Family tree of founder 12, Candatie Clarijntje Braskamp

Candatie Braskamp was born in 1802.

In 1862 slavery was abolished in the Dutch colonies in the West Indies. At that occasion slave owners have registered information about their slaves because they received a financial compensation for the loss of labour. This information (and other data related to slaves in Suriname) has been brought together in a database by drs Okke ten Hove and Heinrich Helstone. The database covers the period 1832-1863. It is part of the website Vrij-in-Suriname (Free in Suriname) of the Dutch National Archives in The Hague. The database involves 34.441 individuals and includes the names of 6 Braskamps who worked at the sugar plantation Dordrecht, on the right bank of the Suriname river, opposite Paramaribo. The six individuals arch three generations. All data originates from the database and involves registrations done in the year 1863.
Currently it remains to be seen why these persons were called Braskamp and also whether there are further decendants. At Dordrecht also the names Brasdorp and Braswijk occurred and at other plantations Bras, Brashuis and Brasmans, so it may well be that there is no relationship with a Dutch family name but that the names are just combinations of Bras and "village", "quarter", "house" or "person". According to an article by Prof.dr. Alex van Stipriaan Lu´scius family names in 1863 were given by the authorities without input of the individuals concerned. In principle, no existing family names were used.

According to 300 jaar handel in suiker 1695-1905 (300 years of trade in sugar 1695-1905) by H.W.G. van Blokland-Visser, "Plantage eigenaren uit Dordrecht" (plantation owners from Dordrecht), the names of the 208 free slaves in 1863 at the plantation "Dordrecht" were: Braafheid, Braaksteen, Braambeek, Braamberg, Braambosch, Braauw, Bradlof, Brakhof, Brakhuizen, Brakveld, Bralling, Brandveen, Brantse, Braskamp, Braswijk, Bravet, Eemrust, Eerhof, Eerhout, Effenbaan, Ekhorst, Ekkarb, Elbeck, Ellang, Elsbroek, Eltenberg, Ertveld, Essenkrans, Evenaar, Everburg, Sijblad, Sijblok, Sijblom, Sijbrand, Sijbroek, Sijderstroom, Sijlman, Sijlsteen, Sijmeling, Sijnhoek, Sijpenhof, Sijpuis, Sijpstra, Syreen, Sijst, Sijtberg, Sijthove, Sijvelaar en Selvel.

Today, the name Braskamp does not appear in the Suriname telephone directory.


generation VII
Candatie Clarijntje Braskamp Plantation Dordrecht 1802
generation VIII
children of Candatie Clarijntje Braskamp Hermanus
Jolie Lambertus
Henriette
Plantation Dordrecht 1823
Plantation Dordrecht 1836
Plantation Dordrecht 1837
generation IX
children of Henriette Braskamp Fiander
Harry
Plantation Dordrecht 1-3-1854
Plantation Dordrecht 17-10-1855

Hermanus and Jolie Lambertus both were digger (in Dutch: "delver") on the sugar plantation and HenriŰtte in 1862 was maid in the field (in Dutch: "veldmeid"). Henriette's children then were 9 and 8 years old, respectively, and their profession is registered as in the garden ("in de tuin") and playing ("spelend"). Their religion was given as EBG (Evangelische Broeder Gemeente, Hernhutters), the Moravian church.