Hercules des Prez
M, #7395, b. 1645, d. before 22 November 1696
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||An unknown date , the name of Hercules was written in the record as Hercules du Prees.|
|Notes||Between 2012 and 2014 journalist and author Max du Preez revealed in an online article and on social media that he is a direct descendant of 'Hercule du Pre/Hercule des Pres'. He also announced that DNA testing done in South Africa revealed that on his "father's side I'm in the E1b1b1c1 [Y Dna] haplogroup". Internationally this haplogroup is known as E-M34 and is prevalent amoung Ethiopians as well as Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. Among the famous people known to be in this group are Napoleon Bonaparte and the English physician William Harvey.6,7|
- [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), p. 159. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
- [S788] Webpage Tanap (http://databases.tanap.net/) (Original records held by unknown repository, unknown repository address) "Reference no.: MOOC8/1.19. Testator(s): Hercules du Préé. 22 November 1696."
- [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 1558.2 from Wielingen to Batavia
Name of ship SCHELDE
Master Scheiteruit, Aarnoud
Type of ship jacht
Date of departure 19-02-1688
Place of departure Wielingen
Arrival at Cape 05-06-1688
Departure from Cape 01-07-1688
Date of arrival at destination 16-09-1688
Place of arrival Batavia
Particulars Via S. Tiago.
Next homeward voyage 5853.2
On Board I II III IV V VI
Seafarers 107 5 3 8 97
Soldiers 105 4 4 2 103
Passengers 29 27 3 1 4
Gegevens over de opvarenden bij het Nationaal Archief. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
- [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.269. Hereinafter cited as French Speakers at the Cape.
- [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p.65. Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
- [S804] Information published by Max du Preez, 2012-2014.
- [S709] Website Geni (www.Geni.com) "http://www.geni.com/projects/E-M34-Y-DNA/8402."
- [S331] Webpage Ball Family Records (www.ballfamilyrecords.co.uk).