Comments on Parts I-III
1. There is no confirmation that the births/deaths listed by Mrs. Nash for 1726-1744 are children of Pierre R./ Suzanne Lafon.For prior births, she lists the parents for each one (Pierre R./Jeanne Fourneyrol).Perhaps her original documents list this info, but this seems doubtful. This omission of parents is important, because Pierre/Jeanne had four sons other than Pierre, so we have no evidence that the children she names for Pierre/Suzanne are not some or all children of brothers.In addition, the Pierre who married Suzanne has nothing to identify him as the son of Pierre/Jeanne.These lacks of sufficient documentation seem to have been lost in many who are citing ancestry based on Mrs. Nash's article.
2. Proven Relationships of SC Roquemores
a. Pierre Ayne.The record of his marriage to Jeanne Seguin states that he is the son of the late Pierre R. and Susanna Lafon. This also confirms that his father died before 1757.
b. Marie. Her birth record confirms that she is the daughter of Pierre and Jeanne Seguin.
3. Probable Relationships of SC Roquemores
a. The Jean Roquemore in the Plymouth list is probably Pierre Ayne.This is based on the absence of a Pierre of the proper age (Jeanne was born in 1729, making her 34, not 30 as listed, in Plymouth.The Jean R. was 36 in Plymouth.)
There are two further appearances of a Jean R. The Treasurer's Records show 35 pounds for Jean Rocquemore, Pierre R. Aine, Pierre R.(2) and Susannah Lafon. They also show 21 pounds for Marie.Marie, Jean and Pierre Aine are three consecutive names and there is no listing (on the one page that I have)for Jeanne Seguin Roquemore which would be expected to be adjacent to that of her husband and daughter.
Since Jean's is for 35 pounds (vs Marie's 21), this Jean must have been classified as an adult (16 or more?). The other appearance is in the land allotments.These show Piere Roque Mowayne being alloted 250 acres (indicating himself at 100 and three dependents at 50 each---two are wife Jeanne and daughter Marie, who is the third?).They also show 100 acres (i.e., allotment for self and not a dependent of any one) for Susannah Roquemore, Pierre Roquemore Jean and Pierre Roquemore Anne.Neither Pierre Jacques nor Pierre Junior are shown on the two pages I have.We know that these latter two did later receive grants of 100 acres each and we also know that Mrs. Nash did not state finding any land grants for a Roquemore named Jean nor for Anne (note: the Charleston allotments indicate these two were independent adults).A last point: assumming that Pierre Ayne is the Jean of the Plymouth list and/or assuming that he was at least as old as his wife (born 1729), the only male in the 1726-44 list of births that is logical is Jacques born 20August1727.This, of course, is not Pierre.
b. I conclude that Pierre Jacques was probably the son of Susannah Lafon Roquemore because his name is on the cover of the plat for Susannah.Further, if he were not her son, Pierre Ayne would likely have assumed this responsibility.
Using the age of 22 in November 1763(Plymouth list), the most likely male on the 1726-44 list of births is Pierre born 10Aug1741.However, given the age discrepancy in this document for Jeanne Seguin (four years), the Pierre born 19Jun1740 and the Jacques for 27Aug1742 must be considered. As stated, Mrs. Nash considered Jacques the most likely child to be the SC Pierre Jacques.
4. Possible relationships of SC Roquemores
It is much more difficult to show even a possible relationship for these persons, although some have done so, but I cannot find anything on their sources.
a. Pierre Roquemore Anne. She may be Anne Roquemore, first wife of Lazare Covain. Certainly that Anne was in SC.I have not seen anyone state her birth date, she died about 1790 (last child born 1789; he remarried 1791). Couvain was born 1742 (i.e., near same as Pierre Jacques).I do not have a marriage date.Since Pierre Roquemore Anne received an adult 100 acre allotment, she must have been at least 16 in 1764, making her born 1748 or earlier (a few years earlier seems most likely given the 1742 for Covain). I have seen listed as her parents Peter Roquemore and Anne Sequois, with no info as to source.
b. Pre/Pierre Junior.Although alleged to be a son of Susannah Lafon Roquemore, there is little to show this. He is listed as 18 on the 1763 Plymouth list, which indicates a birth in 1745.The last birth listed for Susannah is 1744, but this does not preclude a further birth. On the Treasurer's Records, two Pierres are listed immediately above Susannah Lafon, indicating some relationship, but it need not be son and mother (although we have good probability that one was, as Pierre Jacques, making it more likely that the other was Pierre Junior with the same relationship).
c. Mary Jane Roquemore.There is no Mary Jane R. on any of the lists---France, England nor SC.However, it is well documented that Mary Jane Roquemore married Andre Guillebeau 16Dec1766(as usually stated by descendents)or 1776 (as stated in the book of early SC marriages).She was born 12Jul1745 per postings I have seen; her gravestone only gives her age at death (75 in 1820), which calculates to 1745.Since she was 18 at time of Plymouth list, she should have been there.Since she was still 18 when the Charleston lists were made, she should be shown there as an independent. If, as assumed, Pierre Ayne was born in 1727, he was not likely to be her father (born just before he turned 18).If she was the daughter of Susanna Lafon R., she was born after the last child listed (1745), which is feasible.However, as noted above, Pierre Junior was apparantly also born in 1745.Thus both cannot be Susannah's child.Several postings I have seen on the Internet state that her father was Calvin Roquemore who died in Plymouth, England while the group was there.I can find no documentation for a Calvin Roquemore (I think this name is Swiss, not French.) Anyone having more information on him, please post it.Guillebeau is on the SC lists, so he was in SC in 1764.I do not find Mary Jane's name on those lists, giving the possibility she arrived later.
(For those who do not know, the Guillebeau home is the only one remaining of those constructed by this group in New Bordeaux.It has been moved a short distance, restored and is currently a bed and breakfast---with a long waiting list, I am told.)
Next, I will provide what little is known of Pierre Ayne and what I know about Pierre Jacques.For Susannah and Pierre Junior, I only know they received land in New Bordeaux and then nothing.Pierre Ayne, as Peter Roquemore, served in the Am. Rev., but I have seen nothing on his wife or Marie.I will provide a little more on Anne and Mary Jane.Since I have a project to work on at home, it may be a week or more before I post Part V.