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Mahieu de Savoye

Birthplace: Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium
Death: after 1575
Ath, Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Husband of Lusette Barbieur and Marie Ghosselin
Father of André de Savoye and Jacques de Savoye

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About Mahieu de Savoye

Mathieu was 'èchevin' in Chievres from 1547 to 1557 near Ath.

He worked in 'Échevin', a Municipal office in Medieval France, in Chievres from 1547 to 1557 near Ath.

Mahieu was married first to Marie Ghosselin, by whom he had two daughters, then, having been left a widower, he married Lusette Barbieur, by whom he had two sons: Andre (from whom descends the present de Savoye family, ennobled in Belgium in 1910) and Jacques, husband to Jeanne de Suslamer. It has been stated that the Cape settler Jacques de Savoye was the son of Jacques de Savoye and Jeanne de Suslamer. Certainly a relationship seems possible and it could be that a man born in 1636 might be the grandson of one who held civic office in the 1540s and 1550s, but it seems more likely that there is at least one intervening generation unaccounted for.

The earliest record of the Cape settler traced is of the marriage at St Julien d'Ath on 4 July 1657 of 'Jacobus Savoye' and 'Christina Du Pont' before the witnesses 'Juliano Savoye', 'Benedicto Du Pont' and 'Francisco La Haye'. Also recorded at St Julien d'Ath are the baptisms of the couple's two eldest daughters, Catherine on 29 September 1663 and Jeanne Julienne on 13 July 1665. Precisely when Jacques and his family left Ath is not known, although religion was probably the motivating factor. On 24 March 1662, prior to the baptism of his eldest child at Ath, 'Jacque de Savoy' from ' Hainault' was registered as a burgher at Leiden, with one of his guarantors named as 'Benoit du Pon'.

Source: Huguenot Society of London., 1983


Note: Jeanne de Suslamer was also known as Jeanne de la Mer

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Mahieu de Savoye's Timeline

Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium
Flanders, Belgium
Ath, Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium
Age 45
Ath, Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium