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BEZUIDENHOUT Wynand

Wijnand BEZUIDENHOUT, afkomstig van Holland, het voor die einde van die 17e eeu in Suid-Afrika aangekom, waar hy hom as baastuinier in die Kaap gevestig het. Op 23 September 1668 is hy in die eg verbind met Jannetje GERRITS van Amsterdam. Vier kinders is uit die huwelik gebore:
(1) Helena (1669), getroud met Johannes WESSELS, die stamvader van die Wessels familie in Suid-Afrika.
(2) Geertruij (1671), getroud met ‘n VAN ENGELEN.
(3) Izaak (1673), jonk oorlede.
(4) Wijnand (1673), van wie die hele Bezuidenhout-geslag afstam, is vir die tweede maal getroud met Gerbrecht BOSHOUWER op 18 Desember 1717 (sy was die dogter van Pieter Boshouwer en Adriaentje VAN CATHRYN (en Adriaentje was die dogter van Catrijn van Malabar en stiefdogter van Cornelis Claasen). Hy trou weer op 10 Oktober 1728 met Johanna Catharina BOTHA; 16 kinders.

Bronne:
“Die AFRIKANER FAMILIENAAMBOEK & PERSONALIA” (1955) saamgestel deur J.H Redelinghuys
M Upham, "Claas van Malabar" in N Claassen, & GH Claassen, Die Claas(s)en afstammelinge in Suid-Afrika, Centurion, Outeurs, 2001.

Saamgestel deur:
AM van Rensburg

NOTE: added by Demornay du Toit, 3 February 2009 

There is an error in the above entry for Wynand Bezuidenhout.

His son, Wijnand, is stated to have married Gerbrecht Boshouwer on 18.12.1717 and remarried Johanna Catharina Botha on 10.10 1728, but the TANAP transcriptions of the Inventories of the Orphan Chamber, inventory of the estate of the overleeden lantbouwer Wijnand Wijnandsz Bezuijdenhoud en desselfs naar gelaatene weeduwe Gerbregta Boshouwer (MOOC 8/4.51), is dated 26th October 1723. Wynand could not, therefore, have remarried in 1728.

In the same inventory, Gerbrecht and her 6 children are named as beneficiaries. The ages of the children imply approximate birth dates of 1707, 1710, 1711, 1713, 1715 and 1719, suggesting that Gerbrecht and Wijnand were married some ten years earlier than stated. The oldest child was named Wijnand, and it may be that he married Johanna Catharina Botha in 1728, when he would have been about 21.

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