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Pierre de Villiers, SV1/PROG1

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: La Rochelle, Bourgogne, France
Death: January 20, 1720 (59-67)
Picardie et la Brie, Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Place of Burial: Paarl, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre de Villiers and Elizabeth Secault
Husband of Isabeau Elizabeth Taillefert, b1 SM
Father of Susanna de Villiers, SV1b2; Isabeau de Villiers; Pierre de Villiers, SV1b3 IV; Isaac de Villiers SV1b4; Jean (Jan) de Villiers, SV1b2 and 2 others
Brother of Abraham de Villiers SV/PROG 2; Jacques (Jacob) de Villiers, SV3 and Paul de Villiers

Occupation: Arrive 06/05/1689 on the Zion in Cape Town
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About Pierre de Villiers, SV1/PROG1

Pierre de Villiers boer saam met sy broers op La Rochelle. Hy besit ook Bourgogne, Picardie-la-Brie.

Pierre de Villiers, gebore omstreeks 1657, van La Rochelle was 'n Franse Hugenoot wat in 1689 op die Zion uitgekom het saam met sy twee broers Abraham (wat net dogters nagelaat het) en Jacob. Pierre was getroud in 1694 met Elizabeth Taillefert, dogter van die vlugteling Isaac Taillefert. Pierre is op 22/1/1720 oorlede. Hy was gevestig op Bourgogne (1694) in Franschoek en later Picardie in Paarl, en het 3 seuns en 4 dogters nagelaat.


Genealogy of the de Villiers Family with many images

The Huguenot Pierre de Villiers and his two younger brothers, Abraham and Jaques were originally from the town Bar-sur-Seine in Bourgogne in France. In 1689 they came to the Cape on the Zion from the Netherlands. The farm Bourgogne (66 morgen, 900 square roods in size), was granted by Simon van der Stel to Pierre de Villiers on 18th October 1694. Pierre married Marie Elisabeth Taillefert in 1694. He died in 1720 but Bourgogne stayed in his wife's estate until her death in 1735 when it was sold to Pierre Roux from the neighbouring farm La Bri. Pierre Roux was married to Suzanne de Villiers, daughter of Jacques de Villiers of La Bri, and he became owner of that farm after his father-in-law's death.

Roux kept Bourgogne until his death in 1771 and the farm then went to his son Jean, who was already settled at Keerwerder. In 1775, Jean handed the farm to his son Johannes who was then only 23 years of age and in 1777 Johannes sold the farm to Jacob Marais of Groot Drakenstein who erected a T-shaped dwelling with the 1791 gable which displayed his initials and those of his wife (Johanna Jacoba Theron). Jacob died in 1796 and his wife sold the farm to her Nephew David Jacobus le Roux in 1800. David was married to Martha Marie Hauman, the daughter of Pieter Eduard Hauman from La Bri who then sold to his son-in law Petrus Albertus le Roux two months later. Up until then the farm consisted of 66 morgen, 400 square roods freehand land and 30 morgen, 557 roods quitrent land. From 1864 sub-divisions occurred when Petrus divided the farm between his three sons, Petrus Albertus (Part A), David Albertus (part B) and Abraham Joza le Roux (part D) as well as his son-in-law David Josef Daniel Pepler (part C). The homestead was situated on part D.

In 1880 Abraham Joza le Roux bought 21 morgen, 539 square roods from his father Petrus Albertus and in 1897 swopped his farm (part D) for parts A and B of his sister in law Helena Maria Hugo. She then sold the farm to her son Eduard Christiaan le Roux.

Probably the earliest visual document of the homestead is a sketch by Trotter which was made around 1900.

There are also a few photographs taken by Arthur Elliott in 1910 which show the corrugated iron roof that was put on after a fire in 1907 which destroyed the old thatch roof. Eduard Christiaan le Roux was married to Margaretha Johanna Cronje who owned the farm after her husband died in 1940. Their son, David Jacobus le Roux (1915 - 1998) bought the farm in 1956. He was married to Johanna Margaretha Haumann (born 1918) and after his death their son, Eduard Christiaan le Roux took over the farming under certain conditions of a trust. In 1977 the Burgundy homestead, because of its historical significance was declared a national monument.

The farm was sold to Trevor and Tracey Kirsten on 30th March 2001. Shortly afterwards they contracted Len Raymond of Daljosaphat Restorations to restore the homestead. After historical research and recommendations from the South African Heritage Resources Agency, work began on the building in March 2001. Strict conservation processes were followed and a year later Bourgogne Burgundy became a magnificent home to the Kirsten family. An extensive replanting programme commenced to turn Bourgogne Burgundy into a top class wine estate with a 300 ton wine cellar planned for the year 2004 and production starting in 2005.

Married to Isabeau Taillefert, 1692

Son Pierre de Villiers born 26 December 1695

Boer saam met sy broers op Bourgogne en Picardi-la-Brie, Paarl De Villiers - Huguenots from La Rochelle, France. Three brothers fled to Holland. In 1688 they sailed from Texel for the Cape with an introduction as vine growers. Became a prominent family at the Cape.

«b»Pierre DE VILLIERS (Stamvader) «/b»Born: 1657, La Rochelle, France Marriage: Elisabeth TAILLEFER in 1694 in Cape Colony Died: 22 Jan 1720, Picardie Le Brie, Paarl at age 63 «b»Noted events in his life were:«/b»

 Emigration: from Holland on the ship "Zion", 8 Jan 1689, La Rochelle, France. The ship arrived at Table Bay on 6 May 1689.

Pierre married Elisabeth TAILLEFER, daughter of Isaac TAILLEFER (Stamvader) and Susanne BRIET, in 1694 in Cape Colony. (Elisabeth TAILLEFER was born in 1674 in Picardie Le Brie, France and died in 1735 in Paarl, Cape Province.)

Married to Isabeau Taillefert, 1692

Son Pierre de Villiers II born 26 December 1695


1. Pierre ~ 26/12/1695 + 22/4/1765 boer Picardie en ook La Paris (1736-55), x 1724 Heter Roux weduwee van Johann Heinrich Mylius 2. Jean ~ 26/6/1699, boer La Brie, Paarl x 7/8/1735 Hester Mylius 3. Madeleine (Magdalena) ~ 7/8/1701 + 1750 x 17/11/1726 David de Villiers, haar neef. Hulle het op Vrede en Lust geboer. 4. Izaak ~ 1703 + voor Sept 1755, besit 1728-30 De Zoete Inval, Paarl, later ook Kaalruens, Caledon x 17/1/1751 Maria van den Heever 5. Anna ~ 17/8/1705 6. Susanna + 1752 ongetroud 7. Elizabeth x Durand Sollier

Verwysings: De Villiers/Pama Heese/Lombard Verwysingsmateriaal, Boksburg biblioteek Verwysingsmateriaal, Springs LDS FHC biblioteek

Saamgestel deur: Martina Louw (nee van Breda) Kennethl@xtra.co.nz

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Children according to SAG Volume14 pages 360 - 408

b1 - Elisabeth *c1691 + c1744 x Durand Soullier c 1716 b2 Susanna *c 1693 + c 1752 b3 Pierre *c 1695 + 1763 b4 Isaac *c 1797 + 1755 b5 Jean/Jan * c 1699 + c 1744 b6 Marie * c 1701 + c 1749 x David de Villiers b7 Magdalena * c 1705

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Pierre de Villiers, SV1/PROG1's Timeline

January 1657
La Rochelle, Bourgogne, France
Age 36
Age 36
Age 38
Paarl, South Africa, Cape
Age 40
June 28, 1699
Age 42
Paarl, Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
August 7, 1701
Age 44
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa