DUTOIT: A Family from Moudon, Switzerland

Alexia PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I22070)

(female)
Father: Uldricus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1415, d. bef 1468)

Family 1 : François CHAVANTON (d. bef 1499)

                                               _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __+
                                              | (.... - 1458)       
                        _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
                       | (1395 - 1467)        |
                       |                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____+
                       |                                            
 _Uldricus PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1415 - 1468)        |
|                      |                       _____________________
|                      |                      |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______|
|                                             |
|                                             |_____________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Alexia PIGNIOLLET 
|  
|                                              _____________________
|                                             |                     
|                       ______________________|
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      |_____________________
|                      |                                            
|______________________|
                       |
                       |                       _____________________
                       |                      |                     
                       |______________________|
                                              |
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Alix (Alice) PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I7402)

(female)
Father: Johannes PIGNIOLLET (b. BEF 1450, d. BEF 1502)
Mother: Ancillina _____ (b. BEF 1457, d. AFT 1507)

Family 1 : _____ LAURENT (dates unknown)
  1.  Henri LAURENT (dates unknown)
Family 2 : Claude DE FONTÉ (dates unknown)

She seems to have married Claude de Fonté before 18 jul 1532 (Pierre Chuard, notary), but she was the wife of someone named Laurent in 1525 when her brother Girard made his testament.

                                               _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __+
                                              | (.... - 1458)       
                        _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
                       | (1395 - 1467)        |
                       |                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____+
                       |                                            
 _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1450 - 1502)        |
|                      |                       _____________________
|                      |                      |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______|
|                                             |
|                                             |_____________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Alix (Alice) PIGNIOLLET 
|  (.... - 1525)
|                                              _____________________
|                                             |                     
|                       ______________________|
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      |_____________________
|                      |                                            
|_Ancillina _____ _____|
  (1457 - 1507)        |
                       |                       _____________________
                       |                      |                     
                       |______________________|
                                              |
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Aymonet PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I22068)

(male)
Family 1 :
  1. +Mermet PIGNIOLLET (d. bef 1458)

Cited once in March, 1407 as bourgeois de Payerne (Pierre de Treyvaux, notary at Payerne). He is assumed to be the father of the next Pigniollet cited at Payerne, Mermetus (1420, listed among the citizens of Payerne who were called to testify in connection with the "revolt" of the monks in that year; see Matthias Wirz, "Muerent les moignes!" La révolte de Payerne, 1420, Lausanne, 1997). We assume Mermet was likely the father of the next Pignolet to appear in the records of Payerne, Jaqueti, who, however, is mentioned only about the time his son Petrus had already married, 1455 and 1457.

The archives of Payerne has a vast collection of ancient documents. Among them are several that are known to mention this family under a variety of spellings, as far back as the middle of the 14th Century. It seems very likely that "Pignylliat" and similar spellings will turn out to refer to the same family.

Perhaps only a curiosity, but there is a transaction concerning a Girardus Pignyollet of Chessard (with security Perrodus Pignyollet) dated 1410 (ACV Aa 12/6, no. 110), certainly not the same Girard Pigniollet of Chessard and Payerne who died in 1525, but conceivably from the same family. It may be that this is another family originally from the Vully region from which one or more branches settled at Payerne, the same story we find in the Gachet family, for example. It is also possible that the date 1410 is a transcription error by the copyist who prepared the two volumes Aa 12/6 and 7, since similar errors have been spotted in other volumes of the same series. The transaction involved a sale to the church of Ressudens, in effet a secured loan to this Girard Pignyollet, and the name of the curé is given, Jacobus Redet. It may be possible to verify the date by reference to other documents relating to the church of Ressudens, or perhaps other documents recorded by the same notary. (Aa 12/7, no. 144: the curé of Ressudens in 1429 is Jacobus Rodet, likely the same man. However, no. 132, 1426, the curé is Johannes Cellararii, but he is living in Lausanne, so perhaps Rodet or Redet was in fact his vicar.)

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Guillauma PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I7405)

(female)
Father: Johannes PIGNIOLLET (b. BEF 1450, d. BEF 1502)
Mother: Ancillina _____ (b. BEF 1457, d. AFT 1507)

Resided in Fribourg at the time of her brother's death in 1525, probably married to someone there. One of the daughters of Johannes Pigniollet had married Johannes Caddo before about 1478. Was that daughter the present Guillauma?

