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Josias DUPRE's father: Samuel DUPRE (1610-1694)
Martha BRABANT's father: Cornelius BRABANT ( - )
Martha BRABANT's sister: unknown BRABANT ( - )

Family of Josias DUPRE and Martha BRABANT

Husband: Josias DUPRE (1640-1712)
Wife: Martha BRABANT (1648- )
Children: Josias Jr. DUPRE (1670- )
Martha DUPRE (1672?- )
Mary Esther DUPRE (1674?-1737)
Sarah DUPRE (1676?- )
Jacques "James" DUPRE (1678- )
Cornelius DUPREE (1680-aft1711)
Rachel DUPRE (1680?-1748)
Samuel DUPRE (1682?- )
Briban DUPRE (1686?- )
Esage (Isaiah) Louis DUPRE (1688?- )
Marriage "abt 1669 (1660?)" France

Husband: Josias DUPRE

Name: Josias DUPRE
Sex: Male
Father: Samuel DUPRE (1610-1694)
Mother: -
Birth 1640 France
Death 1712 (age 71-72) Charleston, SC

Wife: Martha BRABANT

Name: Martha BRABANT
Sex: Female
Father: Cornelius BRABANT ( - )
Mother: -
Birth 1648 France
Death "BET 1673-1737" SC

Child 1: Josias Jr. DUPRE

Name: Josias Jr. DUPRE
Sex: Male
Spouse: Sarah GARNIER ( - )
Birth 1670 St. Denis Parish, SC or Abbeville, France
Death "BETW 1747-1749"

Child 2: Martha DUPRE

Name: Martha DUPRE
Sex: Female
Spouse: Francis BLANCHARD (1675?- )
Birth 1672 (app) France

Child 3: Mary Esther DUPRE

Name: Mary Esther DUPRE
Sex: Female
Spouse: Benjamin SIMONS (1672-1717)
Birth 1674 (app) La Rochelle, Charente-Maritim, France
Death 15 Apr 1737 (age 62-63) Berkely County, SC
Burial Pompion Hill Church, Berkeley County, SC

Child 4: Sarah DUPRE

Name: Sarah DUPRE
Sex: Female
Birth 1676 (app)

Child 5: Jacques "James" DUPRE

Name: Jacques "James" DUPRE
Sex: Male
Birth 1678 France
Death "1712(?)"

Child 6: Cornelius DUPREE

Name: Cornelius DUPREE
Sex: Male
Spouse: Jean "Jeanne" BRABANT ( -aft1750)
Birth 1680 France
Death aft 1711 (age 30-31)

Child 7: Rachel DUPRE

Name: Rachel DUPRE
Sex: Female
Birth 1680 (app)
Death 6 Sep 1748 (age 67-68) Charleston, SC

Child 8: Samuel DUPRE

Name: Samuel DUPRE
Sex: Male
Birth 1682 (app)

Child 9: Briban DUPRE

Name: Briban DUPRE
Sex: Unknown
Birth 1686 (app)

Child 10: Esage (Isaiah) Louis DUPRE

Name: Esage (Isaiah) Louis DUPRE
Sex: Male
Birth 1688 (app)

Note on Husband: Josias DUPRE

http://users.sitestar.net/~gcs/dupre.htm, scott@gabrielson.us

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=syf&id=I1528, John J. Simmons III.

 

http://singletonfamily.org/cards/getperson.php?personID=I9987&tree=Singletons

He and his wife were Huguenots, were from Normandy, France, and came to this country in 1686. In Charleston, South Carolina, he filed for a land claim in 1694.He was granted land in the Orange Quarter on 20 Jan 1702 - "Bounding North west on the eastern branch of the Cooper River". In 1703 he was granted an additional 730 a., and in 1711 he and his wife conveyed to Reverend Thomas Hassel 140 a. on the east bank of the river, and to Thomas Hartley 80 a., Isaac Varry, servant to Josias, was granted 50 a., 1694. 1. Transactions of the Huguenot Soceity, No. 55, pp. 30-34, 41. 2. Warrents for Lands in South Carolina, 1692 - 1711, ed. A. S. Salley, Junior., Columbia, South Carolina, 1915, pp. 24-25. 3. Ravenel Records, Henry E. Ravenel, Atlanta, Georgia, 1898, p. 19. 4. The Annals and Parrish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parrish, 1680 - 1884, Charleston, South Carolina, 1884, p. 12. 5. Ye 1st of July:1695. . .for the arraivell if him Selfe, his wife,Martha, & four negros." He had another warrent dated Aug 10, 1697. Salley, Warrents for Lands, 1692-1711, pp. 77,147.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Vol. 54 (1949). Exports From Charles Town, 1690, by St. Julien Ravenel Childs.

 

Josias Du Pre came to South Carolina in 1686, bringing at least one manservant and probably a numerous family. That was the year following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Almost the only immigrants to the Province were Huguenots, but they arrived in large numbers. It seems beyond doubt that Du Pre' was of this group. In 1687, he was groomsman at a Huguenot wedding in the district later known as the French or Orange Quarter, and there he eventually took up the land to which his headrights entitled him. In 1697, "Josias Dupree sen, mercht, Josias Dupree jr. shipwright, Cornelius Dupre planter", were among the foreign Protestants naturalized by the South Carolina Assembly. However, as no Du Pre is on the St. Julien List of Huguenot congregations in South Carolina about 1696, it is probable that the family affiliated early with the: Anglican Church or one of the English dissenting sects.

Note on Wife: Martha BRABANT

Martha Brabant is the Aunt of Benjamin SIMONS b. 1672 in France. Martha and her husband found and adopted Benjamin in England after all his family had been killed in France. Benjamin later married Martha's daughter Mary Esther DuPRE (his cousin).

 

Martha's Maiden name is from "Historic Ramlin's Through Berkley, Middleburg Plantation - The Benjamin Simons Family" by Russell W. Cross (via Joe Lee, one of their descendants) and " Gaillard Genealogy ", by Dorothy Kell McDowell, The R. L. BryanCompany, Columbia, South Carolina, 1974, Page 129.

http://pitdata.tripod.com/pafg88.htm#2192

 

John Cantzon Foster has her name as Martha LAMAR. Some have it as Martha SIMONS.

 

Another source is Bet & Jack Messmer, bmessm19@idt.net.

Note on Child 1: Josias Jr. DUPRE

Annals of St Thomas and St Denis Paris, Births and Baptisms, Page 56.

DuPre

2--Parents--Josias and Sarah.

Josias Garnier . . . . born Sep. 17, 1705

Elizabeth . . . . . . . born Oct. 3, 1710

Sarah . . . . . . . . born Nov. 1, 1713

Sarah . . . . . . . born Dec. 13, 1716

Samuel Gobbaille . . . born July 7, 1718

3--Parents--Josias and Ann.

Ann . . . . . . . . . born July 30, 1728

4--Parents--Josias and Anne.

Anne . . . . . . . . bap. Apl. 14, 1754

Elizabeth . . . . . . . bap. June 15, 1755

Josias Blake . . . . . . bap. Dec. 25, 1756

 

The Annals of St Thomas and St Denis Parish. Page 11.

1714

Old Parish

Register

In the old Parish Register there is the duplicate or copy of a Warrant on the Public Receiver for 40:

for Clerk, 10; Sexton, 5; Registrar, 5; building a south porch to the Parish Church, 18 3s. 7d.; for

the use of the poor, 1 16s. 5d. Signed, Richard Harris, Josias Dupree, Wardens; Nathaniel Ford...

Note on Child 2: Martha DUPRE

http://pitdata.tripod.com/pafn88.htm

Sources :

(1) John Cantzon Foster , P.O. Box 276 , Varnville, South Carolina 29944, Phone 803-943-5186 , Email:

jcf456@aol.com

(2) " Josias & Martha Dupre and Some of Their Descendents ",SouthCarolina Genealogies, Volume II, page 121, Petrona Royall McIver,

Note on Child 3: Mary Esther DUPRE

http://pitdata.tripod.com/pafn88.htm

Sources :

(1) John Cantzon Foster , P.O. Box 276 , Varnville, South Carolina 29944, Phone 803-943-5186 , Email:

jcf456@aol.com

(2) " Josias & Martha Dupre and Some of Their Descendents ",SouthCarolina Genealogies, Volume II, page 121, Petrona Royall McIver,

(3) " World Family Tree ", Volume 22, Tree # 0431.

(4)http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/i/m/John-J-Simons-iii/index.html>; John James Simons, III; P O BOX 884; Eutawville, South Carolina;29048; Phone : ( 803 ) 492-7523.

(5) " Gaillard Genealogy ", 1974, Compiled by Dorothy Kelly MacDowell,Pages 92, 276, 278 & 280.

 

According to an article from Thomas Grange Simons III, His Forebearsand Relations Benjaman Simons I and his wife, Mary Esther DuPre, arethought to be buried under the present Pompion Hill Chapel.

Note on Child 5: Jacques "James" DUPRE

Annals of St Thomas and St Denis Parish, Burials, page 98

DuPre, James, b. July, 7, 1712.

Note on Child 6: Cornelius DUPREE

The Annals and Parish Register of St Thomas and St Denis Parsih, Births and Baptisms, Page 56.

DuPre, 1--Parents--Cornelius and Jean Brabant.

Jean Elizabeth . . . . | born Oct. 12, 1709

| bap. Nov. 13. (???)

Mary Magdalen . . . | born Nov. 15, 1711

| bap. Nov. 26, (???)

 

WILLS

 

Bk. 5 (1740-1747), p, 674,

18 June 1747 Cornelius DuPre of Berkley County, Province of South Carolina

-Will

Mother: Jane DuPre

Sister: Mary Magdalen Gignilliatt,

Brother: Josias DuPre now residing in England

God-son: Cornelius Dupont, second son of my sister Jane Dupont.

God-daughter: Ann Dupont, dau. of my Brother in Law Gideon Dupont,

Niece: Mary Gignilliatt,

God-daughter: Jane Elizabeth Gignilliatt, fifth daughter of my Brother and sister Gignilliatt,

Sister: Caroline DuPre. Nephew: James Gignilliatt,

Executor:" Brother, John Gignilliatt".

Witnesses: Rene Ravenel junr

Stepn Mazyck Cornelius Dupre (Seal)

David Lafons

Proved 2 Oct. 1747. Rec. 2 Oct. 1747 -Will Bk. 1740-1747, p. 395.

 

Below is from http://pitdata.tripod.com/pafn88.htm#2192

Cornelius DUPRE

 

1 _FA1

2 DATE 1697

2 PLAC Became citizen

1 _FA2

2 DATE 21 MAR 1714/15

2 PLAC Granted 500 acres of land ( South Carolina )

1 _FA3

2 DATE JUN 1717

2 PLAC Conveyed land to Peter Simons ( South Carolina)

1 _FA4

2 DATE 1747

2 PLAC Will probated in Berkley County, South Carolina.

 

Sources :

(1) John Cantzon Foster , P.O. Box 276 , Varnville, South Carolina 29944, Phone 803-943-5186 , Email:

jcf456@aol.com

(2) " Josias & Martha Dupre and Some of Their Descendents ",SouthCarolina Genealogies, Volume II, page 121, Petrona Royall McIver,

(3) " The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina ", p 24, 155.

(4) Jean - Benedict de Saussure (5) SNDE92B@prodigy.com (MRS ROBERT E WALLACE)(6) SOUTH CAROLINA -- MESNE CONVEYANCES (CHARLESTON), Bk. H,pp. 71/72. 29 May 1723.

 

Cornelius Dupre of Berkly County South Carolina, and Jane my wife -To Mr. Thos. Hasell, Minister of the Gospel, Plantation containing 200A., on South side of East branch of Cooper River in Berkly County, boundSW by Peter Foure, SE and NE vacant; tract originally Granted to JosiasDupre Senr Deed, by Grant dated 18 Sept. 1703; said tract 27 June 17conveyed and sold unto Josias Dupre Junr; 20 July 1706 conveyed to EdgarWells, Shipp Wright 9 May 1709 sold to me, Cornelius Dupre. 60 Lbs.consideration.

Witnesses: Jas. Maxwell Cornelius (Seal) DuPre'

Mary Maxwell Jane (Seal) DuPre

Mary Ashby

Pompion Hill, Berkley Co., S. C., May 29, 1724 - Prov. by Mary Ashby andJames Maxwell. Reg. 7 June 1729.

 

Bk. W-6, p. 97. 12 Nov. 1797. Mortgage for 1,438 Lbs. 15s.

