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Daniel Saayman, SV/PROG

Afrikaans: Daniel Zaaijman, SV/PROG
Also Known As: "Daniel Saaijman", "Saayman", "Daniel Zaaijman", "Daniel Zaeijman"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Vlissingen, Flushing, Zeeland, The Netherlands
Death: before December 1, 1714
Stellenbosch, Brede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa (pokkenepidemie )
Immediate Family:

Son of Catharina Zaayman
Husband of Petronella Van Meerhof b2 SM
Father of Catharina Zaaijman, b1; Magdalena Zaaijman, b7 SM; Eva Smit, b2; Maria Martha Marijke de Vries; Pieter Zaaijman, b5 and 3 others

Occupation: Vegetable farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Daniel Saayman, SV/PROG

http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/bosmandevriesbuys/I057.html

Prior to coming to the Cape around 1708, he had lived with his family on the island of Mauritius, then a Dutch East India Company Settlement, where they had grown sweet potatotes on the Lemoenboomvlakte. In 1696 he had two slaves to help him and they were expected to plant out 1000 half-aums of sweet potatoes each year and then dig up the crop.

The Commander at Mauritius suggests that for this they really need about 30 or 40 slaves.

Upon the abandonment of the settlement on Mauritius, he was one of the freemen who elected to go to the Cape (rather than to Batavia).

(Source: Leibbrandt - Letters Received 1695-1708, pages 92, 168 & 453)

On the 11th March 1711 he and his son, Pieter Zaaijman, informed the Burgerraad that they were planning to move from the Cape District to that of Stellenbosch and received permission to do so. (1 STB 15/2)

At the time of his death he owned a house and yard in the Table Valley, block gg, numbers 11 and 12. This house was sold from his estate to Jan Jacob Stockvliet in March of the following year.

His household goods seem to have been minimal, a bed, mattress and pillows plus some table and kitchen ware. Apart from these, a large stock of silver buttons (58) and trouser fittings perhaps indicates that he dealt in these?

There is also a chest with coopering tools, perhaps another trade he or one of his five slaves, practised.

His children are listed in the order given in the documents below.

(Source: Inventory dated 1st December 1714, MOOC 8/3, and Deceased Estate Accounts dated 15th June 1717, MOOC 13/1/1, 89)

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Requests to be allowed to return to Mauritius

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Woensdagh den 14en Julij 1677 ... verschijnen de vrijl. Focke Janzen, Daniel Zaijman en Bartholomeus Borms, welcke twee eerste nu jongst van Mauritius ... soo versochten seer instantelijck met denselven wederom derwaerts te moogen vertrecken ...


[Resolutions of the Council of Policy of Cape of Good Hope Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference code: C. 11, pp. 38-44. on http://databases.tanap.net/cgh/]



General Muster Roll of the free settlers on Mauritius, 31 December 1706,

'Daniel Zaijman van Vlissinge, en vrouw Petronella Meerhoff van de Caab'

on http://www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk/bosmandevriesbuys/I166.html


He and Pieternella Meerhof baptize two children in Cape Town: -

NGK Cape Town

1709 17. do. [Februarij] van Daniel Zaaijman, en Pieternella Meerhof, 2 kinderen gekom van't Eijland Mauritius het eerste gebooren den 23 Januarij 1704 genaamt Johannes, het tweede gebooren den 27 Maart 1708 genaamt Christiaan De getuigen waaren ...


Monsterrol 1712

't District Stellenbosch

p 247 'Daniel Zaaijman & Pieternella Meerhof '



Staet en inventaris van alle de goederen naergelaten en met er doot ontruijmt bij wijlen Daniel Zaeijman, ten voordeele van desselfs ondertenoemen erfgenaemen, als

Pieter Zaeijman, Daniel Zaeijman, Christiaen Zaeijman,

Johannes Diodaetij en Samuel Diodaeti als representeerende haer overleedene moeder, Catharina Zaeijman

Caatie Jansen als representeerende haere moeder zalg:r Eva Zaijman

Coenraet Fit in huwelijk hebbende Piternella Bockelenberg,

Andries Bruijns getrouwt met Anna Elizabeth Bockelenberg,

Johannes Bockelenberg en Suzanna Bockelenberg alle gezamentlijk representeerende haere overleedene moeder Helena Zaeijmans

Abraham de Vries, Daniel de Vries, Jacob de Vries en Izac de Vries als representeerende haer moeder zalg:r Marijke Zaaijmans

Een huijs en erff staende ende geleegen in deese Taafelvaleij in 't Blok GG en aldaer N:o 11 en 12

...

