Andries Bruyns, SV/PROG

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Andries Bruyns, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Cape Town, WC, South Africa
Place of Burial: Cape Town
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anna Elisabeth Bockelenberg, b3 SM
Father of Johannes Bruyns, b1; Engela Bruyns, b2 and Jacobus Bruyns, b3
Brother of Jacobus Pieter Bruijns, SV/PROG

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About Andries Bruyns, SV/PROG

Andries and his brother Jacobus P, it has been suggested that they came from Amsterdam, yet Read suggests that they came from Germany. He was born about 1684. Arriving at the Cape on 4 September 1704 on the ship Die Liefde. He arrived as a soldier. He was also one of earliest silversmiths at the Cape. He married on 4 November 1714 Anna Elizabeth BOCKELENBERG, she was daughter of Johannes Bockelenberg and Magdalena Zaayman. They had three children: b1 Johannes baptised Cape Town 24 Oct 1717, X 24 Aug 1738 Margaretha du Plooy, wid Jacob de Vries b2 Engela baptised 7 Jul 1720 b3 Jacobus baptised 19 March 1724 Andries died May 1729 and was buried in the Groote Kerk. His wife remarried 6 November 1729 Johannes Ernst Heger. Anna married again on 13 July 1738 Jan Jurgen de Wit

Sources: AE Read BRUIJNS/BRUYNS BRUINS/BROENS Heese en Lombard Thanks to research by:

Thanks to submissions by: AM van Rensburg


  • (Crampton, Hazel (2014) The Side Of The Sun At Noon. South Africa: Jacana).
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Andries Bruyns, SV/PROG's Timeline

Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Age 33
Age 36
Age 40
May 1729
Age 45
Cape Town, WC, South Africa
May 1729
Age 45
Cape Town