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Abraham Soblet, Sr.

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Birthplace: Sedan, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Died in Maniakin Town, King William Parish, Henrico County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Soblet, Sr. and Judith Soblet
Husband of Susanne Soblet and Susanne Soblet
Father of Anne Soblet; Jean Soblet; Jacob Soblet; Jacques (James) Soblet; Pierre Louis Soblet and 4 others
Brother of Jean Soblet (Sublette), Jr.; Elizabeth Renard; Catherine Soblet; Judith Soblet; Marie Soblet and 1 other

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About Abraham Soblet, Sr.

On April 19, 1700, the first of four ships, the Mary and Ann, left England with over 200 French and Swiss passengers, and would arrive that summer in Virginia. Among the passengers listed were Abraham Soblet and two children; also aboard that ship was Pierre Chastain, his wife and five children.

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Born in Sedan France, a French Hugenot stonghold, Abraham moved to Manheim Germany, in 1681, to escape religious persecution. Fleeing invading French soldiers who desroyed Manheim in1859, he moved his family to Wesel, Germany. His son, Pierre, was born there Aug.15, 1695. Abraham then moved to London following the rise of the Protestant William III and Mary to the English throne. He sailed from England to Virginia, leaving,along with about 200 other French and Swiss passengers, and 2 of his children on April,19,1700. His wife Susanne and 3 more children followed him on the Peter and Anthony, arriving in Jamestown in Oct. 1700.His family helped establish Manakintown, a settlement for French Hugenots on the Virginia frontier.

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Abraham and Susanne were French Huguenots from Sedan, France who arrived in America in 1700 and lived in Manakintown, VA.

On April 19, 1700, the first of four ships, the Mary and Ann, left England with over 200 French and Swiss passengers, and would arrive that summer in Virginia. Among the passengers listed were Abraham Soblet and two children; also aboard that ship was Pierre Chastain, his wife and five children.

When the ship reached the mouth of the James River, it was met by Lieutenant Governor Francis Nicholson, who redirected the Huguenot settlers to William Byrd's land up the James river, rather than their intended destination on Dr. Coxe's Norfolk land.

Byrd's land included an old Indian village recently abandoned by the Monacan tribe. The land was fertile, but was in the remote Virginia wilderness, far from any established towns. This made transporting food, water, and supplies extremely difficult. Since many Huguenots were urban artisans and merchants, not farmers, life in this frontier land would be challenging.

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http://Sublett.net/Phillip.L.Sublett.com/family/tree-Pierre8.htm#8

"On April 19, 1700, the first of four ships, the Mary and Ann, left England with over 200 French and Swiss passengers, and would arrive that summer in Virginia. Among the passengers listed were Abraham Soblet and two children; also aboard that ship was Pierre Chastain, his wife and five children. "

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soblet

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http://www.donnneal.com/chastain-staton-soblet.html

http://www.geni.com/people/Abraham-Soblet/6000000006804174401

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Abraham Soblet, Sr.'s Timeline

1648
December 4, 1648
Sedan, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1675
March 31, 1675
Age 26
Sedan, Champagne-Ardenne, France
October 27, 1675
Age 26
Sedan, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1677
April 29, 1677
Age 28
Sedan, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1678
March 31, 1678
Age 29
September 14, 1678
Age 29
Sedan, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1689
1689
Age 40
Sedan, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1694
1694
Age 45
Sedan, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1695
August 15, 1695
Age 46
Wesel, Markgrafschaft Brandenburg, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1698
April 20, 1698
Age 49
London, London, England