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Pierre le Fèvre, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Fleurbaix, Artois, France
Death: 1741
Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown father of Pierre & Barbe le Févre and Unknown mother of Pierre & Barbe le Febré
Husband of Marie de Gravé, SM/PROG
Father of Guillaume le Febre; Gysbert le Febré; Martha Terblanche; Catherina Smit; Guilliaume le Febre, b1 and 3 others
Brother of Barbe le Févre, SM/PROG

Occupation: Farmer, Arriveer 1683 van Fleurbaix in Artois
Managed by: Sharon Lee Doubell
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About Pierre le Fèvre, SV/PROG

Arrivals at the Cape in 1683 were Pierre le Fevre, his wife Marie de Grave and their son Guillaume. It is possible that Pierre was also accompanied by his sister Barbe, born about the year 1670. This family came from the village of Fleurbaix, west of Lille in the Pays de l’Al- leu. ( BOTHA, French refugees, p. 91; J. HOGE, 'Aantekeninge oor Huge- note’, TWK, Nuwe Reeks, VI, 1, Nov. 1945, p. 18). Was Barbe’s second husband of 1709, Roelof (Roloff) Jonasse, from Norway? (G 2, 7/1, Stellenbosch, Huweliksregister: April 22, 1709, p. 4.)

  • Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA CHAPTER EIGHT Cape settlers IV: from Burgundy to Picardy p263

PN le Févre was born circa 1630 in Fleurbaix or Lille, Flandre, Belgium.


  • Pierre le Févre b. c 1650
  • Barbe le Févre b. c 1670
  • He married Maria de Gravé before 1684.
  • AKA Pierre le Febre/Pijer Lafeber


Maria de Gravé b. c 1668


  • Guillaume le Févre
  • Martha le Févre b. b 30 Jul 1684
  • Marie-Catherine le Fèvre b. b 13 Oct 1686, d. 1782
  • Catharina le Févre b. b 27 Aug 1688

on http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g6/p6925.htm

Monsterrol van de vrije luijden 1685

Aan't Stellenbosch

'Pieter Lefebre en Maria de Graeff 2 k.' [The children were possibly Guillaume and Martha, born c. 1684 - JS]

Distribution List 18 - 19 April 1690


'Pierre le Febre, wife and two children ..... f50'

[There should have been 3 children, assuming that Guillaume had died - JS]

- Theal, History of South Africa 1486 - 1691, p 349 - 350.

Monsterrol 1695

District van Stellenbosch

p 145 'Pieter Lefebur en Maria de Brave 3 k.'

It appears that the Isaac le Febre referred to in the GISA entry (cf baptism date) was born in Vieille Eglise, Guines to parents Pierre le Fevre en Marie Guignart.

See: Isaac le Fevre, geboren te Vieille Eglise (Guines) op 28 oktober 1678, gedoopt te Calais {dtb Guines} op 13 November 1678 (doopgetuigen waren Isaac le Fevre en Suzanne le Roux), zoon van Pierre le Fevre en Marie Guignart.

- "Transcript of the Registers of the Protestant Church at Guisnes, from 1668 to 1685", William Minet, 1891 for Huguenot Society of London on http://www.grijsbaard.nl/Guines/HZ004154.HTM

Isaac's father therefore was:

'Pierre le Fevre, geboren te Canterbury (Eng) rond 1657, wonende te Vieille Eglise (Guines), zoon van Pierre le Fevre en Rachel Vanplus, (Vamplus)'.

Getuige 1679 bij huwelijk broer Isaac, samen met vader Pierre. Hij is getrouwd te Guînes (62) op 9 mei 1677 voor de kerk met Marie Guignart, geboren te Offekerque (62-Guînes) rond 1654, wonende te Vieille Eglise (Guines), dochter van Jean Guignart en Catherine Coman, (Copman).

- "Transcript of the Registers of the Protestant Church at Guisnes, from 1668 to 1685", William Minet, 1891 for Huguenot Society of London on http://www.grijsbaard.nl/Guines/HZ003703.HTM

[I understand from this that Pierre le Febre son of Pierre le Fevre and Marie Guignart - was not the husband of Marie de Grave - that there is a second Pierre CJB. If this is the case the solution is to disconnect this profile from this couple and replace him with the right one. We need to wait for the outcome of Jansi's deliberations]

He is clearly not our Pierre le Febre, who was from Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France:

A farming village some 15 miles (24.1 km) northeast of Béthune and 13 miles (20.9 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D176 and the D171 roads, at the border with the department of Nord."

Our Pierre's parents were therefore not Pierre le Fevre en Rachel Vanplus either, since they were this Pierre's parents.

The information below should be followed up, since what we have is clearly wrong - JS

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Pierre le Fèvre, SV/PROG's Timeline

Fleurbaix, Artois, France
Age 20
Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
Age 23
Age 23
Fleurbaix, Artois, France
Age 26
July 30, 1684
Age 27
Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
July 30, 1684
Age 27
Stellenbosch, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa
October 13, 1686
Age 29
Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
August 17, 1688
Age 31
Pretoria, Groot Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, South Africa