Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

An Exploration of Frontiers, 1725–c. 1830

Laura J. Mitchell


Fig. 6.7. Schalk Willem Burger’s Estate, 1782

These categories are explicit in the inventory, though the subtotals are my calculations.

Source: CA: MOOC 8/49.25 Estate Inventory of Schalk Willem Burger, 24 Sept. 1782.

Schalk Willem Burger’s Estate, 1782 
Category Value (in Rixdollars)
Land 2,166.32
Livestock 2,298.32
Labor (slaves) 4,000.00
Farm implements 572.00
Household goods 285.00
Outstanding loans 1,930.00
Subtotal 11,252.16
Arrears owed to VOC -258.00
TOTAL ESTATE 10,994.16