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Birthplace: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
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About Adam Tas, SV/PROG

Adam Tas From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Adam Tas (1668 – June 1722) was a community leader in the Cape Colony at the turn of the 17th century, and is best known for his role in the conflict between Cape Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel (son of the former Governor Simon van der Stel) and the "free burghers" at the Cape of Good Hope.

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Adam Tas (pronounced "Ah-dum Tuss") was born in Holland. One of his aunts and her German husband, Henning Hüsing, came to the Cape in search of fortune. When he was 29 (1697), Tas joined them and stayed at Meerlust, their Stellenbosch home. Two years later he was appointed Standard Bearer to the Burgher Infantry.[1] In June, 1703 he married Elizabeth Von Brakel, the wealthy widow of Joris (Hans Jürgen) Grimpen, who owned a collection of farms[2] in the district.

Tas became secretary of the “Brotherhood”, which viewed the Dutch East India Company (VOC) administration at the Cape as corrupt and dictatorial. Tas and Hüsing drafted a petition, accusing local VOC officials of abusing the company's trading monopoly, and managed to convince 63 of the 550 Cape free burghers to sign it.[3] Without informing the local officials, the signed petition was sent directly to the VOC headquarters in Amsterdam.

The petition was rejected and Van der Stel became aware of its existence. Tas was arrested on February 28, 1706, escorted in chains [4] to Cape Town, and convicted. Van der Stel had parts of Tas’s diary copied (Jun 13, 1705 through Feb 27, 1706) as evidence. [2] (Large fragments of this copy was rediscovered in 1911[5] by A.C.C. Lloyd, a librarian at the South African Public Library.[6]) After he was convicted, Tas was thrown in the “Black Hole” - a damp dungeon completely devoid of any light located in the Castle of Good Hope. However, since 31 of the signatories were Huguenots, and because the Netherlands was at war with France, the rejected petition generated belated concern in Amsterdam. The fear was that the discontent might convince some to become spies for the French. The VOC dismissed van der Stel, and ordered his return to the Netherlands (April 23, 1707). VOC officials were subsequently forbidden to own any land at the Cape of Good Hope.[3]

Thirteen months into his incarceration Tas was released. Upon gaining his freedom, Tas named his home "Libertas" (Latin: freedom) in honor of the occasion, and allocated a new meaning (“Tas is Free!”) to the name.[4]

References

^ RootsWeb: SOUTH-AFRICA-L Re: [ZA] Adam TAS ^ a b RootsWeb: SOUTH-AFRICA-L Re: [ZA] Re: Adam TAS ^ a b http://sahistory.org.za/pages/people/tas-a.htm ^ a b Turtle Bunbury - travel writer and historian ^ Dagboek van Adam Tas, 1705-1706, uitgegee deur Leo Fouché en hersien deur A ^ Van Riebeeck Society [edit]External links

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Adam Tas

Vir die Afrikaanse sanger, sien Adam Tas (sanger).

Adam Tas (1668 – Junie 1722) was 'n gemeenskapsleier teen die einde van die 17de eeu in die Kaapkolonie en is veral bekend vir sy rol in die konflik tussen die Kaapse goewerneur Willem Adriaan van der Stel (seun van die voormalige goewerneur Simon van der Stel) en die "vryburgers" aan die Kaap die Goeie Hoop. Oorsig [wysig]

Adam Tas is in Nederland gebore. Een van sy tantes en haar Duitse man, Henning Hüsing, het na die Kaap verhuis. Toe hy (in 1697) 29 was, het Tas by hulle aangesluit en by hulle op die plaas Meerlust in Stellenbosch gaan woon. In Junie 1703 trou hy met Elizabeth von Brakel, die welvarende weduwee van Joris (Hans Jürgen) Grimpen, wat verskeie plase in die distrik besit het.

Tas word die sekretaris van die “Broederskap”, wat die Verenigde Oos-Indiese Kompanjie (VOC)-administrasie aan die Kaap as korrup en diktatoriaal beskou. Tas en Hüsing stel 'n petisie op wat die VOC-amptenare beskuldig van misbruik van die VOC se handelsmonopolie en slaag daarin om 63 van die 550 Kaapse vryburgers te oortuig om dit te teken. Sonder om die plaaslike amptenare in te lig word die getekende petisie direk na die VOC-hoofkantoor in Amsterdam gestuur.

Die petisie word deur Van der Stel verwerp nadat hy bewus geword het daarvan. Tas word op 28 Februarie 1706 gearresteer en in kettings na Kaapstad geneem. Van der Stel het dele van Tas se dagboek laat kopieer (13 Junie 1705 tot 27 Februarie 1706) en gebruik as bewysstukke teen hom. Nadat hy veroordeel is, is Tas in die swartgat, 'n tronksel in die Kasteel die Goeie Hoop, toegesluit.

Die goewerneur is na Nederland ontbied vir 'n ondersoek. Ondanks sy lang geskrewe verdediging is die uitspraak teen hom gelewer. Die VOC dank van der Stel af en roep hom op 23 April 1707 terug na Nederland. VOC-amptenare word daarna verbied om enige grond in die Kaap van Goeie Hoop te besit. Dertien maande na sy arrestasie word Tas vrygelaat en gaan woon hy op sy plaas Libertas tot en met sy afsterwe.

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Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa

  • Reference no.: MOOC10/3.54
  • Testator(s):
  • Adam Tas
  • 20 Julij 1722
  • Copia
  • J:s de Grandpreez

Specificatie van alle zoodanige goederen als er op 20, 21 en 23 Julij 1722 door de testamentaire executeurs, namentlijk Pieter van der Bijl, Matthijs Krugel, Harmanus van Brakel en Johannes Louw, op de plaats gelegen aan Stellenbosch van den overleedene heemraad mons:r Adam Tas sijn verkogt en door de daarbij gespecificeerde personen ingemeijnt, namentl:

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  • 1 jonge gen:t Joema v: Ternaten - Wouter de Vos 64:−−
  • 1 jonge gen:t Marcus v: Madagascar - s:r Van den Heuvel 190:−−
  • 1 jonge gen:t Titus v: Bengalen - Michiel Ott 94:−−
  • 1 jonge gen:t Natan v: Macasser - Pieter van der Bijl 162:−−
  • 1 jonge gen:t Joseph v: Tranquebare - Jacob Coetser 151:−−
  • 1 jonge gen:t Titus v: de Caab - Hans Kune 86:−−
  • 1 jonge gen:t Isaak v: de Caab - Hans Jurgen Potgieter 65:4
  • 1 jonge gen:t October v: Mallebaar - Hans Kune 204:−−
  • 1 jonge gen:t Coster v: de Cust mijnh:r - Van den Heuvel 163

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Adam Tas, SV/PROG's Timeline

1668
1668
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1703
June 7, 1703
Age 35
NGK Stellenbosch
1714
November 25, 1714
Age 46
1716
1716
Age 48
1722
June 1722
Age 54
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
1779
1779
Age 54