Marguerite Rousse1,2

F, #11813, b. between 1680 and 1682
Father*Jean Roux4 b. c 1650, d. b 23 Oct 1685
Mother*Marie Jourdan3 b. c 1648, d. bt 20 Mar 1688 - 4 Aug 1688

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited07/01/2017
Birth*Marguerite Rousse was born between 1680 and 1682 in La Motte d'Aigues, Provence, France.5,2
 
Marriage*She married Estienne Viret in 1696 de Caep de Goede Hoop.2
 

Family

Estienne Viret b. c 1662, d. 29 Oct 1726
Children
(Witness) Abjuration On 23 October 1685, at La Motte d'Aigues, Provence, France, following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Marie Jourdan, and her daughters Marguerite Rousse and Jeanne Rousse and Marie Rousse abdured their Protestant faith.6 
(Refugees) ShipVoyage On 20 March 1688 the China departed Goeree enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 4 August 1688. Among those on board were a group of eight orphan girls sent to the Cape following requests by Jan van Riebeeck (1659) and Simon van der Stel (1685) that the Heeren XVII send between 20 and 40 marriageable girls to the Cape. When they were finally sent in 1688 the Heeren XVII wrote that they had been selected because of their experience in farming and it was suggested they be encouraged to marry farmers. They were: Ariaante Jansse, Willemyntje Ariens de Wit, Ariaantje Jacobs, Judith Verbeek, Engeltje Cornelisse van der Bout, Catharina Jansz van der Zee, Petronella Cornelisz and Anna Elkop. Also, on board were 28 Huguenot refugees from Provence, of whom 8, mostly women, died enroute. The refugees who commenced this 19 week voyage were Matthieu Fracassé, Pierre Jaubert, Susanne Reyne, Pierre Jourdan, Marie Jourdan, Jeanne Rousse, Marie Rousse, Marguerite Rousse, André Pellanchon, Paul Jourdan, Pierre la Grange, Jehane Marque, Jean Jourdan, Pierre Jourdan, Jean Mesnard, Louise Courbonne, Marie Anthonarde, Pierre Malan, Elisabeth Richarde, Jacques Malan and Paul Roux.7,8,9 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Between 25 August 1697 and 14 September 1699, the name of Marguerite was written in the record as Marguerite Rous.10
19 June 1702, the name of Marguerite was written in the record as Marguerite Roùx.11
22 September 1718, the name of Marguerite was written in the record as Marguerite Roux.12

Citations

  1. The female form of Roux is Rousse.
  2. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), p. 168. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  3. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p. 83; Sailed in the Berg China in 1688 with their widowed mother, Marie Jourdan. The
    mother and Jeanne died on the voyage.. Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
  4. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape, p. 83; In 1690 Daniel Hugo became indebted to "Mary Rou, a minor daughter of the late
    Jan Rouw" to the sum of 140 guldens.
  5. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape, p. 83 ... and in their joint will, dated 14th August, 1726, she describes herself as aged 44 years and coming from Provence.
    p.140 23 Dec 1687 anticipated passenger list for ship China ...Margarete Rousse haer dochter 7 jaren.
  6. [S692] Harry Booyens, "Pierre de Cabrières and Pierre de Belle Etoile", Familia (Pierre de Cabrières and Pierre de Belle Etoile) Familia 49 (3) (2012): Marie abjured as widow of Jean Roux with her three daughters Jeanne, Marie and Margarite at La Motte d'Aigues on 23 October 1658.. Hereinafter cited as "Pierre de Cabrières and Pierre de Belle Etoile."
  7. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search).
  8. [S568] Webpage Weesmeisies (http://www.eggsa.org/articles/Weesmeisies.htm#seven).
  9. [S766] Harry Booyens 'God Bless the Good Ship China', First Fifty Years, (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui125.htm), March 2012, "http://www.e-family.co.za/remarkablewriting/…."
  10. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Le 25 ditau [d'aoust Lannée 1697]; Elizabet fille de Etienne Viret Et de Marguerite Rous Le temoins Etienne Niel Et Marie Elizabet.
    Le 14 ditau [Septbre, Lannée 1699]; Etienne fils d Etienne Viret Et de Marguerite Rous il ont presante Enfant au Saint bapteme Eux me[...]. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  11. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1702; den 19de Jùnij; gedoopt Jean Viret. deVader Etienne Viret, de moeder Marguerite Roùx. de getùygen Abraham de Villiers, en Margareta Gardiol.
  12. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape, p. 83 ...on 22.9.1718, when she stood sponsor with her husband, her name is spelt Roux.
  13. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 25 ditau [d'aoust Lannée 1697]; Elizabet fille de Etienne Viret Et de Marguerite Rous Le temoins Etienne Niel Et Marie Elizabet.
  14. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 14 ditau [Septbre, Lannée 1699]; Etienne fils d Etienne Viret Et de Marguerite Rous il ont presante Enfant au Saint bapteme Eux me[...].
  15. [S191] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-Z (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p.1059. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families III S-K.
  16. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (1695-1712), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/sarecords/, http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town).
 

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