|Birth: ||1683, Saint Kitts And Nevis|
New York, USA
Grave marker not found.
She was born on the island of St. Christopher in the French West Indies (now St. Kitts). Some family trees incorrectly show her birth as occurring in New Rochelle, New York, where her parents settled a few years after her birth. The Denization records show she was naturalized in New York in 1690 along with her parents and siblings. Her father Elie de Bonrepos and her uncle Rev. David de Bonrepos had left France for Holland and afterwards St. Christopher before arriving in Boston in 1686, later moving to New Rochelle. Elie de Bonrepos left Grenoble for St. Christopher in 1673. Rev. David de Bonrepos later lived in Boston and on Staten Island where his last home still stands.
Marguerite de Bonrepos Angevine died after 1729. No grave marker has survived for her. She is presumed to have been buried near her husband at the old French Cemetery, now Trinity St. Paul's, unless they were buried at the Angevine farm in Scarsdale Manor.
Researcher William Lee Knecht, former assistant attorney general of California Farm Bureau (appointed by Ronald Regan), 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."
He is reported to have lived several years in the Billiou house, still standing and called the oldest house on Staten Island.
"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." He and other researchers have speculated that Elie's wife and/or mother was an Angevin but without documentation.
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, documenting the first six generations of the lineage set out below.
DICTIONNAIRE DE LA NOBLESSE DE LA FRANCE (1863) by François-Alexandre Aubert de La Chesnaye-Desbois contains the Armuet de Bonrepos pedigree.
1 Artaud ARMUET de Bonrepos, Seigneur de BONREPOS (Lord Bonrepos), Secretaire to Charles the 8th Dauphin of France in 1426 (later King Charles VII)
2 Guillaume Armuet de Bonrepos, Lord Bonrepos, d.30 May 1494, Château de Bon Repos
+Marguerite de VILLAR d. after 1497
3 Martin Armuet, Lord Bonrepos, Bresson et La Garcie, & d'Efchirolle, Gentleman in service to the Dauphin, son of King Francis I; died in 1530/32
Some references show Jean Armuet de Bonrepos as son of Martin, rather than brother:
3 JEAN ARMUET, Seigneur de Bonrepos et Saint Martin d'Hères
+ 1537 Jeanne Flotte, daughter of N. Flotte, Seigneur (Lord) of Jarciages, & Catherine (de la Villette)
4 Louis, Seigneur (Lord) de Bonrepos, Governor of Embrun in Dauphine
+ Francoise de St. Marcel d'Avanton
5 Charles de Bonrepos (brother of Francois, Doyne of Notre Dame Cathedral)
+ Blanche d'Aultric de Vingtville; record proves her son was Alexandre de Bonrepos
6 Rev. Alexandre de Bonrepos
+ Margaret ("Angevin"? some speculate)
7 Elie de Bonrepos 1652-1717
+ Esther ("Angevin"?)d. 1705-10
8 Marguerite de Bonrepos
+ Pierre Angevine
Marguerite de Bonrepos married Pierre Angevine, of another Huguenot family, and may have been a cousin if her mother or grandmother was an Angevin as has been suggested. She was descended through her great-grandmother from the Royal House of Anjou, so she was a noble Angevin. Her great-great-grandfather was the Governor of Embrun and her 6th-great-grandfather, Lord Bonrepos, was the secretary of the Dauphin of France.
Her great-grandmother Blanche d'Aultric de Vingtville was a daughter of sir Gaspard d'Aultric de Ventimille, knight of the Order of the King and gentleman of the chamber, and his wife Francoise Simiane, Lady Beaumettes. Blanche was a 23rd-great-granddaughter of Charlemagne The Great. She descended from numerous kings and queens and had multiple descents from the House of Anjou, one being her father Gaspard’s 19th-great grandmother Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou, who was the daughter of Fulk II, Count of Anjou. Adelaide-Blanche was the Queen of Aquitaine and countess of Toulouse, Provence, and Burgundy.
ANGEVINE GENEALOGY (1977) by Clyde V. Angevine, p. 14: Grenville C. Mackenzie "was the only source of this family name (de Bonrepos) found." And also "The only source of Deborah's maiden name (Guion) was found in Mr. Koon's booklet."
"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). Also known as "The English Families of Philipse Manor in Westchester County, New York" by Grenville C. Mackenzie (1942), vol. 1, pp.28-30: Pierre Angevine's second wife was Marguerite de Bonrepos, daughter of Elie and Esther de Bonrepos.
Pierre and Marguerite's first children were named Elie and Esther, as was customary, for the maternal grandparents, although Rev. Elie de Bonrepos was married to his second wife Jane at that time.
Pierre Angevine's wives are shown as Deborah Guion and Marguerite de Bonrepos in A FRENCH HUGUENOT LEGACY: GUYON GENEALOGY, by Debra Guiou Stufflebean.
Pierre Angevine and Marguerite's first son and daughter, Eli and Esther, are assumed to have been named for Marguerite's parents, Eli and Esther DeBonrepos; their third child and second son being Pierre or Peter Jr. Pierre Sr.'s only known (or only living) son by his first wife Deborah was named Louis for his father.
Huguenot Refugees in Colonial New York by Paula Wheeler Carlo, p.126: "Pierre's second wife, Marguerite de Bonrepos, was born around 1683, and was the daughter of schoolmaster Elie and Esther de Bonrepos. Pierre and Deborah had four children, two boys and two girls. He later had three children, twoboys and one girl, with Marguerite, who died after 1729 in New Rochelle. Pierre himself died intestate in sometime after 1728 in new Rochelle, where he was probably buried."
English Denization Records, 1690:
"2 January 1690
Warrant for letters of denization to the following French Protestants:
John Menard, clerk; Lewisa, his wife; Mary, Susannah and Peter, their children
Elias De Bonrepos; Esther, his wife; Elias, Alexander, ANNA, and MARGUARITA, their children..."
Twenty years later, the 1710 New Rochelle census shows Elias Bon Repo living near the Guions and Angevines but by this time he has his second wife Jane and none of the three older children shown in the denization record are listed in the household. Bolton lists all those in the 1710 census as children of wife Jane.
There is some confusion among descendants regarding whether Marguerite de Bonrepos who married Pierre Angevine was the sister of Anne/Anna de Bonrepos who married Obadiah Palmer or whether they were the same person. Many Palmer descendants list her as Anne-Marguerite and twice married, although birth dates of her children and Obadiah Palmer's death date would indicate two separate persons. William Knecht, a descendant of Anna Bonrepos Palmer, wrote that he believed Marguerite de Bonrepos Angevine and Anna (or Anne-Marguerite) de Bonrepos Palmer were sisters, whether or not Anna's name was also Marguerite.
Two contemporary references to the wife of Obadiah Palmer give her name only as Anne or Anna, not Anne-Marguerite: Will of David de Bonrepos (dated June 16, 1733, probated May 6, 1734), bequethed a legacy of 10 pounds to two of "my nieces,” including Anna Palmer.
Will of Obadiah Palmer, Mamaroneck, leaves “to wife ANNE, a silver tankard left to her by my mother.” Mentions daughter Hester Angevine and six sons, Samuel, Benjamin, Elias, David, Obadiah, and Caleb (Palmer).
Obadiah Palmer’s daughter Hester/Esther Palmer married John Angevine, son of Zachariah Angevine and Marie Naudin.
It was not unusual for French families to have two children with a composite of the same names, of course.
One contemporary record clearly shows Mrs. Palmer's name as Anna Marguerit: French Church at New Rochelle: Baptisms from 1725-1734, copied by Mrs. Alfred Bartlett Cole, p.81:
March 18, 1710/11: "William Palmer, son of Obadia and Anna Marguerit Palmer, born September 12, 1710. Sponsors, Elias and Ester Debonrepos. Baptized in the church."
Bonrepos Descent from the House of Anjou (one of several):
Fulk I, Count of Anjou
+ Roscille de Loches
Fulk II, le Bon, Count of Anjou
+ Gerberge du Maine
+Guillaume de Provence
Odile de Provence
+Rambauld de Nice
Gisle = Gilette de Nice
+Sancie de Simiane
Valpurge d’Agoult (4th cousin of King Henry II of England [Plantagenet] who married Eleanor of Acquitaine)
+Pons de Fos
Amiel de Fos
+Alazie de Laidet
Roger de Fos
+Thiburge des Baux
Guillaume de Fos
Alazie de Fos
+Isnard de Grasse
Rambaud de Grasse
+Agnes de ponteves
Rossoline de Grasse
+Bertrand de Grasse
Bertrand III de Grasse
Catherine de Grasse
+Bertrand de Vintmille
Honoree de Vintimille
+Jacques Raimbaud de Simiane
Guirand de Simiane
+Marguerite de Forbin
Honorate de Simiane
+Marc de Vintimille
Louise de Vintimille
Gaspard d'Aultric de Ventimille
+ Francoise Simiane, Lady Beaumettes
Blanche d'Aultric de Vingtville
+ Charles de Bonrepos
Rev. Alexandre de Bonrepos
+ Margaret ("Angevin"? some speculate)
Elie de Bonrepos 1652-1717
+ Esther ("Angevin"?) 1664-1699
Marguerite de Bonrepos
+ Pierre Angevine
Elie De Bonrepos (1654 - 1719)
Esther De Bonrepos (1664 - 1699)
Pierre Angevine (1666 - 1730)*
Pierre Angevine (1714 - 1773)*
Eli Angevine (1719 - 1799)*
New York, USA
Created by: Ray Isbell
Record added: Aug 05, 2011
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