Drakenstein Baptism Register 1694-1713

 

The earliest original records of the Drakenstein congregation for the period 1691 to 1717 had been lost by the 1720s. As the result of a letter from Mme Simond, widow of the first dominee, an investigation was set on foot in 1726 and found some loose notes that had been made between 1694 and 1701 for his own use by the first voorleser, Paul Roux, as well as some notes made by the second minister of Drakenstein, Henricus Beck, for the period 1702 to 1707 and 1710 to 1713. Together with a few isolated records from 1711 and 1714 these notes are all that exists today for this period - a very incomplete and, in some cases erroneous, record.

I have transcribed these records and added my own translations since I have found a number of instances online where some of these records have been misinterpreted, particularly those starting  Ilya ..., for instance those at 14 Dec 1695, 28 May 1696  and 21 Oct 1696.

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Fransch Doopboek
beginnende met 29 Aug: 1694
eindigende met 5 Maart 1713

N.1.

Le livre de Registre des Enfáns
Qu'on á Baptize dans Nôtre
Eglise françoise de drakestein
Du depuis le 29'. a'oust lannee
1694.

The book of the Register of the Children
who have been baptized in our
French Church at Drakenstein
since le 29th August
1694


Le 29 aoust 1694
 Philippe Rodolf fils de monsieur jacqes de
Savoye Et madame le clair, le temoins
Et Rodolf passemant Et sa famme -

The 29 August 1694, Philippe Rodolf son of Monsieur Jacqes de Savoye and Madame le Clair. The witnesses: Rodolf Passeman and his wife

Jan fil de jan háance Et Margherite bachet
ont fait Baptizer leur Enfant le 11 desembre
1694. le pere Et la mer sont leur temoins -

Jan son of Jan Haance and Margherita Bachet had their child baptised the 11th December 1694. The father and the mother were the witnesses

Le 25 decembre
1694
Anne roux fille de paul roux Et glaudine
Seugneté le temoins Et françois du toijt Et Ann
Retif -

The 15th December Anne Roux daughter of Paul Roux and Glaudine Seugneté, the witnesses were François du Toijt and Ann Retif

Le 22 avril 1695
Anna Caterina fille de hernes frederik Waltré
Et Caterina Le temoins Et hansel Verbat Et
Marie La noy

The 15th December 1695. Anna Caterina daughter of Hernes Fredrik Waltre and Caterina, the witnesses were Hansel Verbat and Maria La Noy

Le 5' maj 1695.
Laina fille de françois dutoij Et Susanne Seugnet
Le temoins Et pierre [S]abatie, Et Sara Leclair -

The 5th May 1695. Laina daughter of François Dutoij and Susanne Seugnet. The witnesses were Pierre [S]abatie and Sara le Clair

[Le] 25' juin 1695. Marie fille de [ ]iel Terrier Et de Sara jacob
Le temoins jean de buze Et marie janne depret

The 25th June 1695. Marie daugher of [ ]iel Terrier and of Sara Jacob. The witnesses Jean de Buze and Marie Janne de Pret

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Le 22.julliet 1695.
Cristina fille de christoffle senaymant -
Et Margerite, Savoye. le temoins Et -
jacobus Vanas Et Laina basson -

The 22nd July 1695. Cristina daughter of Christoffle Senaymant and Margerite Savoye. The witnesses were Jacobus van As and Laina Basson

Le 8.septembre 1695. Anne fille de pierre Lombart Et de marie. -
Couteau Le temoins Et daniel Ugot. Et anne
fauche - -

The 8 September 1695. Anne daughter of Pierre Lombart and of Marie Couteau. The witnesses were Daniel Ugot and Anne Fauche

le 25.Septembre 1695. Paul fils de jean jourdan Et á Elizabet -
Longue. Le temoins paul roux Lecteur Et
Ellizabet taillefer

the 25th September 1695. Paul son of Jean Jourdan and to Elizabet Longue. The witnesses Paul Roux, reader, and Elizabet Taillefer

plus le 25.ditau
Janne fille de handris gauch janne Le Clair la mer[]
Le temoins guillaume dutoijt Et Susanne Seugne[]

again the 25th of the same month. Janne daughter of Handris Gauch. Janne le Clair the mother. The witnesses Guillaume du Tojt and Susanne Seugne[ ]

plus le 25.ditau
Pierre fils de jedeon Mallerbe de marie grillion
Le temoins Et pierre Rous Et marie a Vis.-

again the 25 of the same month. Pierre son of Jedeon Mallerbe (and) of Marie Gillion. The witnesses were Pierre Rous and Marie a Vis

Le 16.octobre 1695.
David fils de david Senecal Et de Madelaine -
dupuit Le temoins Et daniel deRuel Et anne
dupuit

The 16 October 1695. David son of David Senecal and of Madelaine du Puit. The witnesses were Daniel de Ruel and Anne du Puit

Le 4' Novembre 1695.
Marie Elizabet fille de jacob Villiers Et La
Mere, marguerite gardiol Et le temoins jean
gardiol Et marie Ellizabet taillefert

The 4th November 1695. Marie Elizabet daughter of Jacob Villiers and The mother Marguerite Gardiol and the witnesses Jean Gardiol and Marie Elisabet Taillefert

[Le] 7' decembre
Jean fils de pierre jaubert Et la mere Ellizabet
Richar Le temoins Et jean durand Et françoise
Martinet -

[The] 7th December. Jean son of Pierre Jaubert and the mother Elizabet Richar. The witnessses were Jean Durand and Françoise Martinet

Le 14.decembre
Ily a Eut deux enfans baptize. l'un de Louis -
peront et L'autre de Cobus Vandray. je nay point
Eut de billiet ny des Uns ny des autres pour
le mettre a Notisse dans mon Livre

The 14 December. There were two children baptized, one of Louis Peront and the other of Cobus Vandray. I had no ticket from either for putting an entry in my book.

