|Birth: ||1683, France|
New York, USA
Grave marker gone.
She was born on the island of St. Christopher in the French West Indies or in New Rochelle, New York. Her father Elie de Bonrepos and her uncle Rev. David de Bonrepos left France for St. Christopher before arriving in Boston in 1686, afterward moving to New Rochelle. Elie de Bonrepos left Grenoble for St. Christopher in 1673. Rev. de Bonrepos later lived in Boston and on Staten Island where his wife's home still stands; some think they are buried on Staten Island, while others say they too are buried in New Rochelle.
Marguerite de Bonrepos Angevine died after 1729. No grave marker has survived for her. She is presumed to have been buried here near or beside her husband.
Researcher William Lee Knecht, former assistant attorney general of California, wrote: "Elie de Bonrepos left Grenoble in 1673, for St. Christopher. His name appears as a member of the Company of du Sieur LaFont. Etat Civil, Recensements, Antilles, St. Christophe, 1665-1701, p. 303. The call number of the film for the LDS Family History Library is FHL 1098207. Rev. David was still a seminary student at Die, France, in 1673. David is frequently reported to have been in St. Christophre but I have never found his name on any of the few records available from there.
"It is likely that Elie found his first wife in the Islands, and it may be that his first child, Elie de Bonrepos (b. 1685) was born there. There was great civil disruption on the island at this time, and it may be that Elie's wife had already left for the mainland."
"Elie journeyed first to Holland (interestingly, he owned land in Flushing, Holland); thence to St Christopher, West Indies; thence to Boston and Salem; later to New Pfalz (on the Hudson River); finally, was a schoolmaster at New Rochelle, NY.
"Elie's brother David was first at St. Christopher, then removed to Boston, 1686, to New Rochelle, 1688, and thence to New York City where he became a freeman, 14 Aug 1695; was a resident of Staten Island by 1696, then removed to New Pfalz, Ulster Co, 1700-1702; lived in New York City, 1706-09, and died at Staten Island, his will dated New York City, 16 May 1734; m(1) Blanche du Bois; m(2) the widow Martha (Billiou) Stillwell."
"Elie prepared (his will) as he was getting ready to leave France for the islands... From his will, we confirm his father's name as Alexandre."
"I have searched the records from St. Kitts and find Elie's name included on a miltia role. There is no record I have been able to find of David there.
"I think Elie found his wife there. He was still in his teens when he left France and the ages of his children, which ever census you prefer, suggest that some of the older ones were born on the island."
Mr. Knecht later stated that Rev. Alexandre de Bonrepos named sons Elie and David in his will and that Alexandre was named as the son of Blanche d'Aultric de Vingtville de Bonrepos, wife of Charles Armuet de Bonrepos, which proves the first six generations of the lineage below.
DICTIONNAIRE DE LA NOBLESSE DE LA FRANCE (1863) by François-Alexandre de LACHESNAYE DESBOIS contains the Armuet de Bonrepos pedigree.
1 Artaud ARMUET, Seigneur de BONREPOS, Secretaire to the Dauphin of France in 1426
2 Guillaume Armuet, Lord Bonrepos, living in 1500, Château de Bon Repos
3 Martin Armuet, Lord Bonrepos, de la Garcie, de Bresson, & d'Efchirolle, Gentleman in service to the Dauphin, son of King Francis I; died in 1530
4 JEAN ARMUET, Lord Bonrepos
+ 1537 Jeanne Flotte, daughter of N. Flotte, Seigneur (Lord) of Jarciages, & Catherine (de la Villette)
5 Louis, Seigneur (Lord) de Bonrepos, Governor of Embrun
+ Francoise de St. Marcel d'Avanton
6 Charles de Bonrepos
+ Blanche d'Aultric de Vingtville; record proves her son was Alexandre de Bonrepos
7 Rev. Alexandre de Bonrepos
+ Margaret ("Angevin"? some speculate)
8 Elie de Bonrepos 1652-1717
+ Esther ("Angevin"?)d. 1705-10
9 Marguerite de Bonrepos
+ Pierre Angevine
ANGEVINE GENEALOGY (1977) by Clyde V. Angevine, p. 14: Grenville C. Mackenzie "was the only source of this family name (de Bonrepos) found."
"The Families of the Colonial Town of Philipsburgh, Westchester County, N.Y.," by Grenville C. Mackenzie, (IV vols, c1930-66, Westport, Conn.), vol. 1 pp.28-30; manuscript at the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&BS Library).
Elie De Bonrepos (1654 - 1719)
Esther De Bonrepos
Pierre Angevine (1666 - 1740)*
Pierre Angevine (1714 - 1773)*
Eli Angevine (1719 - 1799)*
New York, USA
Created by: Ray
Record added: Aug 05, 2011
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