Governor / Heer Willem Adriaan van der Stel

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Governor / Heer Willem Adriaan van der Stel

Also Known As: "Wilhelmus", "Govenor", "Heer"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Haarlem, Haarlem, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Death: November 11, 1733 (69)
Lisse, Lisse, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Adriaans van der Stel, SV/PROG and Johanna Jacoba Six
Husband of Maria François de Haze
Father of Simon van der Stel; Willem Adriaan van der Stel; Maria van der Stel; Cornelia van der Stel and Jacoba Cathrijna van der Stel
Brother of Adriaan van der Stel; Catelina van der Stel; Francois van der Stel; Henrico van der Stel, b5; Cornelis van der Stel and 1 other

Occupation: Was appointed as extraordinary Council of the Dutch Indies,[3] and Governor of the Cape Colony, a way station for the Dutch East India Company (VOC), from 23 January 1699 to 1707. He was dismissed after a revolt and was exiled to the Netherlands.
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About Governor / Heer Willem Adriaan van der Stel

  • "Willem Adriaan van der Stel (August 24, 1664, Haarlem – November 11, 1733, Lisse) [1][2] was appointed as extraordinary Council of the Dutch Indies,[3] and Governor of the Cape Colony, a way station for the Dutch East India Company (VOC), from January 23, 1699 to 1707. He was dismissed after a revolt and was exiled to the Netherlands." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Adriaan_van_der_Stel

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  • A somewhat different view of the man and his administration - "Now Willem Adriaan has been much abused, especially by Peter Kolbe and Dr. Theal, though fortunately he has had a staunch friend in Mr. Leibbrandt. His period of rule ended in disaster; he was recalled from the Cape in something like disgrace by the Directors; his name, like that of Lord Charles Somerset, is popularly associated with harshness and tyranny. Yet if the records prove anything they prove that he was as good a man as his father, that he ruled wisely and kindly, and that his fall was due to a wicked conspiracy bolstered up by charges which were, one and all of them, entirely and absolutely false. " - and a very long and full account of his life at the Cape here: http://www.heritage-history.com/index.php?c=read&author=colvin&book...

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  • From From Bengal to the Cape - Bengali Slaves in South Africa 2013 Xlibris Corporation, Ansu Datta

...between 1699 and 1707, Willem Adriaen van der Stel, son of Simon van der Styel, one time VOC commander of the Cape, maintained 150 slaves at the lodge whom he had purchased."
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From http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6881.htm :

  • bought a slave, Lijsje van de Caab from Geertruy Lubbringh on 29 February 1704
  • bought a slave, Adam van Batavia, from Jacob Regenboog on 31 March 1704
  • Willem Adriaan van der Stel bought a slave, Diana van Cochin on 7 May 1704
  • owned Catharina Jonker who was born in bondage, before 6 February 1707
  • owned Bernardus NN who was born in bondage, before 28 August 1707
  • owned Pieter Joannes NN who was born in bondage, before 28 August 1707,
  • owned Laurens NN van de Caep who was born in bondage, before 28 August 1707
  • owned Gideon NN who was born in bondage, before 28 August 1707
  • owned Joannes NN who was born in bondage, before 28 August 1707
  • On 28 August 1707,
  • owner of Antony NN.
  • owner of Jan Frederik
  • owner of Francisco NN
  • owner of Elsje NN.
    * owned Antie NN who was born in bondage, before 14 December 1707 (Father : Joris, Mother : Lysbeth) = Antie's Baptism Records are under the Sources of Willem Adriaan van der Stel.

References and Sources

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Die Dagboek van Adam Tas / The Diary of Adam Tas (1705-1706)

Available to view and download at:-

https://ia800904.us.archive.org/34/items/diaryofadamtas00tasa/diary...

1914 edition

428 pages

Dagboek bestel vanaf Takealot.com op 20 MEI 2022. Aflewering Woensdag 15 JUN 2022.

The Diary of Adam Tas (1705-1706) by Adam Tas. Paperback / Softback Scholar Select

Het Dagboek van Adam TAS (1705-1706)
Uitgegeven door Leo FOUCHÉ, B. A. (Kaap)
PH. ET LITT.D.(GENT)
Professor in de Geschiedenis aan het Transvaals Universiteits-Kollege, Pretoria

Met een onderzoek naar
De Klacten der Vrijburgers tegen de Goeverneur Willem Adriaan VAN DER STEL

Met Twee Kaarten

LONGMANS, GREEN EN CO.
39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDEN
Fourth Avenue En 80th Street, Nieuw York
Bombay, Calcutta, en Madras
1914

The Diary of Adam TAS (1705-1706)
Edited by Leo FOUCHÉ, B. A. (Cape)
PH. ET LITT.D.(GHENT)
Professor of History in the Transvaal University College, Pretoria

With an Enquiry into
The Complaints of the Colonists against the Governor Willem Adriaan VAN DER STEL

English Translation by A. C. PATERSON, M. A. (Edin. And Oxon.)
Professor of Latin in the Transvaal University College, Pretoria

With Two Maps

LONGMANS, GREEN EN CO.
39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDEN
Fourth Avenue En 80th Street, Nieuw York
Bombay, Calcutta, en Madras
1914

R609.00

Reproduction published by Sagwan Press, an imprint of Creative Media Partners.
support.creativemedia.io

9781376477238

Dagboek ook beskikbaar by https://www.dbnl.org/tekst/tas_003dagb02_01/zoek.php

Herewith a summary of the Introduction

Adam TAS was born at Amsterdam in 1668.
His parents were Jan TAS, formerly Clerk of the Treasury in Overijssel, and Margaretha LINDENHOVIUS.
He had one brother, Gerard, and three sisters, Sara Wilhelmina, Anna Margaretha, and Hester Elsabe.
His maternal aunt, Maria LINDENHOVIUS, had been in service with the Governor, Simon VAN DER STEL, and married, from her master's house, Henning HUSING, a substantial Cape farmer.
In 1697 TAS came to the Cape as a free burgher and stayed at his uncle, Henning HUSING. He seemed to have been employed by him as a clerk or secretary.
In 1699 he received his commission as Ensign in the Cape Burgher Infantry.
In 1703 he married on 3 JUN, a wealthy farmer's widow, Elisabeth VAN BRAKEL, widow of the free burgher Hans Jurgen GRIMPE, who had bequethed his farm to his wife in full ownership.
Within two years of his marriage, the free farmers at the Cape found themselves threatened with utter ruin, as a result of the policy of Willem Adriaan VAN DER STEL.
The revolt of the farming community against VAN DER STEL was in no sense the outcome of wantoness but of the most dire necessity.
In 1704 Henning HUSING made representations to the Directors about the Governor's misrule.
In 1705 the farmers resolved to take their grievances to the authorities in Batavia and the Netherlands by means of a Memorial. Adam TAS was appointed secretary to the confederates.
The discontent reached its climax between DEC 1705 and FEB 1706 and is reflected in the pages of the Diary.
The leaders of the movement were Adam TAS, Jakobus VAN DER HEIDEN, Pieter VAN DER BIJL, Guilliam DU TOIT, Hercules DU PREEZ (he wrote his name as DES PRES). They were either Netherlanders or Frenchman.
Willem Adriaan VAN DER STEL's grandmother on his father's side was a coloured woman, Monica DA COSTA (known as Mai Monica of the Coast by the Dutch).

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Geni.com profile links for the leaders of the movement that had Willem Adriaan VAN DER STEL removed as Governor of the Cape

Adam TAS [Adam TAS, SV/PROG]
Jakobus VAN DER HEIDEN [Jacobus van der Heijde, SV/PROG]
Pieter VAN DER BIJL [Pieter Gerhard van der Bijl / Byl]
Guilliam DU TOIT [Guillaume du Toit, SV/PROG 1]
Hercules DU PREEZ (he wrote his name as DES PRES) [Hercule des Prez]

(Bygevoeg deur Y. DROST op 9 JUL 2022)

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Governor / Heer Willem Adriaan van der Stel's Timeline

1664
August 24, 1664
Haarlem, Haarlem, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
1685
1685
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
1687
1687
1694
February 5, 1694
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1733
November 11, 1733
Age 69
Lisse, Lisse, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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