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Gerrit Arie van Wyk, b1c7

Also Known As: "van Wijk"
Birthplace: Drakenstien, South Africa
Death: Died
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Son of Arie van Wyk, b1 and Cornelia Helm, b2 SM
Husband of Maria Magdalena Van Wyk
Brother of Roelof van Wyk, b1c1; Aletta van Wijk, b1c2; Willem van Wyk, b1c3; Sara van Wijk, b1c4 SM; Adrianus van Wijk, b1c5 and 3 others
Half brother of Catharina van den Bosch, b1 SM; Johanna Magdalena van den Bosch, b2 SM; Johannes van den Bosch, b3; Johannes Jacobus Coetzer, b1 and Dorothea Coetzer

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About Gerrit Arie van Wyk, b1c7

b1 Adrian (Arie) ≈ Amsterdam 18.1.1668 † Stellenbosch 15.9.1714 x Drakenstein c. 1689 Marie LE LONG d.v. Jean le Long en Maria Coche xx Okt. 1693 Cornelia HELM (wed. v. Johannes (Jan) van den Bosch) ≈ Kaapstad 17.9.1673 d.v. Hans Helm en Geertruy Willemse

c7 Gerrit Arie ≈ Stellenbosch 14.12.1707


Gerret van Wijk1 M, #6124, b. before 14 December 1707, d. circa 1708 Father* Arie van Wijk2 b. b 18 Jan 1668, d. bt Apr 1713 - 2 Dec 1713 Mother* Cornelia Helm2 b. b 17 Sep 1673, d. c 1721 NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732 NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732 Birth* Gerret van Wijk was born before 14 December 1707 at de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,2 Baptism Gerret van Wijk was baptized on 14 December 1707 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Adam Tas and Elisabeth van Brakel.1,4 Citations:

   [S325] Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register, Gerret. de vader Arij van Wijk, moeder Kornelia Helmèrs, getùygen Adam Tas, en Elisabeth van Brakel, alle den 14 xber 1707.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
   [S324] GSSA, "Van Wij(c)/VanWyk CD", 2005 (Pretoria). , Citing NG Kerk Stellenbosch doopregister, p.36.. Hereinafter cited as "Van Wij(c)/VanWyk CD."
   [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
   [S324] GSSA, "Van Wij(c)/VanWyk CD", Citing NG Kerk Stellenbosch doopregister, p.36. By sy doop word hy aangegee as 'Gerret' met ouers 'Arij Van WIJCK & Kornelia HELMETS' en as getuies Adam TAS en Elisabet VAN BRAKEL.


Gerrit, the son of Arij van Wijk and Cornelia Helmes was baptised in Stellenbosch on 14th December 1707, his godparents having been Adam Tas and Elisabeth van Brakel, and, in all probability, buried2 in the same place sometime before 12th August 1708.

His mother, Cornelia Helmes made two wills. The first was made in April 1713,3 a joint will with his father, Arij van Wijk, probably at that time on his death bed, and the second made in May 1720, a joint will with her third husband4, Jacob Coetser, shortly before she herself died. In both wills her children by Arij van Wijk are stated to have been 8 in number and are individually named; in neither will does a child named Gerrit appear.

When Willem van Wijk, called the elder (d'oude) died in 1772 he left no will and no wife or descendants. The account of his estate was drawn up by the officials of the Weeskamer. His brothers and sisters, whole and half, or their children, are carefully named5. It is clear that he was the son of Arij van Wijk and Cornelia Helmes, and once again there is no mention of a brother named Gerrit.

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December 14, 1707
Stellenbosch, Brede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Drakenstien, South Africa
Age 89