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Profile had reported this "Jacques" died June 1, 1600. This almost certainly confused information about a different person, " Richard Gillett of Caudle Haddon, Dorset, husbandman" who left a will dated 1 July 1600.
This date of death was removed from the profile.
There was a real couple, Jacque Gilet (and variants) m. Jeanne Mestre--but they lived say a century later. Historians report their marriage at London 11 October 1701.
They are likely the parents of a little Anne Gillet born/baptized in 1707.
Jacques was born in 1549. Jacques Gillette ... 
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↑ George E. McCracken, "English Gillett Wills"; The American Genealogist 42 (1965):160-163; digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (accessed 2014); provides abstracts and commentary for five wills (below). Citing "[photographs of wills obtained from] Prerogative Court of Canterbury" and "PCC Wallopp" for entry, Richard Gillett of Caudle Haddon, Dorset, husbandman, will dated 1 July 1600; probated 16 July 1600."
↑ Grace Lawless Lee, The Huguenot Settlements in Ireland ([1999?], reprint from 1936), 69, 71, 125, 150-151, 184, 229; digital images, GoogleBook snippets and previews only (accessed 2014); in relevant part from pp. 150-151, "The Settlement at Portarlington."
Referring to "the older of two registers" and citing "'Registers,' Hug. Soc. Pub., Vol. XIX," author lists the ministers of the settlement. The name, "J. Gillet" appears first and third on the list, associated with 1694-1696 and 1696-1698. Author writes also, (emphasis added) "Monsieur Jacques Gillet, before serving in Portarlington, had officiated in the Chapel de La Tremblade and in the church in Crispin Street, London. He came from Bergerac, and although he had escaped to Holland, return to his native place about 1691 before his flight to England," citing "U.J.A., Vol. III. Art. 'Portarlington.'" Lee reports Jacques "left Portarlington in 1698," and "seems to have resumed his ministry in England until 1715," citing "Hug. Soc. Proc. Vol. VIII, p. 107." For his 1701 marriage to Jeanne Mestre, "at his old church in Crispin Street," Lee cites "Hug. Soc. Pub., Vol. XXXII, p. 84."
↑ Charles W. Baird, D. D., History of the Huguenot emigration to America, 2 vols (1885), 2:144 for entry about William Gilet, who settled at Milford Connecticut in "Flight from Guyenne" as "1681-1686"; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014).
↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5LG-G82 : accessed 2014), Jacques Gillet in entry for Anne Gillet, 11 Jun 1707; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 942.1 L1 B4H V. 32.
↑ Entered by Judith Meagher, Sunday, December 29, 2013.
Charles W. Baird, D. D., History of the Huguenot emigration to America, 2 vols (1885), 2:144 for entry about William Gilet, who settled at Milford Connecticut in "Flight from Guyenne" as "1681-1686"; digital images, Hathi Trust (accessed 2014), in relevant part (quoting)
Several of the pastors, who at an early day accompanied the refuges to America, or followed them, were from this province, and from the adjoining Comté de Foix. William Gilet, the ancestor of the Gillette family in America, is believed to have come from the town of Bergerac, whence "in consequence of his continuing to preach the Gospel, he was banished; his property was confiscated, and his life exposed to imminent danger." He settled in Milford, Connecticut.
For this passage, the following footnote appears (quoting; emphasis added)
Gilet was a Bergerac name. "Jacques Gilet, de Bergeraq, ministre," was married to Jeanne Mestre, October 11, 1701, in the French Church, Crispin Street, Spitalfields, London. "Elie Gillet, de Bergerac," living in Ireland, received aid from the Royal Bounty in 1705.--In America, the family has been noted for the large number of ministers, of different religious bodies, that it has produced. William, mentioned above, was married, November 14, 1722, in Milford, Connecticut, to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Welch. He early commenced the practice of medicine; and after acquiring sufficient knowledge of the language, resumed his labors as a minister also. He lived to the age of ninety-two. He was distinguished for his zeal and self-denial, and for his eccentricity also. Elisha, his son, a devoted minister, born in Milford, August 17, 1733, spent the greater part of his career on Long Island. He died near Patchogue in 1820.--(Annals of the American Pulpit, by Wm. B. Sprague, D.D. Vol. VI., p. 719.)"
"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5LG-G82 : accessed 2014), Jacques Gillet in entry for Anne Gillet, 11 Jun 1707; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 942.1 L1 B4H V. 32.
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