Louis Tacquette, Sr. (c.1676 - c.1744) MP

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Nicknames: "Lewis Tacquett", "Louis Taquet"
Birthplace: France
Death: Died in Stafford, Virginia
Managed by: Paul Brian Valentine
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About Louis Tacquette, Sr.

Dorsey Thomas, 689 Westwood Dr.; Abilene, Texas 79603, 22 Jul 1997; email:

  • Our Immigrant Ancestors
   The Immigrant Ancestor of most with this surname in the U.S. was the French Huguenot (Protestant), Lewis Tacquett [aka Taquet, Tacquet] (c1675-1743/44), born in France, moved to England as an apparent youngster, and who shortly after 1686 migrated to the Colony of Virginia. By 1711 he had settled on a small land grant on Cedar Run in present Prince Wm. Co., VA (then in Stafford Co.) along with another French Huguenot, Lewis Reno. Lewis Tacquett & his wife, Mary Sarah, (a British subject) were the parents of four known children: Lewis Jr., b c1709, John, b c1712, William, bc 1722, and Rachel, birth date unknown.
   To the best of our knowledge, all those in the records of the American British Colonies, and in the U.S. before 1850, and who left progeny, were from this line. There may be an additional family line that does not fit with this branch. This is the line of Rev. War veteran, Benoni Tackett, for whom we have yet to prove parentage. Our research indicates that he does not now have any descendants who bear the surname.
   Our member Anthony Garland Tackett, a resident of Lancashire, England, secured our earliest record showing "Louis Taquet." This was in a 1686-87 list in the Huguenot Library in London, England, of Huguenots for whom passage was paid to Virginia by Englishman Nicholas Hayward. Included on this list were the family of Louis Reynaud (Reno), Jean de la Chaumette (Shumate), Michel Mauri, Marquis Calmes, Pierre Disboteau & Jean Mairac. We could not fully decipher the other names.
   Variant Spellings: The sons and grandsons of LEWIS TACQUETT used various spellings of the old surname but the most common were TACKETT & TACKITT. Variations later adopted include TACKKETT, TACKETTE & TACKET. The most common spelling is TACKETT.

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Louis Tacquette, Huguenot Emigre's Timeline

1676
1676
France
1686
1686
- 1687
Age 10
Essex, England
1709
1709
Age 33
Stafford, Virginia
1709
Age 33
1711
August 28, 1711
Age 35
Cedar Run, Stafford, Virginia
1712
1712
Age 36
Cedar Run, Stafford, Virginia
1714
1714
Age 38
Stafford, Virginia, USA
1722
1722
Age 46
Stafford County, Virginia, USA
1740
1740
Age 64
1744
1744
Age 68
Stafford, Virginia