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Gabriel Maupin, Sr.

Birthplace: Jargeau, Loiret, Centre, France
Death: Died in Williamsburg, VA
Place of Burial: York, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Amos G. De Maupin and Marguerite de Maupin
Husband of Marie Maupin
Father of Madelaine Maupin; William Maupin; Claude Maupin; Marie Presnal (Maupin); Sara Caterine (Maupin) and 9 others
Brother of Madelaine De Maupin; Claude Maupin; Marie Catherine Maupin and Sara Catherine Maupin

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About Gabriel Maupin, Sr.

December 3, 1700, sailed on the NASSAU of Pool from England, original papers Bodlein Library in England. According to Shaffett Family -------------------- Son of General Amos Maupin, an officer in the army of Henry Navarre, Gabriel Maupin was born in Pyrenees Department of France. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, he fled to England. While in England he married Marie, daughter of John, Earl of Spencer. Then Gabriel Maupin fled to America, arriving in Yorktown, Virginia on the Nassau in March 1700.

Gabriel Maupin was a very religious man. The vessel on which they were sailing, sprang a leak and they were in danger of sinking. Fellow passengers requested Gabriel Maupin to pray for Divine Assistance. Gabriel prayed and the leak was stopped. When the company landed, a large fish was found tightly wedged in the opening.

Gabriel Maupin was the Commandant of the Royal Arsenal at Williamsburg, Virginia.

The MAUPINs were among the original French Huguenot settlers at Manakin Town, Virginia, and they were related to the DABNEYs, BALLARDs and HARRISes of Virginia and Kentucky by intermarriage.

Gabriel Maupin was born on 12 Feb 1655 in Gordo. He was baptized in 1688 in Nord Holland, Amsterdam.He died in Oct 1720 in Williamsburg, King James, Virginia. He was buried in Williamsburg, Williamsburg (city), Virginia. He signed a will. was in American Revolution

Va. Will Records, Baltimore Gen. Publishing Co., 1982: pg. 881 will of Richard Taliafero, witness Gabriel Maupin (not sure is right Maupin)

Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Va and other wills not listed in "Va. Wills and Administrations 1632-1800" by William Lindsay Hopkins, Richmond Va, copy 1987, pg. 67:

Gabriel Maupin James City-Williamsburg 2 Sept 1719/ 30 Apr 1720

Daughter Mary Maupin. Wife Mary Maupin. 2 sons Daniel Maupin and Gabriel Maupin. Witt. Christopher Smith, Richard Brand, William Thorpe, Joseph Sutton, John Davis

The Maupin Family, pg. 11-12 by Nell W. Sherman -------------------- French General, a Huguenot -------------------- A General..

"Gabriel Maupin, the French Huguenot exile --- was a French officer who incurred the displeasure of the King on account of his religion, and fled the Kingdom in 1699, with his wife and son Gabriel. They went first to England and remained there for some time; it is probable that their second son Daniel was born there in 1700. Gabriel Maupin had married a daughter of Lord John Spencer of England. (This reference to Lord Spencer appears to be erroneous. Gabriel married another French Huguenot, Marie Hersent, rather than Mary Spencer.) The Maupins emigrated to Virginia in 1700, and settled in Williamsburg. He was there indentified (sic) with Masonry-- and in that first Masonic lodge in Va., served in several important offices.He built and maintained until his death the Inn at Williamsburg, and teh Masons used the big dining room for Masonic purposes until they could arrange for their own temple. When Williamsburg colonial buildings were recently "restored" the old Inn was given its orignial appearance as far as possible, and the old fashioned flowers are expecially attractive.

The will of Gabriel Maupin the 1st--- was dated September 2, 1719 with a codicil dated December 1, 1719; and was probated in General Court at the Capital, April 20, 1720, his wife Mary Spencer being executrix."

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Gabriel Maupin, Sr.'s Timeline

Jargeau, Loiret, Centre, France
September 2, 1691
Age 37
Walloon Church,Amsterdam,North Holland,Netherlands
March 1692
Age 38
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Age 38
Manakin, Goochland, Virginia, USA
March 1694
Age 40
Amsterdam, Nord Holland, Netherlands
April 15, 1696
Age 42
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
March 1698
Age 44
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Age 45
From France to England
March 25, 1700
Age 46
Southampton, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
March 1700
Age 46
From England to Yorktown