Hester Zacharias, b2

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Hester Zacharias, b2

Birthplace: Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jan Zacharias, SV/PROG and Maria van Bengale, SM/PROG
Wife of Gerrit Jansz from Ewijk
Sister of Marij Zacharias, b1 SM

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About Hester Zacharias, b2


  • Reference Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)'

"Hester Jans: van de Caep born Robben Island (c. 1662-?);

free-born halfslag infant of Jan Sachariasz: / Zachariasz: (from Amsetrdam) & wife Maria van Bengale;

  • accompanied father & sister Maria to Mauritius;
  • married Mauritius Gerrit Jansz: (from Ewijk);
  • accused of adultery & committing fornication with their slave,
  • arrested & sent to Cape where she was put on trial & sentenced (14 September 1691) to 5 years hard labour in chains at public works;
  • muster rolls list her future (but later estranged) husband as neighbour or housemate to Armozijn the elder (1690 & 1695)."

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Hester Zacharias, b2's Timeline

September 4, 1663
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
September 4, 1663
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa