Guillaume du Toit

M, #7168, b. circa 1645, d. before 21 October 1710
Father*PN du Toit1 b. c 1630

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Last Edited07/03/2015
BirthOrigin*Guillaume was from Lille, France, and may have been born there circa 1645.2 
Marriage*He married Sara Couchet, daughter of Barent Jansz Coché and Jannetie Joosse van Vooren, on 16 May 1688 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.3,4
 
Death*He died before 21 October 1710. On this date his wife Sara acquired a house in her name at Erf F, Bo-Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, indicating she was a widow.5
 

Family

Sara Couchet b. c 1650, d. b 9 Apr 1714
Child
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 9 March 1686 Guillaume du Toit sailed on the Vrijheid from Wielingen to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 23 June 1686.6,7,8 
Hunting_License* On 3 December 1686 Guillaume du Toit was granted a hunting licence by the governor de Caep de Goede Hoop.9 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.6 August 1690, the name of Guillaume was written in the record as Giliam du Toij.10
25 September 1695, the name of Guillaume was written in the record as Guillaume Dutoijt.11
27 June 1700, the name of Guillaume was written in the record as Gijelijam dù Tooij.12
Baptisms - WitnessGiliam du Toij potentially witnessed the baptism of Anna Olivier on 18 February 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.13
He and Suzanne Seugnet witnessed the baptism of Johanna Gauch on 25 September 1695 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.11
He and Sara Couchet witnessed the baptism of Pierre du Toit on 9 March 1697 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
He and Aeltijen Elbers witnessed the baptism of Altijn van der Heyde on 27 June 1700 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.12
He and Barbe le Fèvre witnessed the baptism of Anna Maria Conterman on 24 February 1704 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15,16
He and Sara Couchet witnessed the baptism of Willem van der Heiden on 10 May 1705 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He and Sara Couchet witnessed the baptism of Guilliam Oberholster on 4 December 1707 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town).18
Vrijbriewen and Burgher StatusGuillaume du Toit became a burgher in 1686, in Dutch vryburgher or vrijburgher, initially a status in which a soldier or other employee of the VOC was released from their contractual obligations to the VOC and permitted to farm, become a tradesman, or work for others. Subsequently some individuals, including the Huguenot refugees, were brought to the Cape specifically to farm and were burghers from the time of their arrival. It appears that his first farm was Aan 't Pad, Stellenbosch.19
Slave TransactionsOn 15 March 1695 Andrea van Bouton sold on behalf of Wijbrandt le Clagthon by Andrijs de Man to Guillaume du Toit, for Rds. 90.20

Citations

  1. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), .. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  2. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  3. [S392] NGK G1 1/1, Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar), 1665-1695: Ao 1688. Den 16 Maij. Guiliam du Toir vrijborger aan Stellenbos Jongman, met Sara Cochet weduwe van Pieter de Klercq geboortigh van Os[tzou]borgh [Oost-Souburg], transcribed by Richard Ball, Norfolk, England, (May 2006), Genealogical Society of South Africa, eGSSA Branch http://www.eggsa.org/. Hereinafter cited as Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Kerken Boek (Mar).
  4. [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, Lorna:
    16.5.1688 trou "Guiliam du Toit vryborger aan Stellenbos jongman met Sara Cochet weduwe van Pieter de Klercq geboortigh van Ost Zouborgh." Sara was die moeder van Abraham, Jeanne en Joost de Klerk.
    Lorna:
    Guilliam du Toit kom na die Kaap met sy broer Francois in die `Vryheit' en land op 23.6.1686. 16.5.1688 trou "Guiliam du Toit vryborger aan Stellenbos jongman met Sara Cochet weduwe van Pieter de Klercq geboortigh van Ost Zouborgh." Hy boer op Aan 't Pad (Cloetesdal). Guilliam het 'n aktiewe rol in sy samelewing gespeel. Hy was diaken en ouderling van Stellenbosch kerk en het as heemraad gedien. Hy was 'n vurige teenstaander van WA van der Stel.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  5. [S811] J. Celestine Pretorius, "Die verhaal van Sara DE CLERCQ, stammoeder van die De Klerks in Suid-Afrika", Familia 34, no. 4 (1997): Dit kom voor of Guillaume du Toit ten tyde van die brand reeds oorlede was, want Sara het toe op die dorp gewoon. Sy het in ‘n huis op Erf F in Bo-Dorpstraat, waar later die huis Eendrag gestaan het, gaan woon. Die datum op die erfbrief is 21 Oktober 1710.. Hereinafter cited as "Die verhaal van Sara DE CLERCQ, stammoeder van die De Klerks in Suid-Afrika."
  6. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/das/search) "Details of voyage 1303.1 from Wielingen to Tuticorin
    Number     1303.1
    Name of ship     AARDENBURG
    Master     
    Tonnage     482
    Type of ship     fluit
    Built     bought 1672
    Yard     Zeeland
    Chamber     Zeeland
    Date of departure     15-08-1675
    Place of departure     Wielingen
    Arrival at Cape     ± 23-01-1676
    Departure from Cape     14-02-1676
    Date of arrival at destination     17-05-1676
    Place of arrival     Tuticorin
    Particulars     The ship sank near Buton in August 1685.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Total     100     2.               "
  7. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Lorna: Guilliam du Toit kom na die Kaap met sy broer Francois in die `Vryheit' en land op 23.6.1686. 16.5.1688 trou "Guiliam du Toit vryborger aan Stellenbos jongman met Sara Cochet weduwe van Pieter de Klercq geboortigh van Ost Zouborgh." Hy boer op Aan 't Pad (Cloetesdal). Guilliam het 'n aktiewe rol in sy samelewing gespeel. Hy was diaken en ouderling van Stellenbosch kerk en het as heemraad gedien. Hy was 'n vurige teenstaander van WA van der Stel.
  8. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p.91. du Toit, Francois of Ryssel (Lille) arrived in 1686 in the Vryhteit; ...du Toit, Guillaume of Ryssel, brother of the above. He probably came out at the same time, i.e., in 1686.. Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
  9. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape, p.91. ...we find that on the 3rd December, 1687, he was granted a licence by the Governor to shoot game.
  10. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Helena; Dogter van Giliam du Toij de moeder Zara Coesette is gedoop den 6en Augt 1690, als getuijge Jan Roe de Normandij, en SuSanna Sonsiet.
  11. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, plus Le 25 ditau [Septembre] 1695; Janne fille de Handries Gauch, Janne Le Clair la mere, Le temoins Guillaume dutoijt et Susanne Seugnet.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  12. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Altijn dochter van Piter Ijùrijans vanden Heijde de moeder Marija van Aelwijck getùgen Gijelijam dù Tooij en Aeltijen Elbers ijs gedoop den 27 Ijùnij 1700.
  13. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Anna; doghter van Ocker Cornelis de moeder Aelie Gijsberts is gedoopt d[…] 18 Febr 1691, als getuijge Gilaim du T[. . .] Marij Russaar.
  14. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 24 Ditau [Mars] Lannee 1697; Pierre fils de François dutoij et Susanna Seugnet le temoins et Guillaume dutoij et Sara Le Clair.
  15. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Anna Maria, dogter van Hans Jacob Conterman en Anna Catharina Cleev, getùygen Gùiljam dù Toit, en Barbara la Febre, den 24e Febry 1704.
  16. [S153] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 1 A-C, HSRC SA Genealogies (Pretoria: Institute for Historical Research, Division Genealogical Research, Pretoria, 1986, 1989), ISBN 0-620-23962-X, p. 654. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  17. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Willem, soon van Pieter Jùrgen van der Heiden, en Maria van Aalwijck, getùygen Gùilliam dù Toit, van Sara Coùchet der 10 Mey 1705.
  18. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town): Do: [4 December 1707] van Jan Overholscher en Helena du Toit; de getuigen Guilliam du Toit, en syn huisvrou Sara Cochet. - Guilliam, (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).
  19. [S811] J. Celestine Pretorius, "Die verhaal van Sara DE CLERCQ, stammoeder van die De Klerks in Suid-Afrika", Guillaume du Toit was reeds op die plaas Aan ‘t Pad, digby Stellenbosch, gevestig. ...Omdat Guillaume du Toit reeds in 1686 – dus voor die meeste van die Hugenote – na die Kaap gekom het, het hy nog in die Stellenbos se omgewing ‘n plaas gekry, terwyl die meeste Hugenote in Drakenstein en Franschhoek gevestig is.
  20. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.167.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  21. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
 

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