Publications of the Huguenot Society of
South Africa .
Bulletin Archive 1963—2004
Bulletin of the Huguenot Society of South Africa is published annually
and contains articles which focus on the history, heritage and
genealogy of the Huguenots, and specifically the Huguenots who settled
in South Africa. Articles on the family history and genealogy of
Huguenot surnames appear in the bulletin. A CD containing all issues of
the Bulletin since the first issue of 1963, until 2004, has been made
1994 the Bulletin focused in consecutive years on some or other
Huguenot family. The following surnames have since been featured:
Marais (1994), Cilliers (1995), Viljoen (1996), Joubert (1997),
Malherbe (1998), Cronjé (1999), Retief (2001), Fourie (2003), Buys
(2004), Rossouw/Rousseau (2005), Mouton (2006), Fouché (2007), Nel
(2008), Vivier (2009), Du Plessis (2010) and Bruwer (2011). The 2002
issue contains papers which were delivered at the 3rd Intenational
Huguenot Conference which was held in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
during 2002. Other Huguenot surnames which are often featured include
Jordaan, Malan, De Villiers and Naudé.
The CD costs
R120.00 + postage (within South Africa, R60.00 - rest of the world
R170.00).For details of paymentclick
Family Genealogy on CD
De Villiers Family genealogy in South Africa Vol 1 + 2 was originally
published in 1997, and is based on research started by the pioneer
South African genealogist Christoffel C. de Villiers, and continued by
the legendary prof Con de Villiers. The latter left his research to the
Huguenot Memorial Museum in Franschhoek, where the monumental
work was completed by Juna Malherbe and Alet Malan. The original print
was soon sold out, but has now been made available on compact disc
format and contains details of more than 20 000 De Villiers names and
more than 10 000 spouses. The CD is in PDF format which facilitates
searches to particular individuals or other names.
CD is available at a cost of R150.00 + postage and packing
(within the borders of South Africa R60.00 - all other destinations
R170.00). For details of payment click
Cantata Op 51 on CD
of the celebrations in 1988 of the 300th anniversary of the arrival of
the Huguenots in South Africa, the composer Hubert
du Plessis was
commissioned by the Huguenot Society of SA to compose the Huguenot
51. The librettist was wasOde Krige.
cantata was performed three times in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape
Town by the Capab orchestra and Opera Choir, the SABC chamber choir,
Rakin (alt), Sjoerd
Kramer(bass) as soloists. The conductor was Richard
recording of the performances was recently found and converted to
compact disc format by the Huguenot Society of South Africa. About his
composition the composer Hubert du Plessis explains as follows:
set myself the following demands: no recitative passages; the use of an
orchestra with a predominant baroque sound (clarinets and horns are
consequently absent, and also kettledrums - bells, however, were
essential); as many contrasts as possible; special attention to the
The work consists of three parts: Persecution (26
min), Flight (16
min) and Settlement (19
min). The CD contains a pamphlet with the complete libretto, as well as
explanatory notes by the composer of the symbolism of the various parts
of the work. The English version of the CD contains the libretto
translated into English (although the performance itself is sung in the
original Afrikaans). Please indicate your preference for the English or
Afrikaans version of the CD.
addition, I wanted to strive after simplicity, the music stylistically
representative of more or less ten centuries. The incorporation of
existent compositions, in full or in part, was to me very significant
on account of their symbolical impact."
The price of the CD is R90 plus postage and
packing (R62 within the RSA, R170 overseas) and orders can be placed at
Society of South Africa.
genealogy) was compiled by dr C.G. (Chris) Theron and adapted for
publication by Jeanette Theron and Andries Nieuwoudt; the history of
the Theron family in South Africa was written by dr J.N. (Hannes)
Theron. It was published (in Afrikaans) as no 2 in the Genealogy series
of the Huguenot Society of South Africa.
The publication consists of two volumes (soft
cover) and a compact disc.
price of the complete set (two books plus CD) is R475 (plus R70 for
postage and packing, within South Africa and R770 overseas).firstname.lastname@example.org
Life members of
the Huguenot Society of SA can purchase one set at a price of R350
(plus R70 postage and packing, within SA and R770 overseas).
can be placed at the Huguenot
Society of SA where
details about paying via bank transfer are available.
Further details about the publication can be seen
by clicking here.
RHEBOKSKLOOF EN SY MENSE
The book Cillié:
Rhebokskloof en sy mense (written
in Afrikaans, "Cillié: Rhebokskloof and it's people") is publication no
4 in the genealogy series of the Huguenot Society of South Africa. It
is a new improved and extended family history of the Cillié family in
South Africa by dr Andrew Kok. It consists of 360 pages and contains
the history and genealogy of each of the ten children of Petrus
Johannes Cillié of Rhebokskloof, Wellington, as well as of the
descendants of Johannes Arnoldus Cillié from Pampoenkraal, Porterville.
The publication is enriched with biographical details and photos of a
large number family members.
book is accompanied by a CD containing the name index of the register,
which facilitates electronic searces for names, as well as photos of
some 1000 individuals in the register, and photos of a number of Cillié
price of the complete set (book and CD) is R210 (plus R62 postage and
packing domestically, R370 abroad). Life members of the Huguenot
Society of SA can purchase one set at a price of R140 (plus R62 postage
and packing domestically, and R370 abroad). For orders of
ten or more books the price is R140 (plus postage).
Orders can be placed at the Huguenot
Society of SA where
details of payment into the bank account of the Huguenot Society can be
The Labuschagne Commemorative Volume
Ancestors of the Labuschagne Family
present volume was written in connection with the jubilee in Paarl (in
May 2011) celebrating the arrival of Pierre Labuschaigne, the
forefather of all the Labuschagnes, on 14th May 1711, at the Cape of
Good Hope. It deals with the prehistory of the family but is in fact a
case study of the tragic destinies of Huguenot families. The author,
prof Casper Labuschagne, offers a penetrating historical review of the
violent suppression of dissidents by the Roman Catholic Church in close
collaboration with the French State, culminating in the suppression of
the Huguenots. The review also focusses on the atrocious methods they
employed to force the dissidents to renounce their faith, or to die as
martyrs, or flee their country.
the author relates the exciting story of his intensive search over many
years to discover the historical places where his forefathers dwelled
and the amazing discovery of archival documents in France, Germany and
the Netherlands. This enabled him to give a detailed account of the
history of his forefathers from the beginning of the 17th up to the
start of the 18th century.
English language version of the book is only available in e-book format
on CD. It can be ordered at R90 (plus R60 for postage and packing
within SA, and R170 for postage and packing overseas). Orders can be
placed at the Huguenot
Society of SA where
details about paying via bank transfer are available.
The Afrikaans language version of the book is
available in hard copy book format, details of which can be seen by clicking
of South Africa 1688-1988
"The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988"
was written by prof Pieter Coertzen and others for the tricentenary
celebrations of the arrival of the Huguenots in South Africa. It is
widely regarded as the definitive work on the history of the Huguenots
in South Africa.
describes the growth of the Reformed Church in France until the middle
of the 16th century; the life of the Huguenots in France under the
burden or persecution; their flight to and arrival at the Cape of Good
Hope (during the large scale emigration which occurred during the years
1688-1689); their settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, and their
contribution to the development of South Africa.
book is richly illustrated with archival documents and images, and
contains a complete list of all Huguenots who emigrated to the Cape of
Good Hope; their places of origin, the boats with which they sailed,
their date of arrival, and the places where they settled in South
Africa, as well as details regarding their spouses and
book of 189 pages is available in soft cover and costs R210, plus R62
for postage and packing to addresses within South Africa, postage R450
overseas. Orders can be
placed at the Huguenot
Society of SA where
banking details as well as details about postage for overseas
destinations can also be obtained. The book is also available in
Afrikaans; for details, click
De Klerk: "Van
Vogelvalleij na verre velde…"
Klerk genealogy: "Van Vogelvalleij na verre velde…" (in
Afrikaans) by dr David de Klerk is the result of 25 years of
genealogical research about the descendnts of Abraham le
who arrived in 1688 at the Cape of Good Hope as Huguenot refugee with
his mother, Sara Cochet, his sister Jeanne (Jannetjie) and his
brother Joost. At the age of 39 jarige he got married, on May 12th 1709
in Stellenbosch, to Madelein (Magdalena) Mouton. The couple
eventually settled on the loan farm Vogelvalleij, now known
as Voëlvlei, near the present Hermon. B5 format, 326
price of the book is R180 (plus R62 postage and packing
domestically, and R330 abroad). Life members of the Huguenot
Society of SA can purchase one book at the price of R120
R62 postage and packing domestically and R330 abroad). For
of ten or more books at the same time the price is R120 (plus
Orders can be placed at the Huguenot
Society of SA for
any further inquiries, and where banking details for payment can also
http://www.hugenoot.org.za/publications.htm#DeklerkThe Viljoen Familieregister (2nd
edition, 2nd print) (in Afrikaans) by Prof H Christo Viljoen is based
original publication with the same title, which was originally
published by the HSRC in 1978. It is, however, a completely new and
extended edition of almost 2000 pages, in four volumes. In incorporates
articles which appeared in the Viljoen Gedenkboek (Viljoen
Memorial book) which was published in 1976. As such it is more than
three times larger than the original book . The 2nd imprint contains
corrections of and additions to the 2nd edition, 1st print which was
publisched in 2012.
can be placed and further inquires made at the Huguenot
Society of SA, where
particulars about banking details can also be obtained. Alternatively,
the bank details can be dowloaded by clicking
new second edition of 4 volumes represents the genealogy and short
family history of the descendants of the founding parents Francois
Villion, Huguenot refugee from Clermont, France, who settled
the Cape of Good Hope in 1671, and his wife Cornelia Campenaar from
Middelburg, the Netherlands, whom he married in 1676 at the Cape. The
couple settled on the farm Ida's Valley,
Stellenbosch. Two of their children, Henning and Johannes, perpetuated
the family name with respectively theHenning clan and the Johannes clan of
the Viljoens. Vol 1 of the series contains articles about the early
history of the Viljoens, the family coat-of-arms, the Viljoens of the
USA, some well-known individuals, and a complete name list of all
Viljoens and their spouses. The genealogy of the Henning clan appears
in volume 2, and the genealogy of the Johannes clan in volumes 3 and 4.
For further information, click
price of the set of four volumes is R900 (plus R85 for postage and
packing, domestically and R960 (surface mail) . Life
members of the Huguenot Society
of SA can purcase one set at
R600 (plus R85 for postage and packing, domestically, R960
abroad (surface mail)).
Contact the Huguenot Society for
wholesale purchases of ten or more books at a time.
Copies of Part 1 of the 2nd edition, 1st print can
be purchased at R120 (plus
R62 postage and packing domestically and R330 abroad).
books are also available from Protea Bookhouse (branches
Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Potchefstroom, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit)
and GISA in
FESTIVAL CONCERT ON CD
3¼ century festivities commemorating the arrival of the main group of
Huguenot refugees at the Cape of Good Hope in 1688-1689 included inter
alia the Huguenot Festival Concert, held in the Endler Hall,
Stellenbosch, on October 26th, 2013. With a French focus, and performed
by the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra (USSO) under the
maestro Corvin Matei, the soloists Jannie Moolman, Anna Davel
Minette du Toit-Pearce also performed. A recording of the concert is
available in CD format. It includes the Prelude
as well as
the Gypsy Dance
from Meyerbeer's opera, Les
highlight was the premiére of
the commissioned work "Des Tenebres": a Geneva
choral symphony for orchestra)
by the composer, Hendrik Hofmeyr, which is based on the Geneva Psalms.
The repertoire covers a wide variety of musical genres, from cabaret to
classical music. For details, click
here. The CD costs R90
(plus R60 postage domestically within SA, R170 postage abroad). Contact the Huguenot Society of SA
details of payment.
historical novel by Kenneth Joubert. Book one of the "Huguenot Trilogy."
is 1687 and the "Sun King" of France has grown frustrated by the
challenges of the Protestant "heretics" and sends his dragoons intc
South ern France.
Jaubert, a shy young farmer, living in the village of La Mate d'Aigues
in the sun-kissed hills of Provence, is catapulted into the life of an
"outlaw" when he impulsively attacks a vicious Dragoon Captain. The
officer swears revenge as the festering scar on the cheek fails to
very last thing Pierre wanted to be - was a hero! He is forced to join
a tidal wave of Huguenots trying to escape France. Huguenots caught
fleeing are faced with imprisonment or death. Attend a colourful
village wedding of lsabeau Richards - a woman Pierre has secretly
admired - as she marries into the Malian family. Follow both Pierre's
many disastrous attempts to reach safety - and the parallel escape
attempts by Isabeau and her Malian family.
Price: R230, plus postage (R62 domestic, R330 overseas)..
and the Dove:
of the Huguenots
documentary by Elm Grove Productions about the flight of the Huguenots
from France to Britain 300 years ago, and the way in which their
culture influenced British life.
1572 – 1685 French Huguenots fled religious persecution in France to
settle in Britain. They brought new weaving techniques and silk
weaving, lace, glassware, and cabinet making techniques to Britain,
enriching these industries. Huguenots were clever at banking,
insurance, the law, education, the arts and sciences. A typical
“English garden” today has Huguenot influences, in its layout and
Seven of the twenty four founding fathers of the Bank of
England in 1694, and its first Governor, Sir John Houblon, were of
It became a popular saying that a "drop ofHuguenot blood in the veins
was worth £1,000 a year."
Garrick, Gerald du Maurier, Daphne Du Maurier and Winston Churchill all
had Huguenot ancestry. British society would be all the poorer, if the
Huguenots had not come to Britain.
costs R120 plus postage (R60 domestically, R170 abroad).
des Huguenots en Afrique du Sud
label Label Video avec la participation de France 2 et de la TSR.
film de Jean-Michel Trubert et Lawrencia Kwark.
coûte R120 plus frais de port (R60 nationale, R170 à l'étranger).
Cellier, Celliers, Cillie,
Celliers, Cillie, Cillié,
Cilliers genealogies of dr Ben
Cilliers and Mariana Olivier consists of two volumes. It is publication
no 7 in the Genealogical Publication
Series of the Huguenot Society of South Africa. The primary purpose of
this publication, which was started in 2005, was to include
mainly unpublished research in a single publication. The two volumes
contain details of 11 723 descendants of the progenitors Josué Cellier
and Elisabeth Couvret; 148 descendants of LASCELLES- and
ZEELIE-families who changed their surname to Celliers, Cillie
and Cilliers; and 656 descendants who cannot be linked to any
of the family trees. The alphabetic index contains 20 730
names of descendants, spouses, and inlaws. The price of the
publications (two volumes) is R500 (plus R62 for postage and
packing domestically, and R370 abroad). Life members of the Huguenot
Society of SA can purchase one set at the price of R370 (plus
postge and packing R62 dlomestically and R370 abroad).
Orders van be placed at
Society of SA
Du Preez-family in South Africa
Die Du Preez-familie in
Suid-Afrika, (in Afrikaans) compiled by MHC du Preez, is
the eigth publication in the Genealogical Publication Series of the
Huguenot Society of South Africa. It is an updated and augmented
version of Thys du Preez's original publication, Die Du Preez-familie in
Suid-Afrika: 1688-1988. (The Du Preez family in South
Africa 1688-1988). The latter was published in 1988 during the 300th
anniversary of the arrival of the Huguenots in South Africa. This new
version has been extended to 1508 pages with 18 842 name
entries and consists of three volumes. Part 1 deals with the
progenitors and their children and their settlement in South Africa; a
large part is devoted to the participation of the Du Preez's in the
Anglo Boer War. A name index also appears in part 1. Parts 2 and 3
contain the family genealogy. A large number of photos is included in
the books. The set of three volumes costs R750, plus
R80 for postage and packing domestically; postage amounts to R720
(surface mail) abroad. Life members of the Huguenot Society of SA can
purchase one set at R550 (plus R80 for postage and
domestically, postage R720 (sea mail) abroad). Orders van be placed at
Society of SA .