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le 26 decembre
annee 1695
Pierre fils de pierre Villiers Et a marie
Elizabet Taillefert le temoins Et jacob
Villiers Et Susanne gardiol

the 26 December 1695. Pierre son of Pierre Villiers and to Marie Elizabet Taillefert, the witnesses were Jacob Villiers and Susanne Gardiol

Lannee 1696.
Jonas fils de daniel nortie Et de [M]arie
Vitout Le temoins Et jean Nortie Et
Susanne lanoy

In the year 1696. Jonas son of Daniel Nortie and of [M]arie Vitout. The witnesses were Jean Nortie and Susanne Lanoy

Lannee 1696
le 28' may il y'a eut un Enfant Baptize
du beaufils de Wellem Escalk Van den
Merven

In the year 1696, the 28th May there was baptized a child of the son-in-law of Wellem Escalk van den Merven

Du 18 juin
Lannee 1696
Nicolas fils de harijs Lecrivent, Le
temoins Et Nicolas lanoy Et Susanne
devos

On the 18 June in the year 1696. Nicolas son of Harijs Lecrivent. The witnesses were Nicolas Lanoy and Susanne Devos

Le 14' octobre
lannee 1696
Ellizabet fille de pierre Rousseau Et
hanna Retif, Le temoins Et françois
Retif Et maria hanna

The 14th October in the year 1696. Elizabet daughter of Pierre Rousseau and Hanna Retif. The witnesses were François Retif and Maria Hanna

Le 14 ditau
Joseph fils de paul roux Lectur a drekestei[n]
Et glaudine Seugnet Le temoins Et pierre
Benezet Et marie grillion

The 14th of the same month. Joseph son of Paul Roux, reader at Drakenstei[n] and Glaudine Seugnet. The witnesses were Pierre Benezet and Marie Grillion

Le 21 ditau
lannee 1696
Il y'a Eut deux Enfanta quil sont Ete baptize
Lun de jacobus Vanas Et lautre de Mathis
Grif je nay point Eut de billiet de ce person[s]

The 21st of the same month in the year 1696. There were two children who were baptized, the one of Jacobus van As and the other of Mathis Grif. I did not receive any ticket from these people.

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Le 4 Septembre
Lannee 1696
francoise fille de Louis florit Et Susanne
Cordie. Le Temoins Et Louis Cordie Et
francoise martinet.

The 4 Sepember in the year 1696. Françoise daughter of Louis Florit and Susanne Cordie. The witnesses were Louis Cordie adn Françoise Martinet

Le 25 Novembre
Lannee 1696
Hendrik fils de Conra Klout a Ete
presante au saint bapteme pour
Monsieur jaque de Savoye La marraine
ne se point presantee, il sont Venu
sans donner un billiet.

The 25 November in the year 1696. Hendrik son of Conra Klout was presented for holy baptism by Monsieur Jaque de Savoye, the godmother was not present. They came without giving a ticket

1697
Le 10 janvier
Lannee 1697
Susanne fille de daniel Terrier Et
Sara jacob. Le temoins Salomon gournay
Et Susanne lanoy

The 10 January in the year 1697. Susanne daughter of Daniel Terrier and Sara Jacob. The witnesses Salomon Gournay and Susanne Lanoy

Le 9 mars
Lannee 1697
Elsij fille de geert Janse Elle a Ete baptize
Et le temoins Et haandris beaumans
Et Elsij jacob. je nay point aussy Eut
de billiet de ce personnes

The 9 March in the year 1697. Elsij daughter of Geert Janse was baptized and the witnesses were Handris Beaumans and Elsij Jacob. I had no ticket from these people

Le 24 ditau
Lannee 1697
Pierre fils de françois dutoij Et Susanne
Seugnet Le temoins Et guillaume dutoij
Et Sara Le Clair

The 24 of the same month in the year 1697. Pierre son of François du Toij and Susanne Seugnet. The witnesses were Guillaume du Toij and Sara le Clair

Le 13 avril
Lannee 1697
Justina fille de Nicolas Klef Et barbara
Le fevre, Le temoins Et hercules depret
Et marie Le fevre

The 13 April in the year 1697. Justina daughter of Nicolas Klef and Barbara le Fevre. The witnesses were Hercules de Pret and Marie le Fevre

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du 15 julliet
Lannee 1697
Louis fils de jean jourdan & de Elizabet
Longue le temoins Et Louis barret Et
Marie grillion

on the 15 July in the year 1697. Louis son of Jean Jourdan & of Elizabet Longue, the witnesses were Louis Barret and Marie Grillion

le premier
de Septembre
Lannee 1697
Jeremie roux fils de paul roux et glaudine
Seugnet Le temoins Et pierre jourdan de
Cabriere Et marie a Vis

The first of September in the year 1697. Jeremie Roux son of Paul Roux and Glaudine Seugnet. The witnesses were Pierre Jourdan de Cabriere and Marie a Vis

Le premier
d'aoust
Lannee 1697
Elsij fille de Christoffel Scniman Et
de marguerite Savoye, Le temoins Et
hercules depret Et Elsij jacob

The first of August in the year 1697. Elsij daughter of Christoffel Scniman and of Marguerite Savoye. The witnesses were Hercules de Pret and Elsij Jacob

Le 25 ditau
Elizabet fille de Etienne Viret Et de
Marguerite rous Le temoins Etienne niel
Et marie Elizabet

The 25 ditto. Elizabet daughter of Etienne Viret and of Marguerite Rous. The witnesses Etienne Niel and Marie Elizabet

Le 25 ditau
Lannee 1697
Lidie fille de Monsieur pierre Simond
Ministre a drakenstein Et de Mademoiselle
hanna de beurau, le temoins Et isac
Taillefer & marie Elizabet

The 25th of the same month in the year 1697. Lidie daughter of Monsieur Pierre Simond, minister at Drakenstein, and of Mademoiselle Hanna de Beurau, the witnesses were Isac Taillefer & Marie Elizabet

Le 25 ditau
1697
Helsijs fille de Skal Willems Van den Merves
& de hanna Prevot,

The 25th of the same month in the year 1697. Helsijs daughter of Skal Willems van den Merwes & of Hanna Prevot

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Le 15 Septembre
Lannee 169[7]
Jean fils de daniel Nortie Et marie Vitou
Le temoins Et Ercules depre, & marie
Le fevre

The 15 September in the year 169[7]. Jean son of Daniel Nortie and Marie Vitou. The witnesses were Ercule Depre & Marie le Fevre

Le 6 Octobre
Lannee 1697
Janne fille de jacob Villiers Et de
Marguerite gardiol, le temoins Et
Abrahaam de Villiers Et Mademoiselle
Le fevre

The 6 October in the year 1697. Janne daughter of Jacob Villiers and of Marguerite Gardiol, the witnesses were Abraham de Villiers and Mademoiselle le Fevre

Le 6 ditau
Lannee 1697
Salomon fils de david Senecal Et de
Madelaine dupuit Le temoins Et Salomon
Gournay Et Susanne Seugnet

The 6th of the same month in the year 1697. Salomon son of David Senecal and of Madelaine Dupuit. The witnesses were Salomon Gournay and Susanne Seugnet

Note: the following two dates are written  ii Novembre (1697). If this is taken to be a 2, the day in question would be Saturday - if taken to be an 11, the day would be a Monday. Baptisms were usually done on a Sunday, as were those just before these entries and those just after these entries. I would normally transcribe this as 2 and have therefore done so, but bear in mind the discrepancy (Richard Ball - transcriber).

Le ii Novembre
lannee ditau
Francoise fille de pierre jaubert Et
de Elijzabet Richarde, Le temoins sont
paul le fevre Metre Sirurgien; Et
Elyzabet Taillefer

The 2 November in the same year. Francoise daughter of Pierre Jaubert and of Elijzabet Richarde.The witnesses were Paul le Fevre, master surgeon, and Elyzabet Taillefer

Le ii Novembre
Lannee ditau
Geertru fille de Corneillis Corpenant
Et de              . Le temoins sont
geert jáanse Et marie Heelms

The 2 November in the same year. Geertru daughter of Corneillis Corpenant and of             . The witnesses were Geert Jáanse and Marie Heelms

Le 24 novembre
Lanne 1697
Susanne fille d'abráam de Villiers Et
de Susanne Gardiol, Le temoins sont
Jean gardiol Et Susanne taillefer

The 24th November in the year 1697. Susanne daughter of Abráam de Villiers and of Susanne Gardiol. The witnesses were Jean Gardiol and Susanne Taillefer

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Le premier de
Decembre, 1697
Elle Ete a
Ete baptizée
Elizabet fille de jedeon Mallerbe & de
Marie grillion, le temoins jaque
mallant, Et Elizabet Richard

The first of December 1697 she was baptized. Elizabet daughter of Jedeon Mallerbe & of Marie Grillion, the witnesses Jaque Mallant and Elizabet Richard

Le 8 ditau
Lannee 1697
Anna Ellizabet fille de Monsieur
Aráam dimmes, etc; sans avoir Eut
aucun billiet pour le nom dela mere
ny pour Le Temoins

The 8th of the same month in the year 1697. Anna Elizabet daughter of Monsieur Aráam Dimmes, etc, without having any ticket for the name of the mother nor for the witnesses

Le 8 ditau
Lannee 1697
Geertru fille d'un beaufils dela
Veuve de haandris Kelbeers; Le
Temoins Et piter Vanderbil, Et
la Marrainne cela gran Mere
del'anfant

The 8th of the same month in the year 1697. Geertru daughter of a son-in-law of the widow of Haandris Kelbeers. The witnesses were Piter Vanderbil and the godmother the grandmother of the child

Le 15 ditau
Lannee 1697
Harijs fils dela Veuve de marie lanoij
famme de harijs Lekervain; Le
Temoins Christoffle C'nayman Et
Marguerite Savoye

The 15th of the same month in the year 1697. Harijs son of the widow Marie Lanoij wife of Harijs Lekervain. The witnesses Christoffle C'nayman and Marguerite Savoye

1698

Le 12' fevrier
Lannee 1698
Elizabet fille dabráam Viviet et
Jaqueminne depreé, Le pere á Eté
Le temoin Elizabet dé prée

The 12th February in the year 1698. Elizabet daughter of Abráam Viviet and Jaqueminne Depreé. The father was the witness Elizabet dé Prée

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Le 8 juin
Lannee 1698
Daniel, fils de Charle marais
Et Anne de Ruel pour Temoins
daniel de Ruel; Et Catherinne
Taboureux;

The 8 June in the same year. Daniel son of Charles Marais and Anna de Ruel, for witnesses Daniel de Ruel and Catherinne Taboureux

Le 10'
áoust lan
1698
Johannes fils de Classe Ráas
Et de marie VanStaden, Le temoins
Et Marthe VanStaden, Et la
Marraine Caterina Wellems

The 10th August in the year 1698. Johannes son of Classe Ráas and of Marie van Staden, and the godmother Caterina Wellems

Le 17 ditau
Lannee 1698
Hendris Willems fils de Eskal
Wellems Van de Merwen, Anne prevot, pour
Temoins piter Róobéers Et Une
fille de Willems Eskal

The 17th of the same month in the year 1698. Hendris Willems son of Eskal Wellems van der Marwen , as witnesses Piter Róobeers and a daughter of Willem Eskal

Le 27 Julliet
Lannee 1698
Marthe, fille de pierre Rousseau
Et de hanne Retif pour temoins
Monsr. Pierre Simond, Ministre
du Saint EVangile adrakestein
Et Mademoiselle hanna de beureau

The 27 July in the year 1698. Marthe daughter of Pierre Rousseau and of Hanne Retif as witnesses Monsr. Pierre Simond, minister of the holy gospel at Drakenstein and Mademoiselle Hanna de Bureau

Le 27 ditau
1698
Jean fils de Matthieu frachas Et
de janne Cordie, pour temoins
Jedeon legrand: Et Susanne
Taillefer

The 27th of the same month in the year 1698. Jean son of Matthieu Frachas and of Janne Cordie, as witnesses Jedeon Legrand and Susanne Taillefer

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Le 24 áuost
Lannee 1698
Pierre fils pierre Marcevene, Et de
Elizabet de pres, Le teomoins Et pierre dumon
Et Sisijlia depres pour Marainne

The 24 August in the year 1698. Pierre son (of) Pierre Marcevene and of Elizabet de Pres. The witnesses were Pierre Dumon and Sisijlia Depres as Godmother

Le 24 ditau
Marie fille de jacque Teront Et de
Marie janne, Le temoins Et Hercules
de pret Et jaquemine de pres pour Maraine

The 24th of the same month. Marie daughter of Jacque Teront and of Marie Janne. The witnesses were Hercules de Pret and Jaquemine de Pres as godmother

Le 2i Septembre
Lannee 1698
Erassemus fils de piter Rassemus Et de
Marie Elizabet Le temoins Et béerne
piter blom & Caterina blom pour maraine

The 21 September in the year 1698. Erassemus son of Piter Rassemus and of Marie Elisabet. The witnesses were Béerne Piter Blom & Caterina Blom as godmother.

Le 26 Octobre
Lannee ditau
Marie fille de Louis florij Et Susanne
Cordie pour temoins jacob Cordie Et sa
soeur Cordie pour Maraine

The 26 October in the same year. Marie daughter of Louis Florij and Susanne Cordie. as witnesses Jacob Cordie and her sister Cordie as godmother

Le 26 ditau
Lannee 1698
Philippe, fils de Louis Cordie Et de françoise
Martinet Le temoins Et Monsieur
pierre Simond Ministre du Saint EV.g.
Et Mademoiselle Anne de beaúreau;

The 26th of the same month in the year 1698. Philippe, son of Louis Cordie and of Françoise Martinet. The witnesses were Monsieur Pierre Simond minister of the holy gospel and Mademoiselle Anne de Beaureau

Le 30 decembre
Lannee ditau
Charle, fils de Eskaal Wellems Et de Anna
prvost pour Temoins Wellems Eskaal
Van den Merve et Elsijs jacob

The 30 December in the same year. Charle, son of Eskaal Wellems and of Anne Pr(e)vost, as witnesses Wellems Eskal van den Merwe and Elsijs Jacob

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Le 30
desembre
1698
Anne fille de pierre jourdan de Cabriere
Et anne fauché. le pere delanfant luy
a servij de temoin Et la gran mere, pour
Maraine

The 30 December 1698. Anne daughter of Pierre Jourdan de Cabriere and Anne Fauché. The father of the child served as witness and the grandmother as godmother

1699

Le 18 janvier
Lannee 1699
Janne fille de izabeau Longue Veuve
du defunct jean jourdan pour temoins
Jacque Mallant Et Hanne fauche
pour Marraine

The 18 January in the year 1699. Janne daughter of Izabeau Longue widow of the deceased Jean Jourdan, as witness Jacques Mallant and Hanna Fauche as godmother.

Le 15 mars
Lannee 1699
francjna fille de françois bastians La
mere marie Anne, pour temoins jan
Eskeppein Et jaapis Welllems pour
Marraine

The 15 March in the year 1699. Francjna daughter of François Bastiaans, the mother Marie Anne, as witness Jan Eskeppein and Jaapis Wellems as godmother

Le 16 avril
Lannée ditau
Marie madelaine fille de paul Le
févre Et de
pour temoins piter Robéers Et sa famme
pour Marraine

The 16 April in the same year. Marie Madelaine daughter of Paul Le Long and of                , as witness Piter Robéers and his wife as godmother

Le 3 may
Lannée ditau
Eva fille de pierre Lombart Et de marie
Couteau Le temoins sont la fils Et la
fille de Monsieur pierre Simond mais
Monsr. Et mademoiselle Simond il on
Repondu pour les Enfans

The 3 May in the same year. Eva daughter of Pierre Lombart and of Maire Couteau. The witnessess were the son and the daughter of Monsieur Pierre Simond but Monsr. and Mademoiselle Simond made the responses on behalf of the children

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Le 3 may
Lannée 1699
Jacobus fils de hance handris Et de marie
Lanoy pour temoins jean Durand Et
Marie le feve

The 3 May in the year 1699. Jacobus son of Hance Handris and of Marie Lanoy, as witnesses Jean Durand and Marie le Feve

Le 22 avril
Lannée ditau
Jean fils de paul roux Et de glaudine
Seugnet pour temoins Charle marais
Et hanne de Ruel

The 22 April in the same year. Jean son of Paul Roux and of Glaudine Seugnet, as wintesses Charles Marais and Hanne de Ruel

Le 29 avril
Lannée ditau
Piere fils de piter beerne blom Et de
Caterina blom pour temoins piter Rassemus
Et la mere delanfant a repondu pour
Marraine

The 29 April in the same year. Pierre son of Piter Beerne Blom and of Caterina Blom, as witness Piter Rassemus and the mother of the child responded as godmother

Le 14 juin
Lannée 1699
Hanneta fille de beérne Lubeck Et de
Warna vandebren, pour Temoins
Jacobus brandenbeur; Et hanneta pour
Marraine

The 14 June in the year 1699. Hanneta daughter of Beérne Lubeck and of Warna Vandenbren, as witness Jacobus Brandenbeur and Hanneta as godmother

Le 14 juin
Marie fille de philippe de pres Et de
Elizabet prevost pour temoins pierre
Dumond Et marie Lefeve pour Marraine

The 14 June. Marie daughter of Philippe de Pre and of Elizabet Prevost, as witness Pierre Dumond and Marie Lefeve as godmother

Le 14 ditau
Lannée 1699
Jacobus fils de konra géer klout Et de
Marthe ..... pour temoins béérne
Beurger Et marthe Wellems pour marraine

The 14 ditto in the year 1699. Jacobus son of Konra Géer Klout and of Marthe . . . . . as witness Béérne Beurger and Martha Wellems as godmother

inserted slip of paper, numbered 11A in pencil

Le 12 fevrier
de Lannee
1699
Jacob fils de Escalk Wellems Et de
Anne prevost Le temoins Et piter Róobers
et sa fammme, pour Marraine
baptize a drakestein pour Monsieur
pierre Simond Ministre du Saint E.V.G.

Jacob son of Escalk Wellems and of Anne Prevost. The witnesses were Piter Róobers and his wife as godmother. Baptized at Drakestein by Monsieur Pierre Simond minister of the holy gospel

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Le 28 juin
Lannee 1699
François fils de françois dutoij Et de
Susanne Seugnet, pour Temoins Et
Jedeon Legrand Et lena dutoit pour
Marraine

The 28 June in the year 1699. François son of François Dutoij and of Susanna Seugnet, as witness Jedeon Legrand and Lena Dutoit as godmother

Le 28 ditau
Jean fils de pierre Villiers Et de marie
Elizabet taillefer pour temoins jean
Taillefer Et geértru dutoy pour marraine

The 28 of the same month. Jean son of Pierre Villiers and of Marie Elizabet Taillefer, as witness Jean Taillefer and Geértru Dutoy as godmother

Le 28 ditau
Corneillijs fils de handris Norman Et
Lamere de Lanfant Long presante au
Saint bapteme

The 28 of the same month. Corneillijs son of Handris Norman and the mother of the child Long presented for holy baptism

Le 23 áoust
Lannee 1699
Marthe fille de jacque pinar Et
De marthe Le feve Le temoins Et gabriel
Le rous Et barbara Le feve pour Marraine

The 23 August in the year 1699. Marthe daughter of Jacque Pinar and of Marthe le Feve. The witness Gabriel le Roux and Barbara le Feve as godmother

Le 14 Septbre
Lannée 1699
Jacobus fils de Jacob Villiers Et de marguerite
gardiol pour temoins Abráam Villiers
Et jsabeau Richar pour Marraine

The 14 September in the year 1699. Jacobus son of Jacob Villiers and of Marguerite Gardiol, as witness Abráam Villiers and Isabeau Richar as godmother

Le 14 ditau
Etienne fils detienne Viret Et de
Marguerite rous il ont presante leur
Enfant au Saint bapteme Eux meme

The 14 of the same month. Etienne son of Etienne Viret and Marguerite Rous. They presented their child for holy baptism themselves.

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Le 20'
Septembre
1699
Jean fils dabram Villiers Et de Susanne
Gardiol, Le temoins Et jacob Villiers
Et Marguerite gardiol pour Marraine

The 20th September 1699. Jean son of Abraam Villiers and of Susanne Gardiol. The witnesses were Jacob Villiers and Marguerite Gardiol as godmohter

Le 4' Octobre
Lannee 1699
Pierre fils de Daniel Terrie Et de Sara
jacob, Le Temoins Et Louis barret Et
Susanne Seugnet pour Marraine

The 4th October in the year 1699. Pierre son of Daniel Terrie and of Sara Jacob. The witnesses were Louis Barret and Susanne Steugnet as godmother

Jacque deporté, Et Sara Vitout jl on presante
Eux meme un petit Enfant que dieu leur a
donné, au saint baapteme le 4' octobre 1699.

Jacque Deporté and Sara Vitout themselves presented a tiny child which god has given them, for holy baptism, the 4th October 1699.

Le 4' octobre
1699
Anne marie fille hance jacob a Ete
presantée au Saint Bapteme Le temoins
Et han hance Et Anne marie pour
Marraine

The 4th October 1699. Anne Marie, daughter Hance Jacob was presented for holy baptism. The witnesses were Han Hance and Anne Marie as godmother

Le 25 octobre
1699
Marie hanna fille de pierre Rassemus
Et de marie Elizabet Le temoins Et pierre
Christiaans de jaager Tremena de jaager Wal

The 25 October 1699. Marie Hanna daughter of Pierre Rassemus and of Marie Elizabet. The witnesses were Pierre Christiaans de Jaager, Tremena de Jaager Wal

Le 25 ditau
1699
Janne fille de christoffel senaymant Et de
Marguerite Savoije le temoins Et
Chrisians debacre Et marie delanoy pour
Marraine

The 25 of the same month, 1699. Janne daughter of Christoffel Senayment and of Marguerite Savoije, the witnesses were Christians Debacre and Marie Delanoy as godmother.

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Le 6 decembre
1699
Louise fille de pierre jaubert Et de
jzabeau Richard, le temoins Et françois
dutoij Et marie madelaine pour
Marraine

The 6 December 1699, Louise daughter of Pierre Jaubert and of Isabeau Richard, the witnesses were François Dutoij and Marie Madelaine as godmother

Le 6 ditau
Lannée 1699
Pierre fils de pierre jourdan de Cabriere
Et de Anne fauché, Le temoins Et pierre
Rous Et Susanna Seugnet pour Marraine

The 6 of the same month in the year 1699. Pierre son of Pierre Joudan de Cabriere and of Anne Fauché. The witnesses were Pierre Rous and Susanna Seugnet as godmother

Le 27 Janvier
1700
Jean fils de David Senecal Et de Anne
Madeleine dupuit Le temoins Le pere Et
La mere de lanfant il on Repondu

The 27 January 1700. Jean son of David Senecal and of Anne Madeleine Dupuit. The witnesses the father and mother of the child responded

Le 7' mars
Lannée 1700
Jean fils de Charle marais Et de Anne
de Ruel, le temoins Et abram bluze Et
Marie marais pour Marraine

The 7th March in the year 1700, Jean son of Charles Marais and of Anne de Ruel, the witness Abram Bluze and Marie Marais as godmother

Le 3' maij
1700
Pierre fils de pierre Rousseau Et de Anne
Retif Le temoins Et gabriel Lerous Et marie
Elizabet taillefer pour Marraine

Pierre son of Pierre Rousseau and of Anne Retif. The witnesses were Gabriel Lerous and Marie Elizabet Taillefer as godmother

Le 10' may
1700
Jean fils de Christoffle Extreux le
pere et la mere Long presantè au Saint
Bapteme, sans point de billiet

The 10th May 1700. Jean son of Christoffle Extreux the father and the mother Long presented at holy baptism without any ticket

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Le 4' julliet
1700
Susanne fille de jedeon Mallerbe, Et de
Marie grillion Le temoins Et françois
Retif, Et la mere delanfant Marraine

The 4th July 1700. Susanne daughter of Jedeon Mallerbe and of Marie Grillion. The witnesses were François Retif and the mother of the child godmother

Le 4' ditau
1700
Christian fils Classe Ráas Et de marie
Van Staden, Le temoins Et Marthinus
Van Staden Et gasparde Van Staden
pour Marraine

The 4th of the same month 1700. Christian son of Classe Ráas and of Marie van Staden. The witnesses were Marthinus van Staden and Gasparde van Staden as godmother

Le 22' åoust
1700
Marie fille dabráam Viviet Et de
Jaquemine depret Le temoins jacob Viviet
Et marie janne depret, pour Marraine

The 22nd August 1700. Marie daughter of Abráam Viviet and of Jaquemine Depret. The witnesses were Jacob Viviet and Marie Janne Depret as godmother

Le 22' ditau
Jacque fils de jacque Teron Et de marie 1700
janne de pret Le Temoins Et jean Maniet
et Elizabet de prest pour Marraine

The 22nd of the same month 1700. Jacque son of Jacque Teron and of Marie Janne de Pret. The witnesses were Jean Maniet and Elizabet de Prest as godmother

Le 2' Janvier
1701
Josue fils de josue Sellie Et de Elizabet
Couvret Le temoins Et Claude marais
Et Caterine Tabourdeux, pour Marraine

The 2nd January 1701. Josue son of Josue Sellier and of Elizabet Couvret. The witnesses were Claude Marais and Caterina Tabourdeux as godmother

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Le 27' mars
1701
Marthe fille de Louis fourij, Et de
Susanne Cordie Le temoins Et Louis Cordie
Et francoisse Martinet, pour marrainge

The 27th March 1701. Marthe daughter of Louis Fourij and of Susanne Cordie. The witness Louis Cordie and Francoise Martinet as godmother

Le 10' Avril
1701
Hercules fils de philippe depret, Et de Elizabet
prevost Le temoins Hercules depret Et La
gran mere Sysillia de pre pour Marraine

The 10th April 1701. Hercules son of Philippe Depret and of Elizabet Prevost. The witness Hercules Depret and the grandmother Sysillia de Pre as godmother

Le 15 may
1701
Elizabet fille de Matthieu frachas
Et de jannes Cordie Le temoins Et jacob
Cordie, Et Elizabet Villiers pour Marraine

Elizabet daughter of Matthieu Frachas and of Janne Cordie. The witnesses were Jacob Cordie and Elizabeth Villiers as godmother

Le 8' julliet
1701
Ellaina fille de beérne beurger Et de Marthe
Eskal Le temoins Et françois dutoit Et
Susanna Seugnet pour Marraine

The 8th Jully 1701. Ellaina daughter of Beérne Beurger and of Marthe Eskal. The witnesses were François Dutoit and Susanna Seugnet as godmother

Le 24' julliet
1701
Philippe fils de Christoffle Senaiman
Et de Marguerite Savoye, Le temoins Et
philippe Rodolf Et alleta Savoye, mais
Claude marais á Repondu pour Le garson
Et La mere a Repondu pour sa fille

The 24th July 1701. Philippe son of Christoffle Senaiman and of Margueite Savoye. The witnesses were Philippe Rodolf and Alleta Savoye but Claude Marais responded for the boy and the mother responded for her daughter

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Le 7' áoust
1701
Marie filee de pierre Villiers Et de
Elizabet Taillefer, Le Temoins Et pierre
Taillefer, Et Elizabet de Villiers pour
Marraine

The 7th August 1701. Marie daughter of Pierre Villiers and of Elizabet Taillefer. The witnesses were Pierre Taillefer and Elizabet de Villiers as godmother

Le 14 ditau
1701
Gabriel, fils de pierre rousseau Et de
Anne Retif, Le Temoins Et pierre Villiers
Et Susanne Seugnet pour Marraine

The 14 of the same month 1701. Gabriel, son of Pierre Rousseu and of Anne Retif. The witnesses were Pierre Villiers and Susanne Seugnet as godmother

Le 14 ditau
1701
Anne Madelaine fille de david Senecal
Et de Anne madelaine du puit, Le pere
a Repondu pour son Enfant Et Susanne
Dupuit pour Marraine

The 14 of the same month, 1701. Anne Madelaine daughter of David Senecal and of Anne Madelaine du Puit, the father responded for his child and Susanne Dupuit as godmother

Le 21 ditau
1701
Gedeon fils de paul Le fevré Et de Elizabet
Sisillia, Le Temoins Et gedeon le gran
Et Susanne briet pour Marraine

The 21 of the same month 1701. Gedeon son of Paul le Fevré and of Elizabet Sisillia. The witnessess were Gedeon le Gran and Susanne Briet as godmother

Le 28' ditau
1701
Jean fils de jean garde Et de Susanne
Taillefer Le temoins Et paul le fevré
Susanna briet pour Marraine

The 28th of the same month 1701. Jean son of Jean Garde and of Susanne Taillefer. The witnesses were Paul le Fevré and Susanne Briet as godmother

Le 23' octobre
1701
Willems, fils de Eskal Willems Et de
Anne prevot Le temoins beerne beurger,
Et Marthe Escalk pour Marraine

The 23rd October 1701. Willems, son of Eskal Willems and of Anne Prevot. The witnesses were Beerne Beurger and Marthe Escalk as godmother

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Le 30 octobre
1701
Joseph fils de pierre jourdan de Cabriére
Et de Anne fauche, Le temoins Et Louis
barret Eizabeau Long, pour Marraine

The 30th October 1701. Joseph son of Pierre Jourdan de Cabriere and of Anne Fauche. The witness was Louis Barret. Elizabet Long as godmother

Le 4' Novembre
1701
Marthe fille de françois dutoit Et de
Susanne Seugnet Le temoins Et beérne
beurger Et marthe Escalk pour Marraine

The 4th November 1701. Marthe daughter of François Dutoit and of Susanne Seugnet. The witnesses Beérne Beurger and Marthe Escalk as godmother

Le 27 ditau
1701
Anne fille de paul Couvret, Et de Anne
Walleté, Le temoins Et jean Taillefer
Et Elizabet Couvret pour Marraine

The 27th of the same month 1701. Anne daughter of Paul Couvret and of Anne Walleté. The witnesses were Jean Taillefer and Elizabet Couvret as godmother

Le 11' Novembre
1701
Sara fille de jean debus, Et de Sara jacob
Le temoins Et françois dutoit Et Anne
Retif pour Marraine

The 11th November 1701. Sara daughter of Jean Debus and of Sara Jacob. The witnesses were François Dutoit and Anne Retif as godmother

Tous les Enfans quil Cy dessus Ecrit il sont Ete baptize dans Leglise de Drakestein pour Monsr. pierre Simond Ministre du Saint Evangile, Enregistre pour paul Roux, autant quil ma Ete possible depuis Lannée 1694 jusques á Lannée 1701

All these children who are inscribed above were baptized in the church of Drakestein by Monsr. Pierre Simond minister of the holy gospel, recorded by Paul Roux; as many as I was able - since the year 1694 up to the year 1701


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Le 21 Septembre
1709
Marie fille de françois dutoit, Et de
Susanne Seugnet, le temoins Et pierre
Rousseau Et marie janne depret quil
lon pressanté au Saint bapteme, le
Samedit 21' Septembre dans Lannée
1709. Baptize pour Monsieur daillie
Ministre du Saint E.V.g. au Cap
Et ces Enfans quii sont Cy dessus Ecrit
Sont Ete bapiize dans Leglise de Drakestein

The 21st September 1709. Marie daughter of François Dutoit and of Susanne Seugnet, the witnesses were Pierre Rousseau and Marie Janne Depret who presented her for holy baptism on Saturday 21st September in the year 1709. Baptized by Monieur d'Aillie minister of the holy gospel at the Cape and these children who are here written were baptized in the church of Drakestein

Le 21' Septembre
Lanée 1709
Abráam fils de josué Selliet Et de Elizabet
Couvret il on fait pressanter au Saint
Bapteme pour Etré Baptize pour Monsr.
Daillie Ministre de Saint.E.V.g. Le temoins
Et abráa, Villiers le fils, Et Ester Roux
pour Marraine, a drakestein

The 21st September in the year 1709. Abráam son of Josué Selliet and of Elizabet Couvret. They presented him for holy baptism by Monsr. Daillie minister of the holy gospel. The witnesses were Abráam Villiers the son and Ester Roux as godmother, at Drakestein

A Drakenstein
Le 22' Septembre
1709
Susanna fille de Louis Le riché Et de Susanne
fauche il ont fait presanter au Saint bapteme
Le dimanche 22 dudit mois, Monsieur Daille,
il <a> aussj baptizeé Cette fille Le temoins Et
françois dutoit, Et Susanne Seugnet pour
Marraine

At Drakestein, the 22nd September 1709. Susanne daughter of Louis le Riche and of Susanne Fauche. Tbey prsented (her) for holy baptism on Sunday 22 of [this] month, Monsieur Daille also baptized this girl. The witnesses were François Dutoit and Susanne Seugnet as godmother

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Le 22 ditau
1709
Jacque: fils de Charle marais, Et de Anne
De Ruel, il on pressante au Saint Sacrement
du bapteme, baptize pour Monsieur Daillie
Ministre du Saint E.V.G. Le temoins Et
Charle marais, Et Anne Rous pour
Marraine a drakestein le 22 September

The 22nd of the same month, 1709. Jacque son of Charles Marais and of Anne de Ruel. They presented (him) at the holy sacrament of baptism, baptized by Monsieur Daillie minister of the holy gospel. The witnesses were Charle Marais and Anne Roux as godmother, at Drakestein the 22nd September

Le 22 ditau
1709
Jean, fils de jean debuz, Et de Sara jacob,
pour le presanter au Saint Sacrement
du Saint bapteme, Le temoins Et daniel
jacob, Et Marthe Le fevré pour Marraine
Cet Enfant a Aussy Receu Le Saint Sacreme;
de mains de Monsieur Daillie á Leglise
de drakestein,

The 22 of the same month, 1709. Jean son of Jean Debuz and of Sara Jacob [as] presented at the holy sacrament of holy baptism. The witnesses Daniel Jacob and Marthe le Fevré as godmother. This child also received the holy sacrament from the hands of Monsieur Daillie a the church of Drakestein.

