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About Gerrit Willemsz van Wijk

Gerrit van Wijk Willemsz: d c 1690

Parents: Trijntjen Hillebrants & Willem van Wijk

  • married (1) 26 April 1722 Cape Town Elisabeth Vivier Baptised 12/02/1698 died 15/10/1730 of De Vaderlandse Rietklooff, Piquetberg
  • He married Maria Magdalena Eijkhoff on 02/11/1738 ( His Stepdaughter) in Drakenstein. His brother Arie Willems (a2b1)'s son, also Gerrit Willems (a2b1c2) Baptised 30/09/1724 was married to Maria Provo. They only had three daughters. when he died between 1736 and 1740. (1) Maria Elizabeth Bapt. 26/07/1733 (2) Anna Bapt. 21/11/1734 (3) Elsie Bapt. 21/10/1736

Gerrit Willems the uncle (a2b3)'s son Arie Willems van Wyk (a2b3c5), were also baptised on 02/11/1738 in Drakenstein.

Please make use of Geni numbers to prevent this mess because the uncle and his brothers son are both Gerrit Willems van Wyk. The uncle was never married to Maria Provo.

In the Inventory drawn up on 16th August 1730 after the death of Elisabeth Vivier, her husband is named as Gerrit van Wijk, he is named as Gerrit Willemsz: van wijk a2b3.

And in the Instrument drawn up by Maria Provo upon her subsequent marriage with Gerrit van Schalkwijk, dated 21st October 17407? her late husband is again named as Gerrit Willemsz: van Wijk. a2b1c2

Willem Van Wij(c)k * c. 1655 a. 1676 v. Engen, Nederland † voor 31.3.1702 s.v. Adriaen Gerritsz van Wijck en Jantgen Aerts x Kaapstad 5.8.1685 Catharina HILLEBRANDT * Nederland c. 1657 xx Trijntje HARMENSZ

b3 Gerrit (Arie), burger v. Drakenstein x Kaapstad 26.4.1722 Elisabeth (Isabeau) VIVIER (wed. v. Nicolas Labat en Mattijs Hendrik Eijkhoff /Eckhoff) * c. 1698 ≈ Drakenstein (Paarl) 12.2.1698 † c. 1730 d.v. Abraham Vivier en Jaquemina des Pres xx Kaapstad 25.3.1731 Marie PREVOT * c. 1712 ≈ Drakenstein (Paarl) 28.1.1713 d.v. Abraham Prevot en Anna van Marseveen

c1 Gerrit * c. 1723 ≈ Kaapstad 5.12.1723, burger v. Swellendam x Tulbagh 23.12.1753 Martha SMIT ≈ Kaapstad 21.10.1736 d.v. Erasmus Schmidt en Cornelia van Emmenes

c2 Abraham * c. 1725 ≈ 19.8.1725 † Tulbagh Nov. 1793

  1. Ou Begraafplaas, Tulbagh x Drakenstein 30.10.1757

Christina Maria VAN ZYL ≈ Drakenstein (Paarl) 18.5.1738 d.v. Pieter van Zyl en Hester van Wijk

c3 Jacomina * c. 1727 ≈ 24.8.1727 x 22.4.1748 Diederik KOEKEMOER (voorheen x Catharina van Wyk) ≈ Drakenstein (Paarl) 19.7.1716, burger v. Drakenstein s.v. Joachim Koekemoer en Maria Putter (hy xx 10.4.1774 Elizabeth Johanna Wagenaar)

c4 Catharina Elisabeth * c. 1730 ≈ 15.10.1730 x Swartland 19.9.1748 Jan Joachim SCHOLTZ ≈ Drakenstein (Paarl) 28.5.1730, burger v. Stellenbosch † 2.8.1804 s.v. Joachim Scholtz en Anna Maria Swart

c5 Maria Elisabeth * c. 1733 ≈ Kaapstad 26.7.1733 x Swartland 23.5.1755 Jacobus SCHEEPERS ≈ Kaapstad 21.1.1725, burger v. Stellenbosch s.v. Gerrit Scheepers en Susanna Bruwer

c6 Anna * c. 1734 ≈ 21.11.1734 x Swartland 5.8.1753 Abraham OBERHOLSTER * c. 1732 ≈ Drakenstein (Paarl) 7.12.1732 s.v. Johannes Oberholster en Elisabeth Prevot

c7 Elsie * c. 1736 ≈ 21.10.1736 † deur slawe vermoor x Tulbagh 25.11.1759 Ockert Casper COETZEE * c. 1741 ≈ Stellenbosch 22.6.1741 xx c. 1766 Bartholomeus KOOPMAN * c. 1726 s.v. Albertus Bartholomeus Koopman en Hilletje Holders Horn

"c8 Arie Willem" * c 1738

6. MOOC 7/1/6, 5 The will of Maria Provo and Gerrit Willemsz: van Wijk, dated 27 March 1730.

... den landbouwer Gerrit Willemsz: van wijk, en Maria Provo, egte luijden, ... ... den testateur ... ... zijne vier kinderen in vorig huwe,, lijk geprocreert, bij desselfs overledenen huisvrouw Elisabeth Vivier ... 7. CJ 2656, 24 Will of Maria Provo and Gerrit van Schalkwijk dated 21 October 1740 (in fact an instrument making provision for the children from previous marriages)

... getuijgen Maria Provo wed: wijlen den Landbouwer Gerrit Willemsz: van Wijk, geadsisteert met haar jeegenwoordige bruijdegom Gerrit Schalkwijk ...

  • b3. Gerrit, date of birth or baptism not known.
    • He married firstly Elisabeth Vivier in 1722 and secondly Maria Provo (Prevost) around 1731. He died around 1737, leaving 8 children.

Gerrit van Wijk ( Willemsz: die staan vir Willem se seun en is dus nie deel van sy van nie)

of De Vaderlandse Rietklooff, Piquetberg

died circa 1737

will dated 27 March 1731

and filed 8 January 1738


He would seem to have been working as a farmhand (knegt) for Willem Basson on the latter's property in Cape Town between 1711 and 1713.

On the 7th November 1712, named as Gerrit (Willem se seun) van Wyk, he requested and was granted permission to move from living in the Drakenstein District, to that of the Cape.

Details of his family come from the Inventory taken in 1730 after the death of his first wife, Elizabeth Vivier, the joint will he made with his second wife, Maria Provo (1731) and the will she made before her marriage to Gerrit van Schalkwyk (1740).

The farm, Vaderlandse Rietkloof, was sold in 1730 at the settling up of the estate of Elisabeth Vivier. I don't know if Gerrit bought it in himself or not.

For a discussion of his parentage and place in the family tree, see my (Richard Ball's) notes on the several Gerrit van Wijks, and for a general discussion of the early Van Wijks see my introduction.

1. Muster Rolls VC49, p.240,1711

2. Willem Basson, MOOC 13/1/1,93 1713

3. 1 STB 1/4, 50 - Minutes of the Stellenbosch Heemraden married (1) 26 April 1722 at Cape Town

Elisabeth Vivier 1698-before 1730 of De Vaderlandse Rietklooff, Piquetberg

It seems possible that Gerrit Willemsz van Wyk is actually Gerrit Arij van Wyk, the adult son of Arij van Wyk.

Arij van Wyk had a son called Gerrit but one researcher (Richard Ball:Arij van Wijk-- says:

b8. Gerrit van Wijk, baptized 14 December 1707, Stellenbosch, most probably buried before 12 August 1708, Stellenbosch. He was not mentioned in his parent's will of 1713, so had presumably died before that date.

The best account of the van Wyk family is given by Richard Ball:

See also:

email: Richard Ball


In the Inventory drawn up on 16th August 1730 after the death of Elisabeth Vivier, her husband is named as Gerrit van Wijk, but in the joint will made by him with his second wife6, Maria Provo, he is named as Gerrit Willemsz: van wijk. This will was presented to the Weeskamer on 8th January 1738.

And in the Instrument drawn up by Maria Provo upon her subsequent marriage with Gerrit van Schalkwijk, dated 21st October 17407, her late husband is again named as Gerrit Willemsz: van Wijk.

This would imply that the Gerrit van Wijk who was married firstly to Elisabeth Vivier and subsequently to Maria Provo, had died before January 1738 and was the son of someone called Willem (see my notes on his probable parentage).

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Hierdie profiel bevat die korrekte name van sy twee huwelike met Elizabeth Vivier en ook die van Marira Magdalena Eijkhoff sy stiefdogter ( Elizabeth Vivier se dogter by haar eerste man, Mattijs Hendrik Eijkhoff) met wie hy op 02/11/1738 in Drakenstein getroud is. .Gerrit Willems van Wyk a2b3 se kinders is ook nou korrek. Moet asseblief nie weer hier verander nie.Dankie

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Gerrit Willemsz van Wijk's Timeline

December 14, 1704
December 14, 1704
December 14, 1704
December 14, 1704
December 5, 1723
Swellendam, Overberg , Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
August 19, 1725
Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
August 24, 1727
Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa
January 2, 1729
Drakenstein, Western Cape, South Africa