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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. (12)
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 Dupuy.

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 of France.

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 money.
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, Stephen Watkins.

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:

child2 i. Jeanne Dupuy was born in 1689 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She was christened on 21 Jul 1689 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
child3 ii. 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.
child4 iii. 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.
child+5 iv. Pierre "Peter" Dupuy.
child6 v. Jean-Pierre "John Peter" Dupuy died after 16 Jun 1714.
child+7 vi. Jean-Jaques "John James" Dupuy.
child+8 vii. Martha Dupuy.
child+9 viii. Philippa Dupuy.