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Ariaantje Jacobs, SM/PROG

Also Known As: "Ariaantje van Deventer", "Ariaantje", "Jannetje Jacobse"
Birthplace: Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Abrahamsz and Heiltjie (Maritje) Heyltje Ariens
Wife of Gerrit Jansz van Deventer SV/PROG
Mother of Jan Gerritsz van Deventer, b1; Jacomina Gerritsz van Deventer, b2 SM; Elsij van Deventer, b3; Aletta Gerritsz Nel, b4; Johanna Margaretha van Deventer and 4 others
Sister of Wilhelmina de Wit, SM/PROG

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About Ariaantje Jacobs, SM/PROG

a1 Gerrit Janse van Deventer van Veldcamp. Burger Stellenbosch. getroud: 29 Oct 1688 Ariaantje Jacobs, weesmeisie, van Rotterdam. The South African variegate porphyria PPOX R59W could be traced back to Gerrit Jansz van Deventer, born in Veldkamp in the Netherlands, and to his wife Ariaantje Jacobs, who was born in Rotterdam . Her father died when she was 5 months and her mother, when she was eight. Admitted to the orphanage 'Gereformeerd Burgersweeshuis' in Rotterdam, in 1687, the director minister Sewentien decided to send eight of his female orphans (including Ariaantje and her half-sister Willemijntje) to the Cape to become wives of the Dutch settlers. She married Gerrit Jansz van Deventer, and he and his wife had eight children, of whom four had porphyria. The link with this founder family was identified first by Geoffrey Dean, a British physician who settled in South Africa in 1947. He could determine whether Ariaantje or her husband, Gerrit Jansz, carried the mutation. Based on the fact that Hendrik, the son of the half-sister, Willemijntje, also had porphyria the mutation, the carrier was assumed to be Ariaantje.

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December 25, 1670
Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands
May 25, 1673
Age 2
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Age 18
Stellenbosch, Suid Afrika, Kaap
March 9, 1692
Age 21
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 26
Age 29
Stellenbosch, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 32
Cape, South Africa
July 1705
Age 34
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 36
Cape, South Africa