__ | __| | | | |__ | _Pierre DUCREST _____| | (.... - 1581) | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Thievennaz DUCREST | (1564 - ....) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Henriette _____ ____| | | __ | | |__| | |__
An inventory of the communal archives of Crissier includes mention of a Lettre de Bourgeoisie for Thivent Ducrest dated 1595, signed by the notary Philibert Musy. The registers of this notary have not survived, apparently, and we do not know what information about the origins of the family is included in this document.
The "assignal" acknowledging receipt of dowry by Bastian Cousin of St. Bartholom� for his wife Jeanne daughter of the late Thievent DuCrest of Crissier, consisting of 250 florins and various personal effects, dated 06 jun 1641 (Pierre Perrochon, notary at Chesaux, ACV DG 193/1 fol. 76) probably refers to one of his daughters, but we have not yet determined who her mother was.
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Pierre DUCREST _____| | (.... - 1581) | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Thievent (Estievent, Estienne) DUCREST | (1575 - 1620) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Henriette _____ ____| | | __ | | |__| | |__
In 1850, Charles Duel, probably brother of Sarah, was living with this family, also Elizabeth, likely a sister. Cemetery record transcript (possibly from records other than the tombstone) gives name as Sarah Duell Baker, no explanation for this.
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Jean Antoine DUFAUX _| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Jean Antoine DUFAUX | | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |______________________| | | __ | | |__| | |__
Originally from the Languedoc in France, he was a captain in the Royal American regiment 1757-1761, then moved to Moudon where he acquired citizenship 13 aug 1761.
Surname appears once in the registers at Payerne as DuFlion (as a witness at a baptism).
He is also mentioned in a document in the communal archives of Missy (U 28, 1625), "Lettre de rente constitu�e par Jean Rouge pour Marguerite, fille de d'Abraham Rouge, femme de Pierre Duflon, bourgeois de Cully, pour des biens non pay�s que Marguerite avait h�rit� ri�re Missy, Saint-Aubin et autres lieux" (not yet examined).
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Jaques DUFLON ______| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Pierre DUFLON | | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_____________________| | | __ | | |__| | |__
 Date of contract, J. L. Delorme, notary, vol. 4., p. 509.
Admitted to Trinity College 21 apr 1774. He was appointed Rector at Whalcott, Warwickshire, in 1774, and then Rector at Moulsoe, Buckinghamshire, 1787 until his death in 1828. Both appointments were under the patronage of Spencer Compton, Earl of Northampton, whom he served as chaplain.
R�table de Jean de Furno, Eglise des Cordeliers, Fribourg
One result of the "fraudulent extorsion" of the Duke
of Savoie by Jean de Furno was that he was able to pay
for this stunning r�table. Photo by Catherine Minck-Brandt.
This is the famous Jean DuFour or de Furno of Ann�cy who served as secretary for Charles I, Duke of Savoie. After leaving the court of Savoie, possibly as a result of a disappointing outcome of legal procedings that he instituted over property rights, he found his way to Geneva and then to Fribourg, where, at a propitious moment, he produced a testament of Charles I that he claimed was dictated to him in 1489. This testament had an interesting effect. The principal heir, Charles II, son of Charles I, had died died in 1496 at the age of 8 years, and the provisions of the testament donated an enormous sum to Bern and Fribourg in the event that Charles II had died without producing an heir. Bern and Fribourg were understandably overjoyed. The current Duke, Charles III, first cousin of Charles I, disputed the document, and after a long series of negotiations, including interventions by the King of France, the Emperor, and the Pope, eventually agreed to pay various parties in order to extinguish any further claims. During the dispute, de Furno obligingly produced even more documents in favor of even more Swiss cantons. Although some historians seem to have accepted de Furno's claim that he had not presented the testament at the time of the death of Charles I for the reason that the terms were unfavorable to his patrons in the house of Savoie, the fact that he was able to produce other documents of a similar nature was enough to sway the opinion of almost all historians. A number of individuals are said to have become very wealthy as a result of his dispute, but there may have been other reasons, such as payment for military or other services, for citizens of Bern or Fribourg to be paid various sums by Charles III. There are many documents in the Archivio di Stato di Torino apparently relating to this affair.
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Louis DUFOUR _______| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Jean DUFOUR | (.... - 1903) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Mathilde DAPPLES ___| | | __ | | |__| | |__
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Jean DUFOUR ________| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Jean Daniel DUFOUR | | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_____________________| | | __ | | |__| | |__
__ | __| | | | |__ | _Jean Nicolas DUFOUR _| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Jean Emmanuel DUFOUR | | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Louise DUVELUZ ______| | | __ | | |__| | |__
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