Le 22 ditau
1709
Pierre fils de jacque Teron; Et de marie janne
de pre, il on pressante au Saint bapteme
Et Monsieur daillie Ministre La baptize
Le dimanche 22.Septembre, dans Leglise
de Drakestein, Le temoins Et françois dutoit
Et Corneillia Villion, pour Marraine.

The 22nd of the same month, 1709. Pierre son of Jacque Teron and of Marie Janne de Pre, he was presented at holy baptism and Monsieur Daillie minister baptised (him) on Sunday 22 September in the church of Drakestein. The witnesses were Françpos Dutoit and Corneillia Villion as godmother

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Le 22 ditau
1709
Wellem, fils de piter Wellem Vanheerden
Et de Makel Eskal, jl on presante au
Saint bapteme, Et Monsr. Daillie
Ministre La aussj baptize Le meme
Jour du 22' Septmbre, dans Leglise de
Drakestein, Le temoins béerne beurger
Et johanna famme de géert basson pour
Marraine.

The 22nd of the same month, 1709. Wellem son of Piter Wellem van Heerden and of Makel Eskal. He was presented at holy baptism and Monsr. Daillie minister there also baptized the same day of 22nd September in the church of Drakestein. The witnesses were Béerne Beurger and Johanna wife of Geért Basson as godmother

Le 22
Septembre
1709
Jean fils de david dubuisson Et de glaudiné
Lombart, il on pressante Son Enfant au
Saint bapteme pour Etre baptize Le
Dimanche 22 Septembre, Le temoins Et
Jáan Elberst Et Sophia hapel pour marrain

The 22nd September 1709. Jean son of David Dubuisson and of Glaudiné Lombart. They presented their child at holy baptsim to be baptized on Sunday 22 September. The witnesses were Jáan Elberst et Sophia Hapel as godmother

Tout ce huict Enfans Sont Ete baptizes
pour Monsieur Daillie Ministre du Saint
E.V.G. Dans Legglise de drakestein
Le 22 Septembre

All these eight children were baptized by Monsieur Daillie minister of the holy gospel in the church of Drakestein, the 22nd September.

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Elle Et née
Le 6 fevrier
Lannee 1711.
Elizabet fille d'abráam prevost Et de
hanna Marcevene, Elle á Ete presantée
au Saint bapteme Le 17 may. Le temoins
Et piter [J]ance Van Marcevene Et
Elizabet de pre, pour Marraine,
baptizée pour Monsieur beck Ministre
du Saint E.V.g. dans Leglise de drakesteiin

She was born the 6 February in the year 1711. Elizabet daughter of Abráam Prevost and of Hanna Marcevene. She has been presented at holy baptism the 17 May. The witnesses were Piter [J]ance van Marcevene and Elizabet de Pre as godmother, baptized by Monsieur Beck minister of the holy gospel in the church of Drakestein

Il Et ne
Le 15. avril
Lannee 1711.
Isac fils de la Veuve, du Defunt charle
marais il a Ete, presante au Saint
Bapteme Le 17' may, Le temoins Et
Etienne marais Et Elizabet Villiers
Et á Eté Baptize pour Monsr. beck,
Minister du Saint E.V.g. dans Leglise
De drakestein;

He was born the 15th April in the year 1711. Isac son of the widow of the late Charle Marais. He was presented at holy baptism the 17th May. The witnesses were Etienne Marais and Elizabeth Villiers and was baptized by Monsr. Beck minister of the holy gospel in the church of Drakestein,

Le 5' mars
Lannée, 1713
hanna fille de L'aupretorijs Et de marie
Rousseau Elle á pesantée au Saint
bapteme dans La maison d'abráam Villiers
Et Monsieur Camper Ministre du Saint
Evangile, Etant de Retour de son Voyage
des jindes oriantales il a baptize cete fille
Le temoins Et pierre Rousseau Et geertru
dutoit pour Marraine

The 5th March in the year 1713. Hanna daughter of L'aupretorijs and of Marie Rousseau was presented at holy baptism in the house of Abráam Villiers and Mosieur Camper minister of the holy gospel, being on his return journey from the East Indies, baptized this girl. The witnesses were Pierre Rousseau and Geertru Dutoit as godmother

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Le 5 mars
Lanée, 1713.
Marie fille koenráad Sckeper Et de
Marie bota Elle a Ete presantée
au Saint Sacremant du Bapteme dans
La maison dabráam de Villiers Et
Monsr. Camper Ministre du Saint
EV.gille a Aussy baptize cette petite
fille Et Le temoins Et jacobus bota,
Et Catherina bota pour Marraine,

The 5th March in the year 1713. Marie daughter of Koenráad Sckeper and of Marie Bota was presented at holy sacrament of baptism in the house of Abráam de Villiers and Monsr. Camper minister of the holy gospel also baptized this little girl and the witnesses were Jacobus Bota and Catherina Bota as godmother.

(end of this register)


Source: Cape Archives Verbatim Copies VC 644 Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk, Drakenstein, baptisms up to 1745.
A photocopy made for the Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and a copy was donated to the South African Archives, a copy going to the Cape Town repository and to the Pretoria Repository (where it is part of the FC series).

Original registers are located in the NG Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch as G3 3/1