23 May 2010

De Buys/Balie children

On 22 May 1842 Coenraad Willem DE BUYS (DU BUIS) married Anna Elisabeth BALIE in Beaufort West, in the Cape of Good Hope. Coenraad was born on 03 Feb 1815 and Anna was born around 1824. Coenraad and Anna were cousins.

We know that the couple had a child, Elizabeth Catharina DE BUYS, who was born on 29 Aug 1842. Elizabeth married Christiaan Lodewyk MULDER on 17 Feb 1873 in Hopetown, in the Cape of Good Hope.

We think that Coenraad and Anna may have had another child who was named Coenraad Wilhelm who may have been born around 1855.

Could you shed any light on this Coenraad and/or Coenraad and Anna's children?

De Buys/Gous children

Around 1857 a Coenraad Willem DE BUYS (DU BUIS) married Susanna Josina GOUS(GOUWS). Coenraad was born around 1837 and Susanna was born on 6 Aug 1837.

They had a child named Petrus DE BUYS 5 Jul 1858. We think that they may have had more children.

Do you know anything about these families? Could you shed some light on them?

South African De Buys'

During several years of investigating and tracing my De Buys family roots I found that we are descended from Jean DE BUS who arrived in the Cape Of Good Hope in April 1688 onboard De Oosterland.

These investigations also led me to uncover several De Buys families. I have been able to link several of them into my family tree and others I have been able to expand on, but not include in the tree.

I would like to get in touch with other De Buys families who are interested in their genealogy and in sharing the information that they have on their families.