Family tree of founder 12, Candatie (Candasie) Clarijntje Braskamp

Candatie Braskamp was born in 1802 and registered at plantation Dordrecht in 1851, together with her three children.

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. According to an article by Prof.dr. Alex van Stipriaan Luiscius (former website) family names in 1863 were given by the authorities without input of the individuals concerned. In principle, no existing family names were used.
At Dordrecht also the names Brasdorp and Braswijk occurred and at other plantations Bras, Brashuis and Brasmans (also see surinameplantages.com), so it is likely 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".

Since 1 July 2018 also information is digitally available on slaves at plantations in Suriname, where further details could be found. In this database the founder is called Candasie and not Candatie.

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 (Phiander)
Harry
Henrij
Plantation Dordrecht 1-3-1854
Plantation Dordrecht 17-10-1855
Plantation Dordrecht 27-5-1858

Hermanus and Jolie Lambertus both were digger (in Dutch: "delver") on the sugar plantation and Henriėtte 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"). It may be that Harry and Henrij in fact are the same persons, but that the date of birth of Henrij is registered incorrectly.
Their religion was given as EBG (Evangelische Broeder Gemeente, Hernhutters), the Moravian church.


Plantage Dordrecht ging pas zo heten ca 1745 toen de grond van 1000 akkers in twee stukken werd verkocht. Het deel dat Dordrecht ging heten werd gekocht door Pieter van der Werff.
Het andere deel werd later Lust en Rust. Van der Werff was afkomstig uit Dordrecht en was samen met zijn broer Jacob en twee zusters naar Suriname gekomen. De grond werd in 1935 uitgegeven aan Willem Gerard van Meel, Raad-fiscaal in Suriname en later griffier bij het Hof van Justitie in Paramaribo. (bron: wikipedia).



Nummer 116 omvat het latere Dordrecht. Dit plaatje is een detail van een kaart die ten tijde van de Surinametentoonstelling (2019-2020) in Museum Van Loon aan de Keizersgracht in Amsterdam hing (Alexander de Lavaux Algemene kaart van Suriname 1737).