Aldus geinventarizeert aen Caap de Goede Hoop den 1:en December 1714.

[Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference no.: MOOC8/3.61 on http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/]


Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa

  • Reference no.: MOOC8/3.61
  • Daniel Zaeijman
  • 1 December 1714

Staet en inventaris van alle de goederen naergelaten en met er doot ontruijmt bij wijlen Daniel Zaeijman, ten voordeele van desselfs ondertenoemen erfgenaemen, als Pieter Zaeijman, Daniel Zaeijman, Christiaen Zaeijman, Johannes Diodaetij en Samuel Diodaeti

als representeerende haer overleedene moeder, Catharina Zaeijman

Caatie Jansen als representeerende haere moeder zalg:r Eva Zaijman

Coenraet Fit in huwelijk hebbende Piternella Bockelenberg, Andries Bruijns getrouwt met Anna Elizabeth Bockelenberg, Johannes Bockelenberg en Suzanna Bockelenberg

alle gezamentlijk representeerende haere overleedene moeder Helena Zaeijmans

Abraham de Vries, Daniel de Vries, Jacob de Vries en Izac de Vries als representeerende haer moeder zalg:r Marijke Zaaijmans

...

  • een slaeve jonge Jak genaemt
  • 1 slaeve jonge Kaarel
  • 1 slaeve jonge Tannike
  • 1 slaeve jonge jongeJak
  • 1 slavin Marij genaemt

From Vlissingen Holland from Mauritius to Cape in 1705 Die Dogters Van Eva mtrochondriale DNA


Zaaiman,Daniel *1650 †1714 :­van Vlissingen; dienaar van die VOC, word ongeveer 1666 na Mauritius gestuur as kuiper. Word daar vryburger na 1672; gaan soek beter bestaan aan die Kaap 1676 maar keer in 1677 na Mauritius terug op dieselfde skip as Pieternella van Meerhoff. Kry in 1683 kontrak van opperhoof Lamotius van Mauritius om arak te vervaardig. In 1696 verleen opperhoof Diodati die reg aan hom om patats en boontjies aan die garnisoen te lewer; hierdie kontrak hernu in 1699. Aankoms 17090126 met vrou en kinders aan Kaap omdat die VOC afstand van Mauritius gedoen het en die ingesetenes onttrek het teen 1708. Koop twee erwe en 'n huis in Kaapstad; boer op plaas Patrijse Valley, Stellenbosch, wat hy van Rudolf Fredrik Steenbok gekoop het, maar sake het swak verloop en teen 1712/13 het hy die plaas teruggegee. In sy boedel het hy slegs die huis en erwe in Kaapstad oor [5397] × 13.10.1677 Mauritius
Prior to coming to the Cape around 1708, he had lived with his family on the island of Mauritius, then a Dutch East India Company Settlement, where they had grown sweet potatotes on the Lemoenboomvlakte.


Upon the abandonment of the settlement on Mauritius, he was one of the freemen who elected to go to the Cape rather than to Batavia.

(Source: Leibbrandt - Letters Received 1695-1708, pages 92, 168 & 453)

On the 11th March 1711 he and his son, Pieter Zaaijman, informed the Burgerraad that they were planning to move from the Cape District to Stellenbosch and received permission to do so. (1 STB 15/2)

At the time of his death around 1713/14, presumably during the smallpox epidemic, he owned a house and yard in the Table Valley, block gg, numbers 11 and 12. This house was sold from his estate to Jan Jacob Stockvliet in March of the following year.

His household goods seem to have been minimal, a bed, mattress and pillows plus some table and kitchen ware. Apart from these, a large stock of silver buttons (58) and trouser fittings perhaps indicating that he dealt in these. There was also a chest with coopering tools, perhaps another trade he or one of his five slaves, practised.


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http://www.zaaiman.nl/Stamboom/Zuid-Afrika/Zuid-Afrika.htm

Parenteel van Daniel Zaaiman

1 Daniel Zaaiman is geboren in 1650 in Nederland. Daniel is overleden in 1714 in Stellenbosch (Z.A.), 63 of 64 jaar oud (oorzaak: Pokken). Daniel trouwde, 26 of 27 jaar oud, op 13-10-1677 in Mauritius met Petronella van Meerhof, 13 of 14 jaar oud. Petronella is geboren in 1663 in Kaap (Z.A.), dochter van Pieter van Meerhof en Eva Goringhaicona. Petronella is overleden in 1713 in Stellenbosch (Z.A.), 49 of 50 jaar oud.

Kinderen van Daniel en Petronella:

1 Catharina Zaaiman, geboren op 27-09-1678 in Mauritius. Volgt 1.1.

1.1 Catharina Zaaiman is geboren op 27-09-1678 in Mauritius, dochter van Daniel Zaaiman (zie 1) en Petronella van Meerhof. Catharina is overleden vóór 1714 in Batavia (Indonesie), ten hoogste 36 jaar oud. Catharina trouwde, ongeveer 31 jaar oud, omstreeks 1709 met Roelof Diodati. Roelof is geboren in Dordrecht (NL). Roelof is overleden op 10-03-1723 in Batavia (Indonesie). Roelof trouwde later na 1714 in Batavia (Indonesie) met Maria de Blocq.

Kinderen van Catharina en Roelof:

1 Elisabeth Diodati [1.1.1]. Elisabeth is overleden.

2 Agatha Diodati [1.1.2]. Agatha is overleden.

Bygevoeg deur Y. DROST, 17 JAN 2016

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Daniel Zaaiman was born Vlissengen, Netherlands. He died, most probably, in 1713, presumably during the smallpox epidemic.[1]

Prior to coming to the Cape around 1708, he had lived with his family on the island of Mauritius, then a Dutch East India Company Settlement, where they had grown sweet potatotes on the Lemoenboomvlakte. In 1696 he had two slaves to help him and they were expected to plant out 1000 half-aums of sweet potatoes each year and then dig up the crop. The Comander at Mauritius suggests that for this they really need about 30 or 40 slaves. [2]

His wife was Pieternella Meerhof, [3] the daugher of Pieter Meerhof, surgeon and explorer in the employ of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) at the Cape, and his wife Eva (her Dutch name) or Krotoa (her Khoisan name) who was brought up in the household of Jan van Riebeeck to be the translator and negotiator between the VOC and the Khoisan peoples at the Cape. [4]

In the Census of the island of Mauritius of 1677, Daniel Zaaiman is listed as a single man without any slaves. In the census of 31 December 1706, his wife is listed as Pieternella Meerhofs, and they have 5 sons (no daughters) and 10 slaves. Also listed in this census are Herbert Jansen van Schoonhoven and his wife Eva Zaijman with one daughter, and Hendrik Abrahamse De Vries and his wife Maria Zaijman with 3 sons (no daughters) and 5 slaves. [3]

When the abandonment of the settlement on Mauritius was decided on in 1707, Daniel Zaaijman was one of the freemen who elected to go with his family to the Cape (rather than to Batavia) [2]

On the 11th March 1711 he and his son, Pieter Zaaiman, informed the Burgerraad that they were planning to move from the Cape District to that of Stellenbosch and received permission to do so. [5]

At the time of his death he owned a house and yard in the Table Valley, block gg, numbers 11 and 12. This house was sold from his estate to Jan Jacob Stockvliet in March of the following year. His household goods seem to have been minimal, a bed, mattress and pillows plus some table and kitchen ware. Apart from these, a large stock of silver buttons (58) and trouser fittings perhaps indicates that he dealt in these? There is also a chest with coopering tools, perhaps another trade he or one of his five slaves, practised. [6]

Their children are listed in the inventory of 1714 [6]. Although there they are listed sons first and daughters second I have listed the daughters first since they must have been older than all the sons except possibly Pieter Zaaiman (the Mauritius census of 1706 lists all the sons as living with their parents, the daughters presumably married). The fact that he did not marry until 1725 would suggest that he, too, was younger than any of the daughters.

