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n Historia - Ignácio Ferreira (1695-1772), Portugese stamvader van 'n Afrikanerfamilie

Volume 38, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
  • Author O.J.O. Ferreira
  • Source : Historia, Volume 38, Issue 2, Nov 1993, p. 60 - 76
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
    ScieLO SA (2016)
    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
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Abstract


Ignácio Ferreira was a sailor on the , a ship belonging to the English East India Company which sank in Table Bay in 1722. Ferreira managed to reach dry land and decided to stay at the Cape and entered the service of the Dutch East India Company as a soldier. He married Martha Terblanche in Stellenbosch in 1735. In 1748, Ferreira applied for hereditary tenure of a stock farm called "De Hartebeest Kuijl" near Mossel Bay. Ferreira, in spite of his Portuguese background, adapted speedily to his new environment, and some of his children were numbered among the most prominent of frontier farmers. The descendants of Ferreira can be found throughout South Africa and played a role in almost every arena of South African history.
The object of this article is to contribute some additional facts to existing knowledge in respect of the ancestry, arrival, confusion regarding names, marriage and dwelling-place of Ferreira, and to rectify previous oversights in this regard.

Ignácio Ferreira was a matroos aan boord van die , 'n skip wat aan die Engels Oos-Indiese Kompanjie behoort en in 1722 in Tafelbaai gestrand het. Ferreira het daarin geslaag om die land te bereik en het besluit om aan die Kaap te bly en as soldaat in diens van die Hollandse Oos-Indiese Kompanjie te tree. Hy is in 1735 op Stellenbosch met Martha Terblanche in die huwelik bevestig. In 1748 het Ferreira aansoek gedoen om die veeplaas "De Hartbeest Kuijl" naby Mosselbaai in erfpag te ontvang. Ten spyte van sy Portugese agtergrond, het Ferreira vinnig by sy nuwe omgewing aangepas en van sy kinders het reeds onder die mees prominente grensboere getel. Die nasate van Ferreira word oor die hele Suid-Afrika aangetref en het in feitlik elke historiese gebeurtenis 'n aandeel gehad.


Hierdie artikel poog om enkele bykomende feite tot die bestaande kennis ten opsigte van die afkoms, aankoms, naamsverwarring, huwelik en woonplek van Ferreira by te dra en om vroeëre vergissings in die verband reg te stel.

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