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Isaïe Caucheteux

Afrikaans: Esaias Costeaux
Also Known As: "Isaïe", "Esaye Caucheteux", "Isaïe Caucheteux", "Esias Costeaux"
Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Fort Brülé, Guines, Calais, France
Death: circa November 8, 1708 (31-39)
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaïe Englebert Caucheteux, SV/PROG and Suzanne Albert
Husband of Anna van Marseveen
Brother of Suzanne Caucheteux, SM/PROG; Pierre Caucheteux, b3; Jean Caucheteux, b4 and Marie Caucheteux, b5

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Otto Diedericks
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About Isaïe Caucheteux

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Costeux, or Caucheteux,

This family came from Marcq, or Marck, near Calais, and their names are found in the Registers of the Protestant church at Guisnes. On the 13th November, 1672, Esaye Caucheteux, labourer, aged 25, son of the late Anthoine Caucheteux and late Elizabeth Chnquemeur (she died at Marcq, 14th June, 1672, aged 69), was married to Suzanne Albert, aged 22, daughter of Pitre Albert and the late Noelle de Bus. The following baptisms of their children ,are noted :

  • Esaye Caucheteux, born 23rd September, 1673, at Fort Brule (sponsor Isaac Carpenter and Sara Albert) ;
  • Suzanne Caucheteux, born i8th October, 1676, at Marcq;
  • Pierre Caucheteux, born 21st May, 1679, at Marcq ;
  • Jean and Marie Caucheteux, twins, born 7th December, 1682, at Marcq (Marie died young).
  • Costeux, Esaias, ^ Children of Esaias Costeux and Susanne

Jean, y Albert, French Refugees from Marcq, Susanne, near Calais. In the 1690 list Esaias and Susanne are described as two orphans now living with Nicolaas Kleef (or Cleef). Esaias became an agriculturist in Stellenbosch district, and died in 1708, leaving a widow Anna van Marseveen (van Marcevene) but no issue, his brother and sister being his heirs in 1709. The widow married Abraham Prevot of Calais, g.v. Susanne Costeux married (before 1694) Gerrit Meyer (probably a Refugee) and died about 1714. Jean, like the foregoing, was born at or near Calais, 1682, and married at Cape Town, 22nd May, 1712, Anna Gildenhuys of the Cape, born 1699 ; he was buried in June, 1713, in the churchyard at Cape Town. He returned to Europe in 1718 ; signed Costeux.

Caucheteuxs in Boucher's 'French Speakers at the Cape'

Among the early Cape settlers from the Calaisis were the children Isaïe, Susanne and Jean Caucheteux (Costeux). Described as orphans in 1690, it may be assumed that they set out from the United Provinces with their parents Isaïe Caucheteux and Susanne Albert of the village of Marek. Isaïe was the son of Antoine Caucheteux and Elisabeth Clin­quemeur and at the time of his marriage on November 13, 1672 was twenty-five years of age and an agriculturalist. His mother, then a widow, had died at lower Marek on June 4 of that year at the age of sixty-nine. Susanne Albert, twenty-two years of age, was the daughter of Pierre Albert and the late Noelle de Bus. Her father died at Oye (Oye-Plage) towards Gravelines on January 21, 1681, aged seventy­ two. lsai:e Caucheteux was attended at his wedding by his first cousins Pierre Clinquemeur and Isaac Bonduel. 21

  • The eldest of the Caucheteux children at the Cape, Isaïe, was born on September 23, 1673 at Fort-Brülé, near Guemps, and was baptized on October 8, with Isaac Carpentier and Sara Albert as godparents. Sara was Susanne Albert's sister and the wife of Abraham Mortreul of Marek.
  • The second child Susanne was born on December 18, 1675 at lower Marek and was christened on January 5 of the following year with Jacques Clinquemeur and Anne du Ponchel as godparents. Her god­ mother died at Guines on October 28, 1676 at the age of twenty.
  • Another son Pierre was born to Isaïe Caucheteux and Susanne Albert at Marek on May 21, 1679 and bap­tized three weeks later. Susanne had then recently lost a sister Cathe­rine, who died at Oye on February 15, 1679 at the age of twenty-one.
  • The third of the Caucheteux children at the Cape, Jean, was one of twins born at Marek on December 7, 1682 and baptized two days later. The other twin Marie died six days after birth. Jean's godmother was his maternal aunt Anne Albert. [Rearranged paragraphs to reflect chronological birth order Sharon Doubell Sep 2016]

It is not known when the parents of the Cape orphans left the Calaisis, but the goods of several members of families mentioned here were seized after the revocation drove them out of the country. Jacob Cau­cheteux left a house and lands; Pierre Clinquemeur had possessed houses, lands and an oil mill at Marek, Frethun, near Calais, and Guemps; Jean du Ponchel had property and farms at Andres and Balinghem, east of Guines, at Guines itself and at Saint-Tricat, north­ west of Guines. The Caucheteux and Albert families are represented in the registers of the Strangers' church in Canterbury after 1685, while a Jeanne Caucheteux brought an attestation from Guines to Middelburg as early as 1653.23

Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA. p259


Distribution List 1690

   Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
   'Esaias en Suzanne Costeaux, two orphans now living with Nicolaas Cleef .... f250' 

Esaye Caucheteux, geboren te Fort Brulé (Guines) op 23 september 1673, gedoopt te Guînes (62) op 8 oktober 1673 (doopgetuigen waren Isaac Carpentier en Sara Albert), zoon van Esaye Caucheteux en Suzanne Albert., Fort Brulé, Guines

Monsterrol van de vrije luijden opgemaaket 23 Januarij 1702

   't District Drakenstein
   p 10 'Esiab Costu' 

Inventaris en verkoping der goederen nagelaten en met ter dood ontruijmd bij Esaias Costeux ten voordele van zijne nagelatene wed:e Anna van Marsse[ ..... ] ter ener, en zijnde ervgenamen abintestato

Susann[ ..... ] en Jan Costeux suster en broeder voor de wederhelvte

zo als 't zelve bij opgem: wed:e en de vrunden alhier is opgegeven, en door de onder getekende gecommitt:e Weesm:ren in 't openbaar is opgeveild, op den 8:ten 9ber: a:o 1708 en belopen als volgd, teweten

1 stuk land met 't gem: daar aan aard en nagelvast is gelegen onder 't distrikt van Drakenstein, groot 50 morgen en 275 quadraat roeden en wijders belendende bepaald, als de ervgrond briev van dato 17:den April a:o 1694 op de name van Jan Jubert komt aan te wijsen gemijnd door Jacob Terron

nog den opstal van zeker land, gelegen over 't Rode zand, bestaande in een huijsje, corraal, en vier mudden gezaaij enz: gemijnd bij Gijsbert Ockersz: Olivier


Aldus verkogt ter plaadse hierinne gem: verkogt, aan Drakenstein adij 8:ten 9ber: a:o 1708

[Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference no.: MOOC8/2.23]

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Isaïe Caucheteux's Timeline

September 23, 1673
October 8, 1673
North Calais, France
November 8, 1708
Age 35
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika