Pierre Latrobe

Pierre Latrobe

Male Bef 1590 - 1667  (> 76 years)

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  • Name Pierre Latrobe  [1, 2
    Born Bef 7 Oct 1590  Villenouvelle de Fossat lez Montauban, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christened 7 Oct 1590  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1620 and 1638  [4
    mason, Villenouvelle de Fossat 
    Will 7 Oct 1649  [5
    Died 1667  [6
    Person ID I1184  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Bertrand Latrobe,   b. Abt 1565, Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Villenouvelle de Fossat lez Montauban, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Gasc,   b. 1567, Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Contract 26 Jul 1584  [7
    the house of Pierre Gasc in Fossat les Montauban, France 
    Married 19 Aug 1584  Villenouvelle de Fossat lez Montauban, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • As the signing of the marriage contract between Bertrand Latrobe and Anne Gasc took place in Pierre Gasc's home, instead of the house of Anne's father, Hugues, the most plausible assumption is that Pierre Gasc was Anne's grandfather. Bertrand Latrobe was emancipated by his father, Jehan Latrobe, the same day.
    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jeanne Allard,   b. Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Apr 1661 
    Married 4 Mar 1635  [9
    Children 
     1. Thézare Latrobe,   b. Abt 1636,   d. Aft 1675  (Age ~ 40 years)  [natural]
    +2. Michel Latrobe,   b. 26 Apr 1640, Villenouvelle de Fossat lez Montauban, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1697 and 1718, Varennes, Meuse, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    +3. Paule Latrobe,   b. Bef 14 Apr 1645  [natural]
     4. Anne Latrobe,   b. Bef 7 Apr 1649,   d. Bef 1668  (Age < 18 years)  [natural]
     5. Bartholémi Latrobe,   b. Bef 25 Feb 1651,   d. Bef 1668  (Age < 16 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marguerite Vidal,   b. Abt 1595, Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1635  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1619  [10
    Children 
     1. Jean Latrobe,   b. 21 Oct 1623, Villenouvelle de Fossat lez Montauban, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Aug 1646  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
     2. Jean Latrobe,   b. 13 Mar 1626, Villenouvelle de Fossat lez Montauban, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1634  (Age < 7 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Suzanne Molles 
    Married 14 Jul 1657  [11, 12, 13
    Notes 
    • The announcement was completed on 8 July 1657. She was sometimes named Anne Molles in the archives.
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His godfather was Pierre Gasc: this choice corroborates the fact that Pierre Gasc should be his mother's grandfather. His godmother, Géraude Calenot, might be a grandmother of his father or his mother still alive at that time. Between 1620 and 1633 he was a mason in Villenouvelle de Fossat. In 1633 he was a master mason. He signed a will on 7 October 1649 in Villeneuve-de-Fossat lez Montauban. He signed a will on 27 May 1665 in Montauban. He made two wills: the first one was dated 7 October 1649 (See #354) during a illness he suffered from the 4th to the 12th of October 1649, as ascertained by the bill of his doctor (See #353); from #442a (1670), the second and final will was dated 27 May 1665, about two years before his death. He died in 1667.

      About 90 percent of the Latrobe family including all non French branches and several French branches as well, are descended from a Bertrand Latrobe's son named Pierre, and as there were two Bertrand's sons named Pierre, the first one born in 1590 and the second one in 1599, it is important to determine which Pierre has been on the genealogical line and to know as much as possible about him.

      We know that our Pierre Latrobe had three successive wives, Marguerite Vidal first, then Jeanne Allard who was the mother of Michel Latrobe, the last French ancestor of the whole non French family, and lastly Suzanne Molles.

      From #203 we learn that Pierre married Marguerite Vidal on 9 March 1619, and apparently there was no need for him to be emancipated by his father on that occasion, which would mean he was more than 25 at that time. This is corroborated by a notarial deed dated 5 March 1619 (See #202) corresponding to an acknowledgement of a debt from Bertrand Latrobe toward his son Pierre Latrobe "Lauzelet", which shows he was already involved in some important business.

      Moreover from #206 (1620) we learn that a certain Jean Latrobe and his wife Ysabeau Vidal had a daughter, named Anne, born on 15 March 1620 and christened on 22 March 1620, the godparents being Pierre Latrobe and Anne Vidal. From that we understand that around 1618 to 1620 two Latrobe brothers, Jean and Pierre, married two Vidal sisters, Ysabeau and Marguerite respectively. And as the only Jean Latrobe still available is the oldest son of Bertrand, born in 1585, we imagine that the Pierre Latrobe involved must the older one, born in 1590, rather than the younger one, who would have been too young.

      Although Pierre Latrobe could not read and write (in spite of being the grandchild of a royal notary!), as it is shown by #318 (1645) and confirmed by about ten contract original documents concerning his activities that we have in hand, none of them having been signed by him, he had a fruitful career of mason and became very rich because he could count very well.

      As soon as 1633 he was a master mason and he carried on with his mason activities until the late 1550's, achieving building works for houses and mills, as mentioned by many citations. And his income was high enough to allow him to buy, among other things, a farm in 1633, and in 1640 (See #292) an important house with outbuildings located on 'Rue Grande' (which means Main Street) in Villenouvelle within Montauban city for the price of 310 livres tournois, plus some pieces of land in the Montauban jurisdiction.

      Pierre also seems to have been an expert in matrimonial matters. Not surprising, since we know he was married three times. After his first wife, Marguerite Vidal, had died, he was married a second time in 1635 to Jeanne Allard who was to become the mother of his children whom most of today's Latrobes are descended. Then in 1644 his oldest son, Jean, and son of Marguerite Vidal, was married to Paule Carrel who brought him a nice dowry of 1400 livres tournois. Unfortunately two years later Jean died. Then in November 1646 (See #328), Pierre Lauzelet negotiated with Paule Carrel a transaction about the 1400 livres dowry. Paule Carrel died the year afterward. Then Pierre negotiated with her heir, Jean Carrel, an agreement on her inheritance including the said dowry. Of course, the rules at the time in such a matter were different from those of today, and the results of his negotiations are unknown to us, and the documents are too long to be copied here; nevertheless Pierre Lauzelet had quite clear ideas about his goals!

      Furthermore on 28 May 1654 (See #383) Pierre Latrobe (Lauzelet) sold and transferred to Anthoine Alran, weaver of Villenouvelle, two adjoining houses build from bricks in Villenouvelle for 1650 livres tournois. The question here: Was that coming from the estate he bought for the price of 310 livres in 1640 on 'Rue Grande' of Villenouvelle? Or was it something else? Anyhow, Pierre Lauzelet certainly appears as having been capable of making money!

      In July 1657 Pierre Lauzelet was married, for the third time, to Suzanne Molles, after the regular announcement was completed. This means that undoubtedly his second wife, Jeanne Allard, had died. He was to live another ten years with his third wife, whom he did not forget in his final will. Although Pierre Latrobe Lauzelet could not read and write, he was a gentleman.

  • Sources 
    1. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #348 (1654).

    2. [S105] Papers of Robert Penel, #333 (1649).

    3. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #77 (1590).

    4. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #265 & #266 (1634), #283 (1638), #333 (1649), #378 & #379 (1663).

    5. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #403 )1671).

    6. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #393 (1667), #403 )1671).

    7. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #74 (1584).

    8. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #73 (1584).

    9. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #267 (1635).

    10. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #203 (1619).

    11. [S24] Bibliothéque Wallonne, W13 (1657).

    12. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #363 (1657), #395 (1668).

    13. [S97] Mormon's Database, M13 (1657).


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