Jacques  (Therond) Theron

Jacques (Therond) Theron (1668 - 1739)

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Jacques Theron formerly Therond
Born in Nîmes, Languedoc, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in de Caep de Goede Hoop, Dutch Cape Colony [South Africa]map
Descendants descendants
Died in Drakenstein, Dutch Cape Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Sep 2011 | Last significant change: 2 May 2018
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Jacques Therond was a Huguenot.
He found refuge in the Dutch Cape Colony.




Jacques Therond [1][2][3] / Jacques Therod [4] / Jacques Theron [4]


Date: Jun 1668 [1][3] / 11/15 May 1668 [2]
Place: Nismes, Langquedoc, France [1] / Nimes, Languedoc, Frankryk [4] / Languedoc [3] / Frankryk [2]


On 29 January 1688 Elisabeth Taillefert, Madeleine Menanteau, Charles Prieur du Plessis, Jean Prieur du Plessis, Jacques de Savoye, Antoinette Carnoy, Marie-Madeleine le Clercq, Marguerite-Thérèse de Savoye, Barbe-Thérèse de Savoye, Jacques de Savoye, Daniel Nourtier, Jacques Nourtier, Jean Nourtier, Marie Vitu, Isaac Taillefert, Suzanne Briet, Jean Taillefert, Jean-Isaac Taillefert, Pierre Taillefert, Suzanne Taillefert, Marie Taillefert and Jacques Therond sailed on the Oosterland [2] from Middelburg to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 26 Apr 1688.[2][3][4][5]


Stamvader Abraham Vivier en sy vrou Jacquemine des Pres is in 1713 en 1715 oorlede. Hulle dogters is deur hul tante, Marie Jeanne des Pres en haar man Jacques Therond groot gemaak. 'n Skandaal is in 1716 in Drakenstein veroorsaak deur Elisabeth Vivier se aantuiging dat Charl du Plessis,die vader van haar buite egtelike kind is. (Elisabeth Vivier en Cecilia van Marseveen die vrou van Charl du Plessis, was niggies). [4]
a Jacques THERON(D) x April 1697 met Marie Jeanne DES PRES [4]
b2 Jacques THERON, gebore 7.7.1699, oorlede 1756; x met Elisabeth DU TOIT, gedoop 9.8.1705, oorlede Tulbagh 5.1.1789, dogter van François du Toit en Susanne Seugnet [4]
c4 Jacobus THERON, gedoop Drakenstein 3.4.1728, oorlede 1806; x 23.3.1749 met Hester BLIGNAUT, gedoop 7.8.1729, oorlede Tulbagh 16.3.1771, dogter van Jean Blignaut en Anna Rousseau; xx Tulbagh 3.11.1771 met Anna Sophia DE VOD, gedoop 26.5.1748, oorlede Oude Kloof Tulbagh 28.2.1818, dogter van Pieter de Vos en Maria Susanna du Toit [4]
d18 Thomas Arnoldus THERON, gedoop Tulbagh 3.10.1789; x Tulbagh 5.11.1809 Catharina Cecilia VAN HEERDEN, gebore 27.10.1793, dogter van Izaak van Heerden en Elsie Myburg; xx Tulbagh 6.6.1812 Louisa Jacoba MEYER, gebore 23.1.1794, gedoop Tulbagh 8.2.1795, oorlede Wolvenkop distrik Graaff-Reinet 26.11.1855, dogter van Jan Abraham Meyer en Louisa Jacoba de Bruyn [4]
Two of his sons were elders of the Roodezandt congregation (Jacques and Pierre). [6]


Soldaat, boer [2]
Soldaat, burger 31 May 1688, eienaar van die plaas Languedoc, Heemraad. [4]
Appointed caretaker of the district roads in ~1713. Le Rhone had 23 000 vines planted and they farmed wheat and livestock. [6]


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]


La Rhone (initially Le Rhone) was one of the first nine farms given out as loan farms to the first settlers who started farming in the “The Land of Waveren” in the early 1700’s, the first freehold owner being a certain Jacques Theron, who received the farm in 1714. Theron, who farmed with vines, cattle and sheep, originated from Nimes in the Languedoc, watered by the Rhone, hence probably the name of this farm! [10]
Jacques was given La Rhone in Waveren in tenure, on his death, the farm was transferred to his son, Pieter for 5000 gulden. The farm was 60 morgen in size. [6]


Date: Dec 2, 1739 [1][2] (1739 [3]) (Dec 1739 [4])
Place: Drakenstein, Cape [South Africa] [1][2][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 WikiTree profile Therond-1 created through the import of My Family.Pretorius.Van_Wyk.DeWaal.Potgieter.2011.ged on Sep 19, 2011 by Judy Potgieter.
    • Source: Title: Communicated by Helmine Lock of the farm Lokenburg in the Nieuwoudtville district (see Repository/Comments).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 WikiTree profile Therond-2 created through the import of wikitree upload.ged on Jul 19, 2012 by Arrie Klopper.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 WikiTree profile Therond-3 created by Pieter Meyer 21 May 2013. Source:
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 WikiTree profile Theron-157 created by Amanda Calitz 28 June 2013. Source: Geneanet.org Jacques Theron
  5. Oosterland - 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; no deaths on board and nobody sick when the ship arrived in Table Bay, 2 months & 22 days, arrived Table Bay April 25, 1688. Among those mentioned: Jacques Therond (1688-1739) 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 on: Ships Passenger List for Huguenot Ship Oosterland to South Africa 1688. See also: Ships Carrying Huguenots to South Africa Ships Passenger - List for Huguenot Ship Oosterlandt to South Africa 1688 Source: Coertzen, Pieter - "The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988", Tafelberg Publishers Limited, Cape Town, 1988 (Contributor June 19, 1999 Sonia Tkachuk van Heerden). Seen and added by Philip van der Walt Oct 11, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Reference: Old Stellenbosch Freehold, Volume.2:14Grantee. Theron, Jacques. Description or Name of Farm (the latter designated by a number on the map). Land on Palmiet River, next to Jan Imbert, Jan Roux of Provence and Paul Godefroy. farm called Lanquedoc. Grant. 43 8.11.1710 Remarks. surveyed 1690 Added by Robin Swanepoel 19 June 2016. Sources:
    • Oocities.org > Huguenot
    • Rev. MJN van Zyl. 2010. Tulbagh, Roodezandt, Het land van Waveren. 350 year commemorative book. pg 27, 41-43
  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. La Rhone webwerf. With premission of Trudene. Adress: La Rhone Farm ,Tulbagh, 6820, SOUTH AFRICA. Seen and entered Febr 15, 2018 by Susanna de Bruyn.

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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)

Pieter Viviée baptismal record. March 16, 1710
Pieter Viviée baptismal record. March 16, 1710

French geographic origins Cape Huguenots
French geographic origins Cape Huguenots


On 19 May 2016 at 14:50 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Hi, could one of the active managers also add the project profile (wikitree-cape-of-good-hope-project@googlegroups.com) to the trusted list of this profile [Privacy Tab] and then also activate it as active manager to this profile, please? And drop me a note, thanks, Philip

On 29 Sep 2014 at 03:24 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Theron-157 and Therond-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same data Therond-1 has the most correct spelling of the French LNAB (his children have Theron without the 'd' at the end).

On 30 Aug 2014 at 11:33 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Therond-3 and Therond-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same data (spouse, place of birth etc.)

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