Jeanne 'Jannetje' le Clercq, a3 SM
|Also Known As:||"de Klerk", "de Clercq", "Jeanne Bekker", "Jannetjie/Janetje", "Johanna Becker", "Janne le Clair", "Joanna de Klerk", "Jannetjie"|
|Birthplace:||Serooskerke, Walcheren, Zeeland, Nederland|
|Death:||Died in Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika|
Daughter of Pieter de Clercq and Sara Barendsz Cochet, SM/PROG
|Managed by:||Chris Steyn|
About Jeanne 'Jannetje' le Clercq, a3 SM
Johanna/Jeanne/Jannetjie de Klerk first married Andre Gous en later Pieter Bekker. After the banishmenet of Bekker from the Capeshe had an afair with Matthys de Maker from which a child was born. (sic) De Klerk - Van Vogelvalleijna Verre Velde - Dr. David de Klerk 2013
DOD needs to be checked
Information gleaned from www.hanekom.org.uk - NOT VERIFIED
- Born 3 May 1676, Bapt. 5 Mar 1676 Walcheren, Netherlands.
- Daughter of Pieter de Klerk SV and Sara Cochet.
- Widow of Andre Gouws, whom she married aged 15 on 19 Aug 1691. She divorced Pieter Bekker on 7 Mar 1715 "Ontbonden wegens overspel van Jannetje met de Maker" - adultery with Mattheus de Maker
3rd relationship Mattheus de Maker - date? after 1715?
Jeanne le Clerq het op 12 Mei 1688 aan boord die Oosterland in Tafelbaai aangekom, saam met haar weduwee-moeder Sara Cochet, en haar broers Joost en Abraham. Hulle was van Straatskerk in Walcheren.
Johanna het drie jaar in haar ma en stiefvader se huis gewoon voor sy in 1691 met Andrè Gouws getroud is. Dit moes 'n taamlik avontuurlike tydjie in haar jong lewe gewees het en baie anders as die stedelike Europese omgewing waaraan sy gewoond was: die Du Toit broers het geboer oorkant die Bergrivier waar baie San- en Koikoikrale was.
Die Sanmense het Du Toit vreeslik gepla en bitterheid veroorsaak deur voortdurend sy vee te steel. Dikwels het hy en sy bure die rowers agternagesit. Die manne was gewoonlik in twee klompe verdeel en het dan die klowe ingesteek. Wie eerste by die groot bos kom, moes 'n trompet blaas. Die plek het later bekend geword as Trompettersbos. Omdat die Du Toits die eerste was wat Du Toitskloof deurgegaan het, het dit later dié naam gekry.
Soos sy broer het Guillaume 'n belangrike rol in die gemeenskap gespeel.
Hy was 'n sterk opponent van die korrupte goewerneur W. A. van der Stel. Hy en Francois het 'n lewendige rol gespeel in die opstootjie wat daar geskied het tussen die Goewerneur en die Koloniste oor die klagbrief van Adam Tas. Die broers is 'n boete opgelê en vir 5 jaar na Mauritius verban, maar hulle het saam met sewe ander burgers na die Vier-en-twintig Riviere gevlug.
Sara (Cochet) du Toit het sekerlik die ondersteuning van haar dogter gemis toe sy in 1691 uit die huis is om met Andrè Gouws te trou. Die huwelik was van korte duur: vier kinders en sewe jaar later was Johanna 'n weduwee.….
…. maar nie vir baie lank nie, want binne weke trou sy met Pieter Bekker, gebore 1673, van Köningsberg. Hulle eerste kind, Gideon, is ook nog in dieselfde jaar,1698, gebore. Johanna en Pieter Bekker het altesaam sewe kinders gehad.
