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Christoffel Smit

Birthplace: Stellenbosch, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
Death: August 11, 1770
Overberg, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Johan Smits, SV/PROG and Adriana Tol, SM/PROG
Husband of Catharina Smit, b4 SM
Father of Catharina Visser; Adriana Susanna Appel; Johannes Jacobus Smit; Christoffel Smit; Maria Magdalena Dippenaar, SM and 1 other
Brother of Johannes Smit; Jacobus Johannes Smit; Hilletje De Beer/ Zorn; Francois Smit and Alewyn Smit
Half brother of Johanna Tol, SM/PROG and Christoffel Smits

Occupation: Jeweller, Farmer on Sutrij/Lutrij Stellenbosch
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About Christoffel Smit

Johannes (Jan) Smit * Maastricht, Nederland c. 1652 a. c. 1688 met vrou en twee kinders ✽ vanaf Maastricht, Nederland, burger te Stellenbosch † waarskynlik tussen 1 en 5/6.10.1696 na ‘n woordewisseling en fisiese bakleiery oor die manier waarop hy sy perd behandel, met ene Jacob Cloete x Delft 20.12.1681/7 Adriana TOL » Delft 29.7.1649 † geruime tyd later as 1722 d.v. Jacob Tol en Elisabeth van der Piet (drie jaar na haar man se dood het sy dogter: Johanna » Stellenbosch 20.7.1700, vader onbekend; sy xx Stellenbosch 11.1.1705 Andreas Kuyper v.Nederland, geen kinders)

✽ As the 2nd Christoffel was bapt in 1688 the first Christoffel may have accompanied Jan Smit to South Africa (more likely that the first Christoffel had died young or stayed with his mother - an extra marital relationship).

b3 ✽ Christoffel * c. 1688 » Kaap 9.5.1688, boer “Sútrij” (Lútrij), dist. Stellenbosch x 9.2.1721 Catrijn LA FÉBRE * Kaapstad 27.8.1688 d.v. Pierre le Febre en Maria de Grave

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Christoffel Smit

From Richard Ball's Pages

Farmer - of the farm named Sútrij or Lútrij, district of Stellenbosch - Renunciation of inheritance - Smit, Christoffel & Catrijn la Febre - 1759, Cape Archives, 1/STB, 18/13, 2

Aldús gedaan ende gepasseert, op der Comp:ten plaats genaamt Sútrij/Lútrij onder 't district vane Stellenbosch
Cape Death Notifications 1758-1838, transcribed from a microfilm copy at the Eaton LDS family history centre, Cape Archives page 75, 1770 Overberg Christoffel Smit 11 Aug landbouwer

Baptised 9 May 1688, Stellenbosch

Church Registers - Cape Town Congregation, consulted in microfilm form at the Latter Day Saints, Eaton, Norwich, Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Argiewe and Cape Archives, G1-8/1, G1-8/2, G1-8/3

baptisms, Ao. 1688 Den 9 Maii Den 9 Maij zijn aan Stellenbos de volgende kinderen gedoopt ... eodem dito is een kind gedoopt van Jan Smid waar van de moeder is ........ de getuijgen waren Roeloff Pasman en Zophia Schalkd de naam van 't kind was Christoffel

Died 11 August 1770, Overberg

Cape Death Notifications 1758-1838, transcribed from a microfilm copy at the Eaton LDS family history centre, Cape Archives page 75, 1770 Overberg Christoffel Smit 11 Aug landbouwer


The baptismal entry for this child in in the register of the Cape Town church, but it is noted to have been performed at Stellenbosch. The mother's name is left blank. Presumably the minister was unable to read his notes when making up the register back in Cape Town, as the names of Christoffel's children are perfectly consistent with his being a child of Jan Smit and Adriana Tol.

From 1708 to 1719 Christoffel Smit is listed in the muster rolls alone, but from 1722 onwards as living with Catharina Le Febre.

The marriage entry in the Stellenbosh register does not record their places of birth, nor whether either or both had been married before.

Neither Christoffel nor his wife were able to write, each signing their renunciation of the estate of their daughter Lijsbet in 1759 with a mark.

Married 9 February 1721 at Stellenbosch Catharina Lafebre (died 1760)

Church Registers - Stellenbosch Congregation, consulted in the form of microfilm copy at the LDS, Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Argief, Stellenbosch, G2/7/1 1700-1786 p. 12

1721, 9 Feb Christoffel Smit en Catharina la Feber

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Christoffel Smit's Timeline

May 9, 1688
Stellenbosch, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
May 9, 1688
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
May 9, 1688
May 9, 1688
May 9, 1688
Cape Town, Cape Province
May 9, 1688
May 9, 1688
Cape Town
May 9, 1688
Cape of Good Hope
February 27, 1717
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa