Western Cape, PAARL district, Franschhoek, La Motte, De oude begraafplaas der Hugenoten
The De Oude begraafplaas der Hugenoten was created c 1760 on the farm La Motte in the district of Franschhoek. There is a sign board 'La Motte BP' to indicate the turn off to the cemetery.
Juna Malherbe at the Huguenot Museum explains that no Huguenot's are buried in this cemetery. It was in fact used by the citizens of Franschhoek; therefor considered an artifical Hugenot cemetery!
Looking at the photos you get the impression that you are looking at gemstones; rather than graves! Most stones are without any information. In same cases you will only find the initials of the deceased on the stone, or a date; which turned out to be quite a challange when we had to do the labels. Only the stones with some data on were photographed.
Thank you to Juna Malherbe and the Franschhoek Huguenot museum who made the information available on the cemetery available to us.
Album complete, we have photographs of all the headstones.
eGGSA captions by Alta Griffiths and Richard Ball.
Information also available on the GGSA Cemetery DVD:-
Cemetery ID: 2736
Google Earth Project Information:-
GPS: -33 52.804, 19 04.724
Date: 03 Jun 2007
Contributed by: eGGSA
Size: 31 items
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