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Nicknames: "Renoe", "Rennoe", "Reneau"
Birthplace: Valence, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: Died in Manassas, Prince William, Virginia, USA
Occupation: Planter
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About Lewis Reno (Reynaud)

LEWIS3 RENO (LOUIS2 REYNAUD, LOUIS1) was born Bet. 1666 - 1678 in Valence, Dauphin, France, and died 27 Jan 1755 in Prince William Co., VA

Children of LEWIS RENO are:

  1. THOMAS4 RENO, b. Bet. 1702 - 1703, Virginia; d. 24 Dec 1777, Prince William Co., VA.
  2. MARY RENO, b. Abt. 1704, Stafford Co., VA; m. ? DAVIS.
  3. MARGARET RENO, b. Abt. 1706, Stafford Co., VA; m. ? ANDERTON.
  4. LEWIS RENO, b. 1710, Stafford Co., VA; d. Sep 1774, Prince William Co., VA.
  5. JUDITH RENO, b. Abt. 1711, Stafford Co., VA; d. Aft. 1764, Prince William Co., VA.
  6. FRANCIS RENO, SR., b. 1713, Stafford Co., VA; d. Abt. 1797, Prince William Co., VA.
  7. JOHN RENO, b. 13 Apr 1715, Stafford Co., VA; d. 1808, Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN.
  8. SARAH RENO, b. Abt. 1717, Stafford Co., VA.

Notes:

  • Lewis Reynaud, whose name appears as the anglicized version Renoe, Rennoe, or Reno in early Stafford County, Virginia records, had to have been under 21 years of age on October 10, 1688 when he was included in the Letter of Denization granted his parents, but he must have been at least 21 in February 1700 when he acquired land in Virginia, thus fixing his birth before 1678. He was still in London with his family in early April 1688, but was in Stafford County, Virginia by October 2, 1688, based on the documents described above for his father. The voyage to Virginia from London took about 13 weeks, so he probably arrived in the Northern Neck of Virginia between July and October, 1688 with his family and his uncle Benjamin and his family.
  • According to the 1723 Virginia Tobacco Lists, brothers Henry and Gabriel Moffett were living in the household of Lewis Reno in 1723 in Dettingen Parish. Frank Moffett wrote the following based on his research of these tobacco lists: "This was a census which was taken to allocate the number of tobacco plants which each male would be allowed to plant, as there was a tobacco glut, and the price was suffering. Sort of a colonial version of FDR's "Land Bank" program, wherein farmers were paid not to grow crops ..."
  • Lewis Reno was a Hugenot.

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ID: I37593 Name: Lewis Reno (de Reynaud) Surname: Reno Given Name: Lewis Suffix: (de Reynaud) Sex: M Birth: 1667/1679 in Valence, Dauphin, France Death: 1754/1755 in , Prince William Co., Virginia _UID: 389863B5E993E449B620D9FE7342BD7727D8 Note: ! (1) Annora B. Renoe (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, 12 Jan 2001). Cites: (a) "Genealogy of the Reno Family in America, 1600-1900," by Dr. Steven G. Fancy, citing Stafford Co., VA Deed Bk Z, p.73-74, 309, 372; Northern Neck Grant Bk 4, p.28 & Bk 5, p.67; Prince William Co., VA Bk U, p.49; Bk M, p.176; Prince William Co., VA Order Bk 1754-1755, p.181; 1723 VA Tobacco Lists; Prince William Co., VA Will Bk C. (2) "Deed Abstracts of Prince William Co., VA," by Ruth & Sam Sparacio (The Antient Press, McLean, VA, 1989) Vol. Q (pt. 1) 1763-1767, p.72-73. FHL book # 975.52732 R2s. Cites: (a) Bk Q, p.172-179. (3) "Chart #14, James French of Prince William, Stafford, Prince Edward, and Fauquier Counties, VA and Montgomery Co. KY," French Family Association (http://www.frenchfamilyassoc.com/FFA/CHARTS/Chart014/, 15 Jan 2010). Cites: (a) ?A Genealogical and Biographical History of the Field Family of Massachusetts and Vermont, and the French-Henry Families of Virginia and Texas,? by Charles Kellog Field, III (Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 1985). (b) "Genealogy of the Reno/Reneau Family in America, 1600-1930," by Steven G. Fancy & Sue Reneau Damewood. (4) "Moore," by Andrew L. Moore, Sarver, PA (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mooreorless/moore_summary.htm, 2008). Cites: (a) "Moorefield, Home of the Early Baptist Preacher Jeremiah Moore," by Thomas V. DiBacco (Fairfax Co., VA Office of Comprehensive Planning, 1971) p.v. (b) Sherman Reno.

! Birth: (1) s/o Louis REYNAUD/Anne DE LA CROIX. (1a) Not the s/o Pierre REYNAUD. Between 1666-1678. Lewis REYNAUD, Anglicized to RENOE, RENNOE or RENO in early Stafford Co., VA records. Under 21 on 10 Oct 1688 [b. 1667 or later]. Of age in Feb 1700 [b. 1679 or earlier]. (4b) ca. 1682. (1a) Valence, Dauphin, France. (4b) London. [NOTE: If he had been b. in London, he probably would not have been naturalized in 1688. See notes below.] Marriage to Margaret FAUT: (3) (4b) Margaret HARRISON. St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, Ireland. By Anglican Minister William MOORE. Death: (1a) Jan 1755, Prince William Co., VA. Will probated 27 Nov 1754, presented in court 27 Jan 1755. [NOTE: Probably means will was dated 27 Nov 1754, probate dated 27 Jan 1755.]

(1a) 1688, Apr: Was in London with his family in early April. (1a,4a) 1688, 2 Oct: (1a) Was in Stafford Co., VA. Came to VA with his family and uncle Benjamin and his family. (4a) Naturalized. (1a) 1688, 10 Oct: He was included in a Letter of Denization granted his parents. (1a) 1700, 25 Feb. Bought from John ALLEN, for 2100 pounds of tobacco, 100 acres of land which had been deeded to John ALLEN and his brother William ALLEN by Augustine KNEATON, situate and lying between the Rocky Run and Austins Run in Acquia, Stafford Co., VA. John and William ALLEN signed a Deed of Division for the parcel just prior to John ALLEN selling his portion to Lewis RENO, witnessed by Lewis RENO. A later record by William ALLEN mentions "a tract of land sold by my brother John ALLEN to Lewis RENOE a Frenchman of Westmoreland County." (1a) 1705, 9 Mar: John ALLEN confirned his deed to Lewis RENO, the 2100 pounds of tobacco having been fully paid. (1a) 1707, 7 Jun: Ursula ALLEN, wife of John ALLEN of Stafford Co., VA, granted power of attorney to Nathaniel POPE to "acknowledge in Stafford County Court a certain tract of land granted by sale by my said husband [to?] Lewis RENOE in the same county the 9th day of March 1705 giving and granting unto my said attorney my whole power of authority in and about the premise to acknowledge my whole power of authority in and about the premise to acknowledge in court my right of Dower of the said land." (1a) 1711, 24 Aug: Lewis RENOE and Clement CHEVALLE were granted 968 acres in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA on the upper side of Broad Run just east of Bristow. (1a) 1711, 28 Aug: Lewis RENO and Lewis TACQUETT acquired a grant of 486 acres on Cedar Run, presently located east of Brentsville and south of Manasses in the Northern Neck of VA. (1a) 1712: Lewis RENO and Lewis TACKETT divided their grant of 18 Aug 1711 equally, confirmed by the Prince William Co., VA court on 16 Jun 1779. (1a) 1712, 30 Jun: Lewis RENO and Philemon WATERS acquired a proprietary grant of 466 acres on the east side of Cedar Run adjoining the RENO-TECKETT grant. (1a) 1715: Lewis RENO was living on the land he was granted with Lewis TACQUETT on 28 Aug 1711. (1a) 1723: Brothers Henry and Gabriel MOFFETT were living in the household of Lewis RENO, a Huguenot, Dettingen Parish, Stafford Co., VA, now Prince William Co. (1a) 1752: The title to the grant of Lewis RENO and Lewis TACQUETT on 28 Aug 1711 was the subject of a lengthy suit between Thomas STAMPS and Thomas RENO, wherein the court held that Lewis RENO in 1711 had been "duly naturalized and capable of taking and holding lands as by a Copy of Record in the office of Prince William County dated 2 Oct 1688." The Court held that Lewis TACKETT was not then naturalized and that this grant was invalid as to him. (1a) 1754, 27 Nov: Will of Lewis RENO was probated. Sons Lewis and Thomas RENO named as executors. [NOTE: Probably means written that date.] (1a) 1755, 27 Jan: Lewis RENO and Thomas RENO signed a bond for the execution of the estate of Lewis RENO, Prince William Co., VA. (1a) 1755, 26 Aug: Lewis and Thomas RENO reported an inventory and appraisal of the estate of Lewis RENO. (2a) 1764, 25 Jul: Prince William Co., VA, William FRENCH vs. Edward WATKINS. Depositions taken on the Survey made Pursuant to an Order of the County Court of Prince William relating to the bounds in Dispute between William FRENCH & Edward GWATKINS, 23 & 25 July 1764. Judith HALLEY aged about fifty foure years or thereabouts deposeth that she is a Daughter of old Mr. RENOE's and remembers a Branch running near the lane and line of marked trees therein was allowed to be the boundary between her father & old Charles GWATKINS, and she knew nothing nor never heard anything of line trees or bounds in the Low Grounds nor never see any thing of the marked Beach or even remembers to have heard it till since this dispute. Signed by the mark of Judith HALLEY. Samuel WHITSON aged Sixty five or thereabouts being Sworn deposeth that he has known the Plantation whereon on Edwd. GWATKINS lives & that whereon William FRENCH lives and has always understood that the marked trees standing between the said Plantations are the true boundes of the Landes; that he lived & worked several years on Edward GWATKINS's Plantation and knows nothing of the Walnut tree mentioned by Henry NORMAN & thinks it never was a boundary and is very Certain that ground cleared & tended far to the South of that Walnut tree by those residing on WATKINS's Plantation without any Complaint from RENOE that upwards of Forty years ago he remembers a Quarrel happening between Old WATKINS and Old RENO on lands cleared by GWATKINS near where the line now runs & Old RENO retreated untill he got to the South side of where the Lane now runs where he stopped & purposed to deside the Difference, saying he was then on his own Land; And this Deponent says he never know any thing of any line in the Low Grounds & never knew any Ford or Path near the Beach shewn by FRENCH & further saith not. Signed by Saml, his mark w WHITSON. William WHITESIDES aged sixty four years or thereabouts being Sworn deposeth that he lived in the Family of Charles GWATKINS, Father of said Edward WATKINS, about the year 1719 which was about two or three years before said Edward GWATKINS was born who he now thinks to be about forty two years old, that his Father died about the year this Deponent was free, that during the Deponent's residence on said Plantation they cleared lands & tilled it to a Branch running very near where the Lane runs now and this Depont. never heard any complaint from old Mr. RENO, and believes the marked trees in the Lane is the true line between Mr. FRENCH & GWATKINS as established by Old RENO and Old GWATKINS, the Father to the now Deft., but this Deponent never knew any bounds in the Low Grounds & never knew any thing of the Clearing or tilling the little piece of Low Ground mentioned by Capt. RENO & Mr. NORMAN & further saith not. Signed by William his mark WHITESIDES. Benjamin BLAND aged Forty years or thereabout being sworn deposeth that he has seen a Bible wch belonged to this Deponents Father, who intermarried with Mr. GWATKINS Mother, in which Bible said GWATKINS age or time of his Birth was set down which was in January 1722 by which this Deponent thinks said GWATKINS Forty two years old last January; this Deponent saith that he resided on the Plantation where Mr. GWATIKINS now lives ever since he can remember & continued to live on it for several years & that during his residence on said Plantation he thinks the Division agreed on between the parties was those marked trees now shewn the jury in the Land between the two Plantations for that they cleared lands on GWATKINS's side quite or near up to the land and this Deponent never saw any Complaint; this Deponent never remembers any old Path or Foard going near the Beach claimed by Mr. FRENCH & never knew anything of the said Beach nor never knew anything of the small piece of Low grounds cleared by Old RENO or his Sons and further saith not. Signed Benjamin BLAND. The deposition of Lewis RENO, gent., aged about fifty four years, that about Forty years ago this Deponents Father & Charles GWATKINS, gent., deced., Father to the Deft., were Neighbors and their land being contiguous together the said GWATKINS came to this Deponents Fathers House and told this Deponents Father that he was desirous to have a line between them, upon which the two old men went away together to mark a line as this Depont. believes, for in a very short time after this Depont. saw a parcel of new marked trees in the Lane now between the parties & on the last line run by the Deft. This Deponent further saith that in his, this Deponts. Fathers lifetime, & in that of Mr. Charles GWATKINS's lifetime, he, this Deponent, cleared a small piece of ground near or up that part of the Line that leads to the marked Beach & shewed at the Corner of HUGGINS's patent which said land was always worked as the land of Old RENO & never claimed as this Depont. can remember by the ads. Charles GWATKINS in his lifetime. This Deponent further says that his Father told him, this Deponent, that his land would go into the lands of Charles GWATKINS to a branch for that they marked those trees as aforesaid there being others which they could mark between the parties but this Depont. saith that he never knew anything of the marked Beach mentioned by Henry NORMAN & others untill the dispute between FRENCH & GWATKINS happened. Signed Lewis RENO. The deposition of Mary NORMAN aged about fifty seven years, deposeth that about thirty six or thirty seven years ago Old RENOE's Sons cleared a piece of ground adjoining the line leading to the marked Beach & shewed to the jury on the Survey and that the said land was worked by the said RENOE's family for two or three years & that she never heard that said Charles GWATKINS ever complained of the same of whether he knew of it but that the land so worked as aforesaid was not above a quarter of a mile and a little better from the said GWATKINS house; this Depont. also says that about Forty six or seven years ago, her Father, Matthew MOSS, shewed this Depont. a marked Beach on the banks of the River & told this Depont, that was the corner Tree between Charles GWATKINS & Old RENO which was the very same Beach she shewed to the jury on this Survey. This Depont. also says that she never knew of any other marked Beach on the said River banks & further saith not. Signed by her mark. The Deposition of Henry NORMAN aged fifty nine years & upwards that about thirty years ago William SPILLER, who formerly Proprietor of the lands in dispute, shewed this Deponent a marked Beach on the River side & told this Deponent that the Corner of HUGGIN's patent. This Deponent also says that a certain Jarvis DAUSITY shewed him the said Corner which was the very same tree shewed the jury in this Survey by the Plts. and that he, this Depont., never knew of any other marked Beach on the said River banks as a boundary of HUGGINS. This Deponent further saith that he has also seen a marked BEACH on the Run side said to be a Division between TACKETT & RENO which is now said to be washed up which said Beech was never looked on as HUGGIN's corner, and further this Deponent saith not. Signed by his mark. (2a) 1766, 3 Mar: Thomas RENO deeded to William FRENCH 121 1/2 acres which had been patented to Lewis RENO and Lewis TACKETT and willed by said Lewis RENO, father of said Thomas RENO, to Thomas RENO. Change Date: 10 Sep 2010 at 01:00:00

