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de Bonrepos of New Rochelle
Posted by: Ray (ID *****7427) Date: February 15, 2003 at 14:34:10
In Reply to: Re: Ila Burpo by Patricia Chitty of 14

My line is from Eli de Bonrepos of New Rochelle, N.Y. I understand that many descendants of Eli(e) or his brother David de Bonrepos are believed to have begun spelling the name Burpo.

A researcher gave me the following information. Corrections/additions would be welcome.

Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1

1. Marguerite De Bonrepos was born ABT 1683 in New Rochelle or the island of St. Christopher, West Indies (probably not LaRochelle, France, as some have said). She was the daughter of 2. Elie de Bonrepos and 3. Esther ____ (Angevin? -- one researcher said, but doubtful). She married Pierre Angevine, 1713, in New Rochelle.

Children of Marguerite De Bonrepos and Pierre Angevine are:
i. Pierre ("Peter") Angevine was born 15 MAY 1714 in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York.
ii. Eli Angevine Angevine was born 30 NOV 1719 in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York.
iii. Esther Angevine was born 1729 in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York.



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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2


2. Elie de Bonrepos was born 1652 in France, and died 1719 in New Rochelle, New York. He was the son of 4. Rev Alexandre de Bonrepos and 5. Margaret?.


3. Esther Angevin? was born 1663 in (France?) and died in Westchester County, New York.

Children of Esther (Angevin?) and Elie de Bonrepos are:
1. i. Marguerite De Bonrepos was born ABT 1683. She married Pierre Angevine 1713.
ii. Anne-Marguerite De Bonrepos was born ABT 1688 in Westchester, Westchester, New York. She married Obadiah Palmer 1705 in , Westchester, New York, son of Samuel Palmer and Mary Drake. He was born 25 JUN 1680 in Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York, and died 24 FEB 1747/48 in Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York.
iii. Elie De Bonrepos was born 1685.
iv. Alexandre De Bonrepos was born 1687.
v. Esther De Bonrepos was born 1693.
vi. Blanche De Bonrepos was born 1696.
vii. Marion De Bonrepos was born 1697.
viii. John De Bonrepos was born 1699.
ix. Mary De Bonrepos was born 1705.

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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3


4. Rev Alexandre de Bonrepos. He was the son of 8. Charles de Bonrepos and 9. Blanche d'Aulltric de Vingtville.

5. Margaret?.

Children of Margaret? and Rev Alexandre de Bonrepos are:
2. i. Elie de Bonrepos was born 1652 in France, and died 1719 in New Rochelle, New York. He married Esther (Angevin?) on the island of St. Christopher. She was born 1663 (France? St. Christopher? or Westchester County, New York?) He married (2) Jane____. She was born 1663.
ii. Rev. David de Bonrepos died in Staten Island, New York. He married 1 Blanche Du Bois. He married 2 Martha Billiou.

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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4


8. Charles de Bonrepos, son of 10. Louis, seigner de Bonrepos, Governor of Embrun, who d. at Grenoble; and 11. Francoise de St. Marcel d'Avangon

9. Blanche d'Aulltric de Vingtville. She married, as her second husband, Charles de Bonneval d'Agoult and became a Huguenot.

Children of Blanche d'Aulltric de Vingtville and Charles de Bonrepos are:
4. i. Rev Alexandre de Bonrepos. He married Margaret?.
ii. Alie de Bonrepos.
iii. Margaret de Bonrepos.
iv. Estear de Bonrepos.
v. Blanche de Bonrepos.

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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 5

10. Louis, seigner de Bonrepos, Governor of Embrun, died at Grenoble
11. Francoise de St. Marcel d'Avangon

Children of Louis, seigner de Bonrepos, and Francoise de St. Marcel d'Avangon:

1. Francois, Doyen of Cathedral of Notre Dame in Grenoble
2. son
3. son
4. (4th son) Charles de Bonrepos
possibly others


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One reference says: "Rev. David (born about 1654) and his brother Eli (Elias) (born about 1652/56) de Bonrepos apparently left Dalphine, France, settled on St Christophers Island for a short time then they arrived in Boston, MA, USA 1686."

Another says: Elie de Bonrepos journeyed first to Holland (interestingly, he owned land in Flushing, Holland); thence to St Christopher, West Indies; thence to Boston and Salem; later to New Pfalz (on the Hudson River); finally, was a schoolmaster at New Rochelle, NY.

Elie's son Alexandre was indentured, 1703, to John David of New York City, a sailmaker, for 6 years and 4 months from 5 Sept 1701, and as of 11 June 1723 was a freeman at New York City.

Elie's brother David was first at St Christopher, then removed to Boston, 1686, to New Rochelle, 1688, and thence to New York City where he became a freeman, 14 Aug 1695; was a resident of Staten Island by 1696, then removed to New Pfalz, Ulster Co, 1700-1702; lived in New York City, 1706-09, and died at Staten Island, his will dated New York City, 16 May 1734; m(1) Blanche du Bois; m(2) the widow Martha (Billiou) Stillwell.

Refs: Norman Davis, "Westchester Patriarchs," Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1988; "Historic Landmarks of New Rochelle," pp 6-11, 44-45.

Genouillac, "Dictionnaire des Fiefs," p 56, notes the following:

BONREPAUX, Seigneurie. (Langue d'oc) - Riguet, 1737
BONREPOS, Baron De la Baume, 1409



The name Bonrepos is also noted in D'Hozier, "Etat Présent de la Noblesse Française," p 1499:

MOREAU DE BONREPOS -- 1er Ludovic - Saint-Max M. de B., receveur particulier à St-Armand, &c. Armes: Vivarais: D'argent,au chevron d'azur, accompagné de trois testes de Maure de sable.


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