Josias Dupre, Sr. (1640 - 1712)

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Birthplace: Abbeville, Oise, Picardie, France
Death: Died in Berkeley, South Carolina
Managed by: Ann Vermeulen
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About Josias Dupre, Sr.

Josias & his wife were Huguenots from Normandy , France. They came to America in 1666. He filed for a land claim in 1694. He was granted land in the Orange Quarter on Jan 20, 1702- "bounding North on the eastern branch of the Copper River". In 1703 he was granted an additional 730 a., & in 1711 he and nis wife conveyed to Reverend Thomas Hassel 140 a on the east bank of the river & to Thomas Hartley 80 a., Isaac Varry, servant to Josias, was granted 50 a, 1694. etc.

(information comes from singletonfamily.org.)

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From singletonfamily.org:

He and his wife were Huguenots, were from Normandy, France, and came to this country in 1686. In Charleston, South Carolina, he filed for a land claim in 1694.He was granted land in the Orange Quarter on 20 Jan 1702 - "Bounding North west on the eastern branch of the Cooper River". In 1703 he was granted an additional 730 a., and in 1711 he and his wife conveyed to Reverend Thomas Hassel 140 a. on the east bank of the river, and to Thomas Hartley 80 a., Isaac Varry, servant to Josias, was granted 50 a., 1694 --------------------

Josias DuPre

  • Birth: 1640 in France
  • Event: Arrival 1686 Charleston, South Carolina
  • Death: 07 JUL 1712 in St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, South Carolina
  • The family of Josias DuPre who were respectable people in France had to fly from thence to England at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Josias DuPre brought two sons who were men of fashing, but they could not endure the labor of the axe and the splitting wedge, and returned to Europe.
  • Josias DuPre came to South Carolina in 1686, bringing at least one manservant and probably a numerous family. That was the year following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Almost the only immigrants to the Province were Huguenots, but they arrived in large numbers. read more ....

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Please see the following web site for a listing of members of the Bretagne Church in Pons France that went to England with their pastor Elias Prioleau. Many later joined him in Charleston, SC. http://199.4.147.11/gen/Denizations.htm

Sources

  1. "JOSIAS AND MARTHA DUPRE' AND SOME OF THEIR DESCENDANTS", by Petrona Royall McIver (South Carolina Historical Society Magazine, Volume 71, p. 46-60, 1970)

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Josias Dupre, Sr.'s Timeline

1640
1640
Picardie, France
1660
1660
Age 20
France
1670
1670
Age 30
Ile-de-France, France
1672
1672
Age 32
1674
1674
Age 34
Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France
1676
1676
Age 36
1678
1678
Age 38
1680
1680
Age 40
France
1680
Age 40
England
1682
1682
Age 42