Pierre Rousseau

Pierre Rousseau (abt. 1666 - 1719)

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Pierre Rousseau aka Rosseau, Rossouw
Born about in Mer (Menars-la-ville) near Blois,Frankrykmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Husband of — married in de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Drakenstein, de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colony [South Africa]map
Profile last modified | Created 28 Sep 2014
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Pierre (couldn't find any valid last name at birth.) [1]
Rossouw/ (couldn't find any valid first name.)[2]


Pierre Rousseau was born in 1666.[3][4]


Date: 12 Mei 1688
Place: waarskynlik op die skip Borssenburg[5]sailed on the Borssenburg[6] from Texel to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 May 1688.


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


  • WikiTree profile Rosseau-6 created through the import of Champion Family Tree.ged on Apr 18, 2012 by Werner Schneeberger.

  • WikiTree profile Rossouw-20 created through the import of My Family.Pretorius.Van_Wyk.DeWaal.Potgieter.2011.ged on Sep 19, 2011 by Judy Potgieter.

  • WikiTree profile Rousseau-186 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper. User ID: 4454FA35F480354695B46FC991C13AA568BC Prior to import, this record was last changed 8 Jan 2010.

  • WikiTree profile Rossouw-54 and WikiTree profile Rossouw-55 created through the import of Marais Family Register.ged on Oct 28, 2012 by Hannes Marais. User ID: 506A810E-5BB1-4A6E-A373-0CEF88DFC61B : Record ID Number: MH:I272 : UPD 28 OCT 2012 07:59:58 GMT+8

  • WikiTree profile Rousseau-332 through the import of f92435_505468x3f1i961v209i435 (1).ged on Jul 27, 2013 by Paul du Toit. User ID: DC1F0A41-B240-4C96-B674-C6AEE7436986 : Record ID Number: MH:I137 : UPD 21 APR 2013 15:47:55 GMT -0500

  • WikiTree profile Rousseau-239 created through the import of Ancestors_DippenaarAndre_noinfo.GED on Oct 23, 2012 by Andrew Dippenaar. User ID: 78A48803-34AF-492E-A886-42794CE33679 : Record ID Number: MH:I1479 : UPD 24 JAN 2012 22:50:15 GMT+2

  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-210083 through the import of Big Show.GED on Sep 7, 2013 by Brian Turner. Prior to import, this record was last changed 5 OCT 2006.

  1. Sep 7, 2013 by Brian Turner.
  2. Oct 28, 2012 Hannes Marais.
  3. Entered by Pieter Meyer , Apr 18, 2013.
  4. 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.
  5. Jul 19, 2012 Arrie Klopper.
  6. 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)
    • Antoine Gros
    • 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)
    Source: www.olivetreegenealogy.com Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa Passenger List for Huguenot Ship Borssenburg to South Africa 1688. Seen and entered by Philip van der Walt.
  7. 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 Geni.com > French Huguenots who emigrated to South Africa.
  8. Also see: Robertson, Delia. The First Fifty Years Project. http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/ 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.
  9. 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.)
  10. Nina van Schalkwyk 8 Jun 2013.
  11. Schalk Pienaar Jul 26, 2014.

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Roussouw Family Crest
Roussouw Family Crest

Prominent Huguenot signatures
Prominent Huguenot signatures

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

Marriage Pierre Rossouw and Geertruy du Toit Dec 15, 1710
Marriage Pierre Rossouw and Geertruy du Toit Dec 15, 1710

French geographic origins Cape Huguenots
French geographic origins Cape Huguenots


On 16 Feb 2018 at 06:54 GMT Louis Heyman wrote:

Please add as manager


On 21 May 2017 at 20:05 GMT Gordon Mac Rae wrote:

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Regina Pieter Rousouw, en Elisabeth Roosteen Abram Pels, en Ariana Jacobs. Image: "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DZN4-WM9?cc=1478678&wc=M6GW-82S%3A49605401%2C49605402%2C49605403%2C49608601 : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Cape Town > image 4 of 109; State Archives, Cape Province.

On 20 May 2017 at 16:22 GMT Hester (Rossouw) Scholtz wrote:

MALHERBE, J. Margaretha Joubert en die Rousseau-Familie in Bulletin 42, 2005. Hugenote-vereniging van Suid-Afrika.

According to the article Pierre had a daughter Regina with Elisabeth Rootsteen v.d.K. Baptised in Cape Town 9 December 1714. Abraham and Adriana Jacobs were godparents.

On 29 Oct 2014 at 15:34 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Rossouw-245 and Rousseau-476 appear to represent the same person because: Same data. Rousseau-476 has the (nearest to correct) French spelling of the LNAB.

On 28 Sep 2014 at 13:21 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

UNKNOWN-210083 and Rousseau-476 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse

On 28 Sep 2014 at 08:42 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

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.

On 25 May 2014 at 13:35 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Rousseau-239 and Rosseau-40 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse.

On 24 Apr 2014 at 21:27 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Rousseau-239 and Rosseau-40 do seem to share the same wife -- Retief-16 and Retif-17 seem to be solid merge candidates

On 24 Apr 2014 at 15:13 GMT Nina van Schalkwyk wrote:

Rousseau-239 and Rosseau-40 do not represent the same person because: they do not share the same wife

On 15 Mar 2014 at 11:53 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

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

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