Jacob van Reenen, b1 (1727 - 1793) MP

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Birthplace: Cape Town, WC, South Africa
Death: Died
Managed by: John Barnett Kramer
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About Jacob van Reenen, b1

Jacob von Renen * Memel, Pruise c. 1703 a. 1721 as adelbors, burger in 1725 † 7.6.1764 as ‘n baie ryk man s.v. Daniel von Renen en Catharina Elizabeth Crofki x Kaapstad 1.7.1725 Johanna SIEKERMANS * c. 1703, weeskind v. Amsterdam † c. 1755 xx 9.10.1757 Maria Elisabeth LOUW ≈ 27.6.1728 † 26.3.1804 d.v. Adriaan Louw en Maria Malan

b1 Jacob ≈ 11.5.1727, leier v.d. ‘Kaapse Patriotte’ † 13.8.1793 x 4.12.1746 Maria FRANKE ≈ 24.8.1721 d.v. Johannes Franke en Catharina Verwey

c1 Jacob ≈ 3.12.1747, jonk †

c2 Johannes Gysbertus ≈ 23.3.1749 † 24.11.1827 x 19.4.1778 Elisabeth Jacoba MAYNIER ≈ 20.6.1756 † 25.3.1815 d.v. Horatius Conrad Maynier en Anna Christina Bergh

c3 Daniel ≈ 7.3.1751 x 6.11.1774 Maria Carolina VAN DER SPUY ≈ 14.7.1751 † Kaapstad 3.7.1841 d.v. Marthinus van der Spuy en Maria Petronella Steen

c4 Johanna Catharina ≈ 7.3.1751

c5 Johanna ≈ 19.3.1752

c6 Catharina Gesina ≈ 12.8.1753 † 21.6.1833 x Kaapstad 30.7.1786 Cornelis ADRIAANSE v. Middelburg, kaptein op ‘n boot † Kaapstad 14.5.1803, geen kinders

c7 Dirk Gysbert * 23.7.1754 ≈ 28.7.1754, vaandrig VOC † 28.10.1828 x 28.7.1776 Aletta Catharina HURTER ≈ 13.2.1757 d.v. Johann Wilhelm Hurter en Barbara Hauk xx Kaapstad 16.9.1804 Johanna Catharina CRUYWAGEN (wed. v. Jacob Pieter Deneys)

c8 Jacob ≈ 5.10.1755, Burger-kaptein † 2.5.1806 x 4.2.1781 Maria Catharina PERSOON ≈ 19.10.1760 † “Claassenbosch”, dist. Wynberg 8.6.1834 d.v. Christian Daniel Persoon en Elisabeth Wilhelmina Groenewald

c9 Willem ≈ 19.12.1756 † 11.3.1806 x 18.1.1779 Maria Dorothea HIEBNER ≈ 6.3.1763 d.v. Joachim Daniel Hiebner en Louise de la Roche

c10 Jacobus Arnoldus * Kaapstad ≈ 11.12.1757 † 20.10.1815 x 24.2.1782 Jacoba MUNNIK ≈ 10.3.1765 † 23.12.1814 d.v. Gerhardus Munnik en Elisabeth Lubbe

c11 Johanna ≈ 8.4.1759 † 14.11.1817 (58.7.7) x 14.4.1782 Johannes Paulus EKSTEEN ≈ 21.3.1756, burger-luitenant † 14.9.1824 s.v. Petrus Michiel Eksteen en Sophia Cloete

c12 Sebastiaan Valentyn ≈ 31.8.1760, boer † 2.5.1821 # “High Constantia” x Kaapstad 14.9.1783 Catharina HURTER ≈ 1.7.1763 † 14.1.1830 d.v. Johan Wilhelm Hurter en Barbara Hauk

c13 Jan Frederik ≈ 28.4.1762, politikus † 13.6.1826 x c. 1786 Ÿda Johanna ZITVAST ≈ 1.5.1765 v. Amsterdam d.v. Willem Zitvast en Johanna Wilhelmina Raams xx Kaapstad 5.11.1815 Gesina VAN BLERK (wed. v. M.J. D’Oliveira) * Kaapstad c. 1774 † 27.1.1840

c14 Gysbert * 7.11.1763 ≈ 13.11.1763 † 27.4.1827 # “Welgelegen”, Rondebosch x 30.3.1788 Maria Johanna SMALBERGER * Kaapstad ≈ 21.8.1769 † “Welgelegen”, Mowbray 4.7.1857 # “Welgelegen” d.v. Johan Wilhelm Smalberger en Anna Francina Maree

