MOOC 6/9/8284 #76207, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-ZSSC-V?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9TG%3A1598052350 : 27 April 2020), 007735683 > image 1233 of 1486; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Jul 2020
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7e2f6.
Death of a sonPhilippus Petrus du Toit
August 2, 1858 (aged 96 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7e2.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 96 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 102 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.

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 118 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 139 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 139 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 102 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 104 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 111 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Death of a grandsonAndries Daniel Jacobus du Toit
December 25, 1875 (aged 113 years)
Citation details: du Toit, p255, a1b5c7d7e2f6.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 118 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area.