LOTT FAMILY REGISTER: FLANDREAU FAMILY
Gathered here are materials on the family of Jacques Flandreau*, a French Huguenot who emigrated to New Rochelle, Westchester, New York near the end of the 17th Century.
* NOTE: Variant spellings of this surname include: Flandereau, Flandereaux, Flandreaux, Flandrau, Flandreu. Somewhat more anglicized versions are: Flandro, Flandrow, Flandraw, Flandrew, Flanderow, Flanders.
                                         
Jacques Flandreau (about 1667-1726)
Biography
Jacques Flandreau was a French Huguenot who fled from France to London, England, before eventually emigrating to the New World.
According to the inscription on his headstone, he was 69 years old at the time of his death in February 1726 (what would now be considered 1727); thus, he was born about 1656/1657. A census entry from 1698, however, lists his age as 30, making his birth about 1668. One source suggests that the headstone transcription is wrong, and that Jacques Flandreau was 59 rather than 69 at the time of his death. If so, then the year of his birth, about 1667/1668, would approximate the census entry, in which case 1667 would be the most likely year of birth.
His place of origin is given as La Rochelle ("Little Rock"), a port city in Poitou, France (according to the marriage entry in the French Church in London to his first wife) and, alternatively, as "La Chataegnevaj" (likely "La Chataigneraie", i.e., "chestnut tree grove"), in the historic province of Poitou, now in the Vendee departement (according to the 1703 marriage record to his second wife).
Jacques was married in the French Church, Glasshouse Street, London, England, on 15 December 1695 (or 1692), to his first wife, Madeleine Mesnard, said to be of Saintes, Saintonge, France (not far from La Rochelle). No children are known to have come to this marriage.
By 1698 Jacques was in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, his name appearing in the census of that year as "Jeams [James] Flandeu" [or "Flandren"], aged thirty years. His first wife, Madeleine, does not appear in the census list, apparently having died before that date.
[Deed, 1694, White Plains clerk's office: he conveys 100 acres of land to Trinity Church at New Rochelle.]
On 13 November 1703, in the New Rochelle Church, Jacques married again, this time to Elizabeth Boderit or Beaudry of Rye, England.
In 1707 Jacques Flandreau bought land of Jacob Leisler, Jr., on the Boston Road.
On 1 April 1710 Jacques was elected collector of New Rochelle.
[1710 Census]
In 1716 Jacques added an additional purchase to his land on the Boston Road.
On 18 May 1720 Jacques Flandreau made his will, which was proved 20 December 1727. His will reads:
Au Nom De Dieu, et Du Fils, et Du St. Esprit. I, JACQUES FLANDREAU, living at New Rochelle, in Westchester County, by the will of God being under some sickness, but of sound mind, and willing to put my estate in order, which it has pleased God to give me. My body to be buried as a true Christian at the discretion of my executors. My will is that after all just debts are paid my wife Elizabeth shall possess all my goods, during the time she remains my widow, but if she remarries, they are to be divided among my sons, Jacques, Peter, John, Daniel, Benjamin, and Elias. Giving 5 shillings more to my son Jacques, than to the others. I leave to my eldest son, Jacques, a horse and saddle, such as he shall choose. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth Magdalene, 15, and a cow, when she is married, or when her mother shall judge it proper. I leave to my daughter Jeane, 15 and a cow when she is married. For executors of this my will, which I wish to have executed in all its points, I appoint my good friend, Jean Martin, and my wife.
Done at New Rochelle, the 18 of May, 1720. Witnesses, Isaac Mercier, Alexander Allaire, Jeremie Mebee. Proved before Gilbert Willett, appointed by his Excellency, William Burnet, Governor, December 20, 1727.
Jacques Flandreau died 19 February 1726 in New Rochelle, aged sixty-nine years, according to a transcription made of his headstone in the Town [Trinity Church] cemetery. (The original headstone is no longer extant.)
A house built by Jacques Flandreau in New Rochelle in 1700 burned down in the Spring of 1898.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Bolton, Rev. Robert. History of the County of Westchester, vol. 1, p. 668 1881
Biographical Sketches and Index of the Huguenot Settlers of New Rochelle, 1687-1776, p. 24 page 24 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Huguenot_New_Rochelle_24-25.jpg
Bolton, Robert. History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the County of Westchester, p. 480 1855
O'Callaghan, E. B. Documentary History of the State of New-York, vol. III, p. 946
Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, Registers of Tabernacle, Glasshouse Street French Church
Baird, Charles W. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, vol. I, pp. 291-92 page 291 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Huguenot_Baird_290-91.jpg
page 292 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Huguenot_Baird_292-93.jpg
Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1902: Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills Prior to 1790 on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, vol. XI, p. 38 1903 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/NYHS_Collections_vol_11_title.jpg
page 38 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/NYHS_Collections_vol_11_38.jpg
Dunbar, Edith Flanders, comp. The Flanders Family From Europe to America: Being a History of the Flanders Family in America and Its Probably Origin in Europe, p. 904: "Flandreaux" 1935 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Flanders_Family_title.jpg
page 904 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Flanders_Family_904.jpg
source xxix http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Flanders_Family_xxix.jpg
source xxxi http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Flanders_Family_xxxi.jpg
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_title.jpg
intro 1 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_intro_1.jpg
intro 2 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_intro_2.jpg
index xvii http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_index_xvii.jpg
                                         
Elizabeth Beaudry (about 1683-unknown)
Elizabeth Beaudry, second wife of Jacques Flandreau and daughter of John Beaudry and Jane of Massa-chusetts, was said to be from Rye, England in the marriage record.
Her surname is variously spelled Beaudry (baptism records of sons Jean and Daniel), Vandry (baptism record of daughter Jeane), and Boderit ([marriage?] record). Other spellings in records of siblings, etc., include Beaudri, Beaudrie.
1710 Census: age 27; name "Katherine [sic] fflanders".
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Florance, Charles Wesley, Jr. We, The Florances/ Florences title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Florances_title.jpg
table of contents http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Florances_toc.jpg
page 5 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Florances_5.jpg
page 6 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Florances_6.jpg
page 7 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Florances_7.jpg
page 8 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Florances_8.jpg
page 9 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Florances_9.jpg
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Elizabeth Magdalene Flandreau (about 1704-unknown)
1710 Census: age 6; name: "Betty fflanders".
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
                                         
Jacques (James) Flandreau (about 1706-after 1773)
1710 Census: age 4; name "James fflandrs Junr".
Listed first in father's will, dated 18 May 1720. Called eldest brother in will, dated 18 May 1773, of brother John Flandreau. Will of brother John also mentions children of James and "the two children of my nephew James Jay."
Witness to will, dated 7 July 1761, of Stephen Reno of New Rochelle.
Spouse's name unknown.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 188 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 188 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_188-89.jpg
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 302 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 302 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_302-03.jpg
                                         
Pierre (Peter) Flandreau (about 1709-after 1773)
1710 Census: age 1; name "Peter fflanders".
Witness to will, dated 25 April 1758, of James Percut of New Rochelle.
On 1 July 1763 Peter Flandreau and Anne Le Comte were granted a marriage license in New York. (Given Peter's age, this may have been a second marriage.)
Susannah Mercier, widow of Isaac, mentions granddaughter Ann married to Peter Flandreau in will dated 14 January 1771.
Mentioned in will, dated 18 May 1773, of brother John Flandreau.
Mentioned in will, dated _____ 17__, of Isaac Guion of New Rochelle as having adjoining property.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 173 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 173 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_172-73.jpg
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 238 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 238 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_238-39.jpg
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 302 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 302 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_302-03.jpg
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 355 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 355 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_354-55.jpg
O'Callaghan, E. B. Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York Previous to 1784, p. 137 1860
                                         
Jean (John) Flandreau (chr. 1712-before 1774)
Christened 11 May 1712.
Witness to will, dated 4 March 1767, of Peter Cornell of Scarsdale.
Will dated 18 May 1773. Will proved 18 January 1774. Will mentions children of James and "the two children of my nephew James Jay." According to will, he left no issue. Perhaps also never married.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, p. 124 page 124 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_124-25.jpg
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 259 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 259 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_258-59.jpg
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 302 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 302 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_302-03.jpg
                                         
Daniel Flandreau (chr. 1714-before 1773)
Christened 6 May 1714. Daniel is not mentioned in his brother John's will, dated 18 May 1773, so he likely died before that date.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, p. 131 page 131 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_130-31.jpg
                                         
Jeane (Jane) Flandreau (1717-after 1773)
Born 10 January 1717. Christened 21 April 1717. Living in 1773, when she is called Jane in will of brother John Flandreau.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, p. 142 page 142 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_142-43.jpg
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 302 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 302 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_302-03.jpg
                                         
