The South African Leibbrandt Family Tree Compiled by Dr. DP Leibbrandt
October 2003 Table Of Contents
Numbers and numbering system. 2
Errors and Omissions. 2
Key to Document Links 3
Age Analysis 4
Generation Gap 5
The Leibbrandt Coat Of Arms. 6
History of The Leibbrandts. 7
Some Interesting Leibbrandts. 8
The German Leibbrandts. 9
The South African Family Tree 14
APPENDIX A – Untraced Family Members 52
APPENDIX. B – Personal Histories. 67
[9.2258] Hendrik Carel Vos *31/12/1837. +1/1/1911. 67
[11.225544] John Romaine Addison *21/8/1895 +6/6/1983 67
[13.24123222] Douglas Paul *1927 69
Appendix C – Extended Family Members 71
FAMILY Walstra-Leibbrandt 71
Family Spies-Leibbrandt 72
Appendix D – Photographs 73
Alphabetical Index i
Please read this to assist your research.
Numbers and numbering system.
Each person is given a number. The first number is the generation after Wolfgang born c1540 on page 1. The second set of numbers is the 'child number'. The author D.P. Leibbrandt's number is 13.24123222, the 13th generation after Wolfgang and is the 2nd child, of the 2nd child, of the 2nd child, of the 3rd child and so on. For large families of more than 9 children, dots are used to clarify: e.g. Ursula Leibbrandt 11.2258.12.22 is the second child of the second child of the twelfth child, of the eighth child etc.
There are three 'lines' of South African Leibbrandts. The Johann Sebastiaan line with a number **.22****, the Johann Michael line with a number **.24***, and the Johann Conrad line with a number **.25****. Thus the relationship can be seen at a glance at two Leibbrandts numbers.
The POS NO relates to the Appendices as well as the above numbering system. Thus BANTJES Eliza Jane POS. Number BAF 1858 page A25, one would find in Appendix A page A25, with a heading BAF 1858. Similarly for the other Appendices B, C, D.
2nd Marriage date etc.
Errors and Omissions.
While every effort has been made to find errors, some may still exist.
Omissions are largely as a result of missing information on death notices and other documents. Word of mouth is very unreliable, and dates given are usually approximate. The use of 'c' (meaning circa) notes an estimated date. Children are usually two years apart and the Generation Gap graph below, has been very useful in tracing a father or grandfather.
This is a one-name study. The other names are given to assist other researchers.
Some of the names have 'CC' after the name. This is a designation given by the death notice, and refers to the cape coloureds. Note Venter's book, chapters 2 and 13.
Photographs were obtained from relatives and the Archives.
The research has been carried out by [13.24123222] Douglas Paul and compiled and edited by his grateful son [14.241232225] Peter Allan.
All Archives and Master of the Supreme Court Records with any reference to a Leibbrandt. Archives, Cape, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg. Supreme Courts at the above and Grahamstown, Kimberley.
Albany Museum and Cory Library Grahamstown.
Argief-Jaarboek vir Suid Afrikaanse Geskiedenis.
Personalia of the Germans at the Cape. Dr J Hoge.
Genealogies of old S A Families. De Villiers and Pama.
Précis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope. Rev. H C V Leibbrandt.
Under Lions Head by M. Murray. (A.A.Balkema 1964)
The Historians History of the World. Volumes 7 and 9.
A Profile of Two Million South Africans. A L J Venter.
Key to Document Links
Links between parts of this document are noted in rectangular boxes with page numbers. Readers of the electronic version of this document in Microsoft Word™ can click on the page numbers to hyperlink to that section.
The symbol in front of the page indicates the type of link
A forward link from a child to his/her own sub-tree
A backward link from a child to his/her parent’s sub-tree
Taking only those people where the both the birth and death dates are known, the average age was found to be 55 years. People born after 1929 were also excluded as a significant number of them are still alive. The average was constant, except for the period prior to 1800 where the average was 62, but that could be distorted by inaccurate data.