ID: I80421437

Name: Jacob VAN RENEN

Given Name: Jacob

Surname: VAN RENEN

Sex: M

Birth: 1727

Death: 13 Aug 1793

Baptism: 11 May 1727

Change Date: 15 Sep 2001

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REFN: a1b1

He was the leader of the "Kaapse Patriotte. He was one of the delegates who proceeded to Holland in 1779 to lay the grievancesof the burgers before the Council of Seventeen. He owned the farm Welgelegen, Mowbray, Cape Town - South Africa. At his death in 1793 the farm was taken over by his son Gysbert.

Father: Jacob VAN RENEN(VON RHENEN) b: 1703 in Memel, Prussia

Mother: Johanna SIEKERMANS b: 1703 in Amsterdam, Holland

Marriage 1 Maria FRANKE b: 1721

Married: 4 Dec 1746

Children

Jacob VAN RENEN b: 1747
Johannes Gysbertus VAN REENEN b: Mar 1749
Daniël VAN RENEN b: 1751
Johanna Catharina VAN RENEN b: 1751
Johanna VAN RENEN b: 1752
Catharina Gesina VAN RENEN b: Aug 1753
Dirk Gysbert VAN RENEN b: 23 Jul 1754
Jacob VAN RENEN b: 1755
Willem VAN RENEN b: Dec 1756
Jacobus Arnoldus VAN RENEN b: Dec 1757
Johanna VAN RENEN b: Apr 1759
Sebastiaan Valentyn VAN RENEN b: Aug 1760
Jan (John) Frederik (Frederick) VAN RENEN b: Apr 1762
Gysbert VAN REENEN b: 7 Nov 1763

"Oldest son of Graaf Jacob von Rhenen, the 'stamvader' in South Africa. He was generally known as Jacobus. During the last half of the eighteenth century he was one of the outstanding Cape burgers. In public life he filled many important positions. In 1763 he is appointed as a 'luitenant van die tweede Kompanjie Burgerkavallerie'; In 1767 as 'Lid van die Weeskamer' and in in 1775 as 'Burgerraad' - the most senior administrative position a Cape burger could attain during the time of the Company. He was the leader of the 'Kaapse Patriotte'. In 1772 he went on a visit to Europe leaving on the ship "Boselen" and spent eighteen months in Paris to get monies from the French government which he loaned to French troops when they were in trouble at the Cape. They returned via Amsterdam to the Cape in January 1775. He was accompanied by his eighth child Jacob van Reenen III (c 8). He was known as 'Die Oud Heemraad' Lived at 89 Bree Street, Cape Town. He owned the farm, Welgelegen, Mowbray, now part of the Groote Schuur Estate. At his death in 1793 the farm was taken over by his youngest son Gysbert; vide Transfer no 141 dd 17940719. One of the best known burgers in the latter part of the 18th century. He fathered 14 children, 10 sons and 4 daughters. Gysbert (c14) was the last child and father of Maria Johanna van Reenen who married Johan Georg Muller (b3).

Maria was six years older than Jacob when they married. Described as a very capable woman. Her children grew up to be outstanding personalities in the Cape during the 18th century. She had a difficult time raising 14 children as Jacob was away a lot attending to his many business interests in the interior and his 3 and 4 year stays in Europe. "

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Jacob van Reenen, b1's Timeline

1727
May 11, 1727
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1727
Cape Town, WC, South Africa
1746
December 4, 1746
Age 19
1747
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1749
1749
Age 22
1751
1751
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1751
Age 24
1752
1752
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1753
1753
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1754
July 23, 1754
Age 27
Cape Town, WC, South Africa