Abraham le Clercq

M, #5092, b. before 11 October 1671
Father*Pieter Abraham(se) de Clercq1 b. b 4 Oct 1643, d. bt 16 Oct 1678 - 16 May 1686
Mother*Sara Couchet1 b. c 1650, d. b 9 Apr 1714
Step-fatherGuillaume du Toit b. c 1665, d. b 21 Oct 1710

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Last Edited30/01/2015
Birth*Abraham le Clercq was born before 11 October 1671 in Serooskerke, Walcheren.2,3
BaptismAbraham le Clercq was baptized on 11 October 1671 Nederduitsche Gereformeede Kerk, Serooskerke, Zeeland.2 
Marriage*He married Madeleine Mouton, daughter of Jacques Mouton and Marie de Villiers, on 12 May 1709 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,3
NameRecordThe name of Abraham le Clercq was written in the record as Abraham de Clercq 11 October 1671.2 
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 29 January 1688 Abraham le Clercq sailed on the Oosterland from Middelburg to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 26 Apr 1688.5,6 
(Witness) BaptismHe and Catharina le Fèvre witnessed the baptism of Catharina Loos on 21 August 1701 Stellenbosch.7,8
NameRecordThe name of Abraham le Clercq was written in the record as Abraham de Klerk between 3 August 1710 and 25 August 1726.9 
(Beneficiary) LiquidDist Between 3 May 1714 and 30 September 1716 a liquidation and distribution account was prepared in the estate of Sara Couchet Cabo de Goede Hoop. The inventory named Abraham le Clercq, Pieter Becker, Jannetje de Clercq, Guilliam Oberholster, Joannes Oberholster and Johanna Barbara Oberholster as benefitting from the estate. Pieter Becker was named beneficiary as the husband of Jannetje de Clercq, and the Oberholster siblings inherited through their deceased mother, Helena du Toit. The fact that Anna de Clercq, who was alive at the time, is as not named as a beneficiary is telling and adds to the evidence that she was not a legitimate daughter of Abraham de Clercq.10
(Witness) BaptismHe and Johanna Moùton witnessed the baptism of Johannis Swanepoel on 2 May 1723 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.11
(Witness) BaptismHe and Jannetje de Clercq witnessed the baptism of Pieter Gaùs on 6 July 1727 Drakenstein.12
(Witness) BaptismHe and Magdalena Moùton witnessed the baptism of Sara Gaus on 16 November 1727 Drakenstein.13

Family 1

Cornelia van de Caep b. 27 Mar 1672

Family 2

Madeleine Mouton b. 1692


  1. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 4 J-K (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), p.306. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K.
  2. [S799] C.E. Hulstaert, "ENKELE REACTIES EN AANVULLINGEN OP “DIE HERKOMS VAN DIE DE KLERKS”", Familia XXVI/1989 No. 3 (1989): Uit zijn huwelijk met Sara Barendts Cochet werden te Serooskerke vijf kinderen gedoopd: 2. Abraham ged 11-10-1671 get. Engel Franssen, Stoffelijntje Abrahams de Clerck.. Hereinafter cited as "ENKELE REACTIES EN AANVULLINGEN OP “DIE HERKOMS VAN DIE DE KLERKS”."
  3. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K, Page 306.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "1709. 12de Meij: Abraham de Klerk van Serooskerken jongm: met Magdalena Boùton [sic] van Middelbùrg Jongedr:; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12344-98110-16; last accessed 12 May 2012."
  5. [S575] M. Boucher, French Speakers at the Cape in the first hundred years of Dutch East India Company rule: The European background (Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1981), p.63. Hereinafter cited as French Speakers at the Cape.
  6. [S553] Webpage Olive Tree Ships - Oosterland (http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/sahug12.shtml) "Ships Passenger List for Huguenot Ship Oosterland to South Africa 1688
    [Oosterland] Belonged to the Chamber of Zeeland. Captain Carel van Marseveen. Left Middelburg on 29 January 1688, and Goeree on 3 February 1688. Arrived at the Cape on 26 April, 1688.

    * Jacques de Savoye (1636-1717) and Marie-Madeleine le Clercq (abt 1660-1721)
    * Antoinette Carnoy (abt 1630-?)
    * Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye (1672-aft 1713)
    * Barbere-Thérèse de Savoye (1674-aft 1713)
    * Jacques de Savoye (1687-bef.1708)
    * Daniel Nourtier (abt. 1667-1711) and Marie Vitu (abt 1668-1711)
    * Jacques Nourtier (1669-1743)
    * Jean Nourtier (1671- aft. 1694)
    * Jean Prieur du Plessis (1638-1737) and Marie Menanteau (abt 1662 - aft
    * 1693)
    * Carl Prieur du Plessis (1688-1737) (born at sea)
    * Isaac Taillefert (abt 1651-1699) and Suzanne Briet (abt 1653-aft.1711)
    * Isabeau Taillefert (1673-1735)
    * Jean Taillefert (1676-aft.1708)
    * Isaac Taillefert (1680-1689)
    * Pierre Taillefert (1682-1726)
    * Suzanne Taillefert (1685-1724)
    * Marie Taillefert (1687-1689)
    * Jean Cloudon (?- aft. 1700)
    * Jean Pariset (1667-aft.1707)
    * Jean du Nus (1672-aft.1712)
    * Sara Avice (?-1688)
    * Jacques Therond (1688-1739) [DR: 1668-1739]

    Sources: mostly Appendix 2 of "Hugenotebloed in ons are" by J.G. le Roux (1992; ISBN 0-7969-0566-5) and "French speakers at the Cape" by M. Boucher (1981, ISBN 0-86981-222-X)

    Contributor Lesley Robertson."
  7. [S325] Lorna Newcomb and Ockert Malan, compilers, Annale van Nederduits Gereformeerde Moedergemeente Stellenbosch No 1.., CD-ROM (Stellenbosch) Die Genootskap vir die Kerkversameling, 2004 0-9584832-1-3), Baptism Register, Catharina, dogter van Hendrik Loots, de Moeder Lysbet [blank] getùygen Abraham de Clerk en Catharina la Fèbre. Gedoopt 21 Augs 1701.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  8. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), pg 204. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  9. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Sara, de Vader Abraham de Klerk, d'Moeder Magdalena Moùton (of (boùton) getùyge Sara Coeset 3 Aùg. [1710]
    Maria, de Vader Abraham de Klerk, de Moeder Magdalena, getù Jacob Moùton, Helena dù Toit, 14e Aùgs, 1712.
    Den 25 Aùgùstùs 1726; K: Joseph; V: Abraham De Klerk; M: Magdalena Moùton; G: Aart Olivier, Hermina Harmanze.
  10. [S812] Liquidation and distribution account of the personal estate of Sara Couchet & Guiljam Du Toit of Cabo de Goede Hoop, dated 3 May 1714-30 Sept 1716 (eGSSA - MOOC 13/1/1 Boedelrekeninge 1709-1722, CD no. 1).
  11. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1723; Den 2de Maij; Johannis, zoon van Pieter Swanenpoel en Maria Sibilla Jagers. Getùijgen Abram De Clerk en Jann Moùton.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  12. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 6 Jùlij 1727; K: Pieter; V: Pieter Gaùs; M: Anna Oosthuijzen; G: Abraham Klerk, Johanna Klerk.
  13. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Den 16 November 1727; K: Sara; V: Andries Gaùs; M: Johanna Konterman; G: Abraham De Klerk, Magdalena Moùton.
  14. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K, pg. 318.
  15. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  16. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K, pg. 306.
  17. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K.

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