Hercules du Preez
Hercules du Preez 1
Noted events in his life were:
Emigration: Arrived in South Africa from Courtrai, 1688, Cape of Good Hope. 4 Arrived in 1688 or 1689 as a French refugee / colonist. Hercules Des Pre - Du Pres, or Du Preez - Came from Cortryk or Courtrai, Flanders. He, his wife, Cecilia Datys (died on the farm "Soetendal" on 15-11-1720) and four children sailed in the 'Schelde'. The voyage probably took 4-6 months. They encountered two terrible storms and had to put into St. Jago, then again into Port Prayo. He arrived as a French Refugee and Colonist in 1689. On 18 or 19 April 1690 he received help from the Consistory of Batavia of £35 - 8 - 4, for himself, his wife and five children. In 1692 he was granted land and the deed was signed on 15-10-1697. His home was "Den Soeten Inval" - Paarl, where the railway station now stands. He died on 22-11-1696.
Residence: Kaap De Goede Hoop, Zuid Afrika, 1688-1696.
1 Personal knowledge of Agnes Sophia Denoon Rissik (née Duncan) (RIN. 437). Author of 'Letters to my Grandchildren' (published 1969); Original family tree drawn in 1943 and signed "To dear Aunt Mary with lots of love from Agnes (Aug 1943)". Aunt Mary is Mary Susan Crampton (née Norval) (RIN. 429). A later version of this family tree was included in Agnes Rissik's book "Letters to my Grandchildren" (published 1969).
2 Cornelis Pama Dr., Die Groot Afrikaanse Familienaamboek, ISBN 0 7981 1561 0 (Cape Town, South Africa: Human & Rousseau, 1983), 105.
3 Elaine Du Preez-Bell Mrs, Genealogy of my Du Preez Family (Betty's Bay, Western Cape: Private, 2012), Pg. 17.
4 Personal knowledge of Agnes Sophia Denoon Rissik (née Duncan) (RIN. 437). Author of 'Letters to my Grandchildren' (published 1969).
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