I9560: Etienne RIOU (b. 3 DEC 1676, d. 4 OCT 1740)

DUTOIT: A Family from Moudon, Switzerland

Etienne RIOU       (ID #I9560)

(male)
Father: Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU (b. BEF 1652, d. 1676)
Mother: Jeanne ROUX (b. BEF 1656)

Family 1 : Madelaine BAUDOUIN (d. 31 MAR 1771)
  1. +Etienne (Stephen) RIOU (b. 23 SEP 1720, d. 1790)
  2. +Magdelaine RIOU (b. 11 OCT 1721, d. 6 JUL 1790)
  3.  Marie RIOU (b. 22 FEB 1723)

 

Pedigree information in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 1901, pp. 190-191, subject to considerable revision. The data from that source, giving the age and circumstances of birth, preclude the hypothesis that the Etienne Riou who married Madelaine Foubert was the same person; that connection to our Riou family remains to be explained. The published account makes a serious error in the way it connects the Johannot family, clarified by the will of Etienne's uncle Matthieu Riou alias La Brune.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 279, Browne - Will of Etienne Riou:

"Translated out of French

"In the Name of God Amen, I Stephen Riou Merchant living in the parish of Saint Bartholomew near the Royal Exchange London considering the frailty and uncertainty of human life do make my Last Will and Testament in manner following, ffirst I recommend my soul to God its Creator through Jesus Christ my saviour who has redeemed it by his precious Blood and by the Merits of which I hope for the remission of all my sins and as to my Body I order the same to be buried in the Parish Church of Enfield in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named upon Condition however that all my ffuneral Expences shall not exceed the sum of ffifty pounds sterling. As to my Worldly Goods I dispose thereof in manner following, I give and Bequeath to the poor of the ffrench Church scituate in Threadneedle Street London one hundred pounds sterling. I give and bequeath to ffrancis Sautel a Lieutenant upon the halfpay living at Waterford in Ireland for his son who is my Godson one hundred pounds sterling. I give and bequeath to James Peyrot my half Brother living in London one hundred pounds sterling and I do also discharge him of all what he may be indebted to me by Notes or otherwise. I give and bequeath to John ffrancis Majeirac living in Geneva Son of my Sister Catherine Riou one hundred pounds sterling. I give and bequeath to Joseph Pouchon living in London the Son of my Sister Magdalen Riou one hundred pounds sterling after he shall have paid all the sums he owes me. I give and bequeath to Magdalen Baudouin my dear wife the interest and income of ffive thousand pounds sterling during her natural life but the Capital of the said Sum of ffive thousand pounds sterling shall be secured and preserved for our two Children and I give her the liberty and power to divide it between them according to her prudence. I desire that this clause may be well observed in order that my children aforesaid may not be wanting in paying their duty to their good Mother. I do also give and bequeath to my said dear Wife my house at Bullscross with the Land, Utencills and dependencies, all my Plate, Jewels, household Goods and Cloaths which shall be found in the two houses which my ffamily shall occupy at the time of my decease. I give and bequeath to Magdalen Riou my daughter aged about seventeen years the sum of ffive thousand pounds sterling which sum shall be secured by my Executors until her coming of age of Majority which I fix to the age of twenty five years or until she marries and out of the interest or income of the said sum of ffive thousand pounds sterling my Executors shall pay to my said daughter what shall be necessary for her maintenance but they shall not exceed the sum of one hundred pounds sterling for each year and the surplus of the said interest and income shall be added to her Capital and if my said daughter Madgalen Riou happens to Marry without the consent of my Excecutors I revoke my bequest and legacy hereabove in her favour and in such case I do only give and bequeath to her the sume of one thousand pounds sterling in all and for her Rights and pretensions I name and constitute for my universal Heir Stephen Riou my son aged about eighteen years. I do give and bequeath to him the Remainder of all my Worldly Goods whatsoever the same may consist in giving him every thing in general that I may have either by pretensions in this Kingdom of England in ffrance or elsewhere so that after all my just debts are paid and all my Bequests and Legacies of this Will shall have been discharged my Executors shall secure all the rest of my Estate for the advantage and benefit of my said Son Stephen Riou until he shall have attained the age of Majority which I fix to the age of Twenty ffive years and until that time they shall pay him but what shall be necessary for his maintenance my Will being that all his Expenses shall not exceed one hundred and ffifty pounds a year. In case one of my two children shall happen to dye without lawfull children and before his or her majority, I will that the survivor shall inherit the entire share of the deceased and if both my children happen to dye without having any lawful children and before their age of majority which I fix to twenty ffive years I order that all the bequests and legacies of this will be paid a second time after the death of the last of my children the same as they shall have been paid the first time and afterwards for the Surplus and Remainder of all my Worldly Goods I do give and bequeath the same and Will that the same be divided share and share alike among such of my Nephews and Nieces Children of my two sisters Catherine and Magdalen Riou who shall profess the Protestant Religion in a protestant country where they shall live excluding all such of my nephews and nieces who shall not comply with this condition and clause and after the death of my said dear Wife the Capital of ffive thousand pounds sterling the interest and income whereof was for her Maintenance shall revert and come likewise to such of my Nephews and Nieces who shall be in the case hereabove stipulated. I name for Executors of this my Will namely Magdalen Riou born Baudouin my dear wife, Claude Aubert, and Stephen Teissier both merchants in London and my good friends to whom I give and bequeath one hundred pounds sterling to each of my three Testamentary Executors desiring them to accept this small token of my ffriendship with the Execution of this my Will. I make void revoke and annull all other bequests last will and testament which I may have heretofore made by word of mouth or in writing willing and declaring and ordering that this be and remain my true last will and Testament done and written with my own hand at Bullscross the first day of the Month of June in the Year one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine, Stephen Riou"

