||Lydia (Mestereau) Gayneau was a New Netherland settler.|
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Lydia Mestereau was born about 1630 in La Rochelle, Province d'Aunis, (today in Charente-Maritime), France. The surname Mestereau later became spelled Metereau (the "s" is silent in French).
She married Etienne Gayneau on 16 Mar 1653 in La Rochelle, Aunis Province, (today: Charente-Maritime), Aquitaine, France. The couple were French Calvinist Protestants, also known as Huguenots. Persecuted for their religion under Roman Catholic King Louis XIV, They migrated from La Rochelle, France, to Amsterdam, The Netherlands and later moved on to New Netherland, arriving in New Amsterdam on the ship De Bever (The Beaver) on 09 May 1661. They were accompanied by three of their four children who had been born in La Rochelle, France.
Lydia Gayneau died in 1680 in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York Colony.
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