Etienne Terblanche

M, #2995, b. circa 1684, d. 1738

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited12/10/2010
Birth*Etienne Terblanche was born circa 1684 in Toulon, France.1
Marriage*He married Martha le Fèvre, daughter of Pierre le Fèvre and Maria de Grave, on 2 December 1713 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,3
Death*It is possible that Etienne Terblanche died in 1738 Rheboksfontein, dist. Swellendam (now dist. Mossel Bay).4 


Martha le Fèvre b. 30 Jul 1684
Arrival* In 1704, Etienne Terblanche arrived at the Cape.3 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.2 December 1713, the name of Etienne was written in the record as Steven Terre Blanche.2
Baptisms - WitnessEtienne Terblanche and Jeanne Mouy witnessed the baptism of Isaac Senecal on 5 May 1714 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
He and Geertruijda Blom witnessed the baptism of Hester Pienaar on 14 October 1714 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
He and Martha le Fèvre witnessed the baptism of Marie Nortje on 16 November 1721 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7


  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide - based on date of arrival at the Cape, apparently travelling by himself, which implies he was likely an adult or close to it.
  2. [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records ( ", last accessed 12 Oct 2010;
    2 Church Registers - Stellenbosch Congregation, photocopies of the originals, work of the HSRC, circa 1980, Cape Archives (oringinals in Theological Seminary, Stellenbosch), VC 633
    marriages, page 8, 1713
    [ ] Decmb' Steven Terre Blanche van Toulon, met Martha la Febre Wede. Pinar.
    (I can't read the day in my copy of the register - De Villiers Pama gives it as 2nd)."
  3. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), p.169. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  4. [S564] Delia Robertson This information is not verified and comes from a short handwritten family register on this family which I have in my personal library. The author is unknown. It is offered here merely as a guide for further research or for anyone who may be able to confirm it.
  5. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1714; 5de Maij; Isaac, soon van David Senecal, en Anna Magdalena dù Pùits: Getùygen Etienne Terreblanche, en Joanna Moùij.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  6. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1714; Hester doghter van Jacob Pienaar, en Loùwise Cortje, getuijgen Steven Sterblancke, en Geertruijda Blom.
  7. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1721; Maria, Doghter van Anthonie Noortje en Maria Pinar. Getuijge Steven Ter Blance en Martha Lafaber.

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