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Charles Marais, b2

Birthplace: Le Plessis Merle, Hurepoix, France
Death: Died in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Marais, SV/PROG and Catherine Tabourdeux
Husband of Anne des Ruelles, b2
Father of Anne Marais; Charles Marais, b2c1; Catherine Marais; Daniel Marais, b2c2; Jean Marais, b2c3 and 8 others
Brother of Claude Marais, b1; Isaac Marais, b3 and Marie Madeleine Marais, b4 SM

Occupation: Farmer, arr SA 1688 farmer
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About Charles Marais, b2

b2 - “SA Genealogies” vol 5, Genealogical Institute of SA, Stellenbosch, 1999” p425

Death before 17 May 1711

Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hope

Il Et ne Le 15. avril Lannee 1711. Isac fils de la Veuve, du Defunt charle marais il a Ete, presante au Saint Bapteme Le 17' may, Le temoins Et Etienne marais Et Elizabet Villiers Et á Eté Baptize pour Monsr. beck, Minister du Saint E.V.g. dans Leglise De drakestein;

[Translation: He was born the 15th April in the year 1711. Isac son of the widow of the late Charle Marais. He was presented at holy baptism the 17th May. The witnesses were Etienne Marais and Elizabeth Villiers and was baptized by Monsr. Beck minister of the holy gospel in the church of Drakestein,]

- Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Baptisms., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Baptism Register on


??? see above

Charles of Plessis, son of Charles Marais, died 7th August, 1735 ; married Anne de Ruelle of Guisnes, daughter of the Refugee Daniel de Ruelle French Refugees at the Cape 1921


Charles Marais(A1b2) married his stepsister, Anne de(s) Ruelle.


Privaat navorsing.

3 x geregistreerde navorsers

Geslagsregister van Vroeë Kaapse Families

French Refugees at the Cape, C.G.Botha, Cape Town, Cape Times Ltd, 1919

C416, Inkomende Brieven: Kamer Delft, Dec 19 1687, f.1013

Met dit schip’ staen mede van hier te gaen de volgende persoonen, die om de vervolginge tegens de waere gereformeerde Religie in Vrankrijk bij ons sijn overgekomen, die nu volgens Resolutie van de vergaderingh der Heeren 17 en ‘t reglement aen de Caep moeten werden geplaetst en als vrije luijden tot den lantbouw en andere hantwercken gebruijkt, wij recommandeeren U : E : deselve in alles behulpsaem te wesen waer aen de Compc in ‘t particulier en de kercks godsdienst sal geschieden-namentlijk

  • Charles Marais uijt plessis in Vrankrijk
  • Catarina Taboureux sijn huijsvrouw
  • Claude Marais out 24 jaeren
  • Charles Marais 19 jaeren
  • Isaac Marais 10 laeren
  • Marie Marais 6 jaeren
  • der selver kinderen


Charles Marais farmed Le Plessis Marle in Drakenstein and De Fortuin bought from Willem Adrian van der Stel and bordering on Wel van Pas in Wagenmakersvallei.


Charles was staying on the farm De Fortuin, in the Wagenmakers Valley in Wellington. Charles was married to Anne de Ruelles, the daughter of Daniel des Ruelles and Anne Goudalle, in 1692. Anne des Ruelles was born on 10 October 1673 in Guiness, Calais in France.


Charles owned various farms and lived at De Fortuin in the Wamakersvallei. He had a son Charles * 1695 who married Maria Rousseau, widow of Lodewyk Pretorius, and a daughter Anne *1693 died 1706.


Charles * 1668 x 1692 Anna de Ruelle van Guisnes d/v Daniel, boer De Fontein, Wamakersvallei + 7 Aug 1735


Besit verskeie plase enwoon op De Fortun in die Wamakers valley Aankoms in RSA 1688

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Charles Marais, b2's Timeline

Hurepoix, France
December 31, 1687
- April 13, 1688
Age 19
South Africa

The VOORSCHOTEN sailed from Delft (Delfthaven) on 31 December 1687 and arrived at Saldanha Bay, South Africa on 13 April 1688.

31/12/1687 - 26/04/188

The Voorschoten left Delfshaven, Zeeland (Netherlands) for Batavia on 31st December, 1687. Arrived at Saldanha Bay the Cape, 13 April, 1688, transferred to ship Jupiter which arrived at Table Bay with 192 people on April 26,1688

Flyboat with 3 masts and a rounded hull, 130 Dutch feet long - capable of carrying 150 people.

Captain: Frans Villierius.

Belonged to the Chamber of Delft. Voorschotten - first ship to leave Holland with French refugees

Part of the autumnal fleet - sailing with this ship were Borssenburg, Oosterland, De Schelde, Berg China, Zuid-Beveland and Wapen van Alkmaar.

• Ship & Voyages:

Passenger Lists:

April 12, 1688
Age 20
Plessismornay, Longvilliers, Paris, France
Age 25
Age 26
Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa
Age 27
Drakenstein, Suid Afrika, Kaap
Age 28
South Africa
June 8, 1698
Age 30
South Africa
March 7, 1700
Age 32
Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa
Age 33
Swellendam, Cape, South Africa