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Louis de Berault (abt. 1649)

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Louis de Berault
Born about in Frankrykmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colonymap
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Louis de Berault is a Cape of Good Hope - Kaap de Goede Hoop (1652-1806) Stamouer-Progenitor
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Louis de Berault was a Huguenot.
He found refuge in the Dutch Cape Colony.
In die argiefdokumentasie rondom 1690 word verwys na 'n Louis de Beer

Hieroor bestaan daar heelwat verwarring, as gevolg van die Nederlandse spelwyse wat nie deurgaans gehou het by die korrekte spelling van die Franse vanne nie. Twee persone, met byna soortgelyke vanne, kan hiervoor in aanmerking kom, nl.

1: Louis Francois Bureau x Alexandrina Maxvelt, Louis Francois Bureau was ’n soldaat van Belgiese afkoms, later klerk en is in 1685 gedeporteer. (Kyk SAG 1. p. 499).
2: Louis de Berault was ’n broer van Anne de Berault (ook soms gespel Bereau). Anne de Berault was die vrou van die Franssprekende ds. Pierre Simond. Louis de Berault het in Oktober 1688 saam met ds. Pierre Simond met die boot, “Zuid Beverland,” in Kaapstad aangekom en sy naam word in 1691 aangedui as ouderling van die Franssprekende gemeente, Drakenstein. Hy was nooit getroud nie, en geen nageslag is onwrikbaar bewys nie.

Die foutiewe informasie vir die profiel is oorgeneem uit sekondêre bronne. Navorsing wat later gedoen is en DNA toetse het vir die regstelling gesorg. My dank aan Mansell Upham en June Barnes vir hul uitgebreide navorsing Van Heerden-335 03:15, 15 October 2016 (EDT)




Between 1690 and 1724, 54 Huguenots signed documents. These signatures were published by Graham Botha in his book The French Refugees at the Cape and includes those of Louis de Berault, Pierre Simond, Jacques Delporte, Jean Durand, Jacques de Savoye, Jacques Nourtier, André Gauch, François Retif, Guillaume Néel, Paul Roux, Daniel Hùgo, David Senecal, Jean Prieur du Plessis, Guillaume du Toit, François du Toit, Jean le Roux (or Jean le Roux de Normandie?), Jacques Therond, Hercules des Prez, Abraham de Villiers, Jean Gardiol, Jacques de Villiers, Pierre de Villiers, Isaac Taillefert (or Isaac Taillefer-164)), Jean Taillefert, Jean Gardé, Claude Marais, Estienne Bruére, Daniel des Ruelles, Pierre Rousseau, Jacques Pinard, Estienne Cronje, Jacques Malan, Gabriel le Roux, David du Buisson, Daniel Nourtier, Estienne Niel, Philippe Fouché, Gideon le Grand, Pierre Cronjé, Paul Couvret, Paul le Febvre, Salomon de Gournay, Pierre Vivier, Pierre Jourdan, Estienne Viret, Esaias Engelbert Caucheteux and Jean de Buijs. [1] These signatures were almost certainly also some of those of the 240 burghers who signed the petition headed by Adam Tas [2] against corruption and cronyism by the Government of Willem Adriaan van der stel. [3]

le Longs in Boucher

"The relationship between the various members of the Le Long family at the Cape cannot yet be fully elucidated. Elisabeth {Le_Longue-2 or Le_Long-25?} was perhaps the sister of Charles and Jean le Long (Le_Longue-3?); Jean had a daughter Marie (Le_Long-2?) and it seems not unlikely that the Jacques le Long who died early in 1707 at the hands of a certain Abraham Jacob was Jean’s son. Jacques le Long is presumably the Jacobus le Long whose name is encountered among the Drakenstein burgher infantry shortly before that date. J.Hoge’s researches have established that Charles le Long came to the United Provinces from the Palatinate, while more recently A.M. Hugo has suggested that Elisabeth might have been the daughter of a Blois attorney Louis le Long and his wife Marie Baignoulx, born in 1653. This possibility is reinforced by Paul de Felice’s assertion that a Pierre Baignoulx preached a sermon at the Cape towards the end of the seventeenth century. On the other hand, the Elisabeth le Long at the Cape would seem to have been a much younger woman. The Le Long emigration is associated with the sailing of the Suijdbeveland from Zeeland on April 22, 1688, the vessel which brought to the Cape the pastor Simond, to be discussed in a later chapter, his wife Anne de Berault and her brother Louis. As the Beraults came from the L’Aigle district in Normandy, perhaps the Le Longs hailed from the same town. The name is known there. However the ship also carried refugees from Dieppe, where a Calvinist servant Jean le Long was living in 1686. Pp120-1" (Boucher.M (1981). French speakers at the Cape: The European Background. Pretoria, UNISA: Ch 5: Cape settlers I: from the Loire to the Channel) [4]


