The Descendants of Jacobus Johannes van den Berg

 

 

1. Jacobus Johannes van den Berg, b. 15 Feb 1745, Utrecht, Netherlands, d. 12 Jun 1839, 84 Loop Street Cape Town.[1] Arrived in 1775 on the ship De Jonge Samuel in Cape Town. Described as Chief surgeon, wealthy trader and exporter. See Lady Ann Barnard: SA - A Century Ago and SABW part 3.

  He married (1) Elizabeth Kamp, m. 2 Jun 1776, in Cape Town, Cape Province, (daughter of Jacob Kamp and Elizabeth Arendse).

 

Children:

 

2. i Elizabeth Jacoba van den Berg, baptized 22 Jun 1777, d. Young.

 

+ 3. ii Jacobus Johannes.

 

+ 4. iii Catharina Elizabeth.

 

5. iv Willem van den Berg, baptized 26 Oct 1783, d. Young.

 

6. v Johanna Christina van den Berg, baptized 22 Jan 1786.

She married Jacob Steffens.

  

7. vi Johannes van den Berg, baptized 20 Jul 1788, d. Young.

 

+ 8. vii Willem Theodorus.

 

9. viii Daniel van den Berg, baptized 6 Oct 1793.

 

+ 10. ix Johannes.

 

He married (2) Maria Harvey, b. Cir 1758, Cape Town,[2] (daughter of Dirk Harvey and Susanna Francina van Aarden) d. 22 Apr 1854, Loop Str. House of son WA Wentzel.

 

Children:

 

11. x Maria Jacoba van den Berg, baptized 30 Jan 1803, d. 24 Aug 1868.

She married William Octavius Atkinson, m. 30 Mar 1827, in Cape Town, Cape Province.

 

Second Generation

 

3. Jacobus Johannes van den Berg, baptized 23 May 1779.

He married Elizabeth Hay. Elizabeth: From Sluis in Vlaandre.

 

Children:

 

12. i Jacobus Johannes van den Berg, b. 25 Sep 1806.

 

13. ii Mary Anne van den Berg, b. 8 Feb 1814.

 

14. iii Elizabeth Catharina van den Berg, b. 24 May 1816.

She married Jacob Tompkins.

 

4. Catharina Elizabeth van den Berg, b. Stellenbosch, Cape, baptized 11 Nov 1781, d. 5 May 1842, Sans Souci, Rondebosch. On her Death notice only one child is listed nl Maria Johanna.

  She married Hamilton Ross, m. 22 Jan 1799, in Fort Madras, India, d. Wynberg, Cape. Hamilton: ROSS, Hamilton, Lt Scottish Brigade, served SA 1796-1798. Lt 81st Foot, served SA 1801-02 (162).

  September 1796 Hamilton Ross arrived with his regiment (1). September 1798 'we had next the elopement of young frow(sic) Van den Berg with Capt. Hamilton Ross, a young man of very good character who had made fair and honourable proposals which the father objected to, having a right to keep her fortunes till she was 18, if she married without his consent, meantime his own wife died and he informed his daughter he meant for a mother in law (stepmother) a person who had been in habit of whipping her, and who had a son who was intended for her husband - she told him if he did, she would marry Mr Ross' (Lady A Barnard)(156). 1798 the Scotch Brigade sailed for India (5).

  January 1799 marriage (Fort St George, Madras) of H R and Catharina Elisabeth d.o. Jackobus  Johannes van den Berg (156). Hamilton Ross returned to the Cape in 1801 with 81st Foot; retired on half pay 1803.

  31.7.1803 bapt. (Reform) of their daughter Alida Elisabeth; witnesses Robert Ross & Johanna Christina van den Berg (142).

  1.4.1806 PL in 'Anachreon, for America (88).

  25.1.1807 Hamilton Ross and family arrived TB in American ship 'Alciopel ex Boston (report from the Captain: 'on the 8th December was boarded by H M frigate Daphne with an Indiaman in company carrying troops to South America)(101).

  Bought house from J D Herhold (TO 24.4.1807)(172). 20.6.1807 the stores of Hamilton Ross, corner Loop and Castle Streets (25). 16.7.1807 PR 329, securities J E Mestaer / J F Munnick (79).

16.8.1807 bapt. of their daughter Charlotte, born 16.7.1807; witnesses Robert Ross and Anne Evans (143/25).

  1808 -1820. Hamilton Ross, merchant, 54 Loop St (22). December 1808 / March 1810 / 4.2.11 signed testimonials in favour of Rev. Halloran (6/7). 1810-11 on Q Roll, ward 11 (135 '). 21.4.1810 Hamilton Ross, secretary & treasurer, S A Turf Club (25). 21.8.1811 signed memorial to Lt Gov. Grey on issue of Govt. bills (8). 28.9.1811 licence issued to brig 'Maria (late 'Johanna Henrical), 80 tons, master T D Palmer, owners Hamilton Ross & S Twycross. 6.3.1813 ditto (97). 28.3.1812 Ross & Twy cross, Castle St (25). 1815 Hamilton Ross, ward 11, 1 house, 1 packhouse (137). 11.3.1815 the partnership between H R & Stephen Twycross to be dissolved on 31.3.1815 (25).

  2.2.1816 Hamilton  Ross on list of houseowners, 54 Loop St, ward 11 (130). 23.3.16 H R intending to leave for England in a few days (25). 24.4.16 H R & son with servant, PL in 'Cape Packet' (88). 30.12.16 H R arr. TB in 'Cape Packet' ex Spithead (George Ross also a passenger)(100/104). 8.11.17 H R steward of Turf Club (25). 1818 on Q Roll, ward 11, 1 house, 1 packhouse (138).

1.8.18 H R intending to leave the Colony in a few months; he is selling his stock (25). ?9.10.1818 (6 'opgaaf, ward 10) H R at 54 Loop St with wife, 4 daughters, 6 prize slaves, 6 slaves, 3 carriages, 5 horses (131).

Bought part of garden belonging to Lodge de Goede Hoop from insolvent estate of J A H Falck. (TO 8.10.1819)(173). 25.3.1820 about to depart for England (25). 21.3.1823 H R & family, FL in 'Southwark' for London (88). 26.4.1831 William Hawkins of Brompton (late of Trincomalee) and now resident in Cape Town, has 'an interest as a partner in the House of H R & Col (NOOC 7/1/114-63). 1834-49 H R a Member of Legislative Council. 16.2.1853 death of Hamilton Ross at Wynberg. See also DSAB.

Catherine Elizabeth (Van den Berg) died at Sans Souci, age 65, May 1843.

 

Children:

 

15. i Alida Elizabeth Ross.

 

16. ii Charlotte Ross.

 

8. Willem Theodorus van den Berg, b. Cape Town, Cape Province,[3] baptized 18 Sep 1791, d. 8 Apr 1845, Groenekloof.

He married Anna Hendrina Lochner, m. 18 Aug 1816, in Cape Town, Cape Province, b. Cir 1796, Cape Colony, (daughter of George Phillip Lochner) d. 20 May 1884, Cape Town, Cape Province.[4]

 

Children:

 

17. i Jacobus Johannes van den Berg, b. 8 Nov 1817, d. Young.

 

+ 18. ii Willem Johannes b. 27 Jul 1819.

 

19. iii Jacobus Johannes van den Berg, b. 2 Jan 1821, d. 31 Aug 1877, Hout Street 31.[5] Never married and left nothing according to his death notice.

 

20. iv Hendrina Johanna Magdalen van den Berg, b. 27 Aug 1823.

She married Johan Sebastiaan Leibbrandt, m. 31 Dec 1845.

  

+ 21. v Lambertus Petrus Johannes b. 15 Dec 1825.

 

22. vi Elizabeth Johanna Angelin van den Berg, b. 9 Feb 1828.

She married Bernhardus Adrianus Estopy Gaum, m. 10 Feb 1847, in Cape Town, Cape Province.

  

23. vii Ryno van den Berg, b. 9 Sep 1830.

 

24. viii Tobias Christiaan van den Berg, b. cir 1828.[6]

 

10. Johannes van den Berg, baptized 21 Aug 1796.

He married Aletta Geertruida Smuts, m. 23 Mar 1817, in Cape Town, Cape Province.

 

Children:

 

25. i Jacobus Nicolaas van den Berg, b. 29 Mar 1818.

 

+ 26. ii Johannes Marthinus b. 5 Jul 1822.

 

27. iii Anna Catharina van den Berg, b. 12 Jun 1827, d. Young.

 

28. iv Aletta Catharina Reinetta van den Berg, b. 13 Sep 1829.

She married Petrus Johannes Olthoff, m. 15 Nov 1849, b. 1829.

 

Third Generation

 

18. Willem Johannes van den Berg, b. 27 Jul 1819, Cape Town, d. 27 Jul 1868, Smithskraal, Prins Albert.[7] According to his death notice signed on 10 Aug 1868 at Smithskraal he left the farm smithskraal, 1 erf in Willowmore village, sheep goats cattle house an furniture. The notice was signed by his wife.

