Notes for Nicholas D'Ailly: Author: jane allee Date: 21 Aug 2001 4:14 AM GMT In Reply to: ALLEE by: Anita G. Allee
I was married to Paul Allee of Belle Plaine, Iowa Benton County for over 40 years. They seem to be linked to Nicholas Allee (d'ailley) born in France. Is this your line too? Do you know of the Allee Home in Delaware? Built by Abraham Allee. Son of Jan D'ailley who changed his name to Allee after coming to america. ***************** http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/HUGUENOTS-WALLOONS-EUROPE/2000-08/0967390058
The d'AILLY who married a COLIGNY was Margerete d'AILLY 1650 m. Francois COLIGNY son of Gaspard II COLIGNY 1519-1572 & Jeanne Charlotte de LAVAL. Margerete's father was Antoine d'AILLY and it was his two sons who died at battle St. Denis. Antoine was son of Charles and Charles son of Jehan. The name d'AILLY was usually the name of the Catholic branch of the family while those of the Huguenot branch usually used DALLY. The name DALLY and d'AILLY is from the Latin de Alliaco and was traced to 1090 A.D. in northern France, to the area called Alliacum by the Romans, when they occupied the area around what is now Amiens. Source: letter from David S. Dalley of Plainfield,NJ dated 16 Feb 1926 to my great-grandfather, Rev. Joseph W. Dally in Ridgewood, NJ. David did his research in England and France. Tom Dally *************************************** It is assumed that Jean d'Allee Sr. (b. 1594 at Chattellerault, France; d. 1670) was the father or blood relative of Nicholas and Jean d'Allee. We are also assuming that Nicholas and Jean d'Allee were bothers or cousins in France and fled together in 1682. Jean d'Allee Sr. was educated at Poitiers and Saumur; and in 1626 became the Huguenot minister at the great church at Charenton. He was the president of the last national synod held in France in 1659, which met at Loudun. Of his works, the best known is the treatise, "Du vrai emploi des Peres", which was translated into English by Thomas Smith under the title, "A Treatise concerning the right use of the Fathers 1651). (H.M Baird: The Huguenots and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes", 1895, Vol. 1, p. 412). ( Allee Genelogical Study, Compiled by Raymond Allee Circa 1932.)
From: "Pryne-Thompson" < firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Early D'Aillys
>From "Beyond Remembrance, Part Two"
NICHOLAS D'AILLY AND WIFE CAME ON THE SHIP 'FAITH' WITH THEIR 15-YEAR-OLD SON, JAN, WHO WAS BORN IN MANNHEIM IN 1663. THIS NAILS DOWN THE YEAR OF ARRIVAL! THE RECORD SHOWS THAT THE D'AILLY FAMILY WAS FROM FLANDERS-ARTOIS, THE PRECISE AREA OF THE SUB-PROVINCE OF LALLEOU, THE HOME OF THE LE ROUX/LARUE FAMILIES, Anthoine being from the town of Wicres. ABRAHAM THE IMMIGRANT, HIS "UNCLE", "AUNT", AND TWO (OR THREE) COUSINS TRAVELED TOGETHER ON THE 'FAITH'. JAN D'AILLY MARRIED SUSAN LARUE HELLING, WIDOW OF TUNIS HENDRICKS HELLING, AND SISTER OF JACQUES LARUE (BORN HUGUENOT COLONY MANNHEIM 1656), IN 1688 OR 1689, IN HACKENSACK, BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY! ASSUMING THAT JAN WAS YOUNGER THAN SUSAN BY FIVE YEARS (SUSAN WAS BORN IN 1658), JAN WAS BORN IN 1663 AND THE ARRIVAL OF THE FAITH WAS IN 1678. THIS CLEARLY UNDERLINES FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS. FURTHER, JAN D'AILLY, (SPELLING VARIATIONS WERE AILLE, ALLEE, (ALYEA) JOINED THE DUTCH CHURCH AT HACKENSACK 22 SEP 1694, TRANSFERRING FROM THE HUGUENOT CHURCH! CERTAINLY HE HAD GROWN UP IN THE HUGUENOT COLONY IN MANNHEIM, and the name d'Allee is French Huguenot, BUT HIS 5TH CHILD, SUSANNA, WAS BAPTIZED IN THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH IN HACKENSACK ON 10 MAR 1694. JAN'S SECOND MARRIAGE WAS TO MARITJE DE GRAVE, DEFINITELY A DUTCH NAME, AND SUSANNA MAY HAVE BEEN HER CHILD. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE FIRST MARRIAGE OF SUSANNA LEROU, 'YOUNG LADY OF MANNHEIM,' WAS TO THOMIS HENDRICKS, 'YOUNG MAN OF NEW YORK,' ON 11 JUN 1683, AFTER FIVE YEARS OF INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, CLEARLY ESTABLISHING THE ARRIVAL DATE AS 1678. REMEMBER! OUR CALENDAR HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN AS IT IS NOW, AND IT WAS CUSTOMARY TO WRITE, FOR EXAMPLE, 1678/79 DURING ONE OF THE CONVERSION PERIODS. ABRAHAM THE IMMIGRANT WAS ESTIMATING WHEN HE GAVE THE ARRIVAL YEAR AS 1680! One final piece of evidence: In 1997, my sister, Martha, discovered the petition of this Susanna LeRou for release from 5 years of involuntary servitude, and to establish herself as a citizen. The year? 1683! ********************************* http://www.directcon.net/tomas/newjersey624/JDn01.htm
Nicholas D'Ailly was a French Huguenot apparently born in Artois, in the Normandy Province of France, in 1640. At some point prior to 1680 he fled from France to Mannheim, Germany and joined a group of Huguenots there. From Mannheim, they traveled to Holland and it is believed he emigrated along with his wife, Madame Tybout and fifteen year old son Jan, about 1680. Certain records say that they were aboard the Dutch ship Da Trouw (The Faith) although no ships passenger list or other document has been found which would support this.
There also are no records which include Nicholas or his wife in the colonial papers of either New Jersey or New Amsterdam. Most Genealogists believe that they emigrated to Hackensack, New Jersey, which is a comfortable theory since that is where the earliest records of the family are found. I have a suspicion that they emigrated to Haarlem in the New Amsterdam colony earlier than 1680 and when David Demarest petitioned for land between the Hackensack and Hudson rivers, in order to establish what was called The French Settlement, the D'Ailly family moved across the river to New Jersey. This is bolstered by the fact that many of our family lived in, owned land in, and married people from New Amsterdam.
The name Alle, (generally thought to be a misspelling of Allee), appears on a monument in Hudson Park, New Rochelle, New York as one of the families who settled the town in 1688. Several other names on this monument also figure into our family, including: La Roux, Guerin, and Secord.
The reading of records is greatly complicated by the fact that these people were French living with Dutch and German people in a country which spoke English. So, one finds our family name recorded as Daille, Dalje, Allje, Alje, Alley, Allie, Allyee, Alyie, Alyea, and Allee, the last two being the most common, at least since 1700.
The family can be looked at as being in two parts, with some exceptions, as regards the spelling of the name. Jan (John), apparently the only son of Nicholas, had four sons. Little is known about the descendants of two of them: Johannes and Jacobus. Considerable is known about the other two: Pieter (Peter) and Abraham. Abraham, Jacobus, Johannes and their father Jan moved to Delaware, near the end of the 1600s or early 1700s, to a place in Kent county called the Duck Creek Hundred, (Now called Smyrna). Abraham, and as near as I can tell all of his descendents, called themselves ALLEE. Peter stayed in New Jersey, and this family, with a few exceptions, called themselves ALYEA.
Abraham senior was a farmer and orchardist and had large land holdings on and near the coast of Delaware. He became very wealthy as did many of his descendents. In 1753, he and his son, Abraham ll, built a beautiful Queen Anne style home at what is now known as Bombay Hook. This home, all its contents, and 1400 acres of land were given by the family, to the state, and the home now stands at the entrance to the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge.
The next three male descendents in my lineage, Abraham jr., Issac, and James A., were all born in Delaware. Issac moved to Hayfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. James A. later moved to Mercer county, Pennsylvania, and his son, Joseph Hillborn, was born there. Josephs' son, Manning Case, was born in Cassopolis, Michigan, and his son, Frank Orson, was born in Logan Iowa. Frank Orson, My Grandfather, moved to California late in the 1800s. The movement of this family, as was true with most in those times, was west. ***************************** According to legend, Nicholas d'Allee was born in France about 1640-1650. Being unable to endure the persecutions to which they were subjected, they fled from Dunbois, France with a relative named Jean d'Allee about 1680. First they took refuge on the Isle de Re, at La Rochelle. ( Allee Genelogical Study, Compiled by Raymond Allee Circa 1932.) ***************************** The incidents in the life of Nicholas d'Allee, as well as the names of his children, as related in this genealogy and projected against the historical background, are based wholly on legend and tradition.
Although a careful search has been made of the archives of the Dutch Reformed churches at Bergen, N. J. (established in 1660), and Hackensack, New York (established in 1686), as well as the library of the Huguenot Society of America (including the records of the Dutch and French churches at New York and New Rochelle), no original records bearing upon his life have been found; but the research indicates that he may have been born at Dunois, France; and, possibly, that he was closely related to Jean d'Allee (or, Allie, who married Elizabeth Perdineau (New York Branch, p. 96, infra), and that they fled from their homes in Dubois in 1682, taking refuge on the Isle de Re, at La Rochelle, from whence they traveled to Holland where they joined other Huguenot refugees and emigrated to the colonies at New Rochelle, New York.
It is presumed that Nicholas resided for many years, and possibly died in Hackensack, (Established 1686) New Jersy , where early Dutch colonists had established a settlement numbering several hundred. in the year 1682. Among these early settlers where a number of Huguenot refugees who has emigrated with them from Holland and who had become followers of the Dutch Reformed Church. **************************
More About Nicholas D'Ailly: Date born 2: 1635, Flanders, Artois, France.93, 93 Died 2: 1700, Hackensack, NJ.93, 93, 93, 93 Education: Poitiers and Saumur. Occupation: 1626, Huguenot minister at the great church at Charenton.