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These lists were taken from "Irish Pedigrees",vol.2, by John O'Hart. Pub 1892, Dublin. Note: Pronunciation marks were not copied. 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. (1643)

TABLE II contains the names of those who settled in these countries during the reign of Louis XIV. (1643-1714) GIVE IT TIME TO LOAD, large table.

TABLE III contains 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. GIVE IT TIME TO LOAD, large table.

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 uere 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 wouuds which disabled him for life, but King William appointed him governor of the port, town, and connty of Sligo, and conferred ou him a pension of lOs. 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 Freneh 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 church-yard 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.

For further information respecting the Huguenots, see the Appendix pp. 345-392, at the end of Smiles' Huguenots, and headed; "Huguenot Refugees and their Descendants".


NAMES of the Foreign Refugees* who settled in Great Britain and Ireland before the reign of Louis XIV, (1643) of France; and their descendants:

Alexandre A]ix Anthonie
Ashtown, Lord Aubries Aurelius
Banet Banks Baptiste
Baro, or Baron Bassens Baudoin
Beaufort Note 1 Beevey Bennet
Beny Berku, alias Dolin Bertram
Bignon Bisson Blondell
Bonespair Bongenier Bonhomme
Bonnell Note 2 Botham Bouverie
Bourghinomus Bouillon Bowthand
Brevin Brevint Briot
Buchanan Bulteel Bustein
Byrt Calamy Calmady
Cappel Cargill Carlier
Cartanet Casaubon Castanet
Castol Caumont de la Force Caveler
Chamberlaine Note 3 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,
D'Assigny D'Aubon De Beauvais
De Cafour De Carteret De Catteye
De Chambeson De Chatillon, Cardinal De Cherpont
De Coulosse De Cugnac De Ferrieres de Maligny
De Freiderne De Garencieres 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 Melloniere De la Motte De la Place
De la Pryme De Lasaux De Laune
De Lallee 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 Rache 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 Note 4 Dubais Du Cane, or Du Quesne
Du Faye Du Moulin Du Perron
Du Poncel Du Quesnel D'Urfey
Du Val Note 5 Ellice Emeris
Eyre Falconer Famas
Fitzroy Folkstone, Viscount Fontaine
Francois, alias Vauvi Gamier 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 Note 6 Lart
La Tranche Note 7 Le Blane Le Blancq
Lebon Le Bouvier Le Burt
Le Cat Le Chevalier Le Churel
Le Duc Lefroy Note 8 Le Grimecieux
Le Gyt Le Jeune Le Keux
Le Macon Le Pine Le Quien
Le Roy Bovillon Le Thieullier Levart
Levet Lixens Lodowicke
Lompre, alias Huard 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
Monceau Monier Moreau
Moulinos Mulay Muntois
Niphius Paget Painsec
Palmerston, Viscountess Papillon Parent
Penzance, Lady Pepys Perruquet de la Melloniere
Perucel la Riviere Philip Pincon
Ponsonby Portal Presot
Pryme Pusey Radnor, Earl of
Ratcliffe Regius Riche
Richier Rime Rodulphs
Rosslyn, Countess of Roullees 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 Francois
Vignier Vignon Vincent
Vouche Waldo Walke
or Weldon
Wiseman Wolstenholme
Wood Wybone 



* Refugees: It was not, however, umtil the reign of Louis XIV., that thc French Protestant Refugees began to attract public attention in England.

Note 1 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.

Note 2 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.

Note 3 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.

Note 4 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.

Note 5 Duval: Many refugees from Rouen of this name settled in England.

Note 6 Langlais: This Normandy family name has in Ireland been changed to Langley.

Note 7 La Tranche: See note "La Tranche" at foot of page, 458 ante.

Note 8 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, lreland, and from whom the Irish branch of the family ie descended. 2. Rev. I. P. G. Lefroy, Rector of Ashe, Hants, from whom descends the English branch of this family.

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