Catharina (van Malbaar) van Malabar

Catharina (van Malbaar) van Malabar (abt. 1637 - bef. 1744)

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Catharina "Catrijn, Catryn, Katrijn" van Malabar formerly van Malbaar aka van Bengale, van de Cust Coromandel
Born about in Coast of Coromandelmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married in de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colonymap
Wife of — married in Stellenbosch, Dutch Cape Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colonymap
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Categories: The Dutch Cape Colony 1652-1806 | Cape of Good Hope Project Needs Validation | Cape of Good Hope Project Needs Research | Batavia, Dutch East Indies | Cape of Good Hope Stamouer-Progenitor.

Table Bay, South Africa (1762)
Catharina (van Malbaar) van Malabar was part of the settlement of the Dutch Cape Colony.
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Contents

Biography

Name

Catharina van Malabar [1][2][3]
Katrijn [4][5]
  • Between 29 October 1673 and 15 March 1676, the name of Catharina van Malabar was written in the record as Catharina van Malbaar. [6]
  • 15 March 1676, the name of Catharina van Malabar was written in the record as Catharina van Malbaar. [6]
  • 27 October 1678, the name of Catharina van Malabar was written in the record as Catrina Mallebaar. [6]
  • 29 September 1679, the name of Catharina van Malabar was written in the record as Catharina Malbaar. [6]
  • 26 December 1681, the name of Catharina van Malabar was written in the record as Catrina van de Kust [coast] Comandell. [6]
  • Catharina van Malabar was also known as Catharina NN. [6]
  • 31 July 1688, the name of Catharina van Malabar was written in the record as Catarina van de Cust Coromandel. [6]
  • Between 6 Feb 1673 and 3 Aug 1704 the name of Catherina van Malabar was written in the record as Catryn van Bengale. [6]
Catharina VAN MALABAR, she was also known as VAN BENGALE. She was also known as Catrijn. [7]
Gabriels (current name) [7]
Claasen (current name) [2]
Cornelisse (current name) [4]
Catharina / Catrijn van Malabar (found multiple versions of name - using Catharina van Malabar) [8]

Birth

Date: She would have been born between 1637 and 1655:
* (estimated)[6] 1637 [6][7]
* Between 1641 and 1655 (imported only from 1641, date of birth marked as uncertain). [9]
* 1645, 1649 (found multiple copies of BIRTH DATE. Using 1649) [5]
* c1650. [4]
* 1655 [1]
Place: Malabar [9][7] , Kerala [9], India [9][5][7]

Baptism

Date: Oct 29, 1673 [4] - She was baptised as an adult on 29 October 1673 at the Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Cape Town [7]:
dito (29 dito (October))
Twee bejaarde Vrouwe-Personen, waer
van d'een genaamt wierd Catharina van
Malbaar out 36 jaren: d'ander
Elisabeth van Bengalen out ontrent
de 30 jaren [10]

Arrival

On 30 January 1662 the Angelier and Oijevaer departed Batavia enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where they docked on 2 April 1662. Among the pasengers on board the vessels were Zacharias Wagenaer, Maria aux Brebis and Maria de Bucquoij. Accompanying Wagenaer were his slaves Louis van Bengale, Annike van Bengale and Anthonij de Later van Japan. The widow Verburg (Maria de Bucquoij) was accompanied by her personal slave Catharina van Malabar. [3]

Marriages and Relationships

Date: Mar 15, 1676: 1st marriage to Cornelis Claasz [11]:
1676....Den 15 dito (Maart) Cornelis Claasz van Uytrecht vrijborgher en Catharina van Malbaar. [12]
Event date: 15 March 1676[12][9]
Event place: Cape Town, [South Africa][12]
Groom: Cornelis Claasz[12]
Bride: Catharina van Malbaar[12]
Cornelis Claasen aka Kees de Boer was from Utrecht [12] and arrived at the Cape before 1657. He was married at Stellenbosch in 1676 to Catharina Van Malabar. She was born 1650 and baptised in 1673. Cornelis had earlier had a child with the slave Isabella van Angola in 1661. [13][6] On Mar 15, 1676 at the Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Cape Town.[14]
Catharina had 7 children with Cornelis Claasen (Claasz) ca. 1650 - ca. 1688 [13]:
  1. Adriaantje Gabrielsz - 13 Nov 1667
  2. Claes Cornelisz van de Caep - 6 Feb 1673
  3. Cornelia Cornelisse - 18 Nov 1674
  4. Aaltie Cornelisz - 15 Mar 1676
  5. Maria Cornelisz - 27 Oct 1678[15]
  6. Barent Cornelisz - 29 Sep 1679
  7. Hendrik Claasen - 26 Dec 1681
  8. Catharina Cornelisz - 5 Nov 1684, d. bt 1718 - 1719
Catharina van Malabaar had a child with Gabriel de Samboua of which Cornelis Claassen was the stepfather. This child was known as Adriana Gabrielse [16] van de Kaap (also known as Adriaentje Claassen).[17] Arriaantje got baptised 13 November 1667 in Cape Town. Later Katrijn married Cornelis Claasen (Kees de Boer) and thus he was the stepfather of Arrianntje .[18] This child was known as Adriaentje Cornelisz. Adriaantje Gabrielsz was born in bondage, before 13 November 1667, and was owned by Commandeur Cornelis van Quaelbergen de Caep de Goede Hoop.[19] and was baptised in 1667. Catherine is named as a parent in the record of the baptism of Adriaentje NN on 13 November 1667: een slaevinne kint van den E.H.Comman: Quaelbergen, wiert genaemt Adriaentje de moeder Catharyn tot getuyge stont in persoon van de Juffr Quaelbergen haer slaevinne at the Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Cape Town.[20]
2nd marriage - she remarried as Catarina van de Cust Coromandel to Andries Voormeester on 31 July 1688 [7][21]

Unruly Family Affairs

Kees Claasz (de Boer) & his Indian ex-slave wife , the gedoopte swartinne Catrijn (Catharina van Malabar), are 2 of the more interesting personalities inhabiting the early colonial Cape settlement & 1st to inhabit the newly found colony at Stellenbosch. Notwithstanding their frequent brushes with the law, they appear to play an important community role at Moddergat which later becomes an important ‘Coloured’ farming settlement & mission station outside of Stellenbosch. Their descendants in the female line ramify dramatically in the colonial community becoming the founding mothers of various whole family clans: Bezuidenhout, Van Locherenberg, Bronkhorst, Gerrits, Pyl, Rigt, Willemse, Kemp & Franke. The family is seldom without controversy. Their surviving daughters all lead eventful lives:
Adriaentje has an illegitimate child by one Hendrik Speldenberg.
Cornelia drives her husband Abraham Bastiaansz: Pyl to take his own life by slitting his throat.
Aeltje, after her husband Heinrich Jansen Heyder is convicted for assaulting a ‘Hottentot’ named Lucifer, seeks succour as concubine to the soon-to-be murdered Jacobus van den Berg which murder takes place in the house of her sister Catharina.
Maria dumps her Frisian husband Gerrit Willemse permitting her socially misfit free-black paramour Isaac Pietersz: van de Caab to remove her undesirable spouse by dragging him by the hair out of his own home to become a vagabond ... [22]
For more information about this family click the following link: http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6906.htm [Mansell Upham] [22]

Death

Date: 1673 [7] / 1684-1744 (could not interpret date in death date) [1] / 1706, 1773 (found multiple copies of death date. Using 1706 Array) [5]
Place: Cape [1][7], [South Africa] [1][7][5]

Sources


  • WikiTree profile Van Malabar-4 created through the import of Ancestors_DippenaarAndre_noinfo.GED on Oct 23, 2012 by Andrew Dippenaar. Record ID Number: MH:I1290 : User ID: DFD5A9C2-7159-4063-80E2-FFC73DE4C73A : UPD 28 DEC 2011 00:02:31 GMT+2

  • WikiTree profile Van Malabar-6 created through the import of Vermaak Family Site - 05 May 2013.GED on May 5, 2013 by Dina Vermaak. Record ID Number: MH:I1594 : User ID: 40EB97C3-CF53-4BFA-B1F8-3438156E98CE : UPD 19 JUL 2010 23:06:39 GMT+2

  • WikiTree profile Van Malabar-9 created through the import of Olivier Family Tree.ged on Jun 27, 2013 on Jun 27, 2013 by Amanda Calitz. Record ID Number: MH:I500106 : User ID: 51C98DA6060F8F28047FB8959C1BE784 : UPD 25 JUN 2013 07:31:34 GMT+2

  • On Jun 30, 2013 (Van Malabar-10) by Amanda Calitz. Record ID Number: MH:I500142 : User ID: 51CC4126341E4F960485D6055B354358

  • WikiTree profile Van Malabar-1 created through the import of JacobusStephanus(Oudtshoorn)GERICKE.ged on Apr 13, 2012 by Christo Cruywagen.
  • Source: Title: Ancestral File (R) Abbreviation: Ancestral File (R) Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998 Repository: Family History Library Address: Address 1: 35 N West Temple Street Address 2: Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA City: Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

  • WikiTree profile Van Malabar-2 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper. User ID: 3DD496149F33064B9CA09B822BE26811BD97 Prior to import, this record was last changed 8 Jan 2010.


