Antoine Bonneau, Sr. (1645 - c.1700) MP

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Birthplace: St. Barthelemy, LaRochelle, France
Death: Died in Berkley, South Carolina, United States
Managed by: Peter Dutton, Jr.
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About Antoine Bonneau, Sr.

Records transcribed below indicate that Anthoine Bonneau, a French Hueguenot from La Rochelle, France, fled with his wife and other family members In 1685.

He and his family were apparently living on the French Caribbean Island of Martinique at the time they fled to Charles Town, South Carolina. (now Charleston). "History of the Huguenot Emigration To America" indicates that "Among the inhabitants of Martinique in 1671 were Antoine Bonneau ..."

Anthoine and other family members applied to South Carolina officials to be naturalized in 1696 and were naturalized as British citizens on March 10, 1697.

List of French and Swiss Protestants Settled in Charleston, page 46.

18. ANTHOINE BONNEAU, ne a la Rochelle, fils de Jean Bonneau et de Catherine Roi. Catherine Du Bliss, sa femme. Anthoine Bonneau, Jean Henri Bonneau, leurs enfans nez en France, et Jacob Bonneau, leur fils ne en Caroline.

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{4} Antoine Bonnaud, tonnelier; sa femme: paroisse St.

Barthelemy, La Rochelle, fled in 1685. Antoine Bonneau,

ne a la Rochelle, fils de Jean Bonneau et de Catherine Roi,

and Catherine du Bliss, his wife, applied to be naturalized,

1696, with Antoine and Jean-Henri, leurs enfans nez en

France. Jacob, leur fils ne en Caroline.--(Liste des Francois,

Refugiez en Caroline, etc.) Anthony Bonneau, senior,

cooper, was "made free of this part of the province," by

the Lords Proprietors of South Carolina, March 10, 1697.

(An Act for making Aliens free of this part of the Province,

and for granting liberty of conscience to all Protestants.

Trott's Laws of South Carolina, page 61.)

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Antoine Bonneau, Sr.'s Timeline

1645
January 27, 1645
St. Barthelemy, LaRochelle, France
1678
1678
Age 32
1680
January 31, 1680
Age 35
La Rochelle, Charente Maritim, Saintonge, France
1685
1685
Age 39
South Carolina, United States
1700
1700
Age 54
Berkley, South Carolina, United States
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