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NOTES AND QUERIES.

The Assistant-Secretary having received several enquiries as to where manuscript lists of the French military refugees may be found, begs to call the attention of those who are interested in this branch of Huguenot history to the following extract from the last Annual Report of the Public Record Office, Dublin, for a knowledge of which he is indebted to the courtesy of Mr. J. J. Digges La Touche, the Deputy-Keeper of the Irish Records ::

MEMORANDUM BY THE ASSISTANT

DEPUTY-KEEPER

HUGUENOT STATEMENTS AND DECLARATIONS.

ON

In examining the Records of the late Landed Estates Office, removed from the Custom House, I found in a large parcel labelled "Military and Civil Establishment Books," (6 G-8-14), one bound folio volume, together with a considerable mass of documents, relating to French Huguenots in the service of the Crown in Ireland.

The volume, of six hundred and forty-one pages, contains the statements of five hundred and ninety French pensioners on the Civil List, signed with their own hands, specifying their names, the amount of their pensions, why they were granted them, the dates of their commissions, what private property they had, and what families or persons they had dependent upon them for support. These statements would appear to have been taken about the month of June, 1702, and have a note at the foot of each, made and signed by Charles Deering, the Auditor-General, stating what documents he had seen in relation to the matter. They appear to be all written in one hand, as if taken down from dictation,

At the end of the volume are the following tabular lists entitled in French as follows :—

I. General list of French pensioners who are on the Civil List of Ireland, with the amount of their pensions, why they were granted them, and the dates when they entered the service of England. The whole taken from their statements, signed with their own hands (pp. 593-608).

II. List of French pensioners who have served without commissions, because they were officers incorporated or re-formed by the late King in the four regiments of French Cavalry and Infantry, and the names of those who have been put on pension

by particular warrants of Her Majesty because they have not served in the army (pp. 609, 610).

III. List of French pensioners who have some property besides their pension, and of the number of persons dependent on them, according to their statements, signed under their hands (pp. 613-618).

IV. List of French pensioners who are in a position to serve Her Majesty in the army, the rank they held at the time they were disbanded, the date of their last commission, and when they disbanded (pp. 621-628).

V. List of particular cases of the French pensioners who are on the Civil List of Ireland, on which they pray most humbly His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant to accord them the honour of his protection to lay their reasons before Her Majesty (pp. 629-635).

VI. A List of the names contained in the book (p. 637 to end).

These lists not being in alphabetical sequence, I have thought it well to compile an Index to the book in dictionary order for the use of inquirers, and have had the book rebound and the index bound in with it. I subjoin a copy of one of the statements, which will exemplify the spelling and the general nature of the contents of the book :

Respond qujl na point eu d'autre pension sur lestablissement que Celle quy Luy a est accordee de deux she' six sols Le le Maj 1699, en consideration de ses seruices de Cauallere Brigadier, et mareschal des lotgis comme jl paroist par les rolles de reueue du regment de Shomberg & en suit Gallway, qujl nestoit que mareschal des lotgis a la cassé, & qujl na point eu double allouance. Qujl a seruj toujours sous le nom de [ ]qujl est entré au seruice d'angletere en Lannee 1689 a la creation du regimt de Shomberg qujl a seruj en qualité de Cauallier jusques en lannee 1691 qujl fust fait Brigadier et en suit fait mareschal des lotgis de la Compagnje Colonelle, en lannee 1693. Comme il paroist par les rolles de reueue, et par le Certisficat de Mons. Daubusargues, Collonel du regiment, et qujl a est pris prisonnier sur mer lannee 1696 allant de flandres en Angletere pour les affairs du regiment, qujl perdit tout ce qujl auoit & qujl a Resté prisonnier vingt mois ou jl a Beaucoub Souffert, et fut fort blesse a la bataille d'Akrem, qujl a Enuiron deux cens liures sterling a prensan sur quoy Il est oblige de prendre actuellemen sur ce Petit Capital de quoy suuenir a Lentretien de sa famille sapetite pansion nestant pas suffisant por cella, Il na ny meuble ny ferme ny comerce. Qujl est en estat et toujours prest a seruir sa majeste dans ses armies, qujl estoit Mareschal des lotgis de Cauallerye quand Il a Este Casse le moy de May 1699. [ 1 I have seen a certificate sign'd by the Lt.-Coll. and Corp. of the regiment of my Ld. Gallway, certifying that the above was a Qr.-Mr. when the Regiment was broke, but never had a commission. CHA. DERING.