                                               _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __+
                                              | (.... - 1458)       
                        _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
                       | (1395 - 1467)        |
                       |                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____+
                       |                                            
 _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1450 - 1502)        |
|                      |                       _____________________
|                      |                      |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______|
|                                             |
|                                             |_____________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Guillauma PIGNIOLLET 
|  
|                                              _____________________
|                                             |                     
|                       ______________________|
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      |_____________________
|                      |                                            
|_Ancillina _____ _____|
  (1457 - 1507)        |
                       |                       _____________________
                       |                      |                     
                       |______________________|
                                              |
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I22067)

(male)
Father: Mermet PIGNIOLLET (d. bef 1458)
Mother: Jaqueta MOTTET (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Jaqueta _____ (dates unknown)
  1. +Johannes PIGNIOLLET (b. BEF 1450, d. BEF 1502)
  2. +Uldricus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1415, d. bef 1468)
  3.  Petrus PIGNIOLLET (d. bef 1467)

Apparently alive in 1457, and certainly dead by 1468, when several transactions appear concerning the estate of his late son Petrus, and his living son Johannes, and another Petrus son of the late Uldricus. The latter Petrus, if it is indeed the same man, calls Johannes son of Jaqueti his uncle, thus apparently connecting these people. Jaquetus is named as an adjacent land owner (for a parcel of land at Payerne "en Planesy") in a "reconnaissance" dated 16 mar 1455 by Jaquetus son of the late Nicodus Bonet (ACV Aa 12/4 no. 562 — however, it sometimes happens in the terriers that persons named as adjacent land owners are in fact already deceased).

Now, by 1457, Petrus son of Uldricus was already married (Jean Belin, notary). That puts the birthdate of Petrus likely before 1435, and that of his father Uldricus before about 1415. If Jaqueti was the father of Uldricus, Jaqueti would have been born before about 1395, early enough that he could be a son or grandson of the Aymonet Pigniollet cited in 1407 (bourgeois de Payerne, a debt of his mentioned in the records of Pierre de Treyvaux, notary). To make the rest of the descendancy work, we have to assume that the other two sons of Jaqueti were younger, born perhaps as late as 1430, and that they married late. The chronology is made more plausible by the discovery of the existence of Mermet Pignolet, called to testify about the revolt of the monks of Payerne in 1420.

Eventually, evidence to confirm or refute these relationships should be found in the terriers of Payerne, Chesard, and surrounding areas.

A reconnaissance of 31 dec 1458 (ACV Aa 12/3bis no. 548) mentions Jaquetus filius quondam Mermeti Pigniolet de Stabulo, regarding a property that Jaquetus Requemadens clericus had purchased from Jaquetus Pigniolet, and on which Pigniolet had retained the right of repurchase. Stabulum is the hamlet of Etrabloz, in the commune of Payerne.

                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Aymonet PIGNIOLLET _|
                      | (1375 - 1407)       |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __|
| (.... - 1458)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET 
|  (1395 - 1467)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _Uldriodus MOTTET ___|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Jaqueta MOTTET _____|
                      |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_Johanneta _____ ____|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Johannes PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I7193)

(male)
Father: Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1395, d. bef 1467)
Mother: Jaqueta _____ (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Ancillina _____ (b. BEF 1457, d. AFT 1507)
  1. +Girard PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1475, d. 16 FEB 1525)
  2. +Alix (Alice) PIGNIOLLET (d. AFT 1525)
  3.  Guillauma PIGNIOLLET (dates unknown)

In the debt book of Nicod Méan, the place of origin is given twice as Chessard, very clearly written. It is possible this refers to Chézard in Val-de-Ruz, Neuchâtel, but that seems rather distant. A more likely solution is Chesard, just east of Grandcour. An additional mention in the book of Nicod Méan says Chesat. With three clear readings, there is no doubt about the name of the place, and in none of these is it stated or implied that Johannes lived or worked in Payerne.

The Archives d'Etat de Fribourg has a document involving Guillaume Pignyolet of Dompierre en Vully (1449), possibly of the same family. This Dompierre, now in the territory of Fribourg, is only a few miles from Payerne, along the road to Avenches.

Edmond Ischi, historian of Payerne, informs us that Pignolet, in one or another of its variant spellings, is noted as bourgeois of Payerne as early as 1444, but we know of no documents that allow us to name the father, or indeed the circumstances, of Johannes.

The surviving register of the notary Jacobus Bellin of Payerne (ACV DP 8, 1430-1459) includes several mentions of a Pugnyollet or Pignyollet family, including a Pierre son of Jaques, citizen of Payerne, in 1458. There is also a mention of Guillaume Pugniolet owning property at Grandcour in 1442, plausibly the same man noted above at Dompierre.

The Genevan genealogist and historian Jacques Augustin Galiffe mentions in the introduction to the first volume of his monumental Notices Généalogiques (1829) that the surname Pignolet has, at least once, proved to derive from the ancient Italian family Spinola. Whether this explanation applies to our own Pignolet remains to be seen. Families of Italian origin, some apparently quite ancient, are scattered throughout the Pays de Vaud.

