Lammert Lammertsz, SV/PROG

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Lammert Lammertsz, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Lammert Lammertz", "Meijburg", "Lambert Lamberts", "Lambert Myburgh"
Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Broek in Waterland, Waterland, North Holland, Netherlands
Death: June 1673 (31-39)
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa (Murdered)
Place of Burial: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Husband of Aeltje Myburgh, SM/PROG
Father of Jan Lambertz Meijburgh, b1; Albert Lammertsz; Albert Lammertsz Myburgh, b2 and Jan Myburgh

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About Lammert Lammertsz, SV/PROG

Note: As surnames were not fully established at that time, Lammert/Lambert was only known by his patronym (Lammertsz = Lammerts zoon = son of Lammert), with variations in spelling such as Lambert. The fact that they gave their sons the surname Meijburg is indicative of the fact that his family name was probably this, but as yet no baptism or other record has been found to verify this. The name and spelling as written on the baptism of their second son, and first child born in the Cape, has been adopted, with the other variations given as aliases.
(Further references to original documents will follow, but these sources are taken as the most reliable secondary sources: and

The following summary includes work done by P.A. Myburgh (Philippus Albertus Myburgh, b2c3d2e1f4g8h2i3) in his book Die Myburghs van Suid-Afrika, 1st & 2nd ed. (hereafter referred to as MSA) as well as from websites mentioned below.

According to an article written by PA Myburgh in the journal Familia, 1969, no.1, the land transaction mentioned below refers to "Lambert Lambertz van Broekemeer". Broekemeer. Broekemeer was the name of the lake area around Broek, a small northern Netherlands town near Amsterdam, now Broek in Waterland (, built on reclaimed land which was settled before 1400. It is not far from the historic town of Purmerend (home town of Aaltje), both of which are now part of the Waterland region (
The article (as reproduced below from the Hanekom site) goes on to say, "It is remarkable that in the first fifty years of settlement [at the Cape] there is only one other free burgher from Broek, viz. the arquebusier on the ship Dordrecht, Willem Schalk van der Merwe, father of the Myburgh SM, Elsje van der Merwe." It also suggests that they probably left from the harbour of Buiksloot ( now reclaimed land in north Amsterdam), which is recorded as the birthplace of first son Jan, and baptism records from the Buiksloot church have been found for both Jan and a second son, Albert, who must have died young.
MSA 2nd ed. says that he was a farmer in Holland and became a military captain with the VOC in the Cape from 1667. So their departure date can be estimated to be about 1665-7, after the birth of first son Jan. According to the Stamouers entry (see below) by Freek Myburgh, one of the Myburgh board members owns the Lambert Lambertz Jacket which he wore during his office as a captain of the government (Kompanje), as well as the seal ring, wallet and belt and footbag. This confirms that Lambert was in the employ of the VOC, but it is not clear exactly when he became a "free burgher".
The first mention of Lambert is in a property transaction T128 recorded in the Deeds Office on 26 June 1671, when he bought a house and garden in "Tafelvalley" (Table Valley - the area in front of Table Mountain) from Jacob Rosendael (
According to the Familia article by PAM mentioned above, "Akteskantoor Tl28 26 Junie 1671: Jacob Rosendaal verkoop aan Lambert Lambertz van Broekemeer ‘n sekere huis en tuin in ,,Tafelvalley” teenaan die tuin van Claas Jacobsen, van Meldorp, en teenoor die huis van Francois Champelaar."
(It was mentioned elsewhere on Geni that this property may have been called Oranjezicht, but there does not appear to be any evidence of this. That property is known for having been in the van Breda family for many generations, starting with Pieter, but this history of the land only goes back as far as 1709: and this site says the first owner, Souillier or Soulli, was a Huguenot:
The second mention is at the baptism of Albert on 1 May 1672 (estimated 3 years after his birth, based on later records).
The third mention is on a debenture record in the Deeds Office (Akteskantoor 85.5) on 17 August 1672. This showed that he promised to pay Jacob Rosendael (Jacob Cornelis Rosendael, SV/PROG) in the following year, 1673, when the Batavian fleet returned to Table Bay. (This was commonplace in those days for large payments.)
In the 1672 Cape Muster Roll, the couple is listed as “Lambert Lambertsen en Aeltje Alberts”.
In the 1673 Cape Muster Roll, the family is listed as “Lambert Lamberts en Aeltje Hendricks 2 k.”
A record in the Deeds Office dated 11 October 1672 (Akeskantoor - T131) shows that Gerrit Janz “d’Boer” of Wynegom (Gerrit Jansz) lived on the property next to Lambert’s, which he had bought with Olof Bergh (Olof Martini Bergh, SV/PROG).
Janz married Lammert’s widow, Aeltje, on 29 October 1673, so Lammert must have died before then.
According to an article on the Colonial Voyage website ( After the departure of Jan van Riebeeck a period of confusion began in the colony: During the first ten years 4 governors were appointed and after this started the war with France.... In 1672 the white population was less than 600 souls, of whom only 64 were male free-burghers... In 1679 the colony had 289 Europeans of whom 142 were free-burghers and 191 slaves.

