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Charles Perrault, seigneur de Sailly en Maconnais, Virginia Huguenot 1700.
Posted by: Todd Whitesides (ID *****3247) Date: July 09, 2008 at 19:46:57
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Charles Perrault (who died testate between 24 Mar 1716/7 and 2 Dec 1717 at Manakin-Town in King William Parish in Goochland County (then in Henrico County)) was the eldest son of Philibert Perrault, seigneur de Sailly, Cherizet, Montrevost, and Fortunet, a gendarme in the company of the Duke of Anjou during the Thirty Years War, by his wife Elisabeth Gravier (who he married 25 Jan 1653 at Estivaux), daughter of Theophile Gravier, seigneur de Laye and Drambon, by his wife Marie Saumaise. His father Philibert was the eldest son of Charles Perrault, seigneur de Sailly en Maconnais, Montrevost, Vergennes, la Chapelle, Bouis, and Fortunet, by his wife Elisabeth du Bourg (who he married 4 Sep 1618 at Autun), daughter of the noble Jean du Bourg and his wife Anne Tixier.

Charles, seigneur de Sailly, left France after the revocation of the Edit of Nantes in 1685, and at first settled in the city of Cassel in Hessen, where he had a son (born by his first wife Jeanne de La Corne) named Isaac Perrault baptised in 1689. Shortly thereafter he was a member of Lord Galway's Irish Committee for Refugee Settlement with the intention of re-settling exiled Huguenots in southern Ireland (1692). Described as an ancien naval officer he apparently lived an exile's existence between London and Bordeaux. By the end of that century he was a compatriot with the Marquis de la Muce in the his arrangement with William III to re-settle several prominent Huguenot families upstream of the falls on the James River in Virginia. This is where he spent the rest of his life, serving as a vestryman in King William Parish. When he arrived in Virginia in 1700, he came as a widower and without any issue.

By his second wife Marguerite he had four children [according to a census of the French Protestant Refugees established in "La Paroisse du Roy Guillaume, Comte d'Henrico en Virginia" dated ca 1714, he had in his household a "Femme" and his "Enfans" included "1 garcon" & "3 filles"]:

[1] Daniel Perrow/Pero, a vestryman for King William Parish, who by his wife Marie had: (a) Charles, born 1728, and (b) Estienne, born 1735.

[2] Marie, who by her husband Estienne Farsi/Farcy had: (a) Anne, born 1736, (b) Jane, born 1739, (c) Elisabeth, born 1741, (d) Judith, born 1744, and (e) Estienne, born 1750.

[3] Anne, who by her husband William Apperson/Epperson had: (a) Antoine, (b) Littleberry, (c) Elizabeth (who married widower John Rogers 26 Nov 1771 in Goochland County), and (d) Lucy (who married John Thomson of Goochland County).

[4] Mariane, who by her husband Pierre Martain had: (a) Antoine, born 1737, married Sarah Holman 21 Dec 1758 in Goochland County, (b) Jean, born 1740, married Barbara Lewis 7 Aug 1763 in Goochland County), and (c) Pierre.

Marguerite survived her husband, and became the second wife of Antoine Rapine (who died testate at Manakin-Town between 10 Apr 1737 and 15 Nov 1737). Marguerite died testate in King William Parish, Cumberland County, between 8 Mar 1755 and 26 Jan 1756. Her daughters Anne and Mariane both died before her, but she left legacies for the children of both.

Todd Whitesides

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