The "Pienaar Familieregister"
(in Afrikaans) of HC
(Christo) Viljoen and ZJ (Sakkie) Pienaar represents the genealogy and
short family history of the descendants of Jacques Pinard
Huguenot refugee from Nantes, France, and his two
(Fouché) and Martha le Febre. Jacques Pinard and Esther Foucher sails
to the Cape of Good Hope on board the "Voorschoten" from
Delftshaven, Netherlands on Dec 31st 1687. After the
ship runs aground in Saldanha Bay, they complete the voyage to Table
Bay with the sloop "Jupiter", and later farms on the
farm Lustig Aan
in Drakenstein. Two
children were born from this marriage. As widower Jacques
le Febre, with whom he has a further six children.
Familieregister" consists of 3 volumes of some 1700
pages with more than 29 000 name entries and numerous photos.
The second edition has been sold out and the third edition is now
available. The set costs R800, plus R85 for postage
domestically, and postage R850 (sea mail) abroad. Life
members of the Huguenot Society can purchase one set at the price
of R550 (plus R85 for postage and packing domestically;
postage R850 (sea mail) abroad).
can be placed at the
Society of SA
Du Plessis-family in South Africa
The Du Plessis-family in South
Africa is the 11th publication in the
Publication Series of the HSSA. It is a combination of
research and also new updates on the Du Plessis family in a
It covers more than forty generations and covers two volumes, about a
thousand pages and contains 20 000 entries of which about 12 000 are of
Plessis's. It also includes many photos of individuals.
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The set of two books
costs R675 (plus R70 for
postage and packing, domestic postage, R770 (surface mail) abroad.)
members of the Huguenot Society of SA can buy one set at R450 (plus R70
postage and packaging, domestic). Contact the Huguenot Society
orders of ten or more books.
Orders can be placed with the Secretary by sending
an e-mail to email@example.com
Bank details for payment
will be sent to you.
Stamboom - 'n onvolledige genealogie
Naudé family tree (in Afrikaans) by Faan Naudé is a comprehensive
genealogy of the Naudé
family in South Africa. The publication covers four volumes and 2233
covers entries of almost 38 000 individuals. However, as the title
family register is never completed and new additions will always be
set of four books costs R1500 (plus R85 for postage and packaging,
postage, and R960 (surface mail) abroad.) Life members of the Huguenot
of SA can buy one set at R1000 (plus R85 for postage and packaging,
Contact the Huguenot
Society for wholesale orders of ten or more books
can be placed with the Secretary by sending an e-mail with your order
Bank details for payment will be sent to you.
Huguenots of South Africa
Studies after 1988
- Prof P Coertzen
South Africa commemorated the tercentenary arrival of the Huguenots in
Africa in April 1688. As
part of the
festivities the book The Huguenots
of South Africa 1688-1988 was published.
After 1988 remarkable new
about the Huguenots came forward.
new information as well as the results of further research are now
this book. It shows
that there are still
many facets of the Huguenots that can be researched.
All the articles in this book were
international conferences and are in English.
A CD on the Huguenots is also
The price of the book and CD is R150
(plus R62 postage and packing domestically, R170 postage and packing
(sea mail) abroad). Life
members of the Huguenot Society can order one set of book + CD
for R100 (plus R62 for postage and packing domestically;
postage R170 (sea mail) abroad). Orders can be
placed at the Huguenot
Society of SA
Huguenot DVD: brief history
The DVD gives a brief
historical overview of the Huguenots. The sound track is available in
five languages, viz. English, Afrikaans, French, German and Xhosa.
Duration: approx. 12 minutes each.
contents is as follows:
Historical origins of the Huguenots in Europe
Flight to and settlement in South Africa.
The Huguenot Monument and Memorial Museum in Fanschhoek.
price of the DVD
(plus R60 postage in SA, R170 postage abroad). Contact
Society of SA for details of payment.