Marie Couteau1

F, #5118, b. 1659, d. 1 April 1718

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Last Edited02/04/2019
Birth*Marie Couteau was born in 1659 in La Chaudière, Drôme, France.2
Marriage*She married Pierre Lombard, son of Pierre Lombard and Eve Berengier, circa 1687 Dauphiné, France.2
Death*She died on 1 April 1718.2


Pierre Lombard b. b 10 Mar 1658, d. c 1717
Residence*Marie Couteau lived.3 
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 6 January 1688 Marie Couteau sailed on the Borssenburg from Texel to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 May 1688.4,5,6 
Arrival* On 12 May 1688, Marie Couteau arrived at the Cape on board the Borssenburg.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.16 August 1711, Marie Couteau may have been the witness whose name was written in the record as Maria Lombar.7
Baptisms - WitnessMarie Couteau and Josue Cellier witnessed the baptism of Marie Jourdan on 23 August 1705 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.1,8
She potentially witnessed the baptism of Pieter Cellier on 16 August 1711 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.7


  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1705; 23de Aug[ty]; Marie. d'Vader Pierre Jourdan, d'Moeder Anne Fauche. Getuygen Josue Seiller en Marie Couteau. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  2. [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), Page 163. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  3. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), Page 156. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  4. [S368] Webpage Olive Tree Ships - Borssenburg ( "Borssenburg - 2nd ship to leave Netherlands but 3rd ship to arrive at Cape, 150 feet long, could carry 80 passengers, sailed January 6, 1688, arrived Cape May 12, 1688. no disease nor death on board

    * Pierre Rousseau
    * Marie Rousseau
    * Francois Retif
    * Anne Retif
    * Pierre Meyer
    * Michel Martineau, Blois
    * Pierre Lombard
    * Marie Couteau of Soubeyran, Dauphine
    * Daniel Hugot of Champagne

    Source:Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988

    Contributor June 19, 1999 Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden."
  5. [S1005] Ockert Johann Fourie, "Faurite to Fourie — What's in a name", 2021 Huguenot Bulletin 58 (2021): Although the passenger list of the Borsenberg did not survive, a copy of an account book ot ledger (Grootboek en Joernaal) fiom 1688 of the Borsenburg, did suvive and is held in the VOC archjve (1.04.02) of the National archives of the Nethedands in The Hague. This book contains an enhy that seems to prove that the South Aftican prcgenitor did actually boad the Borsenburg and not the Wapen van Alkmaar as is sometimes claimed. The entry reads. Louis Fori van Livorn in Dauphine vijman vide Caapse vijb.. Hereinafter cited as "Faurite to Fourie — What's in a name."
  6. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 ( "Details of voyage 1554.1 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     1554.1
    Name of ship     BORSENBURG
    Tonnage     320
    Type of ship     fluit? kat?
    Built     1686
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     06-01-1688
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     12-05-1688
    Departure from Cape     03-06-1688
    Date of arrival at destination     10-08-1688
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Next homeward voyage     5879.1
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     48          0     2     3     47
    Soldiers     47     0     12     13     0     48
    Passengers     6          5     0     1     0
    Gegevens over de opvarenden bij het Nationaal Archief."
  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, Pieter, d'Vader Josùa Ssillier, d'Moeder Lysbet Coùvreè getù Pieter Moij met Maria Lombar: 16e Aùgs [1711].. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  8. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 4 J-K (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), p.144. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K.
  9. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 29 Novembre
    d' Vader Louis Fourij, de Moeder Susanna Cordier. Getuygen Pierre Lombart, en Claudina Lombart.
  10. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M, p. 199.
  11. [S209] J.E. Malherbe, Pierre Jaubert and his family, Ancestor Series (P.O. Box 37, Franschoek, 7690, South Africa: Huguenot Memorial Museum, 1997), ISBN 1-919892-02-8. Hereinafter cited as Pierre Jaubert and his family.
  12. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 9 May Lannée ditau [1699]; Eva fille de Pierre Lombart Et de Marie Couteau Le temoins sont La fils Et La fille de Monsiuer Pierre Simond mais Monsr. Et mademoiselle Simond il on Repondu pour leurs Enfans.

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