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  • Son-in-law Munnik, the wine pachter from the Cape, took home most of the sheep, over 1,400 including the ewes with lambs.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • No circumstantial evidence links the families before her marriage, and Gerhardus remained firmly ensconced near Cape Town as a land owner and alcohol pachter (licensed monopoly merchant) .12 Yet the frontier-to-town connection that took Johanna Keyser to the Cedarberg as a bride must also have extended to unite Munnik with Elisabeth, and to keep him within the social network even after Elisabeth's death.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • Worn around the neck, it was a sign that he and he alone was permitted to trade in that village. 58 The resolution stipulated that the leaseholder (pachter) was allowed to trade [in the village] with textiles [cangans], rice, salt, and other kinds of Chinese merchandise, as well as to buy such goods as the aforementioned villages produce.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Charles William Siemens was born on April 4, 1823, at the little village of Lenthe, about eight miles from Hanover, where his father, Mr. Christian Ferdinand Siemens, was 'Domanen-pachter,' and farmed an estate belonging to the Crown.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

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