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Jean Baptiste Destrehan
Male 1672 - 1759

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  • Birth  1672  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1759 
    Person ID  I1198  Stewart
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2011 
     
    Family  Marguerite du Saunoy,   b. 1674, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1773 
    Children 
     1. Jean Pierre Destrehan
    >2. Jean Baptiste Honoré Destrehan de Beaupré,   b. 1700, Tours, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1765, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jean Baptiste Louis Destrehan Destours,   d. 09 Mar 1771, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Marguerite Marie Destrehan
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2006 
    Family ID  F379  Group Sheet
     
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  • Notes 
    • Treasurer of Paris and Suburbs, Community Corps, Arts and Trades. [1]

    Name:
    • Legend has been that the Destrehan brothers were close relatives of the Marchal de Duc Victor Marie D'Estrée, nephews perhaps, for he reportedly died without sons. He was a naval hero and Marshall of the Navy and all of France's overseas ossessions. He was the son of Jean D'Estrée who was also Marchal of France and a naval hero. He was shipwrecked off the coast of the Antilles in 1677 where he stayed for a time developing an interest in the new world. This he no doubt passed on to his son Victor, who became a heavy investor in the Company of the Indies, acquiring large tracts of land, according to Saint Simon in his boo, "Memoirs."

      Speculation of the legend lives on and evidence continues to surface. The ducal home of D'Estrée was at St. Denis, Oise in Picardy near to the Barony of Enguerrand de Courcy. Two of Destrehan's daughters married noblemen with connections there, Pierre Enguerrand de Marigny and Charles Favre D'Aunoy. That the name Destrehan could be a variant of D'Estrée is possible. D'Estrée with 'han' added to it becomes D'Estréehan, or Destrehan as the spelling evolved. The heavy influence of Old Norse, German and Celtic on the language of northern France offer a number of plausible meanings and the many faceted nature of man the reasons. Fact begins to blend with legend, however, in the 18th century when D'Estrée and Destrehan were the closest collaborators in the development of Louisiana.

      The Duc D'Estrée, Jean and Victor, descended from Duc François Annibal D'Estrée (1573-1670) whose sister, Angelique was the Abbesse of Maubuisson and his other sister, Gabrielle was the paramour of Henry .IV, King of France. The sons born of this liaison were rebellious after their father's death and were tried for treason by Louis XIII and banished from court for a time. Their 18th century descendants, Le Tellier and son Louvois faithfully and ably served France as Chief Ministers. The title passed to their side of the family in 1763 after almost thirty years of emptiness after the death of Duc Victor in 1737. [2]
    • A book, Les Annales du Mont St-Michel, Volume 2 lists the Prieurs de Saint-Broladre. Among that list are the names:
      Joachim d'Estréhan, résigna en faveur du suivant vers 1670.
      Jean-Baptiste d'Estréhan rendit aveu au roi le 18 janvier 1679.
      Raphaël d'Estréhan, clerc de Paris et demeurant, résigna le 17 avril 1734 en faveur du suivant, avec réserve de 400 livres de pension.
      and
      Jacques de Loremy, prêtre du diocèse de Tournay, pourvu Rome, prit possession le 27 août 1734 du manoir prioral et, dans l'église paroissiale, de la chapelle du Nord, dépendant de son prieuré; 1736.

      A Jean Baptiste de Loremy is noted as husband of Jeanne-Marie d'Estrehan in a book, Amorial de Flandre
      page 356
      256 bis.&emdash;Jean-Baptiste de Loremy, interessé dans les affaires du roy, et Jeanne-Marie d'Estrehan, sa femme.
      256.— D'argent, à un rainceau de laurier de sinople, fruitté d'or, accompagné de deux étoiles d'azur, posées l'une au canton dextre du chef et l'autre au canton senestre de la pointe ; accolé
      SUIVANT L'ORDRE OU REGISTRE 11e DE L'ETAT DU 24 JANVIER 1698

      I do not know if those listed above are of any realtion to our d'Estréhan family, but I have not been able to investigate further.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Legacy of Old Louisiana Destrehan and Harvey Families, Louise Destrehan Rogér D'Oliveira, et. al., (Louise D. R. D'Oliveira), 114.

    2. [S1] Legacy of Old Louisiana Destrehan and Harvey Families, Louise Destrehan Rogér D'Oliveira, et. al., (Louise D. R. D'Oliveira), 10-11.

  

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