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Arriantjie Van Cathrijn (Gabrielsz), SM

Also Known As: ""Adriaantjie van der Kaap"", "Annetjie", "VAN CATRYN", "SPELDENBERG", "HELM", "Arriaantjie BOSHOUWER", "Adriaantje Gabrielz", "Boshouwer", "van Cathryn", "Adriana Gabriels"
Birthplace: Gebore in slawerny, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
Death: Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Daughter of NN father of Arriantjie Gabrielsz Van Cathrijn and Catharina Claasen, SM/PROG
Wife of Pieter Gerrit Boshouwer, SV/PROG and Conrad Helm
Partner of Hendrik Speldenberg, SV/PROG
Mother of Gertruyd Bronkhorst; Elsie Speldenberg, b1 SM; Maria Cornelisse Speldenbergh; Louwijs Speldenbergh; Christoffel Speldenbergh and 9 others
Half sister of Cornelia Cornelisse Pyl, b3 SM; Aaltie Cornelisz, SM; Maria Cornelisz, SM; Barend Cornelisz; Catharina Cornelisz, SM and 1 other

Occupation: Freed slave
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About Arriantjie Van Cathrijn, SM

See Discussion on her parents.


Catharine van Malabar -a slave belonging to Cornelis van Qualbergen - baptises Adriaantje (13 November 1667) een slaevinne kint van den E.H.Comman: Quaelbergen, wiert genaemt Adriaentje de moeder Catharyn tot getuyge stont in persoon van de Juffr Quaelbergen haer slaevinne


1683, eodem dito [den 4. Julij], Pieter Gerrits zoo, Jonghman, vryburgh en Aedriantie stiefdogter van Kees de boer."

See: The First Fifty Years Project

Notes from

[Adriaantje Gabrielsz] was identified as the voordogter of Catharina, the wife of Cornelis Claasz (Kees de Boer) by Mansell Upham in his excellent article, The Soetkoek Syndrome, based on the evidence of her marriage entry in the Cape Town register. (Mansell Upham, The soetkoek syndrome, in Capensis 2/2001, pages 27-30).

I have assumed that the child with Hendrick Speldenbergh was hers, since Elsie appears later in time in connection with this family (see below). Rather circular reasoning, but there it is!

She also appears as a baptismal witness for her granddaughter Ariaantie, child of her daughter Elsie Speldenbergh, in 1702. The other witness is Robbert Jansen, husband of her half sister Catharina Cornelisse.

In addition, her daughter, Elsie Speldenbergh, appears as a baptismal witness at a number of the baptisms of her cousins, children of Adriaantje Gabriels' half sisters, the children of Kees de Boer and Catharina his wife.

In 1719 an enquiry found her poor and unable to pay her debt of 540 gulden, incurred by her husband Pieter Gerritsz. (source: TANAP: Cape Resolutions, C51, pages 53-56)


Family 1 with Hendrick Speldenbergh

  • Elsie Speldenbergh b. 26 Nov 1679

Family 2 with Pieter Boshouwer b. c 1660, d. b 1701

  • Gerbrecht Boshouwer b. 15 Oct 1684, d. May 1772
  • Gerrit Boshouwer b. 29 Nov 1686
  • Theunis Boshouwer b. 10 Apr 1689
  • Johannes Boshouwer b. 17 Nov 1691
  • Cornelis Boshouwer b. 25 Jan 1694
  • Geertruy Boshouwe b. c 1696
  • Adriana Boshouwer b. c 1698

Family 3 with Coenrad Helm b. c 1666

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Arriantjie Van Cathrijn, SM's Timeline

November 13, 1667
Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
November 13, 1667
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3, 1676
Age 8
November 6, 1679
Age 11
Kaapstad, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
November 15, 1684
Age 17
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 28
Stellenbosch, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 34