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Cornelia Helmes 1
born circa 1676, at the Cape 2
died between May and June 1720 3
will dated 23 May 1720
and filed 21 June 1720
In 1692 she and Jan van den Bos are listed in the muster rolls
with three children.

All her children are given as listed in her two wills, one made
with Arij van Wijk in 1713, the other with Jacob Coetser in 1720.

Both wills states that she had eight Van Wijck children and give
their names - the earlier will gives their ages as well.

The details of her children's spouses and their children come
from the Deceased Estate Accounts of her son Willem van Wijk
d'oude, accounts dated 1771-72.

married (1) 28 March 1688 at Cape Town 4

Johannes van den Bosch
died circa 1693



d. c1713

married (2)  9

( On the 22nd October 1693 the Weeskamer noted that
she was proposing to marry again: ' de nagelaatene
wed' van Jan Van den bosch salg. Staat om in den
Egten staat te treeden' )

Arie van Wijk
circa 1668-circa 1713
farmer (1713) 10
of Stellenbosch 11

1694 -

1696 -

1698 -


1701 -

c1704 -

1707 -


b. c1712

married (3) 15 September 1714 at Stellenbosch 35

Jacob Coetser

Johannes Jacobus


children of Cornelia Helmes and Johannes van den Bosch

Catharina van den Bosch died before 1720
born at the Cape
died before 1720
 married 23 March 1704 Stellenbosch

Albert Gerritsz van Emmenes 5 born circa 1679

Johanna van den Bosch
 married (1) 24 October 1705 Stellenbosch

Johannes Bocklenbergh 6 died circa 1709
surgeon (1699)
 married (2) after 1709 (assumed)

Jurgen Hanekom 7
farmer (1720)

Johannes van den Bosch 8 died circa 1713
died circa 1713, (assumed)

Notes: Mentioned in 1713 in the will of Corneila
Helmes and Arij van Wijk as being still living at that date, he
first appears in the muster rolls of 1708 and is mentioned in
the Opgaafrollen of 1709 and 1712 as a single man but the
last mention of him in opgaafrollen and the muster rolls is in
1712. I would assume that he either died during 1713 (as did
so many other people at the Cape as a result of the smallpox
epidemic of that year) or that he left the country at that time.

But, there is a Johannes van den Bosch as orphan on the books
of the Weesmeesterern (MOOC 18/2) in January 1718.

children of Cornelia Helmes and Arie van Wijk

Roelof van Wijk 1694-circa 1746
born 1694
baptized 5 September 1694, Cape Town
died circa 1746, (inventory date)
 married 28 September 1727 Stellenbosch

Aletta Bezuijdenhout

Aletta van Wijk 1696-before 1771
born 1696
baptized 15 July 1696, Cape Town
died before 1771

Johann Kraaij 12

Willem van Wijk d'oude 1698-1771
farmer 13
of Duijvenhoks Rivier 14
born 1698 15
baptized 19 January 1698, Stellenbosch 16
died 1771 17

Notes: According to his Deceased Estate Accounts, starting
November 1771, he left no wife or children at the time of his death
and his estate was distributed among his brothers and sisters.

Sara van Wijk born 1699
born 1699 18
baptized 29 November 1699, Stellenbosch 19

Isaak D'Algue 20 died 1759
died 6 April 1759, on board the 'Wunsch' at the Cape 21

Notes: Although known as Isaq d'Algue, it appears
that his real name was Johannes Augustus Dreyer.
The following note is posted into the Cape Death
Notifications (Cape Archives) on page 10 where his
death is recorded:

Vide wills of the Orphan Chamber vol 11 no 29 of 1795
Will of Isak Dalque (died 6.4.1759) and Sara van Wijk
whereinb he states his proper name was Johannes Augustus
Dreyer (CGB).

Adriaan van Wijk 1701-before 1771
born 1701
baptized 25 December 1701, Stellenbosch
died before 1771

Sara Fourie 22 died circa 1771
of De Duijvenhoks Rivier

Maria van Wijk circa 1704-circa 1744
born circa 1704
died circa 1744, (assumed from date of Inventory)
 married (1) 22 June 1727 Drakenstein

Jan Joubert 23
 married (2) 29 November 1739 Drakenstein

Jan Conraad Striegel 24 died 1778
soldier (between 1739 and 1745)

Gerrit van Wijk 1707-circa 1708
born 1707 25
baptized 14 December 1707, Stellenbosch 26
died circa August 1708
buried before 12 August 1708, Stellenbosch 27

Notes: Not mentioned in his parent's will
of 1713, so presumably died before that date.

The entry in the General Cash accounts of the Stellenbosch
Congregation for 12 Aug 1708 lists three guilders collected
for the burial of a child of Arij van Wijk. Gerrit seems the most
likely candidate. (1/STB 12, 15-18)

Catarina van Wijk born 1710
born 1710 28
baptized 20 July 1710, Stellenbosch 29

Notes: Cape Town baptisms, 10 March 1726
Cornelis onegt, Ouders: de zoo gezegde vader is Matthijs Gunter
van Gerrolis en moeder Katharina van Wijk, Getuige: de moeder zelve


Hendrik Lubbe 30 died before 1771
died before 1771 31

Hester van Wijk born circa 1712
born circa October 1712 32
baptized 3 October 1712, Stellenbosch 33

Pieter van Zijl 34

children of Cornelia Helmes and Jacob Coetser

Johannes Jacobus Coetser 36 born 1716
born 1716 37
baptized 24 May 1716, Stellenbosch 38

Dorothea Coetser 39 born 1717
born 1717 40
baptized 19 September 1717, Stellenbosch 41

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