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Arnoldus Willemsz Basson 1
born Wesel 2
died 1691, or before 3
Although the inventory of his deceased estate was not drawn up
and signed until the 9th Febuary 1698 (MOOC 8/1,33), it would seem,
from the muster rolls, that he died around 1691.

There were three properties listed in this inventory; a garden and
its buildings situated in the Table Valley (above Cape Town), next to
that of the Widow Cruse and that previously belonging to Sr. Gerrit
Vierooth; a farm in Drakenstein, and a plot and yard situated in Cape
Town in the Heerenstraat, past the Derdebergdwarsstraat.

The details of the children come from the deceased estate accounts
of Angela van Bengale of 1720 and the Cape Town church registers.

for a note on his parentage see below#

married 15 December 1669 at Cape Town 4

Angela van Bengale
died circa 1720

1670 -


1675 -


1679 -

1681 -

1683 -

children of Arnoldus Willemsz Basson and Angela van Bengale

Willem Basson 1670-circa 1713
born 1670
baptized 31 August 1670, Cape Town
died circa June 1713, at the Cape
 married 18 March 1691 Cape Town

Helena Clement died circa 1713

Gerrit Basson 5 born 1673
born 1673 6
baptized 9 February 1673, Cape Town 7

Notes: He first appears living in the Cape District (Opgaaf return 1695) and
continues at the Cape after his marriage (Opgaaf 1700, 1702, muster rolls
1704). He sold his house and ground, standing on the corner of the
Heerestraat and the Derdebergdwarsstraat in the Table Valleij (modern
Cape Town). which he had aquired from his mother, Angela van Bengalen,
on 6th September 1698, to Michiel Basson on 23rd October 1704, the
guarantors were Reijnier van de Sande and Willem Basson.
(MOOC 9/1/34, Verkoop Conditien)

On 27th June 1707 he bought a farm situated in Drakenstein, on the Berg
River, from Willem Schalks (van der Merwe), orginal grant dated 7th Sep-
tember 1692, for the sum of 2190 gulden. The guarantors were Jacobus
van As and Willem Basson. (MOOC 9/1/23, Verkoop Conditien).

On 27th April 1708 he received permission from the Burgerraad to move
from the Cape district to that of Drakenstein (1 STB 15/2) and from the
Opgaaf return of 1709 he appears resident in the Drakenstein District,
with 20,000 vines and 1000 sheep.

By the Opgaaf of 1712 he is back in the Cape District with no farm or
animals. In the meeting of 21st March 1712 of the Landdrost and Heem-
raaden of Stellenbosch and Drakenstein, it is noted that Gerrit Basson,
burger at the Cape, still owes them 225 guldens and is about to depart
for India (1STB 1/4, page 33). In February 1713 he asked permission of
the Council of Policy for he and his wife, Johanna Reijnink, to return to
the Patria (Netherlands) with the return fleet, paying their own costs.
(C. 30, pp. 39-45, den laasten Februarij 1713). Their request was
granted and this is the last we hear of them.

There seem to have been no children of the marriage and Gerrit is not
mentioned as one of his mother's heirs in her estate accounts of 1720,
leading to the assumption that he had died before that date.

It seems likely that he and his wife left for the Netherlands inFebruary
or March of 1713, thus avoiding the smallpox epidemic that broke out a
month or two later since there are no estate accounts for either of them
among the Cape records.


15 Nov 2003
Hier is addisionele kommentaar van Lorna Newcomb (nie-lid van GenForum):

Daar was bes moontlik ander Rijnincks aan die Kaap. Ek haal aan uit Leibrandt
se Precis van `Letters Despatched' p.258 gedateer 28.3.1705: "Freemen
returning to Holland: - Jochem Saxe, wife and four children; Paul Lefebre, wife
and two children; Gerrit Basson and wife; J.H. Claasz; and Louis Barré...... (sic)
H. Reyninck, J.P.Saxe, and B. Jansz will work their passage home." H. Reyninck
was bes moontlik familie van Johanna Rijninck. Daar was ook 'n Susanna
Rijninck wat as getuie opgetree het met die doop in die Kaap van Alida Basson
op 28.7.1697 (dogter van Michiel Basson en Maria Daeldons). Hierdie storie is
nog lank nie uitgepluis nie!

 married circa 1698  8

Jannetie Reinincx

Johannes Basson 1675-circa 1706
born 1675
baptized 14 July 1675, Cape Town
died circa 1706
  circa 1701 extramarital relationship

Zacharia Jansz Visser 9 circa 1667-circa 1721
of the farm, de Blomkooltje, Paarl

Elsie Basson born 1677
born 1677 10
baptized 29 August 1677, Cape Town 11

Notes: She presumably died before 1681
when a sister was given the same name.

Michiel Basson 1679-circa 1719
born 1679
baptized 25 June 1679, Cape Town
died circa 1719

Maria Daensdons 12 died circa 1714

Elsje Basson 1681-before 1717
born 1681
baptized 29 June 1681, Cape Town
died before 1717

Rijnier van Sande 13 died circa 1717
soldier in employ of the Dutch East India Company (1697)

Maria Basson 1683-circa 1713
born 1683
baptized 15 May 1683, Cape Town
died circa November 1713
 married 28 May 1702 Cape Town

Christiaan Maasdorp 14 born circa 1673

# The parents of Arnoldus Willemsz Basson

Several accounts of the Basson genealogy, incuding South African
Genealogies Vol 1, list parents for Arnoldus Willemsz Basson, but
since none of them present their evidence for this and I have so far
seen none myself, I have not included these putative parents here.

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