Father: Louis Reynaud b: 1630/1640 in Paris,, France Mother: Anne De la Croix b: in ,, France

Marriage 1 Margaret Faut Children

Thomas Reno b: ABT 1703 in , Stafford Co., Virginia
Judith Reno (Reneau) b: ABT 1710 in , Stafford Co., Virginia
Francis Reno (Renoe) b: ABT 1713 in , Stafford Co., Virginia
Lewis Reno b: 13 Apr 1715 in , Stafford Co., Virginia
John Reno b: 13 Apr 1715 in , Stafford Co., Virginia

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reynaud/reneau/d163.htm#P703

Ann WATERS(5) (206)(4) (2) was born in 1687 in Virginia. She died in Prince William, VA. She has Ancestral File number GJP6-RJ. Parents: Thomas WATERS. She was married to Lewis RENO in 1702 in Of Stafford Co., VA.

Children were: Thomas RENO, Major Lewis RENO, Judith RENO, Francis RENO, John RENO.

Lewis RENO(5) (206)(4) (2) was born about 1676 in Valence, Dauphin, France. He died on Jan 27 1755 in Manassas, Prince Wm Co, Virginia. He has Ancestral File number 4NK6-PP. Parents: Louis DE REYNAUD and Anne DE LA CROIX.

It is believed he was married to Ann WATERS in 1702 in Of Stafford Co., VA. Children were: Thomas RENO, Major Lewis RENO, Judith RENO, Francis RENO, John RENO.