Besides the above volume there were in the same parcel 281 original Declarations made by French Pensioners, ranging in date from the 14th January, 1713-4, to the 13th May, 1714, but for the most part made early in February, 1713-4.

They give information as to the pension, services, wounds, and means of living of the Declarants, and would appear to have been made for the information of the Auditor-General, to enable him to supply the requirements of the following letter of record in vol. 9, page 514, of "Kings' and Queens' letters," Custom House Collection (1 c—7 c—86).

"By the Lord Lieutenant-General and General Governor of Ireland. SHREWSBURY,

To the end we may be informed what pen'cons are contained within the Civil List of the present Estabt., and to whom the same are granted, We hereby pray and require you to lay before us a particular acct. of the names of the severall persons to whom such pen'cons are granted, tho time when granted, and upon what consideracon the same were given, and for what time they are directed to be continued.

Given at her Majesty's Castle of Dublin, the 26th of Decr. 1713.
By his Grace's Command,

J. STANLEY.

To her Majesty's Audr.-Genl. of this Kingdom, or his Deputy." These Declarations to some extent repeat the matter in the statements contained in the volume before mentioned; the same person in many instances having made a Declaration as well as a Statement. For their better preservation I have had these Declarations bound in one volume, and have put an index in dictionary order in the front. I subjoin a copy of one.

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En obeissance á Lordre du Gouvernement du 25 Decembre dernier [ declare qu'il a servi pendant quinze années en France ou il a été Capitaine d'Infanterie, qu'il se Refugia en Holande pour la cause de la Religion Protestante laquelle il professe, qu'il passa en Angleterre avec plusieurs autres officiers franscois par les ordres du feu Roy Guillaume alors Prince d'orange, qu'il fut fait Capitaine dans le Regiment d'Infanterie du Colonel Ducambon ou il servit pendant la gerre d'Irlande; laquelle étant finie et le dit Vignoles se trouvant frequemment incommodé de violentes douleurs de la goute et menacé d'une fluxion sur la poitrine: Il pleut au feu Roy de lui accorder sur l'etablissement d'irlande une pention de Trois shillings six sols par jour qui feut reduite á Deux shillings six sols aprés la Paix de Reswick, et de laquelle par la bonté de S. M. â present regnante il a joüy jusques à ce jour.

Il est agé de 69 ans et tres souvent tourmenté de la goute et de la colique, Il a une femme et huit enfans vivans, auxquels, avec la pention qu'il a de S. M. et Trois cents Livres sterling qui luy restent aprés ses dettes payées, Il peut à grande peine fournir ce qui leur est necessaire pour leur vie et leur vétement. Il na d'ailleur ny terre ny maison ny ferme ny aucun negoce.

Et comme pendant qu'il a été dans l'arméee, Il a volontiers et de bon cœur exposé sa vie pour le service de S. M. et de cette nation, Il espere de la bonté de la Reyne quelle voudra bien (comme il l'en supplie tres humblement), lui continuer la dite pention pendant le reste de sa vie qui apparament ne scauroit étre longe pour qu'il puisse faire subsister sa nombreuse famille et élever quatre ou cinq jeunes enfans qu'il a á present.

Et Il continuera ses prieres pour la Longue vie, la santé et la Prosperite de S. M. et de ses Royaumes.

-The Eighteenth Report of the Deputy-Keeper of the Public Records in Ireland. Appendix, pp. 24-26.

Mr. R. L. Poole refers on page 32 of his Huguenots of the

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Dispersion to a statement made in the Vorsprong van de
Bewoonders van de Sevennes, published at Amsterdam in 1703,
that some of the fugitives went across the Pyrenees into
Spain, so that many died or ever they reached Holland."

As Mr. Poole, whose extensive knowledge of all that concerns the history of the refugees is shewn on every page of his little book, says that he has not found any confirmation of this, though he believes it quite possible, it may be worth while noting that an instance of an escape of Huguenots by way of Spain, not, however, across the Pyrenees, is recorded in a petition presented to the States General of Holland on the 20th June, 1690, by "Elisabeth et Jeanne Mayendie refugiées." The document, annexed to which is a notarial certificate of authentication, is preserved amongst the State Archives of Holland. It is written in Dutch, and the following is a free rendering of a French translation of it and the annexed certificate which was furnished to Mr. Moens by M. A. J. Enschedé, of Haarlem, an Honorary Fellow of our Society:—

