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Anne Prevost, geboren te Marck (62-Guînes) op 18 februari 1681, gedoopt te Guines {dtb Guines} op 23 februari 1681 (doopgetuigen waren Abraham Loisel en Anne Albert), dochter van Charles Pruvost en Marie le Févre.

- Transcript of the Registers of the Protestant Church at Guisnes, from 1668 to 1685, William Minet, 1891. on

Richard Ball - notes

" Botha, C.G. - The French Refugees at the Cape page 81 Anne Pruvost, born at Marcq, February, 1681

Boucher, M -The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis, in Familia p. 15 The exact date of Anne Prevost's birth was February 18, 1681 ... (The source for this statement is given as the Guines transcript)"

"Inventory - Provo, Anna wed. Schalk Willems van der Merwe - 1740, Cape Archives, MOOC 8/6, 51 Aldus geinvetariseert op Bovengen: Plaats gen: Wittenberg 10 October 1740"

"When the inventory of her estate was drawn up in 1740 it was stated that her son Roelof van der Merwe ran the two farms Wittenberg and De Hoop, both in Drakenstein. As the inventory was drawn up and signed on Wittenberg, presumably she lived with him there.

Her children are given as listed in the above inventory."

SAG Vol. 8 pi-Q pp 449 lists her as b4 CJB

Geslagsregisters van ou Kaapse Families lists her as b3 CJB


Anna Prevot, *23 Januarie, 1680 te Marq bij Calais. Dogter van Charles Prevost en Maria le Febre. †circa 1740. Getroud in Junie, 1696, aan die Kaap.

According to Malan, Alet, 'Graves, Burial Customs & Dates of Decease of Huguenot Settlers' in Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschoek, 1988: Anne Prevost died in 1741 (no specifics on month or day) and place of death and/or burial as Paarl. From research it appears that the active burial ground was in Paarl, not Franschoek, at the time. The original cemetry in Simondium was closed down in 1720, after which the new cemetery and church appears to have been in Paarl. The La Motte cemetry in Franshoek was only established after a petition in 1759 asked permission to bury dead locally and not in Paarl. So I'd go look for her in Paarl first... Sharon

Inventaris van alle soodanige goederen roerende en onroerende schulden en inneschulden als sijn naargelaaten en met ’er dood ontruijmt door Anna Provo, wed:w wijlen den landbouwer Schalk Willemsz: van der Merve ten voordeele van haare naargelaatene kinderen en kindskinderen, als

  • Elsje van der Merve wed:w Willem Burgert
  • Jacobus
  • Willem
  • David
  • Isak
  • Marritje getrouwt met den landbouwer Willem van Heerden
  • Hendrik
  • Gerrit
  • Roelof
  • Petronella oud 22 en
  • Carel oud 16 jaaren, mitsgd:s
  • Willem oud 20 jaaren bij plaatsvullinge van wijlen sijn vader Carel van der Merve
  • voorts de kinderen van den landbouwer Andries Burgert, als
  • Marritje Burgert getrouwt met den landbouwer Barend Lubbe
  • Willem Burgert oud 16
  • Anna Sophia oud 14 en
  • Barend Frederik Burgert oud 12 jaaren bij representatie van wijlen hunlieder moeder Maria van der Merve
  • wijders de kinderen van den landbouwer Johannes Bota, als
  • Anna Sophia getrouwt met den landbouwer Louw Pretorius
  • Elsje oud [ ..... ]
  • Marritje oud [ ..... ]
  • Catharina oud [ ..... ]
  • Johannes Frederik oud [ ..... ]
  • Willem oud [ ..... ]
  • Hendrik oud [ ..... ], en
  • Hester oud [ ..... ]
  • en ’t kind van Maria Botha, gen:t Maria Anna Coetser oud [ .... ]; alle bij plaatsvullinge van wijlen hunlieder respective moeder en grootmoeder Anna van der Merve
  • ende eindelijk de kinderen van wijlen Pieter van der Merve, met naame
  • Aletta oud 9
  • Schalk Willemsz: oud 7 en
  • Pieter van der Merve oud 2 jaaren


  • Een plaats ofte hofsteede geleegen onder ’t district van Drakensteijn aan de Paerel, gen:t Wittenberg volgens twee daarvan sijnde kaarten en erfbrieven, de datis 30 Januarij 1712, en 21:e September 1717
  • een plaats ofte hofsteede geleegen aan Drakensteijn, gen:t de Hoop volgens erfbrief de dato 8:e 7:br 1692

deese twee voorn: plaatse sijn aan de soon Roelof volgens testamentaire dispositie de dato 22 November 1739 vermaakt omme voor ƒ3000 te moogen behouden

  • een opstal geleegen in ’t Land van Waveren gen:t de Sagte Valleij, aan de soon Gerrit als vooren voor ƒ1000 vermaakt


Aldus g’inventariseert op bovengen: plaats gen:t Wittenberg den 10 October 1740.

- Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference no.: MOOC8/6.51 on

VASSA: Schalk (b2), the stamvader’s eldest son, was born at Valkenburg (on the Liesbeeck River) on 14 July 1673. In 1692 he obtained an erfbrief to De Hoop (Paarl), a property that had been granted to his father by Governor Simon van der Stel. It was here that his wife, Anna, frightened off three elephants who rubbed themselves against an outbuilding, met ‘n logge geweer geskiet omdat sy bang was hulle sou haar huis omstoot. It is hard for us to picture elephants in the Paarl Valley until we remember that Franschhoek was originally called Olifantshoek. Schalk was a heemraad for Stellenbosch and later Drakenstein. When he died in 1740, he was survived by 11 of his brood of 17 children.

Van ook Provot of Provo. Arriveer in kaap 29 Mei 1688, met skip Schelde van Calais, Frankryk
Matched to: Anne "Anna" Van Der Merwe (born Prèvot) Date: Dec 23 2013 Citation text: Added by confirming a Smart Match Source: Geni World Family Tree URL: Confidence: Direct and primary evidence Citation text:

Anne Prevot, b4 Alias name: Prevost, Provo, Anne van der Merwe Gender: Female Birth: Feb 18 1681 - Marck, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Baptism: Feb 23 1681 - Guînes Marriage: Spouse: Schalk Willemsz van der Merwe, b2 - Circa June 1696 - Cape, South Africa Death: Oct 10 1740 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Burial: Circa 1740 - Franschhoek Father: Charles Prevot, SV/PROG Mother: Marie le Fébre, SM (born PROG) Husband: Schalk Willemsz van der Merwe, b2 Children: Elsje van der Merwe, b2c1, Hendrik Willem van der Merwe, b2c2, Carel van der Merwe (born Van der Merwe), b2c3, Jacobus van der Merwe, b2c4, Willem van der Merwe, b2c5, Maria van der Merwe, b2c6, Anna van der Merwe, b2c7, Sophia van der Merwe, b2c8, David Schalk van der Merwe, b2c8, Pieter van der Merwe, b2c10, Izaak van der Merwe, b2c11, Martha van der Merwe, b2c12, Hendrik van der Merwe, b2c13, Gerrit van der Merwe, b2c14, Roelof van der Merwe (born Van der Merwe), b2c14, Petronella van der Merwe, b2c15, Carel van der Merwe, b2c16 Siblings: David Prevot, b1, Marie Prevot, b2, Abraham Prevot, b3, Isabeau Prevot, b5, Jacob/Jacques/Charles Prevot, b6, Francois Jean Prevot Source: WikiTree URL: Confidence: Direct and primary evidence Citation text:

Anna Van Der Merwe (born Prevot)

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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Anna Prevot, b4's Timeline

February 18, 1681
Marck, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
February 23, 1681
February 19, 1688
Age 7
Lille, France
August 17, 1697
Age 16
Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
November 16, 1698
Age 17
Paarl, Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 16
February 12, 1699
Age 17
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
October 4, 1701
Age 20
Paarl, Cape of Good Hope
April 15, 1703
Age 22
Cape Town, South Africa