Tagged : William III

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 settlement at Portarlington, Ireland

23 Jun, 2021 by Huguenot Society
In 2010 the Huguenot Society organised a visit to Portarlington for its members during the conference at Londonderry. Here we look at the history of the town's foundation by Henri de Ruvigny, Earl of Galway as a settlement for war-weary Huguenot veterans and their families, and consider the political repercussions of this undertaking....

Élie Bouhéreau's rich and varied life: a triumph over adversity

16 Jul, 2020 by Huguenot Society
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Huguenot refugee Élie Bouhéreau from La Rochelle led a life of unsettled exile, including travel on the Continent as secretary to British diplomats for nearly a decade, before putting down roots in Dublin, Ireland. His career too, was manifold: a medical doctor, tutor, administrator, clergyman and librarian, he was also a committed husband and father ....