In spite of the lack of direct evidence, it is instructive to review the citations gleaned from the records of the early notaries of Payerne. The earliest record we found was for a debt owed by Aymonet Pignyolet, burgensis Paterniaci (March, 1407, Pierre de Treyvaux, notary, thus significantly predating the earliest lists of the citizens of Payerne). The next citations concern the children of Jaqueti Pigniollet, who died apparently between 1457 and 1468. He had several children, including a Petrus who died before 1467, leaving a widow Alixone daughter of Johannes Joccet; a son Johannes who died before 1478, apparently the same man whose widow was Ancellina, and who had, in addition to his son Girard, a daughter Alexia who married Claude de Fonté and another daughter who married Johannes Caddo; and Uldricus, whose son Petrus called the late Johannes his uncle (28 may 1483, Pierre Moron père, notary). The latter Petrus had a wife Perissonne and survived at least until 1511. This lineage depends on the identity of the Johannes who married Ancellina with Johannes the son of Jaqueti, and also assumes that Aymonet was indeed the father of Jaqueti. With the understanding that there is some speculation involved, we include these relationships in our database.

The city archives of Payerne has a document described as a marriage contract for Jehan Pigniollat, dated 1542 (E 9/8). We know of no such person who might have married in 1542, and it is just possible that the description is incorrect. However, he could be the illegitimate son of Girard who is called Hansmann in other records, but other records make us suspect that Jehan and Hansmann were two illegitimate sons of Girard, since he names only his four daughters as his residual heirs.

There may be confusion between two or more branches of this family. Assuming they are originally from Chesard, it may be that one branch settled early in Payerne (the earliest one found there is Aymonet, in 1407), and that another branch remained at Chessard. If that is the case, and if there were two men called Johannes around the end of the 15th Century, the parentage given here for Girard may be incorrect, he might be the son of a different Johannes, and the references to Johannes may in fact be a conflation of citations concerning two different men of the same name. The terriers may help clarify this situation.

                                              _Aymonet PIGNIOLLET _
                                             | (1375 - 1407)       
                        _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __|
                       | (.... - 1458)       |
                       |                     |_____________________
                       |                                           
 _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1395 - 1467)        |
|                      |                      _Uldriodus MOTTET ___
|                      |                     |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____|
|                                            |
|                                            |_Johanneta _____ ____
|                                                                  
|
|--Johannes PIGNIOLLET 
|  (1450 - 1502)
|                                             _____________________
|                                            |                     
|                       _____________________|
|                      |                     |
|                      |                     |_____________________
|                      |                                           
|_Jaqueta _____ _______|
                       |
                       |                      _____________________
                       |                     |                     
                       |_____________________|
                                             |
                                             |_____________________
                                                                   

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Mermet PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I22123)

(male)
Father: Aymonet PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1375, d. aft 1407)

Family 1 : Jaqueta MOTTET (dates unknown)
  1. +Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1395, d. bef 1467)

Called to testify about the revolt of the monks at Payerne, 1420, and, unfortunately, absolutely no other detail is known. However, he is apparently the Mermetus Pigniolet who sold a "cense" 10 feb 1440 (ACV Aa 12, supplement, no. 89, notary Henricus Pudraul). That document notes that his wife was Jaqueta, and that her mother was Johanneta widow of Uldriodus Mottet of Payerne.

                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Aymonet PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1375 - 1407)       |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Mermet PIGNIOLLET 
|  (.... - 1458)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Petrus PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I22072)

(male)
Father: Uldricus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1415, d. bef 1468)

Family 1 : Perrissone _____ (d. aft 1501)

                                               _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __+
                                              | (.... - 1458)       
                        _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
                       | (1395 - 1467)        |
                       |                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____+
                       |                                            
 _Uldricus PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1415 - 1468)        |
|                      |                       _____________________
|                      |                      |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______|
|                                             |
|                                             |_____________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Petrus PIGNIOLLET 
|  (1443 - 1511)
|                                              _____________________
|                                             |                     
|                       ______________________|
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      |_____________________
|                      |                                            
|______________________|
                       |
                       |                       _____________________
                       |                      |                     
                       |______________________|
                                              |
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Petrus PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I22074)

(male)
Father: Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1395, d. bef 1467)
Mother: Jaqueta _____ (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Alixone JOCCET (dates unknown)

                                              _Aymonet PIGNIOLLET _
                                             | (1375 - 1407)       
                        _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __|
                       | (.... - 1458)       |
                       |                     |_____________________
                       |                                           
 _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1395 - 1467)        |
|                      |                      _Uldriodus MOTTET ___
|                      |                     |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____|
|                                            |
|                                            |_Johanneta _____ ____
|                                                                  
|
|--Petrus PIGNIOLLET 
|  (.... - 1467)
|                                             _____________________
|                                            |                     
|                       _____________________|
|                      |                     |
|                      |                     |_____________________
|                      |                                           
|_Jaqueta _____ _______|
                       |
                       |                      _____________________
                       |                     |                     
                       |_____________________|
                                             |
                                             |_____________________
                                                                   

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Uldricus PIGNIOLLET       (ID #I22069)

(male)
Father: Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1395, d. bef 1467)
Mother: Jaqueta _____ (dates unknown)

Family 1 :
  1.  Alexia PIGNIOLLET (dates unknown)
  2.  Petrus PIGNIOLLET (b. bef 1443, d. aft 1511)

                                              _Aymonet PIGNIOLLET _
                                             | (1375 - 1407)       
                        _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __|
                       | (.... - 1458)       |
                       |                     |_____________________
                       |                                           
 _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1395 - 1467)        |
|                      |                      _Uldriodus MOTTET ___
|                      |                     |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____|
|                                            |
|                                            |_Johanneta _____ ____
|                                                                  
|
|--Uldricus PIGNIOLLET 
|  (1415 - 1468)
|                                             _____________________
|                                            |                     
|                       _____________________|
|                      |                     |
|                      |                     |_____________________
|                      |                                           
|_Jaqueta _____ _______|
                       |
                       |                      _____________________
                       |                     |                     
                       |_____________________|
                                             |
                                             |_____________________
                                                                   

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Abraham PIGNOLET       (ID #I22091)

(male)
Father: Daniel PIGNOLET (bp. 28 DEC 1581, d. bef 1629)
Mother: Marie JAUNIN (dates unknown)

                                             _Jean PIGNOLET ______+
                                            | (.... - 1534)       
                       _Adam PIGNOLET ______|
                      |  m 1581             |
                      |                     |_Louise MENIN _______+
                      |                       (.... - 1538)       
 _Daniel PIGNOLET ____|
| (.... - 1629) m 1600|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Barbille _____ _____|
|                        m 1581             |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Abraham PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Guillaume JAUNIN ___|
|                     | (.... - 1600)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie JAUNIN _______|
   m 1600             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Adam PIGNOLET       (ID #I22078)

(male)
Father: Jean PIGNOLET (d. aft 1534)
Mother: Louise MENIN (d. 23 SEP 1538)

Family 1 : Barbille _____ (dates unknown)
  1. +Daniel PIGNOLET (bp. 28 DEC 1581, d. bef 1629)
  2. +Jean PIGNOLET (bp. 2 FEB 1584, d. bef 1626)

                                             _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _+
                                            | (1450 - 1502)        
                       _Girard PIGNOLET ____|
                      | (1475 - 1525)       |
                      |                     |_Ancillina _____ _____
                      |                       (1457 - 1507)        
 _Jean PIGNOLET ______|
| (.... - 1534)       |
|                     |                      ______________________
|                     |                     |                      
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |______________________
|                                                                  
|
|--Adam PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                            ______________________
|                                           |                      
|                      _Emoz MENIN _________|
|                     | (.... - 1538)       |
|                     |                     |______________________
|                     |                                            
|_Louise MENIN _______|
  (.... - 1538)       |
                      |                      _André NARDIN ________
                      |                     |                      
                      |_Anne NARDIN ________|
                                            |
                                            |______________________
                                                                   

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Anne PIGNOLET       (ID #I22095)

(female)
Father: Daniel PIGNOLET (bp. 28 DEC 1581, d. bef 1629)
Mother: Marie JAUNIN (dates unknown)

                                             _Jean PIGNOLET ______+
                                            | (.... - 1534)       
                       _Adam PIGNOLET ______|
                      |  m 1581             |
                      |                     |_Louise MENIN _______+
                      |                       (.... - 1538)       
 _Daniel PIGNOLET ____|
| (.... - 1629) m 1600|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Barbille _____ _____|
|                        m 1581             |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Anne PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Guillaume JAUNIN ___|
|                     | (.... - 1600)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie JAUNIN _______|
   m 1600             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Antheine PIGNOLET       (ID #I7400)

(female)
Father: Girard PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1475, d. 16 FEB 1525)
Mother: Jeannetta BIEN (d. AFT 1525)

Family 1 : Claude OLLEVEY (d. BEF 1548)

                                              _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _+
                                             | (1395 - 1467)        
                       _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
                      | (1450 - 1502)        |
                      |                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______
                      |                                             
 _Girard PIGNOLET ____|
| (1475 - 1525)       |
|                     |                       ______________________
|                     |                      |                      
|                     |_Ancillina _____ _____|
|                       (1457 - 1507)        |
|                                            |______________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Antheine PIGNOLET 
|  (.... - 1551)
|                                             ______________________
|                                            |                      
|                      _Laurent BIEN ________|
|                     |                      |
|                     |                      |______________________
|                     |                                             
|_Jeannetta BIEN _____|
  (.... - 1525)       |
                      |                       ______________________
                      |                      |                      
                      |______________________|
                                             |
                                             |______________________
                                                                    

