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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...
  • 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 Riche Place of origin: The Thimerais region (Normandie)? Date of arrival: 1698 Ship: Driebergen Settled at: Kromrivier in the Wagenmakersvallei Married to S...


  • 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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