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Pierre de Villiers

Birthplace: Saint-Martin-du-Lac, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France
Death: Died in France
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Son of Pierre de Villiers and Isabelle de Villiers
Husband of Elizabeth Secault
Father of Pierre de Villiers, SV/PROG 1; Abraham de Villiers SV/PROG 2 and Paul de Villiers
Brother of Jacques (Jacob) de Villiers

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About Pierre de Villiers

Married to Isabeau Sicault

Son Pierre de Villiers born 1657 in Bar-Sur-Seine, Burgundy, France

Son Jacob (Jacques) de Villiers born 1661 in Bar-Sur-Seine, Bourgogne, France

Pierre was born circa 1630, probably in Saint Jean d'Angely, south west France, and married his wife Elizabeth [née Secault] in 1656. They probably lived in the vicinity of Cognac in south west France. They were the parents of four sons, Abraham, Pierre, Jacques and Paul. They belonged to the Huguenot religion, which is the name for French Calvinist Protestants. Pierre was almost surely involved with wine making. With Louis XIV's revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 his sons, Abraham, Pierre and Jacques fled to Holland, where, because of their knowledge of wine making, they obtained free passage from the Dutch East India Company to the Cape where they were promised land on which to produce wine.

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Saint-Martin-du-Lac, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France
Age 27
La Rochelle, Bourgogne, France
Age 29
Aunis òf Bourgonge, Frankryk, La Rochelle
May 22, 1667
Age 37
Age 37
Bourgogne, France