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Cornelis Kees de Boer Claasz (Claasen van Quaelbergen), SV/PROG 1

Also Known As: "Kees de Boer"
Birthplace: Utrecht, Nederland
Death: Died in Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Claas NN
Husband of Isabella van Angola and Catharina van Malabar, SM/PROG
Father of Catharina Van de Kaap; Adriaantjie van der Kaap; Armosyn de Cleijne Van de Kaap; Aeltie Claes Prinsloo; Claas Cornelisz Cornelisz and 6 others
Brother of Albertijn van Rooyen

Occupation: VOC
Managed by: Dennis Anthony Burger
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About Cornelis Kees de Boer Claasz, SV/PROG 1

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Cornelis CLAASEN was also known as Kees de Boer. His descendants used the surname CORNELIS/Z. He was from Utrecht and arrived at the Cape before 1657. He married at Stellenbosch 15 March 1676 Catharina VAN MALABAR, she was also known as VAN BENGALE. She was also known as Catrijn. She would have been born c1650. She was baptised as an adult on 29 October 1673. She remarried as Catarina van de Cust Coromandel to Andries VOORMEESTER on 31 July 1688.

He had an earlier affair with the slave Isabella van Angola in 1661 and he had a child with her. On 25 March 1661 two company officials, Claus Lambertsz van Aelsmeer and Gerrit Gerrits van Elburgh, testified that Cornelis Claasen told them "dat het kind van de slavin genaemt Ijsabelle toe behoorende en wonende bij Jan Reijniersz voor noemd dat't zelwe sijn kint was … dat dit kint van niemand was als hem ende volgensden dat't sijn kind was".

[Contra: On 25 March 1661 de Caep de Goede Hoop Isabella van Angola and Cornelis Claasz were alleged to have been in a relationship, when Kees de Boer was accused of fathering a child by Ysebelle. This was not proven and is unlikely. - on]

He was part of the Visagie farming group. He possesed the farm Uitwyk in 1659. In 1660 he obtained the farm Velthuizen with fellow farmer Dirck Meyer

Catharina van Malabar had a child, with most probably a European father, this child was known as:

  • Adriaentje Cornelis baptised 13 November 1667, partner Hendrik Speldenberg, XX 9 July 1683 Pieter Gerritse (Boshouwer), XXX 12 Feb 1701 Coert Helm


  • Claas baptised 6 Feb 1673
  • Cornelia baptised 18 Nov 1674, X Abraham Bastiaans Pyl, XX 17 Apr 1707 Adolf van Tonderen
  • Alida baptised 15 March 1676, X Heinrich Jansz Heyder (he was guilty of the murder of the Hottentot Lucifer), XX Jacobus van den Berg
  • Maria baptised 23 Oct 1678, X Gerrit Willemse, she also had a relationship with Isaac Pietersz van de Caab
  • Barend baptised 29 Sep 1679
  • Hendrik baptised 26 Dec 1681
  • Catharina baptised 5 November 1684

Maria's lover Isaac Pietersz van de Caab had a fight with Voormeester and chucked Voormeester in the fire because he would not give him wine.

The females became the stammoeders of Bezuidenhout, Bronkhorst, Franke, Gerrits, Kemp, Pyl, Rigt, Willemse, and van Locherenberg.


AM van Rensburg, Capensis, 2000, no 2

Heese en Lombard Vol I

M Upham, "Claas van Malabar" in N Claassen, & GH Claassen, Die Claas(s)en afstammelinge in Suid-Afrika, Centurion, Outeurs, 2001.

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Cornelis Kees de Boer Claasz, SV/PROG 1's Timeline

Utrecht, Nederland
Age 25
Age 26
Age 27
Age 35
Utrecht, Netherlands
February 6, 1673
Age 38
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
November 18, 1674
Age 39
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
March 15, 1676
Age 41
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 41
Cape of Good Hope
Age 43