Cape Town Baptisms 1713-1742
This is the third series of registers of the Dutch Reformed Congregation in Cape Town following the second register which covered the baptisms, marriages and memberships for the period 1695-1712.
This register contains baptisms covering the period 1713 to 1742. The pages are rubber stamped with ascending numerals starting with no. 1 and ending with no. 191. It is divided into three sections. The first section is a series of baptisms of the "non-slave" christian children and starts with page 1 on 1 Jan 1713 and ends with page 152 on 30 Dec 1742. The second is a series of baptisms of the children of company slaves, starting on page 153 (8 Jan 1713) and ending on page 175 (18 Nov 1742). This is followed by the third, a series of baptisms of the slave children of the Free Burgers and company servants, starting on page 176 (8 Jan 1713) and ending on page 191 (16 Sep 1742.)
The first part of the register was formatted in tabular form, i.e. columns with headings: date | child | parents | witnesses, for example:
1715 Gedoopten Ouders Getuigen
23 Junii Maria Jan Kuiperman, en Gerrit van der Heijden, en
Catharina van der Heijden Maria van Brakel.