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1. Rev. William ANDERSON of Griquatown,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 son of William ANDERSON 1,7 and Catherine TURNER,1,7,9 was born on Dec 1, 1769 in London, England, United Kingdom,1,3,4,7 was christened on Jan 5, 1770,9 died on Sep 24, 1852 in Pacaltsdorp, George District, South Africa1,4,7 at age 82, and was buried in Pacaltsdorp, George District, South Africa.4

General Notes: Rev. William arrived in South Africa as a Missionary from the London Missionary Society in 1800. He was in Griquastad in 1801 and Pacaltsdorp in 1821.

Events

• Bible Record: Anderson-william-1724-1789-Bible-doc.jpg, 1789.

• Historical: 1800, Cape Town South Africa. 10,11

• Historical: 1800. 12

• Historical: Missionaries at Griquatown, 1800-1824, Griquatown South Africa. 10,13

• Occupation: Missionary for the London Missionary Society, 1801, Klaarwater(Griquatown) South Africa And In Pacaltsdorp (Near George) From 1821. 10,14

• Historical: 1801, Griquatown South Africa.

• Death: Jan 23, 1812, Griquastad, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. 10,14

• Occupation: 10,14

• William was Joined by Heinrich (Henry) HELM and was a great encouragement to him. The Helms came with 2 sons and later had four more, some of whom married the ANDERSON girls 10,14

• Travel: Abt 1815, Klaarwater (Griquarown). 10,14

• Travel: Feb 1820, Griquastad, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. 10,11,14

• Occupation: 1821-1822, Zuurbraak, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. 10,14

• Historical: Jun 19, 1825, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 10,14

• Historical: 1830, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 10,11,14

• Alt. Birth: Dec 1, 1840, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 10,14

• Cemetery: Sep 24, 1852, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 10,14

• Historical: 1813-1839, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 12

• Death: Sep 24, 1852, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 12

• Historical: 15

• Historical:

• Missing Event:

William married Johanna Maria SCHONKEN,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 daughter of Bartholomeus SCHONKEN 3,4,10,11,16 and Elizabeth Maria VAN ELLEWEE,3 on Aug 17, 1806 in Dutch Reformed Church, Cape Town, South Africa. Johanna was born on Jul 22, 1777 in Stellenbosch, South Africa,1,3,4 was christened on Jul 27, 1777, died on Jun 22, 1848 in Pacaltsdorp, South Africa1,7 at age 70, and was buried in Pacaltsdorp, South Africa.

Marriage Notes: Anderson, William, of London, Missionary; Johanna Maria Schonken, of the Cape. (a), 17-8-1806." [(a) refers to the Dutch Reformed Church in these extracts.]

"William and Johanna Anderson. I found an extract from the Dutch Reformed Church archive that they were married there on 17 August 1806. Peter was right about this in his book (p.81). As the Schonkens were baptised and married in this church it is not surprising. That they were a "mixed race" family is now incontrovertible. There was no Anglican Church in Cape Town in 1806, and St George's Cathedral was built at the beginning of the 20th Century. The only other church building in the Cape at that time was a Lutheran one. Ed, maybe you can start by clarifying this in your dad's records, which I checked. The confirming reference is found in G.C. Botha, "Extracts…" published in 1913-16: https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/viewer/260194/?offset=0#page=7&viewer=picture&o=&n=0&q="

C.G. Botha, "Extracts of Marriages at the Cape of Good Hope, 1806-1821", extracted from The Genealogist 30, Supplement 11, 1913-16, p.2
https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/260194-redirection

Research by AAllan Heaton Anderson 7

• Marriage: William Anderson and Maria Skonken, Aug 17, 1806, Cape Town.

