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Jan Robberts, b1

Also Known As: "van Hoorn"
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Pieter Robberts, SV/PROG and Sophia Schalksz van der Merwe, b1 SM
Husband of Anna Sophia Hörsel, b2
Father of Anna Catharina Robbertsz, b1c1; Anna Maria Robbertsz, b1c2; Johanna Magdalena Robbertsz, b1c3; Anna Catharina Robbertsz, b1c4 SM; Catharina Robbertsz, b1c5 and 4 others
Half brother of Margaretha Pasman, b1; Catharina Pasman, b2 SM; Sibella Pasman, b3 and Roelophina Pasman, b4

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About Jan Robberts, b1


  • Jan Robbertz
  • born 1704, at the Cape
  • baptized 3 August 1704, Stellenbosch

Jan, soon van Robbert Jansz van Hoorn en Catharina Cornelisz, getuijgen Andries Voormeester en Catrijn van Bengalen 3e Augtij 1704.

  • died 7 November 1758

Cape Death Roll, Cape Archives, MOOC 6: 1758 Cabo Johannes Robberts Nov 7 burger


On 30th January 1719 he was apprenticed to Jochem Creeft for a period of 7 years to learn the saddlemaker's craft, but the contract, signed between Robbert Jansz van Hoorn and Jochem Creeft, was cancelled on the 1st September 1721 by mutual agreement, reasons not stated. (CJ 2878, 186)

When he died only two of their children were still living, Anna Catharina Robbertsz married to the burger Daniel Rooden, and Johannes Hendrik Robbertsz aged 14 years. (MOOC 8/9, 46)

In the opgaaf return of 1745 they listed 1 son and 4 daughters, but the smallpox epidemic of 1755 had intervened and had hit the residents of Cape Town itself particularly hard.

married 4 June 1730 at Cape Town Anna Sophia Horsel (died circa 1758)

1730 Den 6 August, Jan Robbertz van Cabo de Goede Hoop burger alhier jongman met Anna Sophia Horsel van Cabo voorn' jongedoghter

- Church Register - Cape Town Congregation, Cape Archives, VC 603, 604, 605 and 621 marriages, page 20

children of Jan Robbertz and Anna Sophia Horsel

  • Anna Catharina Robbertz born 1731

baptized 1 April 1731, Drakenstein

Notes: She presumably died before 1737 when another sister was given the same name.

  • Anna Maria Robbertz born 1732

baptized 7 September 1732, Drakenstein

Notes: Perhaps she had died before 1737 when another sister was also named Anna.

  • Johanna Magdalena Robbertz born 1735

baptized 8 May 1735, Drakenstein

  • Anna Catharina Robbertz 1737-1792

baptized 28 July 1737, Cape Town died 27 June 1792, Cape Town


Daniel Rooden

  • Catharina Robbertz born 1739

baptized 17 June 1739, Cape Town

  • Hendrina Robbertz born 1741

baptized 9 July 1741, Cape Town

  • Jan Hendrik Robbertz born 1742

baptized 29 July 1742, Cape Town

Notes: two of his children died in 1772, possibly in May of that year.

'Waveren, het boek der gestorvene page 8 Anno 1772'

  • Een kint van Jan Hener. Robbers
  • nog een kint van dito Robbers
  • Franciscus Robbertz 1745-before 1758

baptized 6 June 1745, Cape Town died before 1758

  • Pieter Robbertz 1745-before 1758

died before 1758

on http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/robberts/I001.html


Inventaris van alle soodanige goederen als in de jongst passeerde nagt ab intestato zijn naargelaten en mer dood ontruijmt door den burger Jan Robbertsz ten voordeele van desselfs twee kinderen in huwelijk geprocreëert bij wijl: sijn huijsvr: Anna Sophia Horsel, met naame

  • 1) Anna Catharina Robbertsz getrouwt met den burger Daniel Rooden
  • 2) Johannes Hendrik Robbertsz: oud 14 jaaren


In het huur huijs


Aldus g’inventariseert aan Cabo de Goede Hoop den 7:e November 1758.

- [Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference no.: MOOC8/9.46 on http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/]


Against the argument that he was the son of Sophia van der Merwe and Peter Robbertsz:

Will - Robbertsz, Pieter and Sophia Schalk van der Merwen - 1709, dated 2 May 1709, Cape Archives, 1 STB 18/3, 4 and MOOC 7/1/2, 24 dsn E. oud Pl. landdross en landbouwer aan Stellenbosch Mons: Pieter Robbertsz gebored te Neustad omtrent vier mijlen van Lubeck, ende de eersame Juffrw Sophia Schalk van der Merwe gebooren aan Cabo de Goede hoop, beijde egte luijden zijnde de voorn' Mons. Pieter Robbertz, siekelijk te bedde lggende, en voornm Juffrow. Sophia Schalk van der merwen gesond van liggam.. die testeur aan sijn suster, Truyntje Robbertz, woonagtig in Grunum naby Neustadt.voorsa: een somma van een duijsent guldens Caabse ofte Indische valuatie.. dat zij testarice .. en door de vier kinderen namentlijk, Margareta oud 20 jaren, Catrintie oud 17 jare, Sibilla oud 15 jaren en Roelofphina oud 13 jare ...

on http://www.vandermerwefamilytree.com/af/Extractaf.html

NB No son Jan mentioned. - JS

http://www.geni.com/people/Peter-Robberts/6000000004211333894?through=6000000000269754865 and http://www.geni.com/people/Sophia-van-der-Merwe-b1/6000000000269754865?through=6000000001583671166


The baptism entry for the date given for Jan, 28/5/1696, at Drakenstein, doesn't give the name of the child:

NGK Drakenstein

Lannee 1696 le 28' may il y'a eut un Enfant Baptize du beaufils de Wellem Escalk Van den Merven

Translation: In the year 1696, the 28th May there was baptized a child of the son-in-law of Wellem Escalk van den Merven

- Drakenstein Doopboek on http://eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/church-registers/drakenstein-french-baptisms-1694-1713

His supposed mother, Sophia, had just baptized Roelofje Pasman on 27 September 1695 at Stellenbosch, and had married Peter Robbertsz only on 25 January 1696.

I want to suggest that this baptism was not that of Sophia's child, but the child of Sophia's sister, Marritje Schalck Willemsz and Berndt Burcherdt, namely Andries Burger, http://www.geni.com/people/Andries-Burger/6000000004211150978?through=6000000003169404785 for whom no baptism entry has yet been found, especially in light of the fact that Peter Robbertsz doesn't mention a son Jan in his will. - JS


a1 Robert Jansz van Hoorn van Bommel, getroud: Catharina Cornelisz, dogter van: Jan Cornelisz, van Oud Beyerland en Catharina Harmansz, van Rheenen.

b3 Jan gedoop: 3 Aug 1704

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Jan Robberts, b1's Timeline

May 28, 1696
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
May 28, 1696
August 3, 1704
Age 8
NGK Stellenbosch
August 3, 1704
Age 8
August 6, 1730
Age 34
NGK Kaapstad
Age 34
Age 35
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Age 42