|Adriana Tol 1
of Oudenlangendijck, Delft
later, of Stellenbosch, Cape of Good Hope
born 1656, Delft
baptized 16 July 1656, Nieuwe Kerk, Delft 2
died after 1722 3
| In the marriage entry in the Stellenbosch register for her later marriage|
to Andries Cuyper, she is described as being from or of Delft 'van Delft'.
I have assumed that the Aryaentje Tol who was baptised on 16 July 1656
in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, is the same person as the Adriana Tol who, by
1688, was living in the Cape. I have not yet discovered any proof positive
of this but for my reasoning see my notes.
On 22nd December 1685, named as Adriana Jacobsz. Tol, the wife of
Johannes Smit, soldier, she appeared before the Delft Weeskamer and
stated that she was now supported by her husband. She declared that
her mother had raised and provided for her properly; she thanked her
for her good care and freed her of any further obligation.
From 1692 through to 1695 she is listed in the muster rolls as living in
Stellenbosch with Jan Smit, but from 1696 she is listed as his widow.
On the 29th June 1700, the Stellenbosch Church Meeting suspended
her from church services for a year. The reason is not stated other
than that she is admonished to live a better life. Unfortunately none of
the earlier Stellenbosch Church Meeting minutes, which might have
contained a previous warning, appear to have survived.
A year later, on the 28th March 1701, her suspension was continued.
|children of Adriana Tol and Jan Smit|
|Johannis Smit 7 1683-circa 1714|
born 1683, Delft
baptized 10 January 1683, Nieuwe Kerk, Delft 8
died circa 1714 9
Notes: Jan/Johannes Smit first appears in the monsterollen on his own in 1704, then
appears each year after that, often listed next to Christoffel and Jacobus Smit,
until 1711 when he appears living with Eva Zaijmans, but neither of this couple
appear again after this year.
He appears in a declaration dated 29th July 1712, described as Johannes Smith,
arriving one Sunday in 1711 on an ox wagon seeking to serve an invoice on behalf
of Andries Kuyper and accompanied by Christoffel Smit. (1 STB 18/155)
He appears to have died in July 1714 according to his deceased estate
distribution account (the bill for the coffin is dated on the 19th July, 1714); it
would seem that his wife, Eva Zaaiman was also dead. But this inventory may,
of course, have referred to deaths during the smallpox epiedemic of 1713.
According to the inventory drawn up at that time he possessed very little,
and what he had, tables, chairs, pots, teapot, etc. were lodged with six
different people: Overholster, Cornelis van Dalen, Kreloff Jonasz:, Andries
Cuijper (nine oxen and a horse), Mathijs de Beer and Hendrik de Vries.
Although there is nothing conclusive here, the inclusion of Andries Cuijper,
who would have been his stepfather, and Matthijs de Beer, who would have
been his brother-in-law, seems to me to make him a good candidate for the
son of Jan Smit and Adriana Tol.
married 20 September 1711 Stellenbosch 10
Eva Saijman died 1696
|Christoffel Smit 1688-1770|
baptized 9 May 1688, Stellenbosch
died 11 August 1770, Overberg
married 9 February 1721 Stellenbosch
Catharina Lafebre 11
|Jacobus Smit 1689-circa 1752|
baptized 16 October 1689, Stellenbosch
(baptism recorded in the Cape Town registers)
died circa 1752
married 3 March 1709 Cape Town
Elisabeth Slabbert 12 died 1760
|Hilletje Smit 1691-1760|
baptized 1 April 1691, Cape Town
died 16 December 1760, Waveren
married (1) 24 October 1705 Stellenbosch
Matthijs Andriesz: de Beer 13 1691-circa 1771
married (2) 3 April 1757
Jan Georg Zorn 14 1691-circa 1771
|Francois Smit 15 circa 1693-circa 1758|
farmer (1722) 16
born circa 1693, Cape of Good Hope 17
died circa 1758, (before 7th September 1758 when his will was filed) 18
will dated 30 June 1722
and filed 7 September 1758 19
Notes: In his will of 1722 reference is made to his mother, Adriana Tol, the
widow of Andreas Cuijper.
His birth date is a guess based partly on the Muster Rolls where Jan Smit
and Adriana Tol are credited with four children in 1692 and five in 1693
and partly on naming convention whereby a son named after Jan Smit's
side of the family should appear between Jacobus and Alewijn (both
named, I assume, for Adriana Tol's side of the family)
In 1724/5 he signed a memorial to the Council of Justice as one of the far-
mers of Stellenbosch. (HCV Leibbrandt - Requesten, vol 3, 1715 - 1806)
On 17th April 1729 he and his wife, Maria van Staden, were witnesses at
the baptism of his nephew Francois Smit, the son of Jacobus Smit and
Elisabeth Slabbert (Cape Town Baptism Register).
At the end of 1729 the couple were presented with a ready made family of
their own in the shape of Elsje, Cicilia, Hendrik and Sophia van Rensburg,
the orphaned children of Maria's mother, Aletta Willems van der Merwe,
who had died on 30th September 1729.
At the session of the Orphan Chamber 21 November 1729 it was recorded
that these children were to live with their brother-in-law Frans Smit.
On 23rd November 1742 they were both again witnesses at the baptism of
her nephew, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, at the Drakenstein Church.
(These last three facts from the amazing Van Rensburg web site created
by André van Rensburg).
married 19 November 1719 Drakenstein 21
Maria van Staden 20 died after 1761
of Land van Waveren (?) 23
born Cape of Good Hope 24
died circa 1785, (before 30th April 1785 when her will was filed) 25
will dated 2 November 1758 26
and filed 30 April 1785 27
|Alewijn Smit de oude 1695-1774|
baptized 28 September 1695, Stellenbosch
died August 1774, Land van Waveren
married 25 December 1718 Drakenstein
Hester Bekker 28 died circa 1785
|children of Adriana Tol and unknown |
|Johanna born 1700|
born 1700 29
baptized 20 June 1700, Stellenbosch 30
Notes: The name of the father is left blank in the baptismal register.
I have no idea if this child would have used the surname of
Smit (her brothers and sisters) or Tol, or a different one, or,
indeed, if she survived infancy.