James LEMAITRE & Susanne GONDOUIN c1725 of Soho, London
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    Jaques Lemaitre
    bapt 28 Sep 1701 Leicester Fields
    born 22 Sep 1701
    son of Thobie Lemaistre & Marie Minuel
    metre serrurier dem. Stees St, Bruns Gdns par de St Gilles
    godfather & witness: Jaques Fulgau/Fulgout
    godmother: Mlle Enne Grenon

    from Hug.Soc. Vol 29, p.79
    Susanne Gondouin
    baptism unknown
    mother: Catherine Gondouin
    Jaques Lemaitre & Susanne Gondouin
    marriage unknown
    James Lemaitre
    buried 30 Jun 1773
    Paddington St James
    "from St Ann's, Westminster"

    from Alyce
    Susanna Lemaitre
    buried 30 May 1759
    Paddington St James
    "from St James, Westminster"

    from Alyce
    Apprentices to James Lemaitre

    Mary Fran Degar,
    duties paid 28 Aug 1725

    Geo Towsey, St Ann Westminster
    duties paid 23 Dec 1731

    Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811
    James Lemaitre
    Poor rates payable for 22 Crompton St South
    St Anne, King Square Division 1769

    Westminster Archives - M/F no: 61 - A235d - Page 11 & 12

    from Alyce

    Transcript of James Lemaitre's will

    made 30 Nov 1771, proved 1 Jul 1773

    Thanks to Alyce for finding it and to Robert for helping with the deciphering
    In the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Ghost amen
    I James Lemaitre of the parish of St Ann's Westminster in the county of Middlesex drawing master knowing that there is nothing so certain as death or nothing so uncertain than that ? and being at a present sound of mind and memory and in perfect health praise be God do for this composing of my mind make and declare this to be and contain my last will and testament first I ? my soul to God my creator and to Jesus Christ my redeemer and to the Holy Ghost my sanctifer praying that most Holy Trinity to take pity on me at the hour of death to forgive me all my sins and to receive me in his paradise with all the blessed amen as to my body when it will please God to take me from this world I leave the care to my son Paul to bury me in a devout manner without any provisions in Padington churchyard as near as possible to my father and mother
    I leave my son Paul my ?picture ring a lozenge Bristol stone ring a plain gold ring weighing thirteen shillings and nine pounds and a silver cup marked S Gondoin and four hundred and fifty pounds sterling
    I leave my son John a plain gold ring and a Bristol stone ring my silver shoe buckles my knee ? I also leave him four hundred and fifty pounds sterling with this provision that he shall receive only twenty five pounds per annum with the interest to be paid him half yearly that is to say twelve pounds ten shillings each payment until he has received the whole sum But if he should die without (issue?) before he has received the whole sum I leave the remainder to his brother and sister to share it equally alike I also leave him a silver ? cup
    I leave my daughter Catherine Maigre three hundred and fifty pounds sterling she having received one hundred pounds before as a marriage portion with this proviso that she shall receive only fifteen pounds per annum to be paid her half yearly that is to say seven pounds ten shillings each payament until she has received the whole sum with the interest like her brother John
    I leave my son Paul's two children James and Ann one hundred pounds each when they will be twenty five years of age and I furthermore leave him (James) fifty pounds as being my godson I leave my son John's three children John Francis and Catherine one hundred pounds each when they will be twenty five years of age I leave my daughter Maigre's two children Isaac and Catherine Maigre one hundred pounds each when they will be twenty five years old
