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Marie Mouy, b1 SM

Also Known As: "Marie Moij", "Marie Retief", "Maria", "Marie", "Marie Mouij"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Antwerpen, Antwerp, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Death: September 21, 1758 (73)
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pierre Mouy SV/PROG; Pierre Mouy; Louise Mouy, SM/PROG and Louise Mouy
Wife of Francois Retief and Francois Retif, SV/PROG
Mother of Maria Rossouw, b1; Anna Hugo, b2; Jacques Retief, b3; Francois Retief, b4; Pierre Retief b5 and 8 others
Sister of Jeanne Mouy, b2 SM

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About Marie Mouy, b1 SM

Marie Mouy(Moij also spelled Mouij) arrived in South Africa with her father Pierre and sister Jeanne on board the "Donkervliet", in 1699 .

She is the ancestor of the Retief family in South Africa.

She and her husband Francois, were attacked by a tramp, Daniel, on their farm during the night of 23 February 1702 but recovered totally.

Judi Meyer got the info from: Cor Pama Groot Afrikaanse familienaamboek, as well as a Registered Researcher registered by the National Archives in Pretoria, E v Rensburg.


Marie Mouy was married to Francois Retif, 2 May 1700

Daughter Anna Retief born 29 October 1704


Boucher's French Speakers at the Cape

There remains, in this survey of settlers from north-eastern France and the lands beyond the border, the Mouy family. Pierre Mouy sailed on the Donkervliet in 1699. With him in the settlement were Jeanne and Marie Mouy, presumably his daughters. Marie, born on May 15, 1685, became the wife of François Rétif in 1700 and their youngest child, Madeleine, baptized on December 22, 1720, lived to be almost ninety-seven years of age, dying on April 10, 1817. C.C. de Villiers spoke of a portrait of her still in existence at Paarl in the later nine­ teenth century.

The Mouys were said to have come from Saint-Amant and it has been assumed that this is Saint-Amand on the Scheidt. There are, however, other alternatives in the region: Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, near Valen­ ciennes, Saint-Amand, in the vicinity of Arras, and on the Belgian side of the modern border, Saint-Amand, north-east of Charleroi. The family has not yet been identified in Europe, although the surname has been encountered in Dauphine. There are moreover many towns and villages in France named Saint-Amand, Saint-Amant or Saint-Amans, and it is possible that the Mouys came from one of them . Their inclu­ sion in this chapter is therefore somewhat arbitrary .

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Marie Mouy, b1 SM's Timeline

May 15, 1685
Antwerpen, Antwerp, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
May 16, 1702
Age 17
Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
October 29, 1704
Age 19
Paarl, Cape, South Africa
Age 20
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
April 7, 1708
Age 22
Wellington, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
November 13, 1710
Age 25
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
May 27, 1714
Age 29
Drakenstein, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 30
Cape, South Africa
February 1, 1719
Age 33
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika