Francois Retief, b4

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Francois Retief, b4

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Wellington, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Death: Died in Wagenmakersvallei, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Son of Francois Retif, SV/PROG and Marie Mouy, b1 SM
Husband of Anna Marais, b2c4d2
Father of Francois Retief, b4c1; Anna Aletta Malan, b4c2; Daniel Retief b4c3; Maria du Toit, b4c4; Petrus Retief, b4c6 and 2 others
Brother of Maria Rossouw, b1; Anna Hugo, b2; Jacques Retief, b3; Pierre Retief b5; Paul Retief, b6 and 5 others

Occupation: Boer, Wagenmakersvalleij
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About Francois Retief, b4

a1 Francois Retif van Mer, by Blois. gebore: 2 Feb 1663. aankoms: 1688, landbouer in Wamakersvallei, gesterf: 24 Sep 1721. getroud: 2 May 1700 Maria Mouy, gebore: 15 May 1685, gesterf: 21.9. 1758.

b4 Francois

  • 25 Jul 1708, boer Wamakersvallei, gesterf: 1789; getroud: 3 Dec 1741 Anna Marais, gesterf: 24 May 1777

Frans was 13 years old when his father Francois died. As the oldest son he became his mother’s right hand man and grew up quickly to handle the responsibilities of the farm. He learnt French from his mother and grew up fully bilingual. He was a devout churchman and actively involved in church affairs throughout his life. At the age of 33, Frans bought two farms, D’Oliphantskop and Nabygelegen, not far from both Patatskloof and De Krakeelhoek. Later in the same year he married Anna Marais, who was the daughter of his cousin Aletta Rousseau from L’Arc d’Orleans. Frans was 14 years older than Anna and they had 6 children who reached maturity. Anna died in 1777 while Frans lived for another 12 years and died at the age of 81 in about 1789.

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Francois Retief, b4's Timeline

April 7, 1708
Wellington, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
July 25, 1708
Caap de Goede Hoop
January 1, 1743
Age 34
Wellington, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
July 18, 1744
Age 36
Paarl, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
June 5, 1746
Age 38
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
May 19, 1748
Age 40
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
April 7, 1751
Age 43
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
September 17, 1754
Age 46
Wagenmakersvalleij, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
July 20, 1757
Age 49
Wellington, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika