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Jacques DE NEU
(-1647)
Antoinette DESROUSSEAUX
Elias MAUROIS
(1568-1629)
Elizabeth DESBOUVERIES
(-1635)
James DE NEU
(1597-1630)
Mary MAUROIS
(1599-1675)
James DENEW
(1627-1705)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Mary DELILLERS

James DENEW 2

  • Christened: 25 Nov 1627, French Church Threadneedle St, London 3
  • Marriage: Mary DELILLERS on 8 Jan 1651 in French Church Threadneedle St, London 1
  • Buried: 14 May 1705, All Hallows Barking by the Tower, London 4
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bullet  Notes:

James was a successful merchant in the City of London, in partnership with his younger brother Nathaniel. He lived in Mark Lane in the Parish of All Hallows by the Tower. A Freeman in the Company of Dyers, he was a wine merchant, part owner of a privateer, and built a soap works in Rosemary Lane. He was a founding Director of the Bank of England in 1694, and was a member of the Bank Committee that remitted bullion to the Army in Flanders. He was also an elder of the French Church in London, and a Commissioner and Deputy for Tower Ward for the first Census of London in 1694.

James had five surviving children with his wife Mary Delillers (qv). The eldest son James died in Tangiers at the age of 22, and may have been a privateer. The two other sons, John and Isaac, inherited their father's soap works. John like his father was a Freeman in the Company of Dyers and an elder of the French Church in London, and was also a Churchwarden in All Hallows by the Tower. John first married his cousin Mary Denew, who died within two years, and then Eleanor Hayes, but did not have any surviving children. Isaac did not marry. James and Mary's daughters Mary (qv) and Elizabeth married Benjamin (qv) and John Warren, brothers and wine merchants from Plymouth. Although the two sisters were from the third generation of the Denew family to be born in England, they were the first in their line to marry outside the Walloon/Hugenot community of Canterbury and London. Much of James' property was inherited by the children of his grandson Rev John Warren.

PCC: James Denew PROB11/482 dated 13-4-1705

Addtional sources:
Acres W M (1931). The Bank of England from Within. 2 vols. OUP
Gwynn R D (1985). Huguenot Heritage: The History and Contribution of the Huguenots in Britain. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
London Inhabitants within the Walls, 1695. London Record Society Vol 2, 1966
Dyers Company Register of Freemen 1650-1703. Guildhall Library ref 8167/1

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James married Mary DELILLERS, daughter of Jean DE LILLERS and Mary DE LESPINE, on 8 Jan 1651 in French Church Threadneedle St, London.1 (Mary DELILLERS was christened on 25 Jun 1626 in Walloon or Strangers Church, Canterbury, Kent 5 and was buried on 25 Apr 1701 in All Hallows Barking by the Tower, London 6.)

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Sources


1 Church Register, Transcript of French Church Threadneedle St Vol 2 p32. London: Huguenot Society.

2 Church Register, Transcript of French Church Threadneedle St Vol 1 p151. London: Huguenot Society (baptism).

3 Church Register, Transcript of French Church Threadneedle St Vol 1 p151. London: Huguenot Society.

4 Church Register, All Hallows by the Tower Registers of Christenings, Weddings and Burials 1676-1751 AH/RR/A1/3 p199.

5 Church Register, Transcript of Walloon Church Canterbury Parts 1-3 p131. London: Huguenot Society.

6 Church Register, All Hallows by the Tower Registers of Christenings, Weddings and Burials 1676-1751 AH/RR/A1/3 p195.


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