Charles Prévost

M, #7498, b. circa 1650, d. July 1688

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Last Edited21/04/2014
BirthOrigin*Charles was from Dombroy, probably Dombrie near Saint-Amand-les-Eaux south east of Lille toward Valenciennes and may have been born there circa 1650.1,2,3 
Marriage*He married Marie le Fèvre, daughter of David le Fèvre and Elisabeth le Bleu, on 8 October 1673 Dunquerque.1,2,3
Death*He died in July 1688 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3


Marie le Fèvre b. c 1651, d. b 12 May 1701
Occupation* In 1673 Charles Prévost was maître charron or master wheelwright Dunkirk.2 


  1. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p.81. On the 8th October, 1673, Charles Preuost, " maitre charon," aged 23, son of Henry Preuost andJeanne de Viffe (de Vief?)," natif de Dombroy pre de l'Illeetdemte. a Dunquerque," was married to Marie le Fevre, aged 22, daughter of the late David le Fevre and Elizabeth le Bleu, "natiue de Marcq, et demte. aussi Dunquerque.". Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
  2. [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.253. Hereinafter cited as French Speakers at the Cape.
  3. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), p. 167. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  4. [S793] M. Boucher, "The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis: A reexamination", Familia XXII/1975 No. 1 (1975): The son David, born at Marck on March 10, 1675, died there shortly before his tenth birthday on February 9, 1685. Abraham's date of birth was May 24, 1679, but another daughter preceded him. Marie Prévost, born at lower Marck on February 10, 1678, was baptized at Calais on February 17 of that year.. Hereinafter cited as "The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis: A reexamination."

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