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Hayley La Roche (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jul 2000 11:02AM GMT
my family have been told the la roche name was the family name of a group of executioners in the french revolution does anyone know this to be correct or has someone made it up to make our family sound more interesting.
hayley la roche in essex in the uk.

La Roche, La Rochefoucald

Nancy Lindgren (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2001 8:15AM GMT
I have the La Roche name and the La Rochefoucald in my family tree in France.
These relatives were some of the counts
and countesses that tried to escape to
San Domingo from the revolution. Many of my relatives were killed in France, and later in
the uprising on San Domingo,
except one 15 yr old:
Countess Elizabether Marguerite Warrenne de La Roche (1775-1847). first marriage to Eugene de LaRochefoucauld
second to Richard Rambaut (1763-1827).
What are you relatives names ?

La Roche, La Rochefoucauld

Nancy Lindgren (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2001 8:17AM GMT
I have the La Roche name and the La Rochefoucauld in my family tree in France.
These relatives were some of the counts
and countesses that tried to escape to
San Domingo from the revolution. Many of my relatives were killed in France, and later in
the uprising on San Domingo,
except one 15 yr old:
Countess Elizabether Marguerite Warrenne de La Roche (1775-1847). first marriage to Eugene de LaRochefoucauld
second to Richard Rambaut (1763-1827).
What are you relatives names ?

french revolution

hayley la roche (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2001 8:29AM GMT
to be honest i dont have much information about my relatvies further back that my grandfather. im just starting my investigations...

Re: La Roche, La Rochefoucald

Fiona McLinden Patrick (View posts)
Posted: 21 May 2002 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jan 2010 9:32PM GMT
Surnames: de la Roche
Hi, What you said in your message is very interesting. My de La Roche forebears also fled France then and got to England - Count Pierre Simon de la Roche and his sweetheart Marie Celestine Tondeur. They married in London and had 2 children before, I believe, Pierre 'lost' his head after returning to Belgium / France. Do you recognise any of this. It would be facinating to know more about them.
Thank you for your time
Fiona

Re: La Roche, La Rochefoucald

Stacy (View posts)
Posted: 29 Nov 2002 9:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
My ggggrandmother, Mary Ursula Follet (Polly Phillatte), was born in Bordeaux, France. She married in Petersburg, Virginia in 1803. I can't find anything on her before her marriage to Sceva Thayer. I have often thought that she may have been in the refugees fleeing Santo Domingo in 1797 during the slave rebellion. Are any of your connections from Virginia?

Re: La Roche, La Rochefoucald

Stacy (View posts)
Posted: 1 Dec 2002 3:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy, It is very interesting that you should mention Richard Rambaut! I have a will that may connect with my French/West Indies family that was written by Lewis Julian Hoisnard in which he makes Richard Rambaut his administrator and also leaves him something from his will. They were both living in Petersburg, Virginia during this time, 1814, and a J. W. [Labouche] was a witness to the will. Do you have any research that leads to Petersburg, Virginia?

Re: La Roche, La Rochefoucauld

Posted: 1 Dec 2002 3:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Dec 2002 3:40PM GMT
Surnames: Rambaut, La Roche, La Rochefoucauld
Yes, Richard Rambaut (M.E.R.'s second husband), Elizabeth (went by this instead
of Margarite Elise in America), Gilbert Vincent Tambaut, and others
ended up in Petersburg Virginia and are buried at Blanchford
Cemetery. Richard died in 1827.
The Baird-Rambaut house is preserved at 410 Grove Street.
from Betty Dade's book "Les Rambaut's".
I was looking for earlier history, the names in France.
(Her first husband).
I just haven't run across and of the names you speak of
Mary Ursula Follet (Polly Phillatte), Sceva Thayer,Lewis Julian Hoisnard, or
J. W. [Labouche] .
It sounds like you are trying to look to see if they came from France?
You might check:
"The Haitian Revolution" by Thomas Ott or
"The French Revolution in San Domingo" by T. Lathrop Stoddard

Re: La Roche, La Rochefoucauld

Stacy (View posts)
Posted: 1 Dec 2002 5:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy, my ggggrandmother, Mary Ursula Follet (Polly Phillatte) was born in Bordeaux, France. Richard Rambaut, Esq., was described as a merchant from Bordeaux, France, who settled here soon after the Rev. War. (his son, Capt. Gilbert V. Rambaut, was born at Bates Spring, near the city, in 1799. It states that he recently died. This was taken from The History of Petersburg, in front of the 1877-78 Petersburg City Directory, p. 26. I can't find my Follet family there that early, but there were a group from Bordeaux who lived on Old Street in Petersburg during this time. (I am from Petersburg and have many family ancestors there so I do a lot of research in this whole area) I know that a large group came to Virginia around 1797 fleeing from the slave rebellion, many were both royalty, slaves, and free blacks. I don't know what else you have, but I have come across quite a bit about Richard Rambaut and will look for it. Stacy

Re: La Roche, La Rochefoucauld

Stacy (View posts)
Posted: 10 Dec 2002 4:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy, Did you know that Richard Rambaut poisoned himself and left a long letter to his wife explaining that it was due to his "pecuniary embarrassments that he killed himself"? I figure that you do, since you know his death date. Stacy
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