Geertruij (Smith) van Zijl

Geertruij (Smith) van Zijl (bef. 1741)

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Geertruij "Geertruy" van Zijl formerly Smith aka Smit
Born before in Het Kruis, Piketberg, de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colony [South Africa]map
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 13 Apr 1760 in Cape of Good Hopemap
Wife of — married 11 Nov 1770 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colony, [South Africa]map
Profile last modified 11 Sep 2019 | Created 13 Nov 2016
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Table Bay, South Africa (1762)
Geertruij (Smith) van Zijl was part of the settlement of the Dutch Cape Colony.
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Birth & Death

Geertruij was born before 1741. She was the daughter of Erasmus Schmidt and Cornelia van Emmenes. She passed away in 1768. [1]


Date: 22 Jan 1741
Child: Geertruij
Father: Erasmus Smith
Mother: Cornelia van Emmenes [2]
Geertruij. De vader Erasmus Smith. De moeder Cornelia van Emmenes. De getuigen Pieter van Zeijl en Hester van Wijk.][3]


  1. Alta Bekker, Monday, October 27, 2014.
  2. Page 137 This transcription has been made from photographs of the Cape Archives Verbatim copies document VC 605 - Cape Town baptisms 1713-1742, which is a photocopy of the original register, now housed in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as G1-8/2. This photocopy was made for the Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and a copy was donated to the South African Archives, a copy going to the Cape Town Repository (VC series) and to the Pretoria Repository (where it is part of the FC series).The baptisms cover pages 1 through 191 of this register. Seen and added by Gordon Mac Rae 12 Nov, 2016.
  3. eGSSA Seen and added by Gordon Mac Rae 12 Nov, 2016.

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Geertruij Smith Baptism 22 January 1741
Geertruij Smith Baptism 22 January 1741


On 12 Nov 2016 at 06:05 GMT Gordon Mac Rae wrote:

Warning: Check the dates.

A mother's death date should not be before one of her children's birth dates.

On 12 Nov 2016 at 06:01 GMT Gordon Mac Rae wrote:

LNAB = Smith

Geertruij is 24 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 21 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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