Hercules du Preez, 1720

Name
Hercules /du Preez/
Given names
Hercules
Surname
du Preez
Baptism January 21, 1720 37 (aged 0 days)
Citation details: Du Preez, p349, b6c11.
Death of a paternal grandmotherCecilia d'Atis
1720 (aged 0)

Citation details: Du Preez, p317, a1.
Death of a fatherPhilippe du Preez
May 21, 1721 (aged 1 year)
Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b6.
Death of a sisterMarthe du Preez
March 22, 1730 (aged 10 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b6c3.
MarriageJohanna de MakerView this family
October 1, 1740 (aged 20 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p349, b6c11.
Death of a brotherJacobus du Preez
February 4, 1749 (aged 29 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p1, b2c2.
Death of a motherElizabeth Prévot
January 18, 1750 (aged 29 years)
Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b6.
Historical Event
Census
1754 (aged 33 years)

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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Co…

A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony.

Epidemic
Smallpox
May 1, 1755 (aged 35 years)

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die.
Death of a brotherPhilippe du Preez
about 1765 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p334, b6c4.
Marriage of a childPhilippus Lodewicus du PreezMaria de BruynView this family
May 8, 1766 (aged 46 years)

Citation details: du Toit, p246, a1b5c1d2.
Citation details: Du Preez, p349, b6c11d3.
Baptism of a granddaughterHerculina Johanna du Preez
July 25, 1773 (aged 53 years)

Citation details: Du Preez, p349, b6c11d3e1.
Death of a sonPhilippus Lodewicus du Preez
before 1777 (aged 56 years)

Citation details: du Toit, p246, a1b5c1d2.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 60 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 59 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
Death of a sisterCecilia du Pres
April 11, 1781 (aged 61 years)
Citation details: Olivier, p70, a1b2c2.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 63 years)

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Note: Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

Consequence of signing the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783).

Marriage of a grandsonWillem van HeerdenHerculina Johanna du PreezView this family
April 17, 1791 (aged 71 years)

Citation details: van Heerden, p221, b1c1d3e1f1.
Citation details: van Heerden, p245, b1c11d1.
Citation details: Du Preez, p349, b6c11d3e1.
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 78 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 74 years)

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in. The start of free trade was announced.

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 77 years)

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Wikipedia

War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 95 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 88 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 91 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 98 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 99 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapma…

17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier.

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 104 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 114 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.