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Claude Duval
Birth: 1643, France
Death: Jan. 21, 1670
City of London
Greater London, England

Outlaw. A famed Highwayman, he was born in Normandy, France, and came to England under the service of the Duke of Richmond, soon becoming a highway thief. He is as notorious for his daring robberies as he is for his gallantry. He is said to have held up a coach in which a lady and gentleman were travelling. At his request the lady executed a coranto with him while the gentleman paid 100 for the entertainment. He was hanged at Tyburn in 1670 much to the dismay of many women. His tombstone in Covent Garden Church reads "Here lies Duval; If male thou art, look to thy purse; if female, to thy heart. Much havoc has he made of both; for all. Men he made to stand, and women he made to fall. The second Conqueror of the Norman race, Knights to his arm did yield, and ladies to his face. Old Tyburn's glory; England's illustrious Thief, Du Vall, the ladies' joy; Du Vall, the ladies' grief." (bio by: Medora) 
 
Burial:
St Paul Churchyard
Covent Garden
London Borough of Camden
Greater London, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Medora
Record added: Aug 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9390699
Claude Duval
Added by: Iola
 
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347yrs your name will live on. to a great and charming highwayman
- ruth
 Added: Jan. 21, 2017
Oh to those merry times my dear!Love as ever x
- Beth
 Added: Jan. 21, 2017
remembering a fearless highwayman rip
- ruth
 Added: Jan. 21, 2016
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