1. Bartholomew Dupuy was born in 1652 in St. Jean
de Maruejols, Languedoc, France. He was naturalized on 12 May 1705 in Manakin
Town, King William Parish, Henrico County, Virginia. He appeared on the census
in 1714 in King William Parish, Manakin, Henrico County, Virginia. He appeared
as a headright on Henry Harrison's 350 acre patent on branches of the Blackwater
Swamp on 16 Jun 1714 in Surrey County, Virginia.
(1) He owned a patent for 133 acres on the south side of James River;
beginning &c. standing on the south side of on 11 Mar 1717 in Henrico County,
Virginia.(2) He bought for £47, 75
acres from Joseph Callio, part of refugee 5000 acres 1716, bounded by Glebe river
on 1 Dec 1717 in Henrico County, Virginia.(3)
He was elected as Vestryman on 25 Aug 1718 in King William Parish, Manakin,
Henrico County, Virginia.(4) He bought
for £16, 34 acres from Joseph Capoon on S. side of James River on 28 Dec
1723 in Henrico County, Virginia.(5) He
bought for £25, a tract in King William Parish,part of refugee donation,
from Stephen Monford on 30 May 1728 in Henrico County, Virginia.
(6) He bought a patent 33 acres for S side James River on 28 Sep 1728
in Goochland County, Virginia.(7) He
retired as Vestryman on 23 Apr 1731 in King William Parish, Manakin, Goochland
County, Virginia.(4) He sold for £27,
34 acres in Manakin Town on 20 Feb 1737 in Goochland County, Virginia.
(8) He sold for £0, 133 acres on S. Side of James River patented
to Bartholomew Dupuy in 1717, to son Peter on 13 Mar 1737 in Goochland County,
Virginia.(9) He sold for £100, 75
acres on S. Side of James River, bought from Joseph Callio 1717 on 7 Jun 1742
in Goochland County, Virginia.(10) He
signed a will on 7 Mar 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia.
(11) He died in Apr 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia. He had an
estate probated on 17 May 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia.
Bartholomew Dupuy was the progenitor for the largest branch of Dupuys in the
United States. The first record of him in the United States is when he sought
naturalization in Virginia on April 21, 1704, which he obtained on May 12, 1705.
At that time he was resident near Petersburg, Virginia. He later settled near
Manakintown, west of Richmond, where a great number of French Huguenot refugees
were encouraged to settle.
The next record of him is when he is named on a headright grant issued to Henry
Harryson dated 16 June 1714. This grant names Bartholomew Dupuy, Marie Gardie,
Peter, John Peter, John James, Martha and Philippa Dupuy, and as being the immigrants
that were cultivating the property at that time. The land was 350 acres on the
branches of Black Water Swamp, which is east of Petersburg, Virginia.
As a digression, this information is also very interesting as it names Bartholomew
Dupuy's wife, Marie Gardier, not "The Countess Susannah Lavillon" who
has been otherwise described at Dupuy's wife. Cameron Allen in his article "The
origin of Barthelemy Dupuy of Manakin Town, Virginia, and his wife" in The
American Genealogist, January 1, 1999, Volume 74, No. 1, p. 1, offers this and
other information as proof that Marie Gardier was the actual wife of Bartholomew
In 1717, Bartholomew Dupuy obtained a grant of 133 acres on the south side of
James River on the south side of lower Monakin Creek, part of the land surveyed
for French refugees. This land is now in Powhatan county, across the James river
from Manakin Town. This land was given to his son Peter in 1737. Later in 1717,
Bartholomew Dupuy bought 75 acres on the Glebe River, which he later sold out
of the family in 1742. Additional land was bought in
1723 and 1728.
In 1718, he was elected a vestryman of King William Parish, Manakin, Henrico
County, Virginia, a post he held until 1731. By 1738 his wife had died, and he
passed away in April, 1743.
Cameron Allen researched Dupuy's past in Europe, and found that he was in Amstedam
in 1689, where his child Jeanne was baptised, and in Magdeberg, Germany from
1691 to 1695, where more children were baptised. He was referred to as a "sergeweaver"
and a "wool worker" in some of these records. According to B. H. Dupuy
in his 1908 book, Bartholomew Dupuy and his descendants, Dupuy arrived in England
in 1699, before movng to Virginia in 1704.
Per Cameron Allen, the baptismal records in Amsterdam and Magdebourg indicate
that "Barthelemy Dupuy and his wife, Marie Gardie, came from the villages
of St. Jean de Maruejols and/or Uzes in the Province of Languedoc, now both in
the Departement du Gard ". This was apparently a heavily Protestant area
B. H. Dupuy states in his book that Bartholmew Dupuy was born in 1652 in Languedoc,
and enlisted in the army in 1770 as a common soldier, rising to the rank of
Lieutenant. After retiring from the army in 1684, he married, and was forced
to flee France in December, 1685 as a result of the Revocation of the Edict of
Nantes. This is from recollections of descedants, as no records exist of Bartholomew
Dupuy prior to the baptism of his first child in Amsterdam.
Bartholomew Dupuy was not the only Dupuy to settle in Virginia. A Francois Dupuy
settled near Bartholomew, but left by 1725. Nothing is further know of him.
A Joseph Dupuy appears on the 1779 tax list of the old 96th District in South
Carolina, but it is not known if he is a descendant of Francois or another immigrant
Dupuy. This Joseph was the progenitor of another large group of Dupuys who settled
in Christian County, Kentucky in the early 1800s and late settled in St. Clair
and Schuyler Counties, Illinois, and is not a descendant of Bartholomew Dupuy.
THE WILL of BARTHOLOMEW DUPUY.
Goochland County, Virginia, 1743
In the name of God Amen. I, Bartholomew Dupuy of Goochland County and in King
William Parrish Virginia being Sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks
be to the Almighty Dupuy. God, and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate
of this transitory life, and that all flesh must yield unto death, when it shall
please the Almighty God to call, do make Constitute ordain and declare this to
be my last Will and Testament and none other and in manner and form following,
Revoking and Annuling by these presents all and every Testament or Testaments
'Will or Wills heretofore by me made or declared, either by word or writing and
this only to be taken only for my last 'Will and Testament and none other. And'
first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my Sins past most
humbly desiring forgiveness for the same. I give and Commit my Soul unto the
Will of Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer, in whom and by whose merits I trust
and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remission and forgiveness
for all my Sins past, and that my Soul with my body at the General day of Resurrection
shall rise again with joy, and through the merits of Christs death and passion
possess and Inherit the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for his Elect and Chosen.
And me body to be decently buried in such place as it shall please my Executors
hereafter named. and for the better settling my Temporal Estate Such Goods Chattles
and implements as it has pleased the Almighty God to bestow on me above my deserts,
I order and dispose the same in manner and form following,
That is to say I will that those debts and Duties as I owe in Right and Conscience
to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly Contented
and paid or ordained to be paid within Convenient time after my decease by my
Executor, hereafter named.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Eldest Peter Dupuy five pounds Virginia Currency,
to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John James Dupuy Ten pounds Virginia Currency,
to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Bartholomew Dupuy Son to Peter
Dupuy two pounds Virginia Currency, to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to the poor of King William Parrish five pounds Current
Item. My will and desire is that my son in Law John Levilain Junior, shall be
Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
And further I give and bequeath all my whole and sole Estate that I shall have
and possess at my death unto my aforesaid Son in Law John Levilain, to him and
his heirs forever, and I do acknowledge this to be my last Will and Testament
and none other, and I renounce to all Laws and Customs that are Contrary to this
my last Will and Testament.
As Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of March 1742?3
Bartholomew Dupuy. (Seal.)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us, John Gordon, Stephen Mallet,
At a Court held for Goochland County May 17, 1743. This Will was proved by the
Oaths of Stephen Mallet & Stephen Watkins Witnesses thereto to be the act
and Deed of Bartholomew Dupuy Dec'd and was thereupon ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Teste:
Moses T. Monteiro, Clerk.
He was married to Marie Gardier about 1688. Marie Gardier
died before 1738 in Goochland County, Virginia. Bartholomew Dupuy and Marie
Gardier had the following children:
Jeanne Dupuy was born in 1689 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She was christened
on 21 Jul 1689 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Antoine Dupuy was born in 1691 in Magdeberg, Germany. He was christened
on 30 Aug 1691 in Magdeberg, Germany. He died in May 1694 in Magdeberg, Germany.
He was buried on 16 May 1694 in Magdeberg, Germany.
Catherine Dupuy was born in Apr 1693 in Magdeberg, Germany. She was christened
on 18 Apr 1693 in Magdeberg, Germany. She died in May 1694 in Magdeberg, Germany.
She was buried on 29 May 1694 in Magdeberg, Germany.
Pierre "Peter" Dupuy.
Jean-Pierre "John Peter" Dupuy died after 16 Jun 1714.
Jean-Jaques "John James" Dupuy.