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Antoine Alexandre Faure, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Orange, Comtat Venaissin, France
Death: Died in Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Faure and Justina Faure
Husband of Rachel de Villiers, b2 SM
Father of Abraham Faure, b1; Jan Pieter Faure, b2; Susanna Justina Faure, b3; Christianus Faure, b4; Jacob(us) Faure, b5 and 2 others

Occupation: Teacher
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About Antoine Alexandre Faure, SV/PROG

Son of Pierre Faure and his first wife, Marie (Soulier). He fled to Russia (?Prussia) in 1703 and thence immigrated to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope in 1708. His certificate of church membership was transferred from Orange to the Dutch Reformed Church in Cape Town on 25th June 1714. He married Rachel de Villiers in 1714. He brought with him from Europe a Quarto French Bible, in which the baptism of each of his children was subsequently recorded in his own writing, He died at Stellenbosh in1736. - Hier word dit aangedui as Alexandre. - Hier word dit aan gedui as Alexander:

39. Jacobus Faure, Arnoldus Schephaut, Juffrouw Romont, en ’n kind van Adriaan van Brakel.

  • Jacobus Faure (1727 - 1744), seun v. d. stamvader Antonie Faure, was koster van die kerk, en is in sy sewentiende jaar oorlede.
  • Arnoldus Schephausen, gebore 1697 in die Ruhrgebied, het in 1730 as soldaat na die Kaap gekom; getroud 1736 met Emmerentia Steyn (vgl. no. 86), sedert 1741 woonagtig op Stellenbosch as sekretaris van Landdros en Heemrade; oorlede 1748. (Hoge, Pers.)
  • Wie die Juffr. Romont was, is onseker, omdat die jaartal van haar dood vir ons onbekend is; sy kon die vrou van Gerrit Romont gewees het, of ook wel van sy seun Michiel, vgl. no. 26.
  • Adriaan van Brakel (1714 - 1779), seun v. d. stamvader, het geboer op Brakelsdal en Bonte Rivier, albei in Moddergat; getroud 1743 met Johanna Maria Delits; oorlede 2 Desember, begrawe 4 Desember 1779 (DR). Een van sy kinders lê in no. 65, twee in no. 91. Ook sy vrou, Joh. Delits, is in die kerk begrawe, op 4 September 1773 (DR), waarskynlik in graf 65.

Hierdie graf (no. 39) is ’n goeie voorbeeld van die gevalle waar die mees verskillende persone in een graf begrawe is. Dit is vir ons nie meer moontlik om uit te maak hoe dit gebeur het nie.

41. Antonij Faure en een kint.

  • Anthonie Alexander Faure (1685 - 1736), stamvader v. d. familie, is in 1714 getroud met Rachel de Villiers, dogter v. d. stamvader Abraham de Villiers. Hy was voorleser en skoolmeester van Stellenbosch 1719 - 1736. Twee van sy kinders lê in no. 42, een saam met hom in hierdie graf, en sy 17-jarige seun Jacobus in no. 39. Sy vrou Rachel, wat na sy dood gaan woon het op die erf van die Ou Uitspan (Evergreen), is oorlede 2 September, en in die kerk begrawe 4 September 1773 (DR).

42. Twee kinders van Antonij Faure. Sien no. 41.

Faure, Antoine, born at Orange in 1685, arrived at the Cape in 1714, son of Pierre Faure and Justina Pointy, who fled to Holland on account of religious persecutions. Pierre had been a merchant at Orange, where he returned in 1689, and died there. Antoine Faure arrived in the Company's service, and in 1719 was appointed "voorlezer" and schoolmaster at Stellenbosch. In 1714 he married Rachel de Villiers, daughter of the Refugee Abraham de Villiers, and left male issue. He must have died in 1736, in which year their joint will is filed, as his widow applied in 1750 for a piece of ground at Stellenbosch.

- Botha, C Graham: The French Refugees at the Cape, 2nd Ed 1921 on

Information from Vroeë Afrikaanse Families aan die Kaap by GISA and Groot Afrikaanse Familienaamboek Cor Pama

Antoine Faure in Boucher

Two men from Orange played a leading part in church life at the Cape: Paul Roux, appointed shortly after his arrival in 1688 as reader and teacher at Drakenstein, and Antoine Faure, who came out on the Kokenge in 1714 as a soldier in the Dutch East India Company’s service and was chosen in 1719 as reader and teacher at Stellenbosch.

…Antoine Faure of Stellenbosch was born at Orange in 1685, the son of a merchant Pierre Faure and his second wife Justine Pointy. His grandfather Philippe Faure had been imprisoned at Grenoble for his religious beliefs. C.C. de Villiers has sketched the background of this family of some distinction, having its origins in the sixteenth century at Bourg, capital of Bresse in southern Burgundy. Pierre Faure fled to Borculo in the Achterhoek of Gelderland during the religious persecution after the revocation. He was perhaps the new convert of moderate means mentioned at Orange in 1686 as a suitable person on whom to billet dragoons. He returned to the principality in 1689, where he died.

It is interesting to note in the registers of the church at the Orange dependency of Trescleoux the presence of several Faure families having links with Lombards of that congregation. There were at least two Antoine Faures at Trescleoux, one a cultivator and the other a lawyer. The Cape settler of that name must have left Orange after the second wave of persecution there when the French reoccupied the principality early in the eighteenth century. An Alexandre Faure of Orange was a refugee of some distinction at Bergen-op-Zoom in this period.

• M. Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA: Ch 7: Cape Settlers III: from South-Eastern France and Adjoining Territories p183

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Antoine Alexandre Faure, SV/PROG's Timeline

February 2, 1685
Orange, Comtat Venaissin, France
August 17, 1717
Age 32
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
September 28, 1719
Age 34
May 11, 1722
Age 37
October 1, 1724
Age 39
April 27, 1727
Age 42
December 26, 1729
Age 44
February 1, 1733
Age 47
July 25, 1736
Age 51
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika