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b1 Arij (Willem) * c. 1686 ≈ Kaapstad 13.4.1686, eienaar v. “Bontevallei” † voor 1734 x Stellenbosch 27.12.1711 Anthoinetta (Agnita) CAMPHER /KAMFER (wed. v. Gerrit van der Swaan) * c. 1688 d.v. Lorenz Campher en Ansela Hanselaar (sy xxx Stellenbosch 31.5.1733 Joachim Scholtz Burger

b3 Gerrit * 1714 ≈ Stellenbosch 30.9.1714 x 2.11.1738 Maria Magdalena Eykhof

c8 Arie Willem * c. 1738 ≈ Drakenstein (Paarl) 2.11.1738 x 3.4.1763 Elizabeth VILJOEN * c. 1746 ≈ 20.3.1746 d.v. Henning Viljoen en Susanna Durand

d2 Catharina Elisabeth ≈ 22.1.1741 x 2.4.1758 Johannes Diederik PUTTER * voor 15.3.1733 s.v. Jan Lodewyk Putter en Anna van der Swaan

d3 Sophia * c. 1743 ≈ Kaapstad 3.3.1743 x Swartland 5.4.1759 Gerrit PUTTER * Darkenstein (Paarl) s.v. Jan Lodewyk Putter en Anna van der Swaan

d4 Jacoba * c. 1745 ≈ 8.8.1745 † c. 1798 x Tulbagh 26.4.1767 Jacob Johannes KRUGER * 25.3.1742 ≈ Kaapstad 14.3.1745 s.v. Frans Kruger en Judith Coetsee

d5 Maria Margaretha * c. 1747 ≈ 18.2.1748 x 26.4.1767 Johannes Stephanus OLIVIER * c. 1743 s.v. Johannes Olivier en Cecilia du Preez xx 28.3.1790 Christiaan Maurits LECHEL * c. 1746 a. vanaf Maagdeburg

d6 Angenita Elizabeth * c. 1751 ≈ 21.11.1751 x 6.11.1768 Cornelis Hermanus OLIVIER * c. 1746 ≈ Tulbagh 17.4.1746 † Graaff-Reinet 24.1.1826 s.v. Johannes Olivier en Cecilia du Preez xx Carel DU TOIT

d7 Gerrit Matthys ≈ 15.9.1754, burger v. Stellenbosch x Tulbagh 15.12.1771 Elizabeth SCHOLTZ ≈ 21.2.1751 d.v. Jan Joachim Scholtz en Catharina Elisabeth van Wyk

d8 Jacomina * c. 1756 ≈ Swartland 14.3.1756 x Tulbagh 17.11.1771 Albert SMIT ≈ Swartland 17.1.1751, burger v. Stellenbosch s.v. Erasmus Schmidt en Cornelia van Emmenes (hy xx Tulbagh 7.11.1779 Cecilia Jacoba Coetsee)

d9 Anna Cecilia * c. 1758 ≈ 5.3.1758 x c. 1778 Gerrit MARAIS * c. 1756

d10 Christina Magdalena * c. 1760 ≈ Tulbagh 4.7.1760 x 27.6.1779 Albertus NEL * 5.10.1743, burger v. Stellenbosch s.v. Elias Nel en Anna Vivier

d11 Martha Elisabeth * Roggeveld 24.3.1762 ≈ Tulbagh 2.10.1762 † “Klipfontein”, dist. Clanwilliam 24.8.1838 x 4.5.1788 Louis KOTZE * 3.11.1765 s.v. Louis Kotze en Johanna Catharina Pienaar xx Tulbagh 7.4.1810 Gerrit VAN WYK (voorheen x Gesina Helena Botha) * Hantam, Clanwilliam 7.2.1758 ≈ Kaapstad 12.3.1758, burger v. Stellenbosch, boer in Hantam † “Kransvallei”, dist. Clanwilliam 14.2.1835 s.v. Gerrit van Wyk en Martha Smit

d12 Christoffel Hendrik * c. 1764 ≈ Tulbagh 6.10.1764, burger v. Stellenbosch x Tulbagh 5.11.1786 Margaretha Johanna VAN ZYL * c. 1768 ≈ Swartland 16.10.1768 d.v. Adriaan (Jacobus) van Zyl en Sara (Johanna) Wiese


Gerrit van Wijk1 M, #6846, b. before 30 September 1714, d. circa May 1787 Father* Arie van Wijk Willemse3 b. b 15 Apr 1686 Mother* Anthonetta Campher2 b. b 29 Jan 1690 NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1740 NGK Drakenstein Marriages 1717-1740 NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732 NGK Stellenbosch Baptisms 1688-1732 Birth* Gerrit van Wijk was born before 30 September 1714 at de Caep de Goede Hoop.4 Baptism Gerrit van Wijk was baptized on 30 September 1714 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Aletta van Wyk and Gerrit van Wijk.5 See: Baptism of of Gerret van Wyck Marriage* He married Maria Magdalena Eykhoff, daughter of Mathijs Hendrik Eckhoff and Elisabeth Vivier, on 2 November 1738 at Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,6 NameRecord 30 September 1714, the name of Gerrit van Wijk was written in the record as Gerret van Wyck.7 NameRecord 1782, the name of Gerrit van Wijk was written in the record as Gerrit van Wijk Ariesz.2 Family Maria Magdalena Eckhoff b. b 15 Jun 1721, d. 6 Aug 1776 Child

   Catharina Elisabeth van Wijk2


   [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Personen in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd door Predekant. Salomon van Echten.
   2 Novb. [1738]. Gerrit van Wijk van Cabo de Goede Hoop Burger aan Drakensteijn. En Maria Magdalena Eykhoff van Cabo voornoemdt. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.
   [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ""
   [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ""
   [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - based on date of baptism.
   [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, d'Vader Ary Van Wyck, d'Moeder Antonette Kamfer, getù Gerret van Wyck, en Alletta van Wyck, 30e 7r 1714.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
   [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ""
   [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Gerret, d'Vader Ary Van Wyck, d'Moeder Antonette Kamfer, getù Gerrit van Wyck, en Alletta van Wyck, 30e 7r 1714.

Gerrit van Wijk Willemsz: of De Vaderlandse Rietklooff, Piquetberg 2

died circa 1737 3

will dated 27 March 1731

and filed 8 January 1738 4


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. (1)(2)

On the 7th November 1712, named as Gerrit Willemsz van Wijk, he

requested and was granted permission to move from living in the

Drakenstein District, to that of the Cape. (3)

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 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


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.

Hierdie Gerrit Arie van Wyk was die broer van Arie Willem van Wyk b1 en glad nie sy seun nie. Gerrit Arie se genealogie is a2b3 Sien ook die SAG lys. Kan die fout asseblief reg gestel word.

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Gerrit Arie van Wijk, a2b1c2's Timeline

December 14, 1704
December 14, 1704
December 14, 1704
December 14, 1707
Stellenbosch, Cape Province
September 30, 1714
September 30, 1714
September 30, 1714
Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 19
Cape Town, Cape