Other Huguenot families in Ireland - Irish Pedigrees

For the names of the following Refugees we are indebted to Smiles’ Huguenots:

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 were 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 1691.

Duncan: A Scotch family naturalized in France at the beginning of the seventeenth century.

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 wounds which disabled him for life; but King William appointed him governor of the port, town, and county of Sligo, and conferred on him a pension of 10s. 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 French 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 churchyard 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.

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