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Thieleman Roos, b8

Also Known As: "`Thieleman`"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes (Hans) Roos, SV/PROG and Johanna Visser, b2c12 SM
Husband of Magdalena Retief, b9
Father of Maria Johanna Roos, b8c1; Johannes Roos, a1b8c2; Anna Roos, b8c3; Magdalena Roos, b8c4; Francois Roos, a1b8c5 and 2 others
Brother of Anna Maria Roos, b1; Johanna Christina Roos, b2 SM; Johannes Roos, i b3; Gesina Roos, i b4; Gerrit Roos, i b5 and 4 others

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About Thieleman Roos, b8

Dictionary of South African Biography Volume V 1987

Pages 654 - 655 (Summarised)

Burger Stellenbosch. Leader of Patriot Movement. Farmed at Hartenbeeskraal on the Wildepaardenjachts River in Drakenstein. On 16.7.1761 he went on reconnaissance expedition with Hendrik HOP to Great Namaqualand. They crossed the Orange River and progressed to Keetmanshoop and on 27.4.1762 returned to the Castle, where Tieleman ROOS and Pieter MARAIS handed a report to Governor Rijk TULBAGH on the Hottentot tribes living in Namaqualand.

He had disputes with the Church which split the Drakenstein congregation and had the Rev. VAN DER SPUY resign.

Both Tieleman and Johannes played leading parts in the Patriots' revolt against the VOC in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.

He was given permission by The Seventeen to travel to the Netherlands to study tobacco growing and used the opportunity together with Jacobus VAN REENEN, Barend Jacobus ARTOYS and Nicolaas Godfried HEYNS to hand over a voluminous petition the The Seventeen on 16.10.1779. Tieleman died in Netherlands before their complaints would be investigated.

With 60 000 vines on his land he was one of the most progressive farmers of his time, as well as a pioneer in the cultivation of tobacco at the Cape.

On 29.1.1747 he married Magdalena RETIEF, youngest daughter of the progenitors of the RETIEFs of South Africa, Francois RETIEF and Marie MOUY. They had 7 children.

Added by Y. DROST, 9 NOV 2016.


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Thieleman Roos, b8's Timeline

January 22, 1728
Cape, South Africa
January 25, 1728
January 25, 1728
January 25, 1728
January 25, 1728
January 25, 1728
December 14, 1748
Age 20
May 16, 1750
Age 22
August 3, 1752
Age 24
South Africa, Cape