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  • Oosterland: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Oosterlandt arrives in Table Bay 25 April 1688 Ship’s type: Spiegelretourschip ("Transom return ship" built for transport between the Dutch Republic and the settlements and strongholds of the Dutch East India Company in the East Indies. On an outward voyage these ships carried guns and bricks for the settlements and strongholds, and silver and golden coins to purchase Asian goods...

  • French Huguenot Settlers in South Africa

    Fleeing religious persecution of Protestants in France after the 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes (which had guaranteed their rights), 200 000 French Huguenots emigrated to countries such as Switzerland. Germany, England, America, and South Africa. Amongst the first Huguenots to come were Francois Villion (Viljoen) in 1671, Pierre le Febre in 1683, Jean de Long, and the du Toit brothers...

  • Huguenot immigration to the James River area of Virginia 1620 to 1700

    Join this project (Actions > Join Project) if you would like to become part of it Soon after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, King William and Queen Mary ascended to the throne of England. They offered the Huguenots the privilege of settling in Virginia. About 600 came to Virginia in 1700- 170. Many settled at a deserted Indian village called Manakintown.which is on the south side of th...

  • Zuid Beveland: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Zuid-Beveland arrives in Table Bay 19 August 1688 Ship’s type: Pinas Construction: Built in 1680 for the Chamber of Zeeland at the VOC ship yard in Middelburg. Term: In use by the VOC from 1681 until it burnt out in 1690 in Amsterdam. Length: 130 feet Breadth: 31 feet Draught (depth): 13,5 feet Loading capacity: 518 tons Flag: Chamber of Zeeland Voyage to the Ca...

  • Huguenot Ships to the Cape - Project Index

    INDEX of the PROJECTS REQUIRED for the ships that brought French Huguenots from the Netherlands to the Cape PLEASE come and help: Template for Ship Project . Yell to Sharon for help if you're a newbie at creating projects :-) VRIJHEIJT 23 June 1686 du Toit EEMSLAND 1687 BOSWIJK1687 VOORSCHOOTEN arrived Saldanha Bay 13 April 1688, arrived on JUPITER in Cape 8 May 1688 Da...

  • Schelde: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Schelde arrives in Table Bay 5 June 1688 Ship’s type: Jacht Construction: Built in 1682 for the Chamber of Zeeland at the VOC ship yard in Middelburg. Term: In use by the VOC from 1683 until it was dismantled in Batavia in January 1703. Length: 140 feet Breadth: 35,5 feet Draught (depth): 14,75 feet Loading capacity: 733 tons Crew: 200-250 men Flag: Chamber of Zee...

  • Huguenots of Ireland

    The Huguenots in Ireland Around the start of the eighteenth century, as Irish conditions became more settled, two groups of continental Protestant refugees were settled in the country with official, or semi-official help. The first of these, the Huguenots , were French Calvinists persecuted intermittently by the Catholic rulers of France throughout the seventeenth century. The second group ...

  • Voorschoten: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Voorschoten arrived in Saldanha on 25 April 1688, & in the Cape on 13 April 1688 Ship’s type: Fluitschip Construction: Built in 1684 for the Chamber of Delft at the VOC ship yard in Delftshaven . Term: In use by the VOC from 1684 until 9 November 1706 when it was dismantled in Batavia. Length: 131 feet Breadth: 31 feet Depth: 13,75 feet Loading capacity: 558 tons Cr...

  • Vrijheid: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Vrijheid arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 23 June 1686 Ship’s type: Jacht Construction: Built in 1666 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in Amsterdam. Term: In use by the VOC from 1666 until 17 July 1691 when it was sold in Batavia. Length: 170 feet Breadth: 39 feet Loading capacity: 1210 tons Crew: 240-300 men Flag: Chamber of Zeeland Voyage t...

  • Borssenburg: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Borssenburg arrives in Table Bay 12 May 1688 Ship’s type: Kat Construction: Built in 1686 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in Amsterdam. Term: In use by the VOC from 1686 until it was wrecked at Surat on 7 May 1697. Length: 115 feet Breadth: 27 feet Depth: 9,5 feet Loading capacity: 320 tons Crew: 80-100 men Flag: Chamber of Amsterdam Voyage t...

  • Spierdijk: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Spierdijk Arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 23 April 1688 Ship’s type: Fluitschip Construction: Built in 1685 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in Amsterdam. Term: In use by the VOC from 1685 until it was sold on 28 June 1708 in Batavia. Length: 130 feet Breadth: 32 feet Depth: 14 feet Loading capacity: 606 tons Crew: 120-200 men Flag: Chamber of...

  • Battleground Ireland

    Battleground Ireland Ireland became a battleground almost by accident - having left England, James II had de facto handed William the crown on a silver plate. His only hope of restoration was linked to a return to his realm. And only one part was considered secure and sympathetic enough - Catholic Ireland, effectively ruled by the Jacobite Tyrconnel. Tyrconnel was determined to hold on to p...

  • Huguenots of Colonial New England

    Most of the Huguenot congregations (or individuals) in North America eventually affiliated with other Protestant denominations with more numerous members. The Huguenots adapted quickly and often began to marry outside their immediate French communities fairly rapidly, which led to their assimilation. Their descendants in many families continued to use French first names and surnames for their c...

  • Huguenots of Britain

    Scope Scope of this project is to look in to the history of the huguenots in Britain and to indentify those who came and settled in Britain. The Huguenots An estimated 50,000 Protestant Walloons and Huguenots fled to England, about 10,000 of whom moved on to Ireland around the 1690s. In relative terms, this could be the largest wave of immigration of a single community into Britain ever...

  • Descendants of Paulus Balliet(1717-1777)

    Paulus Balliet (1717-1777) was a Huguenot(French Protestant) who fled Catholic France for America. Paulus came to Philadelphia,PA and settled in Lehigh County in 1738. Paulus ran a Tavern/Inn, and helped found Ballietsville,PA, and credited with being the founder of the First Line of Balliets.

  • Notable Huguenot descendants - Britain

    Notable Huguenot descendants - Britain Arts, Entertainment and sports Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), British illustrator of Charles Dickens Tony Cottee, West Ham United and England footballer Piers Courage , English racing driver Phil de Glanville, England rugby union international (private profile) William De Morgan , British art potter, tile designer, and author G....

  • Notable Huguenot descendants - United States

    Notable Huguenots or people from Huguenot descent United States Arts & Entertainment James Agee , American screenwriter and Pulitzer prize winning author Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo cowboy, artist, and sculptor William Christopher, American actor Joan Crawford , American actress Davy Crockett , American folk hero Johnny Depp , American actor Philip Morin Freneau...

  • Huguenots of Abbeville, South Carolina

    Source: Passenger List of Huguenots and Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina No. 5. pp 76-78, Charleston, South Carolina, 1897. Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. THE HUGUENOTS OF ABBEVILLE, S. C. During the persecutions of the Huguenots in France, which had continued through the 18th century almost to its close, a colony arrived in South Carolina in 1764. Two hundred...

  • Schomberg House, Pall Mall, London, England

    Schomberg House, Pall Mall, London, England Schomberg House is a mansion on the south side of Pall Mall in central London which has a colourful history. Only the street facade survives today. It was built for The 3rd Duke of Schomberg, a Huguenot general in the service of the British Crown.[1] It was adapted from Portland House, which in turn has been created by the Countess of Portland by co...

  • Notable Huguenot descendants - Australia

    Huguenots were French Protestants, the term possibly deriving from mispronunciation of the Swiss-German Eidgenosse, meaning sworn companion or confederate. They were at the centre of political and religious disputes in France in the 16th and 17th centuries. Under Henri II (1547-59) they formed a powerful group which included the king of Navarre and Gaspard de Coligny, Admiral of France, and was...