Francois du Preez
M, #11043, b. before 8 November 1711
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||8 November 1711, the name of Francois was written in the record as Francois des Prets.2|
22 March 1744, the name of Francois was written in the record as Francois du Preës.3
|Vrijbriewen and Burgher Status||Francois du Preez became a burgher on 22 March 1744, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival Drakenstein.3,1|
- [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 730. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R.
- [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1711; 8 9br; Francois; d' Vader Francois des Prets, Moeder Marie Cordier, getuygen Louis [Fourie?] [page appears to have been cut at this point]. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
- [S470] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register, Personen in den Huwelyken Staat bevestigd door Predekant. Salomon van Echten.
22. Do. [Maart 1744]. Francois du Preës van Cabo de Goedehoop Burger aan Drakensteyn Jongman en Soetje van der Linden van Cabo voornd. J.D.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Marriages.