Maria Gerrits, b3 (c.1705 - 1738)

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Nicknames: "Maria Brits"
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Cape Colony
Cause of death: Childbirth
Managed by: Lodewyk Christiaan Steyn, b1c3d12e4f1g4h4i7j5k1
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About Maria Gerrits, b3

b3 Maria Gemts bap. 30.8.1705 died 303.1738.

At the age of 17 she married Rudolph Brits from Koornhoop.

Their marriage given as on 5.12.1722 in DV/P has not been found. Baptised as Rudolphus on 24 .10 .1702 at Stellenbosch, where his father then lived, he also appeared as Adolf but more generally as Rudolf. He and Maria had six children the youngest of whom, Hans Jacob bap. 13.2.1724 and Gerrit bap. 24 .3 .1738 were both dead when the mother herself died in 1738. It seems that she died in childbirth. Their home, described in the estate inventory was a small two roomed dwelling “gelegen omtrent Rondebosje genaamt Liesbeek”48. Their eldest child, Dina Brits bap. 9.6.1726 married Johannes Swanepoel b5 (DV/P p .949) and they had nine issue all of whom married. The only son of Rudolf and Maria, Hans Jacob after his grandfather bap. 2.1.1729 married Hester Engela van der Heyden and their two sons Rudolf and Gerrit between their marriages produced twelve sons to carry on the Brits name. After the death of Maria Rudolf Brits married on 12.1.1740 Huibrecht Brand the widow of Christoffel Smit adding a further eight children many of whom were pioneers in the eastern districts of the Cape.

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Maria Gerrits, b3's Timeline

1705
August 30, 1705
NGK Kaapstad, Kaap de Goede Hoop
August 30, 1705
1705
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1723
December 5, 1723
Age 18
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa

They were married on 5 December 1723 and not 5 December 1722 as quoted in many sources.

1724
1724
Age 19
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1726
1726
Age 21
1728
1728
Age 23
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1731
May 27, 1731
Age 26
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1734
1734
Age 29
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1737
1737
Age 32
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa