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Jacques Therond, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Therond"
Birthplace: Languedoc, Nîmes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Death: Died in Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Therond and Elizabeth Isabeau Therond
Husband of Marie-Jeanne Therond and Marie-Jeanne des Prez, b4 SM
Father of Marie Theron, b1; Jacques Theron; Elisabeth Theron; Pierre Theron, b4; Jean Theron, b5 and 2 others
Brother of Moyze / Moses Therond

Occupation: Boer, Hy was die heemraadslid vir Drakenstein tot 1713 waarna hy bedank het en verhuis het na die Land van Waveren - huidiglik Tulbagh.
Managed by: Lorriane Mariana Pretorius
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About Jacques Therond, SV/PROG

Jacques Therond ( now spelled Theron) came to SA on board the "Oosterland" as a soldier in 1688.

He became a free "burgher" on 31 May 1688.

He was the owner of the farm "Languerdoc, Heemraad.


Geslagregister van Vroeë Kaapse families - C C de Villiers

Groot Familie Naamboek - Cor Pama


Transcribed from PROCEEDINGS OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF LONDON, Volume 5, No. 1-4, 1894-1896, Printed by Charles T. King, High Street, Lymington, 1898 NOTES ON HUGUENOT FAMILIES AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE BY THE LATE C. C. DE VILLIERS, ESQ. (From Copy Presented by W. J. C. Moens, Esq., F.S.A.), pp. 222-250 http://www.genealogyworld.net/ellen/NotesonHuguenotFamilies.htm

THEROND, Jacques, in Distribution list 1690, and among Drakenstein Burghers 1692. There is a copy of a letter in the Grey Library from Jacques THEROND, dated 2nd April 1719, from Nimes the capital of Languedoc, and addressed to his son Jacques Therond the refugee. The farm owned by the latter at the Cape was called ‘Languedoc.’ Jacques THEROND, the refugee, married Marie Janne DES PREEZ. First child born 1698. Where the wife’s name is given in the Drakenstein Baptismal entries it is written ‘DE PRE’ or DE PRET,’ according to Theal. Numerous descendants still living, writing their name now simply ‘THERON’ without the ‘d.’

Jacques Therond, Van Nimes, Languedoc, Frankryk.

Kom in Kaap aan in 1688 op die skip Oosterland (soldaat). Eienaar van Plaas Languedoc


Jacques THERON


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Marie Jeanne DES PRES (DU PREEZ)

Maria (DP 990) Marie (DP 971) THERON+

Jacques THERON 1

Born: Nîmes, Languedoc, Frankryk.

Marriage: Marie Jeanne DES PRES (DU PREEZ) 1697

Died: 2 Dec 1739, Drakenstein

 General Notes: 

Aankoms 1688 op die skip "Oosterlandt". Soldaat, burger 31 Mei 1688, eienaar van die plaas "Languedoc". Heemraad.

Arrival 1688 on the "Oosterlandt". Soldier, burger 31 May 1688, owner of the farm "Languedoc". Heemraad.

Jacques married Marie Jeanne DES PRES (DU PREEZ) in 1697. (Marie Jeanne DES PRES (DU PREEZ) was born in Béthune..)



1 C. C. de Villiers, hersien deur, revised by, C. Parma, p. 971.


The Oosterlandt left Middelburg on the 29th January, 1688,

and reached Table Bay on the 26th April, 1688, after a

most successful voyage of two months and ten days.^ She

was a much larger built ship than the Voorschooten, measuring

one hundred and sixty feet. She brought out twenty-four

Refugees.' One of them was Jacques de Savoye of Aeth,

a wealthy merchant. Jean Prier du Plessis of Poitiers, who

had practised as a surgeon, and Isaac Taillefert of Chateau

Thierry, a hatmaker, were also on board ; they all brought

out their wives and children

Jacques of Nismes. Laiiguedoc, arrived in the

Oosterlandt in 1688 as a soldier in the Company's

service ; on 31st May, 1688, he became a free

burgher. He married Marie Jeanne des Pres

of Bethune, q.v., daughter of the Refugee

Hercule des Pres, and died 2nd December, 1739,

aged 71 years 6 months. Jacques Theron was

a member of the Court of Landdrost and Heem-

raden, and owned the farm Languedoc.



Jean Imbert, together with his friend Jacques Theron, arrived in the Cape as Huguenot refugees in 1688. Both came from the south of France, not far from the historic city of Montpellier , the birthplace of Jean according to some sources. It is therefore not surprising that Jean Imbert called his farm Montpellier, when the 50 morgen of fertile alluvial land was granted to him in 1714 by the then governor of the Cape, Maurits Pasques de Chavonnes. His friend Jacques Theron was granted the neighboring farm Le Rhône. In those early years, the farm was used exclusively for grazing cattle. The first vineyard was planted soon after a homestead was build by Jean and Jacques Theron, working together. This first vineyard, together with a fruit-tree orchard, was meant for domestic usage. Only in the late 1890's the first commercial vineyards was laid out on the farm.

Since the death of Jean Imbert in 1723, Montpellier had for a time many owners. In 1778 it was acquired by Jan Theron, a descendant of Jacques Theron. It later passed out of the Theron family's hands, but was reacquired in the 1880's by three Theron brothers, Hendrik, Jan and Gawie. The farm stayed in the Theron family for the next 100 years

(source: http://www.montpellier.co.za/about.htm)

Nicola Sophie Theron related in her Memoirs that: Jacques Therond came from Nismus in Lanquedoc, France. He frled from France on account of his religion. He first went to Holland and from there to Middleburg, South Africa. He sailed in the ship Oosterlandt, one of a convoy of three ships which left on 20th January 1688 and arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 26th April 1699. This was the arrival of the first Hugenots.

Jacques was in the military service of the East India Company. On 21st May (year unknown) he was made a free citizen (vrye burger) at Klein Drakenstein. He married Marie Jeanne des Press (now du Preez). She was from Bethune in France and a daughter of Herculas du Preez and Cecilia D'Calis.

He died 2nd December 1739 on his farm Lanquedoc at the age of 70 years. They had 7 children. He was a Landdrost (member of the Heemraads Hof) as they called it in those days. He was also a steward in the Church of Drakenstein.

He arrived in the Cape on the ship Oosterland'. He was a farmer and owned the farms Langedoc and le Rhone in the Stellenbosch district.


The Huguenot Heritage. The story of the Huguenots at the Cape by Lynne BRYER and Francois THERON. Chameleon Press. 1987. ISBN 0 620 11390 1

Page 35

3 Oosterland

160 feet

Sailed from Middelburg 29 January 1688

Arrived Table Bay 26 April 1688

THEROND, Jacques (Languedoc)

(Sailed as a soldier on the ship)


Added by Y. DROST, 6 NOV 2015


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Jacques Therond, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 15, 1668
Nîmes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Age 18
Nimes, Languedoc, France
January 29, 1688
Age 19
Delftshaven, Netherlands
August 7, 1698
Age 30
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
July 7, 1699
Age 31
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
June 7, 1705
Age 37
Paarl, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa