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Willem Schalks van der Merwe
died 1716
Elsje Jacobs Cloeten
died circa 1702
Barend Burger
died 1705
Marritie Willemsdr Schalk
1675-circa 1709
Barent Burger 1
farmer 2
of Rodesant 3
born 1692, at the Cape 4
baptized 7 September 1692, Cape Town 5
died before 29 May 1729, (date of inventory) 6
I have assumed that he is the same Barend Burger who was baptised
at Cape Town in 1692. See my notes on the Burger siblings.

In the Opgaaf return for 1709 he appears for the first time as an individual,
owning a horse, two guns and a knife (degen). He would have been 17.

In 1724 He was given permission to use 'the farm Twee Jonge Gezellen
for a period of one year'. This permission was renewd annualy until 1728
and he and his family apparently lived here until his death in 1729 and his
wife seems to have continued on the farm until 1741 when it it is believed
it was granted to Jacobus du Preez, or the latter may, indeed, have been
running it in her name prior to this. After his death it was taken over by
Jan Gysbert Olivier, who married du Preez's widow. (But see also my
note against Margaretha Pasman)

(From: The Secluded Valley, by Anna Boeseken and Margaret Cairns,
Perskor, Cape Town, 1989. Page 93 - information based on records of
the Receiver of Land Revenue, RLR 6, 6.2.1724, no.19 and 10, 9.5.1741,
page 294)

The family has been reconstructed from the Inventory drawn up after
his death in 1729 and the marriage and baptismal records of Cape Town,
Stellenbosch and Drakenstein Congregations.

married 31 July 1712 at Stellenbosch 7

Margareta Pasman
born circa 1688

1712 -

1714 -

1714 -

1716 -

b. c1719

children of Barent Burger and Margareta Pasman

Barent Burger 1712-before 1716
born 1712 8
baptized 9 September 1712, Stellenbosch 9
died before 1716 10

Notes: He presumably died before 1716
when another child was baptised Barent.

Willem Burger 1714-after 1748
born 1714 11
baptized 14 October 1714, Drakenstein 12
died after 1748 13

Notes: He was still living in September 1729
when he is listed as one of the heirs of his late
father in the Inventory signed 12 September 1729.

There are opgaaf returns for him dated 1731 (named
as Willem Burger j[unio]r, 1738 and 1741 (named as
Willem Burger B[arend]zoon) in all of which he is listed
as a single man with a horse two guns and blade (degen).
There is no listing after that date (computerised opgawen)

According to the CD Changing Hands produced by Robert
Shell, Cape Archives: 1 STB 13/31 pg 25-55 (Miscellaneious
Military Records), lists him as a single man living with
Margareta Pasman, widow (his mother). This transcribed
information seems to have been forced into an unsuitable
database format and comes with no key or explanation. It
is, therefore, rather confusing as evidence, but my guess is
that this is what is meant by that entry.

Fredrik Burger 1714-1745
born 1714 14
baptized 14 October 1714, Drakenstein 15
died 21 September 1745, Tulbagh 16

Notes: He was still living in September 1729
when he is listed as one of the heirs of his late
father in the Inventory signed 12 September 1729.

Barent Burger 1716-before 1719
born 1716 17
baptized 27 September 1716, Drakenstein 18
died before 1719, (probably) 19

Cornelia Burger born circa 1719
 married 19 February 1736 Drakenstein

Jan Lodwyk Bouwer

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