To the States General,

20 June, 1690.-Petition presented by Elisabeth and Jeanne Mayendie, refugees, natives of Orthez in Béarn, dwelling at Amsterdam, acting under the direction of Marie Daguerre, their mother, widow of the late Arnould Mayendie their father, in his lifetime a French minister at Amsterdam, Declaring that, in the month of January, in the year of 1690, their "Hautes Puissances," on the demand of the Consistory of the Walloon Church of the Hague, had caused a letter to be written to the Sieur Boetjé, their Envoy at the Court of Spain, with the view of obtaining the release of certain refugees from Béarn, who had arrived at St. Sebastian, and had been put under arrest there; That thereupon the General commanding at St. Sebastian by force compelled the aforesaid refugees to embark in a small vessel, and detained their goods under pretext of their being contraband, and that their goods have since being divided between the judge and the custom-house officers; That amongst these goods were those belonging to Lasalle Treslay and Tabita Mayendie, husband and wife, the uncle and aunt of the petitioners, who, with their children, formed a party of thirteen prisoners. The aforesaid goods were of the value of 3,000 florins. As the vessel was lost, and all the refugees are dead, the petitioners beseech the States General to cause to be delivered to them, either the goods of the said Lassalle Treslay and his wife, or their value.

To this petition the following certificate is annexed :—

This day, the twenty-second day of the month of May, in the year one thousand six hundred and ninety, before me, Henry Outgers, public notary, in this town of Amsterdam, undersigned, appeared Messrs. Gratien de la Tète, Jean de Broquère, and Jacob Garcin, all ministers of the province of Béarn, refugees, and residents in this town, and the Sieur Pierre Fourcade, Sieur d'Acagnou, of the said province, also a refugee in this town, who, at the request of Madlle. Marie d'Aguerre, widow of the late Arnaut Mayendie, during his lifetime minister of the town of Orthez, in the aforesaid province of Béarn, have said and declared it to be true—

That Arnaut Mayendie, in his lifetime minister at Orthez aforesaid, was the eldest brother of Thabita Mayendie, wife of Mons. Pierre de la Salle Treslay, of Bastide, in the said province of Béarn, both of whom, together with

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all their children, were drowned at sea in setting out from St. Sebastian to go to Holland, without leaving any child or living descendant; But that the said Arnt. Mayendie left two daughters living, named Elisabeth and Jeanne Mayendie, who in consequence of, and in accordance with, the laws and customs of the said province of Béarn, are the next in succession to their aunt, Thabita Mayendie aforesaid; Which they know to be so, through being of the same province, and neighbours of the aforesaid Arnt. Mayendie, and through having had acquaintance and conversation with him and his family; And the aforesaid Garcin, through having been his relative, and colleague of the same church in Béarn; All which they offer to confirm upon oath if need be.

Made and passed at Amsterdam in the presence of Jacob Martini and Caspar Noppen, witnesses.

(Signed) HENRI OUTGERS. Jacques Fontaine in his Mémoires tells a story of an English captain in whose vessel certain Huguenots had taken passage for England. Tempted by the gold carried by the refugees, he informed them that, owing to contrary winds, it was necessary to seek shelter in some port, and the risk of entering a French harbour being so great, he had determined to make for the coast of Spain. When between Bilbao and St. Sebastian, the ship was intentionally run ashore. The captain and the crew took the ship's boat, and rowed to land with the stolen treasure; but the Huguenots were left to drown on the stranded vessel. There can be but little doubt that the reason here put forward—the necessity ofseeking a place of shelter outside France when caught in a storm-would on more than one occasion be the means of bringing refugees to Spanish waters, and so possibly of their landing.

At the Meeting held on May 12th the President alluded to a proposed work of great interest and value by M. Pascal on the history of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. M. Pascal has since forwarded a detailed description of the book he contemplates as follows. The title is, "The Historical Monuments of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Bibliography, Iconography, Numismatics, Statuary," and the work is the result of numerous researches in France, England, Holland, Italy, and Germany. It will be amply illustrated with engravings of medals, pictures, statues, etc., and form one volume quarto. The price to subscribers will be 14s., to non-subscribers £1. Intending subscribers should send their addresses and subscriptions to the Rev. César Pascal, 56, Rue Boileau, Auteuil, Paris.

The following list of some of the objects to be noticed in the book will give an idea of its general scope and character.

Paintings and Engravings. 1. The signing of the Edict by Henri IV. 2. Clerical remonstrances to Louis XIV. on behalf

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