"Codicill, I desire that my son Stephen Riou may also be oone of my testamentary executors and I fix his age of majority to twenty one years, at Bullscross the 16 August 1740 Stephen Riou. ffaithfully translated out of ffrench at Doctors Commons London the 14th Octover by me Philip Crespigny Notary Public.

"9th October 1740

"On which day appeared personally Charles Soubier of the Parish of Saint Christopher London Merchant and James Teissier of the Parish of Saint Michael Bassishaw London Merchant and severally made oath upon the Holy Evangelists as followeth to witt, That they have very well known and been intimately acquainted with Stephen Riou late of the Parish of Saint Bartholomew behind the Royal Exchange London Merchant deceased for several years before his death which happened on or about Saturday the fourth day of this Instant October and have during such their acquaintance with him often seen him write and subscribe his name and were and are well acquainted with his manner and character of handwriting and these deponents do further say that having now seen and carefully perused a paper-writing hereunto annexed written in the ffrench language purporting the last will and testament and codicill of the said deceased the will beginning thus / Au nom de dieu amen, Je Estienne Riou Marchand / and ending thus / a Bullscross le premier jour du mois de Juin & an mille sept cent trente neuf / and the codicill beginning thus / Codicille Je souhaite que mon fils Estienne Riou / and ending thus / a Bullscross le 16 Aoust 1740 / and each of them signed thus / Estienne Riou / they these deponents do say and depose that they verily believe the said will and codicill to be entirely written and subscribed by and with the proper handwriting of him the said Stephen Riou deceased, Charles Soubier, James Teissier. The day aforesaid the said Charles Soubier and James Teissier were sworn to the truth of the premisses before me Robt. Chapman Surrogate present Philip Crespigny, notary public."

[14479] IGI: Allhallows, London Hall.

                                                 _Estienne RIOU ______+
                                                | (1600 - 1641)       
                           _Mathieu RIOU _______|
                          | (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
                          |                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____
                          |                       (.... - 1641)       
 _Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU _|
| (1652 - 1676) m 1673    |
|                         |                      _Pierre REBOUL ______
|                         |                     | (.... - 1641)       
|                         |_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
|                           (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
|                                               |_Anne PEYRON ________
|                                                 (.... - 1641)       
|
|--Etienne RIOU 
|  (1676 - 1740)
|                                                _____________________
|                                               |                     
|                          _Augustin ROUX ______|
|                         | (.... - 1671)       |
|                         |                     |_____________________
|                         |                                           
|_Jeanne ROUX ____________|
  (1656 - ....) m 1673    |
                          |                      _____________________
                          |                     |                     
                          |_Catherine DIAQUAND _|
                                                |
                                                |_____________________
                                                                      

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Etienne (Stephen) RIOU       (ID #I9562)

(male)
Father: Etienne RIOU (b. 3 DEC 1676, d. 4 OCT 1740)
Mother: Madelaine BAUDOUIN (d. 31 MAR 1771)

Family 1 : Dorothy DAWSON (d. 1801)
  1.  Philip RIOU (b. 1759, d. 24 OCT 1817)
  2.  Edward RIOU (b. 20 NOV 1762, d. 2 APR 1801)
  3. +Dorothy RIOU (d. 15 SEP 1855)

 

See Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, vol. 23, p. 61. Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine, 1790, p . 153, lists him as an architect, by virtue of his occasional but celebrated writing on the orders of Grecian architecture.

                                                 _Mathieu RIOU _______+
                                                | (1620 - 1681) m 1641
                       _Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU _|
                      | (1652 - 1676) m 1673    |
                      |                         |_Magdelaine REBOUL __+
                      |                           (1625 - 1675) m 1641
 _Etienne RIOU _______|
| (1676 - 1740) m 1716|
|                     |                          _Augustin ROUX ______
|                     |                         | (.... - 1671)       
|                     |_Jeanne ROUX ____________|
|                       (1656 - ....) m 1673    |
|                                               |_Catherine DIAQUAND _
|                                                                     
|
|--Etienne (Stephen) RIOU 
|  (1720 - 1790)
|                                                _____________________
|                                               |                     
|                      _________________________|
|                     |                         |
|                     |                         |_____________________
|                     |                                               
|_Madelaine BAUDOUIN _|
  (.... - 1771) m 1716|
                      |                          _____________________
                      |                         |                     
                      |_________________________|
                                                |
                                                |_____________________
                                                                      

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Jean RIOU       (ID #I9847)

(male)
Father: Estienne RIOU (b. BEF 1600, d. AFT 1641)
Mother: Isabeau JARJAT (d. AFT 1641)

Family 1 : Lucresse CHAZAL (dates unknown)

 

[14482] Registre d'Insinuation B-19, p. 347. No further record of this couple has been found.

                                             __
                                            |  
                       ______ RIOU _________|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Estienne RIOU ______|
| (1600 - 1641)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Jean RIOU 
|  
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Isabeau JARJAT _____|
  (.... - 1641)       |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU       (ID #I9537)

(male)
Father: Mathieu RIOU (b. BEF 1620, d. AFT 1681)
Mother: Magdelaine REBOUL (b. BEF 1625, d. AFT 1675)

Family 1 : Jeanne ROUX (b. BEF 1656)
  1. +Catherine RIOU (b. ABT 1674)
  2. +Magdelaine RIOU (b. 7 NOV 1675)
  3. +Etienne RIOU (b. 3 DEC 1676, d. 4 OCT 1740)

 

Name of the father given in the marriage contract of his widow Jeanne, and the name of the mother is given in the baptism of his daughter Magdelaine. He was still alive in 1674, when noted at the wedding of his brother Pierre, and in 1675, at the baptism of his daughter Magdelaine.

[14476] Date cited in contract of second marriage of Jeanne Roux, vol. B42 "Registre d'Insinuations", Annonay.

                                             ______ RIOU _________
                                            |                     
                       _Estienne RIOU ______|
                      | (1600 - 1641)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Mathieu RIOU _______|
| (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____|
|                       (.... - 1641)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU 
|  (1652 - 1676)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Pierre REBOUL ______|
|                     | (.... - 1641)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
  (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Anne PEYRON ________|
                        (.... - 1641)       |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Magdelaine RIOU       (ID #I9553)

(female)
Father: Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU (b. BEF 1652, d. 1676)
Mother: Jeanne ROUX (b. BEF 1656)

Family 1 : Joseph POUCHON (dates unknown)
  1.  Jaques POUCHON (b. 17 APR 1696)
  2.  Jaques POUCHON (b. 16 APR 1699)
  3.  Anne POUCHON (b. 8 OCT 1700)
  4.  Louis POUCHON (b. 10 JAN 1702)
  5.  Joseph POUCHON (b. 3 MAY 1708)

 

Witnesses at baptism were Jaques Roux, her uncle, and Magdelaine Reboul, her grandmother. Since the parents of Jeanne Roux are already known from the contract for her second marriage, it follows that Magdelaine Reboul must be the wife of Mathieu Riou, father of Jean Riou.

                                                 _Estienne RIOU ______+
                                                | (1600 - 1641)       
                           _Mathieu RIOU _______|
                          | (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
                          |                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____
                          |                       (.... - 1641)       
 _Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU _|
| (1652 - 1676) m 1673    |
|                         |                      _Pierre REBOUL ______
|                         |                     | (.... - 1641)       
|                         |_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
|                           (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
|                                               |_Anne PEYRON ________
|                                                 (.... - 1641)       
|
|--Magdelaine RIOU 
|  (1675 - ....)
|                                                _____________________
|                                               |                     
|                          _Augustin ROUX ______|
|                         | (.... - 1671)       |
|                         |                     |_____________________
|                         |                                           
|_Jeanne ROUX ____________|
  (1656 - ....) m 1673    |
                          |                      _____________________
                          |                     |                     
                          |_Catherine DIAQUAND _|
                                                |
                                                |_____________________
                                                                      

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Magdelaine RIOU       (ID #I9793)

(female)
Father: Etienne RIOU (b. 3 DEC 1676, d. 4 OCT 1740)
Mother: Madelaine BAUDOUIN (d. 31 MAR 1771)

Family 1 : Hermann BERENS (b. 1706, bur. 6 JAN 1795)
  1. +Joseph BERENS (b. ABT 1744)
  2.  Magdalen BERENS (b. 1747, bur. 5 JUN 1800)
  3.  Catherine BERENS (dates unknown)

 

See Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, vol. 23, p. 70, which, however, gives 11 jul 1789 as the death date and puts the event at Footscray instead of Orpington, where the record is found.

[14480] Gentleman's Magazine (1742), p. 387 reports: Herman Berens, a Dutch merchant to Miss Riou, with 5000£. We have not yet located the official record.

