Pierre Rousseau1

M, #7545, b. circa 1666, d. 1719
Father*PN Rousseau2 b. c 1640

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Last Edited30/01/2015
BirthOrigin*Pierre was from Mer, France, and may have been born there circa 1666.3,2 
Marriage*He married Anne Retif, daughter of PN Retif, in 1689 de Caep de Goede Hoop.2,4
 
Marriage*He married Geertruy du Toit, daughter of Francois du Toit and Suzanne Seugnet, on 15 December 1710 de Caep de Goede Hoop.5
 
Death*He died in 1719.2
 

Family 1

Anne Retif b. 1671, d. 1710
Children

Family 2

Geertruy du Toit b. c 1690, d. 19 Nov 1750
Child
(Witness) ShipVoyagePierre Rousseau witnessed the New Tag of Borssenburg on 6 January 1688 de Caep de Goede Hoop.6 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.8 July 1691, the name of Pierre was written in the record as Pieter Rùssoùw.7
12 November 1713, the name of Pierre was written in the record as Pieter Roùsseaù.8
Baptisms - WitnessPieter Rùssoùw and Fintie Cloete witnessed the baptism of Dirck van Eeden on 3 November 1697 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
He and Anne Retif witnessed the baptism of Daniel Hugo on 18 October 1705 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.10
He and Jeanne Mouy witnessed the baptism of Jacque Retiff on 16 October 1706 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.11
He and Catharina le Fèvre witnessed the baptism of Ester Pinard on 30 October 1706 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.12
He and Marie Jeanne des Prez witnessed the baptism of Marie du Toit on 21 September 1709 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.13
He and Maria Rousseau and Gabriel Rousseau witnessed the baptism of Pierre Hugo on 15 June 1710 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.14
He and Geertruy du Toit witnessed the baptism of Anna Pretorius on 5 March 1713 Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.15
He and Geertruy du Toit witnessed the baptism of Geertrùyd Jaùber on 12 November 1713 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.16 See: Baptism of Geertrùd Jaùber
He and Geertruy du Toit witnessed the baptism of Jan du Plies on 7 April 1715 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.17
He and Geertruy du Toit witnessed the baptism of Geertrùydt Terblanche on 5 December 1717 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He and Geertruy du Toit witnessed the baptism of Martha Terblanche on 5 December 1717 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.18
He potentially witnessed the baptism of Pieter du Toit on 12 December 1717 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop, this witness has not been positively identified.19
NotesTogether with Adam Tas drew up a petition against an unknown person , which they despatched to the in 1705, in Den Haag. They complained he exceeded his powers as governor and accused him of corruption, including using company resources and slaves to develop his private estate Welgelen; that he extorted bribes from freemen seeking to obtain land. The petition was signed by 63 of the 550 vrijburhers, including.20
Slave TransactionsOn 15 March 1695 Ceylon van Ternate sold on behalf of Joan van Hoorn by Andrijs de Man to Pieter Rùssoùw, for Rds. 90.21
On 4 January 1698 Cupido van Gorontalo was sold by Samuel Elsevier to Pierre Rousseau, for Rds. 100. I have assumed him to be the same individual sold as Cupido van Gorontalo the previous year.22