The children of Daniel Zaaiman and Pieternella Meerhof:

b1 Catharina Zaaiman, died before 1715 [7] married, probably on Mauritius, between 1692 and 1703, Roelof Diodati, died before 1729

b2 Eva Zaaiman, born on Mauritius [3], died before 1714 [6] married (1) on Mauritius, Herbert Jans van der Meyden [3] [7] married (2) 30 September 1711 Stellenbosch, Johannes Smit [7] 1683-1714

b3 Magdalena Zaaiman died before 1709 married Johannes Bocklenbergh circa 1668-circa 1709 surgeon (1699)

b4 Maijke Zaaiman, born Mauritius [3], died 1713, probably during the smallpox epidemic married on Mauritius [3] perhaps around 1700 (assumed, from the fact that they had 3 sons by 1706) Hendrik Abrahamsz de Vries 1676-1744

b5 Pieter Zaaiman born Mauritius [8] married 10 January 1712 Stellenbosch Anna Maria Coopman [8] born 1695

b6 Daniel Zaaiman circa 1698-1725 sailor in the employ of the Dutch East India Co. born circa 1698, [9] Mauritius, died 15 July 1725, in the far east, probably Ceylon. [10] He made his profession of belief on 16 August 1718 to become a member of the Cape Town NG Church with Johanna van Es, wife of Hendrik de Vries as his witness. On 29th November 1718 he applied to the Council of Policy to enter the service of the Dutch East India Company to try his fortune in India, saying that he was at present a ward of the Orphan Chamber and very poor.

b7 Johannes Zaaiman born born 28 January 1704, Mauritius baptized 17 February 1709, Cape Town [11] Notes: He had presumably died before 1714, since he is not named in the the inventory drawn up after the death of his father, Daniel Zaaiman.

b8 Christiaan Zaaiman born 27 March 1708, Mauritius, baptized 17 February 1709, Cape Town [11] He is listed as one of his father's heirs in 1717, and thus was living then but I have found no mention of him after that date. [7]

Researched by Richard Ball

Sources:

1. Estate Accounts - Zaaiman, Daniel - 1714

       Cape Archives, MOOC 13/1/1, 89

22 Maart Pr. de verkogte Roerende Goederen uituigsens de Vendu Rol

     Cape Muster rolls of Freemen 1660 onwards
     Cape Archives, VC 39 and VC 49 

both he and his wife appear up to and including 1712 but not after that 2. Leibbrandt, H.C.V. - Letters Received 1695-1708, pages 92, 168 & 453

3. Cape Archives C313 - incoming letters 1677-78, part 3, p.869. Letter dated 3 October 1677 General Muster Roll of the free settlers on Mauritius - dated 31st December 1706, signed G. Wijbrandtsz

Cape Archives, C383, pp. 12-13 Daniel Zaijman van Vlissinge, en vrouw Petronella Meerhoff van de Caab Herbert Janse van Schoonhoven en vrouw Eva Zaijman van Mauritius Hendrik Abrahmse de Vries van Amsterdam en vrouw Maria Zaijman van Mauritius


4. Resolutions of the Council of Policy of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town Archives

   Repository, South Africa, C. 11, pp. 38-44, and 45-50, 14th and 23rd July 1677.

In the resolutions of the Council of Policy at the Cape, for the 14th and 23rd July, 1677, it is noted that 'Bartholomeus Borns and his wife Theuntje propose to relieve the Deacons and Overseers of the Poor at the Cape, of the two minor orphan children of the late Sr. Pieter Meerhof and his wife Eva, a Hottentot, namely Pieternella and Salamon, whom they propose to take with them at the earliest opportunity, to Mauritius, travellling on the ship 'De Boode', and promising to care for them in all respects and bring them up to a civlised way of life until they shall have reached the time of their marriage or some other approved state'. [2]

5. 1 STB 18/155, page 279, 8 Feb 1713.

