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Re: Rev Francis Flournoy/Annice Ware/Chesterfield
Posted by: Nora Tocus (ID *****4300) Date: April 17, 2005 at 19:26:41
In Reply to: Re: Rev Francis Flournoy/Annice Ware/Chesterfield by Jane Rhem of 830

You will find information online about Jacob Flournoy, who came to America in 1700 with a large group of Huguenot immigrants. Look on the Cyndi's List site (under "Huguenot") for passengers on the ship "The Peter and Anthony". There were four ships although the name of one is lost to us. These Huguenots were artisans and tradesmen so were happy that they had been promised land along the seacoast, but when the arrived they found a decision had been made to install them in Virginia's back-country as a hedge against Indians. They were put on land recently vacated by Monocan Indians, thus their settlement was called Maniken Towne. They were not farmers; this was terrible news. Their community, culture, and language were thus hard to maintain. The best reference work on the Maniken Town settlement is "Turff & Twigg" by Patricia Harriss Cabell---google by title or author's name as some of the introduction is online. BTW Jacob Flournoy was a silversmith. His family had worked in Geneva, Switzerland as silver- and goldsmiths, watchmakers, and lapidaries since their ancestor Laurent Flournoy, a Huguenot, fled France after the St Bartholemew's Day Massacre in 1572.

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