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Huguenot immigration to the James River area of Virginia 1620 to 1700

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  • Pvt. Benjamin Eddins, POW (1737 - 1817)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A035797
  • Caleb Witt, Rev. (1762 - 1827)
    DAR A127229, Pvt. VA
  • Charles C. Witt (c.1714 - 1781)
    -------------------- The record does not state the place of birth of Charles Witt, but it does state that he lived in Halifax County, Va. and that he married Lavinia Harbour, and that he died in Halifa...
  • Benjamin Bird Lanier, Sr. (1711 - 1796)
    Benjamin Lanier moved to Brunswick County, Virginia which later became Mecklenburg County. Benjamin B. Lanier was a recorded patriot of the American Revolution. During the Revolutionary War he gave mon...
  • William Eddins (c.1695 - 1754)
    John Edens was a Huguenot. Came to Virginia from England 1726 - 1st record of him in America, Spotylvania, VA; with land purchase by son, Wm Sep 18 1728 - Spotsylvania, VA; Land grant, 525 acres by pat...

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Soon after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, King William and Queen Mary ascended to the throne of England. They offered the Huguenots the privilege of settling in Virginia. About 600 came to Virginia in 1700- 170. Many settled at a deserted Indian village called Manakintown.which is on the south side of the James River about 15 miles west of present day Richmond Virginia. Ten thousand acres of land bordering the river were set aside for them. A district parish was formed and named King William Parish. The Vestry Book 1707 - 1750 written in French is in the library of the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.

Sources:

http://manakin.addr.com/founders.htm

http://www.vahistorical.org/

http://huguenot-manakin.org/

An excellent source for FRENCH research for the family histories of many of these Huguenots is the database and genealogical charts of historian Jean Gallian: http://jean.gallian.free.fr/

Also, a huge 18th century (1765) genealogical tome is free on ebooks: Dictionnaire généalogique, héraldique, chronologique et historique, contenant l'origine et l'état actuel des premières Maisons de France, des maisons souveraines & principales de l'Europe... les familles nobles du royaume.. by François-Alexandre Aubert de La Chesnaye Des Bois, Duchesne, Académie des sciences, belles-lettres et arts. Online at https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=m53ojbdlUf4C&rdid=book-m53ojbdlUf4C&rdot=1 or on Google Books.

Manakintowne Huguenot Settlers

http://www.geni.com/people/Mathieu-Agee/6000000001743233206?through=6000000001743233287#/tab/overview

http://www.geni.com/people/Isaac/6000000001743233269?through=6000000001743233197#/tab/overview

http://www.geni.com/people/Jeanne-Bondurant/6000000003277882078?through=6000000004229121947#/tab/overview

http://www.geni.com/people/Isaac-Gandovin/6000000002811629550?through=6000000004229121947#/tab/overview

http://www.geni.com/people/Abraham-Sall%C3%A9/6000000002428040301

A

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  • Agee
  • Agnast
  • Aigle
  • Allaigre (Allegre)
  • Alocastros
  • Amis
  • Amonet (Ammonet)
  • Angeliers
  • Annis
  • Apperson
  • Arnand (Arnaut, Arno)
  • Arrison
  • Asseau
  • Aubry
  • Augustin
  • Aulegnes
  • Annant

B

  • Badouet (Badouit)
  • Badouil
  • Balaros
  • Banton
  • Barachin
  • Barbie (Barbee)
  • Bardon
  • Barel (Barrel)
  • Barnet
  • Barrand
  • Barriere (Barrier)
  • Basel
  • Baton
  • Baudry
  • Bazoil
  • Beraufort
  • Befor
  • Bellet
  • Ballin (Bellini)
  • Belloe
  • Bengli
  • Benin (Benain)
  • Benon
  • Berin
  • Bernard
  • Berrand
  • Berrard
  • Bibbeau
  • Biolbaud (Bilbau, Bilbun)
  • Billet
  • Billiebo (Bilbo)
  • Billot
  • Bingli (Bingly)
  • Biognan
  • Bioret
  • Blouet
  • Blooet (Blewett, Bluet)
  • Bocar
  • Boff
  • Boignan (Boignand, Boignant)
  • Boisseau
  • Boisson (Boissou)
  • Bomard
  • Bon
  • Bonard
  • Bondurant (Bonduran, Bondurand)
  • Bonion
  • Bonsergent
  • Bon villier
  • Booker
  • Bore
  • Bossard (Boshard)
  • Bpossart
  • Bosse
  • Bouchert (Bouchet)
  • Bougovan
  • Bourgoan
  • Bourru
  • Bouvot
  • Bowdoin
  • Bower
  • Braban
  • Brailt
  • Brian (Brans. Brians. Briant)
  • Bricui
  • Broc (Brock)
  • Brooke( Broret)
  • Brousse (Brouse)
  • Bruer
  • Biffe
  • Buccard
  • Buffo
  • Burrand

C

  • Cabanis (Cabiness, Cabarniss)
  • Caboine
  • Caftes
  • Cahaigne
  • Cailland
  • Caillau

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