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BOSHOF Willem Hendrik

Willem Hendrik BOSHOF

Stamvader Willem Hendrik (Guillaume Henry) BOSSOU - the surname later became BOSHOF - came to South Africa on 18 March 1741 from Bajonne in France. However, according to J A Heese - Familia no 2/1986 - Willem signed up for service with the VOC in Amsterdam. On 27 October 1740 he boarded the "Ruijven" at Texel and left for Batavia, he was ab arquebusier. When the Ruijven sailed into the Cape for provisions there were 28 sick passengers on board. Willem was so sick that he had to remain in hospital when the boat left for Batavia. On 15 October 1752 he married Martha Maria CORDIER who was baptised on 20 May 1736 - daughter of Philippus Cordier and Elisabeth Malherbe. Willem was a black smith and a burger of Swellendam. Willem and Martha had ten children.

b1 Willem Hendrik baptised 21 Jul 1754, X 12 Nov 1775 Lea Magdalena Barnard
b2 Johannes Philippus baptised 25 May 1755
b3 Jacobus Nicolaas 4 Dec 1757, X 20 Apr 1783 Regina Catharina Rog
b4 Louis Joachim baptised 18 Apr 1761, X Martha Magdalena Cordier
b5 Johannes Josephus baptised 31 Jul 1763
b6 Jacobus Petrus baptised 10 March 1764
b7 Martha Maria baptised 2 Nov 1766, X PC Pelser
b8 Christiaan Coenraad baptised 25 Sep 1768
b9 Petrus Hieronimus baptised 6 Okt 1771, X 2 Feb 1794
b10 Elizabeth Maria Margaretha baptised 9 Nov 1777, X JJ Kemp

de Villiers and Pama, Genealogies of old S A Families 1981
Heese and Lombard
JA Heese, "Die Stamvader van die Boshoffs in Suid-Afrika" Familia XVI 1979 no 1
Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope (requesten/Memorial) vol 1 p 82

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