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About Jasper Lillard
Jasper Lillard was a vine grower and in addition to tending vines owned and operated a line of boats up and down the Loire river, from Angers to Nantes, and from Angers to Tours. His fathers name is unknown. He married a Miss Issacs (first name unknown). Miss Issacs gave up her religion to marry Jasper as he was a devout Huguenot. They had at least 5 sons.
Lillard name in France 1415-
The first reference under King Henry V of England when Thomas Lollard was knighted by Henry V for his gallant bravery in the Battle of Agincourt 1415. During the English invasion of France 1420 Sir Thomas Lollard was supposed to have met a French lady of gentile birth, this romance led to marriage, as a result Sir Thomas Lollard decided not to return to Britain and gave up his knightly rights as well as changing his surname to Lillard. Thomas Lillard lived in the town of Samur on the Loire River. There is about 4 generations between Thomas Lillard and his direct descendant Jasper Lillard.