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Barbille PIGNOLET       (ID #I22093)

(female)
Father: Daniel PIGNOLET (bp. 28 DEC 1581, d. bef 1629)
Mother: Marie JAUNIN (dates unknown)

                                             _Jean PIGNOLET ______+
                                            | (.... - 1534)       
                       _Adam PIGNOLET ______|
                      |  m 1581             |
                      |                     |_Louise MENIN _______+
                      |                       (.... - 1538)       
 _Daniel PIGNOLET ____|
| (.... - 1629) m 1600|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Barbille _____ _____|
|                        m 1581             |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Barbille PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Guillaume JAUNIN ___|
|                     | (.... - 1600)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie JAUNIN _______|
   m 1600             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Catherine PIGNOLET       (ID #I7198)

(female)
Father: Girard PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1475, d. 16 FEB 1525)
Mother: Jeannetta BIEN (d. AFT 1525)

Family 1 : Aymé BERTHOD (d. BEF 1554)
  1. +Anne BERTHOD (d. BEF 1609)
  2.  Isabel BERTHOD (d. AFT 1572)
  3.  Barbille BERTHOD (d. AFT 1572)
  4. +Andria BERTHOD (b. ABT 1550)
  5.  Aymé BERTHOD (b. ABT 1550)
Family 2 : Claude BROSSIEZ (dates unknown)
Family 3 : Jean SAVARY (dates unknown)
  1.  Christinaz SAVARY (dates unknown)

Catherine appears in several documents of Benoit Nible, notary at Payerne. In the earliest of these, 1562, she has already remarried to Claude Brossiez, her second husband. She also can be identified as the Katherine widow of the late Ayme Berthod noted by Pierre Chuard 04 feb 1554. She died early in 1572, and at least two transactions list her heirs (Jean Marcuard, notary, p. 261, 03 apr 1572, and p. 264, 08 jun 1572). The marriage contract with her third husband specifies a Catholic wedding.

[14225]

Date of contract, Abraham Chuard, notary.

                                              _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _+
                                             | (1395 - 1467)        
                       _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
                      | (1450 - 1502)        |
                      |                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______
                      |                                             
 _Girard PIGNOLET ____|
| (1475 - 1525)       |
|                     |                       ______________________
|                     |                      |                      
|                     |_Ancillina _____ _____|
|                       (1457 - 1507)        |
|                                            |______________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Catherine PIGNOLET 
|  (1525 - 1572)
|                                             ______________________
|                                            |                      
|                      _Laurent BIEN ________|
|                     |                      |
|                     |                      |______________________
|                     |                                             
|_Jeannetta BIEN _____|
  (.... - 1525)       |
                      |                       ______________________
                      |                      |                      
                      |______________________|
                                             |
                                             |______________________
                                                                    

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Catherine PIGNOLET       (ID #I22092)

(female)
Father: Daniel PIGNOLET (bp. 28 DEC 1581, d. bef 1629)
Mother: Marie JAUNIN (dates unknown)

                                             _Jean PIGNOLET ______+
                                            | (.... - 1534)       
                       _Adam PIGNOLET ______|
                      |  m 1581             |
                      |                     |_Louise MENIN _______+
                      |                       (.... - 1538)       
 _Daniel PIGNOLET ____|
| (.... - 1629) m 1600|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Barbille _____ _____|
|                        m 1581             |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Catherine PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Guillaume JAUNIN ___|
|                     | (.... - 1600)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie JAUNIN _______|
   m 1600             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Clauda PIGNOLET       (ID #I7394)

(female)
Father: Girard PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1475, d. 16 FEB 1525)
Mother: Jeannetta BIEN (d. AFT 1525)

Family 1 : Pierre COUCCET (d. AFT 1574)
  1.  Marie COUCCET (b. BEF 1556)
  2.  Catherine COUCCET (b. BEF 1556)

                                              _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _+
                                             | (1395 - 1467)        
                       _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
                      | (1450 - 1502)        |
                      |                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______
                      |                                             
 _Girard PIGNOLET ____|
| (1475 - 1525)       |
|                     |                       ______________________
|                     |                      |                      
|                     |_Ancillina _____ _____|
|                       (1457 - 1507)        |
|                                            |______________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Clauda PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                             ______________________
|                                            |                      
|                      _Laurent BIEN ________|
|                     |                      |
|                     |                      |______________________
|                     |                                             
|_Jeannetta BIEN _____|
  (.... - 1525)       |
                      |                       ______________________
                      |                      |                      
                      |______________________|
                                             |
                                             |______________________
                                                                    

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Daniel PIGNOLET       (ID #I22082)

(male)
Father: Adam PIGNOLET (dates unknown)
Mother: Barbille _____ (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Marie JAUNIN (dates unknown)
  1.  Jean PIGNOLET (bp. 22 DEC 1600)
  2.  Susanne PIGNOLET (bp. 13 FEB 1603)
  3.  Jean PIGNOLET (bp. 25 AUG 1605)
  4.  Abraham PIGNOLET (bp. 6 JUL 1608)
  5.  Catherine PIGNOLET (bp. 17 MAR 1611)
  6.  Barbille PIGNOLET (bp. JUN 1612)
  7.  Anne PIGNOLET (bp. 28 JAN 1616)
  8.  George PIGNOLET (bp. 30 MAY 1619)

                                             _Girard PIGNOLET ____+
                                            | (1475 - 1525)       
                       _Jean PIGNOLET ______|
                      | (.... - 1534)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Adam PIGNOLET ______|
|  m 1581             |
|                     |                      _Emoz MENIN _________
|                     |                     | (.... - 1538)       
|                     |_Louise MENIN _______|
|                       (.... - 1538)       |
|                                           |_Anne NARDIN ________+
|                                                                 
|
|--Daniel PIGNOLET 
|  (.... - 1629)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Barbille _____ _____|
   m 1581             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Françoise PIGNOLET       (ID #I7391)

(female)
Father: Girard PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1475, d. 16 FEB 1525)
Mother: Jeannetta BIEN (d. AFT 1525)

Family 1 : Jean BACCON (d. AFT 1549)
Family 2 : Pierre GUYNNARD (d. aft 1555)

                                              _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _+
                                             | (1395 - 1467)        
                       _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
                      | (1450 - 1502)        |
                      |                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______
                      |                                             
 _Girard PIGNOLET ____|
| (1475 - 1525)       |
|                     |                       ______________________
|                     |                      |                      
|                     |_Ancillina _____ _____|
|                       (1457 - 1507)        |
|                                            |______________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Françoise PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                             ______________________
|                                            |                      
|                      _Laurent BIEN ________|
|                     |                      |
|                     |                      |______________________
|                     |                                             
|_Jeannetta BIEN _____|
  (.... - 1525)       |
                      |                       ______________________
                      |                      |                      
                      |______________________|
                                             |
                                             |______________________
                                                                    

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George PIGNOLET       (ID #I22094)

(male)
Father: Daniel PIGNOLET (bp. 28 DEC 1581, d. bef 1629)
Mother: Marie JAUNIN (dates unknown)

                                             _Jean PIGNOLET ______+
                                            | (.... - 1534)       
                       _Adam PIGNOLET ______|
                      |  m 1581             |
                      |                     |_Louise MENIN _______+
                      |                       (.... - 1538)       
 _Daniel PIGNOLET ____|
| (.... - 1629) m 1600|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Barbille _____ _____|
|                        m 1581             |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--George PIGNOLET 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Guillaume JAUNIN ___|
|                     | (.... - 1600)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie JAUNIN _______|
   m 1600             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Girard PIGNOLET       (ID #I7195)

(male)
Father: Johannes PIGNIOLLET (b. BEF 1450, d. BEF 1502)
Mother: Ancillina _____ (b. BEF 1457, d. AFT 1507)

Family 1 :
  1.  Hansman PIGNOLET (b. bef 1500, d. aft 1545)
  2. +Jean PIGNOLET (d. aft 1534)
Family 2 : Jeannetta BIEN (d. AFT 1525)
  1. +Catherine PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1525, d. 1572)
  2.  Françoise PIGNOLET (dates unknown)
  3. +Clauda PIGNOLET (dates unknown)
  4.  Antheine PIGNOLET (d. AFT 1551)

Apparently appeared as an adult for a transaction involving real estate in 1499, so presumably he had reached the age of 25 by that date. Other transactions are cited in later documents of Benoit Nible, notary at Payerne, Registre 2, p. 140, 28 nov 1562, where the original notary is given as Pierre Chuard. Girard seems alive in 1553, when he appears in an IOU recorded by Benoit Nible, notary, but that reference must refer to another person, as he is clearly deceased in various documents at least as early as 1537.

The marriage contract of 1537, Clauda Pignollet to Pierre son of Jean Coccet, notes additional parties:

Jean Pignollet, "nurry de feuz Girard Pignollet" (Jean is thus ward or adopted son of Girard), Nycod Vuillomet, Hanschemand Chastillion, Guillaume Valacey, "prochains parantz" (next of kin) "et affins" (relatives) of Clauda. The reference to Hanschemand (Hanseman) Chastillion is "explained" by a document in the second register of Pierre Chuard, notary at Payerne (ACV DP 16/2, dated 11 sep 1525), in which George Trevaul alias Torchit sells property to Henchement Pignollet alias Chastillion surtoriius of Payerne (see below, regarding the testament of Girard Pignollet).

There is also a blank space where the name of Girard's wife should have been inserted!

