Claude Marais, b1 (1662 - 1729)

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Birthplace: Plesis Merle, France, Paris
Death: Died in Tafelbaai, Suid Afrika, Kaap
Managed by: Sylvia Marais
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About Claude Marais, b1

Arrived in South Africa on board "Voorschoten" with his parents brothers and sister on 13 april 1688 at the age of 24, according to the Passenger list. The ship left in Dec 1687 and arrived in April 1688, therefore he would have been born in 1663. http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/sahug01.shtml

Claude was the owner of the farms Meerlust, Lekkerwyn, Wel van Pas and owned a house in Cape Town.

Volgens die inventaris MOOC8/5.51 wat op 12/9/1729 opgeskryf is na die afsterwe van Susanna Gardiol, was haar man, burger Glaude Marais, en haar ses kinders met Abraham De Villiers haar erfgename.

Hy het toe gewoon in die huijs en erff gelegen in die Tafelvalleij.

Dan het hy ook 'n plaas negelaat Meerlust asook Lekkerwijn wat beide moeten aan de soon Jacob volgens huewelijkse voorwarde overgalaten werden.

Die plaas Plessi Marli gaan aan soons van Claude Marais genaamt Chales en Stefan(us) Marais en die plaas Wel van Pas en die huis in Tafelvalleij aan sy nagelate eggenoot.

Judi Marais-Meyer register.

Professionele navorser - Emerentia v Rensburg

Geslagregister van Vroeë Kaapse families - C C De Villiers.

Groot Afrikaanse familie Naamboek - Cor Pama.

Foto's by die Hugenote Sentrum.

Passasierslyste - Hugenote Sentrum

Plaas " Plaisir Merle" , Drakenstein Kaap.

Weesc K d GH verw no. MOOC8/5.51

Pegasis

Blignaut Navorsing

Privaat Navorsing

Pegisis Databasis

Claude was the owner of the following farms: Meerlust, Lekkerwyn, Plessis merle, Wel van Pas and owned a house in Cape town. All his children was from his first marriage with Maria Avicè.

Claudes Estate Papers can be found in KAB MOOC Vol no 6/9/864 System 01, Part 1 Begin and ending 1917

His testamant is filed at KAB Source CJ Vol 2601 System 01, Ref 14 Part 1 Begin and end 1721.

Claude Marais owned Meerlust, Lekkerwyn, Le Plessis Marle in Drakenstein; Wel van Pas inWagenmakersvallei, and Kykuit in Daljosafat (Paarl).

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Claude(24) ? arrived at Saldanha Bay with his family on the Voorschoten 13.4.1688. He married Marie Avice from Chateaudun, Orleans in 1690. On 13.10.1721 he married Suzanne Gardiolle from La Coste, Provence, in Cape Town. He owned a house in Cape Town in addition to the wine farms Meerlust, Lekkerwyn, Le Plessis Marle and Wel-van-Pas. He had 2 sons, Charles * 1694, who remained unmarried, Estienne (Stephanus) * 1696 who married Marie-Isabeau De Villiers 15.8.1718 at Paarl, and a daughter Marie * 1692 who married Pierre Taillefert

He and Isabeau de Villiers witnessed the baptism of Rachel Jùbert on 16 April 1730 Drakenstein, therefore he could not have died in 1929.

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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

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Claude Marais, b1's Timeline

1662
December 10, 1662
Plesis Merle, France, Paris

According to the Passenger List in Cape Town, Claude was 21 when he was on board the Voorschoten with his parents which makes his birth year 1667. The year ca 1662 is a date according to "Vroeë Geslagsregister van Kaapse families."

1687
December 31, 1687
- April 13, 1688
Age 25
South Africa

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-African-Stamouers-Progenitors-Ma...

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.

Sources:
• Ship & Voyages: http://www.vocsite.nl/schepen/detail.html?id=11106

Passenger Lists:
http://sa-passenger-list.za.net/index.php
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/sahug11.shtml
http://www.tanap.net/content/voc/archnl/archnl_depart.htm

1688
April 13, 1688
Age 25
Plessismornay, Longvilliers, Paris, France
1690
1690
Age 27
South Africa, Cape
1692
1692
Age 29
Drakenstein, Suid Afrika, Kaap
1694
1694
Age 31
Paarl, Cape, South Africa
1696
1696
Age 33
Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa
1721
October 13, 1721
Age 58
South Africa, Cape, South Africa
1729
September 12, 1729
Age 66
Tafelbaai, Suid Afrika, Kaap
2008
December 9, 2008
Age 66
Bloemhof, Wes Transvaal, South Africa

Twee ure later. Hettie Marais geb Marx, na die ontsyfer en afskryf en soek.