Date: 1688 [5]
Place: aan boord die "Zuid Beveland" [5]


  1. Entered by Pieter Meyer 25 April, 2013. Source: Colin Graham Botha, The French Refugees at the Cape (Cape Town: Cape Times Limited, 1921), p. 74. Also see > French Huguenots who emigrated to South Africa.
  2. Also see: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. Page: Adam Tas & Adam Tas, Dagboek (eds. Leo Fouché, A.J. Böeseken, vert. J.P. Smuts). Van Riebeeck-Vereniging, Kaapstad 1970 2011 dbnl / erven Leo Fouché / A.J. Böeseken / J. Smuts. Seen and entered by Philip van der Walt Apr 3, 2017.
  3. Willem Adriaan van der stel succeeded his father, Simon van der Stel, as Governor of the Cape in 1699; Willem van der Stel abused his official position to corner an over-supplied market in farm produce. Van der Stel was jealous of Adam Tas's wealth and easy going life, and in 1706 he used his legal powers to arrest and imprison him. Tas became a Stellenbosch legend when he had this petition drawn up against incumbent Governor W.A. van der Stel and other farming officials. Tas and his fellow free burghers were protesting against the corruption and extravagant lifestyle of Van der Stel and the fact that abuse of power by officials led to unfair competition with burghers. The Tas petition was submitted to the Lords Seventeen, the governing body of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), in Amsterdam. The petition was rejected and on Sunday, 28 February 1706 Magistrate Starrenburg arrested Adam Tas. From documents in the desk of Tas, Van der Stel established the nature of complaints against him and also the names of the dissatisfied burghers. Though several more burghers were arrested and punished, they were victorious at the end, when the Lords Seventeen in October 1706 categorically prohibited officials to own land or to trade. His wife Elizabeth van Brakel tried hard to get him released; when Adam Tas was finally freed after thirteen months, he named his farm 'Libertas' (liberty). Van der Stel was recalled to the Netherlands in 1707. Sources:; (seen and added by Philip van der Walt with the kind help of Maria Labuschagne on Apr 3, 2017.)
  4. Source [lead]: > Jean le Long, SV/PROG Seen and added by Philip van der Walt Jul 22, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 WikiTree profile De Berault-1 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper.

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Prominent Huguenot signatures
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G.C. Botha mapping Huguenot farms
G.C. Botha mapping Huguenot farms

Botha map and index of farms given to Huguenots (1921)
Botha map and index of farms given to Huguenots (1921)

French geographic origins Cape Huguenots
French geographic origins Cape Huguenots


On 15 Oct 2016 at 07:38 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:

I will remove the child Catharina De Bero and the "Wife" Catharina (Van De Kaap) de Berault from this profile and add them to the correct family

On 20 Jun 2016 at 19:17 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Also see (is Catherina van de Kaap the same person as Catharina Kiens? probably not, as the latter was supposed to have been born in the Netherlands).

On 20 Jun 2016 at 19:10 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Louis de Berault (?-1689)

Pierre Simond (1651-aft.1702) and Anne de Berault (1664-aft.1702) Sources: mostly Appendix 2 of "Hugenotebloed in ons are" by J.G. le Roux (1992; ISBN 0-7969-0566-5) and "French speakers at the Cape" by M. Boucher (1981, ISBN 0-86981-222-X) Source: Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988

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