Surnames V to Z

VAN DER WESTHUIZEN Pieter

Pieter Jansz van der WESTHUIZEN (Westhuijzen) was van Brugge, Nederland. Hy kom na die Kaap in 1662. Op die 18 November 1673 het hy getrou met Maria HENDRICKSZ WINKELHAUSEN, weduwee van Hendrik Barendse (van Borghstijnsfurt). Hy trou die tweede keer 26 September 1706 met Eva Gerrits LIGTEHARD (Lichtart), sy was die weduwee van Jan Mos .

In 1681 het Simon van der Stel vir Willem van Dieden and Pieter van der Westhuizen 'n stuk land toegeken. Hierdie stuk land is later bekend as Kronendal in Houtbaai.

KINDERS:

b1 Maria,gedoop 6 Okt 1675, X met Cornelis van Niekerk, hertrou met Sameul Walters
b2 Jan, gedoop 9 Mei 1677, X 9 Des 1714 met Gesiena Wiegman, XX, 25 Aug 1720 met Anna Maria Brons
b3 Nicolaas, gedoop 7 Mei 1679, X 7 Nov 1706 met Catrina Olivier
b4 Barend, gedoop 16 Maart 1681, X 11 Okt 1711 met Sophia Appel
b5 Helena, gedoop 27 Jun 1683, X 23 Nov 1698 Heinrich Segers
b6 Hendrik gedoop 2 Jun 1686
b7 Pieter gedoop 10 Sept 1690, X 25 Nov 1714 met Jacomina Mos, van Amsterdam, XX 5 Okt 1721 met Beatrix Olivier
b8 Elizabeth Susanna, X JJ Muller

Bron:
Geslacht-Register der Oude Kaapsche Familiën comp. deur CC de Villiers: GM Theal, 1894
Ekstra inligting van Richard Ball verskaf op die genealogiese gesprek groep - SA Genealogie, no. 11801

Saamgestel deur:
AM van Rensburg


Stamvader and Pioneer, Pieter Van Der Westhuijsen
by Cornel Viljoen.
Recent records from the Den Haag Archives are shedding light and highlighting new information about our original pioneers at the Cape of Good Hope. From his vrijbrief issued by Jan Van Riebeeck on 18 January 1662. See attached copy of his vrijbrief.
Pieter Van Der Westhuijsen arrived on the ship West Friesland, that undertook a gruelling journey of 184 days (6 months) to arrive at Table Bay on the 18th of January 1662. The ship departed Vlie on the 18th of July 1661. The ship was however already at Saldanha Bay between 6 December 1661 until 10 January 1662. The exact reason for this holdup is not known but could be anything from sick seafarers to wild winds at the Cape.
On the same day that the ship docked in Table Bay, Pieter received his vrijbrief on request from the Commander Jan Van Riebeeck. Pieter was granted his vrijburger status notwithstanding still being under contract with the VOC for another 5 years. His contact was altered, and he was going to be relieved from his contractual duties to the VOC if he agreed to work as a servant to Thielman Hindricx from Utrecht from the same period, being 5 years, or any other existing vrijburger that might require his services. Pieter agreed to the new conditions, and he received his vrijbrief on 18 January 1662 and started his employed at Thielman Hindricx. Thielan Hendricks was working as an agriculturist on the Jan Van Riebeeck’s farm Uijtwijck and had already been provided with one Dutch servant, Jan Verhagen from Arendonck. The farm Uijtwijck was located near the present day Green Point area as depicted in the map location “R”. The other farm Bosheuwel (located at marker “W”) was farmed by Barent Waenders from Barick.
Pieter married Maria Hendricksz Winkelhausen on 18 November 1673. She was the widow of Hendrik Barendse from Burgersteinfort. The couple had 4 sons and 4 daughters. After her death, he married Eva Gerrits Ligtehard, widow of Jan Mos.

A transcript of his vrijbrief reads as follows:
Den Commandeur ende Raet
Doen te weten
Alsoo Pieter van de westhuijsen
soldt bescheyden geweest opt ’t schip west
vrieslant
op ons versocht heeft van comps
dienst ontslagen ende in vrijdom geslelt
te mogen worden miet tegenstaende noch
5 jaren te dienen heeft die altijt gehou-
den blijft te voldaen soo ist dat hom t sel-
ve mits desen toegestaen ende vergunt
moet omme alhier als vrijman aen mits
ten minsten (door dien geen lant aenneempt
maer sigh selven in dienst van den vrijborger
thielman hindricx van utrecht is begeven-
de) 5 jaren vrijman sal moeten blijven
ende sijn verbant aen mits goedere sijne
t achterheijt aen de Compe (wesende vol-
gens sloth sijen rekeninge :122: gelijck
voert de 6 maenden gagie) sonder sijn
Mr sal gearressteert gehouden blijven.
In’t fort de goede hope aen: 18 Januarij 1662
Getijckent
Jan van Riebeeck

 

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