May have been married to Margaret Faut.

Lewis Reynaud, whose name appears as the anglicized version Renoe, Rennoe, or Reno in early Stafford County, Virginia records, had to have been under 21 years of age on October 10, 1688 when he was included in the Letter of Denization granted his parents, but he must have been at least 21 in February 1700 when he acquired land in Virginia, thus fixing his birth before 1678. He was still in London with his family in early April 1688, but was in Stafford County, Virginia by October 2, 1688, based on the documents described above for his father. The voyage to Virginia from London took about 13 weeks, so he probably arrived in the Northern Neck of Virginia between July and October, 1688 with his family and his uncle Benjamin and his family.

Lewis Reno acquired his first 100 acres of land from John Allen on February 25, 1700 for 2100 pounds of tobacco "to me in hand paid or promised to be paid" (Stafford County Deed Book Z, p. 73-74). This land had been purchased by John Allen and his brother William Allen from Augustine Kneaton, and was "situate and lying between the Rocky Run and Austins Run in Acquia". John and William Allen signed a Deed of Division for the parcel (witnessed by Lewis Reno) just prior to John Allen selling his portion to Lewis Reno. On March 9, 1705, John Allen confirmed the deed to Lewis Reno, "the 2100 pounds of tobacco having been fully paid" (Stafford Co. Book Z, p.309). A later land record by John Allen's brother, William Allen, mentions "a tract of land sold by my brother John Allen to Lewis Renoe a Frenchman of Westmoreland County". Stafford County was formed out of part of Westmoreland County, and Prince William County was later formed from part of Stafford County. On June 7, 1707, Ursula Allen, "wife of John Allen of the County of Stafford", granted power of attorney to Nathaniel Pope to "acknowledge in Stafford County Court a certain tract of land granted by sale by my said husband Lewis Renoe in the same County the 9th day of March 1705 giving and granting unto my said attorney my whole power of authority in and about the premis to acknowledge in Court my right of Dower of the said land...". (Book Z p.372). James C. Reneau, in his 1989 article in the Virginia Genealogist, interpreted this document as saying that Ursula Allen was the widow of Lewis Renoe, who must have died between 1705 and 1707, but I believe that Ursula left out the word "to" and was actually referring to the tract of land granted by my said husband TO Lewis Renoe in March 1705.

On August 24, 1711 Lewis Renoe and Clement Chevalle were granted 968 acres in Overwharton Parish of Stafford County on the upper side of Broad Run just east of Bristow (Northern Neck Grant Bk. 4, p. 28), and four days later, on August 28, 1711, Lewis Reno and Lewis Tacquett acquired a grant of 486 acres on Cedar Run, presently located east of Brentsville and south of Manassas in the northern neck of Virginia. Lewis Reno was living on this land in 1715 (Northern Neck Grant Bk. 5, p. 67). The title to this Reno-Tackett grant was the subject of a lengthy suit between Thomas Stamps and Thomas Reno in 1752 wherein the Court held that Lewis Reno in 1711 had been "duly naturalized and capable of taking and holding lands as by a Copy of Record in the office of Prince William County dated the second day of October 1688". The Court held that Lewis Tackett was not then naturalized and that this grant was invalid as to him. In 1712, Lewis Reno and Lewis Tackett divided the original grant equally between themselves, and this division was confirmed by the Court on June 16, 1779 (Prince Wm. Co. Bk. U, p.49). On June 30, 1712, Lewis Reno and Philomen Waters acquired a proprietary grant of 466 acres on the east side of Cedar Run, adjoining the Reno-Tackett Grant (Bk. M, p. 176). Thus, Lewis Reno acquired numerous lands, most of which were planted in tobacco.

Lewis Reno's will was probated on November 27, 1754, with his sons Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno named as executors. They presented his will in Court on January 27, 1755 and signed a bond, both spelling their name Reno (PW Co. Court Order Book 1754-1755, p. 181). On August 26, 1755 they reported an inventory and appraisal of his estate, but the detailed records have been lost or destroyed as has his will and any record of his marriage. [Side Note: William L. Reno's 1975 manuscript and his published articles incorrectly showed this Lewis Reno as the son of Pierre Reynaud. Dr. Reno was unaware of the Stafford County records for Lewis and Benjamin Reynaud at the time, but court documents from the Thomas Stamps lawsuit in 1752 indicated that Lewis Reno was a naturalized citizen based on documents dated October 2, 1688, and Dr. Reno assumed that this Lewis Reno was Pierre Reynaud's son based on the following argument: "This date closely coincides with the Date (October 10, 1688) on which the Letter of Denization issued to his father, Peter Reynaud, was inscribed on the Patent Roll which was, of course, its effective date. The slight difference in dates was probably due to a clerical error in the many transcriptions which this court record has undergone; it probably said October 20, 1688, instead of October 2, 1688. If this be true, then October 20, 1688 would, under the New Style Calendar adopted in 1751, have been the equivalent of October 10, 1688 under the Old Style Calendar and would have precisely coincided with the date of the Letter of Denization."]

According to the 1723 Virginia Tobacco Lists, brothers Henry and Gabriel Moffett were living in the household of Lewis Reno in 1723 in Dettingen Parish. Frank Moffett wrote the following based on his research of these tobacco lists: "This was a census which was taken to allocate the number of tobacco plants which each male would be allowed to plant, as there was a tobacco glut, and the price was suffering. Sort of a colonial version of FDR's "Land Bank" program, wherein farmers were paid not to grow crops, etc. The brothers Henry (sometimes recorded as Heinrich) Moffett and Gabriel were listed in the household of Lewis Reno, a Huguenot, along with Reno sons, in Dettingen Parish, the location of which is now in Prince William County (then Stafford County).

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reynaud/reneau/d163.htm#P703

608. Louis Reynaud, born Abt. 1676 in Valence, Dauphin, France; died 27 Jan 1755 in Prince William County, Virginia. He was the son of 1216. Pierre De Reynaud and 1217. Sarah Regnaut. He married 609. Margaret Faut Abt. 1702 in Stafford, Virginia. 
     609. Margaret Faut101. 

Notes for Louis Reynaud: Lewis Reynaud probably went from France to England with his parents in 1687-88, and he was included in the Letter of Denization granted his parents on October 10, 1688. He had to have been under 21 years of age in 1688, and had to have been at least 21 in Feburary 1700 when he acquired land in Virginia, thus fixing his birth not later than 1678. According to Wm. L. Reno (1975), he probably went to the Northern Neck of Virginia about 1696/98, possibly landing at one of the ports in Stafford County, i.e., Aquia, Dumfries, or Occoquan. He acquired his first 100 acres of land from John Allen, recorded in a deed dated 25 February 1700, for 2100 pounds of tobacco (Stafford County Deed Book Z, p. 73, p. 309). On Aug. 24, 1710, Lewis Reno and Clement Chevalle acquired a proprietary grant of 968 acres on the upper side of Broad Run just east of Bristow (Northern Neck Grant Bk. 4, p. 28). On 28 August 1711, Lewis Reno and Lewis Tacquett (Tackett, Sr.) acquired a grant of 486 acres on Cedar Run, presently located east of Brentsville and south of Manassas, and Lewis Reno was living on this land in 1715 (Northern Neck Grant Bk. 5, p. 67). The title to this Reno-Tackett grant was the subject of a lengthy suit between Thomas Stamps and Thomas Reno in 1752 wherein the Court held that Lewis Reno in 1711 had been "duly naturalized and capable of taking and holding lands as by a Copy of Record in the office of Prince William County dated the second day of October 1688". The Court held that Lewis Tackett was not then naturalized and that this grant was invalid as to him. In 1712, Lewis Reno and Lewis Tackett divided the original grant equally between themselves, and this division was confirmed by the Court on June 16, 1779 (Prince Wm. Co. Bk. U, p.49). On June 30, 1712, Lewis Reno and Philomen Waters acquired a proprietary grant of 466 acres on the east side of Cedar Run, adjoining the Reno-Tackett Grant (Bk. M, p. 176).

William L. Reno (1975) provides the following explanation on the naturalization date for Lewis Reno: "This date closely coincides with the Date (October 10, 1688) on which the Letter of Denization issued to his father, Peter Reynaud, was inscribed on the Patent Roll which was, of course, its effective date. The slight difference in dates was probably due to a clerical error in the many transcriptions which this court record has undergone; it probably said October 20, 1688, instead of October 2, 1688. If this be true, then October 20, 1688 would, under the New Style Calendar adopted in 1751, have been the equivalent of October 10, 1688 under the Old Style Calendar and would have precisely coincided with the date of the Letter of Denization. "

Lewis Reno's will was probated on November 27, 1754, with his sons Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno named as execturos (PW Co. Court Order Book 1754-1755, p. 181). On August 26, 1755 they reported an inventory and appraisal of his estate, but these records have been lost or destroyed as has his will (William L. Reno 1975).

According to the book "Landmarks of Old Prince William" by Fairfax Harrison (1924) and an article by Dollye M. Elliott in the Colonial Genealogist 9(2):58-62, many of the Huguenots who came to the Northern Neck of Virginia did so under a business venture by Nicholas Hayward, who made speculative investments in the English colonies from Virginia to Hudson Bay. Nicholas' brother Samuel Hayward was the Clerk of Stafford County, Virginia, and Hayward, George Brent, Robert Bristow and Richard Foot, four english businessmen, had secured a 30,000 acre proprietorship between Cedar Run and Broad Run in the northern Neck of Virginia from Lord Culpeper that was originally intended as a colony for Huguenot and catholic refugees from England. French expatriates in London were sought out by businessmen with land holdings in the colonies of Virginia and Carolina who offered promises and provisions to entice the Huguenots to settle there (including Letters of Denization, and bounty payments to the settlers). Thus, Nicholas Hayward essentially recruited Louis and Benjamin Reynaud and their families to settle on these proprietary lands in the northern neck of Virginia.

A bounty award from the English crown dated September 8, 1687 reads "To severall ye intended for ye West Indies" ... "To Lewis Reynaud of Angoumois, his wife and eight children for tools and others necessaries things to go to Virginia" granted 8 pounds; and "To Nichlos Hayward notary for ye passage to Virginia of Lewis Reynaud, Anne his wife, Francis, Lewis, Mary and Sara Reynaud their children, and Benjamin Reynaud, Mary his wife, Marianne and Mary their children, and John de la Chaumette" granted 33 pounds. And "To Lewis Reynaud and his family for supply" granted 2 pounds.

On March 25, 1688, effective March 31, 1688, denization was granted to Lewis Reynaud, Ann his wife, and Lewis and Sara their children, and also to Benjamin Reynaud and Mary his wife. The omission from this Letter of Denization of six children of Lewis Reynaud and two children of Benjamin Reynaud who were mentioned in the Bounty Papers might be explained by the possibility that these children were over 21 years of age when the denization was granted (The Reno Family, by William L. Reno, Jr.; Huguenot Society of London Publ., Quarto Series, Vol. XVIII - Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland, 1603-1700, pp. 204-209).

