Jacob NAUDÉ, the 6th. of 7 children of Philipp Naudé and Anne Isnard, of French Huguenot descent, was born in Berlin, Germany on 20 August 1696.
He left the Netherlands as a naval cadet (adelborst) on board the fluyt 'Abbekerk' from Texel on 23 January 1718 arriving at the Cape of Good Hope on 19 May 1718. From 1 June 1718 to 2 May 1722 he was hired out by the D.E.I.C as a schoolmaster to 3 different Huguenot families. During this period he became a member of the Drakenstein Dutch Reformed Church.
On 7 May 1722 he married Susanne TAILLEFERT, widow of Pierre Cronier (Cronjé), formerly widow of Jean Gardé. In 1723 Jacob applied to become a free burgher, and in July of that year christened his only child, a son Jacob.
Susanne died on 13 February 1724 and Jacob on 1 March 1740.
VOC Soldyboek of the 'Abbekerk'. [ Rijksargief, Den Haag, Netherlands. ]
"Privaatskoolmeesters aan die Kaap in die 18de. Eeu" by J.Hoge. [ Univ. of Stellenbosch ]
Pre-nuptial contract. 1Stb 18/5 #18. [ Cape Archives, Cape Town. ]
G3.4/1 Drakenstein D.R.C. Membership Register. 1715 - 1785 [ Cape Archives, Cape Town. ]
Researched and compiled by:
Grahame Naudé, Gauteng, South Africa