Esaias's Top Matches
About Esaias Costeaux, b1
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Among the early Cape settlers from the Calaisis were the children Isaïe, Susanne and Jean Caucheteux (Costeux). Described as orphans in 1690, it may be assumed that they set out from the United Provinces with their parents Isaïe Caucheteux and Susanne Albert of the village of Marek. Isaïe was the son of Antoine Caucheteux and Elisabeth Clin quemeur and at the time of his marriage on November 13, 1672 was twenty-five years of age and an agriculturalist. His mother , then a widow, had died at lower Marek on June 4 of that year at the age of sixty-nine. Susanne Albert, twenty-two years of age, was the daughter of Pierre Albert and the late Noelle de Bus. Her father died at Oye (Oye-Plage) towards Gravelines on January 21, 1681, aged seventy two. lsai:e Caucheteux was attended at his wedding by his first cousins Pierre Clinquemeur and Isaac Bonduel. 21
The eldest of the Caucheteux children at the Cape, Isaïe, was born on September 23, 1673 at Fort-Brülé, near Guemps, and was baptized on October 8, with Isaac Carpentier and Sara Albert as godparents. Sara was Susanne Albert's sister and the wife of Abraham Mortreul of Marek. The second child Susanne was born on December 18, 1675 at lower Marek and was christened on January 5 of the following year with Jacques Clinquemeur and Anne du Ponchel as godparents. Her god mother died at Guines on October 28, 1676 at the age of twenty. The third of the Caucheteux children at the Cape, Jean, was one of twins born at Marek on December 7, 1682 and baptized two days later. The other twin Marie died six days after birth. Jean's godmother was his maternal aunt Anne Albert. Another son Pierre was born to Isaïe Caucheteux and Susanne Albert at Marek on May 21, 1679 and baptized three weeks later. Susanne had then recently lost a sister Catherine, who died at Oye on February 15, 1679 at the age of twenty-one.
It is not known when the parents of the Cape orphans left the Calaisis, but the goods of several members of families mentioned here were seized after the revocation drove them out of the country. Jacob Caucheteux left a house and lands; Pierre Clinquemeur had possessed houses, lands and an oil mill at Marek, Frethun, near Calais, and Guemps; Jean du Ponchel had property and farms at Andres and Balinghem, east of Guines, at Guines itself and at Saint-Tricat, north west of Guines. The Caucheteux and Albert families are represented in the registers of the Strangers' church in Canterbury after 1685, while a Jeanne Caucheteux brought an attestation from Guines to Middelburg as early as 1653.23
Distribution List 1690
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
'Esaias en Suzanne Costeaux, two orphans now living with Nicolaas Cleef .... f250'
Esaye Caucheteux, geboren te Fort Brulé (Guines) op 23 september 1673, gedoopt te Guînes (62) op 8 oktober 1673 (doopgetuigen waren Isaac Carpentier en Sara Albert), zoon van Esaye Caucheteux en Suzanne Albert., Fort Brulé, Guines
Monsterrol van de vrije luijden opgemaaket 23 Januarij 1702
't District Drakenstein
p 10 'Esiab Costu'
Inventaris en verkoping der goederen nagelaten en met ter dood ontruijmd bij Esaias Costeux ten voordele van zijne nagelatene wed:e Anna van Marsse[ ..... ] ter ener, en zijnde ervgenamen abintestato
Susann[ ..... ] en Jan Costeux suster en broeder voor de wederhelvte
zo als 't zelve bij opgem: wed:e en de vrunden alhier is opgegeven, en door de onder getekende gecommitt:e Weesm:ren in 't openbaar is opgeveild, op den 8:ten 9ber: a:o 1708 en belopen als volgd, teweten
1 stuk land met 't gem: daar aan aard en nagelvast is gelegen onder 't distrikt van Drakenstein, groot 50 morgen en 275 quadraat roeden en wijders belendende bepaald, als de ervgrond briev van dato 17:den April a:o 1694 op de name van Jan Jubert komt aan te wijsen gemijnd door Jacob Terron
nog den opstal van zeker land, gelegen over 't Rode zand, bestaande in een huijsje, corraal, en vier mudden gezaaij enz: gemijnd bij Gijsbert Ockersz: Olivier
Aldus verkogt ter plaadse hierinne gem: verkogt, aan Drakenstein adij 8:ten 9ber: a:o 1708
[Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference no.: MOOC8/2.23]