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Hercules Verdeau, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Hercules Verdeaux"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: La Roque d’Antheron, Provence
Death: Died in Drakenstein Ledematen, 1715: 'Hercules Verdeau in den jare 1722 overleden'
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacque Berard Verdeaux and Anne Verdeaux
Husband of Marie-Catherine Huibaux, SM/PROG
Father of Maria Verdeaux, b1 SM; Magdalena Verdeaux, b2 and Susanna Verdeaux, b3
Brother of Jacques Verdeau

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About Hercules Verdeau, SV/PROG

Hercule VERDEAU was a French Huguenot from PROVENCE, who arrived 04/08/1688 on the Berg China. He Settled in Champagne, Wagenmakersvalle.

He married Marie-Catherine HUIBAUX (aka WIBAUT), a French Huguenot from AMIENS PICARDIE, who arrived in SA in 1702 on a boat whose name we do not know. (ihttp://huguenots-france.org/france/refuge/afrique_sud/embarques.htm)

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Extract uit brief 23 December 1687 van de Kamer Rotterdam ... de volgende mans en vrouw persoonen voorgekomen om pr t schip China over te varen ... Jaques Verdeau jongman out 20 jaren Arcule Verdeau zijn broeder 16 jaren 2 personen ...

[Botha, C Graham: The French Refugees at the Cape, 2nd Ed 1921]

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Some Huguenots were sent to Limietvallei (border or frontier valley), and this area become known as Val du Charron or Wagenmakersvallei (Valley of the Wagon makers).

The Verdeau brothers, Jacques, ‘bachelor 20 years old and Hercule his brother, 16 years old’, from the Provence region in France are registered in the Passenger List of the Dutch ship Berg China which departed from Rotterdam on the 26th of March 1688 and arrived in the Cape of Good Hope on the 4th of August 1688.

The farm Champagne was first allocated to Hercule Verdeau in 1699 by Simon van der Stel and for most of the 18th century belonged to Huguenot families. A large portion of the original farm was subdivided when the town Wellington was proclaimed in 1840 after the land was bought by the Church Commission to form the nucleus of the town. A section of the prop-erty was used for the church which was consecrated in the same year, with Reverend AF du Toit as the first minister. The rest of the land was subdi-vided into plots which became the nucleus of the town.

In 1711, Hercule Verdeau bought his second property at the Cape, the farm Wildepaardejacht which was first allocated on 28 February 1699 to fellow Huguenot Philippe Foucher of Suevres, France. After his death Foucher's widow sold the farm to Hercule Verdeau.

Today the farm is known as the residence of former President FW de Klerk & his wife Elita.

Hercule Verdeau (d 1722) was to married Catharina Wibaut (aka Marie Catherine Huibaux, d 1752) in 1702 and two girls, Magdalena and Susanna were born in 1703 and 1707 respectively - resulting in the family name becoming extinct.

The rough translations of ‘Verdeau’ is clean water or as ‘Ver d’ Eau’ it translates as a glass of water. Fontein or Fountain Street, which borders the property on the South-Western side, is well known for the availability of water.

Logo Symbolism: Synonymous with the French, the 3 petaled Fleur de Lis or Fleur de Lys means "flowers of the lily." This stylized lily has traditionally been used to represent French royalty. It signifies perfection, light and life. In this logo, it is adapted with two extra petals, to form a fountain - personifying the translation of the name as well as the street it the development is located upon.

Information courtesy of: Transcribed from Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London, Volume 5, No. 1-4, 1894-1896, Printed by Charles T. King, High Street, Lymington, 1898 Notes on the Huguenot Families at the Cape of Good Hope by CC de Villiers (From Copy Presented by W. J. C. Moens, Esq., F.S.A.), pp. 222-250 Ancestry 5765 Wellington Museum gracesorleans.blogspot.com

http://www.tygerbergrealty.co.za/gvhistory.shp

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Hercules Verdeau, SV/PROG's Timeline

1672
1672
La Roque d’Antheron, Provence
1688
March 20, 1688
- August 4, 1688
Age 16
Table Bay

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PASSENGERS Surname First Name(s) Origin Age died Occupation Spouse Children
•Athonarde Marie1 Provence 64 - - - -

ANTHONARD, Marie, mother-in-law either of Jean MESNARD or of his wife, Louise CORBONNE, sailed with the MESNARDS in the China, from Rotterdam on 20th March, 1688, but it does not appear that she ever reached the Cape

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•Corbonne Louis2 Provence 20 - - - -
•Fracassé Matthieu3 Provence 26 - Agriculturist - -
•Furet Jean4 - 18 - - - -
•Goiraud Pierre4 - 30 - - Francoise Rousse (28)4 -
•Joubert Pierre Provence 24 After 1708 - (1) Susanne Reyne (20) died on voyage (2) Isabeau Richarde (20) -
•Jourdan (Jourdanne, Jordaan) Jean Cabrière-d'Aigues, Provence 28 Bef. 1699 -
•Jourdan Marie4 - 40 - Widow - Jeanne Roux (Rousse) (15)4, Marie Roux (Rousse) (10), *Marguerite Roux (Rousse) (7)6
•Jourdan Pierre7 Cabrière-d'Aigues 24 23 Aug 1723 - - -
•la Grange Pierre8 Provence 23 - - - -
•Madan Anthoine4 - 38 - - Elisabeth Verdette (23)4 Girl aged 10 months4
•Malan Pierre4 - 23 1688 - Isabeau Richarde -
•Marthe Jeanne9 - 60 - - - -
•Meinard/Mesnard (Minaar) Jean Provence 28 - - Louise Corbonne (30) Jeanne (10), *George (9), Jacques (8), Jean (7), Philippe (6), André (5 months)
•Pellanchon André10 Provence 15 - - - -
•Resue Susanne11 - 20 - - - -
•Richarde Isabeau Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque 21 1748 - (1) Pierre Malan and (2) Pierre *Joubert in 1688 (on board) -
•Scaet Anthonie - 19 - - - -
•Verdeau Hercule12 Provence 16 - - - -
•Verdeau Jacques Provence 20 - - - -

1700
1700
Age 28
Cape, South Africa
1702
1702
Age 30
Cape, South Africa
1703
1703
Age 31
1707
1707
Age 35
Cape, South Africa
1722
1722
Age 50
Drakenstein Ledematen, 1715: 'Hercules Verdeau in den jare 1722 overleden'