Isaac Taillefert

Isaac Taillefert (1648 - 1699)

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Isaac Taillefert aka Tallefer
Born in Chateau Thierry, Picardie, Francemap
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Husband of — married in Chateau Thierry, Monneaux, Brie, Francemap
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Died in Wagenmakers Vallei, Drakensteinmap
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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.

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Biography

The name Taillefert means : blacksmith. Industrious, energetic, curious and clever. Took refuse in Essomes valley in 1685. Rejected abjuration in Middelburg 11/1/1687, naturalised 6 days later. Escape route through La Rochelle. Vineyards taken over by Isaax Huet of Monneaux. Godfather of Pierre Simonds 1697. Granted Picardie, Paarl 1689. Member of Protestant noble family. First owned La Brie, Franschhoek. Attended church of Nogental in France. [1]
He was married to Susanne Briet, who came from the valley of Essomes. Through her, Isaac possessed some vineyards at Monneaux in the valley, and after the Revocation they went to live there with her family. The baptismal entries of their first 5 children, Elisabeth[2], Jean, Isaac, Pierre and Susanne are in the records of the Protestant church at Nogentel, but the youngest daughter, Marie, was baptised in January 1687 by the monks of the church of Essomes. [1]
Isaac Taillefer from the province Brie in France son of Jean (Pharmacist and deacon of the Church in Monneaux) and Ester Jordin. He was a hatmaker, farmer and deacon in Chateau Thierry. He then became a winefarmer in Monneaux. He arrived in South Africa on board the "Oosterland' with his wife Susanna Briet, from the valley of Essomes (she owned vineyards in Monneaux and 6 children In 1690 he was the owner of the farms Normandi and Picardi. [3][1]
A year later, Isaac Taillefert left Monneaux and went to La Rochelle, the Protestant city, with his wife and six children. In 1688 they boarded the Dutch East India Company's ship Oosterland, bound for the Cape. [1]
On the ship's passenger list, Isaac's profession is given as hat maker and agriculturalist, but once at the Cape, he seems to have shunned the felt, straw and artificial flowers, turning to vine-growing instead. [1]
In 1691 Isaac Taillefer and his brother were granted two neighbouring farms, Laborie and Picadie. They set about clearing the bush and planting vines, no easy task. The earth had never been tilled since the world began, bushes and roots had to removed with primitive implements and the ground fertilised. [1]
However, within seven years they were making a drinkable wine - it was the opinion of a Frenchman, Leguat, who visited the Cape in 1698, that their wine was "the best in the colony and similar to our small wines of Champagne." [1]
Leguat also mentions the beautiful garden "in which nothing is lacking" and an inner yard in which there were aviaries containing all kinds of birds. The two farms later became untied through marriage, and the property is now known as Laborie et Picardie. [1]

Name

Isaac /Tallefer/ [4]

Birth

Date: 1648 [5][6][1]
Place: Chateau Thierry, Picardie, France [5][6][1]

Migration

Date: 29 Jan, 1688 [7]
On the passenger list Isaac's name is noted (with the names of his children and his wife):
24 Huguenots including :-
  • Isaack Taillefert from Chateau-Thierry in Brie, wine farmer & milliner
  • Susanna Briet Taillefert from Chateau-Thierry
  • Elyasbet Taillefert - 14
  • Jean Taillefert - 12
  • Isaack Taillefert - 7
  • Pierre Tillefert - 5
  • Susanna Taillefert - 2 1/2
  • Maria Taillefert - 1 [8]
Another source on this same website Olivetreegenealogy.com gives the names as following:
  • Isaac Taillefert (abt 1651-1699) and Suzanne Briet (abt 1653-aft.1711)
  • Isabeau Taillefert (1673-1735)
  • Jean Taillefert (1676-aft.1708)
  • Isaac Taillefert (1680-1689)
  • Pierre Taillefert (1682-1726)
  • Suzanne Taillefert (1685-1724)
  • Marie Taillefert (1687-1689) [9][6][10]
Place: Delftshaven, Netherlands [6][1]
Arrival: The ship arrived at Table Bay, Cape Town on 12 May 1688. [1]

Occupation

Hatter/apothecary/viticulturalist [6] [1] Hat Maker in France[5] Master Hatter[6][1]
Farmer, Date: 1688[5] / 1689 [1]
Place: Cape Town, [Cape Province] [1]

Events

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. [11] These signatures were almost certainly also some of those of the 240 burghers who signed the petition headed by Adam Tas [12] against corruption and cronyism by the Government of Willem Adriaan van der stel. [13]

Death

Date: before 31 May [14], 1699 [14] [1][6]
Place: Cape of Good Hope [14] / Drakenstein, Cape, [South Africa][5] Paarl Diamant, Drakenstein, Kaap[6][1]
Name: Isaac Thaliphan
Residence: Drakenstein onder de Parel Diamant
Spouse: Susanna Brije [14]
‘’Reference no.: MOOC8/1.43: Testator(s): Isaac Thaliphan: : 1699-05-13: Inventaris en taxatie der roerende en onroerende goederen nagelaten en met der dood ontruijmt bij de overledene vrijman tot Drakenstein Isaac Thaliphan; ten voordeelen van desselvs egte vrouw Susanna Brije ter eener; en sijn 4 kinderen gen:t Elizabeth oud 26, Jan 22, Pieter 16 en Susanna 13 jaaren: soo als desselve bij de weduwe voorn:t ende E:E: Weesm:ren op den 13:en Maij 1699 sijn opgegeven en geprijseert bestaande in als volgd, namentlijk, Haar land, en daaropstaande timmeragie legende aan Drakenstein onder de Parel Diamant, tegenwoordig bij haar bebout en bewoond, belendende volgens ervbriev, gestelt op [15]

Burial

Date: 1699[6][1]
Place: Cape of Good Hope, [South Africa] [6][16]

Sources


  • WikiTree profile Taillefert-6 created through the import of de Villiers.ged on Oct 3, 2012 by G Westbrook. User ID: 7EAE6A92-09CC-43ED-A99E-0F2D27FDFD8C : Record ID Number: MH:I16 : UPD 03 OCT 2012 12:13:01 GMT+-0
  • Source: Author: Ada Meiring Title: MeiringBerkowitz Ancestry Web Site Text: MyHeritage.com Page: Jean Isaac Taillefert Event
  • Source: Author: Isabel du Plessis Title: RSA People Puzzle Web Site Text: MyHeritage.com family tree Page: Isaac Taillefert Event
  • Source: Author: Odette Millard Title: de Villiers family. Text: MyHeritage.com family tree Page: Isaac Taillefert Event
  • Source: Author: David Just Title: de Villiers Web Site Text: MyHeritage.com family tree
  • Source: Author: laure DARLEY Title: DARLEY - LANDGREN Web Site Text: MyHeritage.com family tree Page: Isaak TAILLEFERT Event

  • WikiTree profile Taillefer-129 created through the import of Ancestors_DippenaarAndre_noinfo.GED on Oct 23, 2012 by Andrew Dippenaar. User ID: 421EBA5C-2F7C-4FEB-9D5F-27D88983614F : Record ID Number: MH:I871 : UPD 17 NOV 2011 22:22:36 GMT+2

  • WikiTree profile Taillefer-153 created through the import of THE YELDS - 08052010.ged on Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen. User ID: F896AF2B-0668-4EDE-84F6-11B287A4396F : Record ID Number: MH:I657 : UPD 03 MAY 2011 10:41:28 GMT+3
  • Source: Author: Iain Wilson Title: Iain Wilson Elaine Margaret Bruce Web Site Text: MyHeritage.com family tree Page: Isaac Taillefer Event. Objects not included in GEDCOM:
  1. Object: Format: jpg : Title: Isaac TAILLEFER : File: C:\Users\Lynette\Documents\Ancestry\THE YELDS - 08052010_Photos\P598_546_509.jpg (Photo was added as Smart Match from family tree 'Iain Wilson Elaine Margaret Bruce Web Site \ Wilson Tree' by: Iain Wilson)
  2. Object: Format: jpg : Title: Isaac TAILLEFER : File: C:\Users\Lynette\Documents\Ancestry\THE YELDS - 08052010_Photos\P599_380_508.jpg

