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Jean-Isaac Garde Taillefert (1680 - 1699)

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Jean-Isaac Garde Taillefert aka Taillefer
Born in Nogental, Château-Thierry, Brie, Champagne, Francemap
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Died in Paarl, de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colony [South Africa]map
Profile last modified | Created 4 Oct 2012
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Categories: The Dutch Cape Colony 1652-1806 | Huguenot Migration.

Table Bay, South Africa (1762)
Jean-Isaac Garde Taillefert was part of the settlement of the Dutch Cape Colony.
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Jean-Isaac Garde Taillefert was a Huguenot emigrant.
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Pieter Coertzen's in sy boek, Die Hugenote Gedenkboek 1688-1988 die volgende oor Jean-Isaac Taillefer(t): "Hy is die seun van Isaac Taillefer(t) stamvader en Susanne is gebore 1676 en kom van Chateau Thierry in die streek Brie (Champange), Frankryk. Hy word gedoop op 26 September 1680 in Nogentel naby Chateau-Thierry in die Brie distrik, Champagne, Frankryk. Hy kom in 1688 saam met sy ouers op die Oosterland en vestig hom te Picardie in die Paarl. Jean was nooit getroud nie en los gevolglik nie 'n nageslag na nie." [1]


Name means: smith [1]


Date: 1676 [1][2]
Place: Nogental, Picardie, Brie, France [2] / Streek Brie, Champagne, France, Chateaux Thierry [1]


Date: 2 FEB 1676 [1]
Place: Nogental, Picardie, France [1]


Date: 26 SEP 1680 [1]
Place: Nogentel, Frankryk, Brie (Champagne) [1]


Apothecary [1]
Nogental church elder [1]


Granted Laborie, Paarl, 1689. [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. [3] These signatures were almost certainly also some of those of the 240 burghers who signed the petition headed by Adam Tas [4] against corruption and cronyism by the Government of Willem Adriaan van der stel. [5]


Date: 1699 [1][2]


  • WikiTree profile Taillefert-8 created through the import of de Villiers.ged on Oct 3, 2012 by G Westbrook. User ID: 92146BED-DE05-46ED-A3FE-D9C5886E136D : Record ID Number: MH:I322 : UPD 07 SEP 2012 12:43:41 GMT+-0

  • WikiTree profile Taillefer-160 created through the import of THE YELDS - 08052010.ged on Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen. User ID: E80249E7-C965-4F80-81A6-16F110005E36 : Record ID Number: MH:I1924 : UPD 03 MAY 2011 10:54:55 GMT+3
  • Source: Author: Iain Wilson Title: Iain Wilson Elaine Margaret Bruce Web Site Text: Page: Jean Isaac Garde Taillefert

  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 Dec 8, 2012 by Lynette Oosthuizen.
    Bronne/ Sources:
    Die Hugenote 1688-1988 deur Pieter Coertzen
    Judi Marais-Meyer
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Oct 3, 2012 by G Westbrook.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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Prominent Huguenot signatures
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G.C. Botha mapping Huguenot farms
G.C. Botha mapping Huguenot farms

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


On 8 Feb 2016 at 20:45 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Gillian, could you add as active manager of this profile? Thanks!

On 30 Aug 2014 at 22:00 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Taillefer-160 and Taillefert-8 appear to represent the same person because: same data (parentage, dates of birth & death) Taillefert-8 has the correct spelling of the LNAB

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