Records of Nicod Mehan (volume containing records of debts to him, possibly in his office as clerk of Payerne, signed by a variety of notaries, 1496-1521) show Girardus Pignyollet as an adult in 1499. Two other records from 1502 and 1507 show that Girard is the son of the late Johannes Pigniollet and his widow Ancellina or Ancillesca. The inventory of the communal archives of Payerne notes two documents involving sales by Girard Pignollet, 1498 and 1514.

The Pignollet marriages and baptisms found at Payerne 1581-1644, involving descendants of Adam Pignollet and his wife Barbille, are probably related to Jean Pignollet, ward of Girard. The line disappears from Payerne, and the name does not show up in the Livre d'Or or any of the other compendia of Swiss surnames, so it is probably extinct. (There are also mentions in early records around Lutry of what may be the same surname, Pigniollet.) We are indebted to Edmond Ischi, historian of Payerne, for the following extract from the Manual de Conseil, 01 apr 1735: "Adam Pignolet, fils légitime de Jean Pignolet qui était fils donné de Girard Pignolet, requérant à la bourgeoisie est éconduit par ce que son père était bâtard et non Bourgeois." (However, this opinion, from 1735, is contradicted in several transactions recorded by the notary Aymé Chuard, ACV Dp 15, in which the same Jean Pigniolet is clearly identified as "bourgeois de Payerne", as are various others born outside of marriage, notably Noble Claude Mestral, illegitimate son of Girard Mestral, advoyer de Payerne. Adam Pignolet was cheated.)

There are many mentions of Girard in the records of Pierre Chuard, notary at Payerne (ACV DP 16/1). The earliest we have identified so far is a sale of property at Payerne, "en la Pierraz," by Anthoine Cuassot of Cugy, to Girard Pigniollet, bourgeois de Payerne.

The testament of Girard Pignolet (or an abbreviated abstract of it) has survived, dated 15 feb 1525. It is inserted in a volume of records of the notary Pierre Chuard, but was not actually recorded in the register where it now appears (not mentioned in index at front of volume). The testament is accompanied by a copy of a "reconnaissance" relating to one of the bequests, dated 1514, by a further apparent codicil or acknowledgement relating to bequests to the church, an acknowledgement of bequests to his wife Jeannetta and his sister Alix Laurent (evidently her married name), and, most significantly, by an acknowledgement of Guille. Vialis, procurator for the venerable clergy of Payerne, for receipt of a sum for the celebration of the anniversary of Girard's decease each 16 February. The sum for this purpose mentioned in the testament covers a donation for prayers and the cost of candles.

From the testament, we learn that Girard had sisters Alix Laurent (with son Henri) of Payerne (living on land rented to them by Girard) and Guillauma of Fribourg. There is also a Henchemand Pignolet, possibly a brother, but relationship not stated. His wife Jeannetta may be the daughter of Laurent Bien, but this less directly than we would wish ("Item, dat Johannete filie Laurentii bien unam saccam frumenti..." — and it may be that this Johanneta is another of his sisters, and distinct from his wife Johanneta). His four daughters are named, to share the bulk of the estate in equal portions. The copy of the testament does not indicate how the original was recorded, whether by a notary or in Girard's own hand (not likely as he died the next day), nor the names of the witnesses. Without more information, there is no way to evaluate the accuracy of this abstract. A possible alternative would be that by "sister", Girardus actually was referring to sisters of his wife (thus sisters-in-law). Or, they might be half-sisters, daughters of the same mother, but of different fathers. So far, no other clear references have been found to any of them.

Henchemand appears in a number of documents of Pierre Chuard, including one dated 01 sep 1527 that names Marguerite du Bugnyon, sister of Yaulx du Bugnyon, as his wife. The notary Nicod Proux recorded a document dated 04 apr 1528 that makes Marguerite the daughter of Vuillermin de Burguyn, with sister Ysabella and brother "Heos" or similar.

In early records of the notaries of Payerne, there are various references including a Pierre Pignollet around 1510 "rector et gubernatorum animarum purgatorum" of Payerne. There is another mention of a Petrus Pignollet 13 dec 1467 (communal archives). However, there is nothing to connect these mentions directly to Girard.

                                               _Mermet PIGNIOLLET __+
                                              | (.... - 1458)       
                        _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _|
                       | (1395 - 1467)        |
                       |                      |_Jaqueta MOTTET _____+
                       |                                            
 _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
| (1450 - 1502)        |
|                      |                       _____________________
|                      |                      |                     
|                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______|
|                                             |
|                                             |_____________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Girard PIGNOLET 
|  (1475 - 1525)
|                                              _____________________
|                                             |                     
|                       ______________________|
|                      |                      |
|                      |                      |_____________________
|                      |                                            
|_Ancillina _____ _____|
  (1457 - 1507)        |
                       |                       _____________________
                       |                      |                     
                       |______________________|
                                              |
                                              |_____________________
                                                                    

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Hansman PIGNOLET       (ID #I22077)

(male)
Father: Girard PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1475, d. 16 FEB 1525)

Family 1 : Marguerite du BUGNYON (d. bef 1527)

Apparently an illegitimate son of Girard Pignollet. His given name is rendered in many ways, including Henchemand, Hencheman, Encheman, Hansman, etc. His alternative surname, Chasteillon or Châtillon, has not been explained—is it perhaps the family name of his unknown mother? He is mentioned in his presumed father's testament of 1525, and elsewhere as Girard's "nutritus", a word that usually means an illegitimate son).

Henchemand appears in a number of documents of Pierre Chuard, including one dated 01 sep 1527 that names Marguerite du Bugnyon, sister of Yaulx du Bugnyon, as his wife. The notary Nicod Proux recorded a document dated 04 apr 1528 that makes Marguerite the daughter of Vuillermus du Burguyn, with sister Ysabella and brother "Heos".

This is apparently the same Hannssman Chastillion whose children Louise, Jean, and Daniel are mentioned in the records of Benoit de Miville, notary of Payerne (ACV Dp 66, especially fol. 183, where we learn that Louise was "deflowered" by Noble François de Pré, from whom she was awarded monetary damages).

                                              _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _+
                                             | (1395 - 1467)        
                       _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
                      | (1450 - 1502)        |
                      |                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______
                      |                                             
 _Girard PIGNOLET ____|
| (1475 - 1525)       |
|                     |                       ______________________
|                     |                      |                      
|                     |_Ancillina _____ _____|
|                       (1457 - 1507)        |
|                                            |______________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Hansman PIGNOLET 
|  (1500 - 1545)
|                                             ______________________
|                                            |                      
|                      ______________________|
|                     |                      |
|                     |                      |______________________
|                     |                                             
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                       ______________________
                      |                      |                      
                      |______________________|
                                             |
                                             |______________________
                                                                    

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Jean PIGNOLET       (ID #I27934)

(male)
Father: Girard PIGNOLET (b. BEF 1475, d. 16 FEB 1525)

Family 1 : Louise MENIN (d. 23 SEP 1538)
  1. +Adam PIGNOLET (dates unknown)

In a later generation, the city council of Payerne was asked to declare that his descendants were entitled to citizenship at Payerne. However, the council noted that he was an illigitimate son of Girard, and therefore, Girard's citizenship did not extend to Jean and his descendants. ( We are indebted to Edmond Ischi, historian of Payerne, for the following extract from the Manual de Conseil, 01 apr 1735: "Adam Pignolet, fils légitime de Jean Pignolet qui était fils donné de Girard Pignolet, requérant à la bourgeoisie, est éconduit par ce que son père était bâtard et non Bourgeois.")

His marriage to Loysaz, daughter of the late Aymoz Maynyin (clearly written, with a dot over the i) and step-daughter (fillietraz) of Françoys Sissiez of Payerne, was recorded 23 sep 1538 by Jean Savary, notary at Payerne (ACV Dp 94, fol. 42v). The marriage contract makes no mention of his illegitimate status: Jehan filz de jadix Girard Pigniollet bourgeois de Payerne.

                                              _Jaquetus PIGNIOLLET _+
                                             | (1395 - 1467)        
                       _Johannes PIGNIOLLET _|
                      | (1450 - 1502)        |
                      |                      |_Jaqueta _____ _______
                      |                                             
 _Girard PIGNOLET ____|
| (1475 - 1525)       |
|                     |                       ______________________
|                     |                      |                      
|                     |_Ancillina _____ _____|
|                       (1457 - 1507)        |
|                                            |______________________
|                                                                   
|
|--Jean PIGNOLET 
|  (.... - 1534)
|                                             ______________________
|                                            |                      
|                      ______________________|
|                     |                      |
|                     |                      |______________________
|                     |                                             
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                       ______________________
                      |                      |                      
                      |______________________|
                                             |
                                             |______________________
                                                                    

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Jean PIGNOLET       (ID #I22083)

(male)
Father: Adam PIGNOLET (dates unknown)
Mother: Barbille _____ (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Agnes MOTTET (dates unknown)
  1.  Magdelaine PIGNOLET (bp. 27 JAN 1610)

                                             _Girard PIGNOLET ____+
                                            | (1475 - 1525)       
                       _Jean PIGNOLET ______|
                      | (.... - 1534)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Adam PIGNOLET ______|
|  m 1581             |
|                     |                      _Emoz MENIN _________
|                     |                     | (.... - 1538)       
|                     |_Louise MENIN _______|
|                       (.... - 1538)       |
|                                           |_Anne NARDIN ________+
|                                                                 
|
|--Jean PIGNOLET 
|  (.... - 1626)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Barbille _____ _____|
   m 1581             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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