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Lijsbeth Sanders, SM

Also Known As: "Foster daughter of Anne van Guinea", "Lijsbeth Saunders", "sister of Armosijn"
Birthplace: Caep de Goede Hoop, South Africa
Death: circa 1743
Wellington, Cape Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gerrit Sandersz and Lijsbeth Arabus, SM/PROG
Fiancée of Louis van Bengale, SV/PROG
Partner of William Tarling, SV/PROG and Johann Herbst, SV/PROG 1
Mother of Clara Herbst/Van de Caep; Lijsbeth Louisz, SM; Anna Louisz; Maria Louisz, SM; Willem Teerling, b1 and 2 others
Half sister of Armosijn de Groote van de Kaap, SM and Pieter Willemsz: Tamboer

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About Lijsbeth Sanders, SM

Lijsbeth Sanders

Lijsbeth Sanders sold by Matthijs Coeijmans, to Adriaan Willemsz van Brakel on 3 March 1671

Named as 'een slavin van Louys van Bengale' in the baptism record of her daughter, Elisabeth on 6 June 1680 at the Cape

Possible mother: Lijsbeth Arabus

Poss mtDNA H L3b3

Reference - The First Fifty Years Project

She is listed a vdk (van de Kaap) which suggests she may have been the daughter of a company slave.
See the article by Susie Newton-King:

Sodomy, race and respectability in Stellenbosch and Drakenstein, 1689 – 1762: the story of a family, loosely defined

This is an intriguing story about the fate of Gerrit Coetsé who was exectued on 22 September 1733. He was the grandson of Lijsbeth through her daughter Elisabeth Louisz by freed slave Louis van Bengal. It provides a good look at the strained lives of Lijsbeth and her family as they struggled to fit into Cape Huguenot/European society. Lijsbeth's own story begins on page 18.

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Lijsbeth Sanders, SM's Timeline

March 2, 1659
Caep de Goede Hoop, South Africa
Age 20
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Age 25
Age 25
Cape, South Africa
February 19, 1686
Age 26
Prieska, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, South Africa
Age 27
Cape, South Africa
Age 42
Stellenbosch, South Africa