                                                 _Mathieu RIOU _______+
                                                | (1620 - 1681) m 1641
                       _Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU _|
                      | (1652 - 1676) m 1673    |
                      |                         |_Magdelaine REBOUL __+
                      |                           (1625 - 1675) m 1641
 _Etienne RIOU _______|
| (1676 - 1740) m 1716|
|                     |                          _Augustin ROUX ______
|                     |                         | (.... - 1671)       
|                     |_Jeanne ROUX ____________|
|                       (1656 - ....) m 1673    |
|                                               |_Catherine DIAQUAND _
|                                                                     
|
|--Magdelaine RIOU 
|  (1721 - 1790)
|                                                _____________________
|                                               |                     
|                      _________________________|
|                     |                         |
|                     |                         |_____________________
|                     |                                               
|_Madelaine BAUDOUIN _|
  (.... - 1771) m 1716|
                      |                          _____________________
                      |                         |                     
                      |_________________________|
                                                |
                                                |_____________________
                                                                      

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Marie RIOU       (ID #I9174)

(female)
Father: Charles RIOU (d. 1 OCT 1683)

Family 1 : Mathieu JOHANNOT (b. 1644?, d. 1724)
  1.  Anne JOHANNOT (b. 12 DEC 1673)
  2.  Mathieu JOHANNOT (b. ABT 1675, d. AFT 1724)
  3. +Marguerite JOHANNOT (b. 19 APR 1677)
  4.  Pierre JOHANNOT (b. 26 FEB 1680)
  5.  Barthelemi JOHANNOT (bp. 16 NOV 1682, bur. 4 SEP 1693)

 

Original marriage record in the registers of Annonay bears signatures of the participants, and names Marie's father Charles Riou juge de la baronnie de Montgiraud residing at "La Rue", parish of St. Voy, along with her first cousin Pierre Riou and "encore Sr. Jacq. Dubays (?) cousin germain de laditte espouse aussi soubsigné". We have no idea who this last person may be.

[3201] Recorded at Annonay.

                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Charles RIOU _______|
| (.... - 1683)       |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Marie RIOU 
|  (1655 - 1683)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
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Marie RIOU       (ID #I9844)

(female)
Father: Etienne RIOU (b. 3 DEC 1676, d. 4 OCT 1740)
Mother: Madelaine BAUDOUIN (d. 31 MAR 1771)

 

See Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, vol. 23, p. 81.

                                                 _Mathieu RIOU _______+
                                                | (1620 - 1681) m 1641
                       _Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU _|
                      | (1652 - 1676) m 1673    |
                      |                         |_Magdelaine REBOUL __+
                      |                           (1625 - 1675) m 1641
 _Etienne RIOU _______|
| (1676 - 1740) m 1716|
|                     |                          _Augustin ROUX ______
|                     |                         | (.... - 1671)       
|                     |_Jeanne ROUX ____________|
|                       (1656 - ....) m 1673    |
|                                               |_Catherine DIAQUAND _
|                                                                     
|
|--Marie RIOU 
|  (1723 - ....)
|                                                _____________________
|                                               |                     
|                      _________________________|
|                     |                         |
|                     |                         |_____________________
|                     |                                               
|_Madelaine BAUDOUIN _|
  (.... - 1771) m 1716|
                      |                          _____________________
                      |                         |                     
                      |_________________________|
                                                |
                                                |_____________________
                                                                      

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Mathieu RIOU       (ID #I9528)

(male)
Father: Estienne RIOU (b. BEF 1600, d. AFT 1641)
Mother: Isabeau JARJAT (d. AFT 1641)

Family 1 : Magdelaine REBOUL (b. BEF 1625, d. AFT 1675)
  1. +Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU (b. BEF 1652, d. 1676)
  2. +Elizabeth (Isabeau) RIOU (b. 1651, d. aft 1727)
  3.  Mathieu (dit LaBrune or Lebrun) RIOU (b. ABT 1658, d. 1727)
  4.  Etienne RIOU (dates unknown)
  5. +Pierre RIOU (dates unknown)

 

From the fragmentary records that survive from the protestant congregation at Vernoux, it appears Mathieu Riou had a brother Pierre, born about 1627 and died 03 dec 1675 at age 48, who married Jeanne Reboul, probably sister of Mathieu Riou's wife.

[14459] Date of contract, Registre d'Insinuation B-10 p. 30, Annonay, Ardèche, FR.

                                             __
                                            |  
                       ______ RIOU _________|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Estienne RIOU ______|
| (1600 - 1641)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Mathieu RIOU 
|  (1620 - 1681)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Isabeau JARJAT _____|
  (.... - 1641)       |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Mathieu RIOU       (ID #I10948)

(male)
Father: Pierre RIOU (dates unknown)
Mother: Marie PEYRON (dates unknown)

 

Witnesses at the baptism were Mathieu Riou and Magdelaine Taboul.

                                             _Estienne RIOU ______+
                                            | (1600 - 1641)       
                       _Mathieu RIOU _______|
                      | (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
                      |                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____
                      |                       (.... - 1641)       
 _Pierre RIOU ________|
|  m 1674             |
|                     |                      _Pierre REBOUL ______
|                     |                     | (.... - 1641)       
|                     |_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
|                       (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
|                                           |_Anne PEYRON ________
|                                             (.... - 1641)       
|
|--Mathieu RIOU 
|  (1675 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Pierre PEYRON ______|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie PEYRON _______|
   m 1674             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Magdelaine TABOUL __|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Mathieu RIOU       (ID #I10949)

(male)
Father: Pierre RIOU (dates unknown)
Mother: Marie PEYRON (dates unknown)

 

Witnesses at the baptism were Mathieu Riou and Marye Peyroz (who, however, was not identified as the mother of the child).

                                             _Estienne RIOU ______+
                                            | (1600 - 1641)       
                       _Mathieu RIOU _______|
                      | (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
                      |                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____
                      |                       (.... - 1641)       
 _Pierre RIOU ________|
|  m 1674             |
|                     |                      _Pierre REBOUL ______
|                     |                     | (.... - 1641)       
|                     |_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
|                       (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
|                                           |_Anne PEYRON ________
|                                             (.... - 1641)       
|
|--Mathieu RIOU 
|  (1682 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Pierre PEYRON ______|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie PEYRON _______|
   m 1674             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Magdelaine TABOUL __|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Mathieu (dit LaBrune or Lebrun) RIOU       (ID #I9845)

(male)
Father: Mathieu RIOU (b. BEF 1620, d. AFT 1681)
Mother: Magdelaine REBOUL (b. BEF 1625, d. AFT 1675)

 

Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica (1901) gives details: fled from France in 1687 with his nephew Etienne, then aged 11, later to Bern as a merchant, to London in 1698, bringing capital of £8,000. Will proved by nephews Stephen Riou and John Cros (Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 97, Farrant). Mathieu appears at several baptisms as Mathieu LaBrune, notably for Mathieu, son of Mathieu Johannot and Magdelaine Cros, 01 feb 1716 at Morges, where he is said to be from Geneva, joined at that event by Etienne Riou from London.

Additional citations as follows:

1684, 15 apr: Signed testimonial (as LaBruns) with others in favor of the minister [Jean] Cluzel from Vivarais, at Bern. Other testimonials for Cluzel were signed by [Théophile] Blanc, who had been minister at Chalencon, and [Isaac de] Bermond, from Vernoux.

1689: Mentioned (as LaBrun) when acting as host for a travelling minister in London.

17 apr 1692: Mathieu Rioux appears as witness at baptism of Marie Magdelaine Chabannes, daughter of Pierre and Marie Fraise of Annonay at the French Reformed Church of Bern.

02 aug 1697: Matthieu Riou appears as witness at baptism of Françoise daughter of Sr. Poyas, surgeon, and Jeanne Martinet of Vivarais, again at Bern.

From the few citations that have surfaced so far, the dates in the published pedigree do not seem correct in every detail.

The nephew John Cros (alias La Nove) is evidently the John Lanove who was naturalized 17 apr 1728 as "son of James Lanove by Elizabeth his wife, born at St. Maurice, Vivarets, France."

Eugène Arnaud, in his Histoire des protestants du Vivarais et du Velay (1888) relates the history of various insurrections against the Catholic authorities in 1683, centered around Vernoux, that resulted in the imprisonment of a number of people, including four Riou brothers from Laroue in Velay (one called Mathieu — this is on page 502 of the Slatkine reprint edition of 1979). In his account of a separate incident about the same time (see pp. 503-516), Arnaud mentions two brothers called La Brune, and specifies that one went to Lausanne and became very wealthy, dying in Lausanne and leaving his estate to two nephews that he brought with him, and that the other brother went to Neuchâtel. As the official lists of those charged in this affair (quoted by Arnaud) do not mention the surname La Brune, we are led to the conclusion that our Mathieu Riou dit La Brune is the same person as the man who was imprisoned and later escaped from France in 1683 under the name Mathieu Riou. Arnaud evidently did not know, or was not clearly told, that Mathieu Riou dit La Brune actually died in England, but the rest of the story fits perfectly. Again, assuming that most of Arnaud's account is correct, we can conclude that Mathieu must have been a few years older that we had thought, in order to be considered an adult in 1683. Thus, we estimate his year of birth at about 1658.

On the web site, "La Base de Données du Refuge Huguenot", we found an entry that may reveal something of the movements of the several sets of Riou brothers. An entry from the assistance rolls of Neuchâtel, 1661-1687, mentions the following Riou family members from St. Voy: Jean Pierre, Félix, and Mathieu, as well as a Pierre from Silhac and a Jean from Chambon, student of theology. Further, the assistance rolls of Zurich (1583-1686), posted on the same site, show Mathieu, Pierre, Jean Pierre, and Félix Riou, as well as a Henry. This is apparently not the family from Vernoux, but we can clearly see several of the brothers from Laroue.

Will of Mathieu Riou:

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 97, Farrant - Will of Matthew Riou alias LaBrune

"Translated out of ffrench

"In the Name of God Amen, I Matthew Riou alias Labrune Merchant living in London being by the Grace of God of sound mind do make my Testament and Disposition of Last Will in manner following, In first place I recommend my soul to God the ffather Almighty beseeching him to be Gracious and mercifull unto me in the name and through the merritts of his most dear and only Son Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer, leaving my Body to the Earth in hopes of the most blessed Resurrection, And as to the worldly Goods which it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose thereof as followeth Item Primus I give and bequeath to the Elders and deacons of the ffrench church in Threadneedle Street London the two following sums to witt two hundred pounds sterling for the use of the poor of the said church and one hundred pounds sterling for the maintenance of their school, the said two sums payable by my Executors hereafter named immediately after my death. Item I charge my said Executors to distribute immediately after my death the sum of one hundred pounds sterling among such poor bashfull Persons as they shall think proper at their discretion. Item I bequeath to Josuah Rissoan Apothecary living near the Seven Dials in Soho the sume of ffive hundred pounds sterling which shall be paid to him by my Executors immediately after my death and he shall keep the said sume for his son Matthew Rissoan my Godson to be dilivered to him when the ffather shall think his son capable of making good use of the same and I order that the said Matthew Rissoan shall not give any trouble to his ffather on that account nor dispute the payment which my Executors shall make thereof to the said Joshua Rissoan of the said sume for which my said Executors shall remain duely discharged and the Inttrest of the said sume shall belong to the said Joshua Rissoan the ffather during the time he shall keep the same, the Management whereof I leave to his discretion and if the said Matthew Rissoan should dye before his ffather the said sume of five hundred pounds sterling shall remain and belong to his said ffather. Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew John Cross alias Lanove living at Southampton besides what I have heretofore given him the sume of four thousand pounds sterling payable immediately after my death and I do moreover give unto him the house which I have at Southampton and its appurtenances to enjoy and dispose thereof as absolutely as I myself have a Right to do for the time and title which I have therein which present legacy I make to my said Nephew John Cros alias Lanove on the following condition, and I do charge him to give and pay to my sister Isabell Riou alias Cros widdow his Mother the yearly sum or pension of fifty pounds sterling for and during her natural life and after the death of his said Mother to pay the yearly sume or pension of twenty five pounds sterling to his sister the Wife of Matthew Janot for and during her natural life for her sole proper and separate use and on the proper Receipt of her or her Attorneys independently of her husband who shall not have any share direction or mannagement. And for all the Remainder of my Goods Moveables Immovables Rights credits Effects and other things without exception which shall be found belonging to me at the time of my decease as well in this Kingdon of Great Britaine as elsewhere whatsoever the same may consist in I give bequeath and leave the said residue to my Nephew Stephen Riou Merchant in London to enjoy use and dispose thereof at his Will and pleasure. I name and constitute the said Stephen Riou and John Cros alias Lanove sole Executors of this my Testament ordering that my debts if any should be found be paid out of the said residue of my Estate and that the Legacies hereabove specified be discharged in the manner hereabove sett forth. I revoke annull and make void all former Testaments and dispositions and order this to be and stand as my Last Will and Testament, In Witness whereof I have signed and sealed my said Testament at London the sixteenth day of September in the Year of Grace one Thousand Seven hundred and twenty six, M. Riou Labrune -/- signed sealed pronounced and declared by the said Matthew Riou alias Labrune to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have signed in presence and at the request of the said Testator -/- D. Senesse Geo Schutz Isaac Delpech Notary Public -/- Substantialitor translatum est London duodecimo Aprilis 1727 per me Ph. Crespigney Notary Public"

[Note: a short Latin section relating to the probate has not been transcribed. We are aware that the adjectives "his" and "her" do not exist as such in French, and so are sometimes uncertain in the English translation. In particular, the bequest to the sister of John Cros who married Matthieu Janot (Johannot) could equally well be interpreted as a bequest to the sister of the mother of John Cros. In the former case, the legatee would be Magdelaine Cros, wife of Matthieu Johannot, at the baptism of whose son Matthieu Etienne Riou and Matthieu LaBrune appeared in 1716. In the latter case, the legatee would be Marie Riou, first wife of Mattieu Johannot, father of the first Matthieu. But Marie Riou died in 1683, a fact that could not have been unknown to the rest of the Riou family, thereby ruling out this possibility. Therefore, it appears the translation recorded at Canterbury is correct in its use of "his" and "her".]

