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Brittany centfraniers, ennobled from 1400 to 1600, Leroy, LeJuiff #france #records


Sue Nusbaum
 

I am tracing my family in Brittany in the area of Saint Malo in the middle ages: Leroy, and LeJuiff. They were nobles. Many Jews fleeing Portugal and Spain bought titles in this area of France and converted.
The National Library of France has  documents about them which I would like to get copies of: 
          32905, f.82: "The ennobles of the provinces of Brittany from 1400 until 1688." Collection composed by d'Hozier
          NAF 22356, f.125: "the annoblis of the province of Brittany since 1400."
I believe that the Leroy line is not Jewish but became Calvinist in the 1500's. 
Olive LeJuiff married Jehan Leroy, Sieur de la Mettrye, in the 1540s. I am trying to trace her family back to find out if and when they converted to Christianity and where they came from. 
Olive's parents were Jean LeJuiff, 1500-1555, and Guyonne Derrien (Derien?) (Derian?), 1503-1558. 
Any assistance you could provide in copying pages of these works containing information about Leroy or LeJuiff or Derien would be appreciated. 
Sue King Nusbaum
Longboat Key, FL, US


M Thatcher
 

Good Day
My family DeFratis/Defrates/De\Freytes  made there way through France via Costal Ports and Towns during this period fleeing eventually to Holland, until my Paternal Grandfather settled in Rochester Kent England. If you have any luck getting copies of these records I would very happy to also receive copies to aid my search in tracing my ancestors. 
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MALCOLM THATCHER


Sue Nusbaum
 

The Book by Herve Torchet: Accounts of the Duc of Bretagne 1420-1433, available through MEMODOC.fr, may provide the information you are seeking, if your ancestors bought nobility. 

"Fouages" were a royalty or tax paid by household. Torchet has published several books about changes in the Fouages. One is for Saint-Malo where my ancestors are from: The Reformation  of the Fouages of 1426, Diocese of Saint-Malo. 

These "Fouages" books are quite expensive, 215 Euros, plus shipping. 
 


Sue King Nusbaum
Longboat Key, FL, US