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see "Biography of Jacob"' DeCou UE: United Empire Loyalist of French Huguenot Origins and a Fifth Generation Quaker," by Robert Collins McBride UE, B.
He studied under a French tutor in New Rochelle, probably at the urging of his French Huguenot mother.
The descendant of a French Huguenot and an African slave, Du Bois received his B.
Mr Dury said Stourbridge's role in glassmaking history came about as demand for window glass spiralled and the industry flourished thanks to the skills of French Huguenot glassmakers, who had fled religious persecution in France.
His son was probably born there, but in 1689 the family left for London and by 1691 they were living in Soho, the district having been taken over by French Huguenot refugees.
The Signourneys fled to England, where fellow French Huguenot Gabriel Bernon, a successful businessman, agreed to finance a settlement in the New World.
Discovering that his great-grandmother's name was Salome Laplain, Jacobi finds that he is descended from a wealthy French Huguenot who fled religious persecution, and who has connections to royalty on this side of the channel.
The Monument was dedicated in October 1884 by the descendants of the Bernon and Sigourney families to perpetuate the memory of the thirty French Huguenot families, who established Oxford's first settlement here in 1686-1687.
They lived in New Hall, hence Newhall Street, and the story goes that the Oozells holding was so named because Ann Colmore, who was an ardent gambler, lost a game of cards to a chap called Oozells - who was a French Huguenot (Protestant) who had fled because of religious persecution.
His mother was a Delano, of a French Huguenot family (originally de la Noye) which had made a large, if now rather embarassing, fortune trading in opium and then married into the Astor dynasty.
Gabriel Bernon, who lived from 1644 to 1736, was a wealthy French Huguenot merchant who financed the settlement that became New Oxford.
Toye's which employs 225 people, traces its history back to a French Huguenot weaver, Guillaume Henri Toye, who fled to London in 1685 disguised as a cattle dealer to avoid Louis XIV's persecution of the protestants.
The boy's mother, Rachel Faucette, of French Huguenot descent, left her husband and their son in the early 1750s and went to live with James Hamilton.
Born in Walsall of French Huguenot descent,Adrian moved to North Wales with his parents in 1982.
The cross-channel cultural and intellectual threads he sees connecting, for example, medical practitioners at the courts of the early Stuarts with scientists on the Continent, personified in the histories of the Englishman, William Harvey, and the French Huguenot Theodore de Mayerne (chapter 3), should cause anglocentric historians of early modern England to lift their eyes across the Channel.