Monday, March 23, 2009

1663 Book in Nimes Archives Chapelier-Roux Marriage

Jean-Luc Chapelier, guided me to the Nimes archives where I was able open this book with the documentation of the Louis Chapelier and Simmone Roux. According to the information we have their son Isaac Chapelier b 1672 Uzes, Languedoc, France escaped to London. He married 10/28/1696 at the French Church in Threadneedle St., London, England to Anne Arnaud, daughter of Elie & Magdalen (De Valau or Devallaud) Arnaud. Anne was a native of de la Tramblade, France.
Isaac fled from Bagnals to London, where he became a surgeon. Mr. C. G. Lart, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society states that Isaac Chapelier, Sr., was naturalized in London 05/25/1702. And that in 1697 his name was spelled Chappelie. He was "ancien et secretaire" of the French Church of Crispin St., London. He apparently went to sea with her majesty's fleet, which was trying to capture the Spanish main through legal piracy; hence his estate being in dollars rather than pounds (œ).

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