Arrival South Africa
Paul Roux is thought to be have been born in Orange, France in 1665. As a French Calvinist Protestant (Huguenot), Paul fled France along with many other Protestants after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes  in 1685; travelling first to Switzerland and then the Netherlands before embarking on his voyage to the Cape.
Also on the VOC Ship China were two other male Roux Huguenots; Pierre en Jean Roux. Pierre Roux was from Cabriére and Jean from La Morin in Province. There are no records of either these two having had any children.
Another independent family tree may possibly exist with Roux, Antoine Augustin Joseph (1825) at it's root. It is known that he was married with a Harriet Yallop, but little is currently know about Roux, Antoine Augustin Joseph (1825)'s descendants.
Mentions are also made to the following people with the Roux surname in the Cape during the late 1600's and early 1700's.
- In March 1700 a certain Pieter Roux is allowed to return home.  It is unlikely that this reference is to Pieter Roux (1692 - 1771), the son of Paul Roux (1665 - 1723/02/07) as he would only have been 8 years old at the time.
- In 1708 a document was signed by a certain Jan Roux de Province There is also a reference to Simon van der Stel granting a farm to Jan Roux.
- ↑ History of South Africa (1486-1691), George MacCall Theal, page:n381 at The Internet Archive
- ↑ Die Familie Roux by Johannes van der Bijl, M.Sc., A.M. (Harvard). Published by the Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing, Pretoria, 1978. ISBN 0-86965-464-0
- ↑ Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Volume 3, page:144 at The Internet Archive
- ↑ Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Volume 4, page:69 at The Internet Archive
- ↑ Old Cape Colony; a chronicle of her men and houses from 1652-1806, page:n216 at The Internet Archive