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Philippe Fouche (1645 - 1708)

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Philippe Fouche
Born in Sevres, Francemap
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Husband of — married in Mer, Near Blios, Frankrykmap
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Died in Paarl, de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colony [South Africa]map
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Categories: Cape of Good Hope Stamouer-Progenitor | The Dutch Cape Colony 1652-1806 | Cape of Good Hope Project Needs Validation | Huguenot Migration.

Table Bay, South Africa (1762)
Philippe Fouche was part of the settlement of the Dutch Cape Colony.
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Philippe Fouche was a Huguenot emigrant.
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Date: Philippe Fouche was born in 1645. [1] / 1660[2] / 1661[3]


Date: 1688[4]


On the Voorschoten, the first ship to leave Holland with French refugees. Part of the autumnal fleet - sailing with this ship were Borssenburg, Oosterland, De Schelde, Berg China, Zuid-Beveland and Wapen van Alkmaar. [5] The ship belonged to the Chamber of Delft with Franz Villierius as captain. They left Deltshaven on 31 December 1687 and arrived in Saldanha Bay on 13th April 1688. They landed at Saldanha Bay due to damage caused to the ship by a severe storm. A messenger was send to Table Bay to inform Simon van der Stel who sent the ship Jupiter to fetch the immigrants to arrive at the fort on 28th April 1688 with the following passengers on board: - Charles Marais & Catherine Tabourdeux - Claude (24), Charles jnr. (19), Isaac (10), Marie-Madeleine (6) Marais - Philippe Foucher & Ann Souchay - Anne (6), Esther (5), Jacques (3) Foucher - Gaspard Foucher (21) (now Fouché) - Jacques Pinard (23) & Esther Foucher (21), dese 2 sijn alhier voor haer vertreck te samen getrouwt - Gedeon Malherbe (25) jaeren jonghman - Estienne Bruere (now Bruwer) jonghman oud 23 jaeren is een wagenmaker - Jean Leroux out 21 jaren jonghman - Gabriel le Roux out 17 jaeren - Pierre Sabatier (22) de Massiere jongman - Jean Machepaste (Paste) 25 jaeren jonghman - Pauel Godefroy (22) jaeren jonghman - Marguerite Basche jonge dogter out 23 jaeren. [6] with his wife, Anne Souchay, and their three children, i.e. Anne (6), Esther (5), and Jacques (3).[3]
Philippe FOUCHE van Suevres, sv Bernard Foucher en Anne Bruere was 'n Franse Hugenoot, wat aangekom het met die Voorschooten. [3] in 1688 met sy vrou Anne SOUCHAY (dv Paul Souchay en Anne Paillevert) met wie hy op 7 Jun 1677 getroud is, en 3 kinders, Anne (6) Esther (5) en Jacques (3). In 1690 het hy finansieele bystand ontvang. Hy was gevestig in 1692 te De Wildepaardenjacht, Paarl, en is in 1708 oorlede. Hy het 3 seuns en 3 dogters gehad. Twee kinders is egter jonk in Europa reeds oorlede.[3]
  1. Phillipe * 8 Mei 1679 jonk oorlede
  2. Phillipe * 26 Sep 1680
  3. Anne * 1681, gedoop Frankryk 14 Nov 1681 x Pierre Jourdan, gevestig te Lustig-aan, Paarl.
  4. Esther * 1683
  5. Jacques * 1685
  6. Steven x Maria Olivier[7][3]


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. [8] These signatures were almost certainly also some of those of the 240 burghers who signed the petition headed by Adam Tas [9] against corruption and cronyism by the Government of Willem Adriaan van der stel. [10]


Date: Philippe Fouche passed away in 1708. [1][2][3]
Place: Paarl, Drakenstein, South Africa[3]


Place: "De Wildepaardenjacht"[3]


  • WikiTree profile Fouche-22 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper. User ID: BACC91EC312A174593A6212A70603C196316 Prior to import, this record was last changed 8 Jan 2010.