  • WikiTree profile Taillefer-153 created through the import of THE YELDS - 08052010.ged on Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen. User ID: F896AF2B-0668-4EDE-84F6-11B287A4396F : Record ID Number: MH:I657 : UPD 03 MAY 2011 10:41:28 GMT+3
  • Source: Author: Iain Wilson Title: Iain Wilson Elaine Margaret Bruce Web Site Text: MyHeritage.com family tree Page: Isaac Taillefer Event
  • SA Stamouerwebwerf (AM van Rensburg)

  • WikiTree profile Taillefert-2 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper. User ID: 4FF2EAB00C94204A8B0924EAF0BD7DE99A7B Prior to import, this record was last changed 8 Jan 2010.

  • WikiTree profile Tallefer-4 created through the import of John2Wiki.GED on Sep 24, 2012 by John Shipton.
  • Source: Title: JohnWiki.GED (included the following data: lived at Château Thierry, France, a Huguenot)

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen.
  2. Daughter Isabeau Taillefert born 1673. Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen.
  3. Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen. From "Vroë Geslagsregister van Suid Afrikaanse Gesinne."
  4. Sep 24, 2012 by John Shipton.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Oct 3, 2012 by G Westbrook.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Oct 23, 2012 by Andrew Dippenaar.
  7. Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa: Oosterlandt - 3rd ship to leave Netherlands, 160 feet long, could carry 275 passeners. Belonged to the Chamber of Zeeland. Captain Carel van Marseveen. Left Middelburg on 29 January 1688, and Goeree on 3 February 1688. Left Goeree February 3, 1688, no deaths on board and nobody sick when the ship arrived in Table Bay, 2 months & 22 days, arrived Table Bay April 25/26, 1688.
  8. Source: Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988 Contributor June 19, 1999 Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden. Source: Passenger List for 'Oosterlandt' 1688 Philip van der Walt, Aug 30, 2014.
  9. 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: Passenger List for 'Oosterlandt' 1688 Philip van der Walt, Aug 30, 2014.
  10. Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "Family Search: South Africa Historical Records" Inventory to liquidation and distribution accounts, ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-H93L-4?i=293&cat=220512) Probate records : Inventory 1699: Seen and entered by Ronel Olivier Jan 18, 2016.
  15. ”The Genealogical Society of South Africa: eGSSA branch, South African Records Transcribed. A selection of historical records transcriptions. (http://databases.tanap.net/mooc/) Inventories of the Orphan Chamber Cape Town Archives Repository, South Africa. Seen and entered by Ronel Olivier Jan 18, 2016.
  16. Judi Marais-Meyer register:
    Eie inventaris na sy dood MOOC8/1.43 gedateer 13.5.1699. Die inventaris souit in 'n plaas met woning te Drakenstein genaamd Paarl Diamant waarde 1000 frank.
    Hy laat sy vrou Susanna Brie, 20 beeste, een was, 1 perd en 4 kinders agter. Sy vrou teken die inventaris as Susanna Briedt. Source: Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988. Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen.


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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)

French geographic origins Cape Huguenots
French geographic origins Cape Huguenots

Inventory of Isaac Thaliphan : 1699-05-13
Inventory of Isaac Thaliphan : 1699-05-13

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On 6 Mar 2016 at 18:57 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

A friendly request if one of the active managers could also add wikitree-cape-of-good-hope-project@googlegroups.com as active manager to the trusted list of this profile, please? Thanks!

On 6 Dec 2014 at 11:00 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Tallefer-4 and Taillefert-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same data Taillefert has the more correct spelling of the French LNAB.

On 29 Jul 2014 at 04:22 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Taillefer-129 and Taillefert-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same Isaac, Taillefert-2 has the correct LNAB



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