Anna or Dorothy/Dorotheé/Dorothea Nicols

Female Bef 1779 - Abt 1833  (> 54 years)


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  • Name Anna or Dorothy/Dorotheé/Dorothea Nicols  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born Bef 1779 
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1804  Gravesend, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Possible arrival
    Died Abt Jul 1833  Demerara Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Notes 
    • There is ambiguity regarding the name of Hendrik's wife.
      It is possible that Hendrik Van Cooten married twice.
      Ida Gorsuch refers to her in one table as a "Madagascian Lady - name unknown. I fancy it was Richardson - (English Father)"
      In another table she names her as ""Anna ----" of Madagascar"
      In a letter she refers to her as "his wife Dorothy"
      Hendrik's will names her as "Dorothea Nicols"
      Theodore Barrell describes her as of mixed race.
      The Demerara Royal Gazette of 17-Dec-1846 containing the notice of sale of Vryheid's Lust, also refers to the estate of Anna Van Cooten, who died in or about the month of July 1833
      John Van Cooten's death certificate says that his mother was "Dorothee". Ida Gorsuch was possibly the informant.
      Brief reference in Smith journal on 12-Apr-1817 [1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]
    Person ID I52  Van Cooten
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 

    Family Hendrik Van Cooten,   b. Jul 1750, Doorn, Utrecht, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1825, Demarary, British Guiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Aft Apr 1803  [14
    Notes 
    • ESG claims 22 children of marriage [9]
    Children 
     1. Cornelis Van Cooten
     2. Hendrik Van Cooten
     3. John Christopher Mathew Van Cooten,   b. Abt 1786, Demerara, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1875, Guernsey, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     4. Catharina Elisabeth Van Cooten,   b. Aft 1782, Demerara, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nicholas Van Cooten,   b. 1788, Demerara, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Dec 1846  (Age > 58 years)
     6. Adriana Maria Van Cooten,   b. Bef 1801, Demerara, British Guiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 31 Jan 1823, Demerara, British Guiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     7. Anthony Van Cooten,   b. Abt 1802,   d. 10 Jun 1847, Vryheid's Lust, Demerara, British Guiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     8. Lucius Van Cooten,   b. Bef 1803,   d. Bef 22 Jun 1833  (Age < 30 years)
     9. Ann Townsend Van Cooten
     10. Theodorus Hermanus Hilbertus Van Cooten,   d. 5 Jun 1837, Plantation Vryheid's Lust, British Guiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Cornelia Bennett Van Cooten,   b. Aft 1798,   d. 16 Aug 1838, British Guiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Royal Gazette, Demerara.

    2. [S73] Letter to John Hughes Van Cooten, Ida Gorsuch.

    3. [S40] Death of John Van-Cooten.

    4. [S77] Family list from Ida Gorsuch, EIG suggests surname was Richardson. Also suggests of Madagascan origin.

    5. [S79] Family list from Ida Gorsuch, ESG says name was Anna, from Madagascar.

    6. [S169] Will of Hendrik Van Cooten, Refers to wife Dorothea Nicols.

    7. [S542] Aliens' entry books: correspondence.

    8. [S187] The Royal Gazette, Tikwis Begbie .

    9. [S77] Family list from Ida Gorsuch.

    10. [S79] Family list from Ida Gorsuch.

    11. [S169] Will of Hendrik Van Cooten.

    12. [S549] Letter book, 1798-1803, Theodore Barrell.

    13. [S256] A Journal Containing Various Occurrences at Le Resouvenir, Smith, John.

    14. [S211] The Royal Gazette, Tikwis Begbie .