    I leave five guineas to the fourth Westminster charity school established by subscription in the year 1747. As to what I shall leave after my demise such as my household goods, cloths, kitchen furniture drawings prints books books of prints ? ? beds bedding linen plate towels/bowls colours shall be sold by auction and the produce thereof shall be added to my Capital balance that is in the Bank Consolidated together with fifty pounds that is in the Bank Consolidated in Catherine Gondoun's name.
    (page 2)
    my dwelling house also shall be sold to the highest bidder and the produce/proceeds thereof shall be added to the above balance if any moneys or bank notes should be found after my demise it shall be added to the above balance After having read this my last will and having found nothing contrary to my intention I desire it may be executed according to my will and I do appoint Mr ?Benedir? Bonvoir Blume and Mr Thomas Branwell to be my executors I leave them fifteen pounds each for mourning after my children will have received the legacies which I leave them what moneys which shall be over plus ? surplus shall be divided between them equally alike.
    Made at London this thirtieth day of November one thousand seven hundred and seventy one and wrote with my hand and sealed with my seal (signed) James Lemaitre
    I add this to my last will and testament that if Sarah ?Dolap my servant should live with me to the hour of my decease I leave her mourning and a half years wages till she can find another place (signed) James Lemaitre
    28th Jun 1773
    Appeared personally Philip Burkinyoung of the parish of St James Westminster in the county of Middlesex whitesmith and Sarah Wesson of the parish of St Ann Westminster in the same county spinster and severally made oath and depost as follows (to wit) that they severally know and were acquainted with James Lemaitre late of the parish of St Ann Westminster in the county of Middlesex ?devised for many years before and to the time of his death and with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription having seen him write and subscribe his name and having now ? and carefully perused the paper writing here unto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and testament of the said deceased beginning thus "in the name of the father of the son and of the Holy Ghost amen" and ending thus "made at London this thirtieth day of November one thousand seven hundred and seventy one wrote with my hand and sealed with my seal" and thus subscribed James Lemaitre and also the writing at the foot or bottom of the said Will preporting to be and contain a codicil hereto beginning thus " I add this to my last Will and Testament" and ending thus " till she can find another place." And thus subscribed James Lemaitre do severally say and depose that they do verily and in their consciousnes believe the whole body series and contents of the said paper writings and the several subscriptions hereto to be all the proper hand writing and subscription of the said ?deceased . Philip Burkinyoung Sarah Wesson . Same day this said Philip Burkinyoung and Sarah Wesson were Duly sworn to the truth of the premises before me Andrew Colter Ducarel (Surrogate) pros. Hon. Blake N of. G. Pub.
    This will was proved at London with a codicil the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy three before the Worshipfull Andrew Colter Ducarel Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of His Right Worshipfull George Isay also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of ?Bonodir otherwise BonovirBlume and Thomas Bramwell the executers named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all singular goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.

