Catharina (Catrijn) van Malabar, SM/PROG (c.1637 - 1703) MP

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Nicknames: "Katrijn", "Catharina Claasen/Catarina van de Cust Coromandel"
Birthplace: Malabar or Coromandel in India
Death: Died in Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Freed slave, Slave of Jan van Riebeeck, vry slaaf van Jan van Riebeeck gewees
Managed by: Dennis Anthony Burger
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About Catharina (Catrijn) van Malabar, SM/PROG

Catharina van Malabar

The First Fifty Years Project

Cornelis Claasz b. c 1650, d. c 1688

Children

  • Adriaantje Gabrielsz+11 b. b 13 Nov 1667
  • Claes Cornelisz van de Caep12 b. b 6 Feb 1673
  • Cornelia Cornelisse+4 b. b 18 Nov 1674
  • Aaltie Cornelisz+12 b. b 15 Mar 1676
  • Maria Cornelisz+12 b. b 27 Oct 1678
  • Barent Cornelisz12 b. b 29 Sep 1679
  • Hendrik Claasen12 b. b 26 Dec 1681
  • Catharina Cornelisz+12 b. b 5 Nov 1684, d. bt 1718 - 1719

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Pieter Zaaiman born in 1686 was married to Anna Maria Koopman. Their son Bartholomeus born in 1717 married Anna Maria van Biljon who was the daughter of the Cape Creole slave Maria van der Kaap Walters. Their son Bartholomeus Lambertus Saayman born in 1752 married Gertruyda Willemse, the grand-daughter of a Cape Creole slave Maria Cornelisse van der Kaap whose mother was the slave Catharina van Malabar. In turn Gertruyda’s son, another Bartholmeus Saayman born in 1781 married Aletta van der Vyver. Their son Gerhardus ‘Bartjie’ Saayman born in 1823, was married to Johanna van Wyk and were my great great grandmother Margaretha Saayman’s parents. Johannes Jacobus Mellet and Margaretha had a large brood of children and grandchildren. My great grandfather was one of these children who had been given his grand-uncle’s name.

Back-tracking for a moment - Cornelis Claasen aka Kees de Boer was from Utrecht and arrived at the Cape before 1657. He was married at Stellenbosch in 1676 to Catharina Van Malabar. She was born 1650 and baptised in 1673. Catharina remarried in 1688 to Andries VOORMEESTER. Cornelis had earlier had a child with the slave Isabella van Angola in 1661.

Catharina van Malabar had a child, with another European father, this child was known as Adriaentje Cornelis baptised in 1667. She had 7 children with Cornelis Claasen. Her 4th child, Maria van der Kaap, born in 1678 is my forebear whose grand-daughter Gertruyda Willemse married into the Saayman family.

Source: http://cape-slavery-heritage.iblog.co.za/2010/02/28/slaves-and-indigenes-in-my-family-tree/ -------------------- Indiese, slavin, b 1640, Malabar

-------------------- Source: http://southafrica.mypeoplepuzzle.net/

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Catharina (Catrijn) van Malabar, SM/PROG's Timeline

1637
1637
Malabar or Coromandel in India
1652
1652
Age 15
1654
1654
Age 17
1662
1662
Age 25
Western Cape, South Africa
1673
October 29, 1673
Age 36
Kaapkolonie,Suid Afrika
October 29, 1673
Age 36
Cape Of Good Hope
October 29, 1673
Age 36
1673
Age 36
Cape Town
1674
1674
Age 37
Kaapkolonie,Suid Afrika
1676
March 15, 1676
Age 39
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa