Fausett Family Genealogy Forum
According to the Barton & Hummell Family Histories, there was a William Faucett who lived in Ireland. His son William F. Fausett married to Margaret came to N.C. from Ireland between 1770-1775. They were the parents of William Faucett who married Lydia Hall. However, I found a record of a certificate which was issued to William F., I believe. It appears to be a referral for William to come to America which many times people had to have in order to book passage. It was written and signed by the local preacher in Donegal, on the 1st day of July, 1762. This would indicate that the arrival in the U.S. could have been much earlier. So far, I have found no actual ship, nor have I found any reason to believe that they didn't come directly to N.C. from Ireland. The Barton & Hummel histories also indicate that the Faucetts were from France and were Huguenots who migrated to Ireland at the time of the banishment of the Huguenots from France. However, I have found a record of a christening of a William De LaFosse in Threadneedle, Huguenot Town, London about the time I estimate that William F. would have been born, so that leads to speculation as to whether his parents came from France to England and then to Ireland. Also, did they change the name upon settling in Ireland? Many of the Huguenot records have been lost or artfully hidden probably because of the severe persecution they endured. That makes finding these people difficult.
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