                                             ______ RIOU _________
                                            |                     
                       _Estienne RIOU ______|
                      | (1600 - 1641)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Mathieu RIOU _______|
| (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____|
|                       (.... - 1641)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Mathieu (dit LaBrune or Lebrun) RIOU 
|  (1658 - 1727)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Pierre REBOUL ______|
|                     | (.... - 1641)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
  (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Anne PEYRON ________|
                        (.... - 1641)       |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Philip RIOU       (ID #I9564)

(male)
Father: Etienne (Stephen) RIOU (b. 23 SEP 1720, d. 1790)
Mother: Dorothy DAWSON (d. 1801)

 

                                                 _Jean (dit Lebrun) RIOU _+
                                                | (1652 - 1676) m 1673    
                           _Etienne RIOU _______|
                          | (1676 - 1740) m 1716|
                          |                     |_Jeanne ROUX ____________+
                          |                       (1656 - ....) m 1673    
 _Etienne (Stephen) RIOU _|
| (1720 - 1790) m 1757    |
|                         |                      _________________________
|                         |                     |                         
|                         |_Madelaine BAUDOUIN _|
|                           (.... - 1771) m 1716|
|                                               |_________________________
|                                                                         
|
|--Philip RIOU 
|  (1759 - 1817)
|                                                _________________________
|                                               |                         
|                          _____________________|
|                         |                     |
|                         |                     |_________________________
|                         |                                               
|_Dorothy DAWSON _________|
  (.... - 1801) m 1757    |
                          |                      _________________________
                          |                     |                         
                          |_____________________|
                                                |
                                                |_________________________
                                                                          

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Pierre RIOU       (ID #I10934)

(male)
Father: Mathieu RIOU (b. BEF 1620, d. AFT 1681)
Mother: Magdelaine REBOUL (b. BEF 1625, d. AFT 1675)

Family 1 : Marie PEYRON (dates unknown)
  1.  Pierre RIOU (b. 9 APR 1674)
  2.  Mathieu RIOU (b. 1 AUG 1675)
  3.  Mathieu RIOU (b. 11 MAR 1682)

 

In Eugène Arnaud's Histoire des protestants du Vivarais et du Velay (1888), a Pierre Riou de Laroue, listed as a "garde", was accused and imprisoned in connection with a confrontation between the embattled churches of the Vivarais and the provincial authorities, along with his three brothers Jean Pierre, Félix, and Mathieu. These are supposed to have arrived at Geneva toward the end of 1683, but they seem to have headed to Neuchâtel and Zurich. Also involved, according to the same account, were a Charles Riou, and an Antoine Riou, notary. It seems likely that a mention of "the two brothers La Brune" involved in a separate incident that year actually refers to two of the Riou brothers from Vernoux, a different family.

In the "Huguenot census" of Bern, 1693, there is a Pierre Rioux from Vivarais, possibly the same one who escaped in 1683. However, no further information about the one in Bern has been located, so we are unable to establish whether he is connected in any way to the the incident reported by Arnaud.

It seems unlikely that the four brothers of the Riou de Laroue family mentioned in 1683 are directly connected to the family at Vernoux.

However, the Pierre who married in 1674 to Marie Peyron certainly belongs to the branch at Vernoux, as his parents are given on that occasion as Mathieu Riou and Magdelaine Reboul of Dunière, St. Jean Chambre, and he is accompanied by his brothers Etienne and Jean of the parish of St. Maurice (-sous-Chalencon) and uncles Pierre Riou and Pierre "Taboul" — the latter possibly the result of confusion, because the bride's mother is listed as Magdelaine Taboul, written very differently from Reboul (the surname of Pierre's mother), in the same record! However, it must be noted that the Registres d'Insinuations are copies, not original records, and so it is possible that Taboul results from a misreading of a lost original.

Apart from the record of his marriage and the baptisms of the three children, we have no further details of this family. In particular, they have not turned up in the Catholic records after 1685, nor in Switzerland.

[14502] Date of contract, Registre d'Insinuations B-37, 17 feb 1674.

                                             ______ RIOU _________
                                            |                     
                       _Estienne RIOU ______|
                      | (1600 - 1641)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _Mathieu RIOU _______|
| (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____|
|                       (.... - 1641)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Pierre RIOU 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Pierre REBOUL ______|
|                     | (.... - 1641)       |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
  (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Anne PEYRON ________|
                        (.... - 1641)       |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Pierre RIOU       (ID #I10937)

(male)
Father: Estienne RIOU (b. BEF 1600, d. AFT 1641)
Mother: Isabeau JARJAT (d. AFT 1641)

 

Death recorded at Chalencon (protestant) reported by his brother-in-law Jean Reboul and his nephew Estienne Riou. Pierre's age is given as 48 at that time.

                                             __
                                            |  
                       ______ RIOU _________|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _Estienne RIOU ______|
| (1600 - 1641)       |
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Pierre RIOU 
|  (1627 - 1675)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Isabeau JARJAT _____|
  (.... - 1641)       |
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Pierre RIOU       (ID #I9851)

(male)
Father: _____ RIOU (dates unknown)

 

Mentioned as the uncle of Jean Riou son of Estienne Riou in the marriage contract of Jean Riou 02 aug 1653, Registre d'Insinuation B-19 p. 347.

                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 ______ RIOU _________|
|                     |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Pierre RIOU 
|  (.... - 1653)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Pierre RIOU       (ID #I10947)

(male)
Father: Pierre RIOU (dates unknown)
Mother: Marie PEYRON (dates unknown)

 

Witnesses at the baptism were Pierre Peyron (or Peyroz) and Magdelaine Reboul.

