Francois Rossouw, 1757

Name
Francois /Rossouw/
Given names
Francois
Surname
Rossouw
Baptism April 24, 1757 25 28 (aged 0 days)

Citation details: Rossouw, p129, b9c3d1.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaretha de Villiers
December 2, 1776 (aged 19 years)
Citation details: Vol 1, p291, #7100, b8.
MarriageElsie Maria HugoView this family
December 15, 1776 (aged 19 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p129, b9c3d1.
Death of a motherMargaretha Joubert
April 1, 1780 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: Vol 1, p471, #11405, b8c2.
Citation details: Rossouw, p129, b9c3.
Text:

c. 1776

Marriage of a parentFrancois Josua RossouwMaria RossouwView this family
November 19, 1780 (aged 23 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p129, b9c3.
War
Britain declares war on the Netherlands
December 20, 1780 (aged 23 years)

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Note: French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English.
Historical Event
Colonisation
1780 (aged 22 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony.
Death of a half-sisterMargaretha Hugo
January 1, 1783 (aged 25 years)
Citation details: Joubert, p150, b5c7.
Citation details: Vol 1, p50, #852, b5c7.
War
French troops depart the Cape
1784 (aged 26 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).

War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 41 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 37 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 39 years)

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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 58 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 51 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 54 years)

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Death of a wifeElsie Maria Hugo
about 1815 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Rossouw, p129, b9c3d1.
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 61 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 62 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.

Marriage of a childDaniël Josua RossouwAnna Susanna ConradieView this family
September 3, 1825 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: [4268] c2d5e3.
Citation details: Rossouw, p130, b9c3d1e10.
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 67 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 77 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Death of a sonDaniël Josua Rossouw
before 1840 (aged 82 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p235, b4c1d11.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 86 years)

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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 101 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 108 years)

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Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War.

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 144 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…

The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 144 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…

The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 107 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 109 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 116 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.