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Alewyn Smit, b7

Also Known As: "Alewijn Smit de oude", "Aalwijn Smit"
Birthplace: Stellenbosch, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Death: Died in Tulbagh, Caap de Goede Hoop
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Smit, SV/PROG 1 and Aryaentje Tol, SM/PROG
Husband of Hester Bekker, b2
Father of Helena Smit, b7c1; Hester Burger, b7c2; Johanna Adriana Smit, b7c3; Petronella Smit, b7c4; Dorothea Maria Smit, b7c5 and 7 others
Brother of Johannes Smit, b2; Christoffel Smit, b3; Jacobus Smit, b4; Hilletje Smit, b5 SM; Francois Smit, b6 and 2 others
Half brother of Christoffel Smit, b1

Occupation: Boer op Zo Voorbij Vierentwintigrivieren, farmer
Managed by: Chris Steyn
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About Alewyn Smit, b7

Johannes (Jan) Smit * Maastricht, Nederland c. 1652 a. c. 1688 met vrou en twee kinders vanaf Maastricht, Nederland, burger te Stellenbosch † waarskynlik tussen 1 en 5/6.10.1696 na ‘n woordewisseling en fisiese bakleiery oor die manier waarop hy sy perd behandel, met ene Jacob Cloete x Delft 20.12.1681/7 Adriana TOL » Delft 29.7.1649 † geruime tyd later as 1722 d.v. Jacob Tol en Elisabeth van der Piet (drie jaar na haar man se dood het sy dogter: Johanna » Stellenbosch 20.7.1700, vader onbekend; sy xx Stellenbosch 11.1.1705 Andreas Kuyper v. Nederland, geen kinders)

b7 ✽ Alewijn * c. 1695 » Stellenbosch 28.9.1695, boer “Zo Voorbij”, Vierentwintigrivieren † Land v. Waveren c. 1774 x Paarl 25.12.1718 Hester BEKKER * c. 1700 » 5.9.1700 † 11.1.1778 d.v. Peter Bekker en Johanna de Klerk

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Curator Note from Lea Herbst (24/6/2013):===

b7 Alewyn Smit » 28.9.1695, x 25.12.1718 Hester Bekker; xx not to Engela, Helena van Niekerk see MOOC 8/34.22 onder Alewyn Smit, b4c13

Alewijn Smit de oude

of Zo Voorbij, Vierentwintigrivieren - Will - Smit, Alewyn and Hester Bekker - 1774 to their son Jacobus Smit their dwelling place calle 'Zo voorbij'

Born 1695 - Geslagsregister van ou Kaapse Families, A.A. Balkema, Cape Town, 1966 page 893

Bapt.28 September 1695, Stellenbosch

Church Registers - Stellenbosch Congregation, consulted in the form of microfilm copy at the LDS, Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Argief, Stellenbosch, G2/7/1 1700-1786 Film 133, p.11

Aalwijn zoon van Jan Smit, de moeder Arijaantie Tol gedoopt den 28 Septembris 1695 als getuijgen barent van brinck Jann[etje] van Reijingh

Died August 1774, Land van Waveren

  • Will - Smit, Alewyn and Hester Bekker - 1774 one of this couple at least, will have died between February and October 1774 when their joint will was filed with the Weeskamer
  • Cape Death Notifications 1758-1838, transcribed from a microfilm copy at the Eaton LDS family history center, Cape Archives first series, page 120, 1774 - Waveren - Alewyn Smit d'oude - (no date)
  • Church Registers - Swartland Congregation, microfilm of the original registers, Latter Day Saints, also Cape Archives VC666, Consulted at the Norwich Latter Day Saints Family History Centre, VC666 baptisms, page 95, 1774 op den 19 Junij gedoopt Aleweijn Johannes ... de getuigen zijn Alewijn Smith de oude en zyn vrouw Hester Bekker ...
  • Church Registers - Tulbagh Congregation - Deaths, Het Boek der gestorvene persoonen In't land van Waveren, Cape Archives, VC 665 page 9, Anno 1774 ... (after August) is overleden Alewijn Smit d'oude will dated 2 February 1774 and filed 6 October 1774

Richard Ball's Notes:

In 1713 he was workiing as a hired hand for Jacobus van Eden according to the estate accounts of the latter (Aan Alewijn Smit over verdiende knegts loon ... f.21 - MOOC 13/1/1, 62).

He was described as 'Alewijn Smit de oude' in his and his wife's joint will of 1774.

This will makes mention only of two of their children, Jacobus and Johannes Petrus.

Although De Villiers/Pama, in the Geslagsregister van Ou Kaapse Families, 1961, gives him a second wife in 1756, he was, in fact, survived by his wife Hester Bekker who died in 1777 according to the death rolls of the Master of the Orphan Chamber in Cape Town.

Married 25 December 1718 at Drakenstein Hester Bekker (1700-1777)

Church Registers - Drakenstein Congregation, Cape Archives, VC 644, VC 654 p.2...Anno 1718 den 25ste Decemb. Alewijn Smit van Cabo, jonkman met Hetster Bekker, jongedogter


c1 Helena *c. 1720 » 26.4.1722 x 10.9.1741 Barend Johannes BURGER s.v. Willem Burger en Elsie van der Merwe xx 16.8.1772 Bartholomeus VAN DER VYVER

c2 Hester » Drakenstein 31.10.1723 x 16.9.1742 Schalk Willem BURGER » 20.10.1720

c3 Johanna Adriana » Drakenstein 19.8.1725 x Adriaan LUBBE xx 15.7.1759 Schalk Willem VAN DER MERWE

c4 Petronella » Drakenstein 23.11.1727 x 9.11.1746 Johannes KRUGER » Kaapstad 13.12.1722 † voor 1779 xx 2.2.1783 Johan Hendrik BACKEMEYER (Bakemeijer) v. Pruisies Minden

c5 Dorothea Maria » Drakenstein 8.4.1730 x 15.1.1745 (ander bron: 3.4.1746) Barend Johannes VORSTER » 1.12.1726 † tussen Mei 1793 en 29.5.1794 s.v. Hans Vorster en Elisabeth Lubbe

c6 Johan Pieter » Drakenstein 5.7.1733

c7 Alewijn * 4.2.1736 » Drakenstein 8.4.1736, burger Stellenbosch † Okt. 1790 x 28.7.1760 Maria Jacoba DU PREEZ * c. 1743 » 13.4.1743 † 27.7.1791 d.v. Hercules du Preez en Johanna de Maker

c8 Johannes Petrus » Stellenbosch 2.2.1738 x Kaap 7.9.1760 Magdalena BOTHMA * c. 1740 xx 10.4.1773 Elisabeth GOUS * c. 1742

c9 Jacobus » 25.11/12.1740

c10 Andries Adriaan * 24 Riviere » 23.12.1742 † Graaff-Reinet 23.9.1814 x Tulbagh 30.4.1769 Anna Maria BOTHMA * Kaapstad c. 1745 † 14.9.1794

c11 Johanna » 3.1.1745

c12 Stephanus Christiaan » Kaapstad (Tulbagh) 5.10.1749 v. “Misverstand”, dist. Bergrivier † 21.10.1791 x Kaapstad 24.2.1771 Elsie Sophia BURGER » 13.2.1752 † voor 21.5.1844 d.v. Willem Burger en Maria Magdalena Burger

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