Abt 1670 - 1735
||BILBO(BILLIEBO) Jacques |
||Port des Saintorge, Barques, France
||Manakin Town, Cumberland County, Virginia
||Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
||28 Oct 2004 |
||DUTOI Susannah, b. 8 Oct 1672, d. 5 Oct 1751, Berkley, Chester County, South Carolina |
| ||1. BILBO(BILLIEBO) Anne|
| ||2. BILBO(BILLIEBO) Elizabeth|
| ||3. BILBO(BILLIEBO) James (Jacques )|
| ||4. BILBO(BILLIEBO) Mary Ann|
| ||5. BILBO(BILLIEBO) Phillip|
|>||6. TATUM *Sarah, b. Abt 1700/1704, Henrico County, Virginia , d. Abt 1764|
|>||7. BILBO(BILLIEBO) *John Peter, b. Abt 1706, Manakin Town, Virginia , d. Bef 2 Apr 1751, Allen's Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia |
- From BILBO/BILLIEBO from France to Virginia and Kentucy
Nancy Leeg Jankowski @ email@example.com
Jacques fled from Port des Barques, France in 1681 to England. In the summer of 1700 he came to the colonies of America. Port des Barques was in the Province of Saintonge which no longer exists. Old maps indicate the location as the southwest coast of France opposit the Ile de Oleron, on the Bay of Biscay and the Charente River. The following is a copy of his pass to England found in the bible of a great great grandson, James Bilbo, 1779/1849 Chatham County, Georgia. " By the Honorable Thomas Collier",
" Lt. Govenor and commander in Chief of his majesties castles, forts, forces and island of Jersey, sugger the bearer hereof, Jacques Bilbo, quietly to pass from hence into England, without let trouble, molestation or hindrance, he behaving himself as becometh. Given under my hand at his majesty castle England the 28th day of March 1699. Thomas Collier, to all whom these it may concern." In England, King William III was sympathetic with the plight of the Huguenots in his country so he and the protestant relief fund financed the settleing in America of a great number of them in England. Ten thousand acres of land was reserved for them in Virginia in an area abandoned by the Monean Indians. This land was located on the James River, twenty miles wet of the present city of Richmond. It was called Manakin Town for the Indian Tribe. Located in 1700 in Henrico County, it was in 1727 cut off into Goochland, then Cumberland in 1749 and finally Powhatan County in 1777. Over 500 French refugees landed at James City, Virginia in four ships, about July 1700. Jacques Billiebo was in " Ye First Shippe" which was the " Mary and Ann". Some 700 emigrants led by Marquis de la Muce landed in Virginia and started Manakintown settlement. First ship to land was the " Mary Ann" which cleared from London on April 19,1700 and arrived at Hampton, Virginia on July 23rd. From James City it was necessary for them to make their way up the James River to Manakin. From the records it was a perilous trip which many perished. James ( Jacques ) Bilbo was given two land grants, the first on March 23, 1715 containing 119 acres, the second one was on October 1,1716 for 43 acres, both were located on the south side of the James River. In 1723, his son Jean Pierre Billiebeau was living in the house with Pierre Dutoi, which indicates that his parents were probably deceased. The fact that he was taken in by the Dutoi family and later they left a tract of land to Isaac Dutoi in his will might surmise that his mother was a Dutoi. They only other record found of another Bilbo in Manakin Virginia at this time was " The 28 May 1728 was born to Jacques Billiebo a black named Jacque". I believe this was a slave and not a son, but it could be either one? The vestry book of King Williams Parish, Virginia, 1707/1750 listed a Jean Pierre Billbo and a Sara a negress.
NOTE: I believe he had a sister Jeanne who married Pierre Guerin, son of Mathurin Guerin, native of St. Nazaire, en Xaintonge who arrived on the ship " Mary and Ann". Some records are microfilmed # 850402, the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Florida Records, family and bible on file in the Latter Day Saints Library ( Salt Lake City, Utah ).
From Kennedy-Koster Family Tree by Susan Koster
AKA Jacque Bilbaud July 31, 1700. Account prepared by Captain George Hawes in James Town of the French refugees who have arrived in Virginia with the Marquis de la Muce; Jacques Bilbeau, Pierre du Toy, August 8, 1700; The Council of Virginia reports that there is no more land available in Norfolk County. The French Protestant refugees will be settled upo Mannikin Town on the James River, twenty miles above the falls. A muster has been taken showing the number at 108 men, 59 women and 38 children. August 22,1700: Letter from M Charles de Suelly in James Town, Virginia to London reporting that Captain George Hawes of the " Mary Ann " treated the French refugees barbarously on the voyage and allowed their property and provisions to bestolen or destroyed.