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Pierre Lombard, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Lombaard;"
Birthplace: Pointaix, Dauphiné, France.
Death: Died in Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Lombard and Eve Lombard
Husband of Marie Couteau, SM/PROG
Father of Pieter Lombard, b1; Claudina Lombard, b2 SM; Anthonij Lombard, b3; Anna Lombard, b4; Jan Lombard, b5 and 1 other

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About Pierre Lombard, SV/PROG

This is the original Lombard born in Pointaix, Dauphiné, France coming to SA as one of the early refugees when they had to flee France because the Edict of Nantes was revoked and Protestants were killed by the thousands. Pierre and his wife Marie were married in La Chaudiere, south of Pontaix before they fled. On 6 January 1688 he & his wife Marie Couteau (1659-1718) from Soudiere in Dauphine, together with Francois Rétif, Maria Rousseau and Pierre Meyer, sailed on the ‘Borssenburg’ from Texel in the Netherlands, docking in the Cape on 12 May 1688. Pierre Lombard farmed on ‘Langerust’ in Drakenstein (1689 - 1716) en ‘Zondernaam’ in Simondium (1699 - 1716). He also owned the farm Watergat, currently known as Bien Donne in Franshoek. In 1690 he was described as a "'n siek man met 'n vrou en een kind". He went on to have 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Pierre LOMBARD, gebore 1658, van Pointaix in Dauphine was 'n Franse Hugenoot. Hulle vlug gedurende die vervolging eers na Marges, aan die meer van Geneva. Daarna vlug hulle langs die Ryn na Nederland. Hulle vertrek van Texel op 5 Januarie 1688 op die skip Borssenburg en land aan die Kaap 12 Mei 1688. Hy was getroud met Marie COUTEAU van Soudiere in Dauphine, sy was gebore 1659, sterwe 1.4.1718. Hy was 'n landbouer in Drakenstein, hy boer op die plaas Langerust (1689 - 1716) en Zondernaam (1699 - 1716), Simondium. In 1690 was hy beskryf as "'n siek man met 'n vrou en een kind". Hy het 3 seuns en 3 dogters gehad.

Married to Marie Couteau, ca. 1687 in Chaudiere, Dauphine, France.

Emigration Left Netherlands on the Borssenburg on 6 Jan 1688. Arrived Table Bay 12 May 1688


Son Jan Lombard born 1698

LOMBARD, Pierre, ‘a sick man with wife and 1 child’ heads the Distribution List 1690, and is among Drakenstein families 1692 ‘with wife and three children.’ The wife’s name was Marie COUTEAU. There is a joint will of this couple executed 8th Jan. 1709, in which Pierre LOMBARD’S birthplace is given as ‘Pointais in Dauphine’ and his age as 51; his wife’s birthplace as ‘Soudiere in Dauphine,’ and her age as 50.


Judi Marais-Meyer register.

GR - C C de Villiers

Pierre Lombard

v. Pointaix, in Dauphiné, Frankryk, ­1658. In 1688 is hy aan die Kaap en in 1690 word hy beskryf as “'n sick man met vrou en een kind”. In 1691 word 'n plaas aan hom toegeken O.N.O. van die Bergrivier, x Marie Couteau, v. Soudiere in Dauphine­1689, †1.4.1718.

Groot Afrikaanse Fanilie Naamboek - Cor Pama Vol 1


Iemand uit Noord-Italië afkomstig.Kom in 1688 hir aan . In 1690 word hy bskryf as 'n "siek man met vrou en een kind". Trou met Marie Couteau, van Soudière in Dauphinè, gebore 1689 oorl.1.4.1718 (6 kinders)

Die Hugenote van SA - 1688-1988 - Pierre Coertzen.

P 84 Ontvang hulp - "Pierre Lombars, een zieke man, met vrouw en een kind ƒ750"

P90 "En so het ons 'n grondbrief van Pierre Lombard se plaas-soner-naam war in Drakenstein gelê het, hoewel die ligging van die plaas met sekerheid kan bepaal word."

P116 - "Teen 1700 het die getal wingerdstokke dramaties toegeneem. ------------------------------------------"Dan volg Pierre Lombard met 16000 wingerdstokke.


Pierre Lombard in Boucher

It was Pierre Lombard who was a member of the congregation at Pontaix in Dauphine, a picturesque little town on the right bank of the Drome below Die. A man of about thirty years of age when he left the Amsterdam church in December 1687 he was accompanied by his wife Marie Couteau, a year his junior.71 Lombard had a further responsibility. The church register speaks of the departure of the couple “et leur Mere Eve”. It is not clear whose mother is intended here and her surname is not given.77 Whether Eve decided to remain in the United Provinces, or died before or during the voyage is uncertain. If the Lombards travelled on the Borssenburg with her she must have reached the Cape, for the voyage was not marked by the sickness and deaths which were so common a feature of the long southward passage. 1 The name Lombard is recorded among refugees at Middelburg and Leyden between 1685 and 1688 and there were Pierres at both. However Lombard is not an uncommon surname and it is known that some refugees of that name came from the north of France.74 Couteaus at Leyden and at Magdeburg in Germany were certainly from Dauphine.75 The Pontaix church suffered greatly in the persecutions of 1683 and its pastors Daniel Lambert and Daniel Lautier fled to Switzerland.76 Lombards were prominent in the neighbourhood and it is suggested that Pierre may have been a son of Antoine Lombard, a farm worker of Aurel, south of Pontaix axross the river, who remained in the district after the revocation. Antoine was the son and heir of Jean Lombard, married to Isabeau Rochas, and grandson of Mo'ise Lombard, also of Aurel. It is interesting to note that Isabeau Rochas was connected with a family Coutoux, or perhaps Couteau. The Lombards of Aurel bore the nickname “Figuier”.77 This ancestry is merely a tentative approach. There were several Pierre Lombards in and around Pontaix in the later seventeenth century78 and a further examination of contemporary legal documents will perhaps reveal another line of descent. The various Lombard families were doubtless related. They were evidently mainly of the landowning or tenant farming class. An Etienne Lombard was a consul in the municipal government of the town in 1690;79 earlier a Madeleine Lombard was fined for practising as a midwife when that occupation was closed to Calvinists.80 Related families at Pontaix to the Lombards were the Berangiers and the Serves. In 1663 Susanne Serve, wife of Daniel Berangier, made her will. She was then “gisante au lit affliger (sic) de maladie corporelle cauzee par une perte de sang qui luy (est) arrivee par les mauvaise (sic) traitements de son mary”. Her Calvinism was of a stern and unforgiving kind and she was determined that her husband’s inexpert medical care should not go unpunished. Daniel was to be excluded from his inheritance as far as the law would permit.81 Here is a vivid picture of domestic strife in the little Protestant community of Pontaix.• 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 pp 178-9

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Pierre Lombard, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 27, 1658
Dauphiné, France.
Age 30
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 31
Drakenstein, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
January 1, 1693
Age 34
Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 36
South Africa
Age 39
Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 40
Age 57
Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa