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Barend Burger 1
blacksmith, farmer at Drakenstein 2
of Leeuwensjagt and Landeskroon, Paarl Diamant 3
Heemraad at Drakenstein (between 1699 and 1701) 4
died 1705, (before 7th August) 5
Inventory of Estate dated at 5 october 1705
There are several examples of his signature extant - I cannot decide
if he signs his name Barendt or Berndt. His surname he consistenly
signs as Borghert or Borchert. Since his children all signed their
surname as 'Burger' and the Dutch records always give his name as
Barend, I have comprimised and use the form of his name above.

He first appears in the muster rolls and the Opgaaf (tax) rolls of 1688
living in the Cape district as a single man. He continues in the Cape
throught 1690 and 1691 but in these years no wives were listed and
then in 1692 we find him with his wife, named as Maria Schalk and
one child. In the opgaaf rolls of 1692, he is also listed together with
his wife and one child, still living in the Cape District.

From 1693 they appear to be living in Drakenstein, still with one child
in that year, with two sons in 1695. In 1698 they have three chldren
and in 1700 four sons.

In the muster rolls dated 23 January 1701, they have 5 children.

The Opgaaf of 1705, usually in December, lists the widowed Marretie
with five sons and one daughter, and the Inventory drawn up after in
October 1705, after the death of Barend, confirms that their were six
children then living.

The children are given here as traditionally attributed to this couple
and in the traditional order. I have tried to find what evidence exists
and feel that that this construction of the family is probably correct.
Much of the evidence is, however, slender or conjectural. Please see
my notes on this subject.

(circa 1691-1692) 6

Marritie Willemsdr Schalk
1675-circa 1709

a daughter
c1691 -

1692 -

d. c1731


a son

1701 -

1704 -

children of Barend Burger and Marritie Willemsdr Schalk

a daughter circa 1691-1692
born circa 1691, (?) 7
died 1692, (assumed) 8

Barent Burger 1692-before 1729
born 1692, at the Cape
baptized 7 September 1692, Cape Town
died before 29 May 1729, (date of inventory)
 married 31 July 1712 Stellenbosch

Margareta Pasman 9 born circa 1688

Willem Burger died circa 1731
born Cape of Good Hope
died circa 1731
 married between April 1716 and May 1717

Elsje van der Merwe 10 1697-circa 1757
of Houd Constant, Vier en Twinting Rivieren

Andries Burger died 1749
died 16 December 1749, Waveren
 married (1) 14 April 1720 Stellenbosch

Maria van der Merwe 11 1703-before 1727
 married (2) 12 January 1727 Paarl

Martha Mouton 12

a son  13

Notes: Both the Estate Inventory, 1705, of Barend Burger and the Estate
Accounts of Marritje Willemsdr Schalk, 1710, mention that there
were six children to share the estate.

The Opgaafrollen (tax returns) record 4 sons in 1700 and 5 sons
and 1 daughter in 1705. From the Opgaaf evidence this son would
have been born after Barend but before Helena, but no closer
approximation is possible as yet.

Helena Burger 14 1701-1777
born 1701, at the Cape 15
baptized 8 July 1701, Drakenstein 16
died 18 July 1777, Land van Waveren 17
will dated 4 September 1722

Notes: She signed her will of 1722 'Lena Burger'.

 married 18 April 1717 Drakenstein 18

Jan Olivier circa 1683-circa 1722
farmer (1722) 19
of Burgers Fonteijn in the Wagenmakers Valleij 20
born circa 1683, at the Cape 21
died circa 1722, (assumed from filing date of will)
will dated 4 September 1722

Jacobus Burger 1704-circa 1772
born 1704, at the Cape
baptized 13 April 1704, Drakenstein
died circa October 1772, (assumed from date of estate accounts)
 married (1) (extramaritial) - assumed

Maria de Weege
 married (2) 31 July 1729 Stellenbosch

Geertruij Scheepers 22 died circa 1757

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