(by Melanie Smith)

With thanks to the different tree owners and organisations. eGGSA wensite - STAMOUERS - Lambert Lambertz *c. 1638, was van Leydendorp, Holland, die eerste Meijburg wat aan die Kaap geland het ongeveer 1665 - 1666, met sy vrou Aletta ALBERTZ * c. 1640 van die geskiedkundige stad Purmerend aan die Purmermeer naby Amsterdam, en hulle oudste seun Jan Lambertz Meijburg *c. 1658. Die hawe van waar hulle hulle Vaderland verlaat het was Buicksloot.
Lambert Lambertz Meijburg koop sy huis en tuin in Tafelvalley van Jacob Rosendaal in 1671 (Aantekening in die Akteskantoor in die Kaap oor die transaksie is T128 , 26 Junie 1671 ).* Lambert Lambertz Myburgh (sy vader was dus ook Lambert) was van die klein Noord Nederlandse dorpie Broek, nou Broek in Waterland. Die Broekemeer is in 1624 "drooggemalen" en verdeel in klein plasies. Sy vrou Aaltje Alberts was van die geskiedkumlige ou stad Purmerend aand die Purmermeer, beide plekke naby Amsterdam. Dit is merkwaardig dat in die eerste vyftig jaar van die nedersetting daar net een ander vryburger van Broek gekom het, nl. die haakbusskutter op die skip Dordrecht,Willem Schalk van der Merwe, stamvader en vader van die Myburgh moeder, Elsje van der Merwe.Die hawe waarvan die ouerpaar met hul oudste seuntjie die vaderland verlaat het was heel moontlik Buicksloot, ook naby Amsterdam. Later met die seun se tweede huwelik in 1699 wordhy aangeteken as ,,van Buicksloot". Die jaar van hul vertrek is onbekend, maar dit was wel tussen 1665 en 1669, want in 1669 was hul aan die Kaap met die geboorte van die tweede seun. Die ouer seun was in Nederland gebore omtrent 1665, daar hy in 1686 as mondige vir die eerste keer op die Monsterrol verskyn.Die huis en tuin wat Lambert Myburgh van Jacob Rosendaal in 1671 gekoop het was naby die Kasteel en erwe van twee bekende fìgure, die Sweed Olof Bergh en die Belg Francois Champelaar.
Note: He was only ever documented as "Lammert Lammertz" (Lammert, son of Lammert), never with the surname Meijburgh (or any variant thereof). His two sons who survived to adulthood, Jan and Albert, are recorded as having the surnames Meijburgh and Meijburg respectively, and their children each took their forms of the name.

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Lammert Lammertsz, SV/PROG's Timeline

Broek in Waterland, Waterland, North Holland, Netherlands
January 24, 1665
Age 27
Age 28
Buiksloot, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
- 1670
Age 29
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
April 1672
Age 34
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
June 1673
Age 35
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa