Jannetje van Wijk

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Jannetje van Wijk

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Willem van Wyk and 'Maaij' Claesje van Angola
Mother of Margaretha Hartog, b3 SM
Half sister of Sara van Gijselen, SM and Annatjie Lakens

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About Jannetje van Wijk


See "Discussions" here about "Jannetje van Wijk," which can be briefly summarized as follows:

FirstFiftyYearys claims that Willem van Wijk is the likely candidate to have fathered Jannetjie van Wijk with Maaij Claesje van Angola (see:http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g8/p8113.htm):

"Jannetje van Wijk+ b. b 27 Oct 1675; This putative relationship is offered on the following grounds: 1) Claasje baptised a daughter named Jannetie on 27 Oct 1675, and at the time there were no other company owned female slaves named Claasje (var.). 2) Jannetje van Wijk closely fits the profile, including age cohort, to be this child. 3) A direct matrilineal descendant of Jannetje van Wijk has tested positive for mtDNA haplogroup L4b2b - a rare group which current information suggests is centered in northwest Africa around Mali. This suggests that Jannetje's mother was one of the slaves generally identified as 'van Guinea' or 'van Angola'..."

However, the same source suggest that Maaij Claesje "van Angola" came from the Portuguese slaver ship captured by the Dutch ship Amersfoort in 1658, en route from Angola to Brazil, and not from the load of slaves from "Guinea" (actually Benin), which came on another ship. Therefore, one would expect her to have a Central-African mtDNA, not a northwest-African one; alternatively, that she was never from the Amersfoort, 'van Angola'. The matter is confused because many different names have been attributed to her.

Nor can we be sure that the Jannetje born to Claasje in the baptism record is the same person as the future Jannetje van Wijk.

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Jannetje van Wijk's Timeline

October 27, 1675
October 27, 1675
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
April 18, 1700
Age 24
Kaapstad, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika