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Last Edited11/12/2021
ShipVoyage* On 6 January 1688 the Borssenburg departed Texel enroute to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 May 1688. Among the passengers on board who disembarked and remained at the Cape were Marie Couteau, Pierre Lombard, François Retif, Maria Rousseau, Pierre Meyer and Louis Fourie.1,2,3 


  1. [S368] Webpage Olive Tree Ships - Borssenburg ( "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."
  2. [S1005] Ockert Johann Fourie, "Faurite to Fourie — What's in a name", 2021 Huguenot Bulletin 58 (2021): Although the passenger list of the Borsenberg did not survive, a copy of an account book ot ledger (Grootboek en Joernaal) fiom 1688 of the Borsenburg, did suvive and is held in the VOC archjve (1.04.02) of the National archives of the Nethedands in The Hague. This book contains an enhy that seems to prove that the South Aftican prcgenitor did actually boad the Borsenburg and not the Wapen van Alkmaar as is sometimes claimed. The entry reads. Louis Fori van Livorn in Dauphine vijman vide Caapse vijb.. Hereinafter cited as "Faurite to Fourie — What's in a name."
  3. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 ( "Details of voyage 1554.1 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     1554.1
    Name of ship     BORSENBURG
    Tonnage     320
    Type of ship     fluit? kat?
    Built     1686
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     06-01-1688
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     12-05-1688
    Departure from Cape     03-06-1688
    Date of arrival at destination     10-08-1688
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Next homeward voyage     5879.1
    On Board     I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     48          0     2     3     47
    Soldiers     47     0     12     13     0     48
    Passengers     6          5     0     1     0
    Gegevens over de opvarenden bij het Nationaal Archief."

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