Francoise Jandron/Gendron and Pierre Parcot
I have a Francoise Jandron or Gendron who was married to Pierre Parcot. The name is spelt both ways, plus other variations.
Pierre was born in Marrenes, Saintogne, France about 1665. His father, another Pierre, was a Huguenot and they had to flee from France to England with some other Huguenot families, among them the Jandron or Gendron family.
By 1671 they were living in London where Pierre the father was known as an “Ancien of the Temple” in Soho which means they had joined the Reformed French Church which was in Threadneedle Street at that time.
The younger Pierre married Francoise Jandron in England and they came to New York and lived in New Rochelle. They are listed in the Census of Sept 1698 "List of the Inhabitants of New Rochelle" In the 1710 Census they are listed as Peter Parcot age 45, Francoise Gendron his wife age 37.
According to an article in the New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, August 30, 1908, Image 59 they may have been living in New Rochelle as early as 1689.
In Pierre Parcot's will he states, "To my wife Francoise Jandron (Gendron) my house and 64 acres where I now live." (in New Rochelle, NY.) I think both names are listed.
For the baptism of her daughter, Ester, in 1711 she is listed as Francoise Gendron.
Their children were mentioned in Pierre's will dated 30 May 1730: Anna Maria wife of Pierre Bonnet, Magdalina wife of Jean Badeau, Jeanne and Hester, and a son Jean, and grandsons Pierre Perott and Pierre Badeau.
I'm not sure when the other children were born but the youngest "Hester" (Ester) was baptised in the Reformed French Church in New York 1 April 1711.
There was also a baptism in New York in 1710 of another child with Madelaine Jandin, Daniel Jandin and his wife Elizabeth mentioned. The parents and the childs names are missing. A Philppe Gendron and his wife, Madelaine and his brother Jean and Jean's dau Madelaine left Europe to go to South Carolina in the late 1600s. The Madelaine Jandin may be one of these women. Huguenots were not particular. They just thankfully got on any ship that was going West and ended up in whatever US port the ship stopped at.
I dont know the names of the parents of Francoise, but she was born about 1673 in either France or England and her siblings may have been Daniel and Pierre Jandron/Gendron or some other variation and there was the Philippe Gendron and his brother Jean. All of these Jandron/Gendrons were Huguenots who arrived in the US at about the same time Francoise did. At least one male Jandron relative was in New Rochelle about 1688 and helped found the town.
Jean Gendron b 22 May 1631, the son of Pierre Gendron and Marie Renaud(spelled Regnaud)was baptised in the Huguenot church in Marennes near Ile de Orleon The godfather was Jean de la Salle and the godmother was Jeanne Tadononeau
Jean's brother was a Nicholas Gendron dit Lafontaine There were at least 4 brothers, Georges and Jacques also Any of these may have been the father or grandfather of my Francoise. Some of the family were Huguenots and fled to London and then onto the US and some of them were Catholic and went to Canada or stayed in France.
Jandron and Parcot are both listed among the 151 family names on the Huguenot monument in Hudson Park in New Rochelle, NY erected in 1888 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of New Rochelle. The plaque bearing the names was placed later in 1938.
Does anyone have any more info on this Jandron/Gendron family ?