                                             _Estienne RIOU ______+
                                            | (1600 - 1641)       
                       _Mathieu RIOU _______|
                      | (1620 - 1681) m 1641|
                      |                     |_Isabeau JARJAT _____
                      |                       (.... - 1641)       
 _Pierre RIOU ________|
|  m 1674             |
|                     |                      _Pierre REBOUL ______
|                     |                     | (.... - 1641)       
|                     |_Magdelaine REBOUL __|
|                       (1625 - 1675) m 1641|
|                                           |_Anne PEYRON ________
|                                             (.... - 1641)       
|
|--Pierre RIOU 
|  (1674 - ....)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Pierre PEYRON ______|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Marie PEYRON _______|
   m 1674             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Magdelaine TABOUL __|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Alexandre RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE       (ID #I9384)

(male)
Father: Jean Scipion RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE (b. ABT 1734, d. 14 JAN 1764)
Mother: Claire LÉORAT (dates unknown)

 

                                                       ______________________
                                                      |                      
                                 _____________________|
                                |                     |
                                |                     |______________________
                                |                                            
 _Jean Scipion RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE _|
| (1734 - 1764)                 |
|                               |                      ______________________
|                               |                     |                      
|                               |_____________________|
|                                                     |
|                                                     |______________________
|                                                                            
|
|--Alexandre RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE 
|  
|                                                      _Etienne LÉORAT ______+
|                                                     | (1672 - ....)        
|                                _Alexandre LÉORAT ___|
|                               | (1704 - ....)       |
|                               |                     |_Marie CHOMEL ________
|                               |                                            
|_Claire LÉORAT ________________|
                                |
                                |                      _Mathieu JOHANNOT ____+
                                |                     | (1682 - 1744) m 1706 
                                |_Anne JOHANNOT ______|
                                                      |
                                                      |_Marie Claire PERRIN _+
                                                        (1679 - 1753) m 1706 

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Jean Scipion RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE       (ID #I9378)

(male)
Family 1 : Claire LÉORAT (dates unknown)
  1.  Louise RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE (dates unknown)
  2.  Alexandre RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE (dates unknown)

 

[3323] age at death given as about 30 years.

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Louise RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE       (ID #I9380)

(female)
Father: Jean Scipion RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE (b. ABT 1734, d. 14 JAN 1764)
Mother: Claire LÉORAT (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Estienne VEYRIN (dates unknown)

 

At the time of her marriage, Louise and her family were living at Noyer, parish of Vernoux. In the marriage contract, she was represented by Matthieu Léorat, father of her mother. The record is on FHL film #0728920, very difficult to read. It mentions François Johannot, cousin of the groom, and another cousin François Simeon Plancheon.

                                                       ______________________
                                                      |                      
                                 _____________________|
                                |                     |
                                |                     |______________________
                                |                                            
 _Jean Scipion RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE _|
| (1734 - 1764)                 |
|                               |                      ______________________
|                               |                     |                      
|                               |_____________________|
|                                                     |
|                                                     |______________________
|                                                                            
|
|--Louise RIOU-DE-LA-ROUE 
|  
|                                                      _Etienne LÉORAT ______+
|                                                     | (1672 - ....)        
|                                _Alexandre LÉORAT ___|
|                               | (1704 - ....)       |
|                               |                     |_Marie CHOMEL ________
|                               |                                            
|_Claire LÉORAT ________________|
                                |
                                |                      _Mathieu JOHANNOT ____+
                                |                     | (1682 - 1744) m 1706 
                                |_Anne JOHANNOT ______|
                                                      |
                                                      |_Marie Claire PERRIN _+
                                                        (1679 - 1753) m 1706 

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Elizabeth RIPPON       (ID #I25490)

(female)
Family 1 : Isaac CORNAZ (dates unknown)

 

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François RISSOAN       (ID #I10940)

(male)
Father: Isaac RISSOAN (dates unknown)
Mother: Marguerite RIGNAL (d. BEF 1667)

Family 1 : Magdelaine DESJOURS (dates unknown)

 

[14503] Date of contract, Registre d'Insinuation B-31, p. 137.

                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Isaac RISSOAN ______|
|                     |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--François RISSOAN 
|  
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Marguerite RIGNAL __|
  (.... - 1667)       |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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Isaac RISSOAN       (ID #I10941)

(male)
Family 1 : Marguerite RIGNAL (d. BEF 1667)
  1.  François RISSOAN (dates unknown)

 

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Gladys RITCHIE       (ID #I21813)

(female)
Family 1 : Wilbur CARPENTER (b. 4 DEC 1913, d. 17 JAN 1973)
  1.  James CARPENTER (dates unknown)

 

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Elmer C. RITTENHOUSE       (ID #I5051)

(male)
Family 1 : Verna May SKINNER (b. 24 DEC 1890)

 

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