  He married (1) Hester Johanna Adriana Gourisch, m. 5 Jul 1854, b. 29 Oct 1836, Smithskraal, Prince Albert,[8] (daughter of Stephanus Gourisch and Johanna Adriana Bezuidenhout) d. 15 Nov 1860, Smithskraal.[9] Hester: According to her deathnotice she left property valued by JSJC de Villiers consisting of "15 000 morgen aan de kinderen vermaakt voor de somme van een duizend ... na de langstlewendene dood gewaardeerd 3750.

   3986 morgen en 150 roeden behorende aan de langstlewendene gewaardeerd 996/11/0. Losse goederen gewaardeerd 1062/10/0".

 

Children:

 

29. i Willem Theodorus van den Berg, b. 31 Aug 1855.[10]

He married Elizabeth Johanna van Vuuren, m. 9 Sep 1878, in Willowmore, Cape.

  

30. ii Anna Hendrina van den Berg, b. 19 Dec 1857.[11]

She married (1) Theodore Christoph Hesse, m. 22 Aug 1877, in Willowmore, Cape.

She married (2) George Pilkington, m. 10 Sep 1884, in Willowmore, Cape.

  

He married (2) Caroline Robinson Cowell.

 

Children:

 

31. iii Caroline Elizabeth van den Berg, b. 16 Dec 1864, Willowmore, Cape.

 

32. iv Jacobus Johannes van den Berg, b. 4 Feb 1867.

 

21. Lambertus Petrus Johannes van den Berg, b. 15 Dec 1825, d. 24 Apr 1856, House of widow Combrink Long Str. Left some furniture.

He married Anna Aletta Luyt, m. 30 Apr 1855,[12] b. Cir 1829, Cape Town, (daughter of Johan Frederik Luyt and Catharina Jongh) d. 12 Feb 1888, 9 Frere Street, Woodstock.

 

Children:

 

33. i Willem Johannes Jacobus S van den Berg, b. 29 Jun 1855.

 

34. ii Steffen van den Berg, b. Bef 1867.

 

26. Johannes Marthinus van den Berg, b. 5 Jul 1822, Cape Town, d. 27 Apr 1859, His residence Cape Town.[13] Left moveable property.

He married Johanna Francina Russouw, m. 3 May 1842, in Cape Town, Cape Province.

 

Children:

 

35. i Johannes van den Berg, b. 30 Oct 1842. Not listed on father's death notice.

 

+ 36. ii Frederik Russouw b. 17 Feb 1845.

 

37. iii William Octavius Atkinson van den Berg, b. 25 Jan 1847.[14]

 

38. iv Hamilton Ross van den Berg, b. 22 Feb 1851,[15] d. 8 Sep 1867, Cape Town, Cape Province. Left abt 80 under administration of the SA Association.

 

+ 39. v Cornelis b. 28 Jul 1852.

 

40. vi Jacob Abraham de Villiers van den Berg, b. 27 Sep 1854.[16]

 

41. vii Johanna Francina Jacoba van den Berg, b. 8 Jan 1858.[17]

 

Fourth Generation

 

36. Frederik Russouw van den Berg, b. 17 Feb 1845, Cape Town,[18] d. 6 Feb 1809, Sea Point.[19] Left moveable property.

He married Jeanetta Susanna Smuts, m. 7 Feb 1865, in Cape Town, Cape Province.

 

Children:

 

42. i Johannes Marthinus van den Berg.

 

43. ii Frans Johannes van den Berg.

 

39. Cornelis van den Berg, b. 28 Jul 1852, Swellendam,[20] d. 18 Sep 1877, Oude Markt,.

He married J Elizabeth Aspeling.

 

Children:

 

44. i Johanna Francina van den Berg, b. Aft 1866.

 

45. ii Helena Frederika van den Berg, b. Aft 1866.

 

46. iii Johannes Marthinus van den Berg, b. Aft 1866.

 

47. iv Maria Johanna Elizabeth van den Berg, b. Aft 1866.

 

 

 


[1] Death Notice.

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[6] Death Notice: Father.

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[10] Death Notice: Mother.

[11] Death Notice: Mother.

[12] Heese, J.A., SA Geslagsregisters, HRSC, Pretoria.

[13] Death Notice.

[14] Death Notice: Father.

[15] Death Notice: Father.

[16] Death Notice: Father.

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[20] Death Notice: Father.