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Barbe-Thérèse Ehlers. Kina (de Savoye)

Also Known As: "Barbara Therese de Savoye. b5 SM/PROG 2"
Birthplace: Gent, Flandre, Belgium
Death: circa January 06, 1729
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Place of Burial: Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacques de Savoye, SV/PROG and Christine Madeleine du Pont, SM
Wife of Christiaan Ehlers, SV/PROG and Elias Kina, SV/PROG
Mother of Maria Margaretha Ehlers, b1; Anna Margaretha Ehlers, b2; Ernst Christiaan Ehlers; Christina Ehlers; Jacob Kina and 3 others
Sister of Catherine de Savoye; Jeanne du Pont; Jacques de Savoye, b2; Julienne-Louise de Savoye, b3; Marguerite -Thérèse de Savoye, b4 PROG1 and 2 others
Half sister of Jacques de Savoye, b8; Jacquette de Savoye, b9; Aletta. de Savoye and Philippe Rudolph de Savoye, b11

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About Barbara Therese de Savoye. SM/PROG 2

de Savoye Family Progenitor Details from project

a. Jacques de Savoye b. before 29 January 1636, d. October 1717

m 4/7/1657 Christine du Pont b. c 1640, d. b 1686

b1. Jeanne de Savoye b. b 1667

b2.Catherine de Savoye (b 21 September 1663 - ) requires validation

b3. [Agatha Therese de Savoye] baptised 7/1/1667 requires validation (presently merged into Marguerite)

b4.Jacques de Savoye b. Jun 1669

b.5.Julienne-Louise de Savoye b. 16 May 1671, d. May 1671

b.6.Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye b. b 4 Sep 1672, d. Mar 1742

b7. Barbe-Thérèse de Savoye b. b 20 May 1674

b8. Chrétien de Savoye b. 27 Jun 1676, d. b 30 Sep 1676

b9. Susanne de Savoye b. 27 Jan 1678

m 1686 Marie-Madeleine le Clercq b. c 1670, d. 1721

b10. Jacques de Savoye b.b 12 Apr 1687

b11.Jacquette de Savoye b.b 12 Apr 1687 possibly twin of Jacques. Possibly died young as not on emigration boat in 1688

b12.Aletta de Savoye b. b 17 Jul 1689

b13.Philippe Rudolf de Savoye b. b 29 Aug 1694


  • M. Boucher. French Speakers at the Cape in the first hundred years of Dutch East India Company rule: The European background. Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1981.pp. 264-269.
  • Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988)

French Huguenot immigrants to SA in 1688 on the ship 'Oosterlandt':


Namen van de fransche gereformeerde vluchtelinge toe gestaen op het reglement en Eedt als vrije luijde te vertrecken naer de Cabo de bonne Esperance met het schip Oosterlant :

  • Jacques de Savoije van Aeth
  • Maria Magdalena le Clerck van tournay syn huijsvrouw
  • Anthonette Carnoij van tournay : de schoonmoeder van Jacques d'Savoije.
  • Margo out 17 jaren
  • barbere out 15 jaren } Alle kinderen van Jaecques de Savoije
  • Jacques out 9 maenden

En hebbe alle dese voorenstaende mans persoonen gedaen den Eedt in hande van de heer galernis tresel als schepe binnen deser stadt Middelb. op de 8 Januar : Ao 1688.

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

Jacques does not appear in SAGenealogies -


b1 Jeanne * Ath c.1667 x Andre DU PONT

b2 Jacques gedoop Gent Jun 1667

b3 Julienne-Louise *Gent 16 Mei 1671

b4 Marguerite-Therese *Gent 4 Sept 1672, x Christoffel SNYMAN, xx Henning VILJOEN.

b5 Barbe-Therese * Gent 20 Mei 1674, x Christian EILERS, xx Elias KINA.

b6 Chretien *Gent 27 Jun 1676

b7 Suzanne *Gent 27 Jan 1678

Tweede Huwelik

b8 Jacues gedoop Middelburg 12 April 168

b9 Aletta ~ Kaapstad 17 Jul 1689 x Pierre Meyer

b10 Philippe-Rudolphe ~Drak 28 Aug 1694, + c1741, ongetroud, amptenaar VOC

Sterfdatums van kinders

Julienne Louise + Gent Mei 1671, twee weke oud en Chretien # Gent 30 Sept 1676. Bron Boucher " French speakers at the Cape" pp. 265-267. Hy gee die doopname volgens Franse spelwyse uit registers van die St. Jacobs-kerk in Gent. Sien ook "Hugenotebloed in ons Are" pp. 19 & 20.

Sy arriveer saam met haar ouers aan die kaap op 25 April 1688 met die Oosterland.

In Boucher

The colonist referred to is the former merchant Jacques de Savoye who, with his second wife Marie-Madeleine le Clercq, his mother-in-law Antoinette Carnoy, his children Marguerite-Thereseand Barbe-Therese by his first marriage and a baby Jacques, reached the Cape in 1688 aboard the Oosterland. Savoye was sent out with a warm encomium from the Rotterdam chamber of the Dutch East India Company as a staunch Calvinist who had suffered for his beliefs. Jacques de Savoye was born at Ath in Hainaut in 1636, the son of a father of the same name and his wife Jeanne van der Zee.

Not therefore a Frenchman by birth, but a native of the Spanish Netherlands, he came of a family which perhaps had its roots in the Cambresis, where the name was known in the sixteenth century. Savoye evidently prospered in Ath, where he lived for many years. When he left the town he possessed houses, land and investments there, the management of which he placed in the hands of a fellow-merchant Jean Henrichant. It was probably at Ath that he married his first wife Christine du Pont, whose family came from that town. Savoye was accompanied to the Cape by the Nourtiers of the Calaisis as his servants. Was there also a family connection through Christine du Pont?

From Ath, Jacques de Savoye moved to Ghent and it seems likely that, in company with many others from the small towns and villages of the Spanish Netherlands, he took refuge in the city from Turenne’s advancing troops in 1667, when the War of Devolution secured for France a number of towns beyond the border, Ath, Courtrai, Tournai and Oude- narde among them. A daughter Jeanne would seem to have been born to the Savoyes before they settled in the Flemish city and her marriage to Andre du Pont further cemented the alliance between these families.

Savoye remained in Ghent until at least the end of 1685. From neither a social nor an economic point of view was this an easy period for a Calvinist merchant. The days of the Protestant ascendancy in the city were long past and the religious orders of the Catholic church were flourishing. The closure of the Scheldt estuary, French incursions into the southern Netherlands and the occupation of Ghent itself did nothing to stimulate business. Some expansion had taken place in the linen industry and certain luxury trades had been established, but the economic situation in the seventeenth century was precarious and Ghent as a commercial centre had declined greatly since medieval times.


The names of several of the children of Jacques de Savoye and Christine du Pont appear in the registers of Sint-Jacobs, the parish church for the densely populated district surrounding Ghent’s Vrijdag- markt, where in 1340 Edward III of England had been proclaimed king of France.

A son Jacques was baptized in June 1669 and a daughter Julienne-Louise on May 16, 1671. Julienne died shortly after her christening at the age of two weeks. Both the children of this marriage who settled at the Cape were born in Ghent. Marguerite-Theresewas christened on September 4, 1672 and Barbe-Therese on May 20, 1674. Two years later, on June 27, 1676, a son Chretien was baptized, but he did not survive infancy and was buried on September 30 of the same year. Finally, the baptism of a daughter Susanne took place on January 27, 1678. The name Savoye also appears in the marriage records of the cathedral of Sint-Baaf in Ghent. In August 1682 Marie-Anne de Savoye was married there to Jacques du Pre.

  • 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 pp265-9
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Barbara Therese de Savoye. SM/PROG 2's Timeline

May 20, 1674
Gent, Flandre, Belgium
May 20, 1674
Ghent, East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium
May 20, 1674
May 20, 1674
May 20, 1674
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa