Estienne Bruere1

M, #7510, b. 1665, d. before 1750

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NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732NGK Drakenstein Baptisms 1694-1732
Last Edited06/02/2016
Birth*Estienne Bruere was born in 1665 at Mer in Blois, Orléanais, France.2
Marriage*He married Esther des Ruelles, daughter of Daniel des Ruelles and Anne Goudalle, in 1690 de Caep de Goede Hoop.3
Marriage*He married Suzanne du Puis, daughter of Jean du Puis and Anne Martin, on 19 February 1702 de Caep de Goede Hoop.4,5,6
Death*He died before 1750.7


Suzanne du Puis b. 1688
(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, Estienne Bruere, 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, 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
Names in the record, in publications, etc.19 February 1702, the name of Estienne was written in the record as Steven Broúard.4
11 August 1709, the name of Estienne was written in the record as Steven Bruéll.9


  1. [S408] Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register, 1711. 8de November; Anna Magdalena; d' Vader Estienne Bruere & Susanna du Puit de Moeder: als getuygen Jaques Pinar, en Anna Magdaleine.. 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. 156. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.
  3. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa, p. 159.
  4. [S502] Website Family Search ( "[19e Feb. 1702] Steven Broúard van Belois, Wed[uwenaa]r met Súsanna dú Púis van Amsterd[am] jonge d[ogte]r."
  5. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa, p. 160.
  6. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p.67. du Puys, Susanna, sister of Anne Madeleine, married 19th February, 1702, to Estienne Bruere of Blois.... Hereinafter cited as The French Refugees at the Cape.
  7. [S382] Website Die voorgeslagte van Johan J Pottas en Eureka D Smith ( " In sy dogter se testament van 5 November 1750 word dit vermeld dat haar vader reeds oorlede is."
  8. [S486] Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape, p.74.
  9. [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, Marta, d'Vader Steven Brùell, de Moeder Sùsanna Dù Pe, getùygen Daniel Hùgo, met Marta la Febre. 11 Aùg 1709.. Hereinafter cited as Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  10. [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. 477. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 1.
  11. [S325] Baptism Register, Palmkronieke I Baptisms.
  12. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, 1714
    October 7; Steven soon van Steven Bruérre en Susanna du Puis; getuijgen Abram Blusé, en Lina Du Toit.
  13. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1717
    Den dito [12de Stepmber]; Hester, Doghter van Steven Bruél en Susanna Dupus. Getuijgen Pieter [Russaun] en Martha dutoit.
  14. [S408] Baptism Register, Drakenstein I Baptisms, Anno 1720
    Den 18de Dito [Augustus]; Elisabeth, Doghter van Steven Bruél en Susanna Van der [Putten]. Getuijgen Isaak De Villers en Elisabeth Du Toit.

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