Amsoeboe van Timor, SV/PROG (c.1640 - 1708) MP

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Nicknames: "Amsoeboe", "Clasius", "Paaij Moor", "Paay Timorees."
Birthplace: Pekanbaru City, Riau, Indonesia
Death: Died in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
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About Amsoeboe van Timor, SV/PROG

Taken from a paper by Mansell Upham

"Amsoeboe, his wife Inabe and daughters Iba and Baauw ‐ a politically exiled, but un‐enslaved, family from Timor ‐ is sent (20 March 1676) by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) from Jakarta to Mauritius. There, the family is accused of conspiring (1677) with Company slaves and exiled convicts to overthrow the colony, massacre its officials, and escape. They are interrogated (1679) by Commander Isaac Johannes Lamotius and his council.

...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.

Amsoeboe and his family are all separately interrogated in a pre‐trial investigation by Commander Isaac Johannes Lamotius (1646‐1718)19 and his council.

Amsoeboe next appears (1692) as a miller with both daughters in the Cape District alongside free‐burgher Gerrit Theunisz: (from Utrecht) ‐ concubine to Iba ‐ which couple is again recorded (1695).

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On 4 February 1708 the rotting corpse of town beggar Amsoeboe van Timor aka "Pai Moor" - exiled from Mauritius & Batavia - was discovered in the Company gardens ... he was the Cape's founding father of the ERASMUS, BLOM & De JAGER families ... http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6299.htm

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Amsoeboe van Timor, SV/PROG's Timeline

1640
1640
Pekanbaru City, Riau, Indonesia
1660
1660
Age 20
1665
1665
Age 25
Indonesia
1679
August 15, 1679
Age 39

Timorees family arrive at Cape on Boode [Lorna Newcomb]
Referencehttp://www.e-family.co.za/remarkablewriting/PaiTimor.pdf

1681
November 26, 1681
Age 41

eene Timorees huijsgesin [Resolution: Council of Policy Wednesday, 26
November 168[1] (Journal, 27 November 1681)]

1682
1682
Age 42

Paay Timorees & Ansela van Timor – enumerated as couple with 5 daughters [Anthonique & 3 voordogters & Ansela]

1683
1683
Age 43
1692
1692
Age 52

Pay Timoor [no wife] (Vryswart) & 2 daughters [Anthonique & Ansela]; listed as
moolenaar

1697
1697
Age 57

Clasius [Darius?] van Timor appears with Gerrit Theunisz: (from Utrecht) &
Athoni[que]

1708
February 4, 1708
Age 68
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa

decomposed body found dead in Company Gardens