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Adriana Smit (Tol), SM/PROG

Also Known As: "Smit; Kuyper; Cuyper", "Kuiper", "Aryaentje", "Jacobsz"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Delft, Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Stellenbosch, Cape Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Alewijnsz Tol and Elysabeth Dircx van der Piet
Wife of Unknown; Jan Smit, SV/PROG 1 and Andreas Kuyper
Mother of Johanna Tol; Johannes Smit, b2; Christoffel Smit, b3; Jacobus Smit, b4; Hilletje Smit, b5 SM and 2 others
Sister of Marija Tol; Elsje Tol; Alewijn Tol; Dirck Tol and Willem Jacobsz Tol

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About Adriana Smit, SM/PROG

  • Birth Date 7/29/1649
  • Death Date 1722
  • First Name Adriana
  • Last Name Tol
  • Maiden Name Tol
  • Gender Female
  • Birth Location Delft, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
  • Baptism Date 7/16/1656
  • Death Location Delft, Zuid-Holland, Nederland

Conflicting info on merge:

  • First Name Adriana Jacobsz (Ariaentje) Adriana
  • Middle Name (Aryaentjie)
  • Last Name Tol Smit
  • Birth Date 1656 1665

Stammoeder Adriana Tol's Origin

  • Adriana Tol was baptised on 16th of July 1656 in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft as Aryaentje,
  • Vader Jacob Tol,
  • Moeder Elisabet vandr. Piet.
  • The witnesses were her grandfather, Dirck van der Piet and his second wife, Aryaentje Tijsz., and Elisabet Isaackx.

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Notes: from Richard Ball In the marriage entry in the Stellenbosch register for her later marriage to Andries Cuyper, she is described as being from or of Delft 'van Delft'. I have assumed that the Aryaentje Tol who was baptised on 16 July 1656 in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, is the same person as the Adriana Tol who, by 1688, was living in the Cape. I have not yet discovered any proof positive of this but for my reasoning see my notes (copy in the file) On 22nd December 1685, named as Adriana Jacobsz. Tol, the wife of Johannes Smit, soldier, she appeared before the Delft Weeskamer and stated that she was now supported by her husband. She declared that her mother had raised and provided for her properly; she thanked her for her good care and freed her of any further obligation. From 1692 through to 1695 she is listed in the muster rolls as living in Stellenbosch with Jan Smit, but from 1696 she is listed as his widow. On the 29th June 1700, the Stellenbosch Church Meeting suspended her from church services for a year. The reason is not stated other than that she is admonished to live a better life. Unfortunately none of the earlier Stellenbosch Church Meeting minutes, which might have contained a previous warning, appear to have survived. A year later, on the 28th March 1701, her suspension was continued.


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F1946 Family group sheet -------------------- On the origins of Adriana Tol and Jan Smit, resident at the Cape of Good Hope from about 1688. Adriana Tol was married at Stellenbosch on 11th January 1705. In the marriage register she is described as Adriana Tol van Delft Wede. She and Jan Smit had had several children baptised at the Cape between 1688 and 1700 and he had presumably died by this date.[2] The lead to Delft has been followed up before, and there is an article in Familia by Jean M. Schönnberg (Familia vol 15, no.2, 1982, p. 50-51) which lists three baptisms and brief details of three marriages for the Tol family of Delft. Jean Schönnberg states that he/she traced these details on a recent (1982) trip to Salt Lake City and gives film references for some Delft church and marriage court records. From research that I have recently done and had done, it seems that the details as given are not entirely accurate and two of the marriages are wrongly attributed. I have, therefore, set out the newly established details of the Tol family of Delft and their connections.[2] The indexes to the Baptism, Marriage and Burial records of the City of Delft have recently been made available on the web site of the Gemeentearchief Delft, making it a good deal easier to check this information. I have spent a lot of time among these indexes working out a likely family tree for Adriana Tol, who did indeed appear among them, and have received copies of the more relevant church register pages.[2] Having constructed a conjectural family for Adriana Tol I then asked a husband and wife research team in the Netherlands, Family Affairs, to visit the Delft Archives on my behalf to see if any further documents, such as wills, Weeskamer records, etc could be found.[2] What I was really hoping for was some reference to 'my daughter A Tol, now resident at the Cape of Good Hope' but, so far, such positive evidence has not been found. A great deal of information has, nevertheless, come to light, and wills for several of the people concerned, as well as long and detailed Weeskamer records of the family of Adriana Tol, her mother and her brothers and sisters.[2] In my opininon the Tol family in Delft is now tolerable well proven and accounted for but I am still researching the Smit/Tol family at the Cape and am hoping to be able to find some more information in the records there when the research can be carried out for me, but the balance of liklihood seems to me to favour the theory that the two Adriana Tols, the one in Delft and the one at the Cape, are the same person.[2] My reasons: 1. Adriana Tol stated that she came from Delft. Tol is not a rare name in the Netherlands or in Delft, but from the records available to me, there would appear to have been only the one Tol family in Delft during the 17th Century.[2] 2. The coincidence of names: a. Adriana Tol married to Jan/Johannes Smit in both places. b. The children's names: at the Cape, Christoffel, Jacobus, Hulsie, Francois, Alewijn, Johanna in Delft, Christoffel (earlier son of Jan Smit), Jacobus (Adriana Tol's father), Alewijn (her elder brother) (One must assume that Christoffel, Hulsie and Frans were names from Jan Smit's side of the family).[2] 3. Dates: So far as I have been able to discover Adriana Tol does not appear in the Delft records after December 1685. All the reference works state that the Smit/Tol family was in the Cape from 1688 but so far I have not been able to find out on what this statement is based. Like so much else of the published works on South African genealogy (and there are a lot of them) many of these sorts of statement are copied and recopied but the original source reference is seldom copied with them. Certainly Christoffel Smit the son of Jan Smit, was baptised in Cape Town on 9 May 1688. The first mention of Adriana Tol that we have so far been able to find is that of the baptism of her son Jacobus Smit on 16 October 1689 in Stellenbosch.[2] Conclusion: Tol is not a rare name in the Netherlands, but there would appear to have been only the one Tol family in Delft in the 17th Century. So, based on Adriana Tol's statement in 1705 that she came from Delft and the other rather slim circumstantial evidence presented above, I am assuming that Adriana Tol of the Cape of Good Hope is the same Adriana Tol who was baptised on 16 July 1656 in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft and married Johannes Smit at the same church on 27 December 1681.[2] If anyone has any evidence for or against this theory I would be very pleased indeed to have it. (Many thanks to researchers: André Kellerman, Graham Lloyd, Helena Liebenberg and Femke and Lars Roobol).[2] In the marriage entry in the Stellenbosch register for her later marriage to Andries Cuyper, she is described as being from or of Delft 'van Delft'. I have assumed that the Aryaentje Tol who was baptised on 16 July 1656 in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, is the same person as the Adriana Tol who, by 1688, was living in the Cape. I have not yet discovered any proof positive of this but for my reasoning see my notes.[2] On 22nd December 1685, named as Adriana Jacobsz. Tol, the wife of Johannes Smit, soldier, she appeared before the Delft Weeskamer and stated that she was now supported by her husband. She declared that her mother had raised and provided for her properly; she thanked her for her good care and freed her of any further obligation.[2] From 1692 through to 1695 she is listed in the muster rolls as living in Stellenbosch with Jan Smit, but from 1696 she is listed as his widow.[2] On the 29th June 1700, the Stellenbosch Church Meeting suspended her from church services for a year. The reason is not stated other than that she is admonished to live a better life. Unfortunately none of the earlier Stellenbosch Church Meeting minutes, which might have contained a previous warning, appear to have survived.[2] A year later, on the 28th March 1701, her suspension was continued.[2][10]

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Adriana Smit, SM/PROG's Timeline

1656
July 16, 1656
Delft, Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
July 16, 1656
Delft, Delft, South Holland, The Netherlands
1681
December 20, 1681
Age 25
Delft, Netherlands
1682
1682
Age 25
Delft, Netherlands
1688
May 9, 1688
Age 31
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1688
Age 31
Delft, Netherlands
1689
September 16, 1689
Age 33
1691
April 1, 1691
Age 34
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1693
1693
Age 36
1695
September 28, 1695
Age 39
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa