Laurent Flournoy

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Laurent Flournoy

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Magneux pres Vassy, Allencourt, France
Death: Died in Geneva, Switzerland
Place of Burial: Geneva, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicolas Flournoy of Flornoy and Unknown Wife of Nicolas Flournoy
Husband of Gabrielle Flournoy (Mellin)
Father of Jean de Flournoy and Gideon Flournoy
Brother of Claude Flournoy and Nicholas Flournoy

Occupation: Jeweller
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About Laurent Flournoy

Laurent Flournoy was a French Huguenot and he fled from Champagne to Geneva, Switzerland after the Duke of Guise led the protestant massacre at Vassey in 1562.

The Flournoy ancestral estate was located in the District of Harte-Marne, in the Province of Champagne in the area of Attencourt.

Laurent Flournoy was the only protestant child in his family in the town of Flornoy, in Champagne region of France, the family's ancestral home. He escaped a massacre in 1562 by the Duke of Guise at Vassy. He later escaped the more famouse St. Bartholomew massacre in 1572 and emigrated to Geneva, SUI. where his descendants became goldsmiths. Prior to 1562 Larent had come into possession of considerable poperty in Fornoy vicinity including a messuage in Alcourt, from which ancient arms of Flornoywere later removed. He became a Protestant and in 1562 removed to Lyon; thence in 1572 to Geneva ,where,probably on the proceeds of sale from his Champagne properties, he founded the wealthy and prosperous House of Goldsmiths, Merchant Jewelers, which was carried on by his decendants for over 150 years. His land were in the four jurisdictions of Atlancourt, Magneux, Bronzeval and Flornoy, each about a league from the other. Several generations of the Flournoy/ Flornoy family were represented in the Assembly or Conuncil of the City-Republic of Geneva. Lareant had 2 children Gedeon 1567 and Jean 1574

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Laurent Flournoy's Timeline

Allencourt, France
May 21, 1574
Age 44
Geneva, Switzerland
July 29, 1576
Age 46
Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
December 8, 1593
Age 63
Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland