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Iba Anthonique van Timor (abt. 1660)

Iba Anthonique (Iba) "Antoinetta" van Timor
Born about in Timormap
Sister of
Wife of — married 1677 in Concubinal relationshipmap
Wife of — married about 1686 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in de Caep de Goede Hoopmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Apr 2013
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Iba van Timor is a Cape of Good Hope - Kaap de Goede Hoop (1652-1806) Stamouer-Progenitor
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SAG nr.

b1 [1]


Iba [2][3][1][4][5] / Antonique [1] / Anthonique [4] / Antoinetta [1] van Timor [2][3][1][4][5] Baauw [3]


Date: Iba van Timor was born about 1660. [2][4][5]
Place: Timor [2][4] [Indonesia] [4]


Amsoeboe, his wife Inabe van Timor and daughters Iba and Baauw [6][7] ‐ a politically exiled, but un‐enslaved, family from Timor ‐ is sent (1676) by the "Dutch East India Company" (VOC) from Batavia [Jakarta on the Indonesian island of Java] on the hooker Goudvink to Mauritius – a VOC outpost (buitenpost) governed from the Cape of Good Hope which latter colony is itself governed from Batavia [Jakarta] (their unnamed son, however, remains at Batavia). The commander on Mauritius at the time is the outgoing reformed privateer Hubert Hugo. [8][3] There, the family is accused of conspiring (1677) with Company slaves and exiled convicts to overthrow the colony, massacre its officials, and escape. Amsoeboe and his family are all separately interrogated in a pre‐trial investigation by Commander Isaac Johannes Lamotius (1646‐1718) and his council... Also implicated is a Company soldier Hans Beer, concubine to Iba. Two conspirators hang themselves. Behr dies mysteriously during interrogation. Claiming no authority to legally try Amsoeboe and his family, Lamotious sends them to the Cape of Good Hope (1679). The family settle amongst the colony’s free‐population. Their household (1681) ‐ one of the small colony’s two operational brothels – is censured by Commander Simon van der Stel and his council authorizing the fiscal to arrest any offenders he finds there. The census (1682) enumerates 7 unnamed members for this family ‐ including presumably 3 illegitimate daughters for Iba. Amsoeboe is now recorded as Paay [‘Father’] Timorees or Moor ‐ and his wife as Ansela van Timor. After the death of Inabe the Orphan Chamber inventorizes (1682) the impoverished family’s meagre worldly goods. [3][1]
14 February 1673[9]: 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). [10]
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!” [10]
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:
Concubine to Dutchman Gerrit Theunisz: His elder daughter Iba – now known as Anthonique / Anthoinetta [van] Timor van Mauritius becomes concubine (bijsit) to free‐burgher Gerrit Theunisz: (from Utrecht). He is the former farming partner (compagnon) of free‐burgher Willem van Wyk (from Ingen). Together they purchase (7 April 1678) the place Paradijs at Constantia and four slaves (Thomas van Bengale, Jantje van Batavia, Paulus van Cabo Verde & heelslag Petronella (Pieterneel / Pyttie) van de Caep from Hester Weijers: / Jans: Klim (from Lier), wid. Wouter Cornelisz: Mostaert (from Utrecht). The partnership is short‐lived as Van Wyk is listed the following year (1679) with a new partner (socius): in compagnie met Hans Ehrentraut. Theunisz: relocates to Stellenbosch where he and Iba live in concubinage. [3][1]


Place: [South Africa] [1]

Research Notes

  1. Regarding the [previously conflated] profile Baauw and Ansela van de Caap as daugther of Amsoeboe and Inabe van Timor - I have created a new profile for their daughter - Baauw van Timor. [11]
  2. I disconnected the profile of Ansela van de Caap as child of Amsoeboe and Inabe van Timor (and therefore as biological sister of Iba van Timor), based on recent DNA research and correspondence recieved 27 Feb, 2016. [12][7]
  3. I have changed the last name of birth of the [putative] father profile of Maria Elizabeth (Jooste) Erasmus (abt. 1679 - abt. 1723) (it is suggested that he had a concubinal relationship with Iba Anthonique van Timor (abt. 1660) in 1868) from Gerrit Theuniz Joosten {Joosten-147} born ca 1656 in the Dutch Rebublic to Theunisz {Theunisz-16} as that was a much more probable patronymic version of the last name in that time - also used by the other authoratitive source Delia Robertson (The First Fifty Years Project. Page: Maria Elisabeth Jooste). [13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 WikiTree profile Van Timor-9 created through the import of export-Ancestors.ged on Jul 31, 2014 by Karina Mulder. Objects included in GEDCOM:
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 WikiTree profile Van Timor-1 created by Pieter Meyer, Apr 15, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 WikiTree profile Van Timor-6 created by Philip van der Walt 19 October 2013. Sources:
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 WikiTree profile Van Timor-12 created by Pierre Kruger 23 April 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 WikiTree profile Van Timor-13 created by Johannes Jooste 25 August 2019. Source:
    • Delia Robertson The First Fifty Years Project" Page: Iba van Timor", Accessed 25 August 2019.
  6. Regarding Ansela Baauw as his daugther: I have disconnected the profile of Ansela van de Caap as the daugther of Inabe van Timor and Amsoeboe (and therefore as biological sister of Iba van Timor), based on recent DNA research and correspondence recieved 27 Feb, 2016. Van der Walt-440 04:50, 28 February 2016 (EST)
  7. 7.0 7.1 DNA Research Notes: Correspondence received from Ronel Olivier 27 Feb, 2016:
    [...]I spoke to Sharon today after a discussion 2014 about the mt-DNA of this profile and her reply was: This is the Maternal Mitochondrial DNA results [Ian William Garrett 12/12/2015 om 3:45 nm. Report]:
    Two female-line descendants of Ansela van de Caap have now been identified belonging to Maternal Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup L0a1. ( > projects/South-African-mtDNA-Female-Progenitors).
    The exciting news is that they represent 2 different lines stemming from Anna van der Swaan, Ansela 's granddaughter. The matching results confirm that Anna van der Swaan belonged to L0a1. Unfortunately only one of Ansela 's daughters produced a mitochondrial lineage (continuous female line) this is the closest "triangulation" that can be made to Ansela herself, but with no evidence in the genealogical record to doubt that Anna van der Swaan was the biological grand-daughter of seems reasonable to conclude that Ansela also belonged to haplogroup L0a1.
    The FFY Project reports that an 8th gen. descendant of Catharina de Beer (believed to be the daughter of Iba van Timor) belongs mtDNA haplogroup N ( While a second result (descending from the same line) would be desirable to confirm this finding, the evidence thus far indicates that Iba van Timor and Ansela van de Caap (Campher) could not have been biological sisters, as their descendants do not share the same mtDNA haplogroup. The finding seems to confirm that Catharina de Beer was indeed a descendant of the exiled Amsoeboe and Inabe van Timor (haplogroup N is consistent with Timorese ancestry) - while Ansela van de Caap was not.
    Not only is Ansela's haplogroup of L0a consistent with African ancestry ( but the Wits University HGDDRU lab reported that one of her descendant's results yielded identical matches to:
    • "1 African American individual
    • 1 individual from the Democratic Republic of Congo
    • 4 Zanzibaris
    • 2 South African Coloureds
    • 1 South African Indian individual
    • 1 White South African
    • 67 South African Bantu-speakers".
    Seen and entered by Philip van der Walt Feb 27, 2016. Special thanks to Ronel Olivier for bringing this to my attention.
  8. Pieter Meyer, May 1 & May 20, 2013.
  9. 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.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Source:
  11. Van der Walt-440 15:22, 1 March 2016 (EST)
  12. Van der Walt-440 09:29, 28 February 2016 (EST)
  13. Van der Walt-440 04:35, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

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Van Timor-12 and Van Timor-1 appear to represent the same person because: First Fifty years mentioned De Beer and Jooste as fathers of children.

All information indicate that that this is the same person.

posted by Schalk Pienaar
Does Van-Timor-12 represent the same person at all? Just asking, they look similar but also completely different...
Please provide a link to the mtDNA results of the mtDNA test takers. Please include the direct maternal line ancestry in WikiTree of the mtDNA test takers. This is needed to use "Confirmed with DNA."
posted by Peter Roberts
Van Timor-6 and Van Timor-1 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate. Dankie Pieter (ek sal graag die biografieën wil integreer, asseblief Pieter).
posted by Philip van der Walt