Jacques DE NEU 3
- Born: Of, Warneton, Flanders, Low Countries 4
- Marriage (1): Antoinette DESROUSSEAUX on 9 Jan 1589 in Walloon or Strangers Church, Canterbury, Kent 1
- Marriage (2): Marie GALLEMAR on 22 Dec 1637 in Walloon or Strangers Church, Canterbury, Kent 2
- Died: 13 Feb 1647, Canterbury, Kent 5
Jacques emigrated to England from Warneton, now a small town on the Lys River, the border between Belgium and France. He was first recorded in England in 1589 when he married Anthoinette Desrousseaux (qv) in Canterbury. He was a silk weaver, and in 1600 was a deacon in the Wallon Church in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral.
The baptisms of nine of their children were recorded in the register of the Walloon Church, commencing in 1591. There were two other children who may have been the children of a former marriage: Jean De Neu, about whom little is known apart from his marriage to Marie Meurisse in 1645; and Jahel, who married silk weaver James Le Keux - their son Philip was Pastor for the Walloon Church from 1653 to 1662 (during the Commonwealth and Restoration). It is possible that Jahel was born in the first year of Jaques and Anthoinette's marriage - the page for that year is missing from the register.
The first child to be recorded in the register was Debora, who married Nicholas Granin (aka Crowyn) in London. Next was Anthoinette, who was the first wife of Nicolas De Santhuns, later an elder of the Walloon Church: there were other links between the Denew and De Santhuns families in subsequent generations. Next was James (qv) who moved to London. The other married son was Nathaniel, who was a merchant in Staplegate in Canterbury, and was also an elder in the Walloon Church. There were then four married daughters: Judith who was the first wife of Samuel Du Bois, also a church elder; Esther who married James De Ricquebourg; Mary who married Allard Van Der Woude and moved to London; and Elizabeth who was the first wife of Jean Le Leu. There were two other children: Susan who died at the age of 22; and Philip, but there is no record for him apart from his baptism.
It is not known when Jacque's wife Antoinette died, but he remarried in 1637, ten years before he died in 1647 when he must have been well over 70.
Francis C Cross (1898). History of the Walloon and Huguenot Church at Canterbury. Vol XV Huguenot Society: London.
Anne M Oakley (1987). The Canterbury Walloon Congregation. In: Huguenots in Britain and their French background 1550-1800. Ed Irene Scouloudi. Macmillan Press: London
PCC: Nathaniel Denew PROB11/254 dated 21-4-1656 (son)
Jacques married Antoinette DESROUSSEAUX, daughter of Pierre DESROUSSEAUX and Noelle CASTEL, on 9 Jan 1589 in Walloon or Strangers Church, Canterbury, Kent.1 (Antoinette DESROUSSEAUX was born Of in Tourcoing, Flanders, Low Countries 6.)
Jacques next married Marie GALLEMAR on 22 Dec 1637 in Walloon or Strangers Church, Canterbury, Kent.2 (Marie GALLEMAR was born Of in Valenciennes, Hainaut, Low Countries 7.)