family: the first generations
The Cape of Good Hope
in the 17th century.
Villion and Cornelia
Campenaar, the founding parents of the Viljoen family, had
(b1 - b6) as given below.
Two of these, Henning
b3 and Johannes
b4, propagated the family name. Both of them in turn had one
propagated the family name, both of which incidentally carried the
name, namely Henning b3c4 and Johannes
b4c2. This gave rise
to respecitvely the Henning branch and the Johannes
of the Viljoen family tree.
Only the male lines which
propagated the Viljoen family name in the first four generations are
in the graphic above (Henning branch
branch in blue). (x
means married to; xx indicates second marriage).
Full details of
the first generations are given below:
were the Huguenots?:
Pieter Viljoen, baptised
in Cape Town 1677.02.07. He never married and was in 1699 witness at
baptism of the son of his sister Anna b2. In 1709 he was witness at the
baptism of the son b3c2 Frans of his brother b3 Henning. Nothing else
known about him.
Anna Viljoen, baptised
1678.05.19 in Cape Town, married 1691.12.09 Heinrich Venter;
of the Venter family in South Africa.
Henning Viljoen, baptised
in Cape Town on 1682.05.19; farmed on the farm "Watergat"
Cape. Married 1707 Margaretha de Savoye, born 1671
(widow of Christoffel
Snyman), a Huguenot refugee who arrived in 1688 with her
Jacques de Savoye and Marie Madeleine le Clerq
at the Cape of
Good Hope on the ship "Oosterlandt". From this marriage four children
born, and they are the parents of the Henning branch
of the Viljoen
baptised at Stellenbosch on 1708.03.05; no marriage.
Frans Viljoen, baptised
at Stellenbosch on 1709.12.26, no marriage.
baptised at Stellenbosch on 1712.03.12; died young and renamed with:
baptised at Stellenbosch o 1713.06.16. Farmer of Drakenstein. Married
1732.11.06 with Susanna Durand, baptised on
of Jean Durand and Anna Vermeulen.
Twelve children, as follows:
b3c4d1 Margaretha Cornelia
Viljoen, baptised 1734.01.09, died unmarried.
b3c4d2 Johannes Viljoen,
baptised 1735.07.17, married Anna Cornelia Venter.
b3c4d3 Margaretha Theresia
Viljoen, baptised 1737.06.02, died unmarried.
b3c4d4 Wilhelmina Johanna
Viljoen, baptised 1740.08.14, died unmarried.
b3c4d5 Cornelia Viljoen,
baptised 1743.10.13, married Johannes van Aswegen;
Joubert; remarry second time Gerrit Visser.
b3c4d6 Elizabeth Viljoen,
baptised 1746.03.21, married Arie Willem van Wyk.
b3c4d7 Franciscus Jonathan
Viljoen, baptised 1750.09.13, died unmarried.
b3c4d8 Jonathan Viljoen,
baptised 1750.09.13, died unmarried.
b3c4d9 Pieter Albertus Viljoen,
baptised 1752.02.13, died unmarried.
b3c4d10 Johannes Hercules
Viljoen, baptised 1753.04.29, married Anna Jacoba
b3c4d11 Albertus Viljoen,
baptised 1755.08.31, married Johanna Elizabeth Griesel.
b3c4d12 Johannes Hendricus
Viljoen, baptised 1758.07.02, married Susanna
baptised 1684.09.24 Cape Town. Married 1708.08.14 to Catharina
baptised 1692.01.27, daughter of Christoffel Snyman
de Savoye. Johannes Viljoen b4 therefore married with his
daughter from her first marriage, so that his sister-in-law was also
mother-in-law. From the marriage of Johannes Viljoen b4 and Catharina
two children were born, and they are the parents of the Johannes-branch
of the Viljoen family:
baptised 1709.12.01; died young.
baptised 1711.09.19. Farmer of Drakenstein, later cattle farmer in Het
Land van Waveren (present day Tulbagh). Received on
farm Doornrivier, (present) district of Worcester.
Married on 1744.03.08
at Paarl with Aletta Olivier, baptised 1725.07.15,
Hendrik Olivier and Maria Vivier. Eight
children as follows:
b4c2d1 Johannes Hendricus
Viljoen, baptised 1745.02.21, married Anna Francina
b4c2d2 Christoffel Viljoen,
baptised 1747.01.29, married Elizabeth du Plessis;
b4c2d3 Willem Viljoen,
baptised 1748.10.06, died unmarried.
b4c2d4 Catharina Maria Viljoen,
baptised 1751.04.25, married Pieter Jacobus Conradie.
b4c2d5 Jacobus Petrus Viljoen,
baptised 1753.04,22, married Hermina Conradie.
b4c2d6 Hercules Viljoen,
baptised 1755.10.05, married Elisabet Maria Rasp.
b4c2d7 Geertruy Jacomina
Viljoen, baptised 1757, remarried Willem Jacobus
van der Merwe.
b4c2d8 Aletta Cornelia Viljoen,
baptised Stellenbosch 1686.10.13, married 1702 Herculé du
remarried 1722 Christian Maasdorp.
baptised Stellenbosch 1689.04.24. She is believed to have been born
the death of her father, after whom she was named. Married Jacob
baptised 1675.11.03, with whom she had six children.