Susanne Reyne

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Susanne Reyne

Birthdate:
Birthplace: De la Roque, D'Antheron, Provence, France
Death: Died in Berg China, Atlantic Ocean
Cause of death: Died at sea
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jean Reyne and Jaenne Parisse
Wife of Pierre Joubert, SV/PROG

Occupation: Died on board "Berg China"
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About Susanne Reyne

Oorlede voor die skip "Berg China" Rotterdam op 20 Maart 1688 verlaat het, of tydens die boot se reis na die Kaap.

Suzanne Reyne in Harry Booyens' 'God Bless the good ship China'

One of the more interesting locations is La Roque d'Antheron. It is the only one of our group of Vaudois towns that actually lies on the south bank of the Durance River. It has a long history of Vaudois culture. In the year 2009 it will still have a Rue de Vaudois. In this area the name Rey abounds, but it is Suzanne Reyne (the feminine form of the surname) who holds our interest. In fact, there are two Suzanne Reynes in town at this time and we have no simple way to tell them apart as yet... (Two Suzanne Reynes from La Roque appear in the books; Another travels in the company of a Marie Reyne and appears at Neuchâtel)

By 31 October 1687, when this main refugee group arrives at Frankfurt, Suzanne Reyne has already been there two days. The Gardiol family from Lacoste behind the Luberon, the Verdeaus (who were at Schaffhausen with Suzanne Reyne), the two Furets and Pierre Joubert of La Motte have all been at Frankfurt since the 27th of the month -that is four days earlier. The Frachasse family of two brothers and the wife of one of them probably traveled totally separately from all the others and have arrived on the 18th of the month, nine days before.. Suzanne Reyne, La Roque d'Antheron in the Church Books: Arrives Genve: 24.09.1687 Schaffhausen 09.10.1687 Frankfurt 29.10.1687...

VOC Passenger List in Rotterdam dated 3 months before sailing: Susanne Resue23 (20) unmarried (Resue is no doubt an erroneous transcription of Resne, an alternative spelling of Reyne)... Sometime during the three month period following their arrival in Frankfurt, Pierre Joubert and Suzanne Reyne develop a relationship. Having submitted her name for going to the Cape of Good Hope, Suzanne no doubt does not want to give up this dream. And this is how she and Pierre end up on 1 February 1688 in front of the pulpit in the Belgian Walloon Church in Brielle near Rotterdam (Commission pour l'histoire des églises Wallonnes, Bul. de la Comm. pour l'histoire des églises Wallonnes, Vol.1; (1885), pp.243). Since minister Etienne Villet (ibid p246) of that church comes from Mérindol, he no doubt is favourably disposed toward Suzanne, who is from nearby Roque d'Antheron. The church promptly obtains the approval of the magistrate to have the banns of the couple read three times on that day, so that they might be married before their ship sails. This no doubt assures Pierre a berth on the ship with Suzanne....

Given that Pierre Joubert is already concluded to be aboard the ship China, it stands to reason that his wife of 48 days, Suzanne Reyne, also boards, However, she never arrives at the Cape and we are forced to conclude that she dies on the voyage. [or shortly before? Sharon Sep 2016] http://members.shaw.ca/cliffwoodfogge/Documents/China4thEdition.pdf

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Susanne Reyne's Timeline

1667
1667
De la Roque, D'Antheron, Provence, France
1688
August 3, 1688
Age 21
Berg China, Atlantic Ocean