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Isaak Nieuwout (Niewout), SV/PROG

Afrikaans: Isaak Nieuwoudt, SV/PROG
Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Death: 1732 (38-46)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremiah Eppensz Nieuwoudt and Helena Fisson
Husband of Anna van Wijk, a2b5 SM
Father of Gerrit Nieuwoudt, b1; Helena Visagie, b2; Jeremias Cornelis Nieuwoudt, b3; Alida Nieuwoudt, b4; Johannes Nieuwoudt, b5 and 4 others
Brother of Alida van der Scheeren; Johannes Nieuwoudt; Giertje Nieuwoudt; Eppens Nieuwoudt and Isabella Wijnouts

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About Isaac Nieuwoudt SV/PROG

SAG vol.6, 2001

Isaac gebore Holland, v. Amsterdam, "kwam naar Zuid-Africa als weduwenaar en hertrouwde Anna van Wijk". Sy aankoms aan die Kaap was omstreeks 1716. Blykbaar kon hy eers trou nadat hy in 1723 burgerskap ontvang het in Drakenstein. Nieuwe Woudt is 'n pleknaam naby Groningen, Holland. Hy was soldaat, later chirurgyn x Kaapstad 6.2.1724 Johanna (Anna) van Wyk, gedoop 13.6.1688 d/v Willem van Wyk en Catharina Hillebrandt.

Isaak NIEWOUDT was from Amsterdam, he came to the Cape c 1716. He was a soldier and surgeon. He got married 6 February 1724 to Johanna van Wyk she was the daughter of Willem van Wyk and Trijntje Harmensz.

Anna had a son born from Willemse but when she married Niewoudt, he took on this surname and all his descendants:

Gerrit Niewoudt (Willemse) was baptised 2 May 1717, X 26 April 1739 Johanna Steenkamp

Helena baptised 9 Oct 1718, X 4 March 1736 Izaak Visagie

Jeremias baptised 17 Nov 1720

Isaak and Johanna had the following children:

Alida baptised 13 Feb 1724

Johannes baptised 15 Jul 1725, X 15 Oct 1752 Anna Minnaar

Alida baptised 30 Nov 1727

Isaac baptised 16 Jul 1730, X 20 May 1759 Dorothea Elisabeth Hertzog

Anna Catharina baptised 2 March 1732, X 15 Oct 1752 Jan Minnaar


Richard Ball,

SAG, Vol 6

Saamgestel deur:

AM van Rensburg

Judi Marais-Meyer register

Eie inventaris MOOC8/5.81

Ongelukkig geen datum.

Hy laat sy vrou Anna v Wyk agter

Aankoms in Kaap 1716. Soldaat, later chirugyn


On this Discussion about naming, Corney Keller notes the following: If you consider the spelling of his name(s) in his own life time, 'Isaac' would be a good option but it is better if you give them all.

Consider the following:

- at his own baptism (NL-SAA-24742463) 1688 - Isack

- when he joins the VOC (NL-NaHa-1.04.02 7-5673-186) 1715 - Isaac Nieuhout

- when his children are baptized ( 1718 - Isaac Niewout 1720 - Isaac Niewout 1724 - Isaac Nieuhout 1725 - Isaac Nuhout 1727 - Isaak Nieuwout 1730 - Isaac Niewout 1732 - Isak Nieuwout


1723 Nieuwhoud (Isaak); arrived as soldier in 1716, in the "Bentvliet"; is able to support himself as surgeon, and asks for burgher papers. (No. 104; date, ?.) Memorials, p830


Note by CN - Unconfirmed info:

When Isaak Nieuwoudt was born in 1690 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, his father, Jeremias, was 32 and his mother, Helena, was 29. He married Johanna van Wyk on 6 February 1724. They had six children in 15 years. He died in 1732 in South Africa at the age of 42.

A native of Amsterdam, arrived at the Cape as a soldier in 1716, apparently accompanied by a wife. Following the death of his spouse, Nieuwoudt was wed to Anna van Wyk (or Johanna van Wijk?) and his two marriages produced a total 8 kids. The following information is yet to be linked to this Isaak Nieuwoudt. It is said to be from the Historical Research Centre. "The Dutch family name Nieuwoudt is classified as being of habitation name origin. Habitation names are those family names which are derived from the name or the town or village from whence he hailed. In some instances, a habitation name refer to a residence which was distinguished by a sign or engraving, usually displayed over the door. In this particular instance, the name Nieuwoudt, which can be literally translated as "new forest" would have referred initially to one who dwelled within or, at the edge of, a forest that was so described. It is more likely that the term Nieuwoudt would have designated a forest that lay within a newly-settled area, than that it would have denoted a wood of recently planted trees. There may one have been a village or small town called Nieuwoudt whence the original bearer of the surname hailed, but research has uncovered no evidence of this. While many Dutch family names have been in existence for hundreds of years, particularly among the nobility and merchant classes, the use of hereditary surnames amongst the more isolated rural population has only been established within the last two hundred years. This name was introduced to South Africa by Isaak Nieuwoudt, a native of Amsterdam who arrived at the Cape as a soldier in 1716, apparently accompanied by a wife. Following the death of his spouse, Nieuwoudt was wed to Anna van Wyk and his two marriages produced a total of eight children. To date, there is no record of a coat of arms associated with this surname.

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Isaac Nieuwoudt SV/PROG's Timeline

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
March 1716
Age 26
Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 17, 1716
Age 26
October 12, 1718
Age 28
November 17, 1720
Age 30
Age 33
Age 35
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
July 10, 1730
Age 40
Age 42
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa