The South African Family Cloete

 

 

 


The Cloete family in South Africa date back to 1657, when the progenitor, Jacob Cloete (Kloete, Kloet, Kloote, Kloeten) arrived in Cabo de Goede Hoop from Keulen (Cologne) in what is now Germany.

He became a free-burgher in the spring of 1657, on the 10th of August, and received a farm two months later (10th October)  from the Dutch East Indian Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compange, VOC), situated on the Liesbeeck river. By 1671 Jacob was not eager to remain at the Cape of Good Hope and repatriated to the Netherlands.  However he was soon back again, this time as a soldier, with the rank of Corporal. He was mysteriously murdered on the 23rd May, 1693.

The “stammoeder” of the Cloetes was Sophia Raedergortz (Fytje Raderootjes) "van Uts in 't land van Keulen" who arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1658, together with her brother, Peter, on the”Arnhem”.

Harry Booyens has done extensive work, published in various articles, which place Jacob as born in the city of Oedt, North of Ceulen.  This provides the following familial relationships:

Conrad & Catharina Klauten, baptized a son Jacob on 11 Nov 1630 in Oedt, Ceulen. He married as a catholic Sophia Raedergortz, on 31.5.1650 (Uetz, Ceulen).

This genealogy is a summary of genealogical research done over a very long period of time.  The bulk of the earlier information came from CG De Villiers (Geslagregisters der Oude Kaapsche Families), updated by C. Pama (De Villiers-Pama, Geslagsregister …).  A large addition was made by Heese and Lombaard (SA Genealogies, vol 1) and this was extended in a few branches by research in the Archives at Cape Town and Pretoria using the copies of church registers and the Death Notices of a selected few individuals.  The TANAP program has created a number of databases of transcriptions of MOOC documents from the Cape Archives, which were used to provide some extra information.  Thanks is also expressed to Dr. Keith Meintjies (Waterford, MI, USA), Marlies Keclik (Linz, Austria), Paul Duckitt (Darling, Cape), prof. Fanie Cloete (Stellenbosch) for providing information and corrections of an earlier version of this section.  A number of middle-19th century Cape Estates were recently examined through the wonderful online collections of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

This first page contains the first four generations of Cloetes, and more extensive genealogies can be found by clicking on the indicated names in the “e” generation.

Enquiries and comments should please be directed to Dan Strydom.

 

 

 


CLOETE -  First 4 Generations

 

a1 Jacob Cloete (Kloete,Kloote,Kloeten, Klauten), *1630 (Oedt (Uetz), Ceulen) † 23.5.1693 (Cape Town; murdered), x (Oedt, Ceulen) 31.5.1650 Sophia Raedergortz (Fytje Raderootjes), † 28.5.1665 (Kaap)

 

b1  Gerrit, *1651 (Europa) † 1704 (Stellenbosch), x (Kaapstad) 26.8.1674 Catharina Harmans (Lodewijks), † 1714, van Middelburg

   c1    Jacob, =3.11.1675 † 1713 (pokke-epidemie), x Francina Viljoen, *1689 (Stellenbosch) † 1713 (pokke-epidemie), dv Francois Villion & Cornelia Campenaar

          d1  Catharina, =14.9.1704 † <1714

          d2  Leendert, =15.8.1706

          d3  Margaretha, =29.4.1708

          d4  Gerrit, =2.3.1710, in 1762 nog 'n beesboer in die Sandveld, x 2.9.1731 Huibrecht Slabbert, *1714 † 1747 (MOOC8/6.128b), dv Jasper Slabbert & Johanna Myburgh

                e1        Francina, =7.9.1732, x (Kaapstad) 5.5.1748 Hendrik Kruger, *1725, sv Jacob Kruger & Jannetje Kemp

                e2        Johanna, =25.12.1733 † 1812 [MOOC8/29.33], x Johannes Jacobus Coetzee, *16.11.1727 † 1806, sv Johannes Coetzee & Anna Elizabeth Pal

                e3        Maria Margaretha, =13.5.1736 † 4.1822 (Grootkloof, Sandveld), x 6.1.1754 Jacobus Coetzee, =8.10.1730 † 1810/6, sv Johannes Coetzee & Anna Elizabeth Pal

                e4        Jacob, =5.10.1738, x 15.4.1759 Johanna Catharina Kruger, *1742, dv Jacob Kruger & Christina Strang; xx 13.11.1796 Gerbrechtje Adriana Lier, dv Jan Joost van Lier & Geertruyd Bronkhorst

                e5        Catharina Elisabeth, =13.11.1740, x (onw) Klaas Barends, "een regte Hottentot"

                e6        Jasper, =14.10.1742, x Flora van de Kaap; xx Kaaitje van de Kaap; verskillende hottentot vroue

                e7        Gerrit, =31.10.1745 † 1809 (Slangrivier, Namaqualand, [MOOC8/28.19]), x 1765 Catherina Bezuidenhout, *1743 † 1766 (verdrink, Gouritzrivier), dv Cornelis Bezuidenhout & Cornelia Botha; xx 7.1.1770 Anna Elisabeth Strydom, *1750 † >1815, dv Hendrik Josephus Strydom & Sara Delport; xxx (onw) Hottentot

                e8        Johannes Hendrik, =8.12.1747, x 1.11.1772 Margaretha Rabie, *19.1.1758 (Worcester, Cape) † 30.11.1838 (Klipdrift, Camdebo)[KAB 3068/38]

          d4  xx (onw) Hottentot-vroue, Namakwaland

          d5  Jacob, =30.8. 1711 † <1714

          d6  Francina, =17.6.1713 † <1714

   c2    Lavina (Veijntie; Louwina), =12.9.1677, x Ferdinand Appel, *1665 † 1716, sv Jurriaan Jansz Appel & Jannetje Ferdinandus; xx 31.1.1717 Claas Jansz Hofland, van Reewyk, Nederland

   c3    Coenradus, =3.3.1680 † 1713 (Pokke-epidemie)

   c4    Pieter, =22.2.1682 † 1713 (Pokke-epidemie)

   c5    Leendert, =18.11.1685 † <1714

   c6    Johannes, =17.8. 1687 † 1732 (Stellenbosch), Heemraad Stellenbosch, x Anna (Johanna Hendriksz; Annietje) Olivier, *1691 † 1716, dv Hendrik Cornelisz Olivier & Beatrix Gysberta Verwey

          d1  Johannes Hendrik, =17.11.1715, x 2.7.1741 Elsje Myburgh, *1721 † 1780/8, dv Albert Lambertsz Myburgh & Elsje van der Merwe; [sy xx Petrus van der Poel, † 1788]

   c6 xx Petronella van der Merwe, *1692 † 1717/8, dv Willem Schalk van der Merwe & Elsje Cloete

          d2  Gerrit, =25.9.1717 † 26.4.1798 (Tulbagh), x 12.10.1738 Maria Scheepers, † 1743

                e1        Johannes, =13.3.1740

                e2        Maria, =21.10. 1742 † 20.3.1804 [TANAP MOOC8/24.12], x Hendrik Mostert, † bef 1804, sv Johannes Cornelius Mostert & Elizabeth Numers

                e3        Gerrit Coenraad, =12.6.1744

          d2  xx 19.4.1744 Anna Catharina Kuun, *1717 † 1764, dv Hans Kuun & Susanna Putter

                e4        Gerrit, =26.3.1745

                e5        Johanna Elisabeth, =27.10.1747, x Adam Keyser, † 20.4.1790 (Tulbagh)

                e6        Johannes Hendrik, =28.9.1749

                e7        Stephanus Abraham, =13.2.1752, x 2.10.1785 Anna Catharina Rabie

                e8        Petronella, *5.11.1752 (Hexrivier;= 12.1.1755) † 15.11.1842 (Cradockstraat, Graaff-Reinet)[(88.0.10) KAB 5876], x 21.6.1772 Cornelis van Niekerk, =23.9.1753, sv Bernhardus van Niekerk & Aletta Hendrina van den Heuvel

                e9        Susanna Catharina, =8.1.1758, x 25.4.1779 Johannes Rabie

                e10     Anna Sophia, =7.5.1761 † 1798-1804, x 8.4.1798 Andries Hough, *1774, sv Andreas Hauk & Christina van Zyl; [hy xx 23.9.1804 Maria Christina de Wege]

          d3  Petronella, =25.9.1717 † 1745 (will filed 1745, [MOOC 165/1739]), x (Kaapstad) 13.4.1737 Johannes Cats, v Middelburg, Nedl; [hy xx 4.12.1746 Catharina Groenewald]

