Hylton, Raymond Pierre

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Belrieu, Jacques de

Belrieu, Jacques de (c.1630–1719), Seigneur de St Laurans, Baron de Virazel , huguenot colonist, was born at Bordeaux, France, and married (1651) Marie de Gaumont, with whom he had at least three children: Daniel, Charles, and Marie Ann. Virazel became a lawyer and…

Bouhéreau, Élie (Elias)

Bouhéreau, Élie (Elias) (1643–1719), huguenot bibliophile, librarian, cleric, diarist, and administrator, was born 5 May 1643 at La Rochelle, France, son of Élie Bouhéreau, pastor of Fontenay, and Blandine Bouhéreau (née Richard). The family was of the upper middle class. He was…

Crommelin, (Samuel) Louis

Crommelin, (Samuel) Louis (1652–1727), huguenot businessman, settler of Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and putative founder of the Irish linen industry, was born in Armancourt, near St Quentin, in the French province of Picardy, the son of Louis Crommelin and Marie Mettayer. The Crommelin…

Massue de Ruvigny, Henri

Massue de Ruvigny, Henri (1648–1720), marquis de Ruvigny , earl of Galway , soldier and lord justice, was born 9 April 1648 in Paris, France, son of Henri Massue, 1st marquis de Ruvigny, and his wife Marie Tallemand. The elder Ruvigny in 1656 became the deputy-general for the…