Capt. Antoine Bonneau

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Antoine Bonneau

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: La Rochelle, Charente Maritim, Saintonge, France
Death: February 20, 1742 (62)
Berkley, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Antoine Bonneau, Sr. and Catherine Dubliss / Deblays
Husband of Jeanne Elizabeth Bonneau
Father of Maj. Jean-Henri Bonneau; Peter Bonneau; Elizabeth Simons; Mary Toomer; Judith Bonneau and 6 others
Brother of Jacob Bonneau and Mary Monneau Bonneau

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About Capt. Antoine Bonneau

A planter in Berkeley County, South Carolina, Capt. Anthoine Bonneau, Sr. married Jeanne Elizabeth Videau in 1702 in South Carolina, daughter of Pierre Videau and Jeanne Elizabeth Sleigh.

Capt. Anthony Bonneau, Sr. whose will was proved in 1743 , leaves to his sons, Samuel and Benjamin, 3,020 acres of land including the plantation where he lived at the Ferry in St. John's Parish. Bonneau Plantation and the Bonneau Family is referenced on page 91 of Historic Ramblin's Through Berkeley by J. Russell Cross. Printed by R. L. Bryan Co., Columbia, SC. The Bonneau Plantation is currently owned by Westvaco Corp. and is located off SC 402, .7 mi east of Cordesville, and extends from SC 402 to the East Branch of the Cooper River.

The will of Captain Anthoine Bonneau was signed on 20 Feb 1742 and proved on 8 Feb 1743.

The will, extracted:

Item - Since my eldest son Anthony has reached the age of majority I have given him lands and slaves to the full of his share and portion. I now give and bequest him five pounds current money and the sixteen acres of land I had of his grandfather Mr. Peter Videau deceased.

Item - Since my daughter Elizabeth hath been married to Mr. Samuel Simons and also my son Henry and my son Peter have attained the age of majority I have given them the value of their shares or portion. I now bequest to my daughter and my son Peter five pounds current money and I give to my son Henry one hundred pounds current money. I give to my two daughters Catherine Nicholson and Mary Toomer one thousand pounds one year after my debts are discharged.

Item - I authorized my executors to make use of my lands, houses, tennements or anything growing or standing be given unto my two sons Samuel and Benjamin. Either by planting or what else they see most convenient for the bringing up of my children hereafter named until they are at an age to inherit,

Item - I give unto my two sons Samuel and Benjamin all the lands and tenements I possess in the country whereon I live in the Saint John's Parish consisting of two tracts containing togeather eight hundred and ninety acres and two tracts containing one thousand six hundred acres. Also another tract in the St. Thomas Parish of four hundred and fifty acres all togeather containing three thousand and twenty acres.

Item - I give my houses, lands and tenements being in Charles Town to my three eldest sons Anthony, Henry and Peter Bonneau to sell for the highest price and that the money togeather with the money from my personal estate, I give to my sons Samuel and Benjamin eight hundred pounds each. The rest to be shared in even and equal portions amongst my three daughters, Floride, Judith, and Ester Bonneau.

Item - I appoint my three sons Anthony, Henry and Peter Bonneau to be executors.

29 May 1717 Deed of Sale

Anthoine Bonneau, cooper, & Jane (JEANNE) Elizebeth, his wife, with her free consent, to Andrew Rembert, Jr., shoemaker, all of Berkeley Co., for L 120 currency, 100 a. (part of 800 a.), bounding SW on Andrew Rembert; NW on Madam Lynch, (widow of Capt. Johnson Lynch); NE & SE on other part of 800 a. Whereas John, Lord Granville, Palatine, & the Lords Proprs. on 5 May 1704 granted Alexander De LaMotte 800 a., English measure in Berkeley Co., on # side Cooper River, bounding SW on Solomon Bremar & Andrew Rembert, Jr. (then THOMAS BOSIER); NW on Capt. Johnson Lynch; NE & SE on vacant land; & whereas on 28 Aug. 1705 De LaMotte sold the 800 a. to the Hon. James Moore for L22 Carolina money; & whereas the Hon. Thomas Broughton, trustee for selling land, by virtue of an act ratified in open Assembly 5 Nov. 1709 entitled an act for making good the last will of James Moore & vesting his lands in trustees to be sold; & whereas LEWIS PASQUEREAU & JOHN GUERARD, like trustee died & the authority devolved on Hon. Thomas Broughton; & he on 10 May 1715 sold the 800 a. to Dr. Nathaniel Snow for L 50 (paid to James Moore, executor of will) & whereas Dr. Snow on 15 Feb. 1716/17 sold the land to Anthoine Bonneau for L. 800; now Bonneau sells part (100 a.) to Rembert.

Witnesses: PIERRE STOUPAN, PIERRE VIDEAU, JEAN REMBERT. Before DANIEL HUGER, J.P. Nathanie Johnson, Register

Also see "The Bonneau Family", Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, No. 52 and S. C. H & G. Magazine Vol V, letters.

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Capt. Antoine Bonneau's Timeline

January 31, 1680
La Rochelle, Charente Maritim, Saintonge, France
Age 17
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Berkley, South Carolina, United States
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Berkeley, South Carolina, USA
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