 

Cornelius Dupre died probably in 1747 as that is when his will wasprobated, his widow, Jean lived in the parish of St. Johns, Berkley until1750, managing her plantation of 534 acres of rice and indigo.(source-The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina, p24, 155)

(5); John James Simons, III; P O BOX 884; Eutawville, South Carolina;29048; Phone : ( 803 ) 492-7523.

(6) Descendents of Pierre DuBourdeaux <

(7) Bk. 5 (1740-1747), p, 674,18 June 1747 Cornelius DuPre of BerkleyCounty, Province of South Carolina -Will:

Mother: Jane DuPre

Sister: Mary Magdalen Gignilliatt,

Brother: Josias DuPre now residing in England

God-son: Cornelius Dupont, second son of my sister Jane Dupont.

God-daughter: Ann Dupont, dau. of my Brother in Law Gideon Dupont,

Niece: Mary Gignilliatt,

God-daughter: Jane Elizabeth Gignilliatt, fifth daughter of my Brotherand sister Gignilliatt,

Sister: Caroline DuPre. Nephew: James Gignilliatt,

Executor:" Brother, John Gignilliatt".

Witnesses: Rene Ravenel junr

Stepn Mazyck Cornelius Dupre (Seal)

David Lafons

Proved 2 Oct. 1747. Rec. 2 Oct. 1747 -Will Bk. 1740-1747, p. 395*.

(8) SOUTH CAROLINA -- MESNE CONVEYANCES (CHARLESTON), Bk. H, pp. 71/72.29 May 1723.

Cornelius Dupre of Berkly County South Carolina, and Jane my wife -To Mr. Thos. Hasell, Minister of the Gospel, Plantation containing 200A., on South side of East branch of Cooper River in Berkly County, boundSW by Peter Foure, SE and NE vacant; tract originally Granted to JosiasDupre Senr Deed, by Grant dated 18 Sept. 1703; said tract 27 June 17conveyed and sold unto Josias Dupre Junr; 20 July 1706 conveyed to EdgarWells, Shipp Wright 9 May 1709 sold to me, Cornelius Dupre. 60 Lbs.consideration.

Witnesses: Jas. Maxwell Cornelius (Seal) DuPre'

Mary Maxwell Jane (Seal) DuPre

Mary Ashby

Pompion Hill, Berkley Co., S. C., May 29, 1724 - Prov. by Mary Ashby andJames Maxwell. Reg. 7 June 1729.

(9) PARISH OF ST. TH0MAS AND ST. DENIS, 1680-1884, Diocese of S. C.,Coll. by Robt. F. Clute, Rector, 1884.

p. 57. Register of Births and Baptisms:

DuPre. Parents - Cornelius and Jean Brabant

Jean Elizabeth b, Oct. 12, 1709; bap. Nov. 13 -

Mary Magdalene b. Nov. 15, 1711; bap, Nov. 26 -

(10) PARISH OF ST. TH0MAS AND ST. DENIS, 1680-1884, Diocese of S. C.,Coll. by Robt. F. Clute, Rector, 1884. P. 30:

Marriages: DuPre, Cornelius- Brabant, Jean Nov. 20, 1708.

 

The Annals and Parish Reigister of St Thomas and St Denis Parsih, Births and Baptisms, Page 56. DuPre, 1--Parents--Cornelius and Jean Brabant. Jean Elizabeth . . . . | born Oct. 12, 1709 | bap. Nov. 13. (???) Mary Magdalen . . . | born Nov. 15, 1711 | bap. Nov. 26, (???) WILLS Bk. 5 (1740-1747), p, 674, 18 June 1747 Cornelius DuPre of Berkley County, Province of South Carolina -Will Mother: Jane DuPre Sister: Mary Magdalen Gignilliatt, Brother: Josias DuPre now residing in England God-son: Cornelius Dupont, second son of my sister Jane Dupont. God-daughter: Ann Dupont, dau. of my Brother in Law Gideon Dupont, Niece: Mary Gignilliatt, God-daughter: Jane Elizabeth Gignilliatt, fifth daughter of my Brother and sister Gignilliatt, Sister: Caroline DuPre. Nephew: James Gignilliatt, Executor:" Brother, John Gignilliatt". Witnesses: Rene Ravenel junr Stepn Mazyck Cornelius Dupre (Seal) David Lafons Proved 2 Oct. 1747. Rec. 2 Oct. 1747 -Will Bk. 1740-1747, p. 395.