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From the earliest history French Protestants were persecuted. "The gre=
atest act of treachery took =

place on 25 August 1572, St. Bartholomew's Day, when thousands of Hugu=
enots were suddenly =

massacred by French government forces in Paris and elsewhere in France" =
(Irish Roots No. 2 =

1996 p6). =

The Edict of Nantes (1578) gave religious freedom to the Huguenots ho=
wever they continued to =

be persecuted and in 1685 the Edict was revoked. French Protestants who=
fled to England, =

Ireland, English colonies in North America (Mass., NY and SC), Germany, =
the Netherlands and =

Switzerland numbered somewhere between 400,000 and a million people. Ho=
w many of these =

emigrants went to Ireland is unclear however during the period 1650 - 1=
700 (the period of =

greatest Huguenot immigration) approximately 5,000 arrived. It is known =
that during the 1660s a =

group of Huguenot weavers went to Dublin but individual Huguenots arrive=
d between 1600 - =

1650. The Huguenot influence on Ireland was substantial. They
possessed a knowledge of banking, finance , administration,
and trade.

Where did they go in Ireland? They settled in many counties. * Antrim=
in Belfast, Lambeg and =

* Armagh in Lurgan
* Carlow in Carlow
* Cork in Bandon, Cork, Innishannon, Kinsale and Youghil
* Dublin in Dublin and Chapelizod
* Kilkenny in Kilkenny
* Limerick in Limerick
* Louth in Collon and Dundee,
* Meath and Westmeath in various places,
* Monaghan in Castleblaney,
* Queens (Laios and/or Leix) Portarlington
* Tipperary in Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel
* Waterford in Tallow and Waterford,
* Wexford in Enniscorthy and Wexford,
* Wicklow in Wicklow.

Time Line:
* 1665 - earliest French Church was established in Dublin
* 1692 French Non-Conformist Church was opened , also in Dublin
* 1697 a portion of the above formed another Church
* 1700 a second French Conformist Church was opened.

Thus the early printed Parish Registers of Dublin, and of Christ Churc=
h in Cork, contain some =

records of refugees. The Registers of the French Church of Portarlingto=
n, Ireland. Edited by =

Thomas Philip Le Fanu. Printed for the Huguenot Society of London. Lond=
on, 1908. The original =

Registers consist of two volumes, containing entries as follows: =

Volume One: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 3 June 1694 to 8th October 172=
Volume Two: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 14 August 1729 20 September 18=

"The Introductions to the three volumes, published by the Huguenot Soc=
iety of London, contain =

history of each colony with mention of the ministers and some other men=
of importance. =

Biographical notes mention their marriages and children in a few cases.=
All Registers were kept =

in the French language." (Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research, F=
alley. Genealogical =

Publishing, Baltimore, MD. 1988, p. 321) Some source materials may be=
found in the larger =

genealogical libraries of the US and Irish bookstores have acquired wor=
ks, particularly at Hodges =

Figgis and Company, Ltd., 6 Dawson Street, Dublin. he Linen Hall Libra=
ry in Belfast has all =

except perhaps the works of Agnew and =

The Caulfield Manuscripts are 3 volumes of pedigrees, arms, memoranda,=
birth, death, and =

marriage entries of the various Jennings families. One volume containi=
ng an account of "The =

French Settlers in Waterford after the Revocation of the Edict of Nante=
s"; particulars of various =

families and officials at Waterford and other entries, also a history o=
f the descendants of Mary =

Sautell, daughter of Major Sautell, and John Roberts of Waterford, in=
cluding sketches of the =

families of Roberts, Graham, Makesy, Price, etc. A volume containing e=
xtracts of baptisms from =

the first Registry Book of Waterford and other miscellaneous memoranda.=
" Irish and Scotch-Irish =

Ancestral Research, Falley, 1988 Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, MD=
=2E Pg. 165) See the =

55th Report of the Deputy Keeper for an index to this information. (LDS=
film #0500912) =

AGNEW, D. C. Protestant Exiles from France in the Reign of Louis XIV; =
or the Huguenot refugees =

and their descendants in Great Britain and Ireland. These three volum=
es define the causes of =

the Huguenot emigration. Information "regarding hundreds of families;=
their origins, =

biographical notes of individuals, their various places of settlement, =
alliances, occupations, =

descendants, etc". (Ibid pg 322) Agnew organizes the refugees into t=
hree groupsL (1) a list of =

names of settlers prior to the reign of France' Louis XIV; (2) the nam=
es of those who settled =

during the reign of Louis XIV; and (3) the names of the refugees who =
were naturalized by =

Letters Patent. (See LDS Library under Court records). Some surnames=
found in these records =

are: Abbadie, Barre, Bailleux (Bayley), Beauford, Belcastel, Beranger=
, Blaquiere, Boileau, =

Bonnell, Bouberau, Brocas, Burgeois (Burges), Cambon, Carle, Chamberlai=
ne, Champagne, =

Chenevix, Dargent, De La Cheroie, De Laval, De Lavalade, Dombrain, Des=
Voeux, D'Olier, =

Drelincourt, Du Bedat, Dubourdieu, Dury, Gaussen, Geneste, Gosset, Gual=
ly, Guillot, Guyon, =

Labat (Labatt), Labouchere, Langlais (Langley), La Tranche (Trench), =
La Roche, La Trobe, =

Layard, Lefroy (Loffroy), Le Fanu, Le Tablere, Mangin, Mathy, Maturin=
, Mercier, Misson, Morell, =

Perrin, Raboteau, Reynet (De Reynet), Roche, Rocheblave, Teulon (Tholan=
), Vignoles, =

GIMEETTE, THOMAS. The History of the Huguenot Settlers in Ireland. 296=
pages, Author died =

prior to comp;letion of indexes and ends shortly after the campagin of =
William III. but includes 41 =

pages on the Huguenot colony of Dublin; A 22 page reprint from the Uls=
ter Journal of =

Archaelogy on the subject of the Waterford settlement. The first 108 =
pages are the history of =

the Huguenots in France, and some families later called refugees in Ire=
land are included. . This =

work is primarily historical but with the records of individuals includ=
ed. Some biographical notes, =

family origins, alliances, are included as: 1. A list of 42 foreign P=
rotestants who were refugees, =

or their descendants, who received grants of lands under the Commonw=
ealth Government, with =

the location and number of acres acquired by each grantee. A few houses=
in Dublin were =

granted. The smallest parcel was granted to Mathew De Renzie, of 115 =
acres in Queen's =

County, while the two largest grants went to to Thomas Guyllyms who was=
granted 3,667 acres =

in County Cavan and Andrew Ricard who received 3,436 acres in Counties =
Waterford and =

Tipperary. 2. A list of 66 foreign Protestants with their county of r=
esidence who were attainted by =

James II. (See Genealogical Office holdings LDS Library 3. A list o=
f 185 French Huguenot =

officers who served with Schomberg in the war in Ireland, 1689 1691, se=
veral of whomYoughal, =

Waterford and Lisburn. =

LEE, GRACE LAWLESS. The Huguenot Settlements In Ireland.

This book published by Longmans, Green and Co. in London, New York and=
Toronto, 1936, is =

not only the most easily available but is the most helpful to the genea=
logist. The author's =

intention is to trace the Huguenot families, their origins, time of arr=
ival in Ireland, places of =

settlement, activities, alliances, removals from place to place, and =
the records of individuals, =

their children, marriages, and a few records of emigration to America. =
281 pages. (LDS film # =

0990025 Item 1) =

AGNEW, D. C. Protestant Exiles from France in the Reign of

Louis XIV; or the Huguenot refugees and their descendants in Great Bri=
tain and Ireland. 2nd =

edition with Index volume. London, 1871 1874. =

CARRE, ALBERT. L'influence des Huguenots Francais en Irelande aux XVII et=
XVIII Siecles, 1937.

GIMLETTE, THOMAS. The History of the Huguenot Settlers in Ireland, and =
other Literary =

Remains. 1888.

VOL. VII. Registers of the French Conformed Churches of St. Patrick an=
d St. Mary, Dublin. Edited =

by J. J. Digges La Touche. Dublin, 1893. St. Patrick's, Baptisms, 166=
8 1687;1716 1788; Deaths, =

17161830. VOL. XIV. Registers of the French Non Conformist Churches V=
OL. XIX. French =

Church of Portarlington: Registers of. 1694 1816. London, 1908. =

The French Churches in Dublin. Vol. VIII, pp. 87 139.
AWLOR, HUGH JACKSON. The Fasti of St. Patrick's, Dub lin.
Dundalk, 1930. (Appendix contains records, 16661816:
Ministers of the French Church; Biographical and
Genealogical Notices.)

LEE, GRACE LAWLESS. The Huguenot Settlements in Ireland.
London, 1936.

LEFANu, T. P. Huguenot Veterans in Dublin. In the Journal
of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.
Vol. 72, pp. 64 70.

MCCALL, R. A. The Huguenots in Ulster. 1915.
O'HART, JOHN. Irish Pedigrees. Vol. II. Dublin, 1892.
(Names of Huguenot Refugees who settled in Great Britain
and Ireland before the reign of, and during the reign of
Louis XIV, of France; their French origins and descendants
named in some notes, pp. 463 497.)

O'MULLANE, BRIGID. The Huguenots in Dublin. In Dublin
Historical Record. Vol. VIII.

SMILES, SAMUEL. The Huguenots: Their Settlements,
Churches and Industries in England and Ireland. 1889.

1853 1856. Huguenot Settlement Records (with family notes).

HUGUENOT HERITAGE The history and contributions of the
Huguenots in Britain. by Robin Gwynn 1985 pub. Routledge & Keegan
Paul London. ISBN 0-7102-0420-5
"The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland-formerly the Huguen=
ot Society of London-
was established in 1885 to collect and publish information relative to =
the history and genealogy =

of Huguenots, particularly those who took refuge in the UK and Ireland.=
The Huguenot Library, at =

University College, Gower Street, London WC1, contains - in addition =
to a full run of the =

Society's own publication, The Huguenot Proceedings, commencing in 1885=
- much material on =

Irish and British Huguenot families not available elsewhere, such as ma=
nuscript Huguenot family =

pedigrees and collections of family papers. Currently the membership =
stands at about 2,000. =

An Irish Section of the Society was established in 1987 and it has over=
100 members at the =

moment. Application forms for those wishing to join the Irish Section a=
re available from the =

Honorary Secretary Annette Camier, Sunhaven, Celbridge, County Kildare.=
The initial =

membership charge is Lb26, and thereafter there is an annual fee of Lb1=
6. Membership is not =

confined to people with Huguenot ancestors, anyone with an interest in =
Huguenot history is =

welcome to join. All members of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain a=
nd Ireland receive a =

copy of the Society's annual publication The Huguenot Proceedings. This=
booklet is both =

scholarly and readable, and is also a very useful work of reference. =
All members also receive a =

quarterly newsletter from London." Irish Roots, Spring 1996 pg. 6 Th=
is group DOES NOT do =

research for you. =


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