Daar was 'n suspisie dat Bekker vir Gouws vermoor het. Daar mag waarheid in steek, want die twee is so gou na André Gouws se dood getroud dat daar wel 'n vorige verhouding kon gewees het. Dis nie verbasend dat Bekker verdink was nie, want hy was blykbaar 'n gewelddadige man. In 1701 word hy verban na Mauritius omdat hy Jan Stevensz Botma aangerand het. Voordat hy weggestuur kon word, vlug hy die binneland in. Hy moes redelik naby aan sy huis geskuil het want sy vrou het gereeld kinders van hom.
Uiteindelik, in 1710, vang hulle hom vir die wrede behandeling van sy slavin, Maria van Ceylon. Nadat Bekker vir Maria geweldig geslaan het, het hy haar met "pickle" gesmeer en haar toe bo die vuurkaggel gehang. Sy was baie sleg verbrand.
Hierdie keer word hy verban vir 4 jaar en na Europa gestuur, maar hy sluit aan as 'n soldaat in die VOC en was weer terug in die Kaap in 1717. Binne 'n jaar was hy egter in hegtenis geneem en na Robbeneiland gestuur.
Johanna het die plaas "Straatskerk over Roodezand" gekry.
Sara Cochet’s first husband was Pieter de Klerk of Serooskerke, north of Middelburg, who died in or before 1687, the year of her arrival at the Cape. The name De Klerk was doubtless originally Le Clercq and the family of French language descent, probably from the north-east of France or the Spanish Netherlands. It is difficult to determine to what extent the De Klerks of the Cape were French-speaking. In addition to Abraham, born at Serooskerke, there was another son Joost at the Cape from the same locality in Zeeland and a daughter Jeanne, born in Middelburg. Sara Cochet, who married Guillaume Dutoit on May 16, 1688, was born in Oost- Souburg, north-east of the port of Flushing. * 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 pp261-2
The children and grandchildren of André Gauch and Johanna de Clercq:
André Gauch, smith and farmer, living in Drakenstein Born: Le Pont-de-Montvert, Languedoc - died 26 February 1698 x Jacqueline Decré 13 January 1683 Celigny, Geneva died before 1691 (assumed) Line is dead after her grandchildren, as far as we can find; xx Johanna de Clercq 19 August 1691 Stellenbosch, born Zeeland, died circa 1748
b3 Pieter Gous, born circa 1692-1693 at the Cape, died circa 1730 farmer of De Doorn Rivier, over 't Roode Sand x Anna Oosthuisen 4 May 1721 Stellenbosch ( born at the Cape, died circa December 1745 (date of inventory) she married secondly Gerrit van Emmenes, 1 April 1731, Drakenstein. De Villiers / Pama and SAG both list what appears to be a spurious daughter named Anna for this couple, but I have been unable to find any evidence of her existence. So far as I can establish there were only the following four children:
b3.c1 Johanna Gous, baptised 25 April 1723 Drakenstein, died circa July 1794 xMatthijs Strijdom 11 October 1739 Drakenstein farmer, died before 1758 xx Ockert Brits 16 April 1758 Drakenstein .She had children with both husbands.
b3.c3 Pieter Gous, baptised 6 July 1727 Drakenstein of De Voorbaad, situated at the Swarteberg x Magdalena Brits 5 November 1752 Tulbagh I found no evidence from wills or other documents that the Pieter Gous baptised 1727 was the husband of Magdalena Brits, so I checked out the baptisms of their all their children for the clues provided by baptismal witnesses. The witnesses at the baptism of their first child were Johanna Gous and Matthijs Strijdom, the sister and brother-in-law of the Pieter Gous who was born 1727 to Pieter Gous and Anna Oosthuijsen; those of the second child were Johannes Oosthuijsen and Anna Botha, brother of Anna Oosthuijsen and his wife, uncle and Aunt of the Pieter Gous born 1727; those of the third child were Dorothea Gous and Ockert Brits, she the sister of the Pieter Gous born 1727 and the second husband of Johanna Gous, sister of Pieter Gous born 1727. It seems pretty certain to me, therefore, that this is a correct identification. Beyond their baptisms, I have not investigated their children.
