Huguenot refugees before the reign of Louis XIV - Irish Pedigrees

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation, Volume 2, by John O'Hart

The following names in Ireland are believed by some to be of Huguenot origin; others are of opinion that they are of Palatine descent: Bushell, Hoggins, and Sully. But the following French names came into Ireland at the close of the 18th century: Du Noyer, Laprella, Lentaigne, Pontet, Pothonier, etc.

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. Table II., the names of those who settled in these countries during the reign of Louis XIV. And Table III., 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.

TABLE I.

Names of the Foreign Refugees[8] who settled in Great Britain and Ireland before the reign of Louis XIV., of France; and their descendants:

Alexandre
Alix
Anthonie
Ashtown, Lord
Aubries
Aurelius
Banet
Banks
Baptiste
Baro, or Baron
Bassens
Baudoin
Beaufort[9]
Bennet
Beny
Berku, alias Dolin
Bertram
Bignon
Bisson
Blondell
Beevey
Bonespair
Bongenier
Bonhomme
Bonneil[10]
Botham
Bouillon
Bourghinomus
Bouverie
Bowthand
Brevin
Brevint
Briot
Buchanan
Bulteel
Bustein
Byrt
Calamy
Calmady
Cappel
Cargill
Carlier
Cartanet
Casaubon
Castanet
Castol
Caumont de la Force
Caveler
Chamberlaine[11]
Chappelain
Chartres, Vidame of
Chastelain
Chastelin
Chaudron
Chestes
Chevalier
Chrestien BoneSpair
Clancarty, Earl of
Conant
Conyard
Coquel
Cossyn
Courtney, Viscount
Cousin
Crawley-Boevey
Daigneux
D’Ambrun
Dangy
D’Aranda, or D’Arande
D’Asaigny D’Aubon
De Beauvais
De Cafour
De Carteret
De Catteye
De Chambeson
De Chatillon, Cardinal
De Cherpont
De Coulosse
De Cognac
De Ferrières de Maligny
De Freiderne
De Garencièree
De Grasse
De Gronville
De Haleville
De la Barre
De la Branche
De la Courte
De la Fontaine
De la Fontaine, alias Wicart
De la Fortrie
De la Haye
De la Mellonière
De la Motte
De la Place
De la Pryme
De Lasaux
De Laune
De Lallée
De Lidge
Delme Radcliffe
De Lobel
De Marsilliers
De Mayerne
De Melley
De Mompouillan
De Montfossey
De Montgomery
De Montmorial
De Moyneville
De Nielle
De Nouleville
De Pouchel
De Raché
Deroche
De Sagnoule
De St. Voist
De Salvert
D’Espagne
D’Espard
Des Bouveries
Des Colombiers
Des Galles de Saules
Des Granges
Des Moulins
Des Serfs
Des Travaux
De Vendome
Dobree
Dolbel
Dolin, alias Berku
Dombrain[12]
Dubais
Du Cane, or Du Quesne
Du Faye
Du Moulin
Du Perron
Du Poncel
Du Quesnel
D’Urfey
Du Val[13]
Ellice
Emeris
Eyre
Falconer
Famas
Fitzroy
Folkstone, Viscount
Fontaine
Francois, alias Vauville
Garnier
Garrett
Garth
Garin
Girard
Grafton, Duke of
Greville
Groslot de l’Isle
Gualter
Guerin
Guyneau
Hamlyn
Hayes
Henice
Herault
Houblon
Howie
Howitt
Huard, alias Lompre
Hunsdon, Lord
Inglis
Janssen
Janssen de Heez
Jeffrey
Jeune
Johanne
Johnstone
Joret
Kells
La Grande
Laignaux
Lamie
La Motte, or Lamott
Langlais[14]
Lart
La Tranche[15]
Le Blane
Le Blancq
Lebon
Le Bouvier
Le Burt
Le Cat
Le Chevalier
Le Churel
Le Duc
Lefroy[16]
Le Grimecieux
Le Gyt
Le Jeune
Le Keux
Le Maçon
Le Pine
Le Quien
Le Roy Bovillon
Le Thieullier
Levart
Levet
Lixens
Lodowicke
Lompre, alias Hoard
Longford, Lord
Loulmeau
Loulmeau du Gravier
Machevillens
Machon
Maignon
Malaparte
Malet
Marchant
Marchant de St. Michel
Maret
Marie
Marmet
Marny
Marriette
Martin
Marvey
Matelyne
Maurois
Maxwell
Medley
Merlin
Merrit
Mesnier
Millet
Monange
Monçeau
Monier
Moreau
Moulinos
Mulay
Muntois
Niphius
Paget
Painsec
Palmerston, Viscountess
Papillon
Parent
Penzance, Lady
Pepys
Perruquet de la Melloniere
Peruçel la Riviere
Philip
Pinçon
Ponsonby
Portal
Presot
Pryme
Pusey
Radnor, Earl of
Ratcliffe
Regius
Riche
Richier
Rime
Rodulphs
Rosslyn, Countess of
Roullées
Rowland
Saye
Sayes
Selyn
Sibthorp
Sicard
St. Michel
Strype
Talbot
Tayler
Tovilett des Roches
Treffroy
Trench
Tryon
Tullier
Ursin
Valpy
Van Lander
Vashon
Vasson
Vauville, alias François
Vernevil
Vignier
Vignon
Vincent
Vouche
Waldo
Walke
Wheildon, or Weldon
Wiseman
Wolstenholme
Wood
Wybone

End of Table I.

Notes

[8] Refugees: It was not, however, until the reign of Louis XIV., that the French Protestant Refugees began to attract public attention in England.

[9] 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.

[10] 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.

[11] 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.

[12] 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 family.

[13] Duval: Many refugees from Rouen of this name settled in England.

[14] Langlais: This Normandy family name has in Ireland been changed to Langley.

[15] La Tranche: See note “La Tranche,” at foot of page, 458 ante.

[16] 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, Ireland, and from whom the Irish branch of the family is descended; 2. Rev. I. P. G. Lefroy, Rector of Ashe, Hants, from whom descends the English branch of this family.

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