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The family name originated from the village of Forest in the canton of Landrecies near Avesnes, France. The first record of the de Forest family was published in 1660 by Jean le Carpentier in his history of Cambresis in which he mentions Hubert de Forest, a Chevalier of the First Crusade in 1096. Between 1111 and 1120, Gerard de Forest witnessed a gift made by the Countess of Flanders and the Durchess of Lorraine in St. Amanden-Pevele. In 1171, Hugues de Forest and his brother Gilles made a gift of land to the Abbey of Marchiennes. A little later, in 1180, the Chevalier Ansel de Forest of Cambresis is mentioned as having sold "church tenths". Records of 1221 mention Gautier de Forest as Provost of Quesnoy and Bailli of Ghent. Seven years later, in 1228, Walter de Forest was Bailli of the Counties of Flanders and Hainaut, and a Pierre de Forest is mentioned in records of 1233. In 1383 to 1384 the records of the Count of Hainaut speak of purchasing two pigs from Jehan de Forest at a feast held in honor of St. Jehan in Quesnoy. There are other references to Jehan de Forest during this same period. In 1408, Thomas de Forest was taxed in the domain of Forest, and in 1436 there is mention of a freehold held by the Abbey and acquired from Thomas de Forest. In 1466, Pierre de Forest is mentioned in connection with several houses, fields and lands. In 1491, there is mention of Gilles, Gaspard and Melchoir de Forest .
Name: Gaspard /De Forest/
Gaspard de Forest was:
Gaspard de Forest died:
On 29 Dec 2011 Paul Lee wrote:
sp: UNKNOWN 2. Waitier DeForest (b.Saint-Andre,Cambresis,France) sp: UNKNOWN 3. Herbert DeForest (b.Cambresis,France) sp: Mathidle Vielis 4. Gerard DeForest (b.Cambresis,France) sp: UNKNOWN 5. Giles de L'Estoc DeForest (b.Cambresis,France) sp: UNKNOWN 6. Alard DeForest (b.1330-Cambresis,France) sp: UNKNOWN 7. Jehan DeForest (b.1350-Cambresis,France d.1408-Cambresis,France) sp: UNKNOWN 8. Louis DeForest (b.1379-Cambresis,France) sp: Marie DeMontar 9. Thomas DeForest (b.Cambresis,France) sp: Marie DePoix 10. Jean DeForest (b.Cambresis,France) sp: UNKNOWN 11. Simon DeForest (b.Cambresis,France) sp: UNKNOWN 12. Gilles DeForest 12. Gaspard DeForest (b.1450-Avesnes,France d.1520-Avesnes,France)
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