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Driebergen: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

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  • Estienne Cronjé (c.1671 - 1724)
    Estienne was clearly the unmarried brother of Pierre Cronje SV , who had died on 2 September 1718: * He died unmarried.* Pierre never had a child, Steven or Estienne, baptised.* His brother, Pierre, is...
  • Philippe Drouin (c.1678 - c.1702)
  • Jean Duthuilé (deceased)
  • Pierre Cronjé, SV/PROG 1 (1671 - 1718)
    Summary === Early life in Europe ==There is NO precise information available on the parents, siblings, birthplace(s) or birth dates of the Cronier brothers. They made their way from Thymerais (a histor...
  • Louis le Riche SV/PROG (1673 - 1732)
    Alternate spellings surname: La Riche / Le RichePlace of origin: The Thimerais region (Normandie)? Date of arrival: 1698 Ship: Driebergen Settled at: Kromrivier in the Wagenmakersvallei Married to Suza...


  • Ship’s type: Fluitschip
  • Construction: Built in1692 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in Amsterdam.
  • Term: In use by the VOC from 1692 until it was dismantled on 9 March 1714 in Batavia.
  • Length: 130 feet
  • Breadth: 33 feet
  • Depth: 14 feet
  • Loading capacity: 616 tons
  • Crew: 100-150 men
  • Flag: Chamber of Delft
  • Voyage: Departed from Goeree on 25 May 1698 arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 3 September 1698.
  • Captain: Marten de Jeugd


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