Has Pierre Rene Julien (1669 - 1745) been verified as a Huguenot?

+4 votes

According to his profile: "Rene was born in France in 1669, was a Huguenot who fought at the Battle of Boyne in Ireland in 1690 and came to America about 1700. Family tradition has him stopping at the Island of Bermuda where he married Mary Bullock. He was a soldier in his youth and was in the army of James II in the English Revolution of 1688. For reasons of preference, he is said to have deserted to the standard of King William along with many others. For his services to King William, he was given a grant of land on the Mississippi River ( another source says the it was the James River District in what is now Maryland). He went first to the shores of Carolina, and losing two sons there, he moved to the more healthy region on the Eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. (There was a colony of French families on the Santee River in South Carolina who began to migrate about 1712, due to the unhealthy climate. Rene's family may well have been among them.)"

WikiTree profile: René de St. Julian
in Genealogy Help by Laura Bryan G2G2 (2.2k points)

2 Answers

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You can start finding the answer by going first to the Huguenot Migration Project on WikiTree

You can also check out The Huguenot Society of America. They maintain a list of ancestors their members have cited when they joined. Then I would suggest a Google search for both this family and for Huguenots in general.

by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (487k points)
Thank you.  I found him on the Huguenot Society of America's list.

How can he be added to the WikiTree Huguenot Migration Project?

 Glad you found him. That's great. You should get in touch with someone at the Huguenot migration project. They can tell you what you need to do now.

I just went to that Huguenot Migration page and I noticed that my ancestor wasn't listed on there. I know he was a Huguenot because he was on the manifest of one of the ships that brought the Huguenots to Manakintowne. I had no idea he wasn't listed there.
Wanda, I just sent a message to the Huguenot Migration Project leader asking if my ancestor could be added to the page. You may want to try that, or I can let you know what the response is.
+2 votes
I found this: https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/1105915

It's regarding the Julian family. Remember when searching for Huguenots names, the spelling could have changed many different times. One, even while in France, the name could have changed since many of the Huguenot's native language was Occitan and not French. Another time it could have changed is in England, and then another when they arrived in the colonies.

1700 is the year the Manakintowne Huguenots arrived. I think that's because the king for some reason decided to send the Huguenots to the colonies.

This article gives you the names of the counties he lived in.

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