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Marguerite Gardiol, SM

Also Known As: "de Villiers"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Lacoste, Provence, France
Death: June 21, 1749 (78)
Bakhoven, Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Place of Burial: Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Antoine Gardiol, SV/PROG and Marguerite Perrotette, SM/PROG
Wife of Jacques (Jacob) de Villiers
Mother of Jan de Villiers, a3b1; Susanna Roux, a3b2; Marie Elisabeth de Villiers, SV3b3; Johanna de Villiers, a3b4 SM; Jacobus de Villiers, a3b5 and 7 others
Sister of Susanna Gardiol, SM and Jean Gardiol

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About Marguerite Gardiol, SM

First Fifty Year Project - Marguerite Gardiol

Birth Marguerite Gardiol was born circa 1669 in Lacoste, Province, France. Reference - Pieter Coertzen, The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 (28 Wale Street, Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1988), p. 161.

Death: 1749 ‎(Age 78)‎ -- 'Bakhoven', Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa

From - "Inventory - Gardiol, Susanna - 12 September 1729, In: Die Boedelinventarisse van Erflaters in die Distrik Stellenbosch 1679-1806, transcribed by Annemarie Krzesinski-De Windt, published by Stellenbosch Museum 2002, page 320, MOOC 8/5, 51 Aldus geinventariseert aan Cabo de Goede Hoop als aan Drakenstein den 12 Septemb[er] 1729."

Birth/Baptism: 2 October 1670 Lacoste, , Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

The Date of birth/Baptism needs a source attached to it - There are numerous online reference to this date but no source for the date found as yet! See

  1. "de Wet File" and "de Wet Family Tree by Tesselaar Bryan de Wet" quoted on
  2. Erik Kriel's ancsetors -
  3. Eloff Family -

"Marguerite Gardiol was born on 02/10/1670 in La Coste, Provence, France. She was christened on 10/10/1670 in Merindol, La Coste, Correze, France."

Marguerite Gardiol

Married to Jacob (Jacques) de Villiers, 1691 in South Africa

Daughter Susanna de Villiers born ca. 1693

Son Abraham de Villiers born 2 October 1707 in Drakenstein

Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa

The Wapen van Alkmaar

Belonged to the Chamber of Amsterdam, Captain Carel Goske. Left Texel on 27 July, 1688 and arrived at the Cape on 27 January, 1689.

* Marguerite Perrotette (widow Gardiol) (1648-1691)

* Suzanne Gardiolle (1668-1729) aged 20

* Marguerite Gardiolle (1670-1747) aged 18

* Jean Gardiol (1674-1738)

Sources: mostly Appendix 2 of "Hugenotebloed in ons are" by J.G. le Roux (1992; ISBN 0-7969-0566-5) and "French speakers at the Cape" by M. Boucher (1981, ISBN 0-86981-222-X)

Inventaris van alle goederen en effecten als ab intestato sijn naargelaaten en met ’er dood ontruijmt door Margaretha Gardiol wed:w wijlen Jacob Villiers d’ oude ten behoeve van haar onder te noemene soo kinderen als kindskinderen, sijnde de meerderjaarige kinderen, gen:t

  • David
  • Abraham en
  • Jan Villiers, mitsgd:rs
  • Susanna Villiers getrouwt met den landbouwer Pieter Roux
  • Johanna Villiers gehuwt met den landbouwer Jurgen Jansz: Schoeman
  • Margaretha Villiers thans wed:w Hendrik Hoppe
  • Rachel Villiers getrouwt met den landbouwer Hendrik Moller, voorts
  • de naarvolgende kindskinderen, als Margaretha Villiers getrouwt met den landbouwer Pieter de Bruijn
  • Jacob
  • Pieter en
  • Elisabeth Villiers }deese drie thans nog minderjaarig bij representatie van wijlen hun vader Jacob Villiers, en eijndelijk
  • Maria Marais gehuwt met den burger Petrus Johannes Bosman
  • Jacob bijde reets meerderjaarige, en
  • Susanna Marais
  • Elisabeth en
  • Margaretha Marias, thans nog minderjaarig bij plaatsvullinge van wijlen hun moeder Maria Elisabeth Villiers huijsvr: van den landbouwer Steeven Marais


Aldus gedaan en g’inventariseert ter Weescamer aan Cabo de Goede Hoop den 21 Junij 1749.

[Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa Reference no.: MOOC8/8.16 on]

Gardiols in Boucher

Despite some variations in the spelling of names in different registers, it is evident that Antoine Gardiol, his wife Marguerite Perrotette and their children Jean, Susanne and Marguerite found a first haven in Amsterdam, joining the Walloon church there on December 28, 1687. Their stay was a brief one. On July 18 of the following year they are recorded as having left that congregation to emigrate to the Cape of Good Flope. They would seem to have embarked on the Wapen van Alkmaar and perhaps in the course of an arduous voyage Antoine died. His wife’s health may also have been affected, as we find her listed after her arrival as a sickly widow.

The Gardiols, as the name of Jean Gardiol’s farm at the Cape indicates, came from Lacoste to the north of the Luberon range.

  • Susanne Gardiolle’s birth is also known to have taken place there, doubtless before 1669.
  • Her sister Marguerite was born on October 2, 1670 and her christening is recorded in the Merindol registers eight days later.
  • Jean Gardiol was born at Lacoste on December 14, 1674 and was baptized at Merindol on January 8 of the following year.

The Merindol records contain the names of many Gardiols from Lacoste and from the villages of Joucas and Murs to the north, on the edge of the Vaucluse plateau. On February 11, 1683 a Pierre Gardiol of Lacoste marriedMarie Malian of the same village at the Merindol temple

• 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 pp194-5

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Marguerite Gardiol, SM's Timeline

October 2, 1670
Lacoste, Provence, France
October 10, 1670
Merindol, Provence, France
October 10, 1670
October 10, 1670
October 10, 1670
October 10, 1670
October 10, 1670
Merindol, La Coste, Correze, France
Age 17
from La Coste to South Africa
Age 21
Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa