Translated from http://www.stamouers.com/buys.htm
Barend BUYS from Braunschweig, Germany arruived at the Cape 9 January 1715, on the ship Risdam as a soldier.
He first worked as a stablehand for teh Company. On 26 November 1718 he signed a contarct to work as a hand for Jacobus van den Heijden.
He married in Cape Town on 12 October 1721 to the fifteen year old Alida van den BERG, whose parents were Jacobus van den Berg and Jacomina Carteniers.
On 3 February 1722 he optained the rental farm Witteklip north of Saldanha Bay. On 8 October 1722 he baught the farm Blomkool from Andries Krugel. He sold the farm on 2 July 1725 to Jacob Coetzer.
Barend Buys dies about 1743.
b1 Lasya baptised 19 October 1722
b2 Bernardus baptised 2 October 1723
b3 Johanna Maria baptised 23 September 1725
b4 Stephanus baptised 13 July 1727
b5 Aletta baptised 16 October 1729
b7 Elsie baptised 17 September 1734
b8 Catharina 6 January 1737
b9 Elisabeth baptised 1 March 1739
b10 Jan Nicolaas baptised 5 November 1741
JL Buys, "Die Stamvader Barend Buys", Familia, XXIX, 1992, no 2
Heese, Reg en Ongereg, p 74
AM van Rensburg
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