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Cornelia Arabus, SM/PROG

Also Known As: "Cornelia Arabus van Abyssinia"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Abyssinia
Death: Died in Cape of Good Hope
Immediate Family:

Partner of Claas NN and Cornelis NN, SV/PROG
Mother of Armosyn Claasz van de Caep, SM and Claas Cornelisz van de Caab
Sister of Lijsbeth Arabus, SM/PROG

Occupation: Slave/Matrice
Managed by: Patric Tariq Mellet
Last Updated:

About Cornelia Arabus, SM/PROG

See 'Armosyn Revisited' and 'Made or Marred by Time ... the Other Armozijn & two enslaved Arabian ‘princesses' at the Cape of Good Hope (1656)' by Mansell Upham on http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/ui46.htm

She had the following children -

  • Armosyn Claasz van de Caep b. c 1661, d. 1733
  • Claas Cornellisen van de Caep b. c 1663

-------------------- http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6534.htm

Cornelia Arabus

''See 1''
  • Born 1647

NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695 NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695

  • Birth Cornelia Arabus was born in 1647 in Abyssinia. See 2
  • Baptism Cornelia Arabus was baptized before 23 August 1665 de Caep de Goede Hoop. See 3
  • SlaveGift Cornelia Arabus and Lijsbeth Arabus were gifted by Admiral PN de la Roche St. Andre, to Maria de la Queillerie on 29 March 1656 de Caep de Goede Hoop, however this transaction was revoked by the Visiting VOC Commissioner Ryckloff van Goen senior, and Lijsbeth and Cornelia then became the property of the Company who could be hired out to officials. See 2, 4, 5
  • SlaveLoan Cornelia Arabus, a slave, was was placed on loan from the Company, in service to Hendrick Hendricksz Boom before 16 April 1657 de Caep de Goede Hoop. See 6, 7

Family

Children

  • Armosyn Claasz van de Caep+8 b. c 1661, d. 1733
  • Claas Cornellisen van de Caep9 b. c 1663

Citations:

  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.8-9; . . . as did two slave children from Abyssinia. These two were little Arab girls, 10 and 12 years of age. . . . Their names were Cornelia and Lijsbeth.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.8-9; . . . as did two slave children from Abyssinia. These two were little Arab girls, 10 and 12 years of age. They had also been a gift to Maria van Riebeeck from the French Admiral De La Roche St. André who had visited the Cape in March 1657. Their names were Cornelia and Lijsbeth.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, pg. 25, . . . in the Church Books which he started on the 23rd of August 1665, the Rev. Joan van Arckel with great foresight tried to record the names of the children who had been baptised before his arrival by visiting ministers.

As for the slaves, the first entries were Cornelia and Lijsbeth Arabus. Then followed Heindrick, Pietertje, Reijntje, two Jacobs, an Annetje, Cathalisa, Mary and Lowijs, who had been baptised on the 8th April 1663. Another Mary and Jan Bruijn are registered as children of mixed marriages.

  1. [S658] Mansell Upham 'Made or Marred by Time - the Other Armozijn & two enslaved Arabian 'princesses' at the Cape of Good Hope (1656)', March 2012, The French flotilla (4 ships) arrived at the Cape (25 March 1656): La Duchesse with Admiral de-la-Roche-St André (recorded also as La Roch, Laroche, La Ros, Lacos, and Laros) at the helm (400 men and 40 guns), La Maréchale (Vice-Admiral Colon, 300 men and 36 guns) La Erman (Captain Richmont, 200 men and 30 guns) and St. Joris [St Georges] (Captain Labriants, 100 men and 20 guns). They sailed into Table Bay (31 March 1656). ... Finally the admiral disembarked (29 March) to call on Van Riebeeck in person and was "festively and politely treated". ... Before departing, the admiral presented Maria de Queillerie with two of the captive Abysinnian princesses, Lijsbeth and Cornelia Arabus, captured on Madagascar."
  2. [S676] Attestation, C2391; Council of Policy, 4 September1652-6 February 1660, Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Cornelia ende Lijsbeth van Abissina door den Fransen admiral Lacrox aen den Commande:[u]rs vrouw vereert.

[S658] Mansell Upham 'Made or Marred by Time' "Muster of Private & Company Slaves (Rijckloff van Goens, 16 April 1657) ... 1 female slave [Cornelia Arabus van Abisinna] with the Junior Merchant [Roelof de Man (from Culemborg)] 1 female slave [Lijsbeth Arabus van Abisinna] with the Gardener [Hendrick Hendricksz: Boom (from Amsterdam)] ..."

  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p.9; Thus the widow of Frederick Verburgh was allowed to borrow the two Arab girls from Abyssinia from the Company, . . .
  2. [S658] Mansell Upham 'Made or Marred by Time' "Cornelia was possibly mother to at least the following two children:

b1 Armozijn de Cleijne van de Caep (c. 1661-1733) heelslag born Cape c. 1661; Company slave possibly biologically fathered by either Paaij Claes van Guinea, Claes Kelder van Angola, Claes van Angola; baptized as adult (23 February 1687) becoming Company Slave Lodge matron (matres); being heelslag, manumitted (1701) in terms of Company regulations after 40 years enslavement; 3rd free-black woman granted property in Table Valley (June 1708); likely biological fathers of some of her 7 recorded children: free-black Jacqje Joij [later Gratias Maialas] van Angola, Company slave Jonas van de Cust & free-burgher Michiel Ley (from Basle [Switzerland]) ; dies Cape 1733."

  1. [S658] Mansell Upham 'Made or Marred by Time' "Cornelia was possibly mother to at least the following two children:

b2 Claes [Cornelisz:] van de Caep Company mesties born c. 1663; baptized Cape [?] 16 September 1663; Church member & communicant (21 December 1689); appointed teacher of Company slave children (15 September 1687); manumitted at majority (25) in terms of white paternity (1688); 12 August 1701 granted property; deceased by 1709."

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Cornelia Arabus, SM/PROG's Timeline

1647
1647
Abyssinia
1661
1661
Age 14
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
1661
Age 14
1663
1663
Age 16
1665
August 23, 1665
Age 18
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
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Cape of Good Hope