  • WikiTree profile Fouche-68 through the import of Jordaan Gerhardus Johannes Albertus.GED on Jun 15, 2013 by Cornelia Potgieter. Record ID Number: MH:I2270 : User ID: 51B637652D18E6E00001921521049AB8 : UPD 10 JUN 2013 22:30:29 GMT+1

  • WikiTree profile Fouche-54 through the import of Vermaak Family Site - 05 May 2013.GED on May 5, 2013 by Dina Vermaak. Record ID Number: MH:I1529 : User ID: B5920520-D941-443F-BBBD-30C71FE6EFFD : UPD 15 OCT 2009 18:53:25 GMT+2 (objects not included in GEDCOM: jpg: fouche C:\Documents and Settings\Adri Winckler\My Documents\MyHeritage\Vermaak Family Site\Photos\P1756_200_225.jpg - Photo was added as Smart Match from family tree 'Webwerf van die Familie Swart \ SWART' by: Matthys Swart ; jpg : fouche C:\Documents and Settings\Adri Winckler\My Documents\MyHeritage\Vermaak Family Site\Photos\P1757_160_214.jpg).
  • Source: Author: Matthys Swart Title: Webwerf van die Familie Swart Text: Page: Phillipe Fouche
  • Source: Author: Ben van Niekerk Title: van Niekerk Web Site Text: Page: Phillipe Fouche
  • Source: Author: Paul Mare Title: Mare/Maree Family in South Africa Text: Page: Phillipe Fouche

  1. 1.0 1.1 Entered by Pieter Meyer, Apr 11, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jun 15, 2013 Cornelia Potgieter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 May 5, 2013 Dina Vermaak.
  4. Jul 19, 2012 Arrie Klopper.
  5. Source: Source:Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988 (Contributor June 19, 1999 Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden) in Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa - Ships Passenger List for Huguenot Ship Voorschotten to South Africa 1687. Set sail from Delftshaven (belonged to the Chamber of Delft), Zeeland, Netherlands, December 31, 1687. Flyboat with 3 masts and a rounded hull, 130 Dutch feet long - capable of carrying 150 people, captain Fs. Vellerius (Valerius) April 13, 1688 arrived at Saldanha Bay, transferred to ship Jupiter and April 26, 1688 arrived at Table Bay with 192 people:
    • Anne Souchay
    • Charles Marais from Plessis, France -
    • Catharina Taboureux Marais
    • Claude Marais - 24
    • Charles Marais - 19
    • Isaac Marais - 10
    • Marie Marais - 6
    • Philippe Fouche
    • Anne Fouche
    • Anne Fouche - 6
    • Esther Fouche - 5
    • Jacques Fouche - 3
    • Marguerite Basche Bruere - 23
    • Estienne Bruere, wagon-builder - 23
    • Jacques Pinard - 23 - carpenter
    • Esther Fouche Pinard - 21
    • Pierre Sabatie, from Marriere - 23
    • Jean Leroux - 21
    • Gideon Malherbe - 25
    • Marie Grillon Malherbe
    • Jean Paste - 25
    • Paul Godefroy - 22
    • Gasper Flouche - 21
    • Gabriel Le Roux - 17
    On another page of the same website the following names are mentioned:
    • Charles Marais (abt 1640-1689) and Catherine Taboureux (abt 1642-1729)
    • Claude Marais (1662-aft.1729)
    • Charles Marais (1668-1711)
    • Isaac Marais (1677-?)
    • Maarie-Madeleine Marais (1682-1716)
    • Philippe Foucher (abt 1657-1708) and Anne Souchay (abt 1659-aft 1708)
    • Anne Foucher (1681-1713)
    • Esther Foucher (1683-1689)
    • Jacques Foucher (1685-1689)
    • Marguerite Basche (1665-1688)
    • Estienne Bruère (1665-aft 1722)
    • Jacques Pinard (1665-1712) and Esther Foucher (1666-1697)
    • Pierre Sabatier (1665-?)
    • Jean le Roux (1667-1711)
    • Gédéon Malherbe (1663-1713)
    • Jean Machepaste (1662-1689)
    • Paul Godefroy (1665-1699)
    • Gaspard Foucher (1667-1688)
    • Gabrièl le Roux (1669-1711)
    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). Seen and added by Charles Marais 15 Dec, 2015; amended and edited by Philip van der Walt Apr 15, 2016.
  6. Source: Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988. Seen and added by Charles Marais 15 Dec, 2015; Hannes Marais Oct 28, 2012; amended and edited by Philip van der Walt Apr 15, 2016.
  7. Verwysings (sources):
    • De Villiers/Pama
    • Heese/Lombard
    • Verwysingsmateriaal, Boksburg biblioteek
    • Verwysingsmateriaal, Springs LDS FHC biblioteek
    Saamgestel deur (compiled by):
    Martina Louw (nee van Breda) (ID Number: MH:N572 : MH:I1529)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.)

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On 28 Jun 2014 at 12:58 GMT Schalk Pienaar wrote:

Fouche-54 and Fouche-22 appear to represent the same person because: Married with the same person on the same day. Birth date needs attention, but otherwise it is the same person.

On 18 Jun 2014 at 12:39 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Fouche-79 and Fouche-54 appear to represent the same person because: Child is a match.

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