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  • Transcript of Catherine Gondouin's will

    made 15 Dec 1736, proved 4 Apr 1739

    Thanks to Alyce for finding it and to Robert for the deciphering
    Will of Catherine Gondouin 15 December 1736
    IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Knowing that there is nothing so certain as Death and nothing so uncertain as the Hour thereof, being at present by the Grace of my God of sound body and mind. I was willing to write my last Will upon this paper desiring that it may be executed in manner following. First I commend my Soul to God my Creator, to Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and to the Holy Ghost my Sanctifier beseeching that most Holy and Adorable Trinity to have pity on me and at the time of my death to forgive me all my sins and to receive me in his Holy Paradise with all the Blessed. Amen
    As to my body when it shall please God to take me out of this World I leave to the Care of my Daughter Susanna Le Maitre to get buried honourably but without superficiality and as to what I shall leave after my Death I devise that the money that shall be found in Government shall be for the children of my Daughter as also what shall be received from France for I hope that my Cousin ?Goyor will be as good as his word, that if God should make him resolve to redeem the said rent that money should be put to interest with that which shall then be found that all the children may divide it equally and the interests which shall accrue there from every year shall be given to their Mother for their maintenance without or being obliged to give any account thereof. When they shall be of age which shall be put at five and twenty, except their Father or Mother should be willing to give it them sooner. That if my Cousin should redeem the said rent and that my Son in Law or my Daughter should be in want either through losses or ?sickness. They might have out of that money two hundred pounds in the Government the income of which they may enjoy as long as they live and after their death that money shall revert to their children. But if he should send but the rent that cannot be done there being but so little for so many Children and if any of the said Children should not govern himself as he ought he shall not have his share as to the Capital without the consent of his Father and Mother but only their share of the Income. If my Son in Law or my Daughter should think fit to take some of the money which is in Government to put the Boys out Apprentices that shall be deducted out of their shares when they shall come of age for I desire that the Girls and Boys shall be all equal. Except that I give to Catherine Le Maitre my God daughter a dozen of Damask Napkins with the Tablecloth of the same weave. I also give her my Diamond and two large Spoons and two Forks marked with her name with my six Teaspoons and case and the Sugar tongs. But if God should take her out of this World before she is of age or married I desire that this small present be for Mary Le Maitre her sister in order that she may remember me.
    As for the house which I have renamed with the Duke of Portland. I give it to my Daughter and to her husband after her if she die first upon condition however that neither of them shall be able to sell or mortgage the same except it should not be in a condition of being inhabited and that it should not be in their power to rebuild it then they may sell it and that money shall be put out to interest and they shall have the income as long as they shall live and after their death it shall revert to the Children.
    I also give to my Daughter all my Goods, Cloths and Linen which shall be found in the house at the time of my decease upon condition that she shall give to John Le ?Fevre my Godson ten pounds sterling and to Andrew Le ?Fevre two Guineas and to each of their sisters Anne and Elizabeth Le Le ?Fevre As a token of the friendship I had for their dear Mother. I desire also that my Daughter may give to my Cousin Margaret Auvray Ten Pounds Sterling for the great affection she has had for me and my family. I also give to Mrs. Judith Le Maitre Five Pounds Sterling she is a worthy person whom I value much. I desire that the whole may be given one year after my demise at farthest but as I don’t know in what situation I shall be when it should please God to take me out of this World. If there should not be money found as well to bury me as to give to those who are here above mentioned. I desire that the first money which shall come from France shall be paid out for that.
    I desire that Mr. Paul Des Bross To be executor of this my Will together with Mr. James Le Maitre my Son in Law. I hope he will be so good as to attempt of it. Otherwise I have my Son in Law and my Daughter executor and executrix of their Children. I believe them to be good Father and Mother not to wrong them. After having read this my Testament over I have not found therein anything contrary to my Will.
    Done in London the 15 December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six.
    Written with my hand and Sealed with my Seal.
    Catherine Gondouin .
    God having taken out of this World Mrs. Le Maitre , and my Cousin Elizabeth Le ?Fevre being home again to live with us. I desire that if she does her duty to me and that she remains with me to my death that the five pounds which I had given to Mrs. Le Maitre be given to her instead of the Two Guineas which I had given her by this my Will.
    Done by me the tenth October 1738.
    Catherine Gondouin .

    I add to this my Will that I will not have Mr. Paul Des Bross be at any expense in case any ?uneasiness should happen in the family by me-
    Catherine Gondouin -
    Witnesses----- Henry Sandal , S. Besse.

    Faithfully translated out of French : at Doctors Commons-London the 2nd April 1739. by me L.H. Crespighy Not. Pub.

    This Will Was proved at London before the Worshipfull John Andrew Doctor of Law Surrogate of the Rightworshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master keeper or Commissary of the Prorogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted the fourth day of April in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and thirty nine by the Oath of James Le Maitre one of the executors named and Susanna executrix (wife of the said James Le Maitre the executor substituted in the said Will to whom admin was granted for all and singular the Goods , Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn only to administer. ( Paul Des Bross the other executor named in the said Will first renouncing) Ex?

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  • Ann Lefevre
    buried 29 Aug 1769
    St Ann, Soho
    "of Compton Street, C"
    Ann Lefevre
    buried 9 Jun 1785
    St Ann, Soho
    "of Hog Lane, W"

    The children of James Lemaitre & Susanne Gondouin

    Catherine Lemaitre
    (1725 London-1790 St Giles)

    Catherine Lemaitre
    bapt 1 Jan 1725 West Street French Huguenot
    born 15 Dec 1724
    dau of Jaques Lemaitre & Suzanne
    godfather: Tobie Lemaistre
    godmother: Catherine Gondouin

    from Hug.Soc.Vol 32, p.32
    James Maigre
    baptism unknown
    Catherine Lemaitre & James Maigre
    marriage licence
    26 Aug 1747
    London, Spitalfields Artillery
    James Maigre
    death unknown
    Catherine Maigre
    died 1790
    Will of Catherine Maigre 1790
    widow, St Giles in the Fields,

  • pdf.1 of Catherine Maigre's will

  • pdf.2 of Catherine Maigre's will

  • from UK PRO

    "Tottenham Court Burying Ground"
    British History Online
    Children of Catherine Lemaitre & James Maigre

    Catherine Maigre1748 St Martin - m 1773 St Martin in the Fieldsto William Busbychildren: Harriot Catherine 1774, Maria 1775, Maria 1781.
    Isaac Maigre1750 St Martin - 1797 London
    Jean Jaques Maigre1752 St Martin - 1753 Westminster
    Suzanne Maigre1753 St Martin -

    John Maigre
    buried 5 Apr 1753
    St Martin-in-the-Fields, Mdx
    "of Castle St, Leicester Fields, 5 shillings"
    Baptism - Isaac Maigre

    MAIGRE, Isaac j. s. of James Maigre and Cathar-ine
    b. 5 and bpt. S.• Martin F., 19 Aug, 1750. S. Brown.

    from Archive.huguenotsociety.org.uk/07_Vol_IV_Issue_4
    Apprentice - Isaac Maigre

    Westminster French Protestant School
    Apr 1765
    Master: Daniel Payan, Jeweller
    Location: W, Fund: I

    from Archive.huguenotsociety.org.uk/105_Vol_XXVII_Issue_4-1
    Will of Isaac Maigre 1797

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  • from UK PRO

    female (?Mary) Lemaitre
    (1726 London-)

    (une fille) Lemaitre

    bapt 9 Oct 1726 West Street French Huguenot
    born 21 Sep 1726
    dau of Jacques Lemaitre & Susanne
    godfather: Francois Flahaut
    godmother: Marie Lemaitre

    from Hug.Soc. Vol 32, p.33
    Two deaths for a Mary Lemaitre:

    St Ann, 24 Apr 1765, from St Giles, W (?)
    St Ann, 20 ?May 1768, from Compton St, W (?)
    also below, but is probably Mrs Thobie Lemaitre

    Mary Lemaitre
    buried 24 Mar 1741
    Paddington St James
    "of St Ann's Westminster"


    James Lemaitre
    (1728 London-)

    James Lemaitre
    bapt 1 Dec 1728 Soho St Anne
    son of James Lemaitre & Susanna

    from IGI C062367
    Lucy Demergue
    baptised 12 Mar 1736
    Westminster St James
    parents: John Dumergue & Mary (?Maria Anna Avuray)
    James Lemaitre & Lucy Demergue
    married 24 Mar 1754
    Mayfair St George’s Chapel, Hyde Park Corner
    "James Lemaitre of St Ann Soho"
    "Lucy Demergue of Westminster, St James
    James Lemaitre
    ? died 8 Oct 1761
    St Ann, Soho
    marked "C from St Giles", (?child)
    Second marriage of Lucy Demergue

    Lucy Lemaitre & John Pearen
    married 17 Jul 1770
    Holborn St Andrew
    "widow & widower"

    female Lemaitre
    (1730 London-)

    (une fille) Lemaitre

    bapt 4 Oct 1730 West Street French Huguenot
    born 22 Sep 1730
    dau of Jacques Lemaitre & Susanne
    godfather: Jean Ollivier
    godmother: Mme Francoise Hallee

    from Hug.Soc.
    Vol 32, p.34

    Matthew Daniel Lemaitre
    (1732 London-)

    Matthew Daniel Lemaitre

    bapt 30 Apr 1732 Soho St Anne
    born 17 Apr 1732
    son of James Lemaitre & Susanna

    from IGI C062367

    Paul Lemaitre
    (1733 Soho St Anne - 1799 Soho St Anne)

    Paul Lemaitre
    bapt Oct 1733 Soho St Anne
    born 16 Sep 1733
    son of James Lemaitre

    from IGI C062367
    Amie Madeleine Faguillon
    bapt 20 May 1733
    Geneva, Switzerland
    parents: Louis Faguillon & Anne Revilliod
    Amie Madeleine Faguillon

    ?drawn by James Lemaitre (1701-1773)
    from Annie (Nickisson) Berkeley
    Paul Lemaitre & Amie Madeline Faguillon
    married 29 Nov 1761
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Paul Lemaitre
    buried 10 Apr 1799
    Soho St Anne
    "King St, married"
    Magdalen Lemaitre
    buried 28 Jan 1802
    Soho St Anne
    "King St, age 70, widow, decay"
    Lemaitre, Paul
    Fils de Jacques. Londres (Angleterre). Bijoutier
    Reçu habitant de Genève en 1761

    Lemaitre, Paul
    Directory entries

    28, Grafton street, Soho, London
    watch tool maker, tool making
    Bailey's London Directory; or, Merchants' & Traders' Useful Companion, for the year 1790 ... 5th Edition

    29, Grafton street, Soho, London
    watch tool ware house, tool making
    Wakefield's Merchant and Tradesman's General Directory for London, [1790],

    28, Grafton street, Soho
    Holden’s London Directory 1790
    Ann Lemaitre
    dau of Paul Lemaitre

    ?drawn by James Lemaitre (1701-1773)
    from Annie (Nickisson) Berkeley
    Children of Paul Lemaitre & Madeleine Faguillon

    Ann ?Louisa Lemaitre1763 Geneva -1824 Clerkenwellm 1783 Soho St Anneto Gedeon Macairechildren: Gideon 1784, Jane ?1787, Emily
    m 1795 Londonto Peter Hubert Desvigneschildren: Elizabeth 1800, Leonora 1801, Mary Ann 1803
    James Lemaitre1769 Geneva -

    John Lemaitre
    (1736 London-)

    John Lemaitre
    bapt 18 Apr 1736 Soho St Anne
    born 6 Apr 1736
    son of James Lemaitre & Susanna

    from IGI C062367

    Susanne Lemaitre
    (1738 London- ?1739 St Martin in the Fields)

    Susanne Lemaitre

    bapt 2 Apr 1738 Glasshouse St & Leicester Fields
    born born 23 Mar 1738
    dau of James Lemaitre & Susanne Gondouin
    godfather: Henry Sandal
    godmother: Louise Barksdale

    from Hug.Soc.
    Vol 29, p.155
    ?was this the Susanna above?

    Susanna Louisa Olympia Frances LEMAISTRE
    buried 1739
    St Martin in the Fields

    Jean (John) Lemaitre
    (1739 London-1816 Finsbury)

    Jean Lemaitre
    bapt 8 Nov 1739 Glasshouse St & Leicester Fields
    born 7 Nov 1739
    son of Jaques Lemaitre & Susanne
    godfather: pere
    godmother: mere

    from Hug.Soc. Vol 29, p.156
    Frances Cummings
    baptism unknown
    John Lemaitre & Frances Cummings
    married 18 Nov 1765
    Clerkenwell St James. Mdx

    witnesses: George ?Lane, Ann English
    John Lemaitre
    died 14 Feb 1816
    French Hospital,
    buried Finsbury St Luke
    Frances Lemaitre
    burial unknown
    after 1788
    ?was this the John above?

