Louis de Berault

M, #5185, b. circa 1650

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Last Edited27/11/2013
Birth*Louis de Berault was born circa 1650.1
Arrival* In 1688, Louis de Berault arrived at Cape on board the Zuid Beverland.2 
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 22 April 1688 Louis de Berault sailed on the Zuid Beveland from Wielingen to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 19 August 1688.3,4 
Signature* Between 1690 and 1724, 54 Huguenots signed documents de Caep de Goede Hoop. These signatures were published by Graham Botha in his book The French Refugees at the Cape and can be seen in the attached scan of the relevant page and includes those of Louis de Berault and Jacques Delporte, Jean Durand, Jacques de Savoye, Jacques Nourtier, André Gauch, François Retif, Guillaume Néel, Paul Roux, Daniel Hùgo, David Senecal, Pierre Simond, Jean Prieur du Plessis, Guillaume du Toit, Francois du Toit, Jean le Roux, Jacques Therond, Hercules des Prez, Abraham de Villiers, Jean Gardiol, Jacques de Villiers, Pierre de Villiers, Isaac Taillefert, Jean Taillefert, Jean Gardé, Claude Marais, Estienne Bruere, Daniel des Ruelles, Pierre Rousseau, Jacques Pinard, Estienne Cronje, Jacques Malan, Gabriel le Roux, David du Buisson, Daniel Nourtier, Estienne Niel, Philippe Fouché, Gideon le Grand, Pierre Cronjé, Paul Couvret, Paul le Febvre, Salomon de Gournay, Pierre Vivier, Pierre Jourdan, Estienne Viret, Esaias Engelbert Caucheteux and Jean de Buijs.5
Occupation* In 1691 Louis de Berault was Church elder Drakenstein.2 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.25 February 1691, the name of Louis was written in the record as Loùwij d Beroùw.6
25 November 1691, the name of Louis was written in the record as Loùwij de Bares.7
Baptisms - WitnessLoùwij d Beroùw and Anna de Beroùw witnessed the baptism of Jean Louis du Plessis on 25 February 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.6
He and Catharina Kiens witnessed the baptism of Gerrit Cloete on 25 November 1691 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.7
Slave TransactionsOn 15 August 1690 Isak van Madagascar was sold by Dirk Mol to Louis de Berault, for Rds. 100.8
Slave EmancipationsLouis de Berault emancipated Hendrick van der Overcust on 26 January 1685, on condition that for a year he was to serve Louis de Berault.9


  1. [S21] Date estimated by compiler, Delia Robertson and, unless there is corroborating information, should not be considered as anything more than a guide.
  2. [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, Page 222. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  3. [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 1561.2 from Wielingen to Batavia
    Number      1561.2
    Name of ship      ZUID BEVELAND
    Tonnage      518
    Type of ship      pinas? jacht?
    Built      1680
    Yard      Zeeland
    Chamber      Zeeland
    Date of departure      22-04-1688
    Place of departure      Wielingen
    Arrival at Cape      19-08-1688
    Departure from Cape      07-09-1688
    Date of arrival at destination      19-11-1688
    Place of arrival      Batavia
    Next homeward voyage      5862.2

    On Board      I      II      III      IV      V      VI
    Seafarers      98           8      14      9      95
    Soldiers      80           20      13      4      69
    Passengers      35           33      0      1      1
    - See more at: http://www.historici.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/DAS/…."
  4. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), pp. 60, 86, 90. Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
  5. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape, p.74.
  6. [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, Jean; zoon van Jan dùplise de moeder Madalena Manantot is gedoopt 25 Feb 1691 als getùijge Loùwij d Beroùw, Anna de Beroùw.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  7. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms, Gerrit - zoon van Gerrit Cloette de moeder Catrijna Jans is gedoopt de 25 November 1691 als getùijge Loùwij de Bares ende Catrina Kinst.
  8. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p.157. 15.8.1690, pp. 12-13: Isak from Madagascar (28), sold by Dirk Jacobsen Mol to Louis Beraut for Rds. 100.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  9. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 142. 26.1.1685, p. 3: Hendrick from tIle "Overcust", manumitted by Machteld Cupido, the widow of the "opper-chirurgyn" Albertus Lanbergen, but before becoming a Free Black he was to serve Lodewijck van Bureau for a year.

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