Gerrit Ariesz Van Wijk, b1c2

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About Gerrit Ariesz Van Wijk, b1c2

Gerrit van Wijk Ariesz:

  • farmer (1765) of De Vondeling, geleegen agter de Piquetberg over de Oliphants Rivier
  • born 1714, Cape of Good Hope
  • baptized 30 September 1714, Stellenbosch
  • died circa 1787
  • will dated 11 April 1775 and filed 21 November 1776

Children of Gerrit van Wijk and Maria Magdalena Eckhoff

  • 1. Ary Willemsz 1738-1798 x Elisabeth Viljoen
  • 2. Catharina Elisabeth c1741-c 1808 x Johannes Diederick
  • 3. Sophia 1743 x Gerrit Putter
  • 4. Jacoba 1745 (not mentioned in the Inventory or Estate Accounts of her father, dated 1787)
  • 5. Maria Margaretha 1748 x Johannes Stephanus Olivier
  • 6. Agnita 1751 x Cornelis Olivier
  • 7. Gerrit Matthijs 1754
  • 8. Jacomina 1756-1775 x Albert Smit Erasmusz
  • 9. Anna Cicilia 1758 x Gerrit Marais
  • 10. Christina Magdalena 1760 x Albert Nel
  • 11. Martha Elisabeth c 1762-1838 x Louis Koetsee xx Gerrit van Wijk Gerritzoon
  • 12. Christoffel Hendrikse 1764

Gerrit van Wijk and Maria Magdalena Eekhof were married at Drakenstein8 on 2nd November 1738, when Gerrit the husband of Elisabeth Vivier and Maria Provo had been dead almost a year.

No mention is made in the marriage register of his or her marital status (ie. jongman/bachelor or weduwenaar/widower) as was usual at that time and on that page, before and after this entry, but the reason for this becomes plain when one sees that their eldest child was baptised at the same service8 at which his parents were married (it was normal to baptise children and marry couples at the end of a normal Sunday church service).

In 1775 Gerrit and Maria Magdalena drew up a will in which they make special provision for their sons Arie Willems and Gerrit Matthij9. In this will they are named as Gerrit van Wijk Ariisz: en Maria Magdalena Eijkhoff. This will was filed in November 1776, presumably after the death of Maria Magdalena.

When Gerrit van Wijk died intestate in 1787, the accounts drawn up at that time name him as 'Gerrit van Wijk Arrysz:' and list his eleven children, starting with Ary Willemsz van Wijk and including Gerrit Matthijs van Wijk, mentioned in the will above.

When Willem van Wijk died intestate in 1774, his estate accounts10 describe him as 'Willem van Wijk Arijsz:'. He apparently left no wife or children since his estate is divided amongst his brothers and sisters, whole and half, first among whom is Gerrit van Wijk Arijsz:. The names of his brothers and sisters make it plain that this group of Van Wijks are the children of Arij van Wijk Willemsz: and Antonetta Campher.

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Gerrit Ariesz Van Wijk, b1c2's Timeline

December 14, 1704
December 14, 1704
December 14, 1704
December 14, 1707
Stellenbosch, Cape Province
September 30, 1714
Stellenbosch, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
September 30, 1714
September 30, 1714
September 30, 1714
Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
November 2, 1738
Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa