Cape Town Baptisms 1713-1742 

This is the third series of registers of the Dutch Reformed Congregation in Cape Town following the second register which covered the baptisms, marriages and memberships for the period 1695-1712.

This register contains baptisms covering the period 1713 to 1742. The pages are rubber stamped with ascending numerals starting with no. 1 and ending with no. 191. It is divided into three sections. The first section is a series of baptisms of the "non-slave" christian children and starts with page 1 on 1 Jan 1713 and ends with page 152 on 30 Dec 1742. The second is a series of baptisms of the children of company slaves, starting on page 153 (8 Jan 1713) and ending on page 175 (18 Nov 1742). This is followed by the third, a series of baptisms of the slave children of the Free Burgers and company servants, starting on page 176 (8 Jan 1713) and ending on page 191 (16 Sep 1742.)

The first part of the register was formatted in tabular form, i.e. columns with headings: date | child | parents | witnesses, for example:
1715         Gedoopten        Ouders                               Getuigen
23 Junii     Maria                Jan Kuiperman, en               Gerrit van der Heijden, en
                                       Catharina van der Heijden     Maria van Brakel.

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Cape Town Baptisms 1713 transcribed by Corney Keller 1296
Cape Town Baptisms 1714 transcribed by Corney Keller 912
Cape Town Baptisms 1715 transcribed by Corney Keller 1020
Cape Town Baptisms 1716 transcribed by Corney Keller 957
Cape Town Baptisms 1717 transcribed by Corney Keller 1005
Cape Town Baptisms 1718 transcribed by Corney Keller 774
Cape Town Baptisms 1719 transcribed by Corney Keller 757
Cape Town Baptisms 1720 transcribed by Corney Keller 737
Cape Town Baptisms 1721 transcribed by Corney Keller 751
Cape Town Baptisms 1722 transcribed by Corney Keller 840
Cape Town Baptisms 1723 transcribed by Corney Keller 966
Cape Town Baptisms 1724 transcribed by Corney Keller 703
Cape Town Baptisms 1725 transcribed by Corney Keller 866
Cape Town Baptisms 1726 transcribed by Corney Keller 697
Cape Town Baptisms 1727 transcribed by Corney Keller 707
Cape Town Baptisms 1728 transcribed by Corney Keller 738
Cape Town Baptisms 1729 transcribed by Corney Keller 580
Cape Town Baptisms 1730 transcribed by Corney Keller 662
Cape Town Baptisms 1731 transcribed by Corney Keller 792
Cape Town Baptisms 1732 transcribed by Corney Keller 739
Cape Town Baptisms 1733 transcribed by Corney Keller 665
Cape Town Baptisms 1734 transcribed by Corney Keller 708
Cape Town Baptisms 1735 transcribed by Corney Keller 705
Cape Town Baptisms 1736 transcribed by Corney Keller 554
Cape Town Baptisms 1737 transcribed by Corney Keller 612
Cape Town Baptisms 1738 transcribed by Corney Keller 681
Cape Town Baptisms 1739 transcribed by Corney Keller 578
Cape Town Baptisms 1740 transcribed by Corney Keller 630
Cape Town Baptisms 1741 transcribed by Corney Keller 568
Cape Town Baptisms 1742 transcribed by Corney Keller 798
Company Slave Baptisms 1713-1742 transcribed by Corney Keller 577
Burgher Slave Baptisms 1713-1742 transcribed by Corney Keller 610

Source: This transcription has been made from photographs of the Cape Archives Verbatim copies document VC 605 - Cape Town baptisms 1713-1742, which is a photocopy of the original register, now housed in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as G1-8/2. This photocopy was made for the Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and a copy was donated to the South African Archives, a copy going to the Cape Town Repository (VC series) and to the Pretoria Repository (where it is part of the FC series).

The baptisms cover pages 1 through 191 of this register.

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