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Abraham Prevot

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Marck, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: circa 1767 (83-91)
Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Prevost, SV/PROG and Marie le Fébre SM/PROG
Husband of Anna van Marseveen
Father of Elisabeth Prevot, b2c1 and Marie Prevot, b3c2
Brother of David Prevost, b1; Marie Prevot b2; Anna Prevot, b4; Elisabeth des Prez, b5; Jacob Prevot, b6 and 1 other
Half brother of Matthijs Hendrik Eckhoff; Bernardus De Peronne Eckhoff; Maria Magdalena De Peronne Eckhoff; Bernardus de Peronne and Maria Magdalena de Peronne, b2

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About Abraham Prevot

Richard Ball - notes

"Botha, C.G. - The French Refugees at the Cape page 81 Abraham Pruvost, born at Marcq, May, 1679

Boucher, M -The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis, in Familia p. 15 Abraham's date of birth was May 24, 1679 (I assume that this fact came from the Guines registers)"

SAG Volume 8 Pi-Q pp 449 - listed as b3

Geslagsregisters van ou Kaapse Families lists him as b2

Birth and Baptism

Abraham Pruvost, geboren te Marck op 24 mei 1679, gedoopt te Guines {dtb Guines} op 18 juni 1679 (doopgetuigen waren Pierre Mortreul en Marie Raire), zoon van Charles Pruvost en Marie le Févre.

- de Huguenot Society of London: Transcript of the Registers of the Protestant Church at Guisnes, from 1668 to 1685, William Minet, 1891. on

Prevost in Boucher

Charles Prevost was born about the year 1650 to Henri Prevost and Jeanne de Fief. He came from a village described in the Guines registers as Dombroy, probably Dombrie, near Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, south-east of Lille towards Valenciennes. In 1673 he was working in Dunkirk as a master wheelwright and on October 8 of that year married Marie le Fevre, a year his junior and the daughter of David le Fevre and Elisabeth le Bleu of Marck. As all their children from France were born near Calais, it seems likely that their father left Dunkirk soon after his marriage.

The Prevosts were accompanied on the voyage to the Cape by a son Abraham, who celebrated his ninth birthday at sea, and by two younger daughters, Anne and Elisabeth. A second son Jacob was born on shipboard on May 29, 1688. Abraham was born at Marck on May 24, 1679, Anne in the same village on February 18, 1681 and Elisabeth. in the hamlet of Les Attaques, south of Marck, on October 31, 1683. Two other children died before the departure for the Cape: David, born at Marck on March 10, 1675, and Marie, born at lower Marck on February 10, 1678 and baptized in Calais a week later. Marie’s death is not recorded in the Guines registers, but David died at Marck on February 9, 1685, shortly before his tenth birthday.

Although Charles Prevost came from the Lille region, it would seem that the family was originally from the Calaisis, perhaps from Hames- Boucres, north-west of Guines. There were certainly branches there and in Calais itself. ..

  • Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA. CHAPTER NINE Cape settlers V: from Flanders to Alsace on the turbulent frontier pp253-4
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Abraham Prevot's Timeline

May 24, 1679
Marck, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
June 18, 1679
February 19, 1688
Age 8
Lille, France
June 5, 1688
Age 9
February 6, 1711
Age 31
Drakenstein, Kaap, South Africa
January 28, 1713
Age 33
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 87
Cape, South Africa
February 17, 1768
Age 88