Jean Gardiol1

M, #7442, b. 14 December 1674, d. 1738
Father*Antoine Gardiol2 b. c 1640, d. bt 27 Jul 1688 - 27 Jan 1689
Mother*Marguerite Perrotette2 b. c 1640, d. 1691

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited11/02/2014
Birth*Jean Gardiol was born on 14 December 1674 in Lacoste, Provence, France.3,4,2
BaptismJean Gardiol was baptized on 8 January 1675 Mérindol.4 
Death*He died in 1738.2
(Witness) LedemaatBetween 28 December 1687 and 18 July 1688, Antoine Gardiol, Marguerite Perrotette and their children Jean Gardiol, Suzanne Gardiol and Marguerite Gardiol were recorded as congregants at the Walloon Church, Amsterdam
(Passenger) ShipVoyage On 27 July 1688 Jean Gardiol, Antoine Gardiol, Marguerite Perrotette, Marguerite Gardiol, Suzanne Gardiol and Friedrich Conradi were among the passengers who sailed on the Wapen van Alkmaar from Texel to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 27 January 1689.5,6,7 
(Witness) 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, Jean Gardiol, 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, 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.8
Baptisms - WitnessJean Gardiol and Marie Taillefert witnessed the baptism of Marie Elizabet Villiers on 4 November 1695 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.9
He and Suzanne Taillefert witnessed the baptism of Susanna de Villiers on 24 November 1697 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.10,11
He and Isabeau de Villiers witnessed the baptism of Margarite de Villiers on 9 August 1705 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop.12


  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1705; 9de Aùgustij; Margarite; d;Vader Jacob Villiers, en Margarit Gardiol. d' Getuygen, Jean Gardiol en Elizabet Villiers.. 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. 161. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  3. [S765] E-mails from Robert Rey and website ( to Delia Robertson, February 2014 "My thanks to Robert Rey for this birth record."
  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.194. Jean Gardiol was born at Lacoste on December 14, 1674 and was baptized at Mérindol on January 8 of the following year.. Hereinafter cited as French Speakers at the Cape.
  5. [S795] Website The Dutch East India Company's shipping between the Netherlands and Asia 1595-1795 ( "Number     1564.6
    Name of ship     WAPEN VAN ALKMAAR
    Master     Godske, Karel
    Tonnage     892
    Type of ship     pinas
    Built     1671
    Yard     Amsterdam
    Chamber     Amsterdam
    Date of departure     27-07-1688
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     27-01-1689
    Departure from Cape     27-02-1689
    Date of arrival at destination     20-05-1689
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     At the Cape 1 seafarer deserted.
    Next homeward voyage     5873.6."
  6. [S620] Website Nationaal Archief, VOC Opvarenden ( "Gegevens van Frederick Coenradi uit Maerburgh
    Datum indiensttreding:     27-07-1688     Datum uit dienst:     31-12-1691
    Functie bij indiensttreding:     Soldaat     Reden uit dienst:     Vrijburger
    Uitgevaren met het schip:     Wapen van Alkmaar     Waar uit dienst:     Kaap de Goede Hoop
    Maandbrief:     Nee     Schuldbrief:     Ja
    Gegevens van de vaart
    Schip:     Wapen van Alkmaar     Vertrek:     27-07-1688
    Kamer:     Amsterdam     Kaap:     27-01-1689
    Inventarisnummer:     53581
    Folio:     149     Aankomst:     20-05-1689
    DAS- en reisnr.:     1564.6
    My thanks to Pieter Conradie for this reference."
  7. [S575] M. Boucher, French Speakers at the Cape, p.194. On July 18 of the following year [1688] they are recorded as having left that congregation to emigrate to the Cape of Good Hope. They would seem to have embarked on the Wapen van Alkmaar and perhaps in the course of an arduous voyage Antoine died. [DR: The Wapen v. Alkmaardeparted Texel on 27 July and there was not another departure until 26 October. It seems unlikely the family would have left left their congregation in July and then wait until October to sail.]
  8. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p.74. Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
  9. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 04 Novembre 1695; Marie Elizabet fille de Jacob Villiers et La Mere, Marguerite Gardiol et le temoins Jean Gardiol et Marie Elizabet Taillefert.
  10. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Le 24 Novembre, Lannée, 1697; Susanne fille da Braam de Villiers et de Susanne Gardiol, le temoins sont Jean Gardiol et Susanne Taillefer.
  11. [S209] J.E. Malherbe, Pierre Jaubert and his family, Ancestor Series (P.O. Box 37, Franschoek, 7690, South Africa: Huguenot Memorial Museum, 1997), ISBN 1-919892-02-8, page 13. Hereinafter cited as Pierre Jaubert and his family.
  12. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1705; 9de Aùgustij; Margarite; d;Vader Jacob Villiers, en Margarit Gardiol. d; Getuygen, Jean Gardiol en Elizabet Villiers.

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