Thursday, May 17, 2007

PERMAR FROM FRANCE

WHEN DIGGING THROUGH OLD PAPERS ON THE PERMAR FAMILY I FOUND THE FOLLOWING STORY:
IN APRIL, 1612, A SON WAS BORN TO A NORSE SOLDER LIVING IN NORTHERN FRANCE. THE SON WAS NAMED JEAN EUSTACHE PERMARR. JEAN WANTED TO JOIN THE FRENCH NAVY, THIS MADE HIS SOLDIER FATHER VERY SAD, SO HIS FATHER TAUGHT JEAN AT A YOUNG AGE HOW TO USE A SWORD. BY SEVENTEEN JEAN WAS A GREAT DUALIST AND COULD MATCH ANYONE.
JEAN, IN 1630, JOINED THE FRENCH ARMY. WHILE IN THE ARMY HE MET ALPHONSINE LANCRED, WHO WAS A DIRECT DESCENDENT OF LANCRED, A NORSE LEADER OF THE FIRST CRUSADE. JEAN AND ALPHONSINE WERE MARRIED ON NOV 16, 1631 BEFORE HE LEFT FOR LUTZEN, A SAXON PROVINCE NOTED FOR GREAT WORKS OF GOLD AND SILVER. IN 1632, JEAN WAS HONORED FOR SAVING THE KING'S GRANDSON AND FIVE HIGH OFFICIALS IN THE FRENCH ARMY FROM DEATH. FOR THIS JEAN WAS MADE MASTER OF THE PROCINCE OF LONGUEDOE, IN SOUTHERN FRANCE AND WAS GIVEN THE TITLE OF DUKE OF LOURDES, LOURDES WAS THE LARGEST CITY IN THE PROVINCE.
JULY, 1633, ALPHONSINE AND JEAN HAD THEIR FIRST CHILD, NAMED JEAN EUSTACHE. LATER THEY HAD THREE MORE CHILDREN, BERTRAND PIERRE, JEANNE ANTIONETTE, AND CAMILLE MARCEL.

JEAN EUSTACHE, JR LOVE TO FIGHT AND THE SEA AND IN 1650 JOINED THE FRENCH NAVY UNDER THE COMMAND OF MARQUIS ABRAHAM DUQUENSNE. IN 1655, JEAN MET MARIO DE LA ROCHEFAUCOULD, DAUGHTER OF DUKE FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFAUCOULD, IN LOURDES WHILE VISITING HIS FAMILY. JEAN AND MARIO WERE MARRIED. 1662 MARIE HAD A SON, JEAN MALCOM PERMARR, AFTER HER GREAT UNCLE, LOUIS MALCOM DE LA ROCHEFAUCOULD. IN 1667, THEY HAD ANOTHER SON, PIERRE BRYON, AFTER HIS FATHER'S BROTHER, BERTRAND PIERRE.

YOUNG BERTRAND, SECOND SON OF THE DUKE OF LOURDES, WAS ALSO SKILLED WITH THE SWORD, WITH GREAT ACCURACY BUT A BAD TEMPER. WHILE FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF NERRWINDEN, HE FELL FROM HIS HORSE AND WAS KILLED WITH HIS OWN SWORD.
JEANNE ANTIONETTE, WAS QUITE LOVELY AND LOVED BY THE NOBLES AND PEASANTS ALIKE.IN 1654, AT SIXTEEN, SHE MET A YOUNG ENGLISH MERCHANT, SIR LESLIE SIDDONS, WHO WAS ON HIS WAY TO PARIS.UPON HIS RETURN HE VISITED WITH DUKE OF LOURDES AND TOLD STORIES OF BEAUTIFUL JEWELS AND CLOTH, BEING HANDLED BY HIM AND HIS FATHER. IN 1657 , JEANNE AND SIR LESLIE WERE MARRIED AND DEPARTED FOR ENGLAND.

CAMILLE WAS BORN 1640 AND BEING THE YOUNGEST SON WAS FORCED TO FACE THE FUTURE WITHOUT MONEY OR TITLE. AFTER JEANNE WAS MARRIED , CAMILLE WAS LOST. IN THE SUMMER OF 1658, CAMILLE JOINED THE FRENCH ARMY AS A JUNIOR OFFICER UNDER THE COMMAND OF LOUIS JOSEPH DE VENDOME. CAMILLE WAS A GREAT FIGHTER AND OFFICER. IN 1664 HE MARRIED AMANTINE AURORE ESTIENNE.

THE DUKE OF LOURDES DIED IN 1689 AT 78 YEARS OLD. HE LEFT THE PROVINCE TO JEAN, TE NEW DUKE WAS A GRAND RULER AND TRIED TO FOLLOW HIS FATHER'S RULE IN DEALING JUSTICE TO ALL.
THE DUKE'S ELDEST SON, NOW 23, WAS A GREAT ADVENTURER AND SET OUT IN 1681 WITH HIS UNCLE SIR LESLIE FOR VALLETTA, SPAIN. THERE JEAN MET MARIANA DE SAN MARTIN, DAUGHTER OF A WEATHLY SPANISH TRADER. WHILE ATTENDING A BULL RING, SIR LESLIE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AND DIED A FEW DAYS LATER.
IN MAY, 1682 JEAN AND MARIAN WERE MARRIED. JEAN INFORMED SIR LESLIE'S WIDOW OF HIS DEATH AND THE WEALTH HE HAD LEFT HER. JEANNE WAS LEFT WITH TWO LARGE ESTATES IN ENGLAND AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF POUNDS FOR HER TWO CHILDREN.
IN 1685 JEAN AND MARIANA HAD A DAUGHTER , MARIE HEDWIG. THEN IN 1687 THEY HAD A SON, JEAN MALCOM, IN 1691 ANOTHER SON, RUFUS BRYON.
IN 1705 THE DUKE DE LOURDES DIED LEAVING HIS TITLE AND ESTATES TO JEAN MALCOM.
JEAN MALCOM SOLD THE ESTATES AND FITTED TWO MERCHANT SHIPS FOR A TRIP TO AMERICA. ON SEPT 7, 1708, JEAN, HIS BROTHER, CAMILLE, AND HIS TWO SONS, JEAN AND RUFUS. SAILED FROM BORDEAUX FOR CHARLESTON, SC.
ONCE IN CHARLESTON, JEAN AND HIS SONS HEADED NORTH AND CAMILLE HEADED WEST. THEY AGREED TO MET BACK IN CHARLESTON IN TWO MONTHS.
TWO MONTHS LATER JEAN AND HIS SONS RETURNED TO CHARLESTON, AFTER WAITING SIX WEEKS FOR CAMILLE, WHO NEVER APPEARED. JEAN AND HIS SONS HEADED NORTH AGAIN.


I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS INFORMATION CAME FROM OR IF IT IS TRUE. NOTICED THE WAY PERMARR IS SPELLED.

1 comment:

Jane said...

My gt gt grandmother was Mary Permar Henry of Southeastern PA(1807-188?) She lived her entire life as a farmer's wife and her father was Phillip Permar of Maryland had also been a farmer. His father was one of 2 Permar brothers in Maryland , who both owned a small amount of land, William and James, at the time of the Revolutionary War.We know that William did serve in that war.There is a family letter written in the 1800's that gives the family history of these brothers and says they were of French origin, sent to live in Wales as they were of French Protestant heritage.There is also info. that they were not the only males of the family, but were the 2 'spares' sent to Wales for protection from persecution. There is also a poem written in 1800 which gives the history of the area of Maryland where these brother's lived and says"the French Acadeians came to settle in 1756". I can document all the history of the above Permars and the family 's history in Maryland. They were farmers on the Eastern Shore in the 18th century. You can find more info. I have found on the Permar family forum on ancestry.com.