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Pierre Bisseux

Also Known As: "Pieter Bisseux"
Birthplace: Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
Death: circa 1735
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Bisseux, SV/PROG and Marie le Febvre, SM/PROG
Husband of Maria Coetzee, b6
Brother of Jacob Bisseux and Paul Bisseux
Half brother of Elisabeth Bisseux; Johannes Bisseux; Anna Bisseux and Jacobus Bisseux

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About Pierre Bisseux

According to Pieter Coertzen's book, Pierre (1693-1735), the son of Jacques Bisseux, came from Picardie and arrived in Table Bay on the ship VOSMAAR Oct 1696 (aged 3yrs), settled in CT, married Maria Coetsee (widower of Johannes Keyts) in 1729 (at aged 36yrs). Had no children. Coertzen, Pieter. 1988. Die Hugenote Van Suid Afrika 1688-1988: Cape Town, Tafelberg.


NGK Drakenstein

Den 3 July 1729. Pieter Bissieux van Middelburg in Zeelandt Borger aan Kaap de Goede Hoop J.M. met Marija Coetze can Cabo de Goede Hoop, Laatst weduwe van wijlen den provisionele [Adjutant,] Johannes Keijts.

- Drakenstein Heemkring, compilers, Drakenstein I Marriages., CD-ROM (Paarl) Drakenstein Heemkring, 2006 , Marriage Register on http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/

..Two of the five survivors among the Vosmaar's passengers were the baker Jacob Bisseux and his son Pierre, elder brother of the boy Paul who died on the voyage. Pierre Bisseux was christened in Middelburg on February 17, 1694 and Paul on November 26, 1695. The latter was thus less than a year old at the time of his death. A third brother, Jacob, was baptized in the Zeeland capital on January 7, 1691. Their mother was Marie Lefebvre. Was this the daughter of Paul Lefebvre and Marie Taillefert? It is possible, although she is not described as a married woman in the log of the Vosmaar. Bisseux remarried Elisabeth Pochox (Pochot) in 1700 and in the same year an inventory of the goods formerly owned by Marie Lefebvre was drawn up. If Bisseux ’s first wife survived the voyage, then there were two Marie Lefebvres on the Vosmaar.

  • Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA (Search, using the individual Chapter Name below, to download each as a pdf):
    • CHAPTER EIGHT Cape settlers IV: from Burgundy to Picardy pp226-228
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February 17, 1694
Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
Age 40