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Jacob (Aartsz) Brouwer (abt. 1650)

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Jacob Brouwer formerly Aartsz aka Aartse
Born about in Tiel, the Netherlandsmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 2 May 1677 in Cape Townmap
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in de Caep de Goede Hoopmap
Profile last modified 1 Apr 2016 | Created 16 Feb 2016
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Table Bay, South Africa (1762)
Jacob (Aartsz) Brouwer was part of the settlement of the Dutch Cape Colony.
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Date: 1675-03-17
Event Place: Dutch Reformed Church, Cape of Good Hope
Groom: Jacob Aertsz Brouwer
Bride: Aeghie Rijcks [1]
page 82, Anno 1677 Den 2.Maij. Jacob Aertsz Brouwer van Tiel J.M. vrijborger alhier met Aeghie Rijcks van der Veer Weduwe. [1]

English (Events)

Mrt 6, 1707 "Hendrik Biebouw / Bibault ... son of surgeon Detlev Biebow (from Mecklenburg) & immigrant orphan girl Willemintje Ariens: de Wit (from Rotterdam) - shipped out with 7 other orphan girls on the ship China (1688) ... step-son of Stellenbosch deacon Jacob Pleunis (from Orsoy [Rheinburg]) ... his biological father & step-father both sire illegitimate children {Susanna} by Malagasy slave women Susanna [ed. This is actually Diana van Madagascar - see: [Delia Robertson] [2][3]] & Lijsje van Madagascar respectively] … who goes on a rampage (1707) with his 3 unmarried cohorts - coinciding with free-burgher Adam Tas et al agitation against Willem Adriaan van der Stel's governership & cronyism - assaulting the miller at Stellenbosch, Sebastian Schroeder (from Schledehausen near Osnabrück) thereby gaining latter-day notoriety & commemoration for uttering contumaciously to interceding Landdrost Johannes Starrenberg: "ik wil niet loopen, ’k ben een Africaander al slaat die landrost myn dood, of al setten hij mijn in den tronk. Ik sal, nog wil niet swygen" ... which quote (since 1928 & subsequently) - arguably - is generally taken out of context, politically reconstructed & claimed to represent the beginnings of latter-day "Afrikaner" identity ...
… his friends in crime are:
Hans Beijer - son of former brothelkeeper Catharijn Wagenmakers: van de Caep & grandson of reprieved-from-the-gallows & banished convict Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta;
Jan Cloete - grandson of murdered cattle rustler Jacob Cloete (from Cologne) & youngest son of intrepid hunter & Drakenstein ensign Gerrit Cloete (from Cologne) who farmed at "Idas valley", Stellenbosch & "Allesverloren", Riebeeck Kasteel whose older brother Jacob Cloete (1675-1713) mercilessly (fatally?) beats up (1696) 'stamvader' Jan Smit (from Maastrict [Limburg]) – aided & abetted by another Cape-born youngster Jan Harmensz: Potgieter (1674-1733) “saying that a Cape-born man should not give way to a fellow from the fatherland” (seggende 't is niet te dulden dat een Caaps kindt voor een vaaderlandts keerel souden moeten swigten ...); and
Matthijs Greeff - son of Stellenbosch heemraad Matthias Greeff (from Magdeburg) & Cape-born Susanna Claassens & step-grandson of Robben Island-banished bully, wife-beater & slave killer Jacob Artzen / Aertzen / Ertzen / Hertsz / Aartsz: Brouwer (from Tiel [Gelderland])." [4]
14 February 1673[5]: Baptism at the Cape of Good Hope of Susanna Claassen. Daughter of Claus Jacobsen (from Meldorf, Ditmarsken) & Aagje Rix (from Middelburg) - stepdaughter of Jacob Hendricksz: (from Leiden) & thereafter step-daughter of Jacob Aerstz: Brouwer (from Tiel) & later wife to Matthias Greeff (from Magdeburg). [6]
We catch a glimpse of her in 1687 complaining to her step-father about their maid the "vrij swartinne" Iba aka Antonique van Timor ... at about 10 o’ clock in the morning Iba had started cooking some Turkish beans in the kitchen so that these would be ready for lunch ... Taking away a tea kettle, which she finds hanging over the fire; she replaces it with another pot to cook her beans. Seeing this, the step-daughter of Brouwer [Susanna Claassen], goes to complain to her step-father ... Her step-father thereupon storms into the kitchen admonishing Iba for disobeying his orders calling her a a “black whore” (swart hoer). Iba questions why she would disobey him & that if he does not wish her to cook; she will leave off cooking muttering “Moer!” [6]
Brouwer beats Iba with a broomstick whereupon a howling Iba runs outside ... her hand severely damaged with bones protruding ... s’morgens omtrent 10 uren in de combuijs ... |de vrij swartinne Anniques van Timor, van meijninge om gemelte [turxe] boontjes te koken ende tegens de middag gereet te maken, dat sij Anniques een teeketel die sij op ‘t vuer vont daer aff genomen ende een andre ketel tot koken van voorz boontjes inde plaets gehangen hebbende, het dogtertje {Susanna Claassen} van gemelten Jacob Aertze daerop aen hem Jacob gegaen clagen, ... dat den voorn:[oemde] Jacob Aertze aenstonts daerna mede in voorzeijde combuijs gecomen is, ende heftig tegens de voor:n[oemde] Annique uitvarende haer bevolen heeft te swijgen haer met enen voor een swart hoer uijtscheldende dat de voorn:[oemde] Annique daerop aen de voorseijden Jacob antwoordende vraegde waerom sij soude swijgen, ende indien hij niet hebben wilde dat soude koken dat sij t’ selve dan soude nalaten ende sulx moer hadde te seggen, ... For more information , click at the following links: ; [Mansell Upham] [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Genealogy without Frontiers: ( eGGSA Articles: Author Richard Ball© 2006 Norfolk, England. Seen and entered by Ronel Olivier April 1, 2016.
  2. Source: First Fifity Years - collating Cape of Good Hope records Community Page: Feb 23, 2016 at 5:53 am Seen and added by Philip van der Walt Feb 23, 2016.
  3. Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. Page: Diana van Madagascar Seen and added by Philip van der Walt Feb 23, 2016.
  4. First Fifty Years Project Mansell Upham, May 28, 2015.
  5. The date of 1664 as given in the source Genealogies of Old Cape Families, by C.C. de Villiers, revised, augmented and rewritten by C.Pama, A.A.Balkema, Cape Town, 1966. The original edition of 1894, compiled by G.M. Theal from the work of C.C. de Villiers 1887 Vol 1 Greeff p. 271 as seen and added by Alta Bekker Sept 1, 2015, as well as the date of 14 February 1673 as given by Mansell Upham [Facebook Post 14 Feb at 5:36 am] is inconsistent with this eGGSA source giving the date as 14 Febr 1672. Philip van der Walt Feb 16, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Source: First Fifty Years - Project collating Cape of Good Hope records Facebook Community Page: 14 Feb at 5:36 am Seen and added by Philip van der Walt 14 Feb, 2016.

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