   c6    xxx (Stellenbosch) 1.4.1719 Geertruy Pretorius, *1700 (Stellenbosch), wed v Johannes Wessels, dv Wessel Pretorius & Geertruy Elbers

   c7    Sophia (Feijtie), =21.10.1689, x 29.7.1713 Ernst Mostert, *1689, sv Johannes Cornelius Mostert & Elizabeth Numers

   c8    Gerrit, =22.11.1691 † bef 1714

   c9    Abraham

   c10  Catharina, =3.8.1698 † bef 1747, x 25.6.1717 Hendrik van der Merwe, *1698 † 1762, sv Willem Schalk van der Merwe & Elsje Cloete; [hy xx 26.11,1747 Aletta Keyser; xxx (Paarl) 6.12.1750 Maria Tick]

b2  Elsje, *1655 (Europa), x (Kaapstad) 9.9.1668 Willem Schalk van der Merwe, *1643 † 12.7.1716, sv Schalk Willems van der Merwe; will 1696

b3  Catharina, =4.4.1660, x 28.1.1680 Jan van Brienen

b4  Coenraad, † abt 1703 (Drakenstein), x 26.7.1693 Martha (Maritje) Verschuur, † 1702 (Drakenstein), dv Hendrik Gysbertsz Verschuur & Geesje Visser

   c1    Hendrik, =25.11.1696

   c2    Jacobus, =14.6.1699, x 19.7.1722 Sibella Pasman, wed v Johannes Albertus Loubser; will filed 1757 [MOOC 103/1731]

          d1  Jacobus Coenraad, =28.11.1723

          d2  Hendrik, =9.12.1725, x 3.6.1753 Hester Anna Lourens, *1731, dv Pieter Lourens & Catharina van der Bijl

                e1        Jacob, =14.7.1754

                e2        Pieter, =18.7.1756 † 1787, x 12.9.1779 Catharina Christina Scheller, *8.1757 (Cape Town) † 17.3.1835 (Leeuwenhof)[(76.8) KAB 760/35], dv Jan Scheller & Gesina Franke; [sy xx 22.5.1791 Majoor Johannes Zorn v Kempen]

                e3        Hendrik, =30.7.1758, eienaar van Groote Schuur, † 29.9.1818, x (Stellenbosch) 9.7.1780 Anna Catharina Scheller, *1.6.1760 † 26.5.1834 (Langstraat, Kaapstad)[(73.11.25) KAB 107/34], dv Sebastiaan Valentyn Scheller & Gesina Franck

                e4        Johan Gerard, =20.7.1760 † 1805

                e5        Roedolph, =9.5.1762 † 1816, x 8.2.1784 Johanna Catharina van Brakel

                e6        Pieter Lourens, =15.1.1764 † 6.3.1837 (Rustenburg, Rondebosch)[(73.2.2) KAB 2060], Member of Council, x 26.8.1787 Maria Catharina van Reenen, *1768 † 25.6.1852 (Church Square)[(84) KAB 1494/52], dv Daniel van Reenen & Catharina Beck

                e7        Sibella, =9.2.1766

                e8        Dirk, =20.9.1767 † 26.2.1833, x 4.8.1792 Sophia Margaretha Myburgh, *1776, dv Philip Albert Myburgh & Hester Anna van der Byl; xx (Stellenbosch) 18.5.1800 Anna Elizabeth van der Byl, *1779 (Stellenbosch) † 19.4.1865 (Stellenbosch)[(86) KAB 1781/65], dv Andries Christoffel van der Byl & Maria van Dyk

                e9        Ryk Arnoldus Mauritius, *13.7.1769 (=23.7.1769) † 1.12.1836 (Klein Constantia)[KAB 1916/1836], x 19.5.1793 Rykje Catharina Fischer, *1771 † 20.4.1837 (Klein Constantia)[KAB 2111½], dv Johannes Joachim Heinrich Fischer & Alida Johanna Heufke; laat geen kinders

                e10     Catharina, =8.3.1772, x Reynier Beck, *1769, sv Jacobus Hendricus Beck & Elizabeth Jacoba le Febre

                e11     Jacobus Coenraad, =6.2.1777, emigreer na Nederland

          d3  Sophia, =30.5.1728, x 16.3.1749 Petrus Michiel Eksteen

 

 

 


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