Slachter's Nek Rebellion

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The Slachter's Nek Rebellion was an uprising by Boers in 1815 on the eastern border of the Cape Colony.[1] The rebellion, which was small and local, was handled so badly that it acquired importance as an incident in the struggle of Afrikanerdom against British domination.[2]

Slachter's Nek is the Dutch spelling. In Afrikaans the spelling is Slagtersnek. In both languages, the name translates to Butcher's Neck (Nek is used in several Afrikaans place names).

Names of accused :- Hendrik Frederik Prinslo, Nicolaas Balthazar Prioslo, Mart^-son, Wiilem Jacobus Prinslo, W™-son, Nicolaas Prinslo, W™son, Wiilem Prinslo, N^son, Johannes Prinslo, M.son, Wiilem Kruger, Hendrik van der Nes, Cornelis van der Nes, Stoffel Rudolph Botha, Wiilem Adriaan Nel, Thomas Andries Dreyer, Johannes Bronkhorst, Hendrik Petrus Klopper, Jacobus Klopper, and Petrus Laurens Erasmus, Joachim Johaunes Prinslo and Johannes Frederik Botha. [3]

1. The surname Prinslo is in fact spelt as Prinsloo.

2. Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo[4] [5]

3. Nicolaas Balthazar Prinsloo. He takes part in the Great Trek and was murdered with the van Rensburg trek party at Djindispruit, Limpoporiver, Mozambique at the end of July 1836.[6]


  1. ^ "Slachter's Nek Rebellion". Standard Encyclopedia of Southern Africa 9. Human Sciences Research Council. pp. 655–656. 
  2. ^ "Cape of Good Hope". Standard Encyclopedia of Southern Africa 3. Human Sciences Research Council. p. 47. 
  3. ^ The rebellion of 1815, generally known as Slachters Nek. A complete collection of all the papers connected with the trial of the accused; with many important annexures (1902) on Internet Archive
  4. ^ Die Geslagsregister van die Ou Kaapse families Vol II M-Z. A. A. BALKEMA. 1981. Page 741.
  5. ^ Extracted 2 JUN 2015.
  6. ^ Visagie, Jan C, Voortrekkerstamouers 1835 - 1845. Protea Boekhuis. Pretoria. 2011. Page 406

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