François-Prosper Quesnel, 17501817 (aged 67 years)

Name
François-Prosper /Quesnel/
Surname
Quesnel
Given names
François-Prosper
Type
birth name
Birth 1750

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MarriageJean Jacques Louis HolkerAdélaïde de Cabeuil de VaurouyView this family
Brumaire 17, XI (November 8, 1802) (aged 52 years)

Witness
Mariage
Brumaire 17, XI (November 8, 1802) (aged 52 years)

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Note: cf. la personne associée
Death 1817 (aged 67 years)

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Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage
Marriage:
elder sister
17481820
Birth: March 9, 1748
Death: August 3, 1820Versailles, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
3 years
himself
Witness

cf. la personne associée

Note

Source Internet : www.quesnels.com/history.htm FRANCOIS-PROSPER QUESNEL (1750-1817) married Victoire Delavigne in 1778 and continued the family textile business in Rouen with his brother Louis-Thomas, who married Victoire's sister, Marie-Thérèse. (The Delavignes were big landowners.) He was an alderman of Rouen, administrator of the city's hospitals and a King's Counsellor. He was nicknamed the Magnificent because of his great fortune and high lifestyle (measured in horses, apparently, of which he had 15-20). When the French Revolution struck, he had to send his three children to England for safety, but he himself remained in Rouen, was taken prisoner and barely escaped execution, being saved by the intervention of a cousin. His children were a daughter, Victoire, and two sons, Edouard-Prosper and Louis.