Elias MAUROIS 1
Elias moved from Houplines-sur-la-Lys in Flanders to Canterbury, where he married Elizabeth Desbouveries (qv) in 1594. They had six surviving children - two sons and four daughters. The eldest daughter Elizabeth married Rev Philippe Delme, who was from Norwich, ordained in Leiden, and appointed Minister of the Walloon Church in Canterbury and Member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. The eldest son Elias Maurois was a London merchant, and married his cousin Jane De La Tombe. The next two daughters were Mary who married James De Neu (qv) and Ann who married John Delillers (qv). The Denew and Delillers families were closely connected through marriage in subsequent generations. The next son James married Ann Bulteel, daughter of John Bulteel a Minister of the Walloon Church in Canterbury, but died while still in his 20s. The youngest daughter Jane married Peter Du Quesne, a London merchant, Alderman and Freeman of the Dyers Company: their son Peter was the founder of the Du Cane family.
Elias married Elizabeth DESBOUVERIES, daughter of Laurens DESBOUVERIES and Barbe VAN WYNONE, on 10 Feb 1594 in Walloon or Strangers Church, Canterbury, Kent.1 2 (Elizabeth DESBOUVERIES was born Of in Sandwich, Kent 6 and was buried on 7 Dec 1635 in All Saints, Canterbury, Kent 5.)
1 Marriage contract, Transcript of Walloon Church Canterbury Parts 1-3 p640. London: Huguenot Society.
2 Church Register, Transcript of Walloon Church Canterbury Parts 1-3 p445. London: Huguenot Society.
3 Monumental Inscription, http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsCantAllSaints/01.htm.
4 Church Register, Transcript of Walloon Church Canterbury Parts 1-3 p581. London: Huguenot Society.
5 Church Register, All Saints Canterbury, SoG ref Mfc 60323.
Church Register, Transcript of Walloon Church Canterbury Parts 1-3 p445. London: Huguenot Society (marriage).