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Last Edited05/07/2012
ShipVoyage* On 6 January 1688 the Borssenburg departed Texel enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 May 1688 Marie Couteau, Pierre Lombard, François Retif, Maria Rousseau and Pierre Meyer.1 


  1. [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."

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