Anne Marais, b2 PROG

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Anne Marais (des Ruelles), b2 PROG

Also Known As: "Anna; Anna de Ruelles; Anna le Ruelle; married name Anna Marais;", "Anna de Ruelles", "Anna le Ruelle"
Birthplace: Guînes, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: April 05, 1750 (76)
Stellenbosch, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel de Ruelle, SV/PROG and Anne Goudalle
Wife of Charles Marais and Charles Marais, b2
Mother of Anne Marais; Catherine Marais; Jean Marais, b2c3; Esther Marais; Estienne Marais, b2c4 and 8 others
Sister of Esther Bruere, b1; Daniel de Ruelle, b3; Pierre des Ruelles, b4 and Marie de Ruelle, b5

Occupation: arr SA with parents on "Zuid Beveland" 1688, Married 1693
DVN: b2
Managed by: Pieter Jacobus van Aswegen
Last Updated:

About Anne Marais, b2 PROG

NOTE The daughters of Daniel de Ruelle and Anne Goudalle become PROGs because their mother never arrived in South Africa. Anne's sister, Ester de Ruelle married Estienne Bruere, SV/PROG and so became SM/PROG of the Bruere family. Anne de Ruelle who married Charles Marais b2, although she was a PROG, was not SM/PROG of the Marais family, as this role was already filled by her mother-in-law, the wife of the Marais SV/PROG. She is however the Progenitor 2 of her family and is therefore asigned PROG status.

See original baptism entry from the registers of the Protestant Church at Guines:


Anne des Ruelles, geboren te Guînes (62) op 10 november 1673, gedoopt aldaar op 12 november 1673 (doopgetuigen waren Pierre Hibon en Anne du Ponchel), dochter van Daniel des Ruelles en Anne Goudalle

- "Transcript of the Registers of the Protestant Church at Guisnes, from 1668 to 1685", by William Minet for the Huguenot Society of London, 1891 on

Anne(a) des Ruelle arrived in South Africa with her father, Daniel de Ruelle, who would also become her husband's step-father.


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

Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa

Ships Passenger List for Huguenot Ship Zuid Bevelandt to South Africa 1688

Belonged to the Chamber of Zeeland. Left the Netherlands on 22 April, 1688 , arrived in Table Bay on 19 August, 1688.

Pierre Simond (1651-aft.1702) and Anne de Berault (1664-aft.1702)

Daniel des Ruelles (1640-1726) and Anne Goudalle (1651-1690)

Esther des Ruelles (1672-bef.1702)

ANNE DES RUELLES (1673-aft.1711)

Marie des Ruelles (1687-1688)

Loius Cordier (1650-1702) and Francois Martinet (1658-aft.1701)

Suzanne Cordier (1678-1715)

Jeanne Cordier (1680-aft.1711)

Marie Cordier (1683-aft.1711)

Louise Cordier (1685-aft.1729)

Charles le Long and Marie le Long

Esaie Caucheteaux (1673-2708)

Suzanne Caucheteuz (1675-aft.1707)

Jean Caucheteaux (1682-1718)

Abraham Vivier (1654-1713)

Pierre Vivier (1662-1714)

Jacques Vivier (1665-1714)

Salomon de Gournay (?-1718)

Estienne Viret (1662-1726)

Paul Roux (1655-1723)

David Senechal (1667-1746)

Louis de Berault (?-1689)

Arrived at the Cape in 1688 together with her parents on the ship "Zuid-Beveland" Name also spelt Le Ruelle.

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Anne Marais, b2 PROG's Timeline

November 10, 1673
Guînes, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
November 12, 1673
Paarl, Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
South Africa
June 8, 1698
Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
March 7, 1700
Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa
Swellendam, Cape, South Africa
December 16, 1703
Wagenmakersvallei(Wellington), Cape, South Africa