Jean-Pierre Bondurant, seigneur de Cougoussac (c.1636 - 1694) MP

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Birthplace: Génolhac, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Death: Died in Génolhac, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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About Jean-Pierre Bondurant, seigneur de Cougoussac

JEAN PIERRE BONDURANT, Seigneur de Cougoussac, inherited from father including house on la Grand Rue in Genolhac, the mill l’Aribal in addition to the mill & 3 story house and land at Cougoussac – He was 40 when he m. at the Huguenot Temple in Barre-de-Cevennes 18 Dec. 1686 to Gabrielle Barjon (age 34 & sister of Pastor Guillaume Barjon). She d. 23 May 1695 in Genolhac & buried in Catholic Cemetery there. She was b. at St.-Etienne-de-Vallee-Francaise, Gard, 18 Jan. 1643, the 3rd child of Huguenot Pastor Pierre Barjon and Demoiselle Jeanne de Belcastel. There were 4 children of whom only names of 2 is known: Francoise (b. 12 Apr. 1681) and Jean-Pierre b 18 Sept 1677 in Genolhac.


near Gabrias in the Lozere area of Languedoc-Rousillon region of France:

In the 14th century the Cheminades turned the Borie de Cogossac into a château.

François Calvet de Fontnilles, a Cévennes nobleman and converted Protestant, made the château into a Huguenot stronghold. At the end of the 16th century, when the area was 'reconquered' by the Catholic army, the Lady of Cougoussac and much of her family were massacred.

In 1587, Marie Calvet de Fontanilles, a descendent of the survivors, married Urbain de Retz de Bressoles, who restored the château to its current condition.

Château de Cougoussac Cougoussac - Gabrias 48100 MARVEJOLS

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Jean Pierre Bondurant, Sieur de Cougoussac's Timeline

Génolhac, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
July 18, 1677
Age 41
Génolhac, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
April 12, 1681
Age 45
Genolhac, France
December 18, 1686
Age 50
Barres, France
May 24, 1694
Age 58
Génolhac, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
October 5, 1983
Age 58
December 3, 1983
Age 58
January 11, 1984
Age 58