  • Van Malabar-18 was created by Wilhelm Venter through the import of Venter_2013_2015-01-12_2015-01-1402.ged on Jan 14, 2015.
  • Source: Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: Ancestry.com

  • WikiTree profile Van De Kaap-6 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper. User ID: 6E81CF99B4AAFC419C8B67D682F41F382304 Prior to import, this record was last changed 8 Oct 2010.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Apr 13, 2012 by Christo Cruywagen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jun 27, 2013 on Jun 27, 2013 by Amanda Calitz (Van Malabar-9).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pieter Meyer 23 April 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Oct 23, 2012 by Andrew Dippenaar.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Jan 14, 2015 by Wilhelm Venter.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/ Page: Catharina van Malabar Seen and entered 18 Jan 2015 by Philip van der Walt.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 May 5, 2013 by Dina Vermaak.
  8. Jan 14, 2015 by Wilhelm Venter. Source: #S5 Page: Ancestry Family Tree
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper.
  10. The Genealogical Society of South Africa: eGSSA branch, South African Records Transcribed. A selection of historical records transcriptions (http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/ : accessed 25 July 2016), [http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/church-registers/cape-town-ngk-1665-to-1695/44-cape-town-baptisms-1673 Cape Town Baptisms 1665-1695, "Cape Town Baptisms 1673, p. 8", baptism entry for Catharina van Malbaar, 29 Oct 1673; Source: Cape Archives Verbatim Copies VC 603, Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk, baptisms 1665 to 1696. VC 603 is a photocopy made during the 1980s of the original, 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 and to the Pretoria Repository (where it is part of the FC series). The original register is now housed in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as G1 1/1. The transcription was originally made in 2006 by Richard Ball. Corrections were received from Delia Robertson and Alwyn Smit and Corney Keller had now completely revised and amended the original transcript (February 2012). Seen and entered by Philip van der Walt Jul 25, 2016.
  11. Cornelis Claasz van Uytregt vrijborger en Catharina van Malbaar, transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 The Genealogical Society of South Africa: eGSSA branch, South African Records Transcribed. A selection of historical records transcriptions transcribed (Cape Town Marriages 1665-1695Cape Town Marriages 1676, page 81 ; accessed Aug 17, 2015). This transcription has been made from photographs of the Cape Archives Verbatim copies document VC 603 - Cape Town baptisms, memberships and marriages 1665-1695, which is a photocopy the original register, now housed in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as G1-1/1. 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). Seen and entered Aug 17, 2015 by Susanna de Bruyn.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper.
  14. NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695
  15. Her 4th child, Maria van der Kaap, born in 1678 [...] whose grand-daughter Gertruyda Willemse married into the Saayman family.
  16. The slave Gabriel de Samboua is believed to have been the biological father, hence her second name Gabrielsz. Philip van der Walt (2/1//2014).
  17. Adriana Gabrielse van de Kaap had an illegitimate child with Hendrik Speldenberg. Elsje Speldenberg was baptised 26 November 1679. Arriaantje got married to Pieter Boshouwer on 9 July 1683. She became the stammoeder of the Bezuidenhouts and the van Locherenbergs. Entered by Philip van der Walt (14/12/2013).
  18. Entered by Philip van der Walt, 14-12-2013
  19. Cornelisz Claassen was her stepfather. Philip van der Walt (2/1/2014).
  20. NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.): dito (13 November) 1665-1695, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  21. "ultimo July (den 25 Julij is crossed out) Andries Voormeester van Guedelborg vrijborger aen Stellenbos jongman met Catarina van de Cust Coromandel Wed. wijle den overleden vrijborger Cornelis Claasze: May 2006, Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/
  22. 22.0 22.1 Source: First Fifty Years - Project collating Cape of Good Hope records Facebook Community Page: July 14 at 2:09am Seen and added by Philip van der Walt Jul 16, 2015.

