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↑ Source: "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MPQQ-P21 : accessed 2014-09-28), entry for Pierre Rousseau. The International Genealogical Index (IGI) is a computer file created by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was first published in 1973 and continued to grow through December 2008. It contains several hundred million entries, each recording one event, such as a birth, baptism (christening), marriage, or death. The information has not been verified against any official records. Duplicate entries and inconsistent information are common. Always verify contributed entries against sources of primary information. Seen and entered by Philip van der Walt Sept 28, 2014.
↑ Belonged to the Chamber of Amsterdam, Captain Jan Claasje Valcquiijt. Left Texel on 6 January, 1688, arrived at the Cape on 12 May 1688. There may have been other passengers.
Guillame Neel (1663-1734) and Jeanne la Batte (1663-aft.1734)
Jean Neel (1687-1740)
Jeanne Neel (1688-aft.1728)
Pierre Lombard (1658-1717 and Marie Couteau (1659-1718)
Baba Lombard (1688-1689)
Pierre Rousseau (1666-1719)
Marie Rousseau (1659-aft.1711)
Francois Reteif (1663-1721)
Anne Reteif (1667-1710)
Daniel Hugod (1664-1725)
Marie Avicé (1669-1721)
Marie Grillon (1670-1735)
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)
↑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: http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/adam-tas-arrested; http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA/2005-05/1116668205 (seen and added by Philip van der Walt with the kind help of Maria Labuschagne on Apr 3, 2017.)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Pierre by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Pierre:
Rosseau-40 and Rousseau-476 appear to represent the same person because: Rousseau would have most probably the nearest to correct French spelling of the LNAB; we have no original baptismal record but the baptismal records of his children all indicate that his name was spelled this way. Rousseau-476 should be the target profile to merge into.
Rosseau-6 and Rousseau-304 appear to represent the same person because: Proposal to merge Pierre Rosseau (Rosseau-6) and Pierre Rousseau (Rousseau-304) as they are indentical profiles. Sincerely, Philip van der Walt-440