Cape Town Baptisms 1695-1712 

This is the second register of the Dutch Reformed Congregation in Cape Town following the first register which covered the baptisms, marriages and memberships for the period 1665-1695.

This register has two numbering systems, one by page number, the other by folio number. For folio numbers, only the right hand page is numbered, increasing by one every second page. The left hand page is the 'verso' page of the previous folio number. The first readable folio number is fo. 9 on page 13. After that the numbering of the folios follow each other as expected. However, the number of folios in the first 13 pages should have been 7 and not 9 suggesting that 2 folios are missing. This suggestion is supported by the fact that the last entry on page 8 is dated 17 Nov 1697 and the first entry on page 9 is 5 Oct 1698, jumping almost a full year without any baptisms. In this part of the register, one year represented about 4 pages or 2 folios. Further-on in the register from page 74 to page 75, the folio numbers jump from fo. 40 to fo. 45.
This seems to suggest that the register was originally numbered only by folio, and at some later time rebound, and renumbered by page. Another possiblity is that some folios were removed before it was renumbered by page. Whatever the case may be, it seems evident that this register is not complete.  


Cape Town Baptisms 1695 transcribed by Richard Ball and Corney Keller 1198
Cape Town Baptisms 1696 transcribed by Richard Ball and Corney Keller 1222
Cape Town Baptisms 1697 transcribed by Richard Ball and Corney Keller 1118
Cape Town Baptisms 1698 transcribed by Richard Ball and Corney Keller 894
Cape Town Baptisms 1699 transcribed by Corney Keller 944
Cape Town Baptisms 1700 transcribed by Corney Keller 965
Cape Town Baptisms 1701 transcribed by Corney Keller 921
Cape Town Baptisms 1702 transcribed by Corney Keller 961
Cape Town Baptisms 1703 transcribed by Corney Keller 841
Cape Town Baptisms 1704 transcribed by Corney Keller 880
Cape Town Baptisms 1705 transcribed by Corney Keller 1089
Cape Town Baptisms 1706 transcribed by Corney Keller 1093
Cape Town Baptisms 1707 transcribed by Corney Keller 879
Cape Town Baptisms 1708 transcribed by Corney Keller 942
Cape Town Baptisms 1709 transcribed by Corney Keller 874
Cape Town Baptisms 1710 transcribed by Corney Keller 923
Cape Town Baptisms 1711 transcribed by Corney Keller 850
Cape Town Baptisms 1712 transcribed by Corney Keller 968
Company Slave Baptisms 1696-1712 transcribed by Corney Keller 1053
Burgher Slave Baptisms 1696-1712 transcribed by Corney Keller 1024

Source: This transcription has been made from photographs of the Cape Archives Verbatim copies document VC 604 - Cape Town baptisms, memberships and marriages 1695-1712, which is a photocopy of the original register, now housed in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as G1-8/1. This photocopy was made for the Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and a copy was donated to the South African Archives, a copy going to the Cape Town Repository (VC series) and to the Pretoria Repository (where it is part of the FC series).
The baptisms cover pages 1 through 87 and 126 through 143 of this register.

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