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to:
E.J. van der Walt (Medeouteur van: Die familie Van der Walt in Suid-Afrika. Saamgestel deur C.M. van der Walt, E.J. van der Walt, T.S.P. van der Walt. Geredigeer deur E.P. Jooste en I. Groesbeek. EP Genealogie Publikasie Nr. 31 RGN, Pretoria, 1989.) for bringing under my (Philip van der Walt) attention through his publications this remarkable period in the early history of the Dutch Cape Colony.
C.M. van der Walt for bringing the following source to our attention: A.M. van Rensburg. My Genetic Enrichment : Slaves at the Cape, South Africa.
Schalk Pienaar for reminding me today (25 Jul 2016) to start the long overdue reconstruction of the bio and the de-conflation with that other big progenitor out from the far East - Catharina (van Palicatte) van Bengale (abt. 1631 - abt. 1683).


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On 6 Oct 2018 at 09:09 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Hi Sharon, in the bigger scheme of things all these profiles are murky and we have still hundreds of slave profiles to work on. The work of Upham, Ball and Robinson on these profiles are many times leading, but they are still in many instances only leading and not conclusive unless proven otherwise - tentative. See Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project > Adriaantje Gabrielsz - the DNA research is still ongoing; there were also three persons called Kees de Boer at the Cape at that time. I will change the place name in the vitals.

On 6 Oct 2018 at 07:11 GMT Sharon Caldwell wrote:

Also, just as a matter of interest, why has Gabriel van Samboua rather than Gabriel Joosten been allocated as the father of Adriaentje? I have not found evidence that necessarily favours one over the other and am interested in what has swung the project in this direction.

On 6 Oct 2018 at 07:07 GMT Sharon Caldwell wrote:

Thanks for the clarification, Philip. I would still suggest we get the birth place in the vitals at Malabar and not Bengal, based on 1) that is what is in the Biography and 2) it is the most used in the records.

On 6 Oct 2018 at 06:05 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Hi Sharon, the british only took hold in Bengal around 1757. See Wikipedia on this - the Dutch traded along the whole of the Coromandel coast with the Mughal sultanate nearly one hundred years before that date [they were present in the far east near two hundred years before 1757]. Yes Coromandel Bengal might be incorrect. But at that time the Bengal Subah (mid 17th century, not the 18th century) was a subdivision of the Mughal Empire encompassing modern Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. Not to be confused with the current day state of Bengal, which is not the same as the Dutch Bengal, that from 1615 onwards, the Dutch East India Company traded with.

On 5 Oct 2018 at 10:58 GMT Sharon Caldwell wrote:

I am wondering why her birthplace is given as Coromandel, Bengal. Coromandel was South East, and also included a Dutch settlement (in what is now Andra Pradesh). Bengal is far north and was a British possession. She occurs more often, however as being van Malabar, which is on the West Coast (modern day Kerala) where the Dutch also had a presence. I would thus suggest we change the birthplace in the vitals to correspond to the Place given in the Bio: Malabar.

On 29 Apr 2018 at 09:07 GMT Lee-Ann (Kotzé) Connolly wrote:

How do I connect my DNA Test with Cathrina van Malabar profile? As she is my 10th Great Grandmother.

On 28 Apr 2018 at 15:10 GMT Lee-Ann (Kotzé) Connolly wrote:

My Maternal Haplogroup is U2c1

Which according to https://www.familytreedna.com/public/mtDNA%20U2?iframe=mtresults is the same haplogroup as Catharina Van Malabar

On 15 Oct 2016 at 13:19 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

Thank you very much Philip

On 15 Oct 2016 at 09:31 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

Van De Kaap-6 and Van Malbaar-1 appear to represent the same person because: Van De Kaap-6 was added to Catharina de Bero profile as mother but is in fact a duplicate for Van_Malbaar-1 wife of Kees de Boer and mother to Catharina "Kattrija" van Hoorn formerly Cornelisz aka Cornelijs, de Bero Cornelisz-9... Van_Malbaar-1 is the target profile. Please merge and help build our tree. Thanks R

On 15 Oct 2016 at 09:25 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

She was added to Catharina de Bero profile as mother but is in fact a duplicate for Van_Malbaar-1 wife of Kees de Boer and mother to Catharina "Kattrija" van Hoorn formerly Cornelisz aka Cornelijs, de Bero Cornelisz-9

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