Citations

  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, Le 27 Julliet Lannee 1698; Marthe, fille de Pierre Rousseau et de Hanne Retif, pour temoins Monsr. Pierre Simond, Ministre du Saint EVangile a Drakestein, Et Mademoiselle Hanna de Beureau.
    1705; 26 Julij; Hester. d' Vader Pierre Rousseau, d'Moeder, Anne Retiff, d'getuijgen Claude Marais, en Marie Mouij.
    1706; --- [16de October.] Jacque; d' Vader Francois Retiff, d' Moeder Marie Mouij, getuygen Pierre Rousseau, en Jeanne Mouij.
    1711; 8de 9br; Andries of Hendrik. d'Vader Pierre Roussau, en d'Moeder Geertruyt du Toit. Getuygen Francois du Toit, en Susanne Seugnet.
    1707; 9 ditto [Octob]; Daniel. d' Vader Pierre Rousseau, d'Moeder Anna Retiff. Getuygen Claas Elbers, en Geertruyt du Toit.
    Le 21 Septembre 1709; Marie fille de François dutoit et de Susanne Seugnet, le temoins et Pierre Rousseau et Marie-Janne de Pret quil l on pressanteé au Saint bapteme, Le Samedit 21 Septembre dans lannée 1709. Baptize pour Monsieur Daillie Ministre du Saint E.V.q. au Cap - Et ces Engans quij sont Cy dessus Ecrit Sont ete baptize, dans Leglise de Drakestein.
    15de Junij [1710]. Pierre. d'Vader Daniel Hugot, d' Moeder Anna Rousseau: de getuygen Gabriel Rousseau, in [...] plaats de Vader Pierre Rousseau, en Maria Rousseau.
    Le 5 Mars Lennèe, 1713; Hanna fille de Lau Pretorijs Et de Marie Rousseau elle a eta presenteé, au Saint bapteme, dans La maison d' Abráam Villiers Et Monsieur Camper Ministre du Saint Evangilé, etant de Retour de son Voyage des Jndes oriantales il a baptize cete fille Le temoins Et pierre Rousseau Et Geertru dutoit pour Marriane.. Hereinafter cited as Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  2. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), p. 168. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  3. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, The Defence of Willem Adriaan van der Stel, H.C.V. Leibrandt; CD-ROM (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1987), page 75, Annexure D 2
    Friday 26th March 1706
    1. Pierre Rousseau, born in the town Mer, in France
    2. His age? Forty years
    My thanks to Richard Ball for pointing out this source.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  4. [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.117. Hereinafter cited as French Speakers at the Cape.
  5. [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:
    Hy was 'n Franse Vlugteling afkomstig van Mer; x Anna Retief, suster van Francois Retief; xx 15.10.1710 Geertruy du Toit d/v Francois du Toit en Susanna Seugnet (Sien ook Hugenote Bulletin 36 p.56-62). Hy boer op l`Arc d'Orleans, Groot Drakenstein en was heemraad en ouderling.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  6. [S368] Webpage Olive Tree Ships - Borssenburg (http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/sahug03.shtml) "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."
  7. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Anna, dogter van Pietter Rùssoùw de moeder Anna Retijf is dedoopt de 8 Jùlij 1691 als getùijge Marij Rùssaar.
  8. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Geertrùyd, d'Vader Pieter Jaùber, Moeder Lysebeth Ryksardiùs [Richard?] getù Pieter Roùsseaù, met Geertrùyt dù Toit: 12 9br [1713].
  9. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Dirck zoon van Jan Jans: van Eden de moeder Marija Rùssaar is gedoopt den 3 Novembr 1697 also getùijge Pietter Rùssoùw en Fintie Cloete.
  10. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1705; 18de ditto [4de Octobr]; Daniel, de Vader Daniel Hugot, de moeder Anne Rousseau; getuygen Pierre Rousseau, en Anna Retiff.
  11. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1706; --- [16de October.] Jacque; d' Vader Francois Retiff, d' Moeder Marie Mouij, getuygen Pierre Rousseau, en Jeanne Mouij.
  12. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1706; 30ste ditto [October]; Ester. d'Vader Jacques Pinard, d'Moeder Martha le Febre: Getuygen Pierre Rousseau, en Maria Catherina le Fevre.
  13. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 21 Septembre 1709; Marie fille de François dutoit et de Susanne Seugnet, le temoins et Pierre Rousseau et Marie-Janne de Pret quil l on pressanteé au Saint bapteme, Le Samedit 21 Septembre dans lannée 1709. Baptize pour Monsieur Daillie Ministre du Saint E.V.q. au Cap - Et ces Engans quij sont Cy dessus Ecrit Sont ete baptize, dans Leglise de Drakestein.
  14. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 15de Junij [1710]. Pierre. d'Vader Daniel Hugot, d' Moeder Anna Rousseau: de getuygen Gabriel Rousseau, in [...] plaats de Vader Pierre Rousseau, en Maria Rousseau.
  15. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 5 Mars Lennèe, 1713; Hanna fille de Lau Pretorijs Et de Marie Rousseau elle a eta presenteé, au Saint bapteme, dans La maison d' Abráam Villiers Et Monsieur Camper Ministre du Saint Evangilé, etant de Retour de son Voyage des Jndes oriantales il a baptize cete fille Le temoins Et pierre Rousseau Et Geertru dutoit pour Marriane.
  16. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, [. . . 1713] Geertruyd, d' Vader Pieter Jaúber, Moeder Lysabeth Ryksardius (Richard) getu Pieter Rousseaú, met Geertruijt du Toit. 12 9ber.
  17. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1715; Den 7de April; Jan, soon van Jan Duplies en Magdalena Rousseau; Getuijgen Pieter Rousseau en Geertruijde duToit.
  18. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1717; Den 5de Decemb; Geertrùydt en Marta doghters van Steven Ter Blance en Marta La Fébre. Getùijge Pieter Roussuo en Geertrùydt Dutoit.
  19. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1717; Den 19 Dito [Decemb]; Pieter, soon van Andries Dutoit en Martha Russouw. Getuijgen Susanna Soignot en Pieter Russauw.
  20. [S569] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  21. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.167. 15.3.1695, p. 74: Ceylon from Ternate, sold by Andries de Man on behalf of Joan van Hoorn to Pieter Russouw from Drakenstein for Rds. 90.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  22. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 181.4.1.1698, p. 286: Cupido from Amboijna (30), sold by Samuel Elsevier to Pierre Rousseau for Rds. 100.
  23. [S190] C.C. de Villiers & C. Pama, Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R (Cape Town / Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1966), p. 799. Hereinafter cited as Geslagregisters van ou Kaapse Families II L-R.
  24. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms.
  25. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1711; 8de 9br; Andries of Hendrik. d'Vader Pierre Roussau, en d'Moeder Geertruyt du Toit. Getuygen Francois du Toit, en Susanne Seugnet.
 

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