The following confirmation of Louis' letter of Denization by Nicholas Hayward is found in Stafford County records for October 2-3, 1688 (Stafford County Court Records 1686-1693/4, p.95, Virginia State Library, microfilm 7a). A similar letter was found for his brother Benjamin: "I Nicholas Hayward Notary and Tabellion Publick dwelling in London Admitted and Sworne doe hereby Certifie and attest unto all whom it may concern that I have seen and perused certain Letters Patent of Denization Granted by our Soveraigne Lord King James ye second under ye broad seal of England Dated ye 31 day of March in ye fourth year of his said Majestys Reign wherein amongst others is inserted ye name of Lewis Reynaud, Anne his wife, Lewis and Sarah their children who though born beyond seas are made his Majestys Leige Subjects and to be held reputed and taken as born in this Kingdom of England and may as such purchase buy sell and dispose of lands tenements and hereditaments in this Kingdom or any other of his Majestys dominions as freely peaceably and Entirely as any Subject born in this Kingdom and if ye said Lewis Reynaud Anne his wife and Lewis and Sarah their children by virtue of ye said Letters Patent are to pay Customs and Duties for their goods only as natives doe or ought to doe and to Enjoy all Liberties Privileges and Franchises of Subjects born in this Kingdom without any disturbance Impediment or molestation as by said Patent relacon being thereunto had may more at large appear of all which act being required of me ye said Notary I have Granted these presents to serve and avail ye said Lewis Reynaud Anne his wife Lewis and Sarah their children in tyme and place convenient. London ye 5th of April 1688. In testimonium Veritatis Signo meo Manual Solito signavi et tabellionatus mei Sigillum apposui Rogatus. [signed]

Nicholas Hayward, Notary Public." Recorded in ye County Court Records of Stafford this 2nd day of October 1688 per me, James Hearse Dept. Cl. Curr Staffd.

Louis and and his wife, Anne de la Croix, are known to have attended the baptism of Anne Flahaut at Canterbury on September 22, 1695 (The Reno Family, William L. Reno; Huguenot Society of London Publications, Quarto Series, Vol. 5, Registre de l'Eglise de Canterbury, Parts I, II and III, which reads "1695 Sept. 22: Bapteme: Anne, fille de Charles Flahaut. Temoinage: Louis Reynaut et Anne de la Croix"). They may have remained in England after this time, as no further record of them in the colonies can be found. However, their son Lewis remained in Virginia and is the direct ancestor of thousands of Renos and Reneaus as documented in this family tree.

Notes for ANNE: Sherman Reno suspects that Lewis Reno's wife was the daughter of Thomas Waters (letter to William L. Reno, May 13, 1971).

 Notes for Margaret Faut:

Sherman Reno suspects that Lewis Reno's wife was the daughter of Thomas Waters (letter to William L. Reno, May 13, 1971).


More About Louis Reynaud and Margaret Faut: Marriage: Abt. 1702, Stafford, Virginia

     

Children of Louis Reynaud and Margaret Faut are:

  i.   Margaret Reno, born Bet. 1690 - 1710; married Husband Anderson. 
  ii.   Mary Reno, born Bet. 1690 - 1710; married Husband Davis. 
  iii.   Sarah Reno, born Bet. 1690 - 1710. 
  iv.   Thomas Reno102, born Abt. 1703 in Austins Run, Stafford, Virginia; died 24 Dec 1777 in Prince William County, Virginia; married (1) Jane French; married (2) Jane Bangar Abt. 1762. 
 Notes for Thomas Reno:

Mentioned as eldest son of Lewis Reno in records of Pr. Wm. County (Book Q, p. 174), and listed as an adult in Stafford County Tithe books for 1723 and 1724 (Sherman Reno). On December 3, 1742, he received a grant of 531 acres on the branches of Occoquan and Powell's Run, probably adjoining the Reno portion of the Reno-Chevalle Grant of 1710, which probably was his homeplace (Book Q, p. 179). Thomas Reno was appointed constable of Pr. Wm. County in place of Wm. Tackett on October 7, 1755 (Court Order Bk. 1755-1757). Deed dated Mar. 3, 1766, Prince William Co. Book Q, p. 370 deeded 121 1/2 acres of land to William French, brother of his first wife. Land "was patented by Lewis Reno and Lewis Tackett and willed by said Lewis Reno, father of said Thomas Reno, to Thomas Reno". On Apr. 3, 1768, Thomas Reno Sr. makes a deed of gift to his son, William Reno, land he patented in 1742 (Pr. Wm. Co. Bk. G, p. 579), and he apparently gave the remaining half to his son Lewis (Deed Book T, p. 178). A 128-acre parcel was granted on December 22, 1741 to James French, father of Thomas' first wife Jane French, which he had issued in the name of Thomas Reno. This land was the subject of a long and confused lawsuit between Thomas Hoomes, Jr., son of Mary Reno Hoomes, and Enoch Reno, who was a son of Francis Reno and a nephew of Thomas Reno. This lawsuit between 1795 and 1802, resulted in a judgment vesting title of the 128 acres to Enoch Reno (Pr. Wm. Co. Land Causes, 1793-1811, p. 169-196). In the lawsuit, Thomas Hoomes Jr. alleged that (1) Thomas Reno had offered to give this land to his father, Thomas Hoomes, Sr., but had instead turned it over to his son William Reno, who lived on it until William died shortly before the death of Thomas Reno; (2) that William's children were bastards and could not inherit; and (3) that Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno, Jr. had died without issue. He therefore claimed through his mother Mary Reno Hoomes. Enoch Reno deposed (1) that the 1741 grant was invalid because it had not been perfected in the proprietor's office; (2) that it was not certain that Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno, Jr. had died without issue or that the children of William Reno were illegitimate; and (3) that Enoch Reno had secured conveyances and quitclaims from the children of William Reno, and had secured a new grant from the proprietor's office in 1791. Thomas Reno died on December 24, 1777, and his estate was inventoried in 1778. No record of his will has been found. Sons William, Lewis, and Thomas all died childless according to Guy Reno.

  v.   Lewis Reno, Jr., born Abt. 1710 in Stafford County, Virginia; died Abt. 1774 in Prince William County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Whitledge. 
 Notes for Lewis Reno, Jr.:

Known as "Major" or "Gent", probably because of his association with the county militia. Served as sheriff of PW Co., VA in 1753, and was a corporal in the PW Co. militia in 1756 for which he was paid 2,046 pounds of tobacco (Henings, Virginia Statutes, v.7, p.24). From 1761 until his death he was Justice of the Peace and served in the County Court. He dealt extensively in real estate throughout his life. In a deposition entered in a dispute over the will of William Spiller, he stated that he was born in Stafford County 'about 1710' and that we was then [1762] 'about 51 years of age' (PW Co. Deed Book P, p.232). His estate was settled Sept. 3, 1778 (PW Co. Will Bk. G, p.15), but the text of his will was destroyed. His sons Lewis and David Reno, and his brother Thomas Reno were appointed executors of his estate and gave a bond of 2,000 pounds on October 3, 1774 (PW Co. Bond Book 1753-1786, p.110). He made his home on part of the original Reno-Chevalle Grant of 1710 along Broad Run which was left to him by his father Lewis Reno (PW Co. Deed Bk. U, p.467). He left land to at least four of his sons: David (Deed Bk. U, p.263), Zealey (Deed Bk. U p.467), Eli (Deed Bk. X p.89) and Lewis (Kincheloe Families, p. 55, 360)(William Reno 1975). The Fairfax Co. library contains certain records of the Dettingen Parish of the Church of England in Prince Wm. County, where Lewis was Church Warden. He is mentioned in an entry Oct. 30, 1769 and is last mentioned in records on Apr. 19, 1774. An entry for Dec. 5, 1774 says that Major Lewis Reno had died. Church Wardens, or vestrymen, had both religious and civic duties in the church parishes, which governed most of the local affairs in Virginia prior to the Revolutionary War. The vestry conducted the business of the church, built new churches, and looked after the poor. The were responsible for the building and repair of local roads, and they checked land boundaries and kept parish registers containing the names and ages of all births, deaths, and marriages. Those not married in the church were required to post bonds. To carry out these duties, the church levied tithes (usually so many pounds of tobacco) on all males and Negro females over 16 years old. Prince William Co. was originally in Hamilton Parish, but in 1744 that parish was divided and Prince William was put in Dettingen Parish. Most of the records of Hamilton and Dettinger parish were lost or destroyed, and many county records were lost or destroyed during the Civil War. Several of the families whose names appear in the early records of Prince William County and the Dettingen Parish, including the Renos, Kincheloes, Wickliffes, Randolphs, and Doziers, moved to what is now Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky along the Green River near Cypress Creek by 1800 (from The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia; Blanche Randolph 1979).

  vi.   Judith Reno, born Abt. 1711 in Austins Run, Stafford, Virginia; married Henry Halley, Jr.. 
  vii.   Francis Reno, born Abt. 1713 in Prince William County, Virginia; died Abt. 1794 in Prince William County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Bayliss. 
 Notes for Francis Reno:

He was described as a son of Lewis Reno in a deed dated May 25, 1761 (PW Co. Deed Bk. P, p.67). He was listed as a minor on the Stafford County Tithe Rolls for 1723 and 1724. He made his home on the Reno portion of the Reno-Waters grant of 1712 on Cedar Run at the mouth of Goose (later called Philomen's) Run (William L. Reno, Jr., The Reno Family, 1975). He was a vestryman of Dettingen Parish, and a member of the County Court (William Reno 1975). He will was dated October 18, 1794 and was probated on October 2, 1797 (PW Co. Will Bk. H, pp. 224-227).

 304 viii.   John Reno, born 13 Apr 1715 in Manassas, Prince William, Virginia; died 14 Jun 1806 in Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee; married Susanna Thorn 17 Nov 1737 in Prince William County, Virginia. 

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Name: Lewis Reynaud Gender: Male Birth Place: Fr Birth Year: 1672 Spouse Name: Margaret Faut Marriage Year: 1706 Marriage State: VA Number Pages: 1 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Lewis Reynaud http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=worldmarr_ga&h=1010111&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t1489551_p-996176386_kpidz0q3d-996176386z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgPLz0q3dpid -------------------- LEWIS (REYNAUD) RENO - Born about 1676 in Valence, Dauphin, France and died January 1755 in Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia:

Lewis Reynaud, whose name appears as the anglicized version Renoe, Rennoe, or Reno in early Stafford County, Virginia records, had to have been under 21 years of age on October 10, 1688 when he was included in the Letter of Denization granted his parents, but he must have been at least 21 in February 1700 when he acquired land in Virginia, thus fixing his birth before 1678. He was still in London with his family in early April 1688, but was in Stafford County, Virginia by October 2, 1688, based on the documents described above for his father. The voyage to Virginia from London took about 13 weeks, so he probably arrived in the Northern Neck of Virginia between July and October, 1688 with his family and his uncle Benjamin and his family.

Lewis Reno acquired his first 100 acres of land from John Allen on February 25, 1700 for 2100 pounds of tobacco "to me in hand paid or promised to be paid" (Stafford County Deed Book Z, p. 73-74). This land had been purchased by John Allen and his brother William Allen from Augustine Kneaton, and was "situate and lying between the Rocky Run and Austins Run in Acquia". John and William Allen signed a Deed of Division for the parcel (witnessed by Lewis Reno) just prior to John Allen selling his portion to Lewis Reno. On March 9, 1705, John Allen confirmed the deed to Lewis Reno, "the 2100 pounds of tobacco having been fully paid" (Stafford Co. Book Z, p.309). A later land record by John Allen's brother, William Allen, mentions "a tract of land sold by my brother John Allen to Lewis Renoe a Frenchman of Westmoreland County". Stafford County was formed out of part of Westmoreland County, and Prince William County was later formed from part of Stafford County.

On June 7, 1707, Ursula Allen, "wife of John Allen of the County of Stafford", granted power of attorney to Nathaniel Pope to "acknowledge in Stafford County Court a certain tract of land granted by sale by my said husband Lewis Renoe in the same County the 9th day of March 1705 giving and granting unto my said attorney my whole power of authority in and about the premis to acknowledge in Court my right of Dower of the said land...". (Book Z p.372).

James C. Reneau, in his 1989 article in the Virginia Genealogist, interpreted this document as saying that Ursula Allen was the widow of Lewis Renoe, who must have died between 1705 and 1707, but I believe that Ursula left out the word "to" and was actually referring to the tract of land granted by my said husband TO Lewis Renoe in March 1705.

On August 24, 1711 Lewis Renoe and Clement Chevalle were granted 968 acres in Overwharton Parish of Stafford County on the upper side of Broad Run just east of Bristow (Northern Neck Grant Bk. 4, p. 28), and four days later, on August 28, 1711, Lewis Reno and Lewis Tacquett acquired a grant of 486 acres on Cedar Run, presently located east of Brentsville and south of Manassas in the northern neck of Virginia. Lewis Reno was living on this land in 1715 (Northern Neck Grant Bk. 5, p. 67). The title to this Reno-Tackett grant was the subject of a lengthy suit between Thomas Stamps and Thomas Reno in 1752 wherein the Court held that Lewis Reno in 1711 had been "duly naturalized and capable of taking and holding lands as by a Copy of Record in the office of Prince William County dated the second day of October 1688". The Court held that Lewis Tackett was not then naturalized and that this grant was invalid as to him. In 1712, Lewis Reno and Lewis Tackett divided the original grant equally between themselves, and this division was confirmed by the Court on June 16, 1779 (Prince Wm. Co. Bk. U, p.49). On June 30, 1712, Lewis Reno and Philomen Waters acquired a proprietary grant of 466 acres on the east side of Cedar Run, adjoining the Reno-Tackett Grant (Bk. M, p. 176). Thus, Lewis Reno acquired numerous lands, most of which were planted in tobacco.

Lewis Reno's will was probated on November 27, 1754, with his sons Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno named as executors. They presented his will in Court on January 27, 1755 and signed a bond, both spelling their name Reno (PW Co. Court Order Book 1754-1755, p. 181). On August 26, 1755 they reported an inventory and appraisal of his estate, but the detailed records have been lost or destroyed as has his will and any record of his marriage.

[Side Note: William L. Reno's 1975 manuscript and his published articles incorrectly showed this Lewis Reno as the son of Pierre Reynaud. Dr. Reno was unaware of the Stafford County records for Lewis and Benjamin Reynaud at the time, but court documents from the Thomas Stamps lawsuit in 1752 indicated that Lewis Reno was a naturalized citizen based on documents dated October 2, 1688, and Dr. Reno assumed that this Lewis Reno was Pierre Reynaud's son based on the following argument: "This date closely coincides with the Date (October 10, 1688) on which the Letter of Denization issued to his father, Peter Reynaud, was inscribed on the Patent Roll which was, of course, its effective date. The slight difference in dates was probably due to a clerical error in the many transcriptions which this court record has undergone; it probably said October 20, 1688, instead of October 2, 1688. If this be true, then October 20, 1688 would, under the New Style Calendar adopted in 1751, have been the equivalent of October 10, 1688 under the Old Style Calendar and would have precisely coincided with the date of the Letter of Denization."]

According to the 1723 Virginia Tobacco Lists, brothers Henry and Gabriel Moffett were living in the household of Lewis Reno in 1723 in Dettingen Parish. Frank Moffett wrote the following based on his research of these tobacco lists: "This was a census which was taken to allocate the number of tobacco plants which each male would be allowed to plant, as there was a tobacco glut, and the price was suffering. Sort of a colonial version of FDR's "Land Bank" program, wherein farmers were paid not to grow crops, etc. The brothers Henry (sometimes recorded as Heinrich) Moffett and Gabriel were listed in the household of Lewis Reno, a Huguenot, along with Reno sons, in Dettingen Parish, the location of which is now in Prince William County (then Stafford County).

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1676
1676
Valence, Rhône-Alpes, France

Name: Lewis Reynaud
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Fr
Birth Year: 1672
Spouse Name: Margaret Faut
Marriage
Year: 1706
Marriage State: VA
Number Pages: 1
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
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1702
1702
Age 26
Stafford, Stafford, VA, USA
1703
1703
Age 27
Stafford, Virginia
1706
1706
Age 30
Aquia, VA, USA
1711
1711
Age 35
Austins Run, Stafford County, Virginia
1712
1712
Age 36
Prince William County, Virginia, USA
1713
1713
Age 37
Prince William, Virginnia
1715
April 13, 1715
Age 39
Prince William, Virginia
1755
January 27, 1755
Age 79
Manassas, Prince William, Virginia, USA
January, 1755
Age 79
VA, USA