Susanne Reyne

F, #5763, b. circa 1668, d. after 20 March 1688

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Last Edited06/12/2015
Birth*Susanne Reyne was born circa 1668 in La Roque d'Anthéron, Provence, France.1,2
Marriage*She married Pierre Jaubert, son of Jacques Jaubert and Francoise Rambert, on 1 February 1688 Waalse Kerk, Brielle (Den Briel).1,2
Death*She died after 20 March 1688.2
(Refugees) ShipVoyage On 20 March 1688 the China departed Goeree enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 4 August 1688. Among those on board were a group of eight orphan girls sent to the Cape following requests by Jan van Riebeeck (1659) and Simon van der Stel (1685) that the Heeren XVII send between 20 and 40 marriageable girls to the Cape. When they were finally sent in 1688 the Heeren XVII wrote that they had been selected because of their experience in farming and it was suggested they be encouraged to marry farmers. They were: Ariaante Jansse, Willemyntje Ariens de Wit, Ariaantje Jacobs, Judith Verbeek, Engeltje Cornelisse van der Bout, Catharina Jansz van der Zee, Petronella Cornelisz and Anna Elkop. Also, on board were 28 Huguenot refugees from Provence, of whom 8, mostly women, died enroute. The refugees who commenced this 19 week voyage were Matthieu Fracassé, Pierre Jaubert, Susanne Reyne, Pierre Jourdan, Marie Jourdan, Jeanne Rousse, Marie Rousse, Marguerite Rousse, André Pellanchon, Paul Jourdan, Pierre la Grange, Jehane Marque, Jean Jourdan, Pierre Jourdan, Jean Mesnard, Louise Courbonne, Marie Anthonarde, Pierre Malan, Elisabeth Richarde, Jacques Malan and Paul Roux.3,4,5 


  1. [S847] E-mails from Andries Penders to Delia Robertson, 2015 "The text in the book of marriages in the Waalse kerk in Brielle says : "Pendant le ministère de Mr. Lambinon" "1688 Le 1. de Fevrier , fut faite la benediction de mariage de Pierre Joubert, natif du lieu de la Motte d'Aigues en Provence et de Susanne Reyne de la Roque , native d'Antheron en Provence , tous deux embarquer dans la vaisseau le Mont de Sinaï faisant voile pour le Cap de Bonne Esperance sous la conduite de capitaine Samuel van Groll et cela apres leurs trois annonces publique dans un même jour du consentement de Messieurs du Magistrat de cette ville"."
  2. [S34] J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 4 J-K (Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1992), pp. 148-149. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 4 J-K.
  3. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 (
  4. [S568] Webpage Weesmeisies (
  5. [S766] Harry Booyens, "God Bless the Good Ship China", Familia (March 2012):…. Hereinafter cited as "God Bless the Good Ship China."

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