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From: "Protzman, RL (Robert)" <>
Subject: [Huguenot] CHAMPENOIS/BAYEUX
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 13:29:31 -0500
At the suggestion of Elizabeth RUSSO I have joined this list. I have been
active on the Dutch-Colonies List which has shared a tremendous amount of
information on the settler of New Netherlands, including many Huguenots.
However, no one has been able to help with my Huguenot problem.
Who was MARGUERITE? Was she a BAYEUX? She was the wife of Daniel
CHAMPENOIS, a Huguenot whose family had come from Niort in Poitou. here's
what I have:
11. Daniel CHAMPENOIS, b. ca. 1690, poss Niort, Poitou, France; m1.
Johanna _____, m2. Marguerite [Bayeux (?)]. He emigrated from London with
the Palatines in 1710 and probably lived at East Camp with his first wife.
They had several children, all of whom presumably died. After his first
wife died, he apparently came down to NYC, married again and had a son,
Thomas in 1725, at which time he lived in New Rochelle (from 1723). He later
moved to the Manor of Philipsburg as a tenant farmer and joined the Manor
Church (the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow) in 1743. [Jones] One estimate
gave the number of tenants on the manor in 1775 as 270.
The Champenois family is commemorated by a bronze tablet, known as
the Huguenot Memorial Stone, which was erected in Hudson Park, in New
Rochelle, New York. The tablet lists the names of 131 French Huguenot
families who were the earliest settlers of new Rochelle (before 1750). Some
of the other names which have survived in history include: Allaire, Bayeux,
Fanueil, Giraud, Lespenard, Mott, Moulinars, Petit, Pintard, and Requa.
The earliest notice found of the Champenois in this section of the
country (Phillipsburg, New York) is in 1741 when Thomas Champenois acted as
a sponsor at the Old Dutch Church. On June 13, 1742 his father, Daniel
Champenois and his wife Margaret were duly admitted as members of that
church, and on Sept. 2, 1742, the ear mark of Daniel Champenois was
re-corded in our old town book. It reads: Danneyel Samppewa his ear mark is
crap on left eer and hell in the reit eer". [DVT]
He and his wife, Marguerite were members of the French Church in NYC
in 1725. Daniel was in New Rochelle as early as 1723. He was a member of
the Calvinist Church congregation of New Rochelle under Pastor Moulinars in
From Ear Marks of Domestic Animals - 1716 (and later) --
"Sr Champenois a donne la marque pour le Bestieaux d sr Bayeux & les
siens quy sont L'oreille gauche coupee et un a la droit tant aux vaches
brebis que cochons le 15 avril 1724
Translation - "Sr Champenois has given the mark for the cattle of Sr
Bayeux and his own, which is a slit in the left ear and a hole in the right;
likewise the cows, the sheep, and the pigs, The 15th of April, 1724." [NRTR]
116. Thomas CHAMPENOIS, b. New Rochelle June 29, 1725, bp.
Jul 21, 1725, NYC French Church (sp. Thomas Bayeux and his dau Susanna); d.
will Jun 2, 1798, prov Jan 16, 1799, bur Jun 11, 1798 (?), NYDRC; m. Apr.
11, 1747, SHDRC, Elizabeth/Eliesabet Jurckse/ Yerkse (bp. Apr 11, 1727), dau
of Harman Jerckse and Mary Storms; m2. Margarietie Manghem, dau of Daniel
Manghem, wid of Isaac Sie/See. On Committee of Safety in 1777, and was taken
prisoner by the British, Nov 18, 1777, and confined in Provost jail in New
York. When he was relased or exchanged is not known. Some time after 1791
he moved to New York City.
The fact that Thomas BAYEUX and his dau were the bp. sponsors for
Thomas and that Thomas BAYEUX and Daniel CHAMPENOIS lived close together and
shared ear marks suggests that they had a close relationship. Was he the
brother of Thomas CHAMPENOIS' wife Marguerite?
Could it have been Thomas BAYEUX' wife who was a BOUDINOT, who was
the sister of Marguerite?
These (and BADDIE) are my only Huguenot ancestors in America, however I have
an interest in many of the Huguenot and Walloon families who intermarried
with my Dutch families. Among my Walloon ancestors are the VINGE and
HUGUENOT and WALLOON cousins for who I have a lot of information include
JAY, De LANCEY, GOUVERNEUR, de PEYSTER, LISPENARD, PROVOST, and BAYARD. I
have recently found some New PALTZ connections, besides my Dutch
I am also descended from the ill-fated Jacob LEISLER. Some say he was of
Huguenot descent, but this has not been demonstrated (although possible on a
female line). He and his family were certainly sympathetic to Huguenots,
both in Germany and in New York, as well as to all of the Reformed religion.
Willing to share.
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