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These lists were taken from "Irish Pedigrees",vol.2, by John O'Hart.
Pub 1892, Dublin. Note: Pronunciation marks were not copied.
According to Agnew's Third Volume of the French Protestant Exiles
from France (London: Reeves and Turner, 1874), the Foreign Refugees
and their descendants, who settled in Great Britain and Ireland, are
divided into three Tables:
TABLE I contains the names of those who settled in these countries
before the reign of Louis XIV., of France. (1643)
TABLE II contains the names of those who settled in these countries during
the reign of Louis XIV. (1643-1714) GIVE IT TIME TO LOAD, large table.
TABLE III contains the names of the Refugees who were Naturalized by Letters
Patent. The reader, who desires full information under each of these
headings will find it in Agnew's elaborate works on the subject. GIVE IT TIME TO LOAD, large table.
For the names of the following Refugees we are indebted to Smiles'
Batz: Three of the sons of Joseph de Batz, seigneur of Guay, escaped
from France into Holland, entered the service of the Prince of Orange,
whom they accompanied in his expedition to England; two of those sons,
who uere Captains of Infantry, were killed at the Boyne.
Blosset: Of this family was Colonel Blosset, of "Blosset's Foot", who
settled in Ireland, and was the owner of an estate in the county Dublin.
Caillemotte: La Caillemotte, younger son of the old Marquis de
Ruvigny, commanded a Huguenot regiment at the battle of the Boyne, where
he was killed.
Cosne-Chaverney: Captain de Cosne-Chaverney came over with the Prince
of Orange in command of a company of gentlemen volunteers. He was
Lieutenant-Col. Of Belcastel's regiment at the taking of Athlone in
Duncan: A Scotch family naturalized in France at the beginning of the
Fausille: Rene de la Fausille belonged to an ancient Angevine family;
entered the service of the Prince of Orange; became captain of
Grenadiers in the regiment of Caillemotte-Ruvigny, and fought with it at
the Battle of the Boyne where he received six severe wouuds which
disabled him for life, but King William appointed him governor of the
port, town, and connty of Sligo, and conferred ou him a pension of lOs.
a-day. He left behind him a family of two sons and three daughters.
Foret: Marquis de la Foret, a Major-General in the British army,
served in the Irish campaign of 1699.
Gost: John, son of Daniel Gost a French Protestant refugee, settled
in Dublin about 1684; his son, John, was born in that city in 1715, and
having entered into Holy Orders was selected to perform the duty of
pastor to the Freneh Protestant congregation at Portarlington. He
afterwards obtained the degree of D.D., and was presented to the
archdeaconry of Glendalough and rectory of Arklow.
Goyer: Peter Goyer, a refugee manufacturer from Picardy, settled at
Lisburn in Ireland. His son was English master in the Belfast Academy.
Hazard: Peter Hazard or Hasaret fled from the persecutions in the Low
Countries under the Duke of Parma. Returning on a visit to his native
land, he was seized and burnt alive, in 1568. Descendants of his still
survive in England and Ireland under the name of Hassard.
La Rive: This refugee, who settled in Ireland, escaped from France,
with his wife by pretending to be sellers of oranges, and going about
with a donkey and panniers. On reaching Holland, the Prince of Orange
gave him a commission in his troops, and La Rive fought bravely in the
Irish campaigns. He afterwards became agent to Sir C. Wandesforde at
Castle Corner, where he died, and his tombstone is to be seen in the
church-yard of that place. By some of the family this name has been
changed into Reeves.
Larochefoucauld: Frederick-Charles de Larochefoucauld, Count de Roye,
left France at the Revocation, and entered the Danish service, in which
he held the post of Grand-Marshal. He afterwards settled in England, and
died at Bath in 1690. His son Frederick-William was made a life peer
under the title of "Earl of Lifford", in Ireland.
La Vallade: Pastor of the French church at Lisburn, in Ireland,
during forty years. He left an only daughter, who in 1737 married George
Russell, Esq., of Lisburn, and left issue.
Logier: Jean-Bernard Logier, a refugee musician, inventor of the
method of musical notation which bears his name; settled as a teacher of
music at Dublin, where he died.
Thorius: Raphael Thorius was a physician, born in France, but a
refugee in England. He died in 1625, leaving behind him a son John, who
studied medicine at Oxford, and became Fellow of the College of
Physicians of Dublin, in 1627.
For further information respecting the Huguenots, see the Appendix
pp. 345-392, at the end of Smiles' Huguenots, and headed; "Huguenot
Refugees and their Descendants".
NAMES of the Foreign Refugees* who settled in Great Britain and
Ireland before the reign of Louis XIV, (1643) of France; and their
Baro, or Baron||
Beaufort Note 1||
Berku, alias Dolin||
Bonnell Note 2||
Caumont de la Force||
Chamberlaine Note 3||
Chartres, Vidame of |
Chrestien Bonespair |
Clancarty, Earl of ||
Courtney, Viscount |
De Beauvais |
De Cafour ||
De Carteret ||
De Catteye |
De Chatillon, Cardinal ||
De Ferrieres de Maligny|
De Garencieres ||
De Grasse |
De la Barre|
De la Branche||
De la Courte||
De la Fontaine|
De la Fontaine,|
De la Fortrie ||
De la Haye |
De la Melloniere||
De la Motte||
De la Place|
De la Pryme||
De Lallee ||
De Lidge ||
Delme Radcliffe |
De Lobel ||
De Marsilliers ||
De Mayerne |
De Melley ||
De Montfossey |
De Montgomery ||
De Montmorial ||
De Moyneville |
De Nielle ||
De Nouleville ||
De Pouchel |
De Rache ||
De Sagnoule |
De St. Voist||
De Salvert ||
Des Bouveries ||
Des Colombiers |
Des Galles de Saules||
Des Granges ||
Des Moulins |
Des Travaux ||
Dolin, alias Berku |
Dombrain Note 4||
Du Cane, or Du Quesne |
Du Val Note 5 ||
Francois, alias Vauvi||
Grafton, Duke of||
Groslot de l'Isle|
Huard, alias Lompre||
Hunsdon, Lord |
Janssen de Heez|
La Grande ||
La Motte, or Lamott||
Langlais Note 6||
La Tranche Note 7||
Le Churel |
Lefroy Note 8||
Le Gyt ||
Le Jeune ||
Le Keux |
Le Macon ||
Le Pine ||
Le Quien |
Le Roy Bovillon||
Lompre, alias Huard||
Longford, Lord ||
Loulmeau du Gravier||
Marchant de St. Michel||
Perruquet de la Melloniere |
Perucel la Riviere||
Radnor, Earl of|
Rosslyn, Countess of||
Tovilett des Roches||
END OF TABLE I
NOTES TO TABLE I
* Refugees: It was not, however, umtil the reign of Louis XIV., that
thc French Protestant Refugees began to attract public attention in
Beaufort: Daniel Augustus de Beaufort was Pastor of the church of
New Patent, in 1728; he afterwards came to Ireland, where he held the
living of Navan, and was appointed Dean of Tuam.
Bonnell: Thomas Bonnell took refuge in England, and settled in
Norwich, of which he became Mayor. His son was Daniel Bonnell, merchant
of London, father of Samuel Bonnell, who became Accountant-General for
Ireland and was succeeded in that office by his son, whose life has
been written by Archdeacon Hamilton, of Armagh.
Chamberlaine: Peter Chamberlayne, M.D., a physician of Paris, fled
into England at the massacre of St. Bartholomew. He was admitted a
member of the College of Physicians, and obtained extensive practice in
London, where he died.
Dombrain: Other forms of this name were D'Embrun and D'Ambrain.
Jacques D'Embrun fled from the town of Embrun, near Gap in the Hautes-
Alpes, in 1572 and escaping to Rouen, crossed the channel in an open
boat, on the 19th August, 1572 and settled in Canterbury. The late Sir
James D'ombrain, Knight, Bart., R.N. who was Chief of the Coast Guards
(then commonly called "Water Guards") in Ireland, was the head of the
Duval: Many refugees from Rouen of this name settled in England.
Langlais: This Normandy family name has in Ireland been changed to
La Tranche: See note "La Tranche" at foot of page, 458 ante.
Lefroy: Antoine Loffroy, a native of Cambray, took refuge in
England, from the Low Countries, about the year 1587, and settled in
Canterbury, where his descendants followed the business of silk dyeing
until the death of Thomas Leffroy, in 1723. The family appears to have
been originally from Picardy, where the name "Leffroy" is still to be
found. Anthony Lefroy settled at Leghorn, in 1728, and died there in
1779. He left two sons; 1. Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Lefroy, of
Limerick, father of the Right Hon. Thomas Lefroy, late Chief Justice
of the Court of Queen's Bench, lreland, and from whom the Irish branch
of the family ie descended. 2. Rev. I. P. G. Lefroy, Rector of Ashe,
Hants, from whom descends the English branch of this family.
Milesian History and Ancient Names
Families in Ireland from the 11th
Century to the End of the 16th Century
Surnames Common in Ireland at end of 16th Century
Knights Bachelors in Ireland 13th to 15th Centuries
Surnames Prevalent in Ireland during the 17th Century
Peerages in Ireland During the 17th Century
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