(-Est 1684)


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1. Madelaine MARTINEAU



  • Born: 14 Dec 1667, Chatellerault, Poitou, France 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Madelaine MARTINEAU
  • Marriage (2): Ann BLONDELL on 6 Apr 1746 in St Benet Paul's Wharf, London 1 2
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1748, Christ Church, Spitalfields, Middlesex 6

bullet  Notes:

Paul was born in Chatellerault. He is thought to have been the only son, and inherited substantial estates in Poitou from his father. He married Madelaine Martineau (qv) of Chauvigny, and had fours sons. The family was Protestant, and as a result was persecuted following the Revocation of the Treaty of Nantes in 1685. A detailed account of their flight from France is given in the Turquand family history: Paul and Madelaine were separated during their journey to England, but were eventually reunited some three years later in Spitalfields in London. They subsequently returned to France to recover their estates, but failed so returned to London.

Their eldest son Paul remained in France where he was a merchant: he married Marie Martineau of Chauvigny (presumably a cousin), and had eight children, two emigrating to England in 1735, the others remaining in France. The next son was Rene (qv). The two youngest sons Claude and Pierre accompanied their parents on their final journey back to England, and were weavers.

After Madelaine died in Spitalfields Paul snr married again to Ann Blondell, two years before his death in 1748.

PCC: Paul Turquand PROB11/766 dated 16-12-1748


Paul married Madelaine MARTINEAU. (Madelaine MARTINEAU was born Of in Chauvigny, Poitou, France 4 and was buried on 10 Apr 1743 in Christ Church, Spitalfields, Middlesex 7.)


Paul next married Ann BLONDELL on 6 Apr 1746 in St Benet Paul's Wharf, London.1 2 (Ann BLONDELL was born before 1717 8 and died after 1747 9.)



1 Marriage allegation, Faculty Office 9-4-1746 SoG Mf.

2 Church Register, St Benet Paul's Wharf, Guildhall Library ref Mf 5718.

3 Probate, Paul Turquand PROB11/766 dated 16-12-1748.

4 William Grellier (1883), The Genealogy of the Turquand Family, London.

5 Church Register, Transcript of French Church La Patente Spitalfields p123. London: Huguenot Society (baptism of son Paul Rene).

6 Church Register, Christ Church Spitalfields, LMA ref P93/CTC1.

7 Church Register, Christ Church Spitalfields, LMA ref P93/CTC.

8 Inference, Marriage allegation: Faculty Office 9-4-1746 SoG Mf.

9 Inference, Paul Turquand PROB11/766 dated 16-12-1748 (husband).

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