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About Sarah Regnaut
Pierre (Peter) Reynaud probably went to England between 1685 and 1687 with his brothers Louis and Benjamin. His wife Sarah and their children probably joined him in the spring of 1688, having left France by the normal channels which required emigrants to abjure Protestantism and take mass as Catholics. Sherman Reno says that Sarah Regnaut had an older brother, Michel Regnaut, who apparently preceded Peter and Sarah to England. On August 19, 1688, Peter Reynaud and his family were granted a Letter of Denization (Huguenot Society of London Publications, Quarto Series, Vol. XVIII. "Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland, 1603-1700", p. 210-214). See The Colonial Genealogist, Vol. IV, No. 4, Spring 1972, p. 226: "August 19, 1688. Denization to severall persons, Our will and pleasure is, that you prepare A Bill for our Royall Signature, to passe our Greate Seale, for the making of -- Peter Reynaud; Sarah, his wife; Peter; Lewis; Esther; and Marque-Frances, their children; being all alien borne free denizens of this our Kingdome of England. And that they and every one of them have and enjoy all rights, privileges and immunityes as other French made free denizens, do now enjoy. Provided that they live and continue with their familys within our Kingdome, or elsewhere within our Dominions. And the sayd Denization to be forthwith passed under the Great Seale, without any fees or charges whatsoever, to be payd by the sayd persons in the passing thereof. And for so doing, this shall be your warrant. Given at Windsor the 19th day of August, 1688. To our Attorney or Solicitor Generall. James II, Rex" (S.P. Dom. Car. 11, Entry Book 67, 1688 August 19, Patent Roll Oct. 10, 1688, P.R. 4, james II, part 10; Historical Mss., Commission Reports; Huguenot Society of London, Reports, Vol. 18; List of Naturalizations and Denizations in England and Ireland, 1600-1700.) By the Act of 1708, all prior prerogative denizations were converted into parliamentary naturalizations, retrospectively [Blackstone], and repeal of this Act in 1711 did not disturb the validity of these naturalizations which had already vested under the previous Act.