Benjamin Flandreau (1718-1800)
Benjamin Flandreau was born 1718 in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York.
The will of Benjamin "Flandrau" was dated 8 Feb 1800. It was proved 28 Feb 1800.
Died 19 February 1800, aged 81 years 5 months 15 days (calculated date is 4 Sep 1718, but due to change to Gregorian Calendar in 1752, calculated date is deemed unreliable). Buried in New Rochelle.
"He was buried on a family plot on his own farm, for which he provided. He, therefore, became the founder of the burial ground known, for many years, as 'The Flandreau Cemetery'. This old burial ground has only recently been destroyed." (Old Wills of New Rochelle, N.Y., 1784-1830.) This cemetery was near Dillon Park in New Rochelle.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
New York Marriages Previous to 1784, p. 137 (date only) (citing Marriage Bonds, vol. I, p. 237)
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 302 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 302 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_302-03.jpg
Old Wills of New Rochelle, N.Y., 1784-1830, pp. 49-51 (taken from Liber B of Wills, p. 403) title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_title.jpg
page 49 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_49.jpg
page 50 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_50.jpg
page 51 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_51.jpg
index "F" http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_index_F.jpg
Old Wills of New Rochelle, N.Y., 1784-1830, pp. 134-35 (taken from Liber K of Wills, pp. [40-41]) title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_title.jpg
page 134 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_134.jpg
page 135 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_135.jpg
index "F" http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Wills_New_Rochelle_index_F.jpg
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, pp. 237-38 page 237 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_236-37.jpg
page 238 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_238-39.jpg
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, p. 285 page 285 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_284-85.jpg
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, p. 288 page 288 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_288-89.jpg
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, p. 292 page 292 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_292-93.jpg
Wittmeyer, Alfred V., ed. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1688 to 1804, p. 294 page 294 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/French_Church_Register_294-95.jpg
"An Old Cemetery Plot is Center of Ongoing Dispute" 6 Dec 1981 New York Times
                                         
Elias Flandreau (about 1720-after 1773)
Born about 1720 in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York. Mentioned in will of brother John Flandreau.
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
Pelletreau, William S. Wills of Early Residents of Westchester County, New York, From 1664 to 1784, p. 302 1898 title page http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_title.jpg
page 302 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/Early_Wills_Westchester_302-03.jpg
                                         
Letitia Flandereau (about 1745-unknown)
Born about 1745, most probably in Westchester County, New York. (Some sources state Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.)
Most likely a granddaughter (or perhaps, at most, a great granddaughter) of Jacques Flandreau. Sons of Jacques Flandreau to whom she most likely could have been born include: James, Peter, Daniel, or Elias. (John left no issue and the children of Benjamin appear to be reasonably well documented.)
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Sources
                                         
Huguenot Society of America
Jacques Flandreau Applications
Adams, Washington Irving Lincoln 189_ http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Adams.jpg
Flandreau, Felix Eugene 7 Oct 1885 page 1 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Flandreau_Felix_1.jpg
page 2 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Flandreau_Felix_2.jpg
Flandreau, Nelson E. 193_ http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Flandreau_Nelson.jpg
Grienke, Louise _. G. 21 Nov 1930 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Grienke.jpg
Munson, Cornelia Catlin 21 Jan 1885 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Munson_1.jpg
(chart for Cornelia Catlin Munson Goldthwaite) 1898 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Munson_2.jpg
(letter from Cornelia Catlin Goldthwaite) 17 Oct 1898 page 1 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Munson_3.jpg
page 2 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/HSA_App_Munson_4.jpg
                                         
Census Records
Benjamin Flandreau
1790 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1790 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1790_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandreau_Benjamin.jpg
1800 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1800 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1800_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandereau_Benjamin.jpg
Daniel Flandreau
1800 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1800 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1800_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandereau_Daniel.jpg
Elias Flandreau
1790 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1790 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1790_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandreau_Elias.jpg
1800 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1800 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1800_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandereau_Elias.jpg
James Flandreau
1790 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1790 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1790_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandreau_James.jpg
James Flandreau, Jr.
1790 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1790 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1790_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandreau_James_Jr.jpg
Peter Flandreau
1800 U.S. Federal Census, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY 1800 http://www.lottfamilyhistory.org/1800_US_Federal_Census_NY_Westchester_New_Rochelle_Flandereau_Peter.jpg
                                         
Internet Links
Flandreau Family
Flandreau Family Genealogy Forum http://genforum.genealogy.com/flandreau/
Flandro Family Genealogy Forum http://genforum.genealogy.com/flandro/
RootsWeb: Flandreau Family http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=flandrx-seeker&id=I1
On-line Flandreau Family History Sources
O'Callaghan, E. B. New York Marriage Licenses Before 1784 http://www.fortklock.com/marriageF.htm
http://www.fortklock.com/marriageS.htm
Province of New York: Marriage Licenses Before 1784 http://www.longislandgenealogy.com/NYSMarrLic/NYmarlicense.htm
Chronique des temps anciens: 15 Dec http://racinesrochelaises.free.fr/chron_02_12.html
RootsWeb: Stillwell-Flandereau http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/STILLWELL/2002-01/1011574460
American Archives: New York Provincial Congress: Benjamin Flandereau http://www.stanklos.net/?act=para&pid=7183&psname=
Organizations
Huguenot Society of America http://www.huguenotsocietyofamerica.org/
L'Eglise Francaise du Saint Esprit http://www.stespritnyc.net/
                                         
Descendancy Charts
Descendants of John Beaudry/Jane (parents-in-law of Jacques Flandreau) Sep 2007 [TO COME]
                                         
Things/Places/People Named Flandreau
Places
Flandreau, South Dakota http://www.flandreau.com
People
Charles Eugene Flandrau http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Eugene_Flandrau
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