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Suzanne Seugnet

Also Known As: "Suzanne du Toit"
Birthplace: Saintes, to the South of La Rochelle, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Èlie Seugnet and Jeanne Pelletreaux
Wife of Francois du Toit, SV/PROG
Mother of Andries du Toit, a2b1; Susanna du Toit, b2; Geertruijda Rossouw, b3 SM; Helena du Toit, b4 SM; Pierre du Toit, b5 and 5 others
Sister of Daniel/David Seugnet; Perrine Seugnet; Hélie Seugnet; Elisabeth Seugnet; Claudine Seugnet, SM/PROG and 1 other

Occupation: House wife
Managed by: Private User
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About Suzanne Seugnet

Susanna Seugnet came to SA from Saintes (in Saintonge) in 1689, together with her sisters, Claudine en Jeanne. [The ship's name is possibly the Berg China, because we know her sister, Claudine's husband of 1689 - Paul Roux - travelled on this ship, but this assumes that marriage pre-dated the voyage, and Paul comes from Orange (in Comtat Venaissin), so perhaps not a safe assumption - Sharon]

On 12 Feb 1690 she married Francois du Toit, who had come from from Lille (in Flandre) in 1686 na die Kaap aan boord die Vrijheit. Francois du Toit owned ‘Die Kleine Bos’ in Dal Josaphat; ‘Zoetnedal’ – an annex to Wagenmakers Vallei; & ‘Limiet Rivier on the Compagnies Rivier, Waveren, above the Company’s Old Post [G.C.Botha Map Showing Huguenot Farms] Hy was 'n Heemraad vir Drakenstein en het 'n belangrike rol gespeel in die vryburgers se stryd teen goewerneur W.A. van der Stel.

Coertzen says she had 4 sons and 5 daughters

a1 Francois du Toit

v. Ryssel, in Frans Vlaandere, Aank. voor 1690, burger Drakenstein, † 1734. x 12.2.1690 Susanne Seugnet, v. Saintonge.

Judi Marais-Meyer register.

Du Toit Familienaamboek

Geslagregister van Vroeë Kaapse families

Groot Familienaamboek.

See also De Afkomst der Boeren by Colenbrander and Die Kaapse Hugenote by Botha. (Peter Silbernagl)


Suzanne Seugnet het gekom van Saintonge, 'n ou naam vir die landstreek tussen Bordeaux en La Rochelle aan die Weskus van Frankryk.

On 9th April 1689 Gade Sevinjet, Susanna Sevinjet and Johanna Sevinjet are noted in the membership list of the Cape Town Congregation as having presented their attestations from Amsterdam.

In the years after the death of her husband in 1731 she lived with her son, Andries du Toit, on his farm in the Wagenmakersvalleij of Drakenstein. In recognition of his love and service to her, in 1744 she made a will leaving him 4000 guilders over and above his part of her estate.

On the same day, 21st June 1744, on the same farm and with the same witnesses, her son Pieter du Toit, and his wife, Elisabeth Russouw, made their joint will, in which he named Susanna Soignet as his mother.

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Suzanne Seugnet's Timeline

October 20, 1671
Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 19
Daljosaphat, Cape Colony, South Africa
Age 20
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 21
Paarl, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
Age 23
Drakenstein, Kaap, Suid Afrika
March 24, 1697
Age 25
Paarl, Franschhoek, Dutch Cape Colony, South Africa
Age 27
Drakenstein, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika
November 4, 1701
Age 30
Paarl/Drakenstein, Cape, South Africa
Age 31
Wellington, Caap de Goede Hoop, Suid Afrika