• Alt Marriage: 17

• Alt Marriage: Aug 17, 1806, Cape Town South Africa. 17

General Notes: "Free Black" progenitors of Johanna Maria Schonken (1777-1848) in the Dutch-governed Cape of Good Hope. By Allan H. Anderson - her great-great-great grandson

Introduction

Johanna Schonken, my generation's great-great-great grandmother, was born in Stellenbosch in the Cape of Good Hope in the southern tip of Africa, and baptised on 27 July 1777.2 Her parents were Bartholomeus Schonken (sometimes spelled "Schonke") (1739-1806) and Elisabeth Maria van Ellewe (1750-1845), who were married in 1765.3 We do not know anything about her early life, but on 17 August 1806 she married the London-born missionary William Anderson (1769-1852) in the Dutch Reformed Church in Cape Town.4 Afterwards she travelled with her husband, at first to work amongst the Griquas in Klaarwater, now Griquastad, north of the Orange River. The Griquas were a mixed race of people speaking Afrikaans and descended from imported slaves, the indigenous Khoikhoi and European settlers.
https://www.griquatownandersons.com/slave-heritage.shtml

Events

• Cemetery: Jun 22, 1848, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 10,14

• Death: 1848, Pacaltsdorp South Africa. 12

+ 2    i. William Bartholomew ANDERSON 1,7 was born on Oct 3, 1807 in Griquastad, Cape Colony, Southern Africa,1,4,7 was christened on May 7, 1808 in Tulbagh, Cape Colony, Southern Africa,7 and died on Jan 9, 1810 in Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa1 at age 2.

+ 3    ii. Johannes Edward ANDERSON 18 was born on Jul 24, 1809 in Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa,1,4,7 was christened on Aug 6, 1809 in By Rev.Mr. Maiyor In Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa,1,4,7,12 and died in 19051,4,7 at age 96.

+ 4    iii. Maria Elizabeth ANDERSON 1,4,5,7 was born on Mar 26, 1811 in Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa,1,4,7 was christened on Apr 14, 1811 in By Rev. Mr. Maiyor In Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa,1,4,7,12 died on Jul 8, 1900 in Wyders River, District Riversdale, Cape Colony, Southern Africa5 at age 89, and was buried in Family Grave, Wyders River..19 She had no known marriage and no known children.

+ 5    iv. Catherine Helena ANDERSON 1,4,7 was born on Sep 9, 1812 in Klaarwater, Griquatown South Africa,1,4,7,20 was christened in 1812 in By Rev. Mr. Maiyor In Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa, died on Sep 7, 1896 in Zuurbraak, Cape Colony, Southern Africa20 at age 83, and was buried in Missionaries Acre, Zuurbraak.19 She had no known marriage and no known children.

+ 6    v. Johanna Maria Williamina ANDERSON 1,4,6,7,8,21 was born on Dec 30, 1813 in Griquastad, Cape Colony, Southern Africa,1,2,4,6,7,8,19,21 was christened in 1813 in By Rev. Mr. Maiyor In Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa, died on Mar 16, 1892 in Zuurbraak, Cape Colony, Southern Africa1,4,6,7,8 at age 78, and was buried in Missionaries Acre, Zuurbraak.4,19

+ 7    vi. Elizabeth Anna ANDERSON was born in 1816 and died in 1852 at age 36.

+ 8    vii. Willemina Isabella ANDERSON 1,4,7 was born on Nov 8, 1818 in Griquatown South Africa.1,4,7 She had no known marriage and no known children.

+ 9    viii. Rev. Bartholomew Ebenezer ANDERSON 1,4,7,20,22,23,24,25 was born on Nov 25, 1819 in Griquatown South Africa,1,4,7,20,22 died on Sep 19, 1900 in Home Of Son F.W. Anderson, Somerset West, Western Cape South Africa4,7,20,22 at age 80, and was buried in 1900 in Oudtshoorn South Africa..12,20

+ 10    ix. George Peterus ANDERSON was born on Mar 11, 1822 in George, Cape Colony, Southern Africa, was christened on May 12, 1822 in Pacaltsdorp South Africa,20 and died on Jun 1, 1823 in Pacaltsdorp, District George, Cape Colony, Southern Africa at age 1.

+ 11    x. Boezak Platjes ANDERSON 20 was christened on Sep 21, 1829 in Pacaltsdorp South Africa.20


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