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Sara Jansz, SM

Nicknames: "Sara Jans", "Sara Leendertsz", "Sarah Olofssen", "Sar van Gijselen"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Death: Died in South Africa
Cause of death: Smallpox
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Leendert Jansz van Gijselen, SV/PROG and Maaij Claesje van Angola, SM/PROG
Wife of Andries Oelofse, SV/PROG
Partner of Samuel Meurs, SV/PROG
Mother of Leendert Oelofse, b2; Dorothea Oelofse, b3; Roelof Oelofse, b4; Margaretha Oelofse, b5; Cornelis Oelofse, b6 and 3 others
Half sister of Annatjie Lakens and Johanna (Jannetje) van Wijk

Occupation: 14 April Married 1690
Managed by: Davene Nirav Bansal
Last Updated:

About Sara Jansz, SM

Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register, Lorna:

Sara = 5.7.1671, was die dogter van 'n onbekende christen vader en Claasje, 'n Kompanjie slavin. Sara het die van Van Gyselen geneem en dus word dit aanvaar dat sy die buite egtelike kind van Leendert Jansz van Gyselen was.

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NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.), 1665-1695: Anno 1671 Den 5 Juli

Een Comp. slaafinne kint half van een christen vader de moeder genaamt Claasje t' kint Sara, tot getuyge stont in plaatze van den E.Command. en den raat, Alexander Carpius Schoolm', transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Bapt.).

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Emancipation 31 Dec 1689

  

Sara from the Cape, a half-caste female belonging to the Company, promised that upon her death (and after her marriage to Andries Oelsen), she would leave half her possessions to the Company in return for the education she received as a child. - Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.155, [Transporten & Schepenkennisse] pp. 292-293 on http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6733.htm

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Marriage to Andrijs Olofsz SV/PROG

   Stellenbosch, Cape of Good Hope

ao 1690 eodem Dito [Den 14 April] sijn nogh in den huijwelijcken staet aen Stellenbosch vereenigt, Andrijs Oleofze van Christiania, borger aaen Stellenbosch, met Sara van Gijselen, jonge doghter van de Caep de Goede Hoop on http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/index.php/church-registers/cape-town-marriages-1665-to-1695/93-cape-town-marriages-1690

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Death

   Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Inventaris en Vendu Rol naergelaten de met ’er dood ontruijmt bij d’ overleedene Sara Jans ten voordeele van haer agt naergelatene kinderen

Leendert Olofs

Cornelis Campher in huijwelijk hebbende Dorothea Olofsz

Roelof Olofsz

Margareta

Cornelis

Antje

Johannes Olofsz en

Sara Meurs

  • 1 leedikant Arend Gildenhuijse 3:5
  • 2 rakjes Cornelis Campher 0:2
  • 2 rakjes Arend Gildenhuijse 0:1
  • 1 schael met 11 lb gewigt Arend Gildenhuijse 1:−−
  • 1 partij rommelingh Arend Gildenhuijse 1:1 1/2
  • 1 halve legger Arend Gildenhuijse 1:5
  • 1 partij oud houd Claes Elberts 0:6 1/2
  • 1 partij oud ijserwerk Claes Elberts 0:3
  • 1 partij rommelarij Claes Elberts 0:6
  • 1 dommekragt Arent Gildenhuijsen 0:7
  • 3 vaetjes en 1 baelje Arent Gildenhuijsen 0:4
  • 1 bak trogh Arent Gildenhuijsen 1:4
  • 1 ploeg en egh Claes Elbers 3:7
  • 1 vat en 2 baeljes Claes Elbers 0:2
  • 1 veere bed, beuluwe
  • Arend Gildenhuijsen 3:−−
  • 4 hooft cussens en 1 combaers
  • 1 partij rommelarij Claes Elberts 0:4

* 1 slaef Cupido van Bengalen Arend Gildenhuijsen 112:−−

  • 1 leedige legger Claes Elbers 1:2

Aldus publijcq verkogt in de Bottelarij deesen 12: Junij 1713.

[Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference no.: MOOC8/3.24]

Summary of events - Sara Jansz

Sara Leendertsz /Jansz /van Gijselen van de Caep (c.. 1669-1713)

  • halfslag daughter of Maaij Claesje van Angola ,
  • midwife (vroetvrou) at Company's Slave Lodge;
  • born illegitimate at the Cape 1665;
  • Company slave;
  • putative father: Leendert Jansz: van Gyselen (from Den Haag);
  • baptized Cape den 5 Juli [1671] een Comp.[agnie] slaafinne kint hoct van een christen vader de moeder genaamt Claasje kint Sara tot getyge stont inplaatze van den E.[dele] Command[eur] onder raat Alexander Carpius;
  • school mistress (Sara van de Caep als school matres in s' Comp;[agnie]s Slaven Quartier) at Company's Slave Lodge [CA: CJ 291 (1689)];
  • 31 December 1689: prematurely released from Company Slave Lodge to marry:
  • “Sara from the Cape, a half-caste female belonging to the Company, promised that upon her death (and after her niarriage to Andries Oelsen), she would leave half her possessions to the Con1pany in return for the education she received as a child" [A.J. Boeseken,Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700,p. 155);
  • 14 April 1690: as Sara van Gieselelin marries Cape Andries [Anders] Oelse:/ Olofssen /Olafze: [Andries de Noorman) (from Christiania [Oslo, Norway]) (dies 1709);
  • 1685: purchases farm Weltevreden from deceased estate of free-black Evert van Guinea;
  • 18 April 1700: witnesses baptism of Margrieta (daughter of Jannetie van Wijk van de Caep) 18 April [1700] Een kint van Jannetie van Wj1k, onder getuijgen van Claas Cornelis: en Sara Leendertz:, genaamt Margrieta;
  • 1709: Andlries de Moorman dies [CA: MOOC 8/2, no. 19 (Inventory: Sara Jansz:, wid. Andries Olofsz, 31 May 1709)];
  • illegitimate child after husband's death by Landdrost Meurs - censured by the Church [M.G. Upham., “..... In 't suspens gecontinueerd ... Alcoholics (Non) Anonymous of Stellenbosch', Capensis,no.4 (1999),pp. 34-36; 'Keeping the gate of Hell ... 'subliminal racism" & early Cape carnal conversations between black men & white women, Capensis,no. I (2001),p. 27];
  • 1713: Sara dies (smallpox epidenlic) [At Biewenga & Ockert G. Malan, Capensis; CA: MOOC 1011, no. 79 (Vendu Rol: Sara Jansz:, wid. Andries Olofsz); CA: MOOC 13/1/1,no. 105 (Liquidation & Distribution Account: Sara Jansz:, wed. Andries Olofsz, 1713);

1715: heirs of Andries Oelofsz:


  • de Noorman granted Weltevreden [DO: OSF 1,239; 24 October
  • 1718: free-burgher Jacob Vrey purchases Weltevreden from deceased estate of Oelofsz:.DO:T 1258]; marries de facto Samuel Martini de Meurs (from Dodrecht) landdrost Stellenbosch; he marries Cape Town 29 December 1729 Aletta Beck (sister to Ds. Beck); she marries (2) Jesse Slotsbo (from Hadersleben) [South African Genealogies, vol. 5, p. 597]. Slotsbo (from Hadersleben) [SAG, vol. 5, p. 597];

Children:

  1. Johanna Oelofse marries (de facto) Harmen Barentsz: [van der Schyff]; he marries Sibilla Pretorius (d/o Cape-born mesties Maria Hans: van de Caep & possibly granddaughter of Maaij Isabella van Angola);
  2. Leendert Oelofsz: baptized at Stellenbosch 20 August 1690 (witnesses Lammert van Hoff & Lijsbeth Jans); marries 16 August 1711 Margaretha Beyers (d/o Andreas Beyer (from Saxony) & Catharina Vrijmans van de Caep; likely grand daughter Groote Catrijn van Paliacatta); she marrries (2) 11 February 1725 Esaias Nel (son of Guillaume Nel (from Rouen) & Jeanne de la Batte (from Saumur));
  3. Ture [Thyre? Claesje?) Oelofsz : baptized 19 October 1692; dies young [not mentioned in estate account of mother] (witnesses: Roelof Pasman& Fijtie Schalk (van der Merwe]);
  4. Dorothea Oelofsz : baptized c. 1695; marries 7 January 1709 Cornelis Campher (son of Lorenz Campher (from Mohrow [Pomerania]) & Ansela van de Caep; grandson of Paaij Timoor & Ansela van Timor);
  5. Roelof Oelofsz: baptized c. 1708 burgher Drakenstein; marries 15 August 1728 Sara Cordier (daughter of Jean Cordier & Jeanne Terrier);
  6. Margaretha Oelofsz: baptized Cape 16 September 1696 (witnesses: Harmen Barentsz: (van der Schyff] & Margreta van Hof); marries (I) 24 March 1726 David Pfannenstiel (from Sclunalkalden); marries (2) 27 August 1741 Hinrich Fehrsen (from St. Margarethen [Holste(i)n]);
  7. Cornelis Oelofsz : baptized [?]; 1714: ward of the Orphan Chamber [CA: MOOC 511]; soldier (Kamer Amsterdam); 15 May 1717 goes to Ceylon on Vaderland Getrouw (Kamer Zealand) arriving there 13 March 1717;
  8. Anna (Antje) Oelofsz: baptized Stellenbosch 13 May 1703 (witnesses: Arent Gildenhuyse & Judith Smit); 1721: ward of the Orphan Chamber [MOOC 5/1]; marries 2 March 1721 Johann Adam Clank /Klank (from Naumburg); 1725; German knecht Willem Meijer ... word toen hij op een kwade avond thuis kwam, door zijn baas en twee mede-knects gegrepen en met een stuk hout werd Meijer geslagen. Anna Oelofs, blijkbaar degene wie Meijer iets misdaan had, tilde de rokken op en urineerde Meijer op het geslacht en in die mond. Daarna sloegen die drie verder. Die baas gaf vervolgens zijn slaaf Louis van Angola een riem in handen: 'Raak wat caffer, 't is maar een moff!'. En die slaaf sloeg. De daders waren er in het geheel niet op bedacht dat Willem Meijer hen de vo/gende dag bij de fiscaal zou aangeven [At Biewenga, pp. 68-69]: comnlits adultery (vleselijke conversatie hadden (with Wilhelm Meyer (from Bremen) & (2) the soldier Jan Splinter, [Biewenga, p, 220);
  9. Johannes Oelofsz: baptized Stellenbosch 9 May 1706 (witnesses: Jan van Saxen & Margareta Voogt); 1719: ward of the Orphan Chamber [MOOC 5/1];
  10. Sara Magdalena Meurs illegitimate daughter of Stellenbosch Landdrost Samuel Martini de Meurs (from Dodrecht) baptized Stellenbosch 5 May 1709 Sara Magdalena (de vader onbekent) d 'moeder Sara Janse; marries Jan Michiel Kromhout.
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Sara Jansz, SM's Timeline

1671
July 5, 1671
Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
July 5, 1671
Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
1690
April 14, 1690
Age 18
ao 1690 eodem Dito [Den 14 April] sijn nogh in den huijwelijcken staet aen Stellenbosch vereenigt, Andrijs Oleofze van Christiania, borger aaen Stellenbosch, met Sara van Gijselen, jonge doghter van de Caep de Goede Hoop. Stellenbosch
August 20, 1690
Age 19
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
1692
January 19, 1692
Age 20
Stellenbosch, Cape, South Africa
1692
Age 20
Drakenstein
1696
1696
Age 24
1699
1699
Age 27
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1703
1703
Age 31
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
1706
May 9, 1706
Age 34
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa