Levesque ~ Seventh Generation

    Issue of Jean Barboteau and Marie De Lecluse  
1.   Susanne BARBOTEAU
Born 14 Dec 1752; bap 26 Dec 1752 at La Patente French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, dau of Jean Barboteau & Marie De L'Ecluse (ref FamilySearch C04914-1).
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2.   Elizabeth BARBOTEAU
Born 28 May 1754; bap 4 Jun 1754 at La Patente French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, dau of Jean Barboteau & Marie De Lecluze (ref FamilySearch C04914-1).
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3.   Jean BARBOTEAU
Born 30 Aug 1755; bap 5 Sep 1755 at La Patente French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, son of Jean Barbautau & Marie De Lecluse (ref FamilySearch C04914-1).
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4.   Guillaume BARBOTEAU
Born 7 Jan 1760; bap 2 Feb 1760 at La Patente French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Guillaume, son of Jean Barboteau & Marie De La Cluse (ref FamilySearch C04914-1).
Bap 2 Feb 1760 at Spitalfields, London, Guillaume, son of Jean & Marie Barboteau (ref FamilySearch Non Conformist).
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5.   Samuel BARBOTEAU
Born 6 Feb 1761; bap 13 Feb 1761 at La Patente French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI as Barbato).
Bap 15 Feb 1761 at Spitalfields, London, Samuel, son of Jean & Marie Barboteau (ref FamilySearch Non Conformist, different date).
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    Issue of Isaac Cosson and Jeanne Hecque  
1.   Rachel COSSON
Born 5 May 1764; bap 6 May 1764 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, dau of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne Heck (ref FamilySearch).
 
2.   Isaac COSSON
Born 2 Sep 1765; bap 15 Sep 1765 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, son of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne (ref FamilySearch).
 
3.   Josue COSSON
Born 12 May 1767; bap 24 May 1767 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, son of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne Heck (ref FamilySearch).
Buried 8 Aug 1768 at Christ Church Spitalfields, Joshua Cosson, of Brick Lane, age 1 year 3 months (ref Ancestry Bap Marr & Burials).
 
4.   Jean COSSON
Born 19 Mar 1769; bap 2 Apr 1769 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, son of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne Hecque (ref FamilySearch).
 
5.   Francoise COSSON
Born 3 Sep 1770; bap 16 Sep 1770 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, dau of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne Hecque (ref FamilySearch).
 
6.   Samuel COSSON
Born 16 Jul 1772; bap 26 Jul 1772 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, son of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne Heck (ref FamilySearch).
 
7.   Joseph COSSON
Born 24 Nov 1773; bap 5 Dec 1773 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, son of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne Hee (ref FamilySearch).
 
8.   Josue COSSON
Born 22 Jul 1775; bap 3 Aug 1775 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, son of Isaac Cosson & Jeanne Heck (ref FamilySearch).
 
9.   Jane COSSON
Born 11 Sep 1776; bap 2 Oct 1776 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, dau of Isaac & Jane Cosson (ref FamilySearch).
 
10.   Elizabeth COSSON
Born 19 Jan 1781; bap 28 Feb 1781 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, dau of Isaac & Jane Cosson (ref FamilySearch).
 
    Issue of Anne Magdelaine Levesque and James Philip Courche  
1.   Jacques COURCHE
Birth date unclear but probably 1 Jan 1760; bap 10 Jan 1760 at The Artillery - French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, son of Jacques Philip and Anne Magdelain, baptised by Mr. Samuel Beuzeville; Godparents Jean Courché, Anne Levesque [probably grandmother] (ref Huguenot document on Ancestry & Gael Olsen, not found in FamilySearch).
 
2.   Unnamed male COURCHE
Born 8 Jan 1761; bap 15 Jan 1761 at The Artillery - French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, son of Mr. Jaques and Madame Anne Madelaine l'Evêque, baptised by Mr. Marcombes, Pastor. Godfather. Mr. Daniel l'Evesque [uncle]. Godmother. Madame Anne l'Evêque [grandmother]. Tems: Madelaine Anne Levesque, Pierre Girod. (ref IGI & Gael Olsen).

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    Issue of Jean Levesque and Marie Walker  
1.   Marianne LEVESQUE
Born 13 Nov 1750; bap 14 Nov 1750 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, dau of Jean L'Evêque and Marie (ref IGI).
I previously had this Marianne Levesque married to James Le Sage, but this cannot be so, because the Will of James Le Sage's father-in-law was 1803, whereas Jean Levesque the father of this Marianne died c1766.

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2.   Jean (John) LEVESQUE
Born 20 Jul 1754; bap 3 Aug 1754 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, son of Jean Leveque and Marie (ref IGI).

Marr 25 Aug 1787 at St Dunstan, Stepney of John Levesque to Sarah GUFFEE (ref IGI). John was a Bachelor and Sarah a Spinster, witnesses were Jane Levesque and John Box (John's sister and her future husband) (ref Ancestry London Marriages indexed as Leveryne and Gaffee). She was born 18 Apr 1767; bap 29 Apr 1767 at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, dau of Daniel Guffee & Sarah Murdock (ref IGI & Familysearch). Sarah's mother's later marriage was to Charles BOYD on 13 Dec 1772 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, where he was a batchelor and she was a widow (ref Ancestry London Marriages). This explains the Boyd family being mentioned in John's Will.



John was ordained as a missionary for the London Missionary Society and departed for the south seas on the 'Duff', the history of which is documented.

John was mentioned in the Will of his sister in law Sarah (wife Peter Levesque above) in 1825, see her entry for full details.

John died 4 Oct 1835 according to his Will and Probate papers. He was buried 11 Oct 1835 at Hackney (ref FamilySearch); residence Ann's Place, Hackney Rd (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers).
"On the seventeenth day of November 1835 this Will of John Levesque late of Anns Place in the Parish of Saint Matthew Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex deceased was proved at London before the Worshipful Sherrard Beaumont Burnaby Doctor of Laws and surragate by the oaths of John Box the younger and Thomas Archer the Executors to whom Admin was granted having been first sworn duly to administer. £450
In the Name of God Amen. I John Levesque, being in my perfect and sound mind, by the tender mercies of my God, do will, and bequeath to my wife Sarah Levesque, the use and interest of all that I have, and hold, in houses, goods, books, and cetra to receive the income, as long as God spares her life.
Viz -- three houses in East Street Globefields freehold Number 5,6,7 in the parish opf Saint Matthews Bethnal Green, in the County of Middlesex. My wife Sarah to recive the rent, but not to be sold or morgaged untill her disceace.
Dito. - I also bequeath to my wife Sarah the rent of three houses in Anns Place, Hackney Road.
Viz - No. 4 and 5. Near the road, and No 4 near the bridge. And my wife Sarah to receive the rent but not to be sold or morgaged till her deceace. The said houses are in Saint Matthew Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex.
Do. - I also bequeath to my wife Sarah ten pound per annum in the April Annuities (Bank Stock).
Do. - I allso desire no further expence at my funeral than a decent foot buriall.
Do. - I will that at my wifes death the whole to be sold, and divided as follows, with mine and my wifes relations in nine shares, in the following order.
Viz. - Two shares to my sister Rondeau of Pollard Row, Bethnal Green.
Do. - Two shares to John Box Senior of Grove Lane, in the Parish of St John Hackney.
Do. - One share to John Box Junior, Willmot Square and two silver cups.
Do. - One share to Mary Archer wife of Thomas Archer of Steward Street Spitalfields.
Do. - One share to Elizabeth Carter, wife of William Carter, Grove lane Hackney.
Wifes Relatives.
Do. - John Boyd of Slaughter Street Bethnal Green, one share.
Do. - Ann Boyd of Hackeney Parish, one share, and milk pot.
The whole to be divid in the above nine shares.
NB. If any of the above mentioned relatives should die before my wife Sarah, the same share to be taken up by wife, husband, son, or daughter of the said kindred.
Do. - I also will to my two Executors five pounds for each of their trouble, with all necessary expenses.
This Being my last will and testament made on the 17th day of October in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty four. John Levesque.
Witnessed by Thomas Grew, Benjamin Cleverly, James Webb. Witnesses signed this 5 day of May 1835.
Executors John Box Junior of No 13 Wilmot Square Bethnal Green, Thomas Archer of No 16 Steward Street Spitalfields, 1835 Nov 11th."
(Ref Ancestry, source London Metropolitan Archives, ref DL/C/511/6)

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Matthew Bethnal Green. Registration district of Bethnal Green. Address: Ann's Place, St Matthew Bethnal Green.
Sarah Levesque. Age 74. Ind. Born in Middlesex.
Sarah Morrison. Age 25. Silk Weaveress. Not born in Middlesex.
Ann Boyd. Age 14. Born in Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, London. Civil Parish of Bethnal Green. Registration district of Bethnal Green. Address: 4 Anns Place, Bethnal Green.
Sarah Levesque. Head. Widow. Age 85. Annuitant. Born Bethnal Green Middlesex.
Mary A Boyd. Sister. Unmarried. Age 64. Annuitant. Born Bethnal Green Middlesex.
Sarah Morison. Friend. Unmarried. Age 43. Annuitant. Born Clapham Surrey.

Death reg of Sarah Levesque Sep qtr 1856 at Bethnal Green dist (ref FreeBMD indexed as LE* but clearly Levesque on original).
Sarah died 12 Jul 1856 at Ann's Place, Bethnal Green, London; informant at death was Sarah Clark of 13 Gloucester Row, Shoreditch (ref Dennis Carter).

There are 3 identified marriages of John Levesque to a Sarah; these being Sarah Delacluse in 1778, Sarah Hanger in 1784 and Sarah Guffee in 1787. These Johns are all different people, as can be seen by their signatures in Ancestry London Marriages, and they all claim to be Bachelor and Spinster couples. Only two relevant baptisms can be found in England in FamilySearch, being 1754, son of Jean & Maria Levesque, and 1758, son of Daniel & Jeane Levesque (this one and below). There are various possible births in France. There are many children of a John & Sarah Levesque who have not been pinned down to the parents. They may belong to the John Levesque & Sarah Hanger couple if they could be identified.

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    Child:  
  1. Sarah LEVESQUE born 1788, bap 1788 at St Leonards Shoreditch, London
 
3.   Madeleine (Magdalene) LEVESQUE
Born 10 Sep 1756; bap 2 Oct 1756 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, dau of Jean Levesque and Marie Walker (ref IGI).

Marr (1) 15 Sep 1776 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London of Magdalene Levesque to James VARNELL (ref IGI). They were bachelor and spinster, both of the parish; witnesses were Sarah Varnell & Thomas Purser (ref Ancestry London marriages). He was bap 14 Sep 1755 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London at the age of 1, son of James Varnell and Sarah (ref IGI). James snr married Sarah EDGE 18 Nov 1753 at St Dunstans and had other issue incl Ann, Francis b 1758 (ancestor of all Scottish Vernal families), & Sarah b1759 (ref Sue Vernall 2012)..

James died between 1789 and 1792.

Marr (2) 28 Aug 1792 at St John, Hackney, London of Magdalene Vernell (sic) to John RONDEAU; they were widower and widow of the parish; witnesses were John Levesque and James Rondeau (ref Ancestry London marriages). John was a weaver (ref baptisms of children).

Burial of John Rondeau 24 Oct 1802 at Christ Church, Spitalfields, Middlesex (ref Familysearch).

Magdalene was mentioned in the Will of her sister in law Sarah (wife Peter Levesque above) in 1825, see her entry for full details.
Magdalene mentioned in the will of her brother John in 1834: "Viz. - Two shares to my sister Rondeau of Pollard Row, Bethnal Green."

Burial of Magdalene Rondeau 28 Apr 1840 at Bethnal Green, Middlesex, aged 83, birth date 1757 (ref Familysearch).
Death reg of Magdalen Rondeau Jun qtr 1840 at Bethnal Green dist (ref FreeBMD).

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    Child of Magdalene and James:  
  1. James VERNELL bap 1785 at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London  
  2. John VERNELL born c1789 at Bethnal Green, London  
    Children of Magdalene and John:  
  2. Thomas RONDEAU bap 1794 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London  
  3. Elizabeth RONDEAU bap 1796 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London  
  4. Samuel RONDEAU bap 1797 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London
 
4.   Peter LEVESQUE
Bap 29 Oct 1758 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, son of John Levesque and Mary (ref IGI).
He wrote his memoirs which are in the family.
Peter served in the military, being on board the ship 'Augusta' under Capt Reynolds in 1776 (in the war between England and America) and the 'Antelope' during the period 1781-1788.
During this period he married (1) Susanna MURRY. Susanna died before his second marriage.
Marr (2) 3 Feb 1795 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London to Sarah MOORE (ref IGI). Peter was a widower of the parish and Sarah a spinster of the parish; witnesses were Caleb Moore (either her father or brother) and John Levesque (ref Ancestry London Marriages). On the marriage form there is a capital letter C prior to Sarah's name. Her baptism has not been found, but there are births and baptisms for Elizabeth Mary Moore (19 Feb 1774, 6 Mar 1774, Saint Olave Southwark) and Caleb Moore (2 Mar 1778, 19 Mar 1778, St Dunstan in the East), both children of Caleb and Sarah Moore. This is presumably the Elizabeth Moore who married Peter Cambrook and had children including Elizabeth Sarah Cambrook (who married Samuel Rondeau, see next generation) and was mentioned in Peter's Will together with many other nieces and nephews.
Peter took part in a mission on the 'Duff' in 1798 (as did his brother John).
From 1800 to 1820 he was Vestry Clerk at the St Brides Workhouse.

In 1809 he is mentioned in documents held at the Hackney Archives Department relating to a bond by Peter Levesque of Hackney 'East India labourer' to David Whitaker, of Hackney, farrier; this bond is to prevent further building on the ground he intends to buy from Whitaker (ref MS 11936/443/828169 1 March 1809).

In 1815 he was a witness at marriage of his nephew James Vernell.
He died on 21 Jan 1822 and was buried at Hackney Burial Grounds, London.

From Google: "Jan 21. At Hackney, in his 64th year, Mr. Peter Levesque, where he had retired from the arduous task of master of the Workhouse of St. Bride's, which place he long filled, much to the satisfaction of the parishioners, and the comfort of the poor, who have lost a friend. Many a shilling has this worthy man given to those who did not come within parochial aid." (ref The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 92, 1822, on Google Books)
"DIED. On Monday morning last, at Hackney, in his 64th year, Peter Levesque, sincerely beloved and much regretted by his numerous friends." (ref British Newspaper Archive, Morning Chronicle Wed 23 Jan 1822)

In his Will he left everything to his wife Sarah, subsequently to be distributed to his nephews and nieces. The Bradford notes have the following:
"15 Apr 1822. Adm. of John Levesque as only brother & heir of Peter Levesque. Adm. of Sarah, widow of above Peter Levesque for life on sur. of John Levesque returned to Jas. Vernell, John Vernell, Thos Rondeau, Samuel Rondeau, Eliz'th Sarah Cambrook, John Elias Box, Mary Archer and Ez'th Box the nephew and nieces of said Peter."
"27th Apr 1829. Adm. Jas Vernell, John Vernell, Thomas Rondeau, Samuel Rondeau, Elizabeth Sarah (formerly Cambrook), now wife of said Samuel Rondeau, John Elias Box, Mary Archer wife of Thos & Eliz. (formerly Box) now wife of Wm Carter as nephews and nieces of Peter Levesque at death of his widow Sarah."

Sarah died 20 July 1825 aged 55; buried 28 July 1825 at Hackney, London, St Thomas' Square (Independent), comment 'Opening a Vault' (ref Ancestry England and Wales Non-Conformist & Non Parochial Records).

A portion of Sarah's Will is reproduced below (from G.Olsen 2015):
"In the Name of God Amen.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Levesque of London Terrace London Field Hackney in the County of Middlesex Widow I give and bequeath unto James Vernell of Fort Street Old Artillery Ground Spittal fields in the said County of Middlesex Silk Weaver one of my two Silver Pint Mugs and unto John Vernell of Wood Street Spittal fields aforesaid Silk Weaver the other of my said two Silver Pint Mugs. And I give and bequeath the several legacies following that is to say, to my sister Elizabeth Cambrook wife of Peter Cambrook of Great Suffolk Street Southwark in the County of Surrey fishmonger the legacies or Seven of fifty pounds stock in the now four pounds per Continuum Annuities being part of the stock now standing in my name in this Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to John Levesque of Ann’s Place Hackney Road in this said County of Middlesex Gentleman the legacy or Sum of fifty pounds stock in the said now four pounds per Continuum Annuities to Magdalen Rondeau of London Terrace aforesaid Widow the legacy or Sum of fifty pounds stock in the said now four pounds per Continuum Annuities to Jane Box wife of John Box of Crawfield Street Commercial Road in the said County of Middlesex Silk Weaver the legacy or Sum of fifty pounds stock in the said now four pounds per continuum Annuities to the said John Vernell the legacy or Sum of fifty pounds stock in the said now four pounds per continuum Annuities and to Mary Archer wife of Thomas Archer of Thomas’s Street Brick Lane Bethnal Green in the said County of Middlesex Silk Weaver the legacy or Sum of one hundred pounds stock in the said now four pounds per continuum Annuities. And after payment the legacy and of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever which I now am or at the time of my death shall be possessed of interested in or ? unto my Niece Elizabeth Sarah Cambrook daughter of the aforesaid Peter Cambrook for her own use absolutely. And lastly I reinstitute and appoint the said James Vernell and John Vernell Executors In Trust of this my Will and hereby revoking every former Will by me at any time made I do declare this writing only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Sarah Levesque the Tentative have hereunto at my hand and ….. "
England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858
Death: Abt 1825
Civil: 3 Aug 1825
Residence: Hackney, Middlesex, England
People named:
James Vernell - nephew
John Vernell - nephew
Elizabeth Cambrook - sister
John Levesque - brother in law
Magdalen Rondeau - sister in law
Jane Box - sister in law
Mary Archer - niece (Mary Box)
Elizabeth Sarah Cambrook - niece

For further details on his extraordinary life, refer to the attached article from The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronical, September 1823, Memoir of the late Mr. Peter Levesque.

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Evangelical Magazine
5.   Anne LEVESQUE
Bap 4 Dec 1760 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, dau of Jean Levesque and Marie Walker (ref IGI).

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6.   George LEVESQUE
Born 6 Jan 1763; bap 1723 Jan 1763 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, son of Jean Levesque and Marie Walker (ref IGI).

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7.   Jeanne (Jane) LEVESQUE
Born 22 Sep 1764; bap 2 Oct 1764 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, dau of Jean Levesque and Marie Walker (ref IGI).

Jane and John were witnesses to the marriage of John Levesque and Sarah Guffee, above, on 25 Aug 1787 (ref Ancestry London Marriages).

Married 1 Oct 1787 at St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, Jane Levesque to John (Boîte) BOX (ref IGI); the groom was a bachelor, the bride a spinster, both of the parish; witnesses were John Levesque and George Limming (ref Ancestry London Marriages). He was born 10 Mar 1765, bap 25 Nov 1770 at Saint Matthew Bethnal Green, son of James Box & Barbara (ref Familysearch and Dennis Carter).

Jane was mentioned in the Will of her sister in law Sarah (wife Peter Levesque above) in 1825, see her entry for full details.

Jane died 29 Jul 1834 at Hackney aged 70 (ref J.G.Bradford notes 1891). Jane is mentioned in the application of Peter Archer to the Huguenot Hospital:
"On Mother's side who was the daughter of John Box (or Boite) and his wife Jane Box (née Levesque). Jane Levesque was the sister of John and Peter Levesque (missionaries in the ship "Duff")".

John mentioned in the will of his brother in law John in 1834: "Do. - Two shares to John Box Senior of Grove Lane, in the Parish of St John Hackney."

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St John Hackney. Registration district of Hackney. Address: Grove Lane, St John Hackney.
In the home of Richard Blanks (40), Labourer:
John Box. Age 75. Ind. Born in Middlesex.

Death reg of John Box Sep qtr 1843 at Hackney dist (ref FreeBMD). John died 18 Sep 1843 aged 80 (ref J.G.Bradford notes 1891). He was buried 23 Sep 1843 at St Thomas Sq burial ground (ref D.Carter).

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    Children:  
  1. John Elias BOX born 1788 at Stepney, London  
  2. Mary BOX born 1794 at Stepney, London  
  3. Elizabeth BOX born 1800 at Stepney, London
 
    Issue of Daniel Levesque and Jeanne Boissineau  
1.   Daniel LEVESQUE
Born 14 Oct 1754, bap 27 Oct 1754 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI and Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers).
His Godparents were his grandparents Pierre Boissonot and Anne Levesque (ref G.Olsen 2011).

Daniel may have been listed in Fire Insurance Registers: 1785, Daniel L'Evesque, Weaver, Swan Street, Brick Lane, insured value £300 (ref
http://www.londonlives.org/index.jsp). However this is not certain, and the notice below gives him as Brewer of St John-Street, Bethnal Green, the same as for his brother John.

The following information is believed to relate to this Daniel:
"Hackney, August 7, 1797. All Persons indebted to the Estate of Jacob Schlumberger, late of Fore-Street, Edmonton, in the County of Middlesex, deceased, are required forthwith to pay the Amount thereof to Isaac Boisson, of Brick-Lane, or to Daniel Levesque, of St. John-Street, Bethnal-Green, Brewer, his Executors; and all Persons who have any legal Demand on the Deceased's Estate are requested to apply to the said Executors for Payment on or before the 1st Day of September next, as in default thereof they will be excluded; and the said Executors will pay or make over the Testator's Residuary Estate and Effects to the next of Kin." (ref
www.london-gazette.co.uk) [This probably refers to Daniel Levesque born 1754, son of Daniel Levesque and Jeanne Boissineau; the elder Daniel had died in 1794.]

Marriage 4 Dec 1811 at Saint Botolph, Bishopsgate, London to Elizabeth Rachel JOSSE (ref FamilySearch M00161-1 [as Rachael]). The marriage certificate is written as 'Elizabeth Rachael' but her signature and every other mention is spelt 'RACHEL'. From the register of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate: Daniel Levesque of the Parish of St Matthew Bethnal Green Bachelor & Elizabeth Rachael Josse of the Liberty of Norton Folgate Spinster were married in this Church by Banns this fourth day of December in the year 1811 by me ... . Witnesses John Josse, Elizabeth Dede (ref certificate image in Ancestry Public Tree).

Elizabeth was born c1764 (ref her burial) so she was approximately 47 at the marriage, Daniel being about 57.

Daniel died 30 Jan 1818 at St John St, Bethnal Green, and was buried at Bunhill Fields on either 4th or 7th February depending on different sources in findmypast and FamilySearch.

The inscription is "In memory of MR DANIEL LEVESQUE late of St Matthews Bethnal Green who departed this life February 2nd 1794 in the 64th year of his age. Also MRS JANE LEVESQUE, wife of the above, who departed this life Decr. 16th 1807, in the 79th year of her age. Also MR DANIEL LEVESQUE son of the above who died 30th January 1818 in the 64th year of his age. Also MR PETER LEVESQUE [son] who died 27th Febry 1842 aged 78 years also MRS LYDIA LEVESQUE wife of the above who died 27th Febry 1845 aged 82 years." (ref
www.findagrave.com)

Death reg of Elizabeth Rachel Levesque Sep qtr 1837 at Hackney dist (ref FreeBMD).
Elizabeth Rachel Levesque was buried 21 Sep 1837 at City Road, London, denomination Wesleyan aged 74 (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers, image). This is probably Bunhill Fields.

Her Will is Catalogue reference PROB 11/1884 proved 29 Sep 1837. She leaves £100 to her niece Sophia Levesque, and various other amounts to her friend "Mrs Dodd", presumably the same Elizabeth Dede who witnessed her marriage, and her daughter Elizabeth Pierse nee Dede; also various items to her sister in law Mary Josse and three nieces. This Will is attached, transcription by G.Olsen and L.Shade 2015.
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Will of Elizabeth
Rachel Levesque (pdf)

2.   Jeanne LEVESQUE
Born 23 Aug 1756, bap 30 Aug 1756 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
Her Godparents were Pierre Boissinot (grandfather or uncle) and grandmother Judith Boissinot (ref G.Olsen 2011).
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3.   Jean (John) LEVESQUE
Born 25 Mar 1758, bap 9 Apr 1758 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
His Godparents were Daniel Levesque and Anne Madeleine [Levesque] Courche (ref G.Olsen 2011).

Marriage 11 May 1778 at St Matthew Bethnal Green of John Levesque to Sarah DELACLUSE; both were of this parish, bachelor and spinster; witnesses were William Pluce and Daniel Levesque (ref Ancestry London Marriages).

In the Huguenot Hospital records for their son John in 1847, John was described as 'John Levesque, Brewer, last of St. John's Street, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green', and 'lineally descended from Daniel & Jane Levesque of the same place'.
Also in the Huguenot Hospital records for their daughter Sarah in 1846, she states
'That the Father of your Petitioner whose name was John L'Evesque carried on for several years the Business of a Brewer at the Three Tuns Brewhouse St John Street Bethnal Green. That your Petitioner's said Father was for several Years one of the Deacons of the French Church in Threadneedle
Street (Eglise de Londres)'.


Died 24 Dec 1831 aged 73, address at death John St, Bethnal Green, buried Bunhill Fields (ref findmypast death), buried 27 Dec 1831 (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers).

Transcription of the Will of John Levesque; Catalogue Reference: Prob 11/1795 Image Reference: 42398 / 382 John Levesque
In the Name of God Amen
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Levesque of St John Street in Saint Matthew's Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex, Brewer. I give and bequeath to my son John Levesque the legacy or sum of twenty pounds sterling and I acquit and discharge him of all and whatsoever sum of money this may be indebted to my Estate at this time and after payment of my just debtors and funeral and testamentary and other expenses I give and bequeath all the rest of my Estate and effects whatsoever and whomsoever to my dear Wife Sarah Levesque for her own use and benefit during the natural life and it is my desire that the Brewery be continued so long as it may be profitable or agreeable to the wishes of my said Wife and the profits arising there from to be applied to her own use and benefit and should my said Wife dispose of or sell the lease and utensils or part with the Brewery then I desire that the process arising from such sale together with all monies and book debts be laid out in Government and securities the interest there of to be applied to the use and benefit of my said Wife during the natural life and in either case it is my Will after the decease of my said wife that all the before mentd. [mentioned] property that I now have or may thereafter hold of whatsoever nature of kind soever and whomsoever be equally divided between my daughters Harriot, Lydia, Elizabeth, Sarah and Emma Levesque or the survivors of their share and share alike for their own uses absolutely. And lastly I nominate and appoint my said wife Sarah Levesque and James Vernell Executors in trust of this my Will. I do declare this writing only to be and contain my last Will and Testament. In witness thereof I the said John Levesque the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine signed John Levesque. Signed sealed and published in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have this day subscribed our hand in the testimony thereof - signed David Kincaid, Nathan Lamb.
PROVED at London the 1st February 1832 before the Worshipful WIlliam Calverly Curtis Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Sarah Levesque Widow, the Relict and James Vernell the Executors to whom addition was granted having first sworn duly to administer.

There are 3 identified marriages of John Levesque to a Sarah; these being Sarah Delacluse in 1778, Sarah Hanger in 1784 and Sarah Guffee in 1787. These Johns are all different people, as can be seen by their signatures in Ancestry London Marriages, and they all claim to be Bachelor and Spinster couples. Only two relevant baptisms can be found in England in FamilySearch, being 1754, son of Jean & Maria Levesque, and 1758, son of Daniel & Jeane Levesque (this one and above). There are various possible births in France. There are many children of a John & Sarah Levesque who have not been pinned down to the parents. They may belong to the John Levesque & Sarah Hanger couple if they could be identified.
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    Children:  
  1. Harriet LEVESQUE born c1779  
  2. John LEVESQUE born 1781 at Cheshunt, Hertford  
  3. Daniel LEVESQUE born 1783 at Cheshunt, Hertford  
  4. William LEVESQUE bap 1783 at Cheshunt, Hertford  
  5. Lydia LEVESQUE bap 1785 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green  
  6. Elizabeth LEVESQUE bap 1787 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green  
  7. Elizabeth LEVESQUE bap 1788 at Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green  
  8. Sarah LEVESQUE born 1789, bap 1789 at St Luke, Finsbury  
  9. James LEVESQUE born 1793 in London  
  10. Edwin LEVESQUE born 1795, bap 1796 at St Luke, Finsbury  
  11. Emma LEVESQUE born 1797, bap 1797 at St Luke, Finsbury
 
4.   Pierre (Peter) LEVESQUE
Born 9 Nov 1763, bap 27 Nov 1763 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
"Vol 39/1494. LEVESQUE. 1763. 27 Nov. Pierre, f. de Daniel, et de Jeanne Boissinot; bap. par Mr S. Beuzeville, Min. P. Pierre Louis Louvel. M. Marie Boissinot."

Marriage 2 Jan 1787 at St Andrew Holborn of Peter Levesque to Lydia JENKINSON; both were of the parish; the marriage was by Banns (ref Ancestry London Marriages).
Lydia was born 14 Sep 1761, bapt 6 Oct 1761 at St Bride's Fleet Street: the record has "Lydia Daughr of Matthew & Elizth Jenkinson - Three-Legg'd Alley - Sept 14" (original in Ancestry baptisms, incorrectly indexed as Danah). She had siblings Matthew, William, Elizabeth, William (2), Henry, Nathaniel (ref G.Olsen).

Not found in 1841 census.
Death reg of Peter Levesque Mar qtr 1842 at Hackney dist (ref FreeBMD).

Peter died on 27 Feb 1842 according to his tombstone at Bunhill Fields, and was buried either on the 5th or 8th March according to different sources in findmypast and FamilySearch; his address at death was 10 Warwick Place, Kingsland.
Peter's profession according to his Will of 27 Apr 1842 was a Musician (ref G.Olsen 2011).

Death reg of Lydia Levesgue (sic) Mar qtr 1845 at Hackney dist (ref FreeBMD).
Lydia died on 27 Feb 1845 according to her tombstone at Bunhill Fields, and was buried either on the 6th or 11th March according to different sources in findmypast and FamilySearch; her address at death was Warwick Place, Kingsland Road.

The inscription is "In memory of MR DANIEL LEVESQUE late of St Matthews Bethnal Green who departed this life February 2nd 1794 in the 64th year of his age. Also MRS JANE LEVESQUE, wife of the above, who departed this life Decr. 16th 1807, in the 79th year of her age. Also MR DANIEL LEVESQUE son of the above who died 30th January 1818 in the 64th year of his age. Also MR PETER LEVESQUE [son] who died 27th Febry 1842 aged 78 years also MRS LYDIA LEVESQUE wife of the above who died 27th Febry 1845 aged 82 years." (ref
www.findagrave.com)

Peter's Will mentions his wife Lydia, their sons James and Josiah, son in law Thomas Bingham (husband of Lucy), daughter Sophia, and grandchildren Jane and Lydia Hamshere, and Josiah and Elizabeth Levesque (children of son Josiah added after his death). Proved 27th April 1842.

Lydia's Will mentions three children: Sophia Levesque, Lucy Bingham widow formerly Lucy Levesque and James Levesque 5th Jan 1844. Proved 14 April 1845.

These Wills are attached, transcription by G.Olsen and L.Shade 2015.
IGI records






















The Wills of Peter
and Lydia Levesque
(pdf)
    Children:  
  1. Daniel Frederick LEVESQUE bap 1787 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  2. Charlotte LEVESQUE bap 1789 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  3. Mary LEVESQUE bap 1791 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  4. Sophia LEVESQUE bap 1792 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  5. Maria LEVESQUE bap 1794 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  6. Lydia LEVESQUE bap 1796 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  7. Lucy LEVESQUE bap 1798 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  8. James LEVESQUE bap 1800 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  9. Josiah LEVESQUE bap 1802 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  10. Jane LEVESQUE bap 1804 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London  
  11. Alfred LEVESQUE bap 1806 at Saint Andrew, Holborn, London
 
    Issue of Madelaine Anne Levesque and Pierre Louis Louvel  
1.   Louis Pierre LOUVEL
Born 27 May 1759; bap 10 Jun 1759 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
His Godmother was grandmother Anne Levesque (ref G.Olsen 2011).
Marr 13 Sep 1779 at Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London of Louis Peter Louvel to Mary BOYER (ref FamilySearch M05576-8).
IGI records
2.   Michel LOUVEL
Born 12 Aug 1760, bap 14 Aug 1760 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
His Godparents were Michel Lemonnier and Anne Magdelaine (ref G.Olsen 2011).
IGI records
3.   Daniel LOUVEL
Born 24 Mar 1762, bap 11 Apr 1762 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
IGI records
4.   Anne LOUVEL
Born 10 Feb 1764, bap 26 Feb 1764 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
Her Godmonther was her aunt Jeanne [Boissinot] Levesque (ref G.Olsen 2011).
IGI records
5.   Jean LOUVEL
Born 9 Oct 1765, bap 1 Dec 1765 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
His Godparents were Pierre Levesque and Anne le Monnier.
IGI records
6.   Caroline LOUVEL
Born 10 Jan 1768, bap 31 Jan 1768 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
Her Godmother was Ann Ponge, fiancé to her uncle Pierre (ref G.Olsen 2011).
IGI records
7.   Robert LOUVEL
Born 6 Aug 1770, bap 26 Aug 1770 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).
His Godmother was Jeanne Chamberlain (ref G.Olsen 2011).
IGI records
8.   Catherine LOUVEL
Born 8 Dec 1779, bap 18 Dec 1779 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London (ref IGI).

Catherine Louvel inherited the estate of her uncle, Peter Levesque, in 1823 and it appears that she was not married at the time. See his entry in previous generation for a transcription of the Will.
IGI records
    Other families - 1 (Jean Levesque & Marie Walher generation 6)  
    Issue of Jean Levesque and Marie Walher  
1.   Daniel LEVESQUE
Born 22 Sep 1756; bap 11 Oct 1756 at Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Daniel, son of Jean Levesque & Marie Walher; Godparents Daniel Roullet, Susanna Charbonnier (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image)
 
    Other families - 2 (John Levesque & Sarah generation 7)  
    John LEVESQUE
Married Sarah, surname unknown. May be Sarah Hangar or another.
"Of Long Alley" in some of the baptisms.

See below for a possible match with a John Levesque of the right age.
 
    Children:  
  1. ? Ann LEVESQUE born 1791, bap 1791 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey  
  2. John LEVESQUE born c1795 in Middlesex  
  3. Charles LEVESQUE born 1798, bap 1798 at St Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex (twin)  
  4. Peter LEVESQUE born 1798, bap 1798 at St Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex (twin)  
  5. Elizabeth LEVESQUE born c1801 at Shoreditch, Middlesex  
  6. William Henry LEVESQUE born 1802, bap 1803 at St Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex  
  7. George LEVESQUE born 1805, bap 1805 at St Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex  
  8. Mary Ann LEVESQUE born 1807, bap 1807 at St Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex
 
    Other families - 3 (Jean Baptiste Levesque & Ann Mead generation 6)  
    Issue of Jean Baptiste Levesque and Ann Mead  
1.   Jean Baptiste LEVESQUE
Born 4 Aug 1767, bap 30 Aug 1767 at The Artillery, Spitalfields, London, Jean Baptiste, son of Jean Bte L'Eveque & Anne Mead; Eglise de l'Artillerie, Artillery Street, Spitalfields French Protestant; Godfather Edward Mead, Godmother Anne L'Evesque (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers in French).

These may be the right burials, although there is another possibility of John (below) born 1760.
Burial of John Levesque 14 Mar 1824 at Christ Church with St Mary, St Stephen, Spitalfields aged 59, residence Pope's Head Court (ref Ancestry London Burials).
Burial of Sarah Levesque 11 Mar 1827 at Christ Church with St Mary, St Stephen, Spitalfields aged 62, residence Pope's Head Court (ref Ancestry London Burials).
 
2.   Jaques LEVESQUE
Born 17 Mar 1769, bap 2 Apr 1769 at The Artillery, Spitalfields, London; Jaques, son of Jean Baptiste Levesque & Anne Mead; Eglise de l'Artillerie, Artillery Street, Spitalfields French Protestant; Godfather Jaques Levesque, Godmother Anne Levesque (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers in French).
 
3.   Pierre LEVESQUE (1)
Born 9 Oct 1776, bap 20 Oct 1776 at The Artillery, Spitalfields, London, Pierre, son of Jean Batiste L'Evesque & Anne Mead; Eglise de l'Artillerie, Artillery Street, Spitalfields French Protestant; Godfather Pierre Baudry, Godmother Marie Marthe Levesque (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers in French).

Possible burials 8 Nov 1779 and 17 Sep 1780 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green (ref Ancestry London Burials).
 
4.   Samuel LEVESQUE
Born 14 Jan 1781, bap 4 Feb 1781 at Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, London; Samuel, son of Jean Baptiste Levesque & Anne Mead; Walloon or French Protestant; Godfather Jean Baptiste Levesque, Godmother Marie Huard (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers).

Marriage 7 Jan 1810 at St Magnus the Martyr, City of London, of Samuel Levesque to Sarah Ann ANDREWS (ref Ancestry London Marriages); Samuel was a bachelor and Sarah Ann a spinster, both of the parish; married by Banns 7 Jan 1810; both signed; witnesses Richard Knight, Frances Elizabeth Andrews, Henry Jackson (ref Ancestry London Marriages). She was born c1788.

In 1824 they were living at Kingsland Road, Shoreditch at burial of daughter Sarah Ann.

Death reg of Samuel Levesque Mar qtr 1838 at Bethnal Green dist, Middlesex (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of Samuel Levesque 7 Jan 1838 at St Leonard, Shoreditch aged 57 years (ref Ancestry London Deaths & Burials).
In 1859, son Edward in his marriage referred to his father as an "Excise Man". In all the baptisms of the children, he was known as a Gentleman.

Ref 1841 census. Surrey, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Newington. Registration district of St Mary Newington. Address: Montague Terrace.
Together with children Peter (20), Frances (15), Charles (12), Edward (10):
Sarah Ann Levesque. Age 50. Born in Surrey.

In 1858 Sarah Ann was Executor for her son Peter:
"LEVESQUE Peter. Effects under £600. 6 July [1858]. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Peter Levesque late of Upton-on-Severn in the County of Worcester Commercial Traveller a Bachelor deceased who died 5 May 1858 at Ledbury in the County of Hereford were granted at the Principal Registry to Sarah Ann Levesque of 25 Ufton-road North Islington in the County of Middlesex Widow the Mother and Next of Kin of the said Deceased she having been first sworn." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex. Civil parish of St Marylebone. Registration district of Marylebone. Address: 30 Burn Street.
Together with her dau Frances & husband John Roberts and granddau Agnes Davies (13):
Sarah A Levesque. Mother. Age 71. Wid. Born Middlesex Clerkenwell.

Death reg of Sarah Ann Levesque Sep qtr 1876 at Greenwich dist, London aged 88 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.














1841 census








1861 census
    Children:  
  1. Sarah LEVESQUE (1) bap 1812 at St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey  
  2. John LEVESQUE bap 1814 at St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey  
  3. Peter LEVESQUE bap 1817 at St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey  
  4. William LEVESQUE born 1819, bap 1819 at St Leonard, Shoreditch  
  5. Sarah Ann LEVESQUE (2) born 1823, bap 1823 at St Leonard, Shoreditch  
  6. Henry May LEVESQUE born 1824, bap 1824 at St Leonard, Shoreditch  
  7. Frances LEVESQUE born 1826, bap 1826 at St Leonard, Shoreditch  
  8. Charles LEVESQUE born 1828, bap 1828 at St Leonard, Shoreditch  
  9. Edward LEVESQUE born 1830, bap 1831 at St Leonard, Shoreditch
 
5.   Pierre LEVESQUE (2)
Born 8 Nov 1785, bap 27 Nov 1785 at Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, London; Pierre, son of Jean Baptiste Levesque & Anne Mead; Walloon or French Protestant; Godfather "Le Pere", Godmother Susanne Brierly (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers).
 
    Other families - 4 (unknown Levesque & Marie generation 5)  
    Issue of Abraham Levesque and Elizabeth Tiquet  
1.   Elizabeth LEVESQUE
Born 27 Mar 1765, bap 10 Jun 1765 at The Artillery-French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Elizabeth, dau of Abraham Levesque and Elizabeth Tiquet (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Her father Abraham's Will was dated 5 Feb 1768. It was proved on 20 Apr 1771. In this Will he gave Elizabeth the large fortune of one thousand five hundred pounds.
 
    Issue of Marie Levesque and Jaques Doray  
1.   Jacob DORAY (later known as DORÉ)
Born 6 Jul 1741, bap 21 Jul 1741 at Saint Jean French Protestant, Spitalfields, Jacob Doray, son of Jaques Doray & Marie Levesque (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image in French). The Godfather was Jaques Doray (presumably Jacob's father) and the Godmother was named as Marie Levesque, his Grandmother ("sa Grand Mere"). The witness was Pierre Levesque.

In his uncle Abraham's Will was dated 5 Feb 1768 which was proved on 20 Apr 1771, nephew Jacob Dore is named to receive an inheritence.

Jacob Doré married 5 Sep 1782 at St Matthew Bethnal Green to Magdalene Theresa WEBER; Jacob was a bachelor of the Parish, Magdalene a Widow of the Parish; her name appears as Therasea in the marriage certificate but seems to be Theresa in his Will. She signed with her mark. Witnesses were - Thynes and Catherine Lamb.

Jacob was buried 1 Mar 1790 at All Saints, Edmonton, Middlesex.

His Will as Jacob Doré was dated 19 Feb 1790. It was proved on 9 Aug 1790.
Will of Jacob Doré attached here.
In this Will he names and gives inheritances to his wife Magdalen Theresa, his cousin John Levesque of Hoxton Town, Stock Broker, John's wife Magdalen Levesque, and their daughters Ann and Mary; his uncle Peter Levesque and his uncle Daniel Dore.

His cousin John died in 1797 leaving a Will in which he names his cousin Jacob Dore (already deceased) and Jacob's wife Magdalen Therese Dore.
 
    Issue of Pierre Levesque and Madeleine Hericher  
1.   Marie LEVESQUE
Born 8 Oct 1737, bap 23 Oct 1737 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Marie, dau of Pierre Leveques and Madeleine his wife; Godfather Pierre Hericher, Godmother Marie Leveques (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image in French). Marie is probably the paternal grandmother.

There is a possible marriage on 24 Jul 1763 at St Matthew Bethnal Green of Mary Levesque to Peter BELLENGER; he was a Widower, she a Spinster, both of this parish, witnessed by Pierre Levesque and Ann Ashley (ref Ancestry London Marriages). Pierre could be her father.

Not mentioned in Abraham's will of 1768 but this would be normal if she had married. No children found.
 
2.   Abraham LEVESQUE (1)
Born 1 Nov 1739, bap 18 Nov 1739 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Abraham, son of Pierre Levesque and Madeleine his wife; Godfather Abraham Levesque, Godmother Madeleine Hericher (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image in French). Abraham could be the paternal grandfather or uncle.

Burial of Abraham 31 May 1742 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney; "Abraham son of Peter Levisque [sic] of B. Green Weaver" (ref Ancestry London Burials).
 
3.   Pierre LEVESQUE (1)
Born 6 Mar 1745, bap 24 Mar 1745 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Pierre, son of Pierre Levesque and Madeleine Hericher (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers).

His death not found, but presumably he died before 1751.
 
4.   Abraham LEVESQUE (2)
Born 19 Dec 1747, bap 1 Jan 1747/48 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Abraham, son of Pierre Levesque and Madeleine Hericher; Godfather Pierre Levesque his father, Godmother Marie Perrette (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image in French).

His uncle Abraham's Will was dated 5 Feb 1768 and was proved on 20 Apr 1771; in it there is mention of his nephew Abraham Levesque.
 
5.   Madelaine LEVESQUE (1)
Born 25 Jun 1748, bap 26 Jun 1748 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Madelaine, dau of Pierre Levesque and Madelaine Hericher; Godfather "Son Pere", Godmother "Sa Mere" (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image in French).

Probable burial 30 Nov 1750 at St Matthew Bethnal Green, "Magdalene Levesque", no other details given (ref Ancestry London Burials).
 
6.   Pierre LEVESQUE (2)
Born 18 Dec 1751, bap 25 Dec 1751 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Pierre, son of Pierre Levesque and Madeleine Hericher; Godfather "Pierre Levesque Son Pere", Godmother "Madeleine Hericher Sa Mere" (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image in French).

His uncle Abraham's Will was dated 5 Feb 1768 and was proved on 20 Apr 1771; in it there is mention of his nephew Peter Levesque.
 
7.   Madelaine LEVESQUE (2)
Born 28 Feb 1754, bap 2 Mar 1754 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Madelaine, dau of Pierre Levesque and Madelaine Hericher; Godfather and Godfather the father and mother (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, image in French).

This portion of the tree is based on the supposition (with supporting evidence) that Madelaine/Magdalen married her cousin John LEVESQUE, see below. See their children in that entry.

She was named independently in at least three Wills.

Her uncle Abraham's Will was dated 5 Feb 1768. It was proved on 20 Apr 1771. In this he named his niece Magdalen Levesque.
The Will of her cousin Jacob Doré was dated 19 Feb 1790. It was proved on 9 Aug 1790. He refers to her as "John's wife Magdalen Levesque"
Her father Pierre Levesque's Will was written in 1791, and he was buried 5 Sep 1800 at St Matthew Bethnal Green, with no birth date or age given. He originally left his estate to his daughter Magdalen Levesque and her husband John Levesque; by the time of his death, this John Levesque had also died (in 1797).
 
    Issue of Jean Levesque and Anne Barbet  
1.   Jean (John) LEVESQUE
Born 24 Jan 1746, bap 9 Feb 1746 at The Artillery-French Huguenot, Spitalfields, Jean, son of Jean & Anne Levesque (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings & FamilySearch).
Married Magdalen LEVESQUE. She was a daughter of Pierre LEVESQUE, see above. They probably married about 1771, at around the time that they both received an inheritence from their uncle Abraham, whose will was proved on 20 Apr 1771.

John was a Stock Broker of Hoxton Town by 1790, and he and his wife and their daughters Ann and Mary all received an inheritance from their cousin Jacob Doré whose Will was dated 19 Feb 1790 and which was proved on 9 Aug 1790.

Magdalen's father Peter wrote his Will in 1791 leaving bequests to his daughter Magdalen Levesque and her husband John Levesque; by the time of his death in 1800, John Levesque had also died.

John died 12 Dec 1797 and was buried 20 Dec 1797 at St Matthew Bethnal Green (ref Ancestry London Burials).
Will of John Levesque attached here. In the Will he names his wife Magdalen Levesque, his daughters Ann, Mary and Elizabeth, his aunt Susan Barbet (was was the Godmother of several of the children), his cousin Jacob Dore (already deceased) and Jacob's wife Magdalen Therese Dore.

Burial of John Levesque 20 Dec 1797 at St Matthew Bethnal Green, no other information given (ref Ancestry London Baps, Marriages and Burials)
 
    Children:  
  1. Susanne LEVESQUE (1) born 1773, bap 1773 at Saint Jean French Huguenot Spitalfields  
  2. Anne LEVESQUE (1) born 1775, bap 1775 at Saint Jean French Huguenot Spitalfields  
  3. Jean LEVESQUE born 1776 bap 1776 at Saint Jean French Huguenot Spitalfields  
  4. Anne LEVESQUE (2) born 1779 bap 1779 at Saint Jean French Huguenot Spitalfields  
  5. Susanne LEVESQUE (2) born 1782 bap 1782 at Saint Jean French Huguenot Spitalfields  
  6. Marie (Mary) LEVESQUE born 1785, bap 1786 at Saint Jean French Huguenot, Spitalfields  
  7. Elizabeth LEVESQUE born 1790, bap 1790 at Saint Jean French Huguenot Spitalfields
 
2.   Abraham LEVESQUE
Born 3 Jan [1747/]1748; bap 13 Jan 1748 at The Artillery-French Huguenot, Spitalfields, London, Abraham, son of Jean Levesque & Anne (ref Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings & FamilySearch C04905-1, no image).
Burial of Abraham L'Evesque 28 Jan 1747/48 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green, son of John L'Evesque (ref Ancestry London Burials).
 
    Other families - 5 (Louis Daniel Levesque & Elizabeth Soubien generation 7)  
    Louis Daniel LEVESQUE
Migrated c1756 from Bolbec, Normandy (ref son Daniel's application to the French Hospital).
".. Louis Daniel Levesque of the parish of St. Thomas de Gruchet in Cour, High Normandie [sic] in the District of Lintot.." (from the application to the Coqueau Gift by granddaughter Mary Ann Adams)

No earlier marriage has been found for Louis in England, so perhaps it took place in France before his arrival.

Marriage (2) 29 Sep 1777 at St Matthew Bethnal Green of Lewis Danl Levesque to Elizabeth SOUBIEN; Lewis was of this parish, Widower; Elizabeth was of the same, spinster; married by Banns; signed Louis Daniel Levesque, Elizabeth Soubien; witnesses J. Viny, John Grenon (ref Ancestry London England Marriages).

Possible burial for Lewis Daniel Levesque 3 Jan 1797 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green, no other details given (ref Ancestry London Baps Marr & Burials).
 
    Children:  
  1. Daniel LEVESQUE born 1778, bap 1778 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  2. Jaques LEVESQUE born 1780, bap 1780 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  3. Pierre LEVESQUE born 1781, bap 1781 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  4. Isaac LEVESQUE born 1782, bap 1782 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  5. Joseph LEVESQUE born 1784, bap 1784 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  6. Anne Elizabeth LEVESQUE born 1785, bap 1785 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  7. Marie Magdelaine LEVESQUE (1) born 1788, bap 1788 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  8. Anne LEVESQUE born 1789, bap 1789 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  9. Jean LEVESQUE born 1791, bap 1791 at Threadneedle Street, London  
  10. Marie Madelaine LEVESQUE (2) born 1794, bap 1794 at Threadneedle Street, London  
    Other families - 6 (Sanson Levesque & Elizabeth Monfreul generation 4)  
    Issue of Magdelaine Levesque and Francis Lamy  
1.   Esther LAMY
Born 28 Nov 1757, bap 11 Dec 1757 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Esther, dau of Francois Lamy & Madeleine Levesque; Godfather Jean Andrieux, Godmother Esther Levesque [sister] (ref Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings and Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial births)
 
2.   Abraham LAMY
Born 10 May 1759, bap 20 May 1759 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Abraham, son of Francois Lamy & Madeleine Levesque; Godfather Jaques Pottier, Godmother Marianne De La Mare (ref Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings and Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial births)
 
3.   Marie Ann LAMY
Born 24 Jun 1761, bap 5 Jul 1761 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Marie Ann, dau of Francois Lamy & Magdeleine Levesque; Godfather Pierre Delamare, Godmother Ann Grigg (ref Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings and Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial births)
 
    Issue of Jean Levesque and Susan Sarah Lauzanne  
1.   Marie Anne LEVESQUE
Born 29 Dec 1757; bap 22 Jan 1758 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Marie Anne, dau of Jean Levesque & Susanne Sara Lauzane; Godfather Jean Lauzane, Godmother Marie Anne Leveque (ref Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial registers image and Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings).

Marr 20 Sep 1778 at Bethnal Green St Matthew of Mary Ann Levesque to James LE SAGE; James was of this parish, Bachelor; Mary Ann was of the same, Spinster; married by Banns; witnesses were John Levesque, James Le Sage (ref Ancestry London Marriages). James was born 12 Mar 1757, bap 27 Mar 1757 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London (as Jaques Le Sage) son of Jaques Le Sage & Marthe Hughes (ref IGI).

Marie Anne presumably died before Jan 1803 since she is not mentioned in her father's Will, while her husband is, but her burial is not found (though there is a burial of a Mary Lesage in 1800 aged 64).

Burial of James Lesage 23 Oct 1837 at Bethnal Green St Matthew, Tower Hamlets, age 80 (ref Ancestry Burials).
 
    Children:  
  1. Anne LE SAGE born 1779; bap 1779 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields or Eglise Neuve, Church Street Spitalfields  
  2. Jaques LE SAGE born 1782; bap 1782 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields or Eglise Neuve, Church Street Spitalfields  
  3. Marie LE SAGE born 1785; bap 1785 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields or Eglise Neuve, Church Street Spitalfields  
  4. Pierre LE SAGE born 1787; bap 1787 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields or Eglise Neuve, Church Street Spitalfields  
  5. George LE SAGE born 1789; bap 1789 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields or Eglise Neuve, Church Street Spitalfields  
  6. Anne Margueritte LE SAGE born 1793; bap 1793 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields or Eglise Neuve, Church Street Spitalfields  
  7. Thomas LE SAGE born 1796; bap 1796 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields or Eglise Neuve, Church Street Spitalfields
 
2.   Jean LEVESQUE (John)
Born 4 Dec 1760, bap 7 Dec 1760 at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Jean, son of Jean Levesque & Susanne Sarah Lauzane; Godfather "Son Pere", Godmother Anne L'homeaux (ref Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial registers image and Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings).

See above for a possible match with a John Levesque of the right age.

Possible marriage 10 Feb 1784 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney of John Levesque to Sarah HANGER; John and Sarah were both of the Parish, batchelor and spinster; witnesses Katharine Rowton & Ann Rowton (ref Ancestry London Marriages). There is a possible birth of a Sarah ANGER on 9 Dec 1759 at St Botolph Bishopsgate, London, dau of Charles Du Bois & Sarah Anger (ref FamilySearch).

Mentioned in his father's Will in 1803.

These may be the right burials, although John's age is not correct. John Baptiste above would be slightly closer in age..
Burial of John Levesque 14 Mar 1824 at Christ Church with St Mary, St Stephen, Spitalfields aged 59, residence Pope's Head Court (ref Ancestry London Burials).
Burial of Sarah Levesque 11 Mar 1827 at Christ Church with St Mary, St Stephen, Spitalfields aged 62, residence Pope's Head Court (ref Ancestry London Burials).
 
3.   Elizabeth LEVESQUE
Baptism not found.
Born between 1757 and 1765.

Mentioned in her father's Will in 1803 as a spinster.
.
 
    Issue of Pierre Levesque and Anne Olivier  
1.   Anne LEVESQUE
Born 16 Jul 1774, bap 6 Aug 1774 at Threadneedle St French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Anne, dau of Pierre Levesque & Anne Olivier; Godfather Pierre De Lessart, Godmother Anne Olivier (ref IGI C049032, Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial registers image and Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings).

In 1814 she inherited some wealth from her father.

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Registration district of St Pancras. Address: 29 Guildford St.
Peter Levesque. Age 55. Ind. Born in Middlesex. [Presumably her brother]
Ann Levesque. Age 60. Born in Middlesex.
Together with 3 servants.







1841 census


2.   Ester LEVESQUE
Born 19 Feb 1776, bap 16 Mar 1776 at Threadneedle St French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Ester, dau of Pierre Levesque & Anne Olivier; Godfather Guillaume Belloncle, Godmother Ester Olivier (ref IGI C049032, Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial registers image and Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings).

Not mentioned in her father's Will in 1814, so she may have died or been married before then..
 
3.   Pierre LEVESQUE (Peter)
Born 31 Jul 1779, bap 18 Aug 1779 at Threadneedle St French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Pierre, son of Pierre Levesque & Anne Olivier; Godfather his father, Godmother Anne Olivier née Lavotte. (ref IGI C049032, Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial registers image and Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings).

A note in the London Gazette of 3 Jul 1813 may refer to Peter (above) born 1779.
"London, June 24, 1813. Notice is hereby given that the Partnership between Peter Guillemard and Peter Levesque, jun. of Spital Square, Silk Manufacturers, is this day dissolved by mutual concent. Peter Guillemard, Peter Levesque, jun."

In 1814 he inherited some wealth from his father.

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Registration district of St Pancras. Address: 29 Guildford St.
Peter Levesque. Age 55. Ind. Born in Middlesex.
Ann Levesque. Age 60. Born in Middlesex. [Presumably his sister]
Together with 3 servants.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex. Civil Parish of Saint Pancras. Registration district of Pancras. Address: 29 Guildford St.
Peter Levesque. Head. Unm. Age 69. Annuitant - House Proprietor. Born Middlesex City of London.
Together with 3 servants.

Peter died 17 Dec 1858. Death reg of Peter Levesque Dec qtr 1858 at Pancras dist, London (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Peter Levesque 24 Dec 1858 at Norwood Cemetery, Norwood Road, Lambeth, aged 79, residence Guildford Street Russell Square (ref Ancestry London Deaths & Burials).
"LEVESQUE Peter Esq. Effects under £10,000. 20 January [1859]. The Will of Peter Levesque late of 29 Guildford-street Russell-square in the County of Middlesex Esquire deceased who died 17 December 1858 at Guildford-street aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of James Albers of Peckham Rye-common in the County of Surrey Esquire and James Forsyth of Dunatch in the County of Argyle in North Britain esquire the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

"DEATHS. LEVESQUE - on the 17th inst., in Guildford-street, Peter Levesque, Esq., F.S.A., and Geogr. Soc., aged 79." (ref British Newspaper Archive, London Evening Standard Thurs 23 Dec 1858)











1841 census




1851 census
4.   Marie LEVESQUE (Mary)
Born 28 Sep 1785, bap 17 Oct 1785 at Threadneedle St French Huguenot London or Chapel of the Hospital, Spitalfields, Marie, dau of Pierre Levesque & Anne Olivier; Godfather Pierre Beuzeville, Godmother Marie Beuzeville nee Jacob. (ref IGI C049032, Ancestry Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial registers image and Ancestry England Select Births & Christenings).

In 1814 she inherited some wealth from her father.
 
    Other families - 7 (John Levesque born c1818 London generation 9)  
    Other families - 8 (Jaques L'Eveque de Nismes generation 4)  
    Other families - 9 (Jacques Levesque and Madelaine Louise Roy generation 5)  

Revised 2 Nov 2015