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Gaspard Giles de Forest

Also Known As: "Giles", "Gaspard /Forest/ Gaspart"
Birthplace: Avesnes, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: Died in Avesnes-le-Sec, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Place of Burial: Giles, Hainaut
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon de Forest and Unknown de Forest
Husband of Maria Maria
Father of Melchior Giles de Forest, I and Gilles DeForest
Brother of Gilles de Forest

Occupation: Free citizen of Landrecies, Bourgeois
Managed by: James D Roberts
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About Gaspard Giles de Forest

Source 1:


Name: Jack Kelly

Member Since: 2002-06-12

Email Address:

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Birth: ABT 1450 in Cambresis,Flandre,Francaise

Death: ABT 1520

Sex: M

Father: Simon DE FOREST b. 1430 in Cambresis,Flandre,Francaise


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Gaspard DEFOREST was born circa 1450 at Avesnes, Hainault (ibid). He died circa 1520.

The deForest came from the extreme northeastern corner of France, which at one time was part of the Spanish Netherlands. They were Walloons, who spoke an old French patios.

They were 'well-looking, strongly built, brunet-skinned, and generally dark haired. They were industrious, fervid in temper and always excellent soldiers.'

Reference: Major John deForest.

His ancestors were in Avesnes for generations before

(D. Courchane, Herbert De Forest Descendants, page 10.).

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Source 2:

H.A.M.'s Tree Contact: Marian E-mail:

Sources:Title: DeFreest Family History

Author: Kevin DeFreest Repository: Note: Media: Electronic

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Source 3:

From Landry Family History Contact: Tucker

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Source 4:

Pope, MacCalder, McIntosh

Entries: 10551 Updated: 2008-05-20 03:31:18 UTC (Tue)

Contact: Jeff Longphee Email

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  1. ID: I635292425
  2. Name: Gaspard de Forest
  3. Given Name: Gaspard
  4. Surname: de Forest 1
  5. Sex: M
  6. _UID: 0153C047E7D948C9B1B3DE70828CF66D4FE6
  7. Change Date: 29 Oct 2007 at 20:01

Father: Melchior de Forest b: 1510 in Asvesnes, France

Mother: Catherine Du Fosset b: 1510


  1. Abbrev: Longuepee Descendents
     Title: Longuepee Descendents
     Author: John MacIsaac
     Publication: 11 Tower Ave, Schenectady, NY 12304
     See Ancestors of Jeff Longphee 10-2007 from John MacIsaac.doc 
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Gaspard Giles de Forest's Timeline

Avesnes, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
June 4, 1472
Age 22
Avesnes, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Age 70
Avesnes-le-Sec, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Giles, Hainaut