Francois du Preez

M, #11043, b. before 8 November 1711
Father*François-Jean des Prez1 b. 1677
Mother*Marie Cordier1 b. c 1684

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Last Edited11/11/2014
Birth*Francois du Preez was born before 8 November 1711 in de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,1
BaptismFrancois du Preez was baptized on 8 November 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop. The baptism was witnessed by Louis Fourie. This witness has not been positively identified but Louis Fourie is(are) potentially the correct individual(s). Louis Fourie was married to Francois' aunt, Susanne Cordier.2,1
Marriage*He married Soetje van der Linde, daughter of Gerrit van der Linde and Geertruij Putter, on 22 March 1744 Drakenstein.3


Soetje van der Linde b. b 28 May 1719
  • Maria du Preez1 b. b 10 Jul 1746
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 StatusFrancois 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


  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.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

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