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Gabriel Maupin, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jargeau, Loiret, Centre, France
Death: Died in Williamsburg, VA
Place of Burial: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Amos Maupin and Marguerite de Maupin
Husband of Marie Maupin
Father of Magdelen Maupin; William Maupin; Claude Maupin; Marie Presnal (Maupin); Sara Caterine (Maupin) and 9 others
Brother of Madelaine Maupin; Claude Maupin; Marie Catherine Maupin and Sara Catherine Maupin

Occupation: Tailor/Saddler
Managed by: Private User
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About Gabriel Maupin, Sr.

A book detailing and documenting the Maupin history was added as documentation of marriage on this file.

December 3, 1700, sailed on the NASSAU of Pool from England, original papers Bodlein Library in England. According to Shaffett Family


Son of General Amos Maupin, an officer in the army of Henry Navarre, Gabriel Maupin was born in Pyrenees Department of France. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, he fled to England. While in England he married Marie, daughter of John, Earl of Spencer. Then Gabriel Maupin fled to America, arriving in Yorktown, Virginia on the Nassau in March 1700.

Gabriel Maupin was a very religious man. The vessel on which they were sailing, sprang a leak and they were in danger of sinking. Fellow passengers requested Gabriel Maupin to pray for Divine Assistance. Gabriel prayed and the leak was stopped. When the company landed, a large fish was found tightly wedged in the opening.

Gabriel Maupin was the Commandant of the Royal Arsenal at Williamsburg, Virginia.

The MAUPINs were among the original French Huguenot settlers at Manakin Town, Virginia, and they were related to the DABNEYs, BALLARDs and HARRISes of Virginia and Kentucky by intermarriage.

Gabriel Maupin was born on 12 Feb 1655 in Gordo. He was baptized in 1688 in Nord Holland, Amsterdam.He died in Oct 1720 in Williamsburg, King James, Virginia. He was buried in Williamsburg, Williamsburg (city), Virginia. He signed a will. was in American Revolution

Va. Will Records, Baltimore Gen. Publishing Co., 1982: pg. 881 will of Richard Taliafero, witness Gabriel Maupin (not sure is right Maupin)

Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Va and other wills not listed in "Va. Wills and Administrations 1632-1800" by William Lindsay Hopkins, Richmond Va, copy 1987, pg. 67:

Gabriel Maupin James City-Williamsburg 2 Sept 1719/ 30 Apr 1720

Daughter Mary Maupin. Wife Mary Maupin. 2 sons Daniel Maupin and Gabriel Maupin. Witt. Christopher Smith, Richard Brand, William Thorpe, Joseph Sutton, John Davis

The Maupin Family, pg. 11-12 by Nell W. Sherman


French General, a Huguenot
A General..

"Gabriel Maupin, the French Huguenot exile --- was a French officer who incurred the displeasure of the King on account of his religion, and fled the Kingdom in 1699, with his wife and son Gabriel. They went first to England and remained there for some time; it is probable that their second son Daniel was born there in 1700. Gabriel Maupin had married a daughter of Lord John Spencer of England. (This reference to Lord Spencer appears to be erroneous. Gabriel married another French Huguenot, Marie Hersent, rather than Mary Spencer.) The Maupins emigrated to Virginia in 1700, and settled in Williamsburg. He was there indentified (sic) with Masonry-- and in that first Masonic lodge in Va., served in several important offices.He built and maintained until his death the Inn at Williamsburg, and teh Masons used the big dining room for Masonic purposes until they could arrange for their own temple. When Williamsburg colonial buildings were recently "restored" the old Inn was given its orignial appearance as far as possible, and the old fashioned flowers are expecially attractive.

The will of Gabriel Maupin the 1st--- was dated September 2, 1719 with a codicil dated December 1, 1719; and was probated in General Court at the Capital, April 20, 1720, his wife Mary Spencer being executrix."

His grave site has not been located but most likely he is buried beside or near his wife who is buried in this cemetery.

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Gabriel Maupin, Sr.'s Timeline

1666
1666
Jargeau, Loiret, Centre, France
1692
March 1692
Age 26
Amsterdam, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
1692
Age 26
Manakin, Goochland, Virginia, USA
1694
March 1694
Age 28
Amsterdam, Nord Holland, Netherlands
1696
April 15, 1696
Age 30
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
1698
March 1698
Age 32
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1699
1699
Age 33
From France to England
1700
March 25, 1700
Age 34
Southampton, Hampshire, England
March 1700
Age 34
From England to Yorktown

Charter for the Voyage of the Nasseau
(extracts)

"This chart party, Indented - made the third day of Dec., Anno
Domini, 1700, and in the twelfth yeare of the reign of our
Sovereign Lord, William the Third, King of Eng. etc., between Sir
William Phipard of the town of Pool, in the county of Dorset,
Knight, owner of the Ship called the Nasseau of Pool, of the
burthen of ffive hundred tuns or thereabouts, now in the River
of Thames, of the one part, and Moses Jaquean, Isaac Bellet,
Matthew Perodin, Abraham Perodin, Peter Bouvot, and John
Hamilton, all of London, Merchants, of the other part,
witnesseth, that (for the consideration hereunder mentioned) the
said owner doth hereby for himself, his Executors and
administrators, covenant and grant and agree to, and with, the
said Moses Jaquean, etc., ********** That by the fifth day of
this Instant, month of December, the said ship shall, at the said
owner's charge, be fitted and equipped with all stores requisite
for the voyage hereunder mentioned; and also at like cost and
charges be vitualled for carrying passengers hereunder
mentioned to James Towne, in Virginia, with the same sort of
provision as those for the ship's company, and that the said
ship shall, by the said fifth day of December, be fitted, and
have fitted, and made ready, convenient lodgings or cabbins for
the said passengers, for two in each apartment, or with
hammocks to hold and carry at least 150 in number, and shall
stay at or near Blackwall three days after the said fifth of
December, to receive and take in all such ffrench Passengers,
with their apparell and household goods ***** or so many of
them as she may conveniently carry, and with them, or as many
of them as may be willing to goe, shall then, as wind and
weather permit, salie and make the best of her way directly
unto James Towne, in Virginia, to the usual! place of Shipsunlading
there, and then sett and carry on shoar all the said
passengers, with their said goods brought thither, and so end
her said employment, the dangers of the seas and Enemyees
always excepted; ****** and will truly pay or cause to be paid
*****at and after the rate of 5 pound sterling per head. *****
Memorandum:- it is agreed, that, although it is mentioned that
the passengers shall have the same allowance as the Ship's
Company, it is understood the intent and meaning of the said
parties y't they shall have the allowance as followeth: every
passenger above the age of six years, to have 7 pounds of
Bread every weeke, and to a mess, 8 passengers in a mess, to
have 2 peeces of Porke at two pounds each peece 5 days in a
weeke with pease; two dayes in a week to have 2 four pound
peeces of beef a day with pease; and at any time if it shall
happen that they are not willing that the Kettle should be
boyled or by bad weather cannot, In such case every passenger
shall have 1 pound of cheese every such day. And such children
as are under 6 yeares of age to have such allowances of flower,
oatmeal, fruit, sugar and butter as the overseers of them shall
judge convenient.