Jean Latrobe

Jean Latrobe

Male Abt 1567 - 1622  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Jean Latrobe  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1567  Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Aft 1614  [3
    royal notary, Montbartier 
    Died Between 1621 and 1622  [4
    • Monbéqui or Montbartier
    Will 17 Dec 1621  [5
    front of a notary in Monbéqui, France 
    Person ID I6574  mytree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 

    Father Jehan Latrobe,   b. Abt 1531,   d. Bef 1596  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Plazen Albépar,   b. Abt 1540 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1565  Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • At this time, we know of seven children of Jehan Latrobe and Plazen Albépar, presumably all of them since their dates of birth are placed at regular intervals from around 1565 to 1576. Note that the parochial registers for recording the christenings, marriages and burials only started around 1567 in this area which is the reason why nothing can be found about the christenings of the first two children.
    Family ID F633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Marty,   d. Bef 1622 
    Married 7 Feb 1593  Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • At that time he was not yet a royal notary, but only a clerk. The celebration of marriage took place in the house of Arnauld Marty, in Villebourbon, a new district of Montauban city on the left bank of the Tarn River, so called in honor of Henri de Bourbon, King of Navarre and a Protestant, who had visited there several times, particularly in 1579. He became King Henry IV of France in 1589.
    Children 
     1. François Latrobe,   c. 21 Dec 1623, Verdun-sur-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 May 1634  (Age ~ 11 years)  [natural]
     2. Pierre Latrobe,   d. Bef 1631  [natural]
     3. Bernard-Jérémye Latrobe,   b. 14 Jun 1595,   d. Between Jul 1620 and Dec 1621  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     4. Jérémye Latrobe,   b. Abt 2 Oct 1599, Montbartier, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Isabeau Latrobe,   b. 28 Jan 1601,   d. Bef 1621  (Age < 19 years)  [natural]
     6. Jérémye Latrobe,   b. 22 Sep 1602  [natural]
    +7. Jean Latrobe,   b. 9 Jan 1604  [natural]
    +8. Loyse Latrobe,   b. 1609, Montbartier, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1634  (Age > 26 years)  [natural]
    +9. Blaise Latrobe,   b. Bef 1620,   d. Aft 24 Aug 1665  (Age > 46 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1567 - Monbéqui, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1593 - Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jean Latrobe was a clerk in Monbéqui around 1585. He began to witness notarial deeds before reaching his majority. This was particularly appropriate for him as he was learning the job of notary. About 1600 he was a Royal Notary in Montbartier. On 20 July 1620 he received provisions of the office of royal notary in Montbartier. At that time he was still a clerk, not yet a royal notary. Nevertheless in #101( 1599), which concerns a private matter, the christening of his son, he was already named as a royal notary. He signed a will on 17 December 1621 in front of a notary in Monbéqui. In his will Jean Latrobe left to his daughter, Loyse, a dowry for when she marries and also left her the goods of her late mother, Marie Marty. He died at the end of 1621 or early 1622 in Monbéqui or Montbartier. From #214a (1622), as a consequence of his death, the office of royal notary, which had belonged to his family for more than 70 years, was sold by his son, Jean, only 18 years old at that time, who was coheir for this office with his brothers, François and Blaise, still much younger.

      Jean Latrobe was the first younger brother of Bertrand, about two years younger. Nevertheless he was married much later (nine years later) to Marie Marty for unknown reasons, perhaps due to longer educational time to become a royal notary and to take over from his father. This did not prevent him from having numerous children.

      The information about Jehan Latrobe and Marie Marty from the archives present us with confusion about their sons. Their first three sons were christened under the same name, Jérémie, a biblical name favored by the Huguenots at that time: the first one in June 1595 in Montauban (from Parochial registers, presumably from Protestant Parish) with the maternal grandfather and the paternal grandmother as godparents (see #86); the second one in October 1599 in Mas-Grenier (see #101) and the third one in September 1602 also in Mas-Grenier (see #121), both apparently with the same godparents Pierre Barrie and Sonnirane Granier. For the next hundred years there has been absolutely no other documents mentioning any Jérémie Latrobe. Inversely during the following three or four decades, several documents are citing Bernard as the oldest son of Jehan Latrobe and Marie Marty, but there is no document about his christening. Furthermore Bernard is mentioned in #166 (Oct 1610) as being "escholier" (student at the University), which requires him to be at least 15 years old.

      Therefore we have assumed that the first child (as ascertained by the choice of godparents) born in 1595 and christened Jérémie, was actually named Bernard during his day to day life. Furthermore the second and third Jérémies may have died as babies, which could explain why the same godparents were kept for the third one (unless there might be a duplication due to a failure in establishing the christening register).

      Now the question is why two different names for christening and for day to day life. We have thought this could be a remote consequence of the huge massacre of Protestants that started by royal order on the night of Saint Barthélémy in 1572 in Paris and extended for two months in the provinces. Jehan Latrobe, the father of the three (or two) Jérémies, was five years old when these atrocities occurred, and he might have been deeply marked by them.

      That would mean that, like his father and his older brother, Bertrand, Jehan Latrobe was an inflexible Protestant, but he wanted to protect his children, particularly the boys who were generally more exposed. That would also mean that, in spite of a Protestant leader, Henri de Navarre, becoming King of France in 1589 under the name of Henri IV, he had absolutely no confidence in the royal power, since Henri IV had abjured his Protestant faith in 1593 in order to be crowned in Reims. Even four years after Henri IV had promulgated the Edict of Nantes in 1598, Jehan Latrobe was not yet convinced of the royal power intention of tolerance towards the Huguenots. Nevertheless in early 1604 Jehan Latrobe and Marie Marty had a fourth son who was christened under his usual name, Jean.

      According to #214 (1621), Jehan Latrobe had at that time only one daughter, Loyse, and four sons, Jean, François, Blaize and Pierre, still alive, the latter being cited in order by age.

  • Sources 
    1. [S91] Mas-Grenier, #94 (1598), #101 (1599), #157 (1608), #160 (1609), #171 (1611), #299(1642), #303 (1643), #312 (1645).

    2. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #49 (1565), #80, #81 & #82 (1593), #86 (1595), #109 (1601), #121(1602), #132 (1603), #134, #139 & #140 (1604), #181 (1612), #246(1631), #263 (1634).

    3. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #106 (1600).

    4. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #232 (1628).

    5. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #214 (1621).

    6. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #49 (1565).

    7. [S95] Michel de Lafon-Boutary, #80 & #81 (1593).


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