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From: "HF Prioleau" <>
Subject: Re: [Huguenot] Rev. Elias PRIOLLEAU birthplace?
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 13:16:20 -0700
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I have Rev. Elias/Elie PRIOLEAU born 1 Jul 1652 in Pons, Saintonge, France

However, his father, Rev Samuel PRIOLEAU, was Pastor at Jonzac from 1637, Niort from 1642, and followed Jean CONSTANS at Pons in 1654.

From these dates, it seems more likely Elias was born in Niort (the town for which you have no records)

Thanks for this observation. Unless I hear some more evidence, I will assume all of Samuel's 7 children were born in the town where Samuel was Pastor.


Horry Frost Prioleau
Piedmont, CA

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Timmons
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 3:51 PM
Subject: [Huguenot] Rev. Elias PRIOLLEAU birthplace?

Rev. Elias PRIOLLEAU, the son of Rev. Samuel PRIOLLEAU and
Jehanne MERLAT, born 1659, does not appear in the Pons
register where his father was pastor. During that year,
Samuel officiated at no ceremony. So where was Samuel when
Elias was born? I hope it was not Niort, since I can not
find any Protestant registers there.

For a while, I was confused by the birth record of the
brother of Elias, Elizée(Elisha) who was born in in Pons
in 1664.

Any ideas where to look for the birth of Elias?


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