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Cape Muster Roll 1688

The muster roll I have transcribed here is that of the Free Settlers dated 1688, Cape Archives VC 39, volume 1, pages 78 to 82. No date of compilation is noted, but most of those which are, have a date at the end of the year. It is not divided into districts. It contains names of wives but no indication of children.
The start of the muster roll for 1688, VC 31, volume 1, page 78.

G.C.de Wet1 gives no figures for the muster rolls of 1688  nor are there any figures for officials int that year.

These rolls, as they appear in these transcripts, are lists of names. Where married people are concerned they are usually listed as a couple, though there are years when no wives are listed. In some years the number of children in the household is also noted, in others not. Some have a date when they were compiled, others merely a year. Not every year is represented.

Where a date of compilation is given, this is often towards the end of the year.

My knowledge of the history and purpose of these documents is sketchy and my attempts to obtain information have so far not been very productive. I have not yet been able to examine the documents from which the Cape copies were transcribed.

Richard Ball © 2005 


This muster roll has no districts indicated.

Trijntje Teunise

Jan de Marschalck

Hendrick Gassel

Pieter Jans van Marseveen

Pieter Lambertsz van Tour

Ocker Cornelisz en Aaltje Gijsbertsz

Pieter van de Westhuijsen en Maria Hendricx

Jan Schuppingh

Hendrik Engelen

Hendrik Gijsberts en Geesje Jansz

Bartholomeus Apostat

Willem van Wijk en Tijntie Hillebrants

Hendrick de Wind

Albert Barentsz en Margretta Hoefnagels

Hendrick Snewind en Catrijn Steens

Pieter Benck

Steven Jenst

page 79

Casper Dergels

Willem Willemsz, trompetter

Willem Schalck en Elsje Jacobse

Hendrick Dircxe van Embden

Hendrik Koster

Jan Pieterse en Beatrix Wijman

Aart Claasz

Luijtje Claasz van Workum

Marten van Staden en Catrina Willemsz.

Jan Coenraet Visser en Grietje Visser

Jan Roelofsz en Maria Willemsz

Coenraet Jansz Visser en Catrina Evertsz

Paul Pravesieck

Jan van den Bosch

Gerrit Victor en Stijntje Victor

Gerrit Janse van Deventer

Leende5rt van Gijselen

Hendrick Eeckhoff

Cornelis Cornelisz van Swijnsond

Francois Bastiaansz en Anna Marx

Hans Hendrick Schram

Jan Hoijboer

Hans Adam van Lubeck

Jan Coenraat Meijer

Marten Pensioen

Dirck Backhoes

Michiel Carreen

Thijs Michielsz van Luijckstad en Trijn Ras

page 80

Julius Lasiue

Cornelis Stevensz Botma en Jannetje Gerritz

Diderick Potter en Zacharia Wagenaer

Jacob Paul van Goeddorp

Guillaume Heems en Catharina van der Hagen

Corneils Jacobse de Graaff

Harman Wekens

Jan Bolkman van Dalen

Harmen Bokhof

Theunis Dircx van Schakwijck en Geertruijd Jansz van Buren

Jan van der Sluijs

Isak van Latum

Chritiaan Jansz van Hoesum

Pieter Hikes en Maritje van de Caab

Jan Vlok en Maria Jansz

Mira Moor, vrij swart

Claas Gerritsz van Bengale en Sara van Solor

Matthijs Michielsz

Elias Muller

Christiaan Weijeroun

........... en Magriet Marquart

Willem Meyer en Catryn Kiens

Pieter de Wit en Johanna Rosendael

Adrian van Brakel en Sara van Rosendael

Jan Brouwer

Hendrick Ollum

Jan de Bever

page 81

Godfried Meijhuijsen en Femmetje Kouthoff

Christina Does

Harmen Ernst de Gresnight

Willem Cornelisz van Utrecht, Grietje Pietersz

Pieter Dickte van Leiden

Claas Hendrixz Dipenou en Annetje Steens

Michiel Niemand

Hendrick Hartz en Judith Marquart

Jan Stevensz en Christina Stans

Burgert Brand

Michiel Meeter

Jacob Ruijter

Jantje van Batavia

Jan Holsmit en Hendrikje van Lier

Hendrick Jacobsz en Jacomijntje Hendricx

Arnoldus Willemsz en Angela van Bengale

Domingo van Bengale en Maria v. Bengale

Manuel Perera

Jan van Bengale

Franciscus de Perera

Isak van Bengalen en Maria de Kosta

Maria van de Caab

Jan van Ternaten

Joris van Macassar

Hendrick Muller van Dorsten

Ariantje Wilders

Piter Damesz

page 82

Casper Solbergh & Elisabeth Coestermans

Andries Baijer en Catharina van de Caab

Asmus Hans van Lier

Roelof van Wijk en Trijntie ...

Casper Etligh en Piternella van Breda

Jan Lambertz en Maria Meyburg

Fredrick Gabriel Ment

Hendrick de Lange en Jannetje Rijk

Diedelof Bibout

Ernst Fredrick Walter

Andries Beet

Jacob Krep

Joris van Stralen

Jan van Brienen en Catrijn Jacobz

Guilam Frisnet

Jacob Cornelisz van Serdam

Hans Niemand

Barent Burgersz

Joost Strijdom en Maria Ras

Pieter Desdijk

Maria Evertsz

Jan Dircx de Beer en Anna v. Velthuijsen

Jan Wesselsz van Hamburg en Helena Wijnands

Wouter Andriesz

Jan Ribbens

Christoffel Wirts

Johannes Praetorius en Johanna Victors

Nicolaas Laubser en Engeltje Quint

Hans Helmus en Geertje Willemsz

 


Source:  Cape Archives Verbatim Copies VC 39, volume 1, pages 78 to 82

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Source: Cape Archives Verbatim Copies VC 39, volume 1

The Muster Rolls (monsterrollen), preserved in the form of transcripts in the Cape Archives as VC 39-55 and 103, were apparently yearly lists of the inhabitants at the Cape, drawn up by Dutch East India Company (VOC) officials, and sent to the authorities in the Netherlands where they were preserved.

These are copies done by hand at the end of the 19th Century (to judge from the handwriting), transcriber unknownl, presumably from the records preserved in the VOC archives at The Hague, Netherlands.