b3.c4 Sara Gous, baptised 21 August 1729 Cape Town according to the SAG, vol 2, page 494, she married Willem Goosen (Cape Town marriage register, VC 621, page 59, 31st August 1749) and they had eight children.
b4 Sara Gous, born circa 1694 or 1695, died circa December 1722 x Christiaan Gobrechts, farmer, died circa 1731 (date of inventory) they had just the one child, Andries Gobrechts, born circa September 1722
b5 Johanna Gous, baptised 25 September 1695 Drakenstein, died before June 1698
b6 Andries Gous, born circa May 1698, died circa June 1735 farmer of De Melkhouteboom, on the Duijvenhoks River x Johanna Conterman 14 May 1719 Drakenstein she married secondly Jan La Grange, circa 1735 or 1736 (there are no entries for this period in the Drakenstein marriage registers).
b6.c1 Pieter Gous, born circa 1719, died 18 January 1790 Waveren x Aletta Vorster 25 November 1742 Drakenstein born circa 1722 at the Cape, and died 20 July 1798 Waveren Please see the article mentioned earlier in the introduction to this family tree for my reasoning in allocating this family to this point of the tree, which I consider their correct location. Their children, so far as I can see, are exactly as laid out in SAG and De Villiers / Pama.
b6.c2d1 Andries Gous, baptised 16 December 1744 Tulbagh
b6.c2d2 Johannes Stephanus Gous, baptised 31 March 1748 Stellenbosch The NAAIRS online index suggests (but I have not seen the documents concerned) that he died circa 1792 and that his wife, Anna Magdalena Vosloo died circa 1810 (MOOC 7/1/37, 24 and MOOC 7/1/59, 62). The Cape Death Notifications (MOOC 6, volume2, page 49) lists her death under the district of Swellendam during the year 1794, no date attached.
b6.c3 Barend Gous, baptised 25 April 1723 Drakenstein, died circa January 1741
b6.c4 Johanna Gous, baptised 8 July 1725 Cape Town x Wessel Pretorius, farmer of Hollebak, over the Duijvenhoxrivier died circa 1752 (date of inventory) xx Jan Vosloo 26 November 1752 Stellenbosch died circa 1756 (date of inventory) xxx Jan Lasch 15 October 1769 Tulbagh. She appears to have had children by all three husbands.
b6.c6 Stephanus Gous, baptised 25 September 1729 Cape Town of De Elands Valleij, at the Swarte Berg x Catharina Huppenaar 16 June 1756 Cape Town baptised 2 September 1736 at Drakenstein, Father: Frederik Huppenaar Mother: Catharina Hofman .We have seen earlier that it could not have been Stephanus Gous, the son of Steven Gous (b1c1), who married Catharina Huppenaar, as averred by SAG and De Villiers / Pama, since he did not survive (or leave surviving heirs) to be named as an heir in his mother’s will of 1759, having most probably died as an infant. We have also seen that Steven Gous (b1) died around 1758 and was survived by his wife, Catharina Bok, so that he could not have been Catharina Huppenaar’s husband. This leaves as the only other candidate Stephanus Gous (b6.c6). I have, in addition, checked the baptismal witnesses for his first two children (I have not been able to examine details of the baptisms of his later children as I do not currently have access for the appropriate dates to the registers where they were presumably recorded, possibly Cape Town or Drakenstein). The witnesses recorded were; for the first child, Andries, baptised 7 November 1756 at Tulbagh, Johanna Conterman and Jan le Grange, the child's paternal grandmother with her second husband; for the second child, Catharina, baptised 17 December 1758 at Tulbagh, Catharina Hofman and Willem Landman, maternal grandmother of the child with her second husband. Again, this is slim evidence, but I believe that mine is the correct interpretation. SAG lists a good number of other children as well but I have not investigated them.
b6.c8 Hester Gous, baptised 27 June 1734 Cape Town x Reijnier van Rooijen 4 March 1753 Tulbagh, of Swellendam, died 18 July 1770 at Swellendam 5 children. xx Willem Pilje 26 May 1771 Stellenbosch, died before 1802
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