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Gaspard (De Forest) Forest (1450 - 1520)

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Gaspard Forest formerly De Forest
Born in Avesnes, Hainaut, Francemap
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Died in Avesnes, Hainaut, Francemap
De_Forest-6 created 10 Sep 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 24 Sep 2017
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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[1] .


Name: Gaspard /De Forest/

Gaspard /de Forest/ ... [2]
Gaspard /deForest/ was born in 1450. Gaspard deForest ... He passed away in 1520. [3]
Gaspard /de Forest/ was born in 1450. Gaspard de Forest ... He passed away in 1520[4].


Gaspard de Forest was:

Born ca.1450 at Avesnes, Hainaut, France
Born ca.1450 at , , Hainaut, France
Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 1450



  • Melchoir De Forest, I, b. ca. 1472[5]


Gaspard de Forest died:

ca. 1520, at Avesnes, Hainaut, France
ca. 1520 at Avesnes, , Hainaut, France
Found multiple copies of DEAT DATE. Using 1520Array
Burial: Giles, Hainaut, France[6]


  • Source: Database online. Records for "Gaspard Forest", "Gaspard De Forest", "Melchior De Forest".


  1. OurNorthernRoots
  2. Entered by Paul Lee, Aug 7, 2011
  3. Entered by Cal Deforest, Dec 20, 2012
  4. Entered by Cal Deforest, Dec 18, 2012
  5. OurNorthernRoots
  6. OurNorthernRoots


  • This person was created through the import of Rodney Timbrook Ancestors and Relatives_2010-09-10.ged on 10 September 2010. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.
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On 29 Dec 2011 Paul Lee wrote:

1. Herbert DeForest (b.1007-Cambresis,France)

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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