Re: A Critique of Fay's Count Hoax : CORRECTION
Correction re: Jacob Latourrette (1650-1711)
A statement made in this posting about Jacob Latourrette (1650-1711) of Osse, Bearn, the older brother of Jean Latourrette (1651-July 1726), needs correcting. It currently states:
"After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Jacob remained in Osse and eventually became a representative to and president of the Parliament in Pau, France."
As the author of the original posting I carried over a falsehood, among all the others found in the 20th century version of the Latourrette court hoax. Jacob was not an elected representative of the people to the Parliament in Pau and he certainly was not its president.
THIS SECTION SHOULD HAVE READ:
Jacob stayed in Osse and eventually became an “avocat au parlement” at Pau, the historical capital of Bearn and Lower Navarre. An “avocat” was a barrister or attorney who represented the interests of parties at the parliament or the King's court. Jacob is noted has a particularly strong advocate for Huguenots in front of the Kings Court in Pau. A brief explanation is given in the following, using the present tense to describe what existed before the French Revolution:
“Parliament is a sovereign court, composed of clergy and laity, established to administer justice ultimately on behalf of the king, under his authority, as though he were present. There are twelve parliaments in the kingdom, which, following the order of their creation, are Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble, Bordeaux, Dijon, Rouen, Aix, Rennes, Pau, Metz, Besançon and Douai.”