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Cape Town Marriages 1757-1803

This is the fourth series of marriage registers of the Dutch Reformed Congregation in Cape Town following the third register which covered marriages and memberships for the period 1713-1756. This register contains marriages over the period 1757 to 1803. The pages are rubber stamped with ascending numerals starting with no. 1 and ending with no. 267.

The page following number 6 is stamped as number 10. The pages that follow 10 are numbered 9, 7, 8 ,11, 12, 13, 14, ... etc. This suggests that (some) the pages were bound in a different order at the time of rubber stamping them, and rebound at a later date to order the pages chronologically.

The readability of the register is fair to good considering these are photographs of photocopies of the original. Text that was already faded and smudged in the original has become even more difficult to read. Also when the photocopies were made, the imaging technology was not what it is today. The initial pages of the register have some overexposed areas, probably caused by this process. Any problems of missing information of this kind, as also doubtful interpretation or legibility, are indicated with square brackets.

The transcription was done by Corney Keller. The register has been transcribed exactly as found, that is text and spelling as best we can read them. In order to make the reading easier we have transcribed all personal names, geographical place names and names of months, as well as the beginning of sentences or entries, to begin with an upper case letter, although this is not always how they are written in the original. In addition, with certain letters it is not always possible to judge if upper or lower case is intended. Insertions in the text are marked as <text> and deletions as either [text] where the text is still readable and as [xxx] where it is unreadable.

There are no doubt still mistakes, both of typing and transcription. We will be pleased to receive any suggestion for corrections.

I hope these transcripts may be of some use to researchers.

Corney Keller

©August 2016

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Inventarisnummer206 P06 07 Ngk Ct Bap 1713 1741 P11 1717 Vc603 P.90 1693 Inv379 Invnr206 P72ext Villiers Ngk Bapt 1696 1712 P.15 1700 Vc604 P.56 1707 Ngk Bapt 1695 1712 P. 104 Fol. 60 1707 1 Vc604 P. 97 Fol. 56 1702 Vc603 P.82 1679 Vc604 P.57 1708 Nl Saa 5001 Inv.nr.532 P76 1700 Inventarisnummer206 P61 61 Ngk Bapt 1695 1712 P. 98 Fol. 56v 1703 Inv379 Invnr206 P1ext Inventarisnummer206 P70 71