Catharina (Trijntje) Hillebrants (c.1657 - 1695) MP

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Nicknames: "Trijntje Wyk; Thryntje van Wyk; Trijntje Hillebrands"
Birthplace: The Netherlands
Death: Died in Kaapstad
Managed by: June Barnes
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About Catharina (Trijntje) Hillebrants

CJB - This profile was linked to Hans Helm as her father. There is no evidence or source given for this - if there is evidence please quote it here. In the mean time I have removed the connection.



On 31st March 1702 she stated before the Weesmeesters that, due to the manifold sicknesses that had beset her late husband the land was in a poor state as well as in debt; she asked to be allowed time, in which she would do her best to find the money to pay the paternal inheritance belonging to the two children from her late husband's first marriage to Trijntje Hillebrands.

A note of 1712 from the same document gives the names of her three children by Willem van Wijk.

The reference to this document was provided from his research by Mansell Upham, to whom I am most grateful for this vital information.

(Cape Archives, MOOC 5/1, Weesmeesteren: Extracten 1699 enz., p.7)

Of her children by Jurgen Kervel, two appear in the baptismal registers but Hilletje and Catharina Kervel are included on the evidence of various baptisms with their witness, which I have mentioned in their notes.

(See also my notes)


married (1) Willem van Wijk circa 1694 at Drakenstein

( they first appear as a couple in the opgaaf returns of 1695,

apparently already with a child. The marriage is assumed

to have taken place at Drakenstein. )


Trijntjen Hillebrants

died circa 1695, (or was it 1693?)


According to the inventory taken after her death she left two minor children (not named) - in a later Weeskamer document of 1712 these two children are named as Arij and Gerrit van Wijk.

That inventory was dated 10th March 1695 and one would assume that she died shortly before that date.

Up to 1692 what records I have seen mention her name her as Trijntje or Catharina Hillebrants. The 1693 give the name of the wife of Willem van Wijk as Trijntje Wijkens. Does this mean her full name was Trijntje Hillebrants Wijkens?

By 1695 Willem is recorded living with Tryntje Harmens, who continues in the Muster and Opgaaf records as his wife until she is recorded as his widow in 1702.

Note that Trijintje is possibly short for 'Cathrijntje'


married 5 August 1685 at Cape Town

4 Church Registers - Cape Town Congregation, consulted in the form of an LDS microfilm and V603, photocopy of the original, Cape Archives (original in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Argiewe, Stellenbosch), VC 603k 604, 604, 605, 606 marriages, page 83, 1685

den 5 Augustus Willem van Wyck, vryburger, en Catharina Hillebrands

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Catharina (Trijntje) Hillebrants's Timeline

The Netherlands
Age 29
Cape, South Africa
Age 31
Cape, South Africa
Age 33
Drakenstein ( Paarl)
Age 37
Cape Town, South Africa
Age 38