Pierre Latrobe

Pierre Latrobe

Male Abt 1530 - Bef 1614  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name Pierre Latrobe  [1
    Born Abt 1530  Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 14 Jun 1614  Labrihe, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5511  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Pierre Latrobe,   b. Abt 1490, Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1553, Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Unknown W' 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1529 
    Family ID F2310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peyronne Ribière 
    Married Abt 1555  Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Catherine Latrobe,   b. Abt 1556, Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Jehane Latrobe,   b. Abt 1557  [natural]
    +3. Françoise Latrobe,   b. Abt 1558  [natural]
    +4. Jehan Latrobe,   b. Abt 1559,   d. Between Jan 1633 and Mar 1634  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     5. Jehan Latrobe,   b. Abt 1560  [natural]
    +6. Isaac Latrobe,   b. Abt 1570, Labrihe, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Jun 1644, Montfort, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F2311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1530 - Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1555 - Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 14 Jun 1614 - Labrihe, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Pierre Latrobe was a miller and master carpenter in Labrihe around 1571. He signed a will on 10 January 1586 in the mill of Labrihe near Mauvezin. At the time three of his children, Katherine, Jehane and Jean (Janotet) were already married. He wrote his will while he was in bed recovering from a knock in the head by Peyon La Bielle of Labrihe. He died before 14 June 1614 in Labrihe.

      This Pierre Latrobe, who has been recently found out as being the direct ancestor of an important French branch of the Latrobe family comprising numerous descendants living today, among whom the present President of ALIS, was referred to at first in #47a (1562). He cannot be the same person as anyone of the other Pierre Latrobes. The simplest assumption was to consider him belonging to the "Pierre" branch, more precisely as a half-brother (or maybe a first cousin) of Pierre Latrobe Garguy, since he is not involved in the inheritance corresponding to #35 (1553). This is far from being certain, although, if he was the son of any other Latrobe resident of Monbéqui or Montbartier, for instance a son or grandson of Arnauld Latrobe or of Anthoine Latrobe Senior, the kinship with his brothers and/or sisters already named would probably have appeared in other sources.

      In many other archives Pierre Latrobe is shown as a miller living either in Labrihe or in Mauvezin. Moreover, in taking into account the information pieces #128 (1603), #168 (1611), #142a (1605), #172 (1611), #175 (1612), #186 (1613), #189 (1614), etc., we had observed a close relationship between most Latrobe descendants located in the neighborhood of Mauvezin (the godparents, who are presenting a child for christening, are generally the uncle and aunt or sometimes the grandparents). Furthermore we had noticed that the creditors of Pierre Latrobe and of his son Yzac Latrobe in #91 (1596) bear the same patronymic "Trois" or "Troies" or "Troyes" as the wife of a certain Jehan (or Jehanotet) Latrobe, which shows marriage links between families having business relationships, or inversely, as we already observed several times beforehand. From these observations, we had tried to reconstitute the story of the Latrobe branch of Mauvezin, imagining that this Pierre, who seemed to be the founder of the Mauvezin branch, could have had two sets of children with two successive wives, a first one native of Monbéqui, then a second one native of Mauvezin.

      Two information pieces recently uncovered, #75f (1586) and #216a (1623), let us confirm that this Pierre Latrobe was actually the founder of the Mauvezin branch and let us know the six children he had had with his only wife, Peyronne Ribière (note that Peyronne is the Occitan form for Pierrette, the feminine of Pierre). From #75f (1586) we also learn that, due to an unknown reason, Pierre Latrobe received from a certain Peyon La Bielle, inhabitant of Labrihe, a violent knock on his head, because of what he was in danger of his life and he decided to make his will. Nevertheless he survived. But this might be the reason why, ten years later, according to #91 (1596), he was no longer able to implement his financial commitments related to the renting from Messire de Faudoas of a water mill located at Mouret, 7.5 miles north-northeast of Mauvezin, so that his son, Yzac, replaced him to pay his creditors. But, as these creditors appear to be his sons-in-law, it is quite possible that this notary's deed simply corresponds to an advance settlement between future heirs.

      Among his six children, three daughters and three sons, Pierre and Peyronne named two Jehans and one Jehanne, which might confirm that Pierre really was a direct descendant of Jehan Latrobe, the miller of Monbéqui who certainly had a strong personality and who had died a couple of years before his birth. Moreover the Christian name, Yzac or Isaac, they chose for their last son shows that they had become Protestant in the early 1560's, most probably in close relationship with their cousin, Jehan Latrobe, Bertrand's father and royal notary of Monbéqui.

      We do not know exactly when Pierre Latrobe was born nor when he died, but the will he signed in 1586 at the mill of Labrihe mentions that his birth-place was Monbéqui. He must have left his native village around 1560 to settle as a miller in the district of Mauvezin (Gers). In 1586 three of his six children (Katherine, Jeanne and Jean) were already married, but his youngest son Isaac was under twenty.

      He was very generous towards his daughters when they got married. Each of them received 140 pounds as a dowry, plus a few presents.

      He is mentioned as "the late Pierre Latrobe" in a notary's deed of June 1614. His property was divided in 1622.

  • Sources 
    1. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #44 (1559), #71 & #72 (1583).

    2. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #91 (1596).


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