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Marie le Fébre, SM/PROG

Also Known As: "le Févre", "le Fébre", "Maria Prevot", "Maria Eckhoff", "Maria Peronne", "Maria du Preez"
Birthplace: Marck, Picardie, France
Death: circa May 12, 1701 (42-58)
Kaapstad, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David le Fébre and Isabeau le Bleu
Wife of Charles Prevost, SV/PROG; Heinrich Eckhoff, SV/PROG; Louis de Péronne, SV/PROG and Hercule des Prez, b2
Mother of David Prevost, b1; Marie Prevot b2; Abraham Prevot; Anna Prevot; Elisabeth des Prez, b5 and 8 others
Sister of Daniel le Fébre and David le Fébre
Half sister of Marie Valle Raire

Managed by: Dennis Anthony Burger
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About Marie le Fébre SM/PROG

David le Févre, overleden voor 1657.

Zijn vrouw heeft dochter bij tweede man in 1657 | Vermeld als overleden bij huwelijk dochter Marie, 1673 | vermeld als overleden bij huwelijk zoon Daniel, 1676.

Hij was gehuwd met Elizabeth Bleu, geboren rond 1621, overleden te Fort de Lincq op 23 maart 1678 (56 of 57 jr).

Vermeld als moeder 1676 van Daniel le Févre. | O: Elizabeth le Bleu, agée de 56 ou 57 ans, femme de Henry Raire, dec. au fort de Lincq le 23e; get. David le Févre, Marie Raire.

(Zij was later gehuwd met Henry Raire.)

Uit dit huwelijk:

3: Marie, geboren te Marck (62-Guînes) rond 1651.

   Zij is getrouwd te Guines {dtb Guines} op 8 oktober 1673 voor de kerk met Charles Pruvost, geboren te Dombroy (prez de l'Ille) rond 1650, wonende te Duinkerken = Dunkerque (59), zoon van Henry Pruvost en Jeanne de Viffe.

- "Transcript of the Registers of the Protestant Church at Guisnes, from 1668 to 1685", William Minet, 1891 for Huguenot Society of London on

Richard Ball has a very comprehensive summary of this family. The following information has been gathered from there.


[1] Church Registers - Guines, near Calais as quoted in: The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis - by M. Boucher, in Familia vol. 12, no. 1, 1975, p. 6-10, 14-17 8 Oct 1673: Maria le Fevre... daughter of the late David Le Fevre & Elizabeth Le Bleu' [2] Boucher, M -The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis in Familia p15

  • *Marie le Febre [1] born circa 1651, Marcq, near Calais [2] died circa April 1701, (assumed from date of inventory) [3]

[1] "Church Registers - Guines, near Calais, as quoted in: The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis - by M. Boucher, in Familia, in: Familia vol. 12, no. 1, 1975, p. 6-10, 14-17 Marie le Fevre, aged 22, daughter of the late David le Fevre and Elizabeth le Bleu, 'natiue de Marcq, et demte. aussi Dunquerque'

Deed of Gift - Van der Merwe, Willem Schalk &Elsie Jacob Cloeten - 1696, dated 5th June 1696 at Drakenstein, Cape Archives, 1 STB 8/1, 9 ... Anna prevo dogter van Scharl prevo en Marij Lafreber [va] getrouwt ..."

[2] Church Registers - Guines, near Calais, as quoted in: The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis - by M. Boucher, in Familia, in: Familia vol. 12, no. 1, 1975, p. 6-10, 14-17 Marie le Fevre, aged 22, ... 'natiue de Marcq ,,,

[3] "Inventory - Lafeber, Maria - 12 May 1701, In: Die Boedelinventarisse van Erflaters in die Distrik Stellenbosch 1679-1806, transcribed by Annemarie Krzesinski-De Windt, published by Stellenbosch Museum 2002, page 50, MOOC 8/1, 64 Aldus geinventariseert en getacxeert aan Kaap de Goede Hoop 12 maij 1701"


"The details of her parents and her Prevot children come from the Church registers of the Protestant Church at Guines, near Calais, as transcribed by W. Minet and W.C. Walter, 1891, and recorded in the book by C. G. Botha: The French Refugees at the Cape, 1919, and the article by M. Boucher, The Cape Huguenots from the Calaisis, in Familia vol.12 no.1, 1975, p.6-17.

In a list of April 1690 she is listed as the wife of Henrik Eekhoff, with four children. G.M.Theal, Chronicles of Cape Commanders, Cape Town, W.A.Richards & Son, Castle Street, 1886m, page 286.

In the Muster Rolls of 1692, as the wife of Louis de Pieromme, still with four children, in 1693 the couple is still listed with four children. Muster Rolls, VC39, vol 1, 1692, p.121, 1693, p.129

In the statement of accounts drawn up after the death of her third husband, Louis de Peronne, and dated 26 January 1697, she is said to have six children, three by her first husband Charles Pruvo, one by her second husband Hendrik Eekhof, and two by her third. Their names are not given.

The inventory of goods drawn up after her death in 1701 lists the names of all six surviving children: Abraham Pruvo, Elizabeth Pruvo, Anna Pruvo, Matthijs Hendrik Eeckhout, Bernardus de Peronne and Maria de Peronne. "


1st Charles Prevot 8/10/1673;


  • David Prevot (1675-1685)
  • Marie Prevot b. 1678
  • Abraham Prevot b.1679
  • Anne Prevot (1681-bef. 1740) Married Schalk Willemsz van der Merwe
  • Elisabeth Prevot b. 1683
  • Charles Prevot b. 1688

2nd Hendrik Eekhoff 29/8/1688;


  • Matthijs Hendrik Eekhof married Elisabeth Vivier

3rd Louis de Peronne;


  • Bernadus de Peronne b. ca. 1695 or earlier
  • Maria Magdalena de Peronne b. 1696 married Jacob Mostert in 1712.

4th Hercules Depree de jonge

Note from Richard Ball

"In the Muster Rolls of 1692, the year of her marriage to Louis de Peronne, Maria le Febre is listed along with Louis de Pieromme and four children. We know that four of her children born prior to that marriage survived to adulthood so that I have assumed that when, in 1693 the couple is still listed with four children, these are still her four children from previous marriages, three Prevots and one Eekhof (see the notes with Marie Le Febre). [see # below]

In the 1695 muster roll (no date, but likely taken at the end of the year) this couple is listed with five children, a child presumably having been born to the couple since 1693. The 26 January 1697.statement of accounts drawn up after the death of Louis de Peronne, says that there were then two children of the marriage. I have assumed therefore that one child was born before the muster roll of 1695, say in 1694 or 1695, and that the second child was born most probably during 1696. The children are not named.

Their names are given in the inventory of goods drawn up after Marie le Febre's death in 1701 as: Abraham Pruvo, Elizabeth Pruvo, Anna Pruvo, Matthijs Hendrik Eeckhout, Bernardus de Peronne and Maria de Peronne.

I have combined these two pieces of information, taken the order of children as given in that document and assumed that it was Bernardus who was born first and Maria second, but this is only an assumption."

# Notes "She [Marie Prevot} is not mentioned as one of the three surviving children of Charles Prevot in the Inventory drawn up on 26th January 1697, after the death of Louis de Peronne, Maria le Febre's third husband, so she had presumably died before that date."

le Fevre & Prevost in Boucher

Charles Prevost was born about the year 1650 to Henri Prevost and Jeanne de Fief. He came from a village described in the Guines registers as Dombroy, probably Dombrie, near Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, south-east of Lille towards Valenciennes. In 1673 he was working in Dunkirk as a master wheelwright and on October 8 of that year married Marie le Fevre, a year his junior and the daughter of David le Fevre and Elisabeth le Bleu of Marck. As all their children from France were born near Calais, it seems likely that their father left Dunkirk soon after his marriage.

The Prevosts were accompanied on the voyage to the Cape by a son Abraham, who celebrated his ninth birthday at sea, and by two younger daughters, Anne and Elisabeth. A second son Jacob was born on shipboard on May 29, 1688. Abraham was born at Marck on May 24, 1679, Anne in the same village on February 18, 1681 and Elisabeth. in the hamlet of Les Attaques, south of Marck, on October 31, 1683. Two other children died before the departure for the Cape: David, born at Marck on March 10, 1675, and Marie, born at lower Marck on February 10, 1678 and baptized in Calais a week later. Marie’s death is not recorded in the Guines registers, but David died at Marck on February 9, 1685, shortly before his tenth birthday.

Although Charles Prevost came from the Lille region, it would seem that the family was originally from the Calaisis, perhaps from Hames- Boucres, north-west of Guines. There were certainly branches there and in Calais itself. ..

Marie le Fevre had brothers Daniel and David, possibly twins born about the year 1646 and both husbandmen. Daniel married Elisabeth Fournier, a widow ten years his senior from Desvres in the Boulonnais, on November 1, 1676. David was thirty-eight when he married Marie- Claire Tourbier from Artois on November 26, 1684. The mother of the Le Fevre children, Elisabeth le Bleu, remarried Henri Raire and a daughter of this marriage, Marie, became the wife of a widower Jean Liennard, an agriculturalist from the Ardres district, on September 15, 1680. The Liennards were also related to the Prevosts and we shall have occasion to mention them again in connection with the Cape emigration. Elisabeth le Bleu died early in 1678.

  • Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA. CHAPTER NINE Cape settlers V: from Flanders to Alsace on the turbulent frontier pp253-4
  • Reference no.: MOOC8/1.64
  • Testator(s):
  • Maria Lefeber
  • 12 Maij 1701
  • Inventaris en exacte tacxatie der roerende en onroerende goederen nagelaten, en met de dood ontruijmt bij de overleeden vrijburgeresse Maria Lefeber; ten voordelen van haar nagelaten ses kinderen soo mondigh als onmondig ter eener; en haar man Hercules Dupréé ten anderen zijde: soo als deselve bij de E: Weesmeesteren, en den boedelhouder voornoemt zijn getacxeert en opgesteld, bestaande in prijs en meenigte als volgd, namentlijk
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Marie le Fébre SM/PROG's Timeline

Marck, Picardie, France
March 10, 1675
Age 24
Marck, Picardie, France
Age 26
February 10, 1678
Age 27
Marck, Picardie, France
May 24, 1679
Age 28
Marck, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
February 18, 1681
Age 30
Marck, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
October 31, 1683
Age 32
Les Attaques, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
February 19, 1688
Age 37
Lille, France
May 29, 1688
Age 37
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