Deceased
PICKEN, William*
(1624-)
MATTHISONE, Isobell*
(1626-1661)
PICKENS, Robert Andrew*
(1644-1700)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. BENOIT, Ester Jeanne*

PICKENS, Robert Andrew* 5741

  • Born: 1644, Edinburgh, Scotland 8668
  • Marriage (1): BENOIT, Ester Jeanne* in 1665 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France 8668
  • Died: 1700, County Limerick, Ireland 8668

   Other names for Robert were PICKEN, Robert,8669 PICKEN, Robert Andre 8668 and PICON, Robert.8668

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. Story. 8669 Scotland Births & Baptisms 1564-1950 (Ancestry): text of a baptismal record for Robert Picken, clearly states his father is William and mother is Issobell Matthisone.

2. Story. 8668 A NOTE from the posting at Find a Grave: This ancestor is still being researched. Available sources have some conflicting information, but the facts seem to hold up that the Pickens family was originally from Ireland by way of Scotland. At some point, some family members fled to France and records show a French spelling of the name; i.e. Henri' Picon. Some members were actually born in France during this time period, which most likely caused the confusion of ancestral roots.

3. Story. 8668 Excerpt from General Andrew Pickens (1739-1817) letter to General Lee in 1811:
"There seems to be some support for the claim that one ROBERT PICON, a Scotchman or Briton at the court of France was a Protestant who fled from Scotland in 1661 to avoid persecution of Charles II. In France he is said to have married Madam Jean Bonneau, also a Protestant. They fled France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by King Louis XIV in 1685. Tradition continues that they went to Scotland, later to North Ireland."

4. Story. 8668 Miss Eliza Pickens, a gr-granddaughter of General Andrew Pickens, in a paper prepared for D.A.R., said: "General Andrew Pickens' first home was in Bucks Co PA. The Pickens were French Huguenots and left France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by King Louis XIV in 1685. General Pickens' gr-grandfather, Robert Pickens held a good position in France and with every inducement to remain, but he refused to live under Roman Catholic rule. He married an accomplished young widow, Madam Bonneau."


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Robert married Ester Jeanne* BENOIT in 1665 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France.8668 (Ester Jeanne* BENOIT was born in 1645 in Doeuil-sur-le-Mignon, Charente-Maritime, France 8670 and died in 1674 in County Limerick, Ireland 8670.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage, 1665, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France. 8668 Robert Picken married widow Lady Ester Jeanne (le Benoit) le Bonneau in 1665 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France.




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