Catherine Rivault (c.1630 - d.) MP

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Birthplace: Saint-Aubin du Pavail, Haute-Bretagne, France
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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About Catherine Rivault

Catherine Rivault was a French Huguenot. She lived in Saint-Sauvant, France in the 1600's. She was sentenced to death in 1681, along with husband Gabriel Baubeau and three sons Gabriel, Laurence and Jean. Her name appears on a second list also dated 1681, stating she recanted at Saint-Sauvant, and her life was spared.

There is a birth recorded for a Catherine Rivault for 1630 in the Naissances et baptêmes de Haute-Bretagne, France, 1501-1907. If this is our Catherine, she was born in Saint-Aubin du Pavail, Haute-Bretagne.

Some believe that the family escaped to England, and from there, went to Virginia. Son Gabriel does appear on a transport list dated 1700. No proof has surfaced to show that his parents also came to Virginia. In fact, many web trees confused the facts about the two Gabriels, having the son married to his own mother.

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Saint-Aubin du Pavail, Haute-Bretagne, France
Age 20
Poss Flornoy, Champagne, France

catherine divault or rivault ( born 1630) and gabriel were a couple in france. It appears gabriel (1679-1703 or 1712), who may have been the son of gabriel & catherine left france, coming to va, marrying an elizabeth spencer (white) 1682-1725

Age 21
Saint-Sauvant, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 26
Saint Sauvant, France
Age 27
Saint Sauvant, France