About Isabeau Sezille
According to Pieter Coertzen's book - Elisabeth Sezille comes from Middelburg (Zeeland) to SA in 1696 on the ship Vosmaer with her husband, Paul le Febvre Jr, and 1 child - settles in Nagelegen Stellenbosch. returns to Europe in 1705 Has 2 sons and 1 daughter.
- Coertzen, Pieter. 1988. Die Hugenote Van Suid Afrika 1688-1988: Cape Town, Tafelberg p169; p163
According to Boucher: 'A Paul Lefebvre, presumably the son of the Chateau-Thierry surgeon, was married at Middelburg on June 27, 1694 to Elisabeth Sezille, who bore him a child Paul less than six weeks after the ceremony. The boy was baptized in the Zeeland capital on August 4 of that year. The father and his wife Elisabeth Sezille could have been aboard the Vosmaar; they were certainly at the Cape in the last years of the seventeenth century. The name Sezille suggests a Picardy background. Sezilles at Herly were related to the Mangards there and may thus have been connected with the family of Abraham le Grand’s wife. The surname is also to be found among refugees from the Noyon district, north-east of Com-piegne. ... '
- Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA (Search, using the individual Chapter Name below, to download each as a pdf):
- CHAPTER EIGHT Cape settlers IV: from Burgundy to Picardy pp226-228