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François (le Sueur) Lozier (1625 - 1671)

François (Francois) Lozier formerly le Sueur aka Leseur, Lesier, Lazear
Born in Charlesmenil (Dieppe), Normandie, Francemap
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married about 12 Jul 1659 in Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam. Nieu Netherlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 46 in Harlem, New Yorkmap
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Biography

Francois le Sueur was born in Charlesmesnil or Colmesnil-Manneville, boroughs or market towns that are located a few miles south of Dieppe, in Normandy, France. [modern day: Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France]. His name, which his descendants transformed into Leseur, Lesier, Lazear and Lozier, was well established in the Caux region, and, a century beforehand was noted among the clothiers (cloth manufacturers) of Rouen.[1]. In the 17th century, Dieppe was the premier port of France. After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Dieppe lost 3,000 of its Huguenot (Protestant) citizens, who fled abroad to escape religious persecution.[2]

Francois le Sueur, was the ancestor of the families of Leseur and Lozier, now mostly living in New York City and Bergen County, NJ.

Birth

Francois le Sueur was born on April 16, 1625 in Charlesmesnil or Colmesnil-Manneville, boroughs or market towns that are located a few miles south of Dieppe, in Normandy, France. [modern day: Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France]. [3] (6 km. south of Dieppe).

Note that the two communities, Charlesmesnil and Colmesnil-Manneville are approximately 3 miles apart. Challe Mesnil was a distortion of the original name: "Charlesmesnil". It doesn't exist on modern maps.[4]
Dieppe was one of the principal sea ports of northern France; a center of the fabric industry; with a large concentration of French Huguenots (Protestants). With the rise of anti-Protestant discrimination in France, culminating in the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Dieppe lost 3,000 of its Huguenot citizens, who fled abroad. Dieppe also housed the most advanced French school of cartography in the 16th century. Possibly this was the source of Francois le Sueur's education in map making, which he exercised in laying out Nieuw Haarlem, Nieuw Nederlands [Dutch North America].

Parents

Francois le Sueur's parents were:

Father: Jean le SEUER
Mother: Marye GRUIER

Emigration to Manhattan

Francois le Sueur emigrated with his younger sister Jeanne le Sueur from France to Manhattan shortly after July, 10, 1657. The island was then part of Nieuw Amsterdam, and ruled by the United Netherlands, a Protestant nation. Many French Huguenots fled to the Netherlands and Dutch settlements at this time as their religious views were very similar and the Dutch welcomed these skilled-artisan refugees.

Siblings Jeanne and Francois le Sueur were on the same ship as Jean Gervoe, who married in France on July 10, 1657, and sailed to Manhattan with his new wife and step son[5].

Francois first lived in Flatbush, Long Island, (then New Netherlands) in 1657 after coming to Manhattan, and then moved to Nieuw Haarlem, in the northern part of Manhattan island.

Marriage

Francois le Sueur married Jannetie Hillebrands|Hillebrants, daughter of Hillebrand Pietersen.[6], of Amsterdam, on 12 July 1659, in the Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New York. (in which year Jannetie's brother, Pieter Hillebrands|Hillebransen, was captured by Indians at Esopus; but this did not deter her from later removing there with her Francois.) [2] [1]

Note: Jannetie and her brother used Hillebrands Hillebrandzen, or Hillebrants interchangeably for church and court appearances. There is no found record that they ever spelled the name as "Hildebran" [XX].

Removal to Esopus

Francois left Harlem after March 9th, 1662, moving north up the Hudson River to Esopus, aka Wiltwijck [near Kingston, Ulster County, NY], accompanied by his sister Jeanne, who afterwards married Cornelis Viervant there. The reasons for this move were lower taxes in Esopus and their need to pay for the land they had settled at New Harlem.[1]

Before leaving Harlem Francois sold some of his belongings, and his wife Jannatie|Jeanne bought "a little bed," etc., at Sneden's sale. [1]

Francois le Sueur's sister, Jeanne, went with them to Esopus, and married Cornelis Viervant there in 1688. This marriage was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster, NY[7]. Jeanne later returned with her husband to Harlem. [1]

Children

The known children of Francois le Sueur and Jannatie (Jeanne) Hillebrands Pietersen le Sueur were:

1) Jannetje le Sueur|Leerhie|Lozier, daughter, bp. ca. August 22, 1660, at the Dutch Reformed Church, Nieuw Amesterdam [New York, New York].[8], m. Jan Jansen Postmael (or Post)[9], and Thomas Innis[10] Children:
  1. Anna Catryn Postma, b. April 6, 1684, bp at KRDC[11]
  2. Rachel Annis, b. ca. Jan 9, 1689, bp at KRDC[12]
2) Hillebrant le Sueur|Lesier|Lozier, son, b. November 4, 1663, at Esopus, NY, USA[13][1]. His parents removed from New Harlem to Esopus some time after March 9th, 1662. Hillebrand was 8 years of age at the death of his father Francois Le Sueur in 1771. He m1. Elsie Jurians Tappen, dau. of Jurian Tappen, but soon died, leaving apparently but one child, Jannetie, born I689, who married William Elting.
3) Jan (John) le Sueur|Leeseer, Twin son, b. July 26, 1665, at Esopus, NY, bp. at KRDC [14]
4) Jacob le Sueur|Leeseer, Twin son, b. ca. July 26, 1665, at Esopus[Kingston], NY; bp. at KRDC [15]; d. July 26, 1665.
5) Nicholas le Sueur|Laschere|Lozier|Lachaire, son, "Claus", "Lozier", "Le Sueur" , b. ca. June 10, 1668, at New York Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of New York[16]. Nicholas, m. Trijntje Catherine Slot [17].

Death

Francois le Sueur was living in 1670, but it is recorded that on Nov. 30, 1671, his widow Jannatie|Jeanne Le Sueur, bound out her son Hillebrant who was then 8 years old. This indicates the Francois le Sure must have died before Nov. 30, 1671, at Harlem, New York.[1] [2]. Son Hillebrand/Hillebrant was engaged by the deacons, in 1673, to ring the bell at five guilders a year.[2] [1].

After Francois le Sueur's death, his widow, Jannatie le Sueur, married Antoine (Anthony) Tilba|Delva|D'Elva|D'Elba, and had additional children by him.

Genealogical Notes

One repeated rumor states that Francois le Sueur explored the upper reaches of the Mississippi and that he was a civil engineer, but no evidence could be found to support this claim. [2]. This may be a confusion with Pierre-Charles le Sueur (1657-1704). [18]

Another false conclusion is that the French artist Eustache le Sueur (19 Nov 1617 – 30 Apr 1655) was Francois le Sueur’s brother. Eustache, one of the founders of the French Academy of Painting, was born in Paris, France, where he lived his entire life [2]. For an opposing view (that they were siblings), see: The Patricians; Eustache le Sueur 1617-1655, written by a descendant of Francois le Sueur. The data is unproven.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Revised history of Harlem (City of New York): its origin and early annals...Riker, James, 1822-1889; page 50.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Miner Descent -- Francois LeSueur, by Mark Miner ( August 13, 2010).
  3. François Le Andris Le Sueur
  4. "Anc. forteresse du Mesnil-Hacquet; nom changé en Charlemesnil, par le roi Charles VI, en souvenir de sa venue : Lettres du 14 Août 1386 (Bulletin S.H.N. IV p. 184-5)." Cited on: http://cths.fr/dico-topo/affiche-vedettes.php?cdep=76&cpage=218.
  5. Revised history of Harlem (City of New York): its origin and early annals...Riker, James, 1822-1889; Page 100.
  6. GENI-Jannatie Hildebrand Hillebrants Pietersen
  7. KRDC Marriage Record: 1668 [sic = 1688] Cornelis Arentsen Viervant, jm, of Lexmont, Utrecht; Jannetie Lechier, of New Harlem, jd
  8. NARDC Bapt. Record: Page: 57--1660 Aug 22; Francois Leerhie, Jannetie Hillebrants; Jannetie; Pieter Janszen Slot, Susanna Ver Plancken
  9. was born at Harlingen, in Friesland and he was a Postman by trade.
  10. Thomas Annia|Ennis was born about 1664 in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. His parents were Alexander Ennis, b: before 1632 in Scotland and Catherine Ennes, b: 1635 in Ireland.
  11. KRDC bapt. Record: 1684 Apr 06; Jan Janz Postma, Jannetie Francois; Anna Catryn; Antoni Tilba, Hilbrand Francois
  12. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1698 Jan 09; Thomas Annis, Jannetje La Chair; Rachel; Lucas De Witt, Antje Tilba
  13. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1663 Nov 04; Francoeys Lesier, Jannetje Hillebrans; Hillebrant; Antoni Dilvall, Tryntje Tyssen[13]
  14. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1665 Jul 26; Francoeys Leeseer, Jannetje Hillebrants; Jan, Jacob; Thomes Chamers, Margriet Chambers, Jan Joosten, Maddeleen Dircks
  15. KRDC Bapt. Record: 1665 Jul 26; Francoeys Leeseer, Jannetje Hillebrants; Jan, Jacob; Thomes Chamers, Margriet Chambers, Jan Joosten, Maddeleen Dircks
  16. NARDC Baptism Record: 1668 Jun 10; Francois de Lachaire, Jannetie Hillebrants; Nicolaes; Jacob Barentszen Kool, Marritie Simons
  17. NARDC Mariage Record: 1691 08 May; Nicolaes Laschere, jm van Kingstouwne; Tryntie Slot, jd van N. Yorck, d'Eerste wonende tot Kingstouwne en twede alheir. de
  18. Pierre-Charles le Sueur article on Wikipedia
  • Kingston Church Records: The Reformed Dutch Church, now known as the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, NY; Source of: Marriage Records (1660-1809); Baptism Records (1660-1809; Burial Records (1696-1881. Hoes, Roswell Randall. The Kingston Reformed Dutch Church was the central repository for all records of marriages and baptism conducted by circuit-rider Domines throughout Ulster and Orange counties of NY; Sussex County, NJ, and parts of Pike County, PA, until local churches were built and staffed. This occurred between 1735 and 1745 depending on the area.
  • Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Trees, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com.
  • Source: S81 Title: Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Families New York, New Jersey Abbreviation: PreRevDutchNYNJ
  • Source: S73 Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls; Repository: #R1

Acknowledgements

  • Lesueur-45 was created by _____
  • LeSueur-8 was created through the import of davisfamilytree-1.ged on Sep 1, 2012 by Rich Davis.
  • Lesueur-45 was merged into LeSueur-8 on 10-18-2014
  • Le Sueur-3 was created through the import of FISCUS Family Tree.ged on Jun 6, 2011 by Liisa Small.
  • LeSueur-8 was merged into le_Sueur-27 [LNAB set] le_Sueur is correct as per French usage.
  • Lozier-72 was created through the import of davisfamilytree-1.ged on Sep 1, 2012 by Rich Davis. Merged into le Sueur-27
  • WikiTree profile Le Sueur-22 was created by Janice Lacross through the import of Web Ged.ged on Jun 5, 2014. It was merged into profile le Sueur-27 by Chet Snow, Leader of the Huguenot Migration Project, on August 9, 2016. He also merged WT profile D'lozier-1 into le_Sueur-27 on Sept. 17, 2016.
  • Thank you to Mike Petry for creating WikiTree profile D'lozier-1 through the import of Sarah's Family Tree_2013-08-31.ged on Aug 31, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Mike and others.

Research material

Page 196. Francois le Sueur, who left the town early in 1663, was the ancestor of the families of Leseur and Lozier, now mostly seated in New York City and Bergen County, N. J.

Hillebrand married, 1688, Elsie, daughter of Jurian Tappen, but soon died, leaving apparently but one child, Jannetie, born I689, who married William Elting. Hillebrand's widow married Abraham Delamater, previously of Harlem.
John, of Kingston, married Rachel Smedes, in i686, was an elder of the church, and quite distinguished. He had Jannetie, born I687, John, born I689, Catherine, born I692, etc., of whom the first married Abraham Low.
Nicholas, whose branch of the family write their name Lozier, married at New York, May 8, I691, Tryntie, daughter of Peter Slot. He afterward left Kingston and settled near Hackensack, where he married, in January, 1709, Antie, daughter of Derick Banta. His children were, Hillebrand, born i695; Peter, born I697; John, born I699; Mary, born 17oI; Antie, born 1703; Lucas, born I705; Jacobus, born 1707; Benjamin, born 1708; Tryntie, born 171o; Hester, born 1711; Rachel, born I714; Jacob, born 1719; Abraham, born 1721; Leah, born 1723, and Margaret, born I726. These intermarried with the Demarests and others, but we must here leave them. In Ulster County the French pronunciation of this name was, for a time, tolerably preserved in the form Lashier, but is now extinct there, though the blood runs in the Post family and others.


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D'lozier-1 and Le Sueur-27 appear to represent the same person because:

Hi,

These are the same and can be merged , no conflicts thanks ! Approved merge and pre merge organized the duplicate, it has the Lesueur name mentioned as LNAB as well, but during import the other D'Lozier was chosen.

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Le Sueur-22 and Le Sueur-27 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles are the same with relatives & dates in common. Please merge these.

Thanks, Cindy Williams Lesure

A good question Ken...we seem to be depending heavily on Riker for Francois' and Jeanne's history.

Of interest is the baptism record for Jeannes' daughter Cornelia Viervant, where Jeanne used the name Jennetje Francois ... suggesting she was either dau. of Francois, or wife of Francois.... of further interest is where Cornelia used the surname Post for the baptism of a child which suggests the a mix up has occurred between the Cornelias (Jeanne's and Francois'). A Cornelia apparently married a Post and had children by him...a sorting issue. Thanks for your heads up on this issue.

I was unable to find better source material than Riker's History and the Reformed Dutch Church records (both Kingston and Manhattan). Secondary sources seem to use these sources.

posted by Tom Quick
What is the source stating that Jeanne was the sister of Francois? She seems to be young enough to be his daughter.

She certainly wasn't daughter of Marye Gruier who died in 1627, so I am removing her as mother of Jeanne (b. ca. 1650). But I guess Jean le Sueur could have had more children by a second wife. On the other, Francois could have been her father by a first wife who died back in France. So that is why I am wondering if there is some document stating that Francois and Jeanne were brother and sister.

posted by Kenneth Kinman
LeSueur-8 and Le Sueur-27 appear to represent the same person because: Okay Tom, the target destination profile is now protected as le Sueur, so this is good to merge. Thanks!
posted by Steven Mix
LeSueur-8 and Le Sueur-3 are not ready to be merged because: Pending LNAB change to le Sueur
posted by Steven Mix
Steven,

Let's rename Le_Sueur-3 to "le_Sueur", prior to merging LeSueur-8 into Le_Sueur-3. I agree that Le_sueur-3 is the oldest on the tree. The merge is ready to go, and this will not only eliminate a duplicate but will also give a base LNAB consistent with the French usage.

Tom Quick

posted by Tom Quick
LeSueur-8 and Le Sueur-3 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. I saved the data to the bios. Thanks!
posted by Steven Mix
Lozier-72 and Le Sueur-3 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. I saved the data to the bios. Thanks!
posted by Steven Mix
It is time to open Le_Sueur-3 for merging. We have 2 duplications that have to be consolidated. Le_Sueur-3 is the apparent oldest LNAB with something resembling the desired LNAB "le Sueur", and should be the destination.
posted by Tom Quick

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