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Le Plastrier - Trail of a Rouen Huguenot Family

Updated June 24, 2011

The French Huguenot Le Plastrier family who fled Rouen after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, have left a trail around the world, - England, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, U.S.A., South Africa, and Tobago.

My research shows that the earliest known record of the Le Plastrier name is the Paris Census of 1292, the Le Plastrier family came from Rouen, which is located on the River Seine, and is also the Port of Paris.

Credit for most of the early recorded Le Plastrier records should go to my GGGrandfather Louis Le Plastrier who prepared a genealogy table going back to 1420, to substantiate a civil court case for the return of family property in Rouen in 1827, Louis brought his large family to Melbourne, Australia in 1849. A copy of this table was given to me in 1955.

Later work was carried out in the UK by Denis Le Plastrier Webb, and in Australia he was assisted by Ross Le Plastrier & Gilbert Le Plastrier. The Le Blanc side of our family tree, credit must go to Don Park & Frans Le Blanc. I have also corrected some errors and updated the tables done by Denis Le Plastrier Webb in 1979. The Du Pont, Cossart, & Toustain side of my family came from the book, "The Early Generations of the Du Pont and Allied Families" by Colonel Henry A. Du Pont. The Irish side of my family are from Tipperary & Waterford, John J. Kelly from Cappaghwhite has provided me with a living link with my Kelly relatives from Annacarty in Tipperary. I will now be setting up a seperate home page for these Kelly,Walsh, White, Magrath, Keily,families.

Other names I am researching are Sheriff, Paine, Fraser, Blackwell, Nears, O'Brien, Kneale, Connell, Mudford, Cossart, Du Pont, Toustain.

All the glory to God our creator.

Vincent L. Le Plastrier
33 Timothy Street
Macleay Island, Queensland 4184

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