Raphael Du Puy
Huges Du Puy I
m. Deurard de Poisieu
Alleman Du Puy I
m. Veronique Ademar
Huges Du Puy II
m. Floride Moiran
Alleman Du Puy II
m. Princess Alix Dauphine
Alleman Du Puy III
m. Beatrix Artaud
Alleman Du Puy IV
m. Eleanore Alleman
Alleman Du Puy V
m. Ainarde de Roland
Gilles Du Puy I
m. Alix de Bellecombe
Gilles Du Puy II
m. (1) Florence de Hauteville
(2) Beatrix de Taulingman
Ainier or Eynier Du Puy
m. Catherine de Bellecombe
Jacques Du Puy
m. (1) 1476 Francoise Astraud
(2) Jeanne de Vesc Jacques Du Puy II
Barthelemy Du Puy I
Pierre Du Puy
m. Unknown Barthelemy Du Puy II b. 1581
Jean Du Puy
m. 1652 Anne de St. Hyer
Bartholomew Du Puy
b. 1653 in Upper Lanque doc, Franc d.1743, will dated March 7, 1742-43 Goochland County, VA;m. Countesse Susanne La Villian in France 1681; 16 children(13)
- Peter Du Puy m.Judith La Fevre
- Martha Du Puy
- Captain John James Du Puy (13 p.395)
- Phillipa Du Puy
In 1572, Catherine, De Medici, queen of France deluged the streets of Paris with the blood of martyred Huguenots. Huguenot was a term of reproach for those who identified themselves with the Reformed Religion of France (Protestants), and the Du Puys were among those who identified themselves with the Huguenots. It wasn’t until both Catherine and her son died, that Henry the Fourth, proclaimed an Edict for tolerance for every Huguenot in the land.
In 1676 when Bartholomew Du Puy of Saintogne was only eighteen years of age, he entered the army of the King of France. Here his intelligence and fidelity to trust became so prominent in the eyes of Louis XIV, that he promoted him to a rank in the Royal household guard.
Such was the confidence reposed in him by the King, and the esteem with which he was regarded, that he was given the performance of duties requiring the King’s own signature to orders. This power, entrusted to him, fortunately became the instrument by which his escape and that of his wife was effected; in 1685 Louis XIV issued a new edict to suppress the worship, demolish the churches, and banish the Protestant ministers, demanding complete renunciation of all heretical doctrines on pain of death.
Just before Louis XIV’s edict Bartholomew had married the Countess Susanna La Villain, and retired to his villa for a short respite from military duties. Scarcely had he begun the enjoyment of his rest when it was disturbed by one of he King’s messengers communicating the startling intelligence that the edit was unconditional and was to take immediate effect, and that the messenger had been commissioned by the King, through motives of esteem, to save Bartholomew and his wife from the impending fate of all heretics.
That Duke of the Jesuits, Madame de Maintenon and Cardinal Mazarin, Louis had determined that all should be brought into the Catholic Church, or suffer confiscation of property and death. The King’s messenger urged their submission and their renunciation of the Protestant faith, adding to the force of words the promise of great benefits from the King upon a ready exhibition of fidelity to his service and obedience to this orders. To all this Du Puy replied that the demand was so unexpected, and the nature of it so important, that a few hours’ consideration was necessary.
The priest, thinking hesitation was half consent, readily granted his request for time, and went away almost satisfied with the success of his mission.
As soon as he had withdrawn, Du Puy sent for the village tailor and asked if he could make a suit of livery for his page in six hours. The tailor not only asserted his ability, but also completed the suit and delivered it.
In this suit Du Puy disguised his wife, put on himself his best uniform, girded on his sword, gathered up all their money and jewels, a few clothes, not omitting their beloved Bibles and Psalm-books, and mounting two of the best horses, set out for the frontier.
He sent for the village advocate, and sold him his chateau for one-fourth its value. They were to leave country, friends and family possessions for the faith they held so do dear!
For nearly twenty days they thus traveled, and though halted every day by the king’s officers, Du Puy escaped detection by saying he himself was an officer of the King and on special duty. At last, when near the line, under suspicion of being a Huguenot attempting to escape, then a common occurrence, he was arrested.
Without losing his presence of mind, he showed the officer a paper with the King’s signature, and immediately snatching it away, drew his sword, demanding by what authority he was arrested, and making his position more emphatic by demanding an escort to the line.
They reached the line, crossed over it into Germany, and as soon as they were out of the land of persecution, with hearts full of gratitude to the Giver of all Good, they sang the forty-sixth Psalm and offered up a sincere prayer of thanksgiving for the escape.
Bartholomew and Susanna Du Puy remained in Germany for fourteen years,(1685-1699) and in England two years, and then came to Manakin Town,Virginia, on the south side of the James River, twenty miles above Richmond in 1699 or 1700.
Bartholomew Du Puy always occupied a prominent position, not only among his exiled fellow-countrymen, but was also highly esteemed by the Old Virginians. They lived for thirty years in their new home. He died in 1742-3 leaving sons and daughters and a memory cherished with just pride by a posterity whose name was “legion.” (13, p.164-194)
The Will of Bartholomew Du Puy
In the name of God, Amen, I, Bartholomew Dupuy, of Goochland County and in King William Parrish Virginia, being sick in body, but of good and perfect memory thanks be to the Almighty God… do make, constitute, ordain and declare this to be my last will and Testament…
Item: I give and bequeath to my eldest Peter Du Puy five pound Virginia currency to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my son, John James Dupuy, ten pounds Virginia currency to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Bartholomew Du Puy, son of Peter Dupuy, two pounds Virginia currency, to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to the poor of King William Parrish five pounds current money. Item: My will and desire is that my son-in-law, John Levilian, Junior, shall be Executor of this my last will and Testament, and further I give and bequeath all my whole and sole estate… unto my aforesaid son-in-law, John Levilain to him and his heirs forever… As Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of March 1742-42.
Bartholomew Du Puy (Seal)
Signed, seal and delivered in the presence of us, John Gordon, Stephen Mallet, Stephen Watkins. At a court held for Goochland County. May 1743, this will was ordered to be recorded.
Captain John James Du Puy b.1698 m. Susanna La Villain daughter of John Peter La Villon; (13 p.404)
|1. Olympia Du Puy b. William Parish, VA November 12, 1729 d. 1822 at the home of her son, Edward Trabue, Woodford Co., Ky. m. 1744 John James Trabue b.1722
|2. Bartholomew Du Puy m. Mary Mottley; moved to Kentucky from Amelia Co., VA; will was dated June 5, 1790, Woodford Co., KY;
|3. Susanna Du Puy b.Apr 25,1734 d. before 1775; James Lockett
|4. Mary Du Puy b. Feb 26, 1736 m. Benjamin Hatcher
1. Benjamin Hatcher
1) Susanna Hatcher
|5. Rev. John Du Puy b. King Wm. Parish, VA, Mar 17, 1738 d. Shelbyville, Ky, Sept 7, 1831; moved to Woodford Co., Ky and became a member of Clear Creek Church in 1784; m Elizabeth Minter b. Sept 27, 1756, d. Jan 3,1838;
|6. Elizabeth Du Puy b.Wm. Parrish, VA, Sept 4,1740 m. Thomas
1) John Atkinson
2) Nancy Atkinson
3) Patsy Atkinson
|7. Rev. James Du Puy (Baptist) b.King Wm. Parrish, Jan 29,1745, d. May 5, 1837, emigrated from Powhatten Co, VA., to Kentucky about 1786, and joined Clear Creek Church, Oldham County; m. Oct 16,1776, Anne Starke, daughter of Maj. John Starke, of VA., d. June 11, 1833;
|8 . Martha Du Puy b. King Wm. Parrish, VA, May 21,1747, m. James Foster
1) George Foster
2) Susanna Foster
3) Mary Foster
Bartholomew Du Puy’s sword was worn in the Revolutionary War by his grandson, Captain James Du Puy. It was worn in the battle of Guilford County Court House, March 15, 1781 which crippled Cornwallis and made possible his surrender at Yorktown, the following October.
Captain Du Puy used it upon that occasion with good vigor, and drank the blood of more than one enemy of the American cause. This was, however, no new thing for this old sword, as it had been wielded on two continents.
The sword was a treasured heirloom in the Du Puy family, but was finally lost in a raid by the Federal troops near Petersburg, Virginia, during the Civil War.
It’s owner, John James Du Puy, of Davidson College, Mechlenburg County, North Carolina, who was a grandson of James Du Puy, was obligated to wear a sword of a modern pattern. He left the sword in the charge of his cousin, Mrs. Julia Ruffin, Prince Co., Virginia, whose residence and the contents therein were burned to the ground by raiders, and the sword was destroyed. Mrs. Ruffin escaped, as she fled the house. (13, p.189-190)
Olympia Du Puy b. William Parish, VA November 12,1729, d. 1822 at the home of her son, Edward Trabue, Woodford Co., Ky;
m. 1744, John James Trabue b.1722 d. 1775 Manakin Town, VA.
In the late 1700s Olympia Du Puy lived in a large limestone house on Grier’s Creek Road, just off Shyrock’s Ferry Road, near the Kentukcy River and not far from Edward Trabue’s home overlooking Tyrone, Kentucky. The house, “Reynard Hall,” was also known as “The Du Puy Place,” and was later known as “Stony Lonesome.” The house is still standing in 2005 and is occupied by the John O’Rear family.
The house is on the National Registry of Houses. It is identified as the Joel DuPuy House (added 1983 - Building - #83002893) also known as Stony Lonesome, Griers Creek Rd., Tyrone, KY.
Olympia Du Puy and John James Trabue (16 Children) (13 p.217) were seeking a refuge in 1700 when they came to the New World (13 p.3) Like the Du Puy’s, John James Trabues’ family had also fled from France at the time of the bloody persecution against the dissenters of the Roman Catholics.
John James’ father, Anthony (Anthoni) fled France in 1687, leaving his estates, and native country, and his relations, and every other thing “for the sake of Jesus Christ.” Anthony fled to Holland where he married a French girl, Magdeline Flournoy, daughter of Jacob Flournoy, who was also a Huguenot immigrant.
Edward Trabue m. Martha Haskins
George Washington Trabue m. Elizabeth Buford
Benjamin Franklin Trabue m. Lelia Anderson
Kate Buckner Trabue m. Joseph Underwood Rogers
Lelia Rogers m. Bartlett GravesDickinson