.
.
Contact the Author                |                Booyens Genealogy Home Page 
.
The surnames in the Booyens family tree  | The names of the people in the Booyens family  | The sources from which the Booyens information is drawn
www.000webhost.com

Magdalena du Plessis


Baptised 30 May 1728, Drakenstein 1
Died 3 November 1815 (unconfirmed), Drakenstein

Notes:

Seventh child and second daughter of Jean Louis du Plessis and Madeleine Rousseau. After Johannes Booyens' death, she married first Albrecht Raphael, a Prussian soldier from Wehlau (30.12.1764), and then, when he also died, Carl Justus Emanuel Simonetti of Vienna, Austria [#1]. She had two further children by Raphael [#2].

For the references, see below#


Married 21 April 1748 at Drakenstein 2

Johannes Booyens Died 1763
Operator of the pont over the Berg River (1747-1763) 3


Magdalena

Geertruy Catharina
d.1763

Petrus
d. c1799

Children of Magdalena du Plessis and Johannes Booyens

Magdalena Booyens
Baptised 14 September 1749 4

 x Married (1)  5
Urbanus Sauerman Died 1771
Baptised 19 October 1742 6
Died Before 11 December 1771 7

Notes: Son of Urbanus (S)auermann and Maria Celliers

 x Married (2) 22 August 1773 Drakenstein 8
David de Villiers Born 1749
Born 23 February 1749 9

Notes: Son of Abraham de Villiers and Johanna Lombard


Geertruy Catharina Booyens Died 1763
Baptised 7 November 1751 10
Died Before 1763 11

Notes: Johannes Booyens' 1763 estate inventory [#1] does not list Geertruyda. By implication she died some time before.


#1. Cape Archives, Estate Inventories, MOOC8/10.60 1/2a. LINK



Petrus Booyens Died Circa 1799
Baptised 19 August 1753, Drakenstein 12
Died Circa 1799 13

Notes: Some sources claim this man died unmarried in 1786 and had no progeny. We have not been able to confirm this information.


Interestingly, in 1791 a muster roll of men owning livestock in the Graaff-Reinet "Colonie" is taken. The roll, under the title "Lijst van't opgegeven Beestiaal - Ao 1791" [#1] lists the names of men alphabetically and does not state their location in this vast "Colonie". This results in the Booyens and Booysen families being listed adjacent to each other. At the top of the list of Booijens men, immediately following the Booijsen individuals, we find "Pieter Booijens jansZ" with 100 "rundern" and 300 "schap". After him follows the man we take to be his uncle Barend (now "d'Oude"), son of Pieter Boyens the immigrant, and the three sons of that uncle. These men constitute the entire living Booyens male line older than 11 years.


A study of the Booysen genealogy reveals that there is no mature "Pieter Booysen" alive who is a son of any Jan/Johan/Johannes Booysen.


Petrus Booyens JansZ appears again in the 1796 Muster List [#2].


The Census of (what appears to be) 1797 [#3] shows him clearly without a wife. Again he appears right after the Booysen men with his name carefully spelled Booyens.


The 1798 Opgaafrol [#4] is interesting in that it states that he is living with Stephanus Venter. His name is given as Pets Boÿens, Janz. He is still unmarried and has 3 horses, 9 cattle and 352 sheep.


His name is absent from the 1799 opgaaf. We conclude he dies ca 1799.


#1. Lijst van Opgegeven Beestiaal Ao 1791. Cape Archives Graaff-Reinet census record Vol J113: LINK
#2. Opgaaf Graaff-Reinet 1796. Cape Archives, Graaff-Reinet census record Vol J113: LINK
#3. Opgaaf Graaff-Reinet 1797. Cape Archives, Graaff-Reinet census record Vol J114: LINK, p.7
#4. Opgaaf Graaff-Reinet 1798. Cape Archives, Graaff-Reinet census record Vol J115: LINK, folio 29, Image 189, 6th entry from bottom




# References for the NOTES of Magdalena du Plessis

#1. C.C. De Villiers & C.Pama, Geslagsregister van Ou Kaapse Families, Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966 CD-ROM version: c7 Magdalena> 30.5.1728, x Johannes Boeiens, xx 30.12.1764 Albrecht Raphael, v. Wehlau, xxx Carl Justus Emanuel Simonetti v. Weenen

#2. C.C. De Villiers & C.Pama, Geslagsregister van Ou Kaapse Families, Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966 CD-ROM version: Albrecht Raphael v. Wehlau, in Pruise. Aank. 1759, soldaat, later poshouer by Warmbad. Burger 1764, † 1779. x 30.2.1764 Magdalena du Plessis, wed. v. Johannes Boyens : b1 Anna Maria > 29.12.1765 ; b2 Albrecht Jacobus > 16.11.1772


Click on names in blue to move around the family tree
Small blue numbers provide the source of the fact to which they are attached
All material on this page copyright Harry Booyens 2017
The surnames in the Booyens family tree   |   The names of the people in the Booyens family   |   The sources from which the Booyens information is drawn  |  
Created with code adapted by Richard Ball from Dan Pidcock's Gedcom to HTML converter