Pierre Meyer

M, #8863, b. 1668

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NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695NGK (Cape Town) Baptisms 1665-1695
Last Edited07/01/2017
Birth*Pierre Meyer was born in 1668, according to SAG (P.598) at Château-Queyras in Dauphiné, France. However, neither Botha nor Boucher offer this either as a place of origin or of birth. Boucher specifically notes Meyer's origins are unknown, adding that Meyer's were present "in Niel country at Château-Queyras". In his interrogatory on 9 April 1706 in the W.A. van der Stel case (Precis, Defence of WA van der Stel) he stipulated that he was 38 years old and from Dauphiné.1,2,3,4
 
Marriage*He married Aletta de Savoye, daughter of Jacques de Savoye and Marie-Madeleine le Clercq, before 1704 France.2
 

Family

Aletta de Savoye b. 17 Jul 1689
Children
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 6 January 1688 Pierre Meyer sailed on the Borssenburg from Texel to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 May 1688.5 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.18 December 1701, the name of Pierre was written in the record as Pieter Meijer.6
3 August 1704, the name of Pierre was written in the record as Pieter Mijer.7
Baptisms - WitnessPierre Meyer and Marie-Madeleine le Clercq witnessed the baptism of Christina de Vijf on 18 December 1701 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
Property TransactionsAfter 1712 Klein Constantia was sold from the estate of Simon van der Stel to Pieter Meijer who immediately sold it on to Jan Jurgensz Cotze Kotze’s widow, Elsabe marries Johannes Colyn, thereafter the property changes hands as follows:
1776:
transfered to J.N. Colyn
1799:
sold to L.J. Colyn
1825:
drawing showing the homestead with 3 gables on the front facade and 1 in middle of a side wing (only central gable in front facade now remains);
1840:
inherited by J.N. Colyn & subdivision [of Bergvliet] Nova Constantia by other brother L.J. Colyn
1881:
sold to D.G. Malan
1942:
sold to S. Hirshfield.8
In 1714 Pieter Meijer bought the property Bergvliet from the estate of Simon van der Stel.9
In 1714 Pieter Meijer bought the property Firgrove from the estate of Simon van der Stel.9
In 1714 Pieter Meijer sold the property Bergvliet to Jan Brommert.10

Citations

  1. [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 94 Annexure D 9
    Friday 9th April 1706
    1. Pieter Meyer of Dauphiné
    2. His age? 38 years
    My thanks to Richard Ball for pointing out this source.. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  2. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p. 598. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  3. [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.181. Hereinafter cited as French Speakers at the Cape.
  4. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p.548. Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
  5. [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."
  6. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "18 Dec: 1701, Van Inko de Chinees en Maria van Batavia, onder getuyge van Maria de Savoie, en Pieter Meijer, gent: Christina; CT Bap 17010703-17010925_17011002-17011218 (pp 22-23)
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…, last accessed 18 Dec 2013."
  7. [S502] Website Family Search (www.familysearch.org) "[1704] 3 Aug: van Pieter Mijer en Aletta de Savoije, onder getuiijgen van Jacob de Savoije en Maria Magdalena de Clerk, gent: Susanna CT Bap 17040706-17040722_17040511-17040907 (pp 35-36)
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/…, last accessed 18 Dec 2013."
  8. [S821] Mansell Upham, "Constantia Subdivisions", February 2015 (Tokyo). This breakdown of the Constantia subdivisions from Mansell Upham is based on his research in the title deeds, 1712: subdivided from original farm Constantia - bought by Pieter de Meijer & sold immediately to J.J. Kotze; Kotze's widow, Elsabe marries Johannes Colyn. Hereinafter cited as "Constantia Subdivisions."
  9. [S759] Website Groot Constantia Estate (http://www.grootconstantia.co.za/).
  10. [S821] Mansell Upham, "Constantia Subdivisions", This breakdown of the Constantia subdivisions from Mansell Upham is based on his research in the title deeds, 1714:
    sold as subdivision of Constantia to Pieter de Meijer
    sold immediately to J. Brommert
    next owner Elbert Diemer.
  11. [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. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  12. [S734] VC 604, NGK Baptism Registers 1695-1712 (Cape Town), (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).
  13. [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.599-600. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
 

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