Isabelle du Plessis - 'Extra' sister for Cardinal Richelieu?

Started by Sharon Lee Doubell on Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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5/23/2012 at 1:31 PM

Do we have sources to validate this 'extra' sister for Cardinal Richelieu. I can't find her on mine, but the fact that she's been given a birth and death date suggests that she wasn't just sucked out of somebody's thumb. Private User you don't happen to have them somewhere do you?

Private User
5/23/2012 at 2:17 PM

Have just found her name mentioned on a French site, which I'm looking at...will post up the info, if you don't have it.She married a Louis Pidoux...Is that what you have? Very interesting new discovery, this Sharon.

Private User
5/23/2012 at 2:27 PM

There is an interesting discussion on this site Isabelle du Plessis "La Soeur Maudite".

Private User
5/23/2012 at 3:05 PM

Also found her family tree on another (French) genealogy site...It gives Isabelle du Plessis de Richelieu..Parents Francois II du Plessis de Richelieu & Suzanne de la Porte..Born 1582.Died 5th June 1648 in Nozeroy.Married Louis Nicolas Pidoux Sieur de la Maudiere..1588-1646..They had two, possibly three children..NN Pidoux, Elisabeth Pidoux, & Gabriel Pidoux.

Private User
5/23/2012 at 3:19 PM

Wow! Found loads of trees for Isabelle, on that site...and the most recent one gives NN Pidoux, as Anthoine Pidoux de la Maduere Pidoux, married to Barbe Cousin...also gives their descendants, Louis Pidoux's parents.dates of Isabelle & Louis's marriage...So this all looks Bona Fide to me..And Very interesting!.

Private User
5/23/2012 at 4:08 PM

On French Wikipaedia it mentions her as a newly re discovered sister of "The Cardinal"...Also mentions another one newly rediscovered...Marguerite. but says she (Marguerite) probably died in infancy...This is so fascinating Sharon, thanks for bringing it up...I take it you saw her on Geni? Have just seen that profile......

Private User
5/23/2012 at 4:22 PM

And also found her on racineshistoires, which clinches it for me as that is a very reliable site..She is the third child & eldest daughter of Francois & Suzanne.....Henri, Alphonse- Louis, Isabelle, Armand-Jean, Francoise, Nicole..........I'm sure you have found everything already that I've posted up by now....It's certainly all out there!

5/24/2012 at 1:49 AM

You go girl! :-) That's fantastic. Here is her geni profile: Isabelle du Plessis de Richelieu PLease add all this there if you can.

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