Aletta van der Merwe, b7 SM (1684 - 1729) MP

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Nicknames: "Aaltje", "Aeltie", "Aletta van Staden", "Aletta van Rensburg"
Birthplace: Cape of Good Hope
Death: Died in Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Managed by: Dennis Anthony Burger
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About Aletta van der Merwe, b7 SM

  • Birth Date before 30 April 1864
  • Death Date 30 Sept 1729
  • First Name Aletta
  • Last Name van der Merwe
  • Suffix b7
  • Maiden Name van der Merwe
  • Gender Female
  • Birth Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Baptism Date 30 April 1684
  • Death Location Vetrivier, South Africa

The details for these families come from the wills of 1722 and 1758 of Maria van Staden and from the facsimiles of the original will and estate accounts of Aletta vd Merwe that appear on the van Rensburg web site created by André van Rensburg.

Admitted a member of the Stellenbosch congregation about 1700.


Aeltie van der Merwe was baptized on 30 April 1684 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Willem Schalks van der Merwe, Elsje Cloete, Catarina Jacobs, Pieter Claessen van den Bergh and Skipper Jan van Brienen. This witness has not been positively identified but Catarina Jacobs and Skipper Jan van Brienen is(are) potentially the correct individual(s).

Citation -

NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: den 30 April Aeltie

Willem Schalck en Elsie Jacobs

Pieter Claessen van den Bergh, skipper

Jan van Brienen, en Catarina Jacobs,

transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch

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

  • Reference no.: MOOC8/5.24
  • Testator(s):
  • Aletta van der Merwe
  • 15 November 1729

N:s Leij

Inventaris van alle sodanige goederen als er sijn naargelaten en met er dood ontruijmt door Aletta van der

Merwe laast wed: der landbouwer Claas Jansz: van Rensburg, ten voordeele van haar 9 kinderen met name

  • Maria van Staden getrouwt met den landbouwer Frans Smit en

kinderen in haar voorige huwelijk bij wijle Martinus van Staden verwekt

  • Martinus van Staden


  • Johannes Jansz: oud 21
  • kinderen van t laaste bed
  • Elsje oud 17
  • Cicilia oud 14
  • Willem oud 12
  • Nicolaas oud 9
  • Hendrik oud 6 en
  • Sophia Jansz. van Rensburg oud 4 jaren
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Aletta van der Merwe, b7 SM's Timeline

March 30, 1684
Cape of Good Hope
April 23, 1684
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
April 23, 1684
Cape Town
April 23, 1684
April 30, 1684
NGK Kaapstad
Age 16
Paarl, Cape, South Africa
June 27, 1706
Age 22
Cape Colony
Age 21
Drakenstein, Suid Afrika, Kaap
August 14, 1708
Age 24
Stellenbosch, Kaap, South Africa
July 7, 1709
Age 25