    John Lemaitre
    apprentice 1754
    to James Lewis Guillot, carver
    St Ann, Westminster

    "Craftsmen and interior decoration in England, 1660-1820"
    Geoffrey W. Beard - 1981
    Google books

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  • James Lewis Guillot
  • John Lemaitre
    apprentice to Sarah Towsey
    St George Bloomsbury
    duty paid 21 Sep 1758

    Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811
    Children of John Lemaitre & Frances Cummings

    Ann Lemaitre1766 St Martin -
    John Lemaitre1767 St Martin- >1797
    Frances Rebecca Lemaitre1769 St Martin - 1774 St. Martin
    Catherine Lemaitre1771 St Martin -m 1790 Soho St Anne to James Nelson children: Thomas James 1792, Robert 1794, Sally Ann 1801, Thomas Samuel 1803, Nancy 1807, Esther 1819
    Gartrude Lemaitre1774 St Martin - 1858 St. James W'minsterm 1791 to Benedict Conta children: Gabriel 1793, Margaret E 1795
    Paul Thomas Lemaitre1776 St Martin - 1864 Kensingtonm 1801 Mdx Spitalfields to Caroline Coe children: William 1803, Caroline 1804, Hanson 1811, Frean 1811, William 1812, John
    m 1825 St Pancras to Elizabeth Woodhams children: Thomas, Alfred, Paulina,
    Margaret Elizabeth Frances Lemaitre1779 St Martin -m 1818 St George Hanover Sq
    James Robert Lemaitre1782 St Martin -
    Thomas John Lemaitre1785 St Martin - 1861 Islingtonmarriage unknownto Jane children: Amelia 1826, Thomas 1827, Adelaide 1829, Elizabeth 1831
    William James Lemaitre1788 St Martin - >1797m 1813 St James Westminsterto Lydia Newson children: Lydia 1814, William Thomas 1816, Susan Lydia 1824

    Catherine Lemaitre
    apprentice to Richd Deykins
    St Martin In The Fields, Middlesex
    duty paid 4 Mar 1786

    Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811
    Gertrude Lemaitre & Benedict Conta
    married 24 Sep 1791
    St Mary, Islington

    witnesses: John Lemaitre, Carine Nelson, James Nelson

    Lemaitre - Cummings family UK census addresses

    Paul Thomas Lemaitre (1776-1864)
    1841Middlesex, HammersmithRavens Place 60 with wife Eliz & 3 chn
    1851Middlesex, Hammersmith8 Park Cottage 74headmarriedColonial dept, civ.servwith wife Eliz & 1 dau
    1851Middlesex, Hammersmith2 Waterloo St 84headmarriedlate colonial deptwith wife Eliz & 1 son

    Thomas John Lemaitre (1785-1861)
    1841Middlesex, IslingtonShepperton St 50 watchcase makerwith wife Jane & 4 dau
    1851Middlesex, Islington9 Edward Terrace65headmarriedgold watchcase makerwith wife Jane, 1 dau, 1 gson

    Paul Thomas Le Maitre, accused of treason
    son of John Lemaitre & Frances

    From Alyce:

    Paul Thomas Le Maitre was put on trial at the Old Bailey in 1796 (with other men) for wait for it, Treason, for plotting to kill the King. You can read all about the trial on the web. "The complete collection of State Trials and proceedings for High Treason" by Thomas Bayly Howell - a book printed in 1819.

  • "The complete collection of State Trials and proceedings for High Treason"

  • Proceedings on the Trial of Robert Thomas Crossfield for High Treason; at the Session House in the Old Bailey, 0n Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th Day of May, 36 George III AD 1796

    Thomas Crossfield, Paul Thomas Le Maitre, John Smith and George Higgins accused of treason

    From Carol:

    This link records how Paul Thomas Le Maitre petitioned because of his treatment in prison and also because something one of the policemen said to his mum which caused her to take to her bed and die 2 months later. This must be Frances, so she must have died 1795/6.

  • "The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803 "

  • From Neville & Carol:
    Paul Thomas Lemaitre - coverpages to P T Lemaitre's 1795 60-page narrative.
    from original material, British Library, & digitised for USA educational purposes
    page 1
    page 2
    page 3

    Paul Thomas Lemaitre - Petition to parliament 1846
    from Working Class Movement Library, Salford.
    page 1
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