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Jean (Durand) Durandt (abt. 1666 - 1727)

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Jean "Jan" Durandt formerly Durand
Born about in La Motte-Chalancon, Dauphiné, Francemap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colony [South Africa]map
Husband of — married in Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede
Descendants descendants
Died in Drakenstein, Dutch Cape Colonymap
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Jean (Durand) Durandt was a Huguenot emigrant.
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Date: Jean Durand was born in 1666 [1] Omtrent (about) 1666 of (or) 1669
Date: 1690 [2]
Place: La Motte Chalancon in Dauphine, France [2]
Place: He may have been born in La Motte-Chalancon, Dauphiné, France[1] La Motte Chalancon, Dauphine, Frankryk[3]


Mediese dokter en boer (doctor and farmer)[4] He was a Medical doctor and farmer.[1]
Place: Drakenstein[4]


He arrived at the Cape from La Motte-Chalancon, Dauphiné in 1689[1]
Arrived at the Cape 72 Jan, 1689. [5]


Chirurgyn and farmer in Drakenstein [2]
Chirurgyn en boer in Drakenstein. Van La Motte Chalancon in Dauphine afkomstig. [2]


Date: 29/02/1702
Place: Drakenstein[4]
Husband: Jean Durand
Wife: Anna Vermeulen
Child: Susanna Durand
Child: Johanna Durand
His children with Wilhelmina van Zyl:
  1. Johanna Durand * 23 Jun 1715
  2. Susanna Durand * 6 Sep 1716
  3. Wilhelmina Durand * 2 Oct 1718
  4. Jan Durand * 15 Oct 1720
  5. Jonathan Durand * before 27 Sep 1722, ϯ before 12 Jan 1755
  6. Wilhelmina Christina Durand *3 Nov 1726 [1]
1st wife: Anna Vermeulen, daughter of Jan Willemse Vermeulen and Catharina Opklim, married on 22 February 1702 Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk, (Cape Town), de Caep de Goede Hoop.[1]
2nd wife: Wilhelmina van Zyl, daughter of Willem Willemsz van Zijl and Christina van Loveren, married on 6 May 1714 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Stellenbosch, de Caep de Goede Hoop.[1]

Gebeurtenisse (Afrikaans)

Jean DURAND is ongeveer 1666 of 1669 in die dorpie La Motte Chalancon in die provinsie Dauphine, Frankryk gebore. Toe sy eerste testament op 20.3.1707 opgestel is het hy beweer dat hy ongeveer 38 jaar oud is (gebore 1669). Sy vrou, Anna VERMEULEN, was toe 21 jaar oud en het siek in die bed gelê [KAB: MOOC 7/1/2 no.19]. Toe sy tweede testament op 14.2.1726 opgestel is, het hy beweer dat hy omtrent 60 jaar oud is (gebore 1666). Sy tweede vrou, Wilhelmina VAN ZYL, was toe 31 jaar oud [KAB: MOOC 7/1/4 no.27]
Hy was 'n chirurgyn en het ook geboer. Hy trou 29.2.1702 met Anna VERMEULEN, gedoop Drakenstein 8.12.1696, oorlede tussen 1712 en 1714. Sy word nog vermeld op die opgaafrol vir 1712, maar sy word nie vermeld in die Drakenstein lidmaatregister wat ds Petrus van Aken in 1715 opgestel het nie. Daar word nie vermeld wanneer hul testament by die Kantoor van die Weesmeester vertoon is nie, maar dit is geliasseer in die bundel van 1712 - 1720. Hul huwelik was kinderloos. Hy xx Stellenbosch 6.5.1714 met Wilhelmina VAN ZYL. Sy xx 4.10.1727 met Jacobus LOUW. Jean DURAND en Wilhelmina VAN ZYL het 6 kinders gehad.
Volgens die doopinskrywing van Johanna is sy 'n dogter van Jan DURAN en Willemina VAN ZYL. Sy is gedoop in Drakenstein gemeente op 23.6.1715 en die getuies by haar doop was Willem van Zyl en sy vrou Willemina van Zyl [NG Kerkargief: G3.3/1].
Volgens die doopinskrywing van Susanna is sy 'n dogter van Jan DURAND en Willemina VAN ZYL. Sy is ook gedoop in Drakenstein gemeente op 6.9.1716 en die getuies by haar doop was David Sollier en Susanna de Villiers [NG Kerkargief: G3.3/1]
Jean DURAND is op 1.3.1727 oorlede. Sy boedel moes f18 aan die kerkraad van die gemeente van Drakenstein betaal vir die huur van 'n doodskleed en baar tydens sy begrafnis.
Ek hoop dit help, al weet ek nog steeds nie wat Anna VERMEULEN se werklike sterfdatum was nie.
Vriendelike groete, Juna Malherbe

Events (English)

