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Benjamin Wiese
Anna Jansen van der Linde
Benjamin Wiese 1
assistant in service of the Dutch East India Company 2
born 1689, Amsterdam 3
baptized 1689, Amsterdam, Lutherse Kerken 4
When he made his will on the 6th of May 1713, he was lying sick in
bed, presumably with the smallpox then beginning to ravage the

He left money to the poor of the Lutheran congregation in Amsterdam
and to those of the Gereformeerde congregation at the Cape. His heir
was to be his father but if he died first, Catharina Greef Matthijsdogter,
or if she died first, Fredrik Delits.

In the muster rolls of 1714 they are living in the Cape district.

In August 1716 he was one of the four suppliers of Cape wine for one
year. This was by tender and he paid 7300 guldens for this business
opportunity. (Resolutions of the Council of Policy of Cape of Good
Hope, Maandagh adie ulto. Augustus 1716, C. 39, pp. 18-21. TANAP

In March 1718 he requested permission to return to the Netherlands in
one of the present ships of the return fleet now lying in the bay, since
he could not find work to support himself and, his father having died
recently in the Netherlands, he wished to look after his estate.
Permission was granted. (Resolutions of the Council of Policy of Cape
of Good Hope, Dingsdagh den 8e Maart 1718, C. 45, pp. 55-61. TANAP

He presumably went, since in the muster rolls taken at the end of April
1718 Hester Mostert, wife of Benjamin Wiese is listed on her own living
in the Cape District.

Pieter Wiese and Johannes Benjamin Wiese are listed as wards of the
Weeskamer in January 1727, Pieter with f.309 and Joahnes with f.311
(MOOC 18/4, page 19)

married 14 February 1714 at Cape Town 5

Hester Mostert
born 1690

Johannes Benjamin

Hendrik Diederik

1718 -


children of Benjamin Wiese and Hester Mostert

Johannes Benjamin Wiese born 1715
born 1715 6
baptized 9 June 1715, Cape Town 7

Hendrik Diederik Wiese 8 born 1716
born 1716 9
baptized 8 November 1716, Cape Town 10

Pieter Wiese 1718-circa 1780
born 1718, at the Cape
baptized 6 March 1718, Cape Town
died circa January 1780
 married 23 October 1740 Stellenbosch

Margaretha Swart 11 1724-1791
of Sonquasdoordrift, district Drakenstein

Elisabeth Wiese born 1728
born 1728 12
baptized 10 September 1728, Amsterdam, Lutherse Kerken 13

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