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Bernard Lagourgue*1 was born in the "ISLE DE BOURBON," France, in 1754.
We do not know when he went to Saint Domingue, but we do know that he became proprietor of a Coffee plantation in that once prosperous French West Indian Colony. That plantation was located at PETITS-CAHOS in the Parish of PETITE RIVIERE*2 Jurisdiction of ST. MARC. M. Lagourgue also owned property at a place called LE CABEUIL in the same Parish.
And it might well have been at PETITE RIVIERE that Bernard Lagourgue met and married Mademoiselle Victoire Charlotte Bonne Magnan, for Mademoiselle Magnan hailed from PETITE RIVIERE; she was born there in 1761.
We do not know the date of Bernard Lagourgue's marriage, but we know the birth date of one of his children. That one is Denis Victor, born in 1784; and we are inclined to believe that Denis was the eldest, for in the Saint Domingue Indemnity records his name appears first in the list of Bernard Lagourgue's children.
Then came the closing decade of the eighteenth century, and with it a violent uprising of the slaves in Saint Domingue. We leave the story of that bloody struggle to the pages of history, but the net result of it all was that M. Lagourgue and his family were forced to seek refuge in the neighbouring island of Jamaica.
And in the Jamaica Almanac, Returns of proprietors and properties for the March Quarter of 1811, we find one "Lagourgue" listed as proprietor of Swallowfield in the lowland district of St. Andrew, with 50 slaves and 30 stock.
This "Lagourge" we feel sure, was none other than Bernard Lagourgue. And in the Returns for 1810 and 1811, we also find a "Mons. Lagourge" who is given as the proprietor of "Bamff" in the Parish of St. George, and we are quite sure that this "Mons. Lagourge" must have been William Foote Lagourgue, for he is listed as proprietor of Bamff in 1823. Wm. Foote is also listed as a proprietor of the Parish of St. George in 1816, but in that case the name of the property is missing from our records.
We know very little about William Foote Lagourgue except that he was a cousin of Helene Lagourgue, Bernard's daughter. William Foote was present at the wedding of Helene to Francois de Gournay at Kingston in 1802 (Oct. 20), and in that document himself and Paul Louis Marie Audize are described as "cousins de l'epouse". He signs the register as "W. F. Lagourgue." And we know that he was one of the witnesses who signed the first Codicil of Michel Isaac de Gournay's last Will and Testament. drawn up at a property in Jamaica called "Tranquility" on February 28, 1806. He then signed as "W. F. Lagourgue".
As we have just said, Bernard Lagourgue's daughter, Jeanne Marie Pauline Helene, married Francois de Gournay in Kingston on October 20, 1802. Bernard and his wife were present at the ceremony, and both of them signed the marriage register.
And in the years that followed, we find Bernard Lagourgue standing godfather for Elizabeth Bernardine de Gournay, Baptized in September 1806. She was of course, the infant daughter of Pierre Bernard de Gournay, brother of M. Lagourgue's son-in-law, Francois; and on that occasion Mr. Lagourgue was represented by his son-in-law.
On the 31 of January, 1807, he was present when Jeanne Paulin de Gournay married Roland Onffroy at Kingston, and he signed the Register as "B. Lagourgue".
Then in March 1809, we again find Bernard standing godfather for his granddaughter Bernardine Elizabeth Mathilde de Gournay, who was probably named in her grandfather's honour.
And later on, in January 1815, we find M. Lagourgue representing "Monsieur Alexander Whyte, Avocat," [lawyer] as godfather for another of his granddaughters, Alexandrine Mathilde de Gournay doubtless named in honour of lawyer Whyte.
In March 1809, Dame Lagourgue stood godmother for her granddaughter Michelle Marie Helene de Gournay.
On the morning of November 9, 1813, at "LA MAISON DE [the house of] MR. LAGOURGUE" died Michel Isaac de Gournay, Chevalier de Saint Louis, and father-in-law of Bernard Lagourgue's daughter Jeanne Marie Pauline Helene.
Then on January 10, 1816, death came again to "la maison de Mr. Lagourgue" for on that day, "a une heure apres minuit" [at 1 a.m.] died Victoire Charlotte Bonne Magnan, Dame Lagourgue. and was buried "dans le terrain consacre pour l'inhumation des morts de cette paroisse" [in the consecrated burial ground of this parish]. According to this Burial Act, Dame Lagourgue died "en cette ville" [in this city], so we know that the Lagourgues were living in Kingston in January 1816.
Bernard Lagourgue survived his wife by less than two years for on May 18, 1817, "apres les prieres et ceremonies de 1'Eglise", he, too, was buried "dans le terrain consacre pour l'inhumation des Catholiques de cette ville et paroisse". M. Lagourgue died on May 17 "en cette ville", i.e. Kingston.
The Children of Bernard Lagourgue, ( 17541817), and of his wife Victoire Charlotte Bonne Magnan, Dame Lagourgue (17611816), were:
1. Denis Victor
2. Catherine Elisabeth
3. Jeanne Marie Pauline Helene
4. Genevieve Michelle Marie Mathilde
We do not know for certain if the above chronological order is correct, but it is the order used in the St. Domingue Indemnity records.
DENIS VICTOR LAGOURGUE was born in Saint Domingue in 1764, doubtless in the Parish of Petite Riviere. He came to Jamaica with his family, and so far as we know remained in that Island until his death in 1837.
At Kingston in October 1802, Denis was present at the wedding of his sister Helene to Francois de Gournay, and he signed the Marriage Register on that occasion as "D. V. Lagourgue". In March 1809, he was present at the Baptism of his two nieces Bernardine Elisabeth Mathilde de Gournay, and Michelle Marie Helene de Gournay, and he again signed the Register as "D. V. Lagourgue".
In 1817 Denis stood godfather for another niece, Victoire Elisabeth de Gournay.
Together with his three sisters, he shared in the Indemnity awarded to the heirs of Bernard Lagourgue and his wife, by the Saint Domingue Indemnity Commission in 1831.
Then at Kingston, on January 20 1837, died Denis Victor Lagourgue, and was buried the following day "dans la Cemeterie Catholique" "agee 53 ans" [aged 53 years].
CATHERINE ELISABETH LAGOURGUE: We know little about Catherine Elisabeth. She married one "Regnier du Timat", and of course, shared in the indemnity awarded to the heirs of Bernard Lagourgue and his wife, in 1831.
She was present when her sister Helene married Francois de Gournay at Kingston in October 1802, and she signed the marriage register on that occasion as "Eliza La Gourgue".
On January 31, 1807 she was again present when Jeanne Paulin de Gournay, her brother-in-law's sister, married Anne Marthe Roland Onffroy, but this time her signature appears on the Register as "Elise Lagourgue". And we understand that she was called "Elise" or "Elisabeth", and was nicknamed "Minza".
In 1809 she was present at the Baptism of her two nieces Bernardine Elisabeth Mathilde de Gournay and Michelle Marie de Gournay, and in both cases she again signed the register as "Elise Lagourgue".
In 1817 we find her standing as god-mother for still another niece, Victoire Elisabeth de Gournay probably named in her honour.
Catherine Elisabeth's own "great niece" told Mr. Trist Mood of New Orleans, La., that Elise had a daughter called Kitty who married one Auguste Des(s?)ommes.
We know very little indeed about Elisabeth's husband, Regnier du Timat. The Jamaica Almanac for 1817, Returns of Proprietors and Properties for the March Quarter of 1816, lists C. L. Regnier du Timat as proprietor of Flamstead in the Parish of Port Royal, Mountain District, with 53 slaves and 7 stock. We have no doubt whatever but that this C. L. Regnier du Timat was the man who married Elise Lagourgue. His name appears also (i.e. "Regnier du Timat"), in a petition "presente aux deux Chambres par les anciens colons de Saint Domingue" [presented to the French government by the former colonists of St. Domingue] in 1829.
In the St. Domingue Indemnity records the name is given merely as "Regnier" (See 7200 14714 Lagourgue). We do not know if Regnier du Timat ever received any award for property lost in Saint Domingue. We have never searched the Indemnity records to find out.
JEANNE MARIE PAULINE HELENE is described in her Act of Marriage as "fille mineure et legitime de Monsieur Bernard La Gourgue, habitant du quartier et paroisse St. Jerome de la petite Riviere de l'Artibonite, Ile St. Domingue et domicilier de cette ile, paroisse et montaigne de Port Royal ..."
Helene married Francois Victor de Gournay "fils mineur et legitime de Monsieur Michel Isaac de Gournay, Chevalier de l'ordre Royal et Militaire de St. Louis .." etc., at Kingston, Jamaica, on October 20, 1802. She signs the Register as Helene Lagourgue, so we conclude that she was called Helene.
Helene Lagourge, Dame de Gournay, was present at the wedding of her sister-in-law Jeanne Paulin de Gournay, at Kingston on January 31, 1807, and she signed the Register on that occasion as "Lagourgue De Gournay". She also signs the Baptismal Act of her daughter Michelle Marie Helene, in 1809, as Lagourgue De Gournay, but in 1815 her signature appears on the Baptismal Act of another daughter, Alexandrine Mathilde, as Jeanne Marie Pauline Helene La Gourgue De Gournay.
She shared in the indemnity awarded to the heirs of Bernard Lagourgue and his wife by the St. Domingue Indemnity Commission in 1831.
This is all the information we have at present about Jeanne Marie Pauline Helene Lagourgue, Dame de Gournay.
GENEVIEVE MICHELLE MARIE MATHILDE LAGOURGUE:
We do not know very much about Mathilde. She was present at her sister's wedding in Kingston on October 20, 1802, and signed the marriage register as MATHILDE LaGOURGUE. She attended the wedding of Jeanne Paulin de Gournay and Roland Onffroy on January 31st, 1807, and again signed the Register as MATHILDE LAGOURGUE.
In 1809 she was present at the Baptisms of her two nieces Bernardine Elisabeth Mathilde de Gournay, and Michelle Marie Helene de Gournay, and in both cases signed the Register as before MATHILDE LAGOURGUE, so she cas evidently called Mathilde.
And in 1815 we find her standing as godmother for yet she another niece, Alexandrine Mathilde de Gournay, and again signs as MATHILDE LAGOURGUE.
As far as we know, Denis Victor Lagourgue died unmarried (Kingston, 1837), and so this branch of the Lagourgue family became extinct in the male line. We do know, however, that Bernard Lagourgue had cousins living in Jamaica, and we have already mentioned William Foote Lagourgue; so now it only remains to record the existence of JOHN LAGOURGUE who was born In 1786, died at Kingston, Jamaica. on July 25, 1836, and was buried there on the following day (26) "dans le cemitier des Catholiques".
We do not know at present, in what way John Lagourgue was related to Bernard Lagourgue, but we have no doubt whatever that he was another cousin, perhaps even a brother of William Foote Lagourgue mentioned above. (See Note No. 3 below)
Did the Lagourgues possess a COAT OF ARMS?
We do not know for certain, but Mr. Trist Wood of New Orleans "WAS INFORMED THAT ON PIECES OF SILVER BELONGING TO LAGOURGUE BROUGHT TO LOUISIANA WERE TWO "CHIENS LEVRIERS" SUPPORTING A DUCAL CORONETTHE LAGOURGUE INSIGNIA".
Mr. Wood was also informed (by Mme. Roux in this case), that "HER GRANDFATHER BERNARD LAGOURGUE OWNED 3 PLANTATIONS IN St. DOMINGUE, AND FROM 600 TO 900 SLAVES".
We know of only TWO Lagourgue properties in St. Domingue, i.e. those mentioned in the Indemnity Records, and we frankly consider the '600 to 900' slaves a greatly exaggerated estimate.
Regarding William Foote Lagourgue:
The Jamaica Almanac for 1824 (March Quarter of 1823) also lists William F. Lagourgue as proprietor of FRIENDSHIP HALL in the Parish of Portland with 150 slaves and 71 stock.
Note *1, Page No 1. Lagourgue seems to be the correct version but the name is also found as La Gourgue.
Note *2, Page No 1. St Jerome de la petite Riviere
(See deGournay Lagourgue marriage act).
Note *3, This page. V. J. Lagourgue signs the Burial Act of Julien Hypolite Mace de la Villeon who died at Dr Daron's house in Kingston, Dec 22, 1809. This must have been JOHN LAGOURGUE; or was it?
JOSEPH MACE (Or MASSE) de la VILLEON married JEANNE MORARD.
Their son, JULIEN HIPPOLITE PACE de la VILLEON, was born at St. Servan in 1760, and it is with Julien Hippolite that our brief record of this family begins.
We do not know if Julien had any brothers or sisters. Nor do we know when he went to St. Domingue. But it was in St. Domingue that he met and married our great, great, grand Aunt, Elizabeth Francoise de Gournay, known to her family as 'TRANQUILLE'. She was of course. the daughter of Michel Isaac de Gournay, Chevalier de St. Louis, one time Captain of Dragoons in the Militia of Saint Domingue, and a rich planter of Marmelade Parish, and of his wife Perrine Therese Elizabeth Chevolleau, Dame de Gournay.
We can only presume that Julien Hippolite and his wife came to Jamaica with the de Gournay family in that closing decade of the 18th Century.
When Michel de Gournay drew up a Will and last Testament at Kingston in January 1801, he nominated his son-in-law, Julien Hippolite, to be "Executor of this my Will and Guardian of my children...."*
*(We believe that all but two of M. de Gournay's children were 'of age' at the time; so "Guardian of my Children" doesn't seem to carry much weight here; and one of those two was already married.)
In February 1806, M. de Gournay added a Codicil. Julien is not mentioned in this Codicil, but he was one of the three gentlemen who witnessed and signed the document.
In August of that same year, 1806, Michel de Gournay added a second Codicil to his Testament, and in it he requests:
"Mr. De la Villeon and in default of him, Mr. Louis Desgouttes as proof of their friendship to take the burthen of the execution of my Testament."
At Kingston on October 20th, 1802, Francois de Gournay, Mme. de la Villeon's brother, married Mdlle. Jeanne Marie Pauline Helene La Gourgue. Julien Hippolite and his wife were present at the ceremony, and both signed the marriage register, the one as H. de La Villeon, and the other as Elizabeth De La Villeon.
In October 1804, Elizabeth Francoise, Mme. de la Villeon., stood godmother for her niece, Louise Elizabeth (Luisa Elisanet according to the act which is in Spanish) Desgouttes, Baptized in Kingston, and who was doubtless named Elizabeth in her honour. She was not present at the ceremony, however, but was represented by her sister, Mme. de l'Enfernat who signs the register: "Perrine De L'Enfernat pour Elizabeth De La Villeon".
On September 11, 1806. Fr. Le Cun Baptised Elizabeth Bernardine de Gournay, also at Kingston, and we find that it was her Aunt Elizabeth Francoise de Gournay, Dame de la Villeon, who stood godmother. She signed the register as Elisabeth De Gournay.
And on that same September day in 1806, Fr. Le Cun also Baptized Pauline Desgouttes (afterwards Mrs. John Christopher Branday), whose Mother was of course, Mme. de la Villeon's sister.
And here we find that it was Julien Hippolite who stood godfather for the infant. In this Baptismal record Julien is described as: "PLANTEUR DE LA JAMAIQUE", [planter in Jamaica] and his signature on the register appears as He de la Villeon. After the name two letters appear. They seem to be s j, but we do not know just what they mean.
At Kingston in the following year, 1807, on January 31st, Anne Marthe Roland Onffroy married Mme. de la Villeon's youngest sister, Jeanne Pauline de Gournay. Michel de Gournay, the bride's father, was not present at the ceremony, but was represented by his son-in-law, Julien Hippolite Mace de la Villeon. Of course, Elizabeth Francoise was there, too, and her signature appears on the marriage register as De Gournay de la Villeon. Julien signs as H. de La Villeon; and again we find those two letters following his name. They seem to be s.j.
Then on December 26 1808, when our great grand Mother, Eleanore Chevolleau, was Baptised at Kingston, we find that it was Elizabeth Francoise, Mme. de la Villeon (her Aunt), who represented Mme. de l'Enfernat as the child's godmother. On this occasion Elizabeth signs as De Gournay de la Villeon.
Little more than a year later, on January 31st, 1809, we find Elizabeth Francois standing as godmother for her nephew, Louis Armand Onffroy, Baptised at Kingston. She signs the register on this occasion as Elizabeth de Gournay de la Villeon. Her husband was there also, and his signature appears as He de la Villeon, with that mysterious s.j. (apparently) after his name.
Then on March 10, 1809, Elizabeth Francoise becomes godmother for still another of her nieces. This time it is Francois de Gournay's little daughter, Bernardine Elizabeth, doubtless called Elizabeth after her Aunt and godmother. Both the de la Villeons sign the register, and Hippolite again uses that s.j. after his name.
On that same March day in 1809, Fr. Jean Jacinto Rodrigues de Arango also Baptised Michelle Marie Helene de Gournay, another of Francois de Gournay's daughters. And both Julien Hippolite and Elizabeth Francoise affixed their signatures to this Baptismal record.
But this year of 1809 was destined to be a sad one for Mme. de la Villeon for at 3 o'clock on the morning of December 22, Julien Hippolite Mace de la Villeon died at Kingston, "dans la maison de Mr. le Docteur Daron". [In Dr. Daron's house]. He was buried that same afternoon by Fr. Rodrigues d'Aranjo.
It is believed that Julien Hippolite and his wife, Elizabeth Francoise, had only one child. According to our information his name was Henri, and he is thought to have lived in France. He married a Mdlle. Potier de la Houssaye.
It seems to us that the following quotation from one of Mr. Wood's letters refers to Henri son of Julien Hippolite but we are not quite sure about it.
"The Marquise de Veres wrote me that she knew them and they were a very charming couple. I think Henri was the only child. This branch moved to France".
St. Allais tells us that Pierre Roland Onffroy, Ecuyer, Seigneur de 1a Rosiere, was a "riche habitant de Saint Domingue."
And it was in that prosperous French West Indian Colony that Pierre Roland Onffroy's son, Jacques Roland Onffroy, was born on September 21, 1751.
The Filiations Bretonnes describe Jacques Roland Onffroy as "Seigneur de la Gaudinelaye, en St MalodePhily,(IetV), La Rosiere et Varennes, Marquis de Verez".
On October 21, 1771, Jacques Roland married Louise Augustine Du Fresne de Virel.
On June 22, 1784, at Gaudinelaye, Dame Du Fresne de Virel Onffroy died at the age of 32, and 1787, at Rennes, Brittany, JacquesRoland married again. His second wife was Helene Adelaide Du Fresne de Virel a sister of Louise Augustine.
The children of Jacques Roland Onffroy and his first wife, Louise Augustine Du Fresne de Virel, were:
Jean Henri Sophie Achille (1777-)
Anne Marthe Roland (1778-)
Louis Cecile Emmanuel
Marie Henriette Adelaide
Marie Claire Rosalie (1775-)
Louise Julie Philippe.
Jean Henri Sophie Achille Onffroy (who was apparently called Achille), was born at St Malo-de-Phily, Brittany, on April 24, 1777, and we believe that he came to Jamaica by way of Saint Domingue.
At Kingston, on June 28, 1802, Achille married Jeanne Marcelle le Mercier du Quesnay, daughter of Philippe le Mercier du Quesnay and his wife Marie Francoisle le Febvre.
In the Baptismal Act of their daughter Henriette Marie Louise, (Kingston 1815), Achille Onffroy is described as "Chevalier", and also as a Merchant of Kingston.
At this time he was the proprietor of Newington Pen in the lowland district of St Andrew, and the Returns for the year 1816 also list him as the proprietor of Newington Pen. Achille was also part owner, with his brother Roland and Messrs. Campbell and O'Hara, of a coffee plantation called Little River in the Parish of St Ann, and another property called Merry Wood adjoining Little River.
However, it would seem that sometime between 1816 and 1821, Achille Onffroy sold Newington Pen and bought (or rented?) Rudley Park Pen, also in the Parish of St. Andrew. For the registers of Holy Trinity Cathedral tell us that on December 12th, 1821 "dans l'enclos de cette Eglise" was buried little Henriette Marie Louise Onffroy who died at Rudley Park Pen in the Parish of St. Andrew.
It is our belief that Achille Onffroy and his family afterwards went to live in France; at any rate he was still alive when the Onffroys applied for indemnity on their lost Saint Domingue properties for his name appears among the heirs of Jacques Roland Onffroy in Volume 18321833 of the indemnity records.
Anne Marthe Roland Onffroy Chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis, is described in Filiations Bretonnes as "Cte O. de V." (i.e. Count Onffroy de Verez).
He was born at St. Malo-de-Phily on December 15, 1778, and at the age of eighteen was Captain of Artillery in the Legion of Montalembert. Saint Allais tells us that he was "chef de bataillon du corps royal d'Artillerie" and that he was "employe dans le regiment de Douai". He seems to have been called Roland?
Anne Marthe Roland Onffroy came to Jamaica by way of Saint Domingue, and at Kingston, on January 31, 1807, he married our great, great grand aunt, Jeanne Pauline de Gournay daughter of Michel Isaac de Gournay, Chevalier de Saint Louis.
Roland Onffroy settled in the Parish of St. Ann where he became part owner of a Coffee plantation called LITTLE RIVER. One of his partners was a Mr. Bernard O'Hara, Esquire, of Campbell and O'Hara, Merchants of Kingston, who on January 19, 1815, stood godfather for Roland's daughter, Jeanne Valerie.
In 1810, the Givings-in of proprietors in Jamaica shows that the Onffroys (Achille Onffroy was also part owner) and O'Hara property of Little River had 210 slaves and 90 stock. In 1811, however, both slaves and stock had decreased to 153 and 72 respectively. There were no Givings-in for the years 1812 to 1814, but in 1815 and 1816, Onffroys and O'Hara are still listed as proprietors of Little River; and in the latter year they are also given as proprietors of Merry Wood, (St. Ann).
In his marriage Contract with Pauline de Gournay (of which we do not possess a copy), we understand that Roland brings in "2. The 4th part of a Coffee plantation in St. Anne Parish, Jamaica, called Little River, with buildings mills, barbecues, negro houses, etc.
3. The 4th part of a settlement in said parish adjoining above plantation, with buildings, cattle, etc.,* (*settlement not named.)
4. The 4th part of 170 negroes, belonging to said plantations. All of which properties are redivided (is it redivided??) between the said bridegroom and Achille Onffroy Esqre., his brother, and Messrs. Campbell and O'Hara, merchants in Kingston, County of Surry."
(The above extract from Roland Onffroy's Marriage Contract was sent to me by Mr. Trist Wood of New Orleans, La.)
I suggest that the settlement adjoining Little River which is not named in the Contract was probably Merry Wood.
Roland sold his Interest in the Coffee Plantation "en 1816, pour venir offrir ses services a Sa Majeste". [to offer his services to His Majesty.]
Louis Cecile Emmanuel Onffroy
We do not think that Louis Cecile Emmanuel was ever in Jamaica. Saint Allais tells us that he was an "ancien officier vendeen, marie a demoiselle DE LA SANLAYE dont a un fils." [a former Vendean officer, married to Miss De la Sanlaye, with whom he has a son].
We do not think that Benjamin ever came to Jamaica, and Saint Allais tells us that he was "veuf de [widower of] demoiselle COURSON DE LA BELLEISSNE;" that he had been "colonel des volontaires royaux [Colonel of the Royal Volunteers] dans cent jours" and that he "est actuellement Capitaine dans la legion d'IlleVilaine".
Benjamin does not appear among the the heirs of Jacques Roland Onffroy so we may presume that he was dead when the application for indemnity was filed.
Marie Henriette Adelaide Onffroy:
She married le Baron Jean Francois Pierre de Blair, "Capitaine au Service de Sa Majeste Britannique et Chevalier des Orders de St Louis et du Lys."
In the Saint Domingue Indemnity awards. Marie Henriette Adelaide is listed as "veuve de Blair" [widow of Blair].
Marie Claire Rosalie Onffroy
She was born at St. Malo-de-Phily (Iet-V) on June 18, 1775 and married GUETHENOC EON de BOISQUEHENEUX, who according to Filiations Bretonnes was "ne [born] a Cahan en 1767, emigre a St. Domingue (Antilles), officier de cavalerie dans l'armee Anglaise, + [died] a Redon (I. et V) en 1837; ep. [married] a Kingston (Jamaica), en 1797, Marie Claire Rosalie Onffroy de Verez."
Louise Julie Philippe Onffroy
We have no information about Louise; in fact, the only record we have concerning her is that she is listed among the heirs of Jacques Roland Onffroy in the Saint Domingue Indemnity Records.
The Children of Anne Marthe Roland Onffroy and his wife, Jeanne Pauline de Gournay, were:
1. Louis Armand born Jamaica, November 10, 1807.
2. Henri Jules born St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, November 19th, 1810.
3. Pierre Roland Born Jamaica, August 23, 1812.
4. Louis Francois Emile Born St Ann Parish, Jamaica, October 5th, 1813.
5, Jeanne Valerie Born St Ann Parish, Jamaica, October 5th, 1813.
6. Jean Felix Tancrede Born Kingston, Jamaica, May 16, 1815
The Children of Jean Henri Sophie Achille Onffroy and his wife Jeanne Marie Marcelle le Mercier du Quesnay were:
(The only two of which we have any record, but there may have been others.)
Marie Marthe Aurore, Born July 5th, 1806, in Jamaica.
Henriette Marie Louise, Born at Newington Pen in the Parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica, September 18, 1815. Died at Rudley Park Pen in the Parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica, 12 December, 1821.
L.M. July 1948
Copy of a paper sent to me by Mr. Trist Wood of New Orleans:
"Notes given me by Col. Arthur Bailly Blanchard. Nov. 1921"
Jacques Roland Onffroy, claims for indemnity for following properties in San Domingo: Sucrerie, dit Onffroy, Baie de Tiburon 76.000.00 fr (real value 760,000.00 fr). Terrain, dit Besson. Montaigne de Tiburon Cafeterie, hauteurs de Beaumanoir, la Riviere des Anglais 2333.30 fr (real value 23.333.30). Indigoterie et Cotonnerie, Riviere des Anglais 32,000.00 fr (real value 320.000.00 fr).
List of heirs as follows:
1. Anne Marthe Roland Onffroy
2. Jean Henri Sophie Achille
3. Louis Cecile Emmanuel
4. Marie Henriette Adelaide veuve de Blair
5. Marie Claire Rosalie epouse de Guethuve Eon de Boisgueheneuc.
Louis Julie Philippe.
In the list of those having claims in the above Indigoterie et Catonnerie, besides the above, and given in the same order, the following are added:
7 Quantin (Rose) veuve Dareve de Lacroze.
8 de BardesSanadas, Mie Magdelaine epouse Arnaud de Lingua de SaintBlaquat.
The French Government paid the colonists 1/10 of the value of their lost estates.''
[Please refer to genealogy reports in Roman Catholic Families for some of the Acts of Baptism, Marriage, and Burials referred to here. See Catholic lead page, jamaicanfamilysearch.]
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