He signed as one of the witnesses at the baptisms of Jean Joubert on 7 December 1695 Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop, of Jacobus Hatting on 3 May 1699 Drakenstein, of Susanne Senecal on 10 July 1707 Drakenstein, of Jean Niel on 8 November 1711 Drakenstein and of Jean Theron on 9 July 1712 Drakenstein.[citation needed][1]


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. [6] These signatures were almost certainly also some of those of the 240 burghers who signed the petition headed by Adam Tas [7] against corruption and cronyism by the Government of Willem Adriaan van der stel. [8]


Date: Jean Durand died March 1727.[1][2] 1 Mar 1727[3]
Place: Drakenstein, Kaap De Goede Hoop, Suid-Afrika[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Schalk Pienaar, 31 Jul 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 May 5, 2013 by Dina Vermaak.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Source: #S9 Page:
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper.
  5. Wapen van Alkmaar ('t Wapen van Alcmaer) belonged to the Chamber of Amsterdam, the captain was Carel Goske. Left Netherlands (Holland), July 27, 1688 with 40 Huguenots on board. At arrival in Table Bay on January 27, 1689, 37 people had died and she had 104 sick people on board.
    Passenger list (Source: 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) Contributor Lesley Robertson; on Olivetreegenealogy Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa; Ships Passenger List for Huguenot Ship Waapen van Aalkmar to South Africa 1688:
    Louis Fourie (1669-1750)
    Pierre Meyer (1668-1745)
    Jean Durand (1666-1727)
    Jean Gardé (?-1704)
    Pierre Rochefort (?- aft 1708)
    Louis Barret (?-aft.1705)
    Anthoine Martin (1644-1699)
    Pierre Benezet
    Jean Imbert (?-1723)
    Nicolaas Labat (? - 1698)
    Claudine Seugnet (1671-1721)
    Suzanne Seignet (1673-1743)
    Jeanne Seugnet (1675-1689)
    Marguerite Perrotette (widow Gardiol) (1648-1691)
    Suzanne Gardiolle (1668-1729)
    Marguerite Gardiolle (1670-1747)
    Jean Gardiol (1674-1738)
    Matthieu Amiel (? -1719) and Suzanne Aubanelle (? - abt.1688)
    Two Amiel children
    Pierre Batte (? - aft.1719)
    Paul Brassiet (? -aft.1692)
    Jean le Roux (?-1752)
    Daniel Bouvat (? -aft.1708)
    Another source (Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988) (Contributor June 19, 1999 Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden) on the same source Olivetreegenealogy Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa; Ships Passenger List for Wapen van Aalkmar from Texel Netherlands to South Africa 1688 lists:
    Antoine Maartin, Lanquedoc
    Marguerite Perrotette
    Matthieu Amiel of Le Luc, Province
    Suzanne Aubanelle Amiel of Le Luc, Province
    Pierre Roux
    Daniel Bouvat of Die, Dauphine
    Seen and added by Philip van der Walt Sep 26, 2015.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.)

  • WikiTree profile Durand-101 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper. User ID: 3D473628BBBD5243BE9D17D0E26117A732BC Prior to import, this record was last changed 8 Jan 2010.

  • WikiTree profile Durand-69 created through the import of My Family.Pretorius.Van_Wyk.DeWaal.Potgieter.2011.ged on Sep 19, 2011 by Judy Potgieter.

  • WikiTree profile Durand-137 through the import of Wiggins.ged on Mar 27, 2013 by Thank you to Edward Wiggins. Record ID Number: MH:I92 : User ID: 9AD2BCD6-5AC1-436B-AC62-3D7350FB6391 : UPD 18 JAN 2012 22:36:51 GMT+2
  • Source: #S9 Record ID Number: MH:S9 User ID: 3BE29071-1BC4-4072-93FD-C4B423097AB4 UPD 18 JAN 2012 22:34:20 GMT+2 Title: Die Rudolph Familie-Geskiedenis in Suid-Afrika

  • WikiTree profile Durandt-8 created through the import of Vermaak Family Site - 05 May 2013.GED on May 5, 2013 by Dina Vermaak. Record ID Number: MH:I1478 : User ID: 1E19B233-776C-436E-9971-2F08480B8ECA : UPD 22 MAR 2009 19:26:10 GMT+2
  • Source: Author: Paul Mare Title: Mare/Maree Family in South Africa Text: Page: Jean Durandt
  • Source: Author: Natasha Stock Title: GABuitendag Web Site Text: Page: Jean du Randt

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On 26 Sep 2015 at 12:23 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Durand-69 and Durandt-8 appear to represent the same person because: Same daughter. Might have to be set as unmerged match until LNAB can be determined

On 2 Aug 2014 at 07:35 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Durand-137 and Durand-101 appear to represent the same person because: Same data, same person.

On 1 Aug 2014 at 06:57 GMT Schalk Pienaar wrote:

Durand-101 and Durand-69 appear to represent the same person because: The person who married Wilhelmina van Zyl (SM) is Jean du Rand, born in 1666

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