Daniel Zaaijman exchanges the farm he bought in Stellenbosch, de Patrijse Valleij, from David Heufke, to Roelof Fredrik Steenbock, now married to the widow of Heuffke. The farm is gone over and dillapidations noted for valuation purposes. He is exchanging it for a house in Cape Town. 6. Inventory dated 1st December 1714, MOOC 8/3, and Deceased Estate Accounts dated 15th June 1717, MOOC 13/1/1, 89

7. Estate Accounts - Zaaiman, Daniel - finalised 30 June 1717, Cape Archives, MOOC 13/1/1,89

Pieter Zaijman, Daniel Zaijman, Christiaan Zaijman Johannes en Samuel diodatij als representerende haar[overlede]ne Moeder Catharina Zaijman Caatje Janz als representerende haar moeder Zalre. Eva Zaijman Coenraad Fijt in huwelijk hebbe[...]ternella Bocklenbergh, Andries Bruijns getrout met Anna Elisabeth Bocklenbergh, Johannes Bocklenbergh, en Susanna Bocklenbergh,[...] Samentlijk representeerende haar overleedene Moeder Helena Zaijmans Abraham de Vries, daniel, Jacob en Isak de Vries, als [...]nteerende haar moeder Zalr. Maijke Zaijman. 8. Church Registers - Stellenbosch Congregation, Palmkronieke 1, Doop Register Stellenbosch 1688-1732

        and VC 639 marriages 1700-1788, 
   The original registers are in the NGK Argief, Stellenbosch, G2 4/1, 4/2 and 7/1, VC 639

marriages 1711, Sep 30 Johannes Smit van Delft jongm. met Eva Saaijman wede. Hebert Jans van de Meyden

marriages, 1712, Jan 10 

Pieter Zaayman van't eyland Mauritius jongm' met Anna Maria Coopman van Cabo jongdr. 9. Leibbrandt, H.C.V.. Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope - Requesten (1715-1806), p.1445e, 1718

     Zaayman, Daniel; 20 years old, a ward of the Orphan Chamber; very poor; wishes to enter the Service, to try his fortune in India.
     (No. 106, 29th Nov 1718.)

10. Scheepssoldijboeken - VOC, Uitgevaren voor de Kamers van de VOC

   Persoonsgegevens van Daniel Saijman, Herkomst: Mourilius 
   Rang: Matroos 
   ... Uitreis: 12/05/1721 Bestemming: Ceylon, 08/05/1722
  Datum einde verbintenis: 15/07/1725
  Einde verbintenis: Overleden. Plaats einde verbintenis: Azie

11. Church Registers - Cape Town NGK Congregation, Cape Archives

    (original in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Argiewe, Stellenbosch), VC 603, VC 604, VC 605, VC 621, VC 622, VC 644,
   baptisms: 1709, 17 Februarij
   van Daniel Zaaiman en Pieternella Meerhof 
   2 kinderen gekom vanuit Eijland Mauritius 
   het eerste gebooren den 28 Januarij 1704 genaamt Johannes, 
   het tweede gebooren den 27 Maart 1708 genaamt Christiaan
   De getuigen waaren Jacobus van Laar met Maijke Zaaiman en Johannes Osenburg met Annetje Eijlan

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Heraldry of South African Families / Coats of arms, crests, ancestry by C.PAMA/ A. A. Balkema, 1972

Page 309.

ZAAYMAN (ZAAIMAN, SAAYMAN)

Quarterly 1 and 4 per pale azure and or, dexter in chief three mullets or, placed 1,2, in base a triangular harrow argent; sinister two sticks, ball-shaped at the ends, saltirewise gules; 2 and 3 gules, on a base vert a sower with his bag sowing proper. Mantling azure and or. Crest: a demi-sower as in the arms. [633]

Daniel Zaaiman, fr. Flushing (Neth.). Arr. 26.1.1709, d. 1714. Marr. Petronella Meerhoff (8 children).

Added by Y. DROST, 3 FEB 2018

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1650
1650
Vlissingen, Flushing, Zeeland, The Netherlands
1678
September 27, 1678
Age 28
Mauritius
1682
June 10, 1682
Age 32
Mauritius
1682
Age 32
Mauritius
1686
May 28, 1686
Age 36
Mascarene eilande, Mauritius
1688
October 10, 1688
Age 38
Mauritius
1698
1698
Age 48
Mauritius
1704
January 28, 1704
Age 54
Mauritius
1708
March 27, 1708
Age 58
Mauritius