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Jean Roi, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Lourmarin, Provence, France
Death: circa 1723 (53-61)
'Lourmarin', Franschhoek, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Son of Andre Rey and Jeanne Mille, PROG
Husband of Marie Catharina le Febre, b3 SM
Father of Jan (Jean) Rooy, b1; Andries Roi b2 and Susanna Roi, b3
Brother of Jacques Roi

Occupation: Farmer
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About Jean Roi SV/PROG

Hugenote van SA - Prof Pieter Coertzen 1688-1988 JEAN ROI - (1665-1738) Koms vanaf Lourmarin ,Provence in Frankryk in 1688 saam met sy moeder JEANNE MILLE en broer JACQUES ROI aan boord die skip Berg China. Vestig hom te Lourmarin(L'Orlmarin) in Franschhoeken trou op 11 September 1712 mt Marie Catherine le Fevre (1686-1782) weduwee van Gabriel LE ROUX. Twee seuns en een dogter is gebore. Sy het reeds 4 seuns en 1 dogter by le ROUX gehad.

Judi Marais-Meyer register. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A mere handful of miles west of Cabrières d'Aigues is Lourmarin. Here we find André Rey and his wife Jeanne Mille, with their two sons, Jean and Jacques.

André Rey, wife Jeanne Mille & their sons, Jean & Jacques Rey, of Lourmarin in Church Records: Genève 15.09.1687 Schaffhausen 30.09.1687 Frankfurt 31.10.1687.

Neither appear in the VOC list of proposed passengers on the China in Rotterdam Dec 1687, but Jeanne Mille arrives in the Cape, & is married Arniel before April 1690 - ship uncertain

We have 18 individuals who may have boarded the China and died on it. The names of all but two are on the VOC list of 23 December 1687 for the China. They are André Rey and his son Jacques Rey. As already seen, Jacques' mother Jeanne Mille and his brother Jean do eventually arrive at the Cape, but the ship is unclear.

Jeanne Mille, her two sons, Jean and Jacques, and her husband, André Rey, do not board the China. Jeanne Mille and son Jean do indeed eventually arrive at the Cape, but possibly on another ship. We know that Jeanne Mille and Jean “Roy” receive help at the Cape from the Batavian fund. The assumption is that André Rey and his son Jacques are destined to die on the voyage to the Cape on another ship; likely the Wapen van Alkmaar.

Jacques & Jean Roy, & Jeanne Mille in Boucher

Jacques and Jean Roy were at the Cape before 1690, but the former evidently died soon after his arrival. If Jean named his Drakenstein farm for his birthplace, his origins must be sought at Lourmarin. While church registers for that place lead to no certain identification, the baptism of a Jeanne Reyne, daughter of Jean Rey (Roy) and Francoise Roux (Rousse), is recorded on July 8, 1675. The godfather was Jean’s brother Jacques. There was also an Andre Rey at Lourmarin and this Christian name was given to one of the Cape settler’s children. Andre’s son Claude Rey married Jeanne Mille in August 1684: This marriage might indicate another connection between Cape refugee families. Jean Rey appears in Walloon church records in Amsterdam, but there was evidently more than one fugitive there so named.

• M. Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA: Ch 7: Cape Settlers III: from South-Eastern France and Adjoining Territories p193

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Jean Roi SV/PROG's Timeline

Lourmarin, Provence, France
June 17, 1714
Age 48
Franschoek, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 49
Swellendam, Overberg, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
June 1, 1717
Age 51
Kaapstad, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 57
Franschhoek, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika