About Jacques Nathaniel de Landon
This is Jacques Sr.
They were originally D'Landon, a prominent Huguenot family with birth places in the area of Loudon, a town in West Central France in the Dept. of Vienne, 39 miles S.W. of Tours, and a stronghold of the French Protestants. They were followers of the great reformer, Martin Luther. Their faith cost them dearly as atrocities were committed which were unspeakable. Probably the greatest was the Massacre of St. Bartholemews on August 15, 1592, thousands of Huguenot Protestants were slaughtered. They were hung, at times taken down before death and tortured as a warning to the people to prevent further opposition to the Catholic king. It's amazing that so many thousands refused to do so when it meant certain death by torture if they were caught, it only proves the tenacity and courage it took to continue in their faith.
Many thousands survivors made their escape across the channel to Herefordshire, England.-as was the case of our ancestors.
Eileen sent us a beautiful ancestor chart, complete with illustrations, carrying her Landon line all the way back to (1) Guillaume (William) Morin, 1st Chevalier, born 1267 in Tromchet and Maine (France), died 11 Nov 1305 in France. The line continues down through: (2) Geoffrey Morin, Chevalier, Lord of Tromchet, (3) Guillaume Morin de'Landon, 2, Chevalier (4) Guillaume Morin de'Landon, 3, Lord Loudon+ Tromchet, (5) Jean Morin de'Landon, Lord of Loudon+ Tromchet (6) Jacques de'Landon Sr (7) Jacques de'Landon (born in France and died in England) (8) Georges Landon (the first in the line born in England, in Herefordshire, died 29 Dec 1676 in Northampton, CT (9) John Landon born 1619 Herefordshire, died 1689 in Farmington, CT (10) Daniel Landon (the one from Bristol, RI) born 1650 Farmington, CT, married to Anne Lobdell. Her chart lists him as the father of James Landon who married Mary Vail.