Tagged : Huguenot Library

Huguenot settlers in America, 1564 – 1784

10 Jul, 2024 by Huguenot Society
After a brief overview of Huguenot involvement in the colonisation of America, we examine the fascinating case of Jean Henry De Bérenger, a plantation owner who lost his inheritance as a consequence of the American War of Independence, 1775-83. Drafts of the petitions he sent in an effort to redress his loss were found within the Huguenot Library's collection of family papers, which are being gradually catalogued at item level by the Librarian, a painstaking but worthwhile exercise....

The Huguenot Museum at 95 High Street, Rochester

20 Jun, 2023 by Huguenot Society
"Refugees! Ukrainians and Huguenots", a new exhibition launched for Refugee Week 2023 is the ideal occasion for an excursion to the attractive Huguenot Museum at Rochester, in Kent, where visitors are spoilt for choice...

The early years of the Huguenot Society of London and its international connections

04 Mar, 2021 by Huguenot Society
Created in the bicentenary year of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes by directors of the French Hospital, the Huguenot Society of London, now of Great Britain and Ireland, would become well known internationally for its publications, its research collections at the Huguenot Library, and its links with similar societies worldwide....

The Royal Bounty Archive unveiled

05 Jan, 2021 by Huguenot Society
Following a previous post, in which the details of how the Royal Bounty collection has been made available online, we look at the history of these manuscripts and how the fund was set up and organised. The Royal Bounty was a forward thinking project aimed at lifting Huguenot refugees and their descendants out of abject poverty. Indeed, the majority of them were left with nothing after having had to flee France without their possessions….

The Royal Bounty microfiche digitization project

02 Jul, 2020 by Huguenot Society
The Royal Bounty archive is one of the main collections housed in the Huguenot Library. It consists of the papers of the successive French Committees, whose responsibility was to administer and distribute the funds given by the Crown to help poor Huguenot refugees and their descendants, from 1685 to 1876. The digitization project aimed to make the microfiches of this invaluable collection available online to Fellows of the Society ....

The Westminster French Protestant School Archives

20 May, 2020 by Huguenot Society
The archives of the Westminster French Protestant School have survived from its foundation in 1747 until its closure in 1924. Housed at the Huguenot Library, these records are a valuable source of genealogical information, but minutes of Directors' meetings also provide a lively picture of the school's organization, its staff and pupils ....