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Louis Francois de Bérault, SV/PROG

Birthplace: L'Aigle, Normandie, France
Death: 1689
Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles de Berault and Madeleine de la Maugere
Partner of Catharina van de Caap, SM/PROG
Father of Catharina de Berault
Brother of Anne de Bérault, Demoiselle des Fontaines, SM/PROG

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de Beraults in Boucher

the Suijdbeveland from Zeeland on April 22, 1688, the vessel ..brought to the Cape the pastor Simond,..., his wife Anne de Berault and her brother Louis… the Beraults came from the L’Aigle district in Normandy…

The Berault family of L'Aigle in the Pays d’Ouche was of considerable antiquity and distinction, numbering among its members the jurist and author Josias Berault (1563-1633), who abjured Calvinism and married a Catholic, Renee Marchand, widow of Jacques Alexandre of Paris.133 His niece Marie de Berault became the wife of Jean de la Maugere de Saint-Jacques of La Barre-en-Ouche and it is to this branch that Anne de Berault and her brother Louis belonged.134 The Beraults played an active part in the life of the Protestant congregation which assembled at the temple in the Pont-de-Pierre suburb of L'Aigle. In 1669 and 1670 Marie’s brother Simeon de Berault, Sieur du Mesnil et du Boisbaril, residing in the parish of Saint-Martin-d’Ecublei north-east of L’Aigle, led discussions with the Catholic party in the town over cemetery rights.13' In 1684, on the eve of the revocation, the marriage of the chevalier Christophe de Berault de la Maugere de Saint-Jacques to Louise de Challenge was celebrated.136 Some members of the family, Louise de Challenge among them, were to emigrate, but the estates at Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle, between L’Aigle and Saint-Martin-d’Ecublei, remained after the revocation in the hands of Elisabeth de Berault de la Maugere.137 Arms were registered at Verneuil-sur-Avre in 1697 on behalf of Marie de Berault, widow of Louis de la Maugere.138 It is evident that the Cape Beraults, Anne and Louis, left France several years before the revocation at a period of intensified action by Louis XIV against the Calvinists. A widow La Maugere is known to have emigrated to the United Provinces with four children139 and on September 6, 1679 Louis de Berault, Esquire, of L’Aigle was accepted as a member of the Walloon church at ’s-Herto- genbosch in Dutch Brabant.140 A little over a year later, on October 29, 1680, Anne de Berault, described as the Demoiselle des Fontaines, was received at Middelburg on the island of Walcheren in Zeeland with attestation from L’Aigle.141 This was probably Simond’s future wife and the couple may have met in Middelburg. A former minister at L’Aigle, Michel Chastreson de la Juganiere, who had signed the attestation presented by Louis de Berault at 's-Hertogenbosch, also made his way to Zeeland and settled at Tholen.142 Louis de Berault joined the service of the Dutch East India Company and it was as a sergeant that he accompanied his sister and brother-in-law to the Cape on the Suijdbeve- land. pp121-2

  • Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA: Ch 5: Cape settlers I: from the Loire to the Channel

de Beer familie oor drie Eeue.

’n Tweede sg. ‘de Beer’ (ook de Bero) se naam kom voor in argiefdokumente rondom die jare 1690, nl. ’n Louis ‘de Beer’. Hieroor bestaan daar heelwat verwarring, omdat die Hollanders nie deurgaans gehou het by die korrekte spelling van die Franse vanne nie. Twee persone, met byna soortgelyke vanne, kan hiervoor in aanmerking kom, nl. Louis Francois Bureau x Alexandrina Maxvelt, en Louis de Berault (ongetroud). Nie een van hierdie twee was in werklikheid ’n de Beer nie. Louis Francois Bureau was ’n soldaat van Belgiese afkoms, later klerk en is in 1685 gedeporteer. (Kyk SAG 1. p. 499). Die ander Louis de Berault was ’n broer van Anne de Berault (ook soms gespel Bereau). Anne de Berault was die vrou van die Franssprekende ds. Pierre Simond. Louis de Berault het in Oktober 1688 saam met ds. Pierre Simond met die boot, “Zuid Beverland,” in Kaapstad aangekom en sy naam word in 1691 aangedui as ouderling van die Franssprekende gemeente, Drakenstein. Hy was nooit getroud nie. Voorgenoemde Louis Francois Bureau (de Bero) *c.1649, se naam kom ook voor as ‘vader’ van Catharina de Beer (dogter van Catharina van die Kaap), wat in 1691 met Barend Pieterz Blom getroud is. By hierdie huwelik van die dogter, Catharina, word haar naam geskryf as Catharina de Bero! Die Franse van, ‘de Berault’, is ook soms gespel ‘de Bereau’ en toe is dit blykbaar verder omvorm (verhollands) tot ‘de Bero’ en nog later het dit soms selfs ‘de Beer’ geword. Die spelwyse ‘de Barre’ kom ook voor. (Kyk Heese H.F. 1984 : p. 42). In werklikheid was daar geen verwantskap met die De Beers nie.


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DE BERAULT Louis DE BERAULT en Catharina van die Kaap is *nie* die ouers van ene Catharina DE BERO nie (sien die errata by DE BERO Catharina)

DE BERO Catharina Catharina de Berault 1. Die doopinskrywing het 'n tikfout: dit moet '1684' en nie '1784' lees nie. Marie Meyer 2005-02-10 2. Hierdie doopinskrywing van 5 November 1684 is verkeerd gelees en Catharina se ouers is *nie* DE BERAULT en Catharina van die Kaap nie, maar 'the Catharina in question was the daughter of Kees de Boer and his wife Catharina van Malabar. Kees de Boer was the free-burgher Cornelis Claesz (from Utrecht)' en die presiese transskripsie is :' ? eodem dito [ie the same aforesaid = den 5 November [1684]] [kinderen] Catharina [ouders] Kees de Boer en Catharina [de getuigen] Marytie van Juffr.[ouw] Beroo ?' (My dank aan Mnr Mansell Upham.)

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Cape, South Africa
L'Aigle, Normandie, France