Jacques de Mornay, Chevalier, Seigneur de Buhy

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About Jacques de Mornay, Chevalier, Seigneur de Buhy

Philippe de Mornay was born at Buhy, in the French Vexin on Nov. 5th 1549, two hours before the dawn, and was baptized the nth day of the same month. His father was Messire Jacques de Mornay, chevalier and lord of Buhy, and his mother was Dame Francoise de Bee Crespin, daughter of Messire Charles de Bee, 1 vice- admiral of France, and of Dame Madeleine de Beauvillier, daughter of the Count of Saint- Aignan and of Antoinette de la Tr^mouille. His godfathers were Messire Philippe de Roncherolles, baron of Heuqueville, and his paternal uncle, Messire Bertin de Mornay, granddoyen of Beauvais and abbe" of Saumur au Boz near Boulogne. His god- mothers were his maternal great-aunt, Madame Jehanne de Beauvillier, Lady of Puyset and of du Plessis Marly, and Dame de la Neuville, Lady of Morvillier. His nurse, whom I should be loth to forget, was Marguerite Madon, a native of Buhy, a woman of a sweet nature. The late M. de Buhy, his father, lived a blameless life to the age of forty-eight, never once failing to play his part in the wars and to do his service to his King. But the wars once over he retired to his own house, indifferent alike to court life and ambition, although opportunities for both were not lacking. He loved horses, and in peace, http://archive.org/stream/huguenotfamilyin00mornuoft/huguenotfamilyin00mornuoft_djvu.txt


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