Charles Marais

M, #8561, b. circa 1630, d. 3 April 1689

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Last Edited18/05/2019
Birth*Charles Marais was born circa 1630 in France.1
Marriage*He married Catherine Taboureux circa 1660 France.1
Death*He died on 3 April 1689 de Caep de Goede Hoop, murdered by “a member of the Khoi people”. This was Edessha of the Khoe.1 


Catherine Taboureux b. c 1640, d. 1729
(Deceased) DeathEdessha of the Khoe died circa 23 April 1689, he had been found guilty of the murder of Charles Marais and was returned on this date to his people who executed him in the traditional way, he was beaten to death with sticks.2 


  1. [S150] Edited & augmented by GISA Originally compiled by J.A. Heese & R.T.J. Lombard, South African Genealogies 5 L-M, GISA SA Genealogies (Stellenbosch, South Africa: Genealogical Institute of South Africa, 1999), p. 425. Hereinafter cited as S.A. Genealogies 5 L-M.
  2. [S414] H.F. Heese, Reg en Onreg (Kaapse Regspraak in die Agtiende Eeu) (Belville, South Africa: Instituut vir Historiese Navorsing, Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland, 1994), ISBN 1-86808-195-8, Hierdie vorm van teregstelling is in 1689 herhaal toe die Khoikhoi Edessha, alias Dikkop, met stokke doodgeslaan is na die moord op die Hugenoot Charles Marais. Hereinafter cited as Reg en Onreg.
  3. [S